Sony Alpha NEX-5R (Body Only, Black) comparison

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Sony Alpha NEX-5R (Body Only, Black)

Sony Alpha NEX-5R (Body Only, Black)
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Sony Alpha NEX-6 (with 16-50mm PZ lens)

Sony Alpha NEX-6 (with 16-50mm PZ lens)
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
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Nikon D5200 (with 18-55mm lens, Black)

Nikon D5200 (with 18-55mm lens, Black)
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Canon EOS M (with 22mm STM lens)

Canon EOS M (with 22mm STM lens)
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Price $399 to $649 at 2 stores $499 to $898 at 4 stores $12 to $699 at 10 stores $569 to $1,193 at 9 stores $399 to $620 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.8 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.9 (3.0 stars)
Average user rating 0 stars No reviews, write one! 5.0 stars out of 5 reviews 4.5 stars out of 1 review 5.0 stars out of 4 reviews 4.0 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date August 23, 2012 September 05, 2012 June 26, 2013 November 06, 2012 July 20, 2012
The Bottom Line It's a great camera choice for high-quality stills and a streamlined shooting design under $800, but the Sony Alpha NEX-5R falls short when it comes to sharing your shots online. The Sony Alpha NEX-6 delivers an as-yet-unbeatable package of image quality, performance, and design, even for its rather high price. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II's combination of looks, speed, flexibility, and photo quality makes it a great choice for enthusiasts who can afford the price tag. The Nikon D5200 makes a great choice for family and vacation photographers. While it provides one of the best touch-screen experiences in its class and the compact body is quite comfortable to shoot with, the Canon EOS M's disappointing performance and blah feature set make it less attractive than competitors.

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Flash Memory Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable - Integrated
Type LCD display - 3 in
LCD display - 3 in
Info unavailable LCD display - 3 in
TFT active matrix - Monochrome
LCD display - 3 in
Dimensions (W x D x H) 4.4 in x 1.5 in x 2.3 in
4.7 in x 1.7 in x 2.6 in
Info unavailable 5.1 in x 3.9 in x 3.1 in
4.3 in x 1.3 in x 2.6 in
Lens System Info unavailable 3 x x Zoom lens - 16 mm - 50 mm - F/3.5-5.6 PZ OSS
Info unavailable 3 x x Zoom lens - 18 mm - 55 mm - F/3.5-5.6 G ED II Nikon AF-S DX
Wide-angle lens - 22 mm - F/2.0 STM Canon EF-M
Optical sensor type Exmor APS HD CMOS
Exmor APS HD CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Light sensitivity ISO auto (100-3200)
ISO 100-25600
ISO auto (100-3200)
ISO 100-25600
Info unavailable ISO 100-6400
ISO 12800
ISO 25600
ISO auto
ISO auto (100-6400)
ISO 100-12800
ISO 25600
Digital zoom 4 x
4 x
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Video capture AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
MPEG-4 - 1440 x 1080 -
MPEG-4 - 640 x 480 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1440 x 1080 -
H.264 - 640 x 480 -
Info unavailable H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1920 x 1080 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 1280 x 720 -
H.264 - 640 x 424 -
H.264 - 640 x 424 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1920 x 1080 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 1280 x 720 -
MOV - 640 x 480 -
MOV - 640 x 480 -
Battery technology Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Lithium ion
Weight 7.7 oz
10.1 oz
Info unavailable 17.8 oz
9.2 oz
Product Type Digital camera
- Mirrorless system
Digital camera - Mirrorless system
Info unavailable Digital camera - SLR with Live View mode
with Movie recording
Digital camera - Mirrorless system
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