The Sony NEX-5 Digital Camera features the slim body of a point-and-shoot camera but offers quality images that are taken from a Digital SLR Camera. It is because the Sony NEX-5 Digital Camera features a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. As of June 2010, the Sony NEX-5 Ultra Compact Digital Camera is the world’s smallest interchangeable lens digital camera.
Sony NEX-5 Digital Camera (Model #NEX-5K/S) is also called the Sony Alpha NEX-5 Ultra Compact Interchangeable Lens Camera. Like the Nikon 3100 DSLR Camera, the Sony NEX-5 is a 14.2 megapixel camera. It can take images as fast as 7 frames per second in continuous shotmode.
As of September 2010, the Sony NEX-5’s major competitors in the market is the micro 4/3 standard by Olympus, Panasonic and more. Still to compete with the Sony NEX-5 Digital Camera, Fujifilm FinePix X100 Portable Digital Camera will also be released early next year.
Sony NEX-5 14.2MP Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with DSLR Quality was released on May 11, 2010. It is available in black and silver colors. The basic kit, Sony NEX-5 with 18-55mm Lens, comes at a price of $699.99 on Sony Style’s official online store.
Like the NEX-5, Sony also launched the first interchangeable lens digital camcorder in September 2010 – the Sony NEX-VG10 Interchangeable Lens HD Camcorder.