NEX-5R Series -

Camera TypeInterchangeable lens digital camera
Lens CompatibilitySony E-mount lenses
Image Sensor 
TypeAPS-C type (23.5x15.6mm),
Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor with RGB primary colour filters
Number of pixels (effective) (approx.)16.1 megapixels
Number of pixels (total) (approx.)16.7 megapixels
Image sensor aspect ratio3:2
Anti-dust systemCharge protection coating on Optical filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
Recording System (Still Image) 
Recording formatJPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Image size (pixels) [3:2]L: 4912 x 3264 (16M),
M: 3568 x 2368 (8.4M),
S: 2448 x 1624 (4M)
Image size (pixels) [16:9]L: 4912 x 2746 (14M),
M: 3568 x 2000 (7.1M),
S: 2448 x 1376 (3.4M)
Image size (pixels) [Sweep Panorama]Wide: horizontal 12416 x 1856 (23M), vertical 5536 x 2160 (12M),
Standard: horizontal 8192 x 1856 (15M), vertical 3872 x 2160 (8.4M)
Image quality modesRAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Picture Effect11 modes (15 effects): Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Mono, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature
Creative StyleStandard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W (Contrast -3 to +3 steps, Saturation -3 to +3 steps, Sharpness -3 to +3 steps)
Dynamic range functionsOff, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level), Auto High Dynamic Range: Off, Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1.0-6.0EV, 1.0EV step)
Color SpacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Recording System (Movie) 
Recording formatAVCHD, MP4
Video compressionMPEG-4 AVC (H.264)
Audio recording formatDolby Digital (AC-3)/MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch
Image size (pixels)PAL*
AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50p/28 Mbps/PS, 50i/24 Mbps/ FX, 50i/17 Mbps/FH, 25p/24 Mbps/FX, 25p/17 Mbps/FH)
MP4: 1440 x 1080 (25 fps/12 Mbps), 640 x 480 (25 fps/3 Mbps)
MediaMemory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo / SD memory card / SDHC memory card / SDXC memory card
Noise Reduction 
Noise reductionLong exposure NR: On/Off selectable, available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec. High ISO NR: High/Normal/Low
White Balance 
ModesAuto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, C.Temp. 2500 to 9900K, C. Filter (G7 to M7 15-step, A7 to B7 15-step), Custom, AWB micro adjustment(G7 to M7 15 step, A7 to B7 15 step)
Focus System 
TypeFast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)
Focus point99 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
Sensitivity rangeEV 0 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
Focus modesAutofocus / DMF (Direct Manual Focus) / Manual Focus selectable
AF modesAutofocus mode: AF-S (Single-shot AF) / AF-C (Continuous AF) selectable
Focus areaMulti Point AF 99 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points (contrast-detection AF) / Center-weighted / Flexible Spot
Other FeaturesObject Tracking, Predictive control, Focus lock, AF micro adjustment, Eye-start AF (only available with optional LA-EA2 and FDA-EV1S attached)
AF illuminatorBuilt-in LED
AF illuminator range (approx.)0.5 m - 3.0 m (E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS)
Exposure Control 
Metering type1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering sensorExmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor
Metering sensitivityEV 0 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
ModesMulti-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Exposure modesiAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
Scene SelectionPortrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
Exposure compensation+/- 3EV (in 1/3EV steps)
Bracketing1/3, 2/3, 1,2 and 3EV increments, 3 frames
AE lockLocked when shutter button is presses halfway, Can be disabled from the Menu
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)Still images: ISO 100 - 25600, AUTO (ISO 100 - 3200),
Movies: ISO 100 - 6400 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100 - 3200 equivalent)
LCD Monitor 
Type7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT, Xtra Fine LCD
Touch panelYes, pressure-sensitive type
Number of dots (Total)921,600 dots
Brightness controlManual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Field coverage100%
Adjustable angleUp by approx. 180 degrees, down by approx. 50 degrees
Display contentsGraphic Display, Display All Info, Big Font Size Disp., No Disp. Info, Histogram, For Viewfinder
Real-time image-adjustment displayExposure Comp, White Balance, Creative Style
Focus checkMF Assist (4.8x, 9.6x)Peaking (Level: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
Face Detection 
ModesOn, Off, Face Registration, Face Selection; max. eight faces detected
Convenience Features 
Other FeaturesTouch Shutter, Auto Portrait Framing, Smile Shutter (3 steps), Self-portrait Self-timer (3 sec. delay)
Digital Zoom 
Still ImagesApprox. 2x
Digital Zoom (still Images)Approx. 4x
Smart Zoom (still Images)Approx. 1.4x / 2x
Digital Zoom (movies)Approx. 4x
TypeElectronically controlled, vertical traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter speedStill Images: 1/4000 to 30 sec., Bulb,
Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 step).
up to 1/50 in AUTO mode.
up to 1/25 in Auto Slow Shutter mode
Flash sync. Speed1/160 sec.
Electronic front shutter curtainYes, On/Off
SteadyShot (Image stabilization) 
TypeNot supported (image stabilization supported by lens)
TypeExternal flash (supplied) attachable to Smart Accessory Terminal 2
Guide No.7 (in meters at ISO 100 equivalent)
Flash coverage16 mm (focal-length printed on the lens body)
ControlPre-flash TTL
Flash compensation+/- 2EV in 1/3 EV steps
Flash modesFlash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync.
Recycling timeApprox. 4 sec.
External flashSmart Accessory Terminal compatible flash HVL-F20S (optional)
Drive modes 
Drive modesSingle-shot, Continuous, Speed Priority Continuous,Self-timer (10/2 sec. delay), Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec. delay; 3/5 exposures), Bracketing, Remote Cdr (with optional Remote Commander RMT-DSLR2)
Speed (approx., max.)*Continuous mode: max. 3 fps Speed-priority continuous mode: max 10 fps
No. of recordable frames (approx.)*Fine: 11 frames,
Standard: 11 frames,
RAW: 10 frames,
RAW & JPEG: 9 frames
ModesSingle (with or without shooting information, RGB histogram, and highlight/shadow warning), 6/12-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 14x, M: 11x, S: 7.3x, Panorama (standard): 19x, Panorama (wide): 29x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec., Off), Image orientation (On/Off), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (still), Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect
Playback on smartphoneYes
Upload to PCYes
Playback on TVYes
PlayMemories Camera Apps™Yes (Launch date to be confirmed)
PC InterfaceHi-speed USB (USB 2.0): Mass-storage, MTP, Mirco USB type B
HD OutputHDMI mini connector (Type-C), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD
Smart Accessory Terminal 2Yes
MicrophoneBuilt-in stereo microphone or ECM-SST1 (optional)
SpeakerBuilt-in monaural; volume setting in 8 steps
Compatible standardsExif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Custom Function 
TypeCustom key settings
Internal battery chargeMirco USB type B
BatteryOne rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Still ImagesApprox. 330 images(CIPA standard)
MoviesApprox. 100min (1920x1080 Approx.17Mbps)
External PowerAC Adaptor AC-PW20 (optional)
Weights (Approx.) 
With Battery and Memory Stick PRO DuoApprox. 276g (9.7 oz.)
Body onlyApprox. 218g (7.7 oz.)
W x H x D (excluding protrusions)Approx. 110.8 x 58.8 x 38.9 mm (4 3/8 × 2 3/8 × 1 9/16 in.)
Operating temperature 
Range32-104º F / 0-40º C