POV: Unique view and hefty buy
Whether a fish eye view is unique or not pretty much depends on one's experience. And what is unique anyway? There are dozens of fish eye lenses available.
With regards to hefty buy, it is quite common that a lens is more expensive than the camera. After all, its the item determining image quality and there are lenses in the 100.000 USDs range (killer zooms from Nikon, or the one-off super tele from Zeiss made for this Arab millionaire). Thyl Engelhardt22.214.171.124 (talk) 07:51, 2 November 2010 (UTC)
SLR Magic spam?
I think SLR Magic is spamming this article. The photo in this article is clearly an advertisement for the SLR Magic lens. That's not the standard lens that comes with the camera. I'd delete the picture, but I don't know how and I don't have a better pic to replace it with. sharonlives (talk) 04:40, 29 December 2010 (UTC)
- I replaced this picture some time ago (and replaced it again recently). At the time the SLR Magic picture was added to the article, I do not think there were any other freely licensed NEX-5 pictures available. There are a few now, though.
decltype(talk) 09:14, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
Rename and Generalize
Why is there an entire article for the Sony NEX-5 by itself? What makes it so noteworthy and significant? Instead, there should be a single article for the entire NEX series including all the models in the 3 series, the 5 series and the 7 series. Together, they are noteworthy as being a series of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras that use an APS-C size sensor. Most others MILCs use a smaller sensor. 126.96.36.199 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 19:13, 19 September 2012 (UTC)
- I concur, particularly as "NEX-3" redirects to this article without much explanation (I actually arrived at this article looking for NEX-3 information). The article has also become somewhat out of date, as the -3 and -5 model lines seem to have a 6-9 month update cycle. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 19:08, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
NEX-5 was replaced by the NEX-5N
Needs updates and more info
Current model is the 5T at 16.1 megapixel and shoots video at 1080 P - not 1080 i.
There is also no info in the mfgr spec sheet on the maximum size of Memory Stick Pro or SDHC. We suppose that the AVHCD codec used saves at 24 mbps but this is not confirmed.
This is a camera that is under serious consideration by many filmmakers as an alternative to a DSLR.
The 29 minute maximum video shoot length info is also nebulous - does the camera have to be turned off to reset the timer or just moved out of record mode? ATTN: Sony Marketing - This 29 minute limit is a serious issue for someone who is looking to replace a comparable video camera such as the Canon Vixia HF-M series with the NEX-5T in recording live performances - and less than the 44 minute limit on the Canon T5i. The record length limitation isn't an issue for productions with short takes.