Sony announces the new NEX 5R camera with built in WiFi. $650 US.



Sony recently announced the new NEX 5R HDSLR camera. I guess the R stands for “Replacement”. This model will replace the older Sony NEX 5N. The feature set on this little camera is jam packed. It does the standard 24P and 60P in 1920 X 1080 full HD. It has an improved sensor and  built in WiFi. The Sony NEX 5R uses the Sony E Mount but works quite well with a Metabones adapter for Canon EF mount lenses. All of this for just under seven hundred smackers!

Here are the specifications from B&H Photo.

Click here to check it out on Sony’s website.

Product Highlights

  • 16.1 MP APS-C Size HD Sensor
  • Uses Sony E-mount Lenses
  • Full 1080 HD 60p/60i/24p Movie Capture
  • 3.0″ 180º Tilt-able Touchscreen LCD
  • Fast Hybrid Autofocus
  • PlayMemories Camera and Mobile Apps
  • Wi-Fi Sharing
  • Intuitive Interface with Control Dial
  • Low Light Performance up to ISO 25600
  • Six-Image Layering


Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.