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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:59 am    Post subject: How much for an old Sony NEX 5? Reply with quote

Hi there,

I want to buy a first camera for my nephew. I'm thinking the NEX-5 could be a good candidate.
What is the average price for this camera?
Also, I did spot one which is 14.2mp, whereas when I search on eBay it seems NEX-5 it's 16mp. I guess the 14.2mp it is older perhaps?

Thanks for any help.


PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't buy the original NEX 5 but pay a little more for the much better NEX 5N/5R.


PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helps if we know what country, my suggestion would be a sony a5000 with 16-50 kit lens for 159 from sony outlet
https://outlet.sony.co.uk/shop/Interchangeable-lens-cameras-Alpha-/Compact-mirrorless-ILCE-

Lots available at that price and if you sell the lens its almost a free camera

Nex 5 camera around 70 body only


PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

eddieitman wrote:
Helps if we know what country, my suggestion would be a sony a5000 with 16-50 kit lens for 159 from sony outlet
https://outlet.sony.co.uk/shop/Interchangeable-lens-cameras-Alpha-/Compact-mirrorless-ILCE-

Lots available at that price and if you sell the lens its almost a free camera

Nex 5 camera around 70 body only

Are you sure there is any stock?


PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your advices.

I don't know the original Nex5, is it that bad compared to the 5r/5r?


PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes calvin, i check the site daily, and they are often up, intact today was the first time i did not see one


PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

eddieitman wrote:
Yes calvin, i check the site daily, and they are often up, intact today was the first time i did not see one

That will be a good choice if it is available.


PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cgustav wrote:
Thank you for your advices.

I don't know the original Nex5, is it that bad compared to the 5r/5r?

The original Nex5 is quiet slow compare to the later camera and it does not has any touch screen.
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonynex5n


PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

and the original NEX5 does not take the optional EVF ( electronic viewfinder ), the successor models 5n, 5r and 5t do


PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have (or rather had) the original NEX-5 and while it was good or at least ok at the time, it can't compare with the newer models. Especially the lack of EVF is a big problem.


PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sony outlet just reduced a5000 to 159 with a sale discount code making it 143. I got mine yesterday.
Next 5 is 14mp , the 5n is 16mp and improved.
I got a nex 5 that doesn't work with auto lenses a couple of years ago - perfect for legacy lenses !!
I also have an f3 and cannot tell the difference in images.
Cex sell next 5 for 75 with 1yr g'tee 5n is ~ 140.
I would still consider the next 5 if price right. I doubt anyone buying a bargain Nex will be shelling out for evf.
The a5000 is TINY. I have an e-pm2 which I thought was small !