As already illustrated, when it comes to mirror-less cameras, one can expect the professional quality that people usually expect out of DSLRs, but need not have to bear with the weight of an actual DSLR. They are heralded as having brought with them the latest in terms of optics and image technology. Slowly and steadily (how clich¨¦d!) most camera manufacturers are catching on to the mirror-less bandwagon, with Sony bringing out its ¦Á-Nex 5 mirror-less camera. The ɑ NEX-5 is a 14.2mp mirrorless camera that comes with two lenses ¨C a prime lens of 16mm and a wide angle lens of 18mm to 55mm range.

Design and Functioning

Since the Sony ɑ NEX-5 with 18-55mm Lens is devoid of the pentaprism that all DSLRs come with, it is definitely smaller in dimensions and is thus also easy to carry. The camera also comes in two colours, Metallic Silver and Midnight Black. The NEX-3 delivers the quality of a DSLR in a camera that's ready to go wherever you go. In fact, this is the world's smallest, lightest interchangeable lens digital camera. For those who like their camera to think for them, Sony has given this camera Face detection and Smile Shutter options with Child and Adult priority modes, as also Anti Motion Blur and Handheld Twilight multi-frame modes to be able to take better pictures at night, in low light conditions as well as to avoid blur or shake. On the other hand, for those who would like their camera and its controls under their fingertips, this camera comes with iAuto, Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, and Manual exposure options. Sony¡¯s TruBlack screen includes a special resin layer to suppress internal reflections, increase contrast compared to conventional LCDs. Its Dynamic Range Optimizer function improves results with backlit subjects and recovers details hidden in shadows. This camera is compatible with SD/SDHC/SDXC as well as MemoryStick Duo Pro cards.