Gallery of Sony NEX 5 Sample Images

The Sony NEX 5 is one of the earlier models in Sony’s range of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. In addition to having a compact rangefinder-like body, it also comes with a 14.2MP APS-C sensor, a contrast detection AF system with 25 points, a maximum shutter speed of 1/4000 of a second, 7fps continuous shooting, and AVCHD 1080/60i HD video. It was replaced by the NEX 5N in late 2011.

  • Announcement date: May 11th 2010
  • Release date: June 2010

In the first part of this article, you’ll find a gallery of the best sample images we took with the Sony NEX 5. In the second part, you will find a selection of sample RAW files to download.


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Sony NEX 5 Sample Images

The following gallery features a series of eight Sony NEX 5 sample RAW images, all of which were edited in Lightroom and exported as JPGs. Each image is accompanied by information about the shutter speed, aperture, ISO value, and lens used.

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Sony NEX 5, 1/13 of a second, f/18, ISO 200 taken with the E 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
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Sony NEX 5, 1/13 of a second, f/4.5, ISO 200 taken with the E 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
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Sony NEX 5, 1/1000 of a second, f/4, ISO 200 taken with the E 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
sony nex 5 sample photos
Sony NEX 5, 1/2000 of a second, f/3.5, ISO 200 taken with the E 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
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Sony NEX 5, 1/3200 of a second, f/3.5, ISO 200 taken with the E 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
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Sony NEX 5, 1/2000 of a second, f/3.5, ISO 800 taken with the E 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
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Sony NEX 5, 1/640 of a second, f/14, ISO 800 taken with the E 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
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Sony NEX 5, 1/640 of a second, f/10, ISO 800 taken with the E 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

SOOC JPG and RAW Samples to Download

The following is a selection of unedited RAW samples for you to download and experiment with. (Note that Sony RAW files are called ARW.)


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