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Sony Alpha NEX-5N 16.1 Megapixel Digital Camera with18-55mm Lens, Black

The Alpha NEX-5N delivers all the performance of a DSLR at about half the size and weight. The pocket-sized 16.1MP interchangeable lens camera captures beautiful stills up to 10 frames per second, with video capture possible in Full 1080p HD. Choose from two frame rates,  60p for normal captures or 24p for a more cinematic feel. The Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor allows for low light image capture, as well as 2D or 3D Panoramic capture. Control of the Alpha NEX-5N is at your fingertips through the three inch Live View touch screen LCD.18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Standard Zoom Lens IncludedThe 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Standard Zoom is ideal for general purpose photography, with a 35mm equivalent range of  27–82.5mm.  The Optical SteadyShot image stabilization system makes it possible to produce sharp images even when shooting handheld in low light. The internal focusing makes smooth, responsive AF possible with minimum noise, which is ideal for video capture.DSLR Capability in a Compact SizeThe compact size of the Alpha NEX-5N comes from the absence of a conventional mirror box and viewfinder found with standard DSLR cameras, resulting in a camera body a compact size and reduced weight. The 16.1MP APS-C sensor and Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS technology, combined with the ability to change lenses opens up a wide variety of photo opportunities, even in low light. Choose among dedicated E-mount lenses, or attach an optional adapter to expand the choices to an additional 28 A-mount lenses. Accurate focusing is achieved a 25-point auto focus, with sensors that cover a very wide area of the scene even when the subject is far from the center of the frameSony’s BIONZ image processor with chroma noise reduction delivers high-resolution, low-noise photos even at ISO 25600 sensitivity. It also enables fast processing for up to 10 fps continuous shooting of full 16.1 megapixel images, plus 2D/3D Sweep Panorama modes and 6 image layering.iAUTO and Advanced Modes for All LevelsCapture images easily through the  iAuto mode, which includes  Intelligent Scene Recognition, Face Detection technology, and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization. All features are available without leaving the iAuto mode, which insures that the best results are captured. Refine your images and gain creative control using the P/A/S/M modes, which include Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual. These features offer additional user controlled options beyond iAUTO, with on screen prompts available to insure the proper results.3 inch Xtra Fine LCD and Multiple Creativity OptionsThe three inch Xtra Fine LCD monitor has 921K dots for superb resolution. The TruBlack screen features a special resin layer to minimize internal reflections plus an increased contrast compared to conventional LCD screens. The Sunny Weather mode boosts visibility even further when reviewing in bright sunlight. The adjustable LCD tilts down 45 degrees and up 80 degrees, ideal for framing and capture over crowds or at ground level.The Photo Creativity interface places sophisticated controls within reach, with more intuitive terms to guide the process. Make adjustments or create custom styled digital images, with changes reviewed in real time on the LCD screen.The Alpha NEX-5N also features eleven picture effects modes to choose from: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (Red, Green, Blue, Yellow), Soft High-key, High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera (Normal, Cool, Warm, Green, Magenta), Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, and Miniature. Each effect offers variations to create unique images and video.Object Tracking AF via Touch LCD and 6-image layeringConcentrate on the subject and composition without having to worry about focus with Object Tracking AF. This feature locks onto a specified object and maintains focus even as it moves, ideal for unpredictable subjects and when zooming.With 6-image layering, the Alpha NEX-5N utilizes the entire APS-C image sensor to capture six images in a fraction of a second. The data is from all six images is combined in to a single image. This method controls blur in Anti-Motion Blur mode and provides cleaner, sharper nighttime captures in Hand-held Twilight modeAuto HDR and Dynamic Range OptimizerFor additional scene contrast beyond a single exposure, the High Dynamic Range (HDR) combines the best highlight detail from one shot and the best shadow detail from another in to one shot, without the need for external software. Backlit subjects can be improved with Dynamic Range Optimizer, which recovers details hidden in shadows. Settings include Auto and Level, with a choice of five operating levels.Panorama ModesSweep Panorama Mode captures landscapes automatically, by simply pressing the shutter and sweeping the camera vertically or horizontally. The camera continuously captures images and stitches them together, up to a maximum 202 degrees sweep angle and a 23 megapixel image size.Capture scenic vistas and 16:9 shots in spectacular 3D. During the sweep, the camera records separate right eye and left eye images in JPEG and MPO file formats, creating images that can be viewed on a 3D television.Full 1080p HD Video The NEX-5N records Full 1080p HD (1920x1080) video in a variety of frame rates from 60p for super smooth action to 24p for a more cinematic feel. Recording modes include AVCHD for high quality HD video capture, or MP4 for videos destined for uploading to the web.
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