[GREAT CONDITION] Sony NEX-5R 16.1MP E Mount Camera Body Only - Silver

[GREAT CONDITION] Sony NEX-5R 16.1MP E Mount Camera Body Only - Silver


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End Date: Wednesday Jul-18-2018 20:45:01 PDT
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I am selling my trusty old NEX-5R as I have switched to the Fuji ecosystem. 

I bought the camera in 2013 and used it sporadically until early last year. I took very good care of it and it is in great shape. Every button and dial works and handles as well as when I bought it. The swivel screen works well and there aren't any cracks or major scratches on it. Shutter count is around 9900, which based on what I found online means is roughly 1/3 of the rated shutter counts.

There are a few dust specks on the sensor but no oil spots or scratches as far as I can see. You won't see the dust in your photos unless you are shooting bright skies at f/16 or something.

It will come with the original clip-on flash (which functions well), original strap, original battery and USB charger and the body cap. I will also throw in my old Kingston 4GB Class 4 SD card and a manual-only A-mount to E-mount adapter that I briefly played with. The battery and the card will be loaded in the camera body. You can see everything included in the 8th picture.

(Note: I bought the camera in China so the text on the battery and charger is Chinese, but I can assure you they are what came with the camera)

If you are not familiar with this camera, this is the updated model of the more famous NEX-5N, which was a highly regarded little camera that put a great 16MP sensor with fast autofocus in a small body. This model inherits the sensor, AF and small size while adding a second command dial for better handling.

If you are on a budget but want to get into photography, this is a great camera to start with. While most entry-level DSLRs and Sony's current A5000/A5100 only have one control dial, this camera has two (one dedicated, one jog dial on the back), which allows you to control both aperture and shutter speed easily in manual exposure mode.

Autofocus speed is quite good and low-light performance easily rivals if not surpasses entry-level Canon DSLRs. Pair it with the 16-50mm kit zoom or the 16mm pancake, which can be had for pretty cheap, you can have a very pocketable camera that produces some great photos. The sample photos here are taken with the more expensive 35mm f/1.8, but they do show what the sensor is capable of.

If you are into adapting vintage lenses, this camera will work pretty well. The 16MP sensor is less demanding on the lens than the current crop of 24MP cameras, and the APS-C sensor uses the sweet spot of sharpness on film lenses. The camera has focus peaking and magnification to aid focusing.

It also works as a backup camera on the cheap for your existing e-mount camera, which also gives you a swiveling selfie screen if yours don't have one.

Overall, a pretty good value. Happy bidding!