Sony NEX-5RL Compact System Camera with 16-50mm PZ Lens, 1080p, 16.1MP, Wi-Fi, 3" Touchscreen

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The Sony NEX-5R takes pictures with the beauty and speed of a DSLR in a package the size of a family point-and-shoot. The large sensor takes in more detail than ever, while interchangeable lenses and built-in Wi-Fi give you the flexibility to shoot and share your way. There’s even Full HD video capture for when a photo just won’t do, and a tilting screen to get you in the right position every time.

Measuring just 30.2mm when fully retracted, this SELP-1650 retractable zoom lens is super compact and easy to carry so you can quickly whip out your camera and spontaneously grab shots as they occur. It's perfect for traveling and other scenarios that require a lightweight, compact camera and lens combo. It covers a 16mm to 50mm range (35mm equivalent = 24-75mm) for flexible shooting, and is equipped with one ED (extra-low dispersion) and four aspherical elements, resulting in a high-performance lens that is surprisingly compact.

Key benefits:

  • The NEX-5R comes with a huge, DSLR-sized APS-C sensor. This captures more light and more of the image coming into the lens reaches the sensor. The result is beautifully lit, pro-quality 16.1 megapixel shots.
  • With Wi-Fi built-in to the NEX-5R you can connect to devices like a smartphone, tablet and more. You can upload photos to Facebook right from your camera. Plus, you can download apps like a remote control that lets you shoot from your smartphone and see the pictures immediately.
  • A style control wheel lets you easily access common shooting modes, or your own custom settings.
  • Be sure to catch blink-and-you-miss them moments with new Hybrid Auto Focus technology to capture high-speed action. It locks into focus as fast as a DSLR and takes photos faster too, making it ideal for spontaneous shots.
  • Tilt the LCD screen up to 180 degrees to get the perfect angle, or self-portraits.
  • Direct your own movies in Full HD, professional looking video. It knows when you’re shooting in low light conditions and adjusts automatically to make the scene brighter. Plus you can quickly zoom in and out without losing focus.
  • Choose from a range of PlayMemories Camera Apps for the latest NEX camera. You can touch up a photo, then upload it to Facebook directly from your camera. There are plenty of apps to help you get creative just like on a smartphone.
  • You can automatically re-touch portraits by removing minor blemishes and wrinkles for beautiful faces - no PC needed.

Feeling creative?

One of the biggest advantages of this camera is the sheer shooting flexibility on offer. You can use additional lenses to take wide-angle, telephoto, or close-up shots to suit just about any situation. The shorter the focal length (measured in mm), the wider the view will be – the longer the focal length, the more telescopic the picture. With a selection of interchangeable lenses at your disposal, the creative possibilities are endless.

Why not take a look at our range of additional lenses?

Note: Please check the compatibility of the lens with your camera.

Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
Approx 330 shots per charge
Camera Type
Compact System
USB 2.0, HDMI out
H58.8 x W110.8 x D38.9mm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
Eligible for International Delivery
Image Stabilisation
Maximum ISO Rating
Megapixels Information 1 Megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels. A pixel is an individual element of a digital image. Megapixels determine the resolution of an image and the more you have the higher the quality of the image.
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Shooting Modes
Sweep Panorama
Touch Screen
Type of Battery
1x NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and charger
Video Resolution
1080p HD video
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer
Zoom (optical) Information A 7 x zoom will get you closer to your subject than a 5 x zoom


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Sony NEX-5RL Compact System Camera with 16-50mm PZ Lens, 1080p, 16.1MP, Wi-Fi, 3" Touchscreen 1 5 1 1
Sony NEX 5 series warning Purchased my NEX 5N in Nov 11 I always took care when using it but just after 20 months the screen on the LCD screen blistered and it is now unusable. Very disappointed in the Sony NEX as these are not cheap items and expected better QA 02 September 2013
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