LCD and Viewfinder
Sony NEX-5N has a Tilting 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 920k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
NEX-5N doesn't have a built-in viewfinder but an optional external viewfinder is available. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Mirrorless camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Sony Alpha A7 (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Sony NEX-5N can shoot continuously at max speed of 10 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec.
Unfortunately NEX-5N doesn't have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes.
Sony NEX-5N features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 25 points to choose from.
Sony NEX-5N also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Sony NEX-5N, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60 fps and save in and AVCHD formats. Full HD resolution of Sony NEX-5N will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
NEX-5N has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Sony NEX-5N doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Mirrorless camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Sony Alpha A7 or Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect NEX-5N to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Sony NEX-5N is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 460 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 357 shots, Sony NEX-5N has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras
Samsung NX mini with its 650shots is the model with longest battery life among Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Sony NEX-5N vs Samsung NX mini or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Sony NEX-5N Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Sony NEX-5N is $549.95