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Sony NEX-5 vs Sony ZV-E10

Portability
89
Imaging
54
Features
58
Overall
55
Sony Alpha NEX-5 front
 
Sony ZV-E10 front
Portability
86
Imaging
72
Features
92
Overall
80

Sony NEX-5 vs Sony ZV-E10 Key Specs

Sony NEX-5
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 200 - 12800
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 287g - 111 x 59 x 38mm
  • Released June 2010
  • New Model is Sony NEX-5N
Sony ZV-E10
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 32000 (Push to 51200)
  • 3840 x 1920 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 343g - 115 x 64 x 45mm
  • Announced July 2021
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Sony NEX-5 vs Sony ZV-E10 Overview

Let's look a little more closely at the Sony NEX-5 vs Sony ZV-E10, both Entry-Level Mirrorless digital cameras and both are created by Sony. There is a crucial difference between the resolutions of the NEX-5 (14MP) and ZV-E10 (24MP) but they use the same exact sensor size (APS-C).

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The NEX-5 was brought out 12 years before the ZV-E10 which is quite a serious gap as far as tech is concerned. Each of these cameras offer the identical body type (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before we go straight into a thorough comparison, below is a brief summary of how the NEX-5 grades against the ZV-E10 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Sony NEX-5 over the Sony ZV-E10

 NEX-5 ZV-E10 

Reasons to pick Sony ZV-E10 over the Sony NEX-5

 ZV-E10 NEX-5 
AnnouncedJuly 2021June 2010More modern by 135 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating display
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Sony NEX-5 and Sony ZV-E10

 NEX-5 ZV-E10 
Manually focus Very accurate focusing
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display size
Display resolution920k920kSame display resolution

Sony NEX-5 vs Sony ZV-E10 Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to carry around your camera regularly, you're going to have to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Sony NEX-5 has got exterior dimensions of 111mm x 59mm x 38mm (4.4" x 2.3" x 1.5") having a weight of 287 grams (0.63 lbs) whilst the Sony ZV-E10 has dimensions of 115mm x 64mm x 45mm (4.5" x 2.5" x 1.8") accompanied by a weight of 343 grams (0.76 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you are using at that time. Following is the front view size comparison of the NEX-5 vs the ZV-E10.

Sony NEX-5 vs Sony ZV-E10 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the NEX-5 and ZV-E10 is 89 and 86 respectively.

Sony NEX-5 vs Sony ZV-E10 top view buttons comparison

Sony NEX-5 vs Sony ZV-E10 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, its tough to imagine the gap between sensor sizes simply by reading through technical specs. The image underneath may give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the NEX-5 and ZV-E10.

As you can tell, the 2 cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing but different MP. You should expect to see the Sony ZV-E10 to give more detail having its extra 10MP. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop photos a little more aggressively. The more aged NEX-5 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor innovation.

Sony NEX-5 vs Sony ZV-E10 sensor size comparison

Sony NEX-5 vs Sony ZV-E10 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony NEX-5 vs Sony ZV-E10 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony NEX-5 Portrait photography factors
Sony ZV-E10 Portrait photography factors
72
focusing manually
MP count decent (14MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW files
83
has manual focus
good MP (24MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
comes with face detection autofocus
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Sony NEX-5 Street photography information
Sony ZV-E10 Street photography information
76
screen tilts up and down
nice sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW files
no image stabilization
82
fully articulated screen
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
exports RAW files
features focus via touch
above average ISO range (32,000)
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sony NEX-5 Sports photography details
Sony ZV-E10 Sports photography details
52
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
no image stabilization
doesn't have phase detect AF
77
good MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
comes with tracking autofocus
good battery power (440 CIPA)
supports phase detect autofocus
no image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Sony NEX-5 Travel photography features
Sony ZV-E10 Travel photography features
59
MP count decent (14MP)
missing Timelapse mode
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
88
good battery power (440 per charge)
connects via bluetooth
features focus via touch
good MP (24 megapixels)
selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Sony NEX-5 Landscape photography info
Sony ZV-E10 Landscape photography info
68
focusing manually
change lenses (Sony E mount)
decent sized screen (3")
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW files
no image stabilization
missing Timelapse mode
81
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Sony E mount)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
good MP (24MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
above average ISO range (32,000)
exports RAW files
good battery power (440 shots)
no image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony NEX-5 Vlogging factors
Sony ZV-E10 Vlogging factors
28
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
missing external microphone port
82
selfie friendly display
has touchscreen
comes with face detection autofocus
high quality video (3840 x 1920 pxls)
comes with external microphone socket
no image stabilization
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Sony NEX-5 vs Sony ZV-E10 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony NEX-5 and Sony ZV-E10
 Sony Alpha NEX-5Sony ZV-E10
General Information
Brand Name Sony Sony
Model Sony Alpha NEX-5 Sony ZV-E10
Category Entry-Level Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Released 2010-06-07 2021-07-30
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip Bionz -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 23.4 x 15.6mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 365.0mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 24MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4592 x 3056 6000 x 4000
Maximum native ISO 12800 32000
Maximum boosted ISO - 51200
Lowest native ISO 200 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 25 425
Lens
Lens mounting type Sony E Sony E
Amount of lenses 121 150
Crop factor 1.5 1.5
Screen
Display type Tilting Fully Articulated
Display size 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 920k dots 920k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 7.0 frames per sec 11.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 12.00 m no built-in flash
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in no built-in flash
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash synchronize 1/160 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 3840 x 1920 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 1920 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 3840x1920
Video file format AVCHD MPEG-4, XAVC S, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 287 grams (0.63 lb) 343 grams (0.76 lb)
Dimensions 111 x 59 x 38mm (4.4" x 2.3" x 1.5") 115 x 64 x 45mm (4.5" x 2.5" x 1.8")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 69 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 22.2 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 12.2 not tested
DXO Low light score 796 not tested
Other
Battery life 330 pictures 440 pictures
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NPFW50 NP-FW50
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10sec (3 images)) Yes
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo
Card slots 1 1
Cost at launch $599 $699