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Sony NEX-5R vs Sony ZV-E10

Portability
89
Imaging
59
Features
76
Overall
65
Sony Alpha NEX-5R front
 
Sony ZV-E10 front
Portability
86
Imaging
73
Features
92
Overall
80

Sony NEX-5R vs Sony ZV-E10 Key Specs

Sony NEX-5R
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 276g - 111 x 59 x 39mm
  • Released August 2012
  • Superseded the Sony NEX-5N
  • Later Model is Sony NEX-5T
Sony ZV-E10
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 32000 (Boost to 51200)
  • 3840 x 1920 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 343g - 115 x 64 x 45mm
  • Announced July 2021
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Sony NEX-5R vs Sony ZV-E10 Overview

Below is a in depth comparison of the Sony NEX-5R and Sony ZV-E10, both Entry-Level Mirrorless digital cameras and they are both built by Sony. There exists a considerable gap between the image resolutions of the NEX-5R (16MP) and ZV-E10 (24MP) but both cameras boast the same sensor sizes (APS-C).

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The NEX-5R was announced 10 years prior to the ZV-E10 and that is quite a large difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras have the same body design (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before getting into a more detailed comparison, here is a concise view of how the NEX-5R matches up vs the ZV-E10 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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

 NEX-5R ZV-E10 

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

 ZV-E10 NEX-5R 
AnnouncedJuly 2021August 2012More recent by 108 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating screen
Selfie screen Take selfies

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

 NEX-5R ZV-E10 
Manually focus Dial accurate focus
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen dimensions
Screen resolution920k920kExact same screen resolution
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Sony NEX-5R vs Sony ZV-E10 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to lug around your camera often, you'll need to take into account its weight and proportions. The Sony NEX-5R comes with external measurements of 111mm x 59mm x 39mm (4.4" x 2.3" x 1.5") having a weight of 276 grams (0.61 lbs) while the Sony ZV-E10 has measurements of 115mm x 64mm x 45mm (4.5" x 2.5" x 1.8") with a weight of 343 grams (0.76 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you choose at the time. Underneath is a front view over all size comparison of the NEX-5R and the ZV-E10.

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

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the NEX-5R and ZV-E10 is 89 and 86 respectively.

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

Sony NEX-5R vs Sony ZV-E10 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is difficult to visualise the contrast between sensor measurements just by reading through specifications. The graphic here may provide you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the NEX-5R and ZV-E10.

Plainly, each of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit not the same megapixels. You can expect the Sony ZV-E10 to give extra detail with its extra 8 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also enable you to crop shots a bit more aggressively. The older NEX-5R is going to be disadvantaged in sensor innovation.

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

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

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

Portrait Comparison

Sony NEX-5R Portrait photography features
Sony ZV-E10 Portrait photography features
75
focusing manually
good resolution (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
83
manual focus
decent MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
has face detection focusing
delivers RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Sony NEX-5R as a Street photography camera
Sony ZV-E10 as a Street photography camera
80
has a tilting screen
good sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
comes with touch focus
very good high ISO (25,600)
no image stabilization
82
screen can move to multiple angles
sensor size is good (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
supports focus by touch
very good ISO range (32,000)
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sony NEX-5R Sports photography information
Sony ZV-E10 Sports photography information
69
good resolution (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
offers tracking focus
comes with phase detect AF
no image stabilization
78
decent MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
has tracking autofocus
great battery life (440 CIPA)
supports phase detect AF
does not have image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Sony NEX-5R Travel photography details
Sony ZV-E10 Travel photography details
74
comes with touch focus
good resolution (16 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
89
great battery life (440 shots)
has bluetooth
supports focus by touch
decent MP (24 megapixels)
selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Sony NEX-5R Landscape photography features
Sony ZV-E10 Landscape photography features
76
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Sony E mount)
pretty good screen size (3")
good resolution (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
very good high ISO (25,600)
supports RAW formats
no image stabilization
82
manual focus
change lenses (Sony E mount)
pretty good screen size (3")
decent MP (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
very good ISO range (32,000)
delivers RAW formats
great battery life (440 per charge)
does not have image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony NEX-5R as a Vlogging camera
Sony ZV-E10 as a Vlogging camera
31
screen is touchscreen
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
display is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
doesn't have microphone port
82
selfie friendly display
screen is touchscreen
has face detection focusing
good video quality (3840 x 1920 pxls)
comes with external microphone port
does not have image stabilization
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Sony NEX-5R vs Sony ZV-E10 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony NEX-5R and Sony ZV-E10
 Sony Alpha NEX-5RSony ZV-E10
General Information
Company Sony Sony
Model type Sony Alpha NEX-5R Sony ZV-E10
Type Entry-Level Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Released 2012-08-29 2021-07-30
Body design 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 surface area 365.0mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 24MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4912 x 3264 6000 x 4000
Max native ISO 25600 32000
Max enhanced ISO - 51200
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 99 425
Lens
Lens support Sony E Sony E
Amount of lenses 121 150
Crop factor 1.5 1.5
Screen
Range of screen Tilting Fully Articulated
Screen diagonal 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 920k dot 920k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen tech Tilt Up 180� Down 50� TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic (optional) None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 10.0 frames per sec 11.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in no built-in flash
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/160 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported 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
Max video resolution 1920x1080 3840x1920
Video format AVCHD MPEG-4, XAVC S, H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In 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 seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 276g (0.61 lb) 343g (0.76 lb)
Physical dimensions 111 x 59 x 39mm (4.4" x 2.3" x 1.5") 115 x 64 x 45mm (4.5" x 2.5" x 1.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 78 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 23.7 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 13.1 not tested
DXO Low light rating 910 not tested
Other
Battery life 330 photos 440 photos
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NPFW50 NP-FW50
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10sec (3 images)) Yes
Time lapse recording With downloadable app
Storage media SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo
Storage slots Single Single
Price at release $750 $699