List Price: $749 (with 18-55mm zoom)
The new NEX-5R has built-in Wi-Fi 802.11 capability (lacking in its predecessor). Both cameras have 3-inch touch-screen monitors, but the new camera's monitor also provides touch-shutter capability, and tilts up to 180° for easy self-portraits. Both cameras have 16.1-megapixel Sony Exmor HD APS-C image sensors.
Video capabilities include AVCHD full HD 1080 video at 60p and 24p, as well as MP4 1080, 720 and 480 at 30p, all with continuous AF and stereo sound via a built-in microphone or an optional external mic.
The NEX-5R also adds Clear Image Zoom and Auto Portrait Framing. Thanks to Sony's By Pixel Super Resolution Technology, the camera provides up to a 2X digital zoom in 0.1X increments with nearly the optical quality of an optical zoom, effectively doubling the focal length of the 18-55mm Optical SteadyShot kit zoom (or any other lens). Using face-detection technology and the compositional rule of thirds, Auto Portrait Framing crops an image to a pleasing portrait, framing and processing the new image to the original shooting resolution, again thanks to By Pixel Super Resolution Technology.
STANDOUT FEATURE: Hybrid AF and Wi-Fi connectivity come to NEX.