Ever since we started this website, we’ve been reviewing relatively new mirrorless cameras. Not only, but the cameras we’ve tried generally fall into the “high-end” category, with superb speed and image quality surpassed only by mid-high end reflex cameras.
Yes, we have indeed been spoiled, which has made writing a fair review of the now ‘middle-of-the-road’ Sony NEX 5K all the more challenging. Released over three years ago (a lifetime in technological terms), it doesn’t have the speed, image quality, or extra functions available on the mirrorless cameras of today, but I still feel that the NEX-5K warrants the attention of amateur photographers looking for an alternative to the low-end compact or smartphone. To find out why, you’ll have to read on!