Features & Controls (cont.)
The NEX-5 boasts an impressive LCD display, which Sony labels as their "TruBlack" TFT type screen. With 921,600 pixels of resolution, this 3.0-inch unit offers a beautiful live image with 100% frame coverage, and Sony also includes ±2 degrees of brightness adjustment. On top of this, the display can be tilted Up (80°) or Down (45°), for greater framing versatility.
Located on the left hand side of the NEX-5 are the input/output ports. At the top we have a standard USB connector for transferring files to your PC/MAC, or direct printing when connected to a compatible printer.
At the bottom we have a Mini HDMI port for connecting the NEX-5 to your PC/Mac or HDTV for viewing the camera's 1080i movies.
Here you can see the NEX-5's battery/memory card port door open, which gives you access to the camera's Li-ion battery (more on that below) and the dual card slot. It accepts both Memory Stick Duo Pro and SD/SDHX/SDXC type memory cards; both cards may Not be used at the same time.
Lastly we have the camera's Li-ion rechargeable battery and compact AC charger. Sony supplies their 7.2V NP-FW50 InfoLITHIUM battery pack with the NEX-5, which they claim will allow you to capture up to 330 frames, using CIPA standard testing methods. Picking up an extra pack (about $80 direct from Sony) would be a wise choice if you're planning a vacation of extended shoot, that way you can charge one pack while using another.
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