Sony NEX 5N with LCD Pop-up Screen Hood

I initially bought the Sony NEX 5N with the emphasis on lighter and smaller traveling companion. And the NEX 5N doesn't disappoint. It is more than a competent companion and I have been very happy with the purchase. I bought it with Sony SEL 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 kit zoom along with the Sony SEL 16mm f/2.8 pancake as a package.

Sony NEX 5N with LCD Protector

I especially like my accessory with a LCD pop up screen protector hood and with some additional help with black electrical tape on the bottom of the hood, I have managed to use it securely.

I was initially concerned on the necessity in getting the EVF as an add-on. But after using the camera for a while, I come to the compromise that I can shoot without the view finder. The features in the camera make it possible for users to adapt to

  • A tilt-able LCD with good resolution in 90K+ pixels
  • Focus peeking where one can observe focus with a different color
  • Manual Focus assist with 4.8x and 9.5x magnification
Here are some product shots of my NEX in a semi-waist level finder orientation with the LCD pop-up screen protector.

Sony NEX 5N

Focus peaking with RED color
Sony NEX 5N
MF assist in 9.5x magnification
Sony NEX 5N
Sony NEX 5N

And in my recent short traveling trip to Hong Kong and Macau, I am very pleased with its performance. I only brought along my 5N with its kit zoom, 16mm pancake, and two other smallish lenses. And I used the kit zoom the most often.

Sony NEX 5N SEL 18-55mm kit zoom
with kit zoom

Sony NEX 5N SEL 18-55mm kit zoom
with Kit zoom

Sony NEX 5N SEL 18-55mm kit zoom
with Kit zoom

Sony NEX 5N SEL 16mm f/2.8 pancakewith SEL 16mm f/2.8 pancake
1/5 sec, f/2.8, 16mm, iso 800, hand-held, jpg,
through a window, +10 on noise in LR3, cropped 8/10


hayeri said...


Does the screen hood comes with a transparent protective layer?

Well, the one I bought have a layer, which means I cannot use the touch functionality on Nex 5n.


Lornfate said...

Hi! It's Florante from GearBundles. Nice post - can we feature it on our Sony NEX-5N page? Drop me an email at Thanks!

atmtx said...

Love your Hong Kong and Macau photos. Looks like NEX 5n is working well for you.

puffingbird said...

the important characteristics of LCD Resolution , Interface , Refresh rate and Response time etc. Interface LCDs are available in analog-only, digital/analog hybrid, and digital-only interfaces. Using an analog interface requires converting the video signal from digital to analog inside the PC and then from analog to digital inside the monitor, which reduces image quality, particularly at higher resolutions.

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