Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera (2010)
Boasting the world's smallest, most lightweight body for an interchangeable-lens digital camera at the time of release, the NEX-5 still has an APS-C size image sensor. A secure grip hold is ensured by making the grip extend lower than the body. The body is minimized and the designer achieved an iconic style with the lens larger than the body, creating the impression of nothing but a lens cylinder and LCD panel. The lens mount is designed to blend seamlessly into the lens, producing an effect that emphasizes the cylinder, while making the body look even thinner.