Sony NEX-5T review: Minor update to popular mirrorless model

By Kevin Carter - Monday November 18 2013

Camera Review
Introduction | Sony NEX-5T Sensor performance | Sony NEX-5T Versus Sony NEX-5R: Practically identical performance | Conclusion
Sony NEX-5T review: Minor update to popular mirrorless model

The Sony NEX-5T is an update of the firm’s NEX-5R model, introduced last year. It retains all of the features of its predecessor including the same 16-Mpix APS-C sized CMOS sensor but adds adding NFC (Near Field Communication) enabled WiFi.  Read on to find out how well the camera performs.

The NEX-5T is Sony’s upper entry-level APS-C mirrorless model featuring a 16-Mpix CMOS sensor and is the successor to the similarly specified NEX-5R launched a year ago. That model was a substantial upgrade over its predecessor, the NEX-5N, and incorporated an adapted 16-Mpix sensor with on-chip phase-detection pixels for a hybrid AF system.

The NEX-5T then is a minor upgrade in that respect featuring a similar 16-Mpix sensor, top-plate control dial and the app-functionality of the previous iteration but adds the convenience of NFC (Near Field Communication) technology to the existing WiFi capability.

Other features of note include 10-fps continuous shooting, 180-degree tilting touch-sensitive rear 3-inch LCD, and 1080i/p video with 60 and 24fps frame rates using the AVCHD format. The camera is available now at $548 body only, or for $698, complete with the 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OSS zoom.

Sony NEX-5T Sensor performance

Sony NEX-5T Versus Sony NEX-5R: Practically identical performance

Conclusion