Sony NEX-5T summary
Sony NEX-5T is Sony's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera initially released on August of 2013. It houses a 16 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a max resolution of 4912 x 3264.
The NEX-5T is positioned #28 out of 112 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and overall #186 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our collection. You should try our Smart camera finder to get camera listings based on your personal requirements.
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Sony NEX-5T family
The Sony NEX-5T is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the detailed list below.
Sony NEX-5T Gallery
You can view the NEX-5T from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Sony NEX-5T Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of upsides and downsides of the Sony NEX-5T based on aspects that are oftentimes considered essential in a camera.
Sony NEX-5T Sensor features
The Sony NEX-5T is run by the Bionz chip. The spec of the sensor on the Sony NEX-5T is 23.4mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 365 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4912 x 3264 pixels with aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CMOS sensor boasts 16MP and delivers a native ISO range of 100 to 25600. RAW photos are saved which means that you have more room to maneuver in post.
The picture below shows the NEX-5T's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The NEX-5T sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is presented in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Sony NEX-5T dimensions
Sony NEX-5T weighs around 0.61 lbs (276 grams / 9.74 oz) and features external size of 111mm x 59mm x 39mm (4.4" x 2.3" x 1.5"). The weight of typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 325 grams and the Sony NEX-5T is less heavy than various competitors.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Below is a visual of the Sony NEX-5T with a soft drink to help you have a feel for its size.
The top view directly below will show the button layout on the NEX-5T.
Sony NEX-5T Lens features
The NEX-5T fits the Sony E mount and has 170 lenses that you can buy. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our database that will fit the NEX-5T.
Sony NEX-5T Connectivity
The NEX-5T has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras with NFC or Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly via smartphones. You are able to send photos and at times alter settings without connecting directly with the camera.
Several apps also stream a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it could be attached to an external monitor. A good number of cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Sony NEX-5T Video features
The max video resolution on the Sony NEX-5T is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in MPEG-4, AVCHD and H.264 format. 1080p resolution delivers a great balance in quality versus file size but 1080p won't leave you with much room to downsample. The body does not have a mic or headphone socket which means you have zero control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to shop for a different camera if you need better sound in your video clips.
Sony NEX-5T Weather Sealing
Sony NEX-5T does not have environment proofing so wet conditions may affect the camera.
Sony NEX-5T Display and Viewfinder
The Sony NEX-5T is equipped with a 3 inch tilting display with a resolution of 922 thousand dots.
It has a selfie friendly display to shoot self portraits and even group photos if necessary. Moreover the display is touch friendly which means that you can easily change focus point as well as adjust settings with your fingertips.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The View Finder specifications regarding Sony NEX-5T are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic (optional)
Viewfinders are really useful in bright outdoor situations which may make the camera display washed out and hard to view.
Sony NEX-5T Shutter features
Sony NEX-5T has the ability to shoot continuously at 10.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Sony NEX-5T Flash and Hot shoe features
Sony NEX-5T includes external flash support but with missing inbuilt flash. The max flash sync speed is 1/160 sec.
Sony NEX-5T Autofocus features
Sony NEX-5T includes both Phase Detect Autofocus along with Contrast Based Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier & exact than Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera supports Face detect which can be valuable for people photography.
It supports 99 focus points to choose from. Sony NEX-5T has touch to focus. You can use your fingers to shift focus. It also has Tracking Autofocus for moving subjects. Sony NEX-5T comes with manual focusing if required in low light situations or you want to have more accurate focusing control.
Sony NEX-5T Battery life
The battery pack (NPFW50) for the Sony NEX-5T is fashioned to last for 330 photographs based on the CIPA requirements which is on par with its competition. The usual Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 338. Samsung NX mini has the maximum (650) battery life in this class of cameras.
Following is a collection of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras which have the strongest battery life:
Sony NEX-5T for specific kinds of photography
The following illustration shows a rundown of the Sony NEX-5T for specific kinds of photography. To see more, have a look at the specific section below.
Sony NEX-5T as a Portrait photography camera
The Sony NEX-5T receives a points total of 75 which is very good, and means the camera is a respectable option to use for portraits. Taking portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor dimension, support for RAW photos & capability to work with off-camera flash.
Sony NEX-5T Street photography features
Having a terrific rating of 80, the Sony NEX-5T is a wonderful option to use in street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Sony NEX-5T
A nice sports photography rating of 69 means the Sony NEX-5T is a respectable pick for taking photos of sports. A camera must have very good focusing plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Sony NEX-5T as a Travel photography camera
Size is very important when getting a camera for travel. All things considered, the Sony NEX-5T gets a awesome 77 as a travelling camera which is a fantastic pick to take with you on your travels.
Sony NEX-5T Landscape photography highlights
If you are looking to pick a digital camera for landscape pictures, the biggest factor will no doubt be image quality. The Sony NEX-5T with it's above average score of 71 as a landscape camera is a good pick amongst its competitors.
Sony NEX-5T Vlogging advice
A camera for vlogging should really have a articulating display screen, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Sony NEX-5T is a respectable fit for vlogging as it receives a nice score of 74.
Sony NEX-5T Alternatives
If you are searching for alternatives to the NEX-5T, here is a number of the highest placed cameras that fall into the family of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The chart underneath provides you a bird's eye view of the NEX-5T versus it's top scored competitors mentioned previously.
There are a bunch of cameras you may take into account as alternatives. To browse through a full comparison, just click on the "compare" link.