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Sony NEX-5T CSC Hands-On Preview

We go hands on with the new Sony NEX-5T, the update to the Sony NEX-5R, with NFC added.

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Sony NEX 5T Black (1)

The Sony NEX-5T is this years update to the Sony NEX-5R and adds NFC for quick transfer of photos and easier setup of Wi-Fi connections, and the NEX-5 is the most popular model in the NEX range.

Sony says that the CSC market is still growing with 25% of the market worldwide growing from 2011 to 2012. The CSC market accounts for 18% of camera sales in Europe, and 25% in the UK. From their research they say buyers of Sony NEX cameras are previous Canon and Nikon Digital SLR users, now buying NEX cameras such as the Sony NEX-6, NEX-7, and Sony Cyber-shot RX1.

Sony NEX-5T Key Features

  • 16.1 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 3inch tilting touch-screen, 921k dot resolution
  • ISO100 to ISO25600
  • Fast hybrid AF
  • Sophisticated body and comfortable design
  • Fn button, Touch screen with touch shutter, control dial
  • 180 tiltable LCD screen
  • NFC + WIFI - One touch remote, One touch sharing
  • Playmemories Camera App
  • 15 apps now available in Playmemories Camera App - new Portrait Lighting
  • 110.8 x 58.8 x 38.9mm
  • 218g body only
  • ERP £600, available in black or white
Available in black or white, the camera looks good and has a good sized textured grip. The camera is compact and feels very well built, with a function button, stereo mics, and command dial at the top.

Sony NEX 5T Black (4)

Sony NEX-5T Hands-On Photos of Equipment

Sony NEX-5T Specifications

Image Sensor
Pixels16.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)4912
Pixels (H)3264
Sensor TypeExmor CMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-C
Sensor Size (width)23.5mm
Sensor Size (height)15.6mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution921K
Touch ScreenYes
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Bulb modeNo Data
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 25600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
Exposure Comp+/-3
Viewfinder ResolutionNo Data
MagnificationNo Data
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting10fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1440x1080
Video FPS25,50p
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationNo
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • Memory Stick (Sony)
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeNP-FW50
Battery Life (CIPA rating)330shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsCamera, Shoulder strap, Battery Charger, Infolithium Battery (NP-FW50), USB Cable, CD-ROM, Flash,

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