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Sony NEX-5T review

Mid-range NEX is replaced again

As part of our image quality testing for the Sony NEX 5T, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Sony NEX 5T is capable of resolving up to around 26 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

JPEG

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Full ISO 100 image, see the cropped (100%) versions below.

ISO xx score xx Click here to view the full resolution image

ISO 100, score: 22 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

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ISO 200, score: 22 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

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ISO 400, score: 22 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

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ISO 800, score: 22 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

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ISO 1600, score: 22 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

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ISO 3200, score: 20 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

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ISO 6400, score: 20 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

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ISO 12800, score: 16 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

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ISO 25600, score: 14 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

Raw

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ISO 100, score: 24 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

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ISO 200, score: 22 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

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ISO 400, score: 22 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

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ISO 800, score: 22 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

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ISO 1600, score: 20 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

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ISO 3200, score: 20 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

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ISO 6400, score: 20 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

Sony NEX 5T review

ISO 12800, score: 16 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

Sony NEX 5T review

ISO 25600, score: 14 (Click here to view the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenYes
Wireless LANYes
Effective Camera Resolution16.1 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
HDMIYes
PictBridgeNo
Product Familyα NEX
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedMemory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom3.1x, 3.1x (Lens 1) - 3.8x (Lens 2)
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameSony
FeaturesContinuous Shooting Mode, Live View, Orientation Sensor, Face Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsAVCHD, MPEG-4 AVC, H.264, MP4
Weight (Approximate)218 g
Maximum Image Resolution4912 x 3264
Maximum Frame Rate50 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeExmor APS HD CMOS sensor
Total Camera Resolution16.7 Megapixel
Camera AssemblyBody with Lens Kit
Battery Model SupportedNP-FW50
Height58.8 mm
Width110.8 mm
Depth38.9 mm
Autofocus Points99
Focal Length16 mm to 50 mm (Lens 1) - 55 mm to 210 mm (Lens 2)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Audio FormatsAAC-LC, AC3
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelNEX-5T
Product NameNEX-5T Body with Standard Zoom Lens & Telephoto Lens
Product Lineα NEX
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberNEX5TYB.CE
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing Information

Bigger sensor for better pictures.

The NEX-5T takes pictures with the speed and precision of a DSLR. A large 16.1 megapixel APS-C sensor delivers sharp shots and bright images even in low light. Capture the action with quick auto focus then connect to your smartphone or tablet through the built-in NFC and Wi-Fi.

Battery Life330 Shot
Package Contents
  • α NEX-5T Mirrorless Camera
  • E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
  • E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS Lens
  • Battery
Display Resolution921600 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesSpeaker, Microphone