Sony NEX 5T review

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Colours from the NEX-5T are well represented with excellent blue skies and nicely saturated tones.

Sony NEX 5T review

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Lots of fine detail is captured by the 5T's 16.1 million-pixel APS-C-sized sensor.

Sony NEX 5T review

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If detail is lost in shadow areas, you can use Sony's raw converter to pull back plenty of detail. If shooting in JPEG only, you can still use a program such as Photoshop to recapture the lost detail.

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The 5T's automatic white balance does a good job of producing accurate colours even in artificial and mixed lighting.

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Using Sony's Sweep Panorama mode is quick and easy but in some conditions, such as shooting into bright sunlight, it does suffer from light banding from flare. Generally, the image has been well stitched together though.

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A wide range of excellent lenses are now available in Sony's E-mount including a 50mm f/1.8 which is very sharp and allows for creative shallow depth of field effects to be created.

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Noise is well controlled at high sensitivities, such as ISO 3200. Detail meanwhile is kept well despite the high sensitivity.

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General-purpose metering does a good job of producing accurate exposures even in tricky or unbalanced lighting conditions.

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