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Sony NEX-5T review

Mid-range NEX is replaced again

Sony NEX 5T review

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

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

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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.

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera with Lens
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
Image Sensor Size23.50 mm x 15.60 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4912 x 3264
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height58.8 mm
Width110.8 mm
Depth38.9 mm
Focal Length16 mm to 50 mm (Lens 1) - 55 mm to 210 mm (Lens 2)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
External FlashOptional
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelNEX-5T
Product NameNEX-5T Body with Standard Zoom Lens & Telephoto Lens
Product Lineα NEX
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Manual
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.

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
Limited Warranty1 Year