The 16MP Sony NEX-5T is marginally updated from its predecessor, with the addition of NFC connectivity. It has a control dial, dedicated function button and the ability to run proprietary in-camera apps to extend its capabilities. It retains its predecessor's live view focusing technology, using a modified sensor with pixels devoted to performing phase-detection to provide a hybrid autofocus system. The phase-detection pixels are used to determine depth information about the focus target, which means the camera has to perform less hunting. Other key features includes its 180° tilt-able touch-screen LCD for easy self-portraits, DSLR-like AF tracking for shooting at up to 10 fps, one-touch sharing, and one-touch remote (for NFC-enabled devices).
Sony NEX-5T Mirrorless Camera
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- 16MP APS-C format CMOS sensor
- Fast Hybrid AF includes phase-detection for DSLR-like focus
- Up to 10 fps shooting speed
- ISO 100-25600
- 3" tilting touch-LCD with 920,000 dots
- Full 1080 HD movie shooting at 60p/24p with full exposure control
- Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi or NFC
- One-touch sharing: Directly transfers a still image or movie to an NFC enabled Android smartphone or tablet with a single touch.
- One-touch remote: Activates Smart Remote Control and links the camera with a smartphone or tablet by simply touching the devices while in a shooting mode
- Optional electronic viewfinder
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||4912 x 3264|
|Other resolutions||4912 x 2760, 3568 x 2368, 3568 x 2000, 2448 x 1624, 2448 x 1376|
|Image ratio w:h||3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||17 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.4 x 15.6 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600|
|White balance presets||6|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Standard|
|Optics & Focus|
|Number of focus points||25|
|Lens mount||Sony E (NEX)|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||Tilt Up 180° Down 50° TFT LCD|
|Viewfinder type||Electronic (optional)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Flash range||7.00 m (ISO100)|
|External flash||Yes (Accessory Port (supplied))|
|Flash modes||Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in|
|Continuous drive||10.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes ((10/2 sec. delay), Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec. delay; 3/5 exposures))|
|Exposure compensation||±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||(3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV steps)|
|Format||MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264|
|Storage types||SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (Mini Type C)|
|Wireless notes||NFC and WiFi|
|Battery description||Lithium-Ion NPFW50 rechargeable battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||330|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||276 g (0.61 lb / 9.74 oz)|
|Dimensions||111 x 59 x 39 mm (4.36 x 2.31 x 1.53″)|
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