Summary: Sony's NEX range is shaping up to be a powerful force in the compact system camera market. With Sony's in-house expertise in sensor technology, image processing and optical design, the cameras combine innovative cutting edge technology with well though-out design and photographic excellence.
Excerpt: In the late summer of 2013, Sony announced the "ultra-portable" αlpha NEX-5T compact camera system. The NEX-5T is Sony's first interchangeable lens camera capable of NFC (Near Field Communication) one touch wireless connectivity with compatible Android smartphones and tablets. After initial setup, this automatic connection allows instant video and still image sharing between your NEX-5T and mobile device.
Conclusion: It’s easy recommending the Sony NEX-5T. It grabs images that are this close to Fujifilm CSCs using the X-Trans CMOS sensor. Since Sony supplies chips for practically everyone, they could even be the same imaging device but we slightly prefer the photos of the X-M1 , which are just a bit sharper thanks to the Fujifilm glass. Where Sony beats Fujifilm – and practically everyone else – is its 60p videos that seem to jump off the screen.
Pros: Superior stills and videos, Advanced Hybrid AF, Built-in Wi-Fi/NFC
Cons: Poor flash/display design, Learning curve for onscreen menus
Conclusion: This camera is worth a look if you're in the market for an affordable compact system camera. Sony has a decent range of lenses available now, and this number is growing. The larger sensor may appeal to some over the comparable cameras from Olympus and Panasonic, while we live in hope that the PlayMemories store will become more useful in time.
Excerpt: , and adds NFC to make setup of Wi-Fi connections quicker and simpler. The Sony NEX-5 series is one of the best selling Sony NEX cameras in Sony's range of mirrorless cameras, and is one of the smallest mirrorless cameras available from Sony, particularly when bought with the 16-50mm Power Zoom kit lens shown here.
Pros: Comfortable to hold, Extremely compact with 16-50mm lens, Good image quality and colour, 10fps continuous shooting, Quick focus and shutter response, Wi-Fi and NFC, Sony Apps available, Low noise
Cons: Vignetting with 16-50mm lens, Strong noise reduction
Excerpt: Jumping in at the middle of the NEX pack is the new Sony NEX-5T. New it may be, but there isn't a huge change compared to the previous NEX-5R - the 5T's only differentiating factor is the addition of NFC (near field communication) technology to simplify wireless sharing with compatible devices. Yup, that's it. The design is familiar: it's identical to the 5R, which gives a decent build and compact scale.
Conclusion: Sony has once again delivered an excellent camera for it's NEX range. Sitting in the middle of the line-up, this would be a great choice for a wide range of photographers, including both beginners and those looking for something a little more advanced. The touchscreen and customisable buttons and dial make it swift and easy to use, while the addition of NFC means connecting the camera is an absolute doddle if you have a compatible device.