Sony Alpha NEX-5T (no lens included)
16-megapixel digital camera with built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC
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Item #: 158NEX5TK
This item is no longer available.
Original Price: $299.99
You're in charge of the social media for your Internet technology startup. Your boss has been bugging you for months about one thing: his blog byline picture features him before his summer health kick — twenty pounds heavier. He trusts your eye, so you grab your new Sony Alpha NEX-5T and take some portraits with nicely defocused backgrounds. Score! He loves the third one you took with the continuous shooting mode (a great trick for those whose pose isn't practiced). Time to engage one of the PlayMemories photo retouching apps you downloaded straight to the camera to add a little punch to the shot. Then you use the built-in NFC (near-field communication) by tapping the camera to your Android™ tablet to transfer it to your tablet for easy distribution to your graphic designer and your boss's iPad®, and another job is off your punch list. Total time expended? Five minutes, max. Can a promotion and a little vacation time be far off?
Just a quick tap initiates the Sony Alpha NEX-5T's communication via NFC (smartphone and lens not included)
This is just one of the many ways that the NEX-5T might be able to make your life a little easier. With all of the features that have made Sony's entire line of NEX hybrid cameras so popular, it's sure to be a winner from the start. But consider the refinements that have been added to the '5T: a class-leading hybrid autofocus system that combines the best aspects of phase-detection and contrast-detection for improved tracking of your subjects in space. A 180-degree, flippable LCD touchscreen that makes self-portraits a piece of cake (just touch the touchscreen). And, best of all, Wi-Fi and NFC capability, for enhanced sharing and camera control from devices like your smartphone or tablet.
This enhanced connectivity adds another bonus. Like your smartphone, your NEX-5T can download apps that can make your camera even more useful. Imagine doing retouching on your touchscreen, or using your tablet as a remote viewer/controller for your camera. Features like this can make you a director and your movie's star simultaneously. Don't let one member of the family (yourself) be invisible anymore.
Professional touches, borrowed from the top of the NEX line complete the package. Sensibly placed function buttons and control dials complement the versatile touchscreen so you'll always be ready for the next shot in seconds. They're so intuitive, you'll be adjusting for the shot in front of you rather than looking at menus.
These digital cameras combine the creative options of a DSLR with portability that's more like that of a point-and-shoot. Their automatic modes will help you take striking pictures from day one without having to be an expert. However, like DSLRs, mirrorless cameras have interchangeable lenses, and advanced control and processing. You can explore these features for even better results as you take time to learn more about the hobby. Cameras in this class have large image sensors for beautifully detailed pictures, but their mirrorless design means the camera bodies and matching lenses can be smaller, lighter, and more portable great for snapping memorable pics when you're on the move.
The Sony NEX-5T is my second NEX-5 camera. It is much improved over the original. More features and available accessories such as the OLED viewfinder can be used on the NEX-5T. It is a shame this camera has been discontinued by Sony. There is not another camera as compact with interchangeable lenses and mountable viewfinder, flash and microphone as the NEX-5T offers. The camera shoots clean 1080P video as well as sharp stills instantly interchangeable. Just simply push a dedicated button to shoot video if desired while shooting stills. Through adapters one can utilize most any lens from Nikon and Canon. The LCD touch screen can be tilted up to 180 degrees as can the accessory viewfinder.
Pros: Small size. Sony build quality. Adaptability. Produces high quality sharp photographs (stills) and shoots 1080P video at different frame rates with sound.
Cons: Battery life is on the short side. Camera body appears to be made of composite type plastic although very sturdy. Fragile optional viewfinder.
|LCD Screen Size||3"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||N/A|
|Built-in Flash||Unit included|
Memory Stick PRO Duo + PRO-HG Duo
|Effective Megapixel Count||16.1|
|Highest Resolution||4912 x 3264|
|HD Video Recording||1920 x 1080/60p|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||9.7|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Package Contents: The Sony NEX-5TL kit contains the α (alpha series) NEX-5T digital camera, and the HVL-F7S flash unit. The package also includes a rechargeable battery, AC adapter/charger, and adjustable neck strap. This "body only" kit does not contain a lens.
Lens Compatibility: The NEX-5T is compatible with Sony's E-mount series of smaller, lighter lenses. With the optional LA-EA1 or LA-EA2 lens adapter, Sony α (alpha) A-mount lenses can be used with this camera.
3" Tiltable LCD Touch Screen: The NEX-5T uses a 3" Xtra Fine LCD touch screen with 921,600 dots and approximately 100% coverage. The screen tilts down 50° and up 180° to frame high- and low-angle shots, and for self-portraits. The touch panel lets you operate the camera intuitively by touching the screen or sliding your finger across the screen. The Touch Shutter function lets you focus on and take a picture of your subject by simply touching the subject on the LCD screen.
Optional Electronic Viewfinder: The NEX-5T does not have a separate viewfinder, however, Sony offers an optional 0.5" OLED viewfinder (FDA-EV1S), that plugs into the camera's top-mounted Smart Accessory Terminal 2.
HVL-F7S Flash: The camera does not have a built-in flash, however, the HVL-F7S external flash unit is included in the camera kit. It plugs into the Smart Accessory Terminal 2 on the top of the camera. When the flash is mounted, the NEX-5T offers the following flash modes:
APS-C-sized HD Image Sensor: The NEX-5T features an APS-C sized Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor (23.5 x 15.6mm). It has approximately 16.7-million total pixels and 16.1-million effective pixels.
Image Sizes: You can record still images in a 3:2 or 16:9 aspect ratio in three versatile formats: JPEG (with Fine and Standard compression), RAW (uncompressed images), and RAW + JPEG (two images--one uncompressed and one compressed--are recorded simultaneously). The image sizes include:
|3:2||Large: 16M||4912 x 3264|
|Medium: 8.4M||3568 x 2368|
|Small: 4M||2448 x 1624|
|RAW Large: 16M||4912 x 3264|
|16:9||Large: 14M||4912 x 2760|
|Medium: 7.1M||3568 x 2000|
|Small: 3.4M||2448 x 1376|
|RAW Large: 14M||4912 x 2760|
Movie Recording: The NEX-5T can record Full High Definition (1920 x 1080) movies in AVCHD (H.264). High and Standard Definition movies can also be recorded in MP4, which can easily be uploaded to social media websites like Facebook and You. Movie options include:
|File Format||Average Bit-Rate||Resolution|
|60i 24M (FX)||24 Mbps||1920 x 1080 (60i)|
|60i 17M (FH)||17 Mbps||1920 x 1080 (60i)|
|60p 28M (PS)||28 Mbps||1920 x 1080 (60p)|
|24p 24M (FX)||24 Mbps||1920 x 1080 (24p)|
|24p 17M (FH)||17 Mbps||1920 x 1080 (24p)|
|1440 x 1080 12M||12 Mbps||1440 x 1080|
|VGA 3M||3 Mbps||640 x 480|
Dual Media Options: The NEX-5T accepts two types of media for capturing still images: Memory Stick XC-HG Duo and Memory Stick PRO Duo (including Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo), plus SD, SDHC, and SDXC Memory Cards. The camera is also compatible with Eye-Fi cards, which can upload images from the memory card wirelessly to your computer via Wi-Fi. Images recorded on Memory Stick XC-HG Duo and SDXC cards cannot be imported to or played on computers or AV devices that are not compatible with exFAT.
Wireless Functions: The NEX-5T has built-in Wi-Fi capability, allowing you to connect the camera to your smartphone or tablet, using the PlayMemories Mobile app. Compatible devices must have Android 2.3 and later or iOS 4.3 and later. Some of the available wireless functions include:
Optical SteadyShot: Optical SteadyShot is built into most of the E-mount lenses. When a SteadyShot-equipped lens is attached to the camera, you can turn on the SteadyShot feature to reduce the effects of camera shake. You cannot set Steady Shot when an A-mount lens is attached via the LA-EA1 or LA-EA2 adapter.
Camera Operations: The camera has multiple controls for changing the settings and functions:
Fast Hybrid AF System: The NEX-5T's high-performance Fast Hybrid auto focus system combines two technologies. Phase Detection uses 99 auto focus points to give you a quick response, ideal for tracking moving subjects. Contrast Detection auto focus uses 25 AF points for precise focusing.
Drive Modes: The camera offers the following shooting modes:
Exposure Modes: The camera offers the following exposure modes:
Picture Effects: The NEX-5T allows you to shoot photos with an effect filter to obtain various images. Available effects include: Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization Color, Posterization B/W, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, and High Contrast Mono.
Image Layering: In some Scene Selection modes, the camera captures 6 images in a fraction of a second, then combines the data to create a single image. This helps to control blur (Anti-Motion Blur mode) and to get cleaner, sharper nighttime pictures (Hand-held Twilight mode).
Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensation is used to alter the camera's standard exposure setting. You can make the image look lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure). The exposure compensation amount can be set up to +/-3.0 EV in 1/3-step increments (+/-2.0 EV for movies).
Face Detection: When activated, the camera detects the faces of your subjects and adjusts the focus, flash exposure, and white balance settings automatically. You can also select the priority face to be focused on, or register the faces on which to automatically focus upon.
Metering Mode: An advanced 1200-zone evaluative sensing system provides multi-pattern measuring for superior exposure control accuracy in a wide range of lighting conditions. You can select from the following methods for measuring the brightness of a subject:
White Balance: You can adjust the color tones according to the lighting conditions. You can choose from the following WB options:
Creative Style: This camera is pre-programmed with image styles optimal for various scenes and purposes. For each setting, you can adjust the contrast, saturation, and sharpness. You can choose from the following settings: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, and Black & White.
ISO Settings: ISO is a unit of measurement of sensitivity to light. The larger the number, the higher the sensitivity. The camera's ISO can be set manually or automatically at ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, or 25600.
Noise Reduction: The camera offers Long Exposure and High ISO Noise Reduction (NR) to automatically reduce the grainy noise found in photos during long exposures or high ISO settings.
Playback Options: You can view images on the LCD monitor with 3 options: with recording data displayed, without recording data, or histogram display.
Auto Review: After an image is recorded, you can have the camera automatically display it on the LCD monitor for two, five or 10 seconds. You can also turn off auto review.
Image Rotation: Vertical shots can be rotated automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback. This can be done manually or automatically.
Playback Screen: You can view your photos back as a single image on the LCD monitor, as an Index or as a Slide Show . During Index View mode, you can view 6 or 12 images at once. You can adjust the Slide Show mode interval from 1, 3, 5, 10, or 30 seconds.
Image Enlargement: During single image playback you can enlarge an entire image or a select area of an image, depending upon the image size. Small images can be enlarged up to 6.8x, Medium images to 9.9x, and Large images up to 13.6x. Once you have enlarged the image, you can pan around the image to view the desired portion.
Rotating Images: Images can be rotated counter-clockwise 360-degrees on the camera's LCD monitor during single image playback.
Protect Images: You can protect all images on your memory card or select only certain images to be protected from accidental erasure.
Printing Options: The camera offers the following printing options.
InfoLithium Battery: The NEX-5T is powered by the NP-FW50 InfoLithium battery (supplied). The battery communicates data to the camera, so that the percentage of battery power remaining can be displayed. Stamina Battery power allows you to take up to 330 images, or record movies continuously for up to 100 minutes with a fully charged battery.
Charging: The supplied InfoLithium battery requires approximately 280 minutes for a full charge, using the supplied AC-UB10 AC adapter and USB cable.
Power Save: You can set different time intervals for the camera to switch to Power Save mode. You can set the interval to 10 seconds, 20 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes, or 30 minutes. Once the camera goes into Power Save mode, you can return to the shooting mode by pressing the shutter button halfway.
HDMI Output: The NEX-5T has a mini-HDMI output for connecting the camera to your HDTV, so you can view and share photos in clarity and detail. You can set the HDMI Output resolution to Auto, 1080p, or 1080i. When connected to a Sony BRAVIA TV, you can control the image playback using the TV remote. A mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable is not supplied.
Micro USB: The camera is equipped with a Micro USB terminal for charging the camera, and for connecting the camera to your computer. The USB port is Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) compliant for high speed data transfer.
Application Software CD-ROM: The following software is included with the NEX-5T:
Image Data Converter (Ver.4.2):
*Note: For a Mac-compatible version of Image Data Converter, you can download it from the URL provided in the owner's manual.
PlayMemories Home (Ver.1.3):
*Note: If you wish to play back images on a Mac, you can use applications that are pre-installed on your Mac.
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