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Sony Alpha NEX-5T

alaTest has collected and analyzed 539 reviews of Sony Alpha NEX-5T. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and size. The performance and usability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the viewfinder, and many are less positive about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha NEX-5T is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha NEX-5T

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Sony Alpha NEX-5T from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the performance and lens. The size and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the zoom and design, while there are mixed opinions on the battery and image quality.

portability, usability, size, lens, performance

price, design, zoom

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha NEX-5T

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 372 user reviews of Sony Alpha NEX-5T from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and price are generally positive. The performance and usability also get good comments, but views are divided on the durability. Some have doubts about the reliability.

portability, usability, performance, price, size

reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Alpha NEX-5T

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Alpha NEX-5T from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony Alpha NEX-5T

 

Sony's Alpha NEX-5T mirrorless camera is simply last year's NEX-5R with added NFC support for quick image transfer to a smartphone. And the price has come down. So this isn't a bad thing.

Tilting, touch-screen LCD. Wi-Fi with NFC support. Excellent high ISO performance. 10fps burst shooting. Compact design. 1080p60 video capture. Optional EVF available.

No built-in flash or hot shoe. Lacks a dedicated battery charger. Not all camera apps are free.

Then there are the more special-use applications. Not everyone is in love with time lapse photography or automatic exposure bracketing, but you can add them to your NEX for $9.99 and $4.99 respectively. Cinematic Photo ($4.99) combines video with a...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony NEX-5T costs $700, basically just gets NFC

 

The NEX-5T gets a few tweaks over its predecessor, the 5R.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Kyle Schurman (steves-digicams.com)

Sony NEX-5T

 

If you're someone who purchased last year's Sony NEX-5R ILC model, you aren't going to want to upgrade the recently released NEX-5T, as the two cameras very similar. The NEX-5T introduces NEC wireless capabilities to this family of ILC models, but...

APS-C sized image sensor great for image quality ; CMOS image sensor helps with low light results ; Fast autofocus eliminates shutter lag ; Minimal shot to shot delays, even when using the flash ; Up to 10 frames per second in continuous shot mode ;...

Menu structure is poorly organized ; Playback mode button is oddly placed ; Movie recording button is too small and too tight to the camera body ; Method of connecting the flash is odd ; If flash isn't locked in place, it's easy to bump it loose ;...

If you're someone who purchased last year's Sony NEX-5R ILC model, you aren't going to want to upgrade the recently released NEX-5T, as the two cameras very similar. The NEX-5T introduces NEC wireless capabilities to this family of ILC models, but...

Nov, 2013

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony NEX-5T Review

 

The Sony NEX-5T is a new mid-range compact system camera. The only technical difference between the new NEX-5T and last year's NEX-5R model is the addition of NFC (Near Field Communication). There's no set-up needed – simply touch a compatible mobile...

Other than the addition of NFC connectivity, a new 16-50mm power zoom kit lens, and a slightly lower launch price, the Sony NEX-5T is identical to last year's NEX-5R model. So while it remains an excellent all-round compact system camera that...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Brendan Nystedt (reviewed.com)

Sony Alpha NEX-5T

 

Last year's midrange NEX for $50 less.

All our gripes about in-camera app purchases aside, there's a reason the Sony NEX-5T made our best-of-year list. It's a well-priced midrange option with killer imaging chops. The minor, minor updates to the 5T may have done little to change what we...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : TechReviewSource.com (techreviewsource.com)

Sony Alpha NEX-5T

 

Sony's Alpha NEX-5T mirrorless camera is simply last year's NEX-5R with added NFC support for quick image transfer to a smartphone. And the price has come down. So this isn't a bad thing.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Sam Loveridge (trustedreviews.com)

Sony NEX-5T

 

Sony has added NFC and a power zoom lens ring to the existing NEX-5R

The new power zoom lens ring certainly makes the Sony NEX-5T even more compact and svelte than the NEX-5R. NFC connectivity is definitely a bonus if you’ve got a compatible smartphone or tablet, and with more of them coming to the market, buying a...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Libby Plummer (t3.com)

Hands on: Sony NEX-5T review: Hands-on

 

The Sony NEX-5T is the brand's first NFC-toting compact system camera

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony NEX-5T hands-on: NFC comes to the NEX - Pocket-lint

 

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

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Amy Davies (techradar.com)

Sony NEX-5T review

 

Mid-range NEX is replaced again

Touchscreen ; Wi-Fi/NFC ; Large sensor ; Small size

Non-standard hotshoe ; Limited apps ; Can't shoot filters in raw

Oct, 2013

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