Sony has introduced the NEX-5R replacement in the body of the already rumored and leaked NEX-5T, boasting minimal differences when compared to its predecessor.
Sony’s NEX series is one of the most successful mirrorless camera lineups on the market. Moreover, the NEX-5 shooters have always attracted a lot of praises from photographers.
Another summer has passed, which means that a new NEX-5 is inbound. The trend continues with the Sony NEX-5T, which takes over the helm from the fan-favorite NEX-5R, coming right after a mirrorless camera that looks like a DSLR, the A3000.
Sony announces NEX-5R replacement with NFC support, called NEX-5T
By taking a look at the specs list, nothing much has changed, but users will be able to connect their camera to a smartphone or tablet with ease, thanks to NFC, which is the only major addition when compared to the NEX-5R.
Sony NEX-5T features a 16.1-megapixel Exmor image sensor, full HD video recording at 60p, built-in WiFi, and Fast Hybrid Autofocus technology, allowing the device to focus faster in all shooting conditions.
The new mirrorless camera also comes packed with 99-point Phase Detection AF system with subject tracking support. The subject tracking support is available in Speed Priority mode, where photographers can capture up to 10fps.
An Fn button is available on the device. It is fully-customizable, so that each user can program it to perform whatever tasks he deems necessary.
Sony NEX-5T packs tilting touchscreen and 25,600 maximum ISO
Another important aspect of the Sony NEX-5T is the 3-inch 921K-dot tilting LCD touchscreen on the back. It can be tilted upwards by 180 degrees and downwards by 50 degrees.
It can also be used as a Live View mode when photographers do not have access to an optional electronic viewfinder. Speaking of which, an EVF can be mounted on the hot shoe located on top of the camera.
The shutter speed ranges from a minimum of 30 seconds to a maximum of 1/4000th of a second. ISO sensitivity stands between 100 and 25,600, which could be useful in low-light environments.
Sony reveals availability information, puts NEX-5T up for pre-order
The latest NEX mirrorless shooter captures RAW photos and stores them on SD / SDHC / SDXC cards, which can be transferred to a PC via USB 2.0. Additionally, content can be viewed on HDTVs through the HDMI port.
Sony NEX-5T release date is September 8, just like the release date of its A3000 counterpart. It will cost $549.99 for body-only, while the 16-50mm lens kit will set you back $699.99. The camera is available in black, white, and silver colors.