As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Sony NEX 5T is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, pro digicams, compacts, super zooms, pro DSLRs and digicams. The Sony NEX 5T's top rivals come from Sony (such as the NEX 5R and the NEX 5N) and Nikon (such as the D3300 and the 1 J5)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony 5T compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a touch screen, records movies in 24p, can focus continuously while recording movies and slightly more lenses available (62 lenses vs 20 lenses).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), users slower contrast detection autofocus (hybrid detection vs phase detection) and doesn't have a built-in flash.

Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R
1 year older
$660 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 5R (vs the 5T)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5R (vs the 5T)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5R and 5T

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×59×39 mm) vs Mid size (111×59×39 mm)
  • Light weight: 276 g vs 276 g

Sony NEX 5N

Sony NEX-5N
2 years older

Significant advantages of the 5N (vs the 5T)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5N (vs the 5T)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5N and 5T

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Compact (111×59×38 mm) vs Mid size (111×59×39 mm)
  • Light weight: 269 g vs 276 g

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5
3 years older
$593 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NEX-5 (vs the 5T)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-5 (vs the 5T)

  • No touch screen
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the NEX-5 and 5T

  • Fairly small: Compact (111×59×38 mm) vs Mid size (111×59×39 mm)
  • Light weight: 287 g vs 276 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.5"

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10
2 years newer
$599 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M10 (vs the 5T)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M10 (vs the 5T)

  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 62 lenses
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the EOS M10 and 5T

  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Mid size (111×59×39 mm)
  • Light weight: 301 g vs 276 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.5"

Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3
1 year older
$449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the F3 (vs the 5T)

  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the F3 (vs the 5T)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the F3 and 5T

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×67×42 mm) vs Mid size (111×59×39 mm)
  • Light weight: 314 g vs 276 g

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5
1 year newer
$443 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1 J5 (vs the 5T)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 10 fps
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection

Significant disadvantages of the 1 J5 (vs the 5T)

  • No 24p support
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 20 lenses vs 62 lenses
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the 1 J5 and 5T

  • Fairly small: Compact (98×60×32 mm) vs Mid size (111×59×39 mm)
  • Light weight: 231 g vs 276 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.5"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony 5T compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 460k dots), has a touch screen, lets you preview your photos on the screen and records movies in 24p.

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes much lower resolution photos (16 MP vs 24 MP), it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentaprism) and lacks and external mic jack.

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
4 months newer
$473 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the 5T)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 16 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much more lenses available: 230 lenses vs 62 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the 5T)

  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 99
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Mid size (111×59×39 mm)

common strengths of the D3300 and 5T

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 276 g

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
2 years older

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the 5T)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 16 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 921k dots

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the 5T)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 9 vs 99
  • Shoots much slower: 3.7 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the T3i and 5T

  • Flip-out screens

Pentax K-7

Pentax K-7
4 years older
$656 (body only)

Significant advantages of the K-7 (vs the 5T)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Weather sealed

Significant disadvantages of the K-7 (vs the 5T)

  • Much lower true resolution: 14.5 MP vs 16 MP
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 99

common strengths of the K-7 and 5T

  • None found

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
1 year newer
$629 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,150 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the 5T)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 16 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 921k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the 5T)

  • Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
  • Much larger: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Mid size (111×59×39 mm)
  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the D7200 and 5T

  • Lots of focus points: 51 vs 99

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
5 months newer
$337 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the 5T)

  • Much higher true resolution: 18 MP vs 16 MP
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 62 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the 5T)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and 5T

  • Focus continuously recording movies

Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000
4 years older
$637 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3000 (vs the 5T)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much more lenses available: 230 lenses vs 62 lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection

Significant disadvantages of the D3000 (vs the 5T)

  • Much lower true resolution: 10 MP vs 16 MP
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the D3000 and 5T

  • Very small: Prosumer size (126×97×64 mm) vs Mid size (111×59×39 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.5" vs 1.5"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony 5T compared to pro digicam competitors include: it significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a touch screen, has a screen which flips out, has slightly more focus points (99 vs 9) and is newer (august 2013 vs june 2012).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel) and much shorter exposures (30 seconds vs 250 seconds).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year older
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the 5T)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the 5T)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Built-in lens only
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and 5T

  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 330 shots

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
similar age
$600

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the 5T)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much longer exposures: 250 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the 5T)

  • Built-in lens only
  • No touch screen
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the G16 and 5T

  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 330 shots
  • Support external flash
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
similar age
$1,331

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the 5T)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the 5T)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the S120 and 5T

  • Have touch screens

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony 5T compared to compact competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2"), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), takes much higher resolution photos (16 MP vs 4.9 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 400 ISO) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, is significantly larger (mid size (111×59×39 mm) vs compact (94×61×24 mm)), is thicker (1.5" vs 0.7") and is significantly heavier (276 g vs 175 g).

Casio Exilim TRYX

Casio Exilim TRYX
2 years older
$1,240

Significant advantages of the TRYX (vs the 5T)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (122×58×15 mm) vs Mid size (111×59×39 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.6" vs 1.5"
  • Much lighter: 157 g vs 276 g

Significant disadvantages of the TRYX (vs the 5T)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 921k dots
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the TRYX and 5T

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Very fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Pentax Optio V10

Pentax Optio V10
5 years older

Significant advantages of the V10 (vs the 5T)

  • Built-in flash
  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×58×19 mm) vs Mid size (111×59×39 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.7" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the V10 (vs the 5T)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots

common strengths of the V10 and 5T

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Canon PowerShot A400

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9 years older

Significant advantages of the A400 (vs the 5T)

  • Built-in flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A400 (vs the 5T)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the A400 and 5T

  • None found

Olympus D-630 Zoom

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8 years older

Significant advantages of the D-630 Zoom (vs the 5T)

  • Built-in flash
  • Much smaller: Compact (94×61×24 mm) vs Mid size (111×59×39 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the D-630 Zoom (vs the 5T)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 115k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"

common strengths of the D-630 Zoom and 5T

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony 5T compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 461k dots), is slightly smaller (mid size (111×59×39 mm) vs professional size (123×87×106 mm)), takes significantly higher resolution photos (16 MP vs 9.7 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), lacks and external mic jack, doesn't have a built-in GPS and is significantly more expensive ($925.57 vs $448.00).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
5 months newer
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the 5T)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the 5T)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Mid size (111×59×39 mm)
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and 5T

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Mid size (111×59×39 mm)
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 1.5"
  • Light weight: 660 g vs 276 g

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the SX50 HS (vs the 5T)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX50 HS (vs the 5T)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 921k dots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the SX50 HS and 5T

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×87×106 mm) vs Mid size (111×59×39 mm)
  • Light weight: 595 g vs 276 g
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 1.5"

Samsung HZ25W

Samsung HZ25W
5 years older

Significant advantages of the HZ25W (vs the 5T)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the HZ25W (vs the 5T)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the HZ25W and 5T

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (116×83×92 mm) vs Mid size (111×59×39 mm)
  • Very light: 428 g vs 276 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.5"

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony 5T compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs none), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 230k dots), has a touch screen and lets you preview your photos on the screen.

However, on average it it's body is not weather sealed, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentaprism), lacks and external mic jack, much fewer lenses available (62 lenses vs 230 lenses) and has a slightly shorter battery life (330 shots vs 920 shots).

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
5 months older
$1,877 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the 5T)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 62 lenses
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the 5T)

  • Many fewer focus points: 19 vs 99
  • Shoots much slower: 7 fps vs 10 fps
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.5"

common strengths of the 70D and 5T

  • Flip-out screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Mid size (111×59×39 mm)

Nikon D200

Nikon D200
7 years older
$332 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D200 (vs the 5T)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much more lenses available: 230 lenses vs 62 lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection

Significant disadvantages of the D200 (vs the 5T)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • No live view
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the D200 and 5T

  • Thin: 2.9" vs 1.5"
  • Inexpensive: $332.24 vs $925.57

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony 5T compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.5"), has a much higher resolution screen (921k dots vs 134k dots), takes much higher resolution photos (16 MP vs 1.2 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 125 ISO) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Pentax Optio 33L

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10 years older

Significant advantages of the 33L (vs the 5T)

  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the 33L (vs the 5T)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 134k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the 33L and 5T

  • None found

Fujifilm MX-1400

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13 years older

Significant advantages of the MX-1400 (vs the 5T)

  • Built-in flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the MX-1400 (vs the 5T)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.6" vs 3"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 125 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the MX-1400 and 5T

  • None found