Sony NEX-5R vs Sony NEX-5T

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Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-5R

Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Self cleaning sensor
Sensor cleaning
Avoids dust in your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-5T

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-5R. Explore our gallery of 26 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-5T.

differences

Advantages of the Sony NEX-5R

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-5T

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Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
1,015 ISO vs 910 ISO
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The NEX-5T has a slight edge (0.2 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent mirrorless cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              NEX-5R13.1 EV
              NEX-5T13 EV
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Size Fairly small Help
              NEX-5R110x58x38 mm
              NEX-5T111x59x39 mm
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              NEX-5R$299.99
              NEX-5T$349.00
              Weight Light weight Help
              276 g
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
              Professional
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              30 seconds
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              16 MP

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $400 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $689 body only

              $803 with 16-50mm lens

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Sony Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $548 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $648 body only

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Built-in flash Has a built-in flash
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $466 - $569 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Samsung NX3000

              Samsung NX3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $349 - $480 with 20-50mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points

              Sony NEX-5R Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Sony NEX-5R.

              Sony NEX-5T Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Sony NEX-5T.

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              Peter (9:55 AM, March 18, 2014)
              This comparrison seems off. The 5r seems better and cheaper. Yet the 5T pips it. The reason is not obvious.