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Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-5R

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-5T

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$299.00 vs $395.99
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The best price we've seen is $97 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths
              Overall image quality Good image quality Help
              78.0
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              NEX-5R:13.1 EV
              NEX-5T:13 EV
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              NEX-5R:23.7 bits
              NEX-5T:23.6 bits
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Size Fairly small Help
              NEX-5R:110x58x38 mm
              NEX-5T:111x59x39 mm
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              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

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $298 - $350 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 Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $444 - $448 body only

              $598 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Size Is slightly larger
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $299 - $689 body only

              $803 with 16-50mm lens

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Sony Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $348 body only

              $498 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly 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 Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $587 body only

              $968 with 16-50mm lens

              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

              $399 - $520 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

              $342 body only

              $359 - $530 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Cross type focus points Has slightly fewer cross-type focus points

              Sony NEX-5R Competitors

              Advantages

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              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.