Sony NEX-5T

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Sony NEX-5T

80

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Sony NEX-5R

78

Sony NEX-5R

Runner-up
     
 

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
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-5R

Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 
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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 Cheaper $348.00 vs $567.49
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The best price we've seen is $219 cheaper (around 40% less)
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Overall image quality Good image quality Help
              78.0
              Touch screen Have touch screens Help
              Less buttons
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              NEX-5R:13.1 EV
              NEX-5T:13 EV
              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
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Focus points Many focus points Help
              99
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              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
              Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
              Professional
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              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

              $498 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

              $640 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $399 - $748 body only

              $500 - $779 with 16-50mm lens

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Built-in flash Has a built-in flash
              Touch screen Doesn't have a touch screen
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $648 body only

              $798 with 16-50mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Size Is slightly larger
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $499 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $370 body only

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Built-in flash Has a built-in flash
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Focus points Has significantly fewer focus points
              Olympus PEN E-PL5

              Olympus PEN E-PL5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $470 with 14-42mm lens

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
              Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

              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.