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Sony NEX-5TL Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens

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w/ 16-50mm
Base
Brand Sony
Model Name Sony NEX-5TL
Optical Sensor Size APS-C
Compatible Mountings Sony FE, Sony E (NEX)
Color Black

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  • DSLR-quality in about half the size and weight
  • 16 MP APS-C sensor with fast 10 fps shooting speed
  • Fast Hybrid phase-detection AF for DSLR-like focus

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Color:Black  |  Style:w/ 16-50mm  |  Configuration:Base

Product Description

Shoot and share DSLR-quality photos online, straight from the camera. With built-in Wi-Fi and NFC, creative composition and sharing possibilities are endless. The 16.1MP APS-C sensor delivers breathtaking stills and focuses with incredible speed and DSLR-grade precision. All this and more in a camera that’s about half the size of a DSLR. Use this comparison chart to compare all Sony Alpha Mirrorless cameras.

From the Manufacturer

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The NEX-5T is a powerful, pocketable digital camera – great for capturing incredible pictures almost anywhere. Features include exceptional image quality from the large APS-C image sensor and precise focusing with Fast Hybrid AF and interchangeable lens capability. Plus with built-in NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, sharing your photos is easier than ever. Simply tap the camera to another NFC-enabled device like a tablet or smartphone and photos are transferred with just one touch.
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Technology



16.1 MP APS-C size HD image sensor

You’ve never captured so much detail with a camera this size before. The NEX-5T features the same sensor format that Sony builds into the full-sized α DSLRs. With 13 times the area of the typical point-and-shoot image sensor, APS-C sensor size makes the difference between “snapshots” and “photographs,” delivering an exceptional combination of high resolution, high sensitivity and gorgeous, blurred backgrounds.


Fast Hybrid AF

Sony’s advanced Fast Hybrid AF combines two technologies for outstanding performance: Phase detection auto focus for quick response that is ideal when tracking fast-moving subjects and contrast-detection auto focus for added precision. A perfect match that delivers optimal Auto Focus for fast, precise focusing in any scene, whether capturing stills or HD video.

Full HD Movies1 at 60p/60i/24p

The compact NEX-5T doesn’t just deliver incredible images; it is also features powerful video capture capabilities as well. Shoot HD Movies in your choice of super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p, all at Full HD 1920x1080 resolution1. AVCHD codec delivers stunning picture quality. MP4 codec offers smaller files for easier upload to the web.



Instantly connect to smartphones and tablets

Easily share or transfer photos from your camera to an Android smartphone or Tablet with just one touch. No setup is required beyond downloading the free PlayMemories Mobile app to your device. Made possible by NFC technology, once connected, you can remotely control the camera’s shutter release from your mobile device and instantly receive the captured image via Wi-Fi.


PlayMemories Camera Apps

Take even more creative shots using PlayMemories Camera Apps. Create Time Lapse photos, Motion Shots or Cinematic Photos with downloaded apps and the push of a button. Other apps allow you to control your camera via smartphone or even post your photos directly to Facebook.

Flip-up 3.0 Touchscreen LCD

The NEX-5T is equipped with a tilt-able LCD screen that flips up 180-degrees without sacrificing the compactness for which the 5-series is renowned for. This makes taking great self-portraits incredibly easy since users can precisely compose shots, choosing to include people or objects in the frame for more satisfying results. This feature is also very useful for video blogging.



Additional Features


Picture Effect mode

Ditch Photoshop and hours of editing. With 11 types of in-camera picture effects, you can create unique and exciting photos that really pop. Effects include: Soft Focus, Partial Color, Retro Photo, Miniature and more.

Auto Object Framing

Give your photos a professional look with Auto Object Framing. Auto Object Framing automatically recognizes a scene and subjects in your photos and crops a photo accordingly allowing you to have your original photo and a second cropped photo. Thus, creating ordinary photos into stunning compositions.

Sweep Panorama Technology

Create stunning vertical or horizontal landscape photos with just the touch of a button. It's easy - simply press the shutter, sweep vertically or horizontally and the camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together into one panoramic image.

Photo Creativity Touch interface

The Photo Creativity touch interface enables you to easily enjoy the creative expression of SLR-quality digital imaging without the complicated settings. Changes can be easily made using the control dial with results seen in real time on the LCD. Settings include; Background Defocus, Brightness, Color, Vividness and most Picture Effects.

Multi-interface terminal

Multi-interface Smart Accessory terminal greatly expands the connectivity options such as external flash units.

Up to ISO 25600 sensitivity with advanced noise reduction

Take gorgeous low light photos using the new Exmor sensor that features the same adaptive noise reduction technology found in Sony's high end, full frame SLT-A99V DSLR. The NEX-5T offers a wide range of sensitivity from ISO 100 to ISO 25600.

Auto HDR mode

With Auto HDR its now easy to capture more dynamic range in your compositions than a single exposure can. The NEX-5T combines the best highlight detail from one shot, the best mid-tones from a second and the best shadow detail from a third to combine for one incredible shot (up to 6 EV stop range).

Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO)

Improves results with backlit subjects and recovers details hidden in shadows. Settings include Auto and Level with a choice of five operating levels and Off.

Clear Image Zoom

Utilizing Sony’s exclusive By Pixel Super Resolution Technology, Clear Image Zoom increases the effective focal length of your lens up to 2x by digitally magnifying the center of your image with nearly imperceptible degradation. It virtually doubles the effective focal length of whatever lens you’re using providing greater shooting flexibility.

Stamina battery power for up to
330 shots7

Take up to 330 shots on a single charge7 with Sony lithium ion Stamina battery power. Sony's InfoLITHIUM battery system enables you to see the percent of power remaining, so you can keep shooting in confidence.

Accepts Sony E-mount lenses

Compatible with Sony’s wide selection of E-mount series of smaller, lighter lenses designed specifically for α NEX compact interchangeable lens cameras. Open up a world of endless creative options.

Face Detection/ Registration technology

The camera can automatically detect and register up to eight individual faces and adjust focus, exposure, white balance and flash to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends. It can also prioritize children and adults.

Six Creative Style settings

Control how the camera processes your images with six finishing styles: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset and B&W. You can even fine-tune contrast, saturation, and sharpness to your personal taste.

Convenient USB charging

Easily recharge the camera via USB charging. Simply connect the bundled USB cable and recharge the battery without removing it from the camera, either via AC outlet or PC connection.


Innovation from every angle

Experience the quality and performance of Sony’s innovative and award-winning mirrorless line of cameras. Easily compare features to choose a camera that suits your level of shooting, whether you’re a casual enthusiast, advanced hobbyist or an experienced professional.

Camera

WI-FI/NFC

Iso

Sensor Type

Viewfinder Type

Frame Per Second

Video Resolution

LCD Screen

α7R

WI-FI/NFC

Up to 25,600

36.4MP 35mm Full-Frame sensor

2.4M dot XGA Tru-Finder OLED EVF

Up to 4 FPS

Full HD 1080 60p/60i/24p

3" tiltable LCD

α7

WI-FI/NFC

Up to 25,600

24.3MP 35mm Full-Frame sensor

2.4M dot XGA Tru-Finder OLED EVF

Up to 5 FPS

Full HD 1080 60p/60i/24p

3" tiltable LCD

α7S

WI-FI/NFC

Up to 409,600

12.4MP 35mm Full-Frame sensor

2.4M dot XGA Tru-Finder OLED EVF

Up to 5 FPS

Full HD and 4K QFHD

3” tiltable LCD

α6000

WI-FI/NFC

Up to 25,600

24.3MP APS-C HD sensor

1.4M dot Tru-Finder OLED EVF

Up to 11 FPS

Full HD 1080 60p/60i/24p

3" tiltable LCD

NEX-6

WI-FI

Up to 25,600

16.1MP APS-C HD sensor

2359K dot XGA Tru-Finder OLED EVF

Up to 10 FPS

Full HD 1080 60p/60i/24p

3" tiltable LCD

NEX-5T

WI-FI/NFC

Up to 25,600

16.1MP APS-C sensor

N/A

Up to 10 FPS

Full HD 1080 60p/60i/24p

3" flip up tiltable touch LCD

α5000

WI-FI/NFC

Up to 16,000

20.1MP APS-C HD sensor

N/A

Up to 4 FPS

Full HD 1080/60i/24p or 1080/30p MP4 movies

3" flip up tiltable touch LCD

NEX-3N

N/A

Up to 16,000

16.1MP APS-C sensor

N/A

Up to 4 FPS

Full HD 1080/60i/24p or 1080/30p MP4 movies

3" flip up tiltable touch LCD

α3000

N/A

Up to 16,000

20.1MP APS-C sensor

200K dot QVGA Tru-Finder EVF

Up to 3.5 FPS

Full HD 1080/60i/24p or 1080/30p MP4 movies

3" LCD


1. Records in up to 29 minutes segments.

7. Actual performance varies based on settings, environmental conditions, and usage. Battery capacity decreases over time and use.


© 2013 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony is not responsible for typographical and photographic errors. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice. Sony, BIONZ, BRAVIA, Exmor, InfoLITHIUM, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, the Memory Stick logo, PlayMemories Home, Remote Commander, Smile Shutter, Stamina, Theatre Sync, Sweep Panorama, Xtra Fine LCD and the Sony make.believe logo are trademarks of Sony. AVCHD is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. Windows, and Windows Vista are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Mac OS and iMovie are trademarks of Apple Computers, Inc. HDMI is a trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners.

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Reviewed in the United States on February 26, 2015
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5.0 out of 5 stars Holy Grail for Beauty Bloggers
By Melissa U. on February 26, 2015
If I could give this 20 stars out of 5, I would. I agonized over which camera to get, almost went with a Canon Rebel T3i (which I'm sure is also wonderful! It's a consistently popular choice), and I am seriously thankful I went with this. I bought it for beauty blogging, and there are several reasons it's ideal for this purpose:

1. A built-in, adjustable skin softener. I recommend keeping it on 'low', as it does just enough. It looks insanely natural on this level.

2. WiFi connectivity. It's not the smoothest thing in the world, but it does the job of getting your photos to your phone well enough, and at a decent speed. Does just what I need it to do.

3. Adjustable screen! A must-have!

4. The camera adjusts and auto-focuses like a dream for what I'm using it for. It gives you a beautiful focus on your subject, and softly blurs the background automatically, exactly as I need it. Do keep in mind though that if you're going in for a super close-up (say, just shooting an eye), it takes a little longer to adjust. This isn't exactly an issue though.

5. This is SUPER beginner-friendly. Seriously, I know nothing of photography, but was able to jump in right away, easily adjust my settings as I wanted, and start shooting in minutes. It's not convoluted like I had feared. The finer tuning options are there for the more savvy, but if you're like me, you can get by without any hassle.

My one con with this is the touch screen when navigating through the menu - it's a little clunky. I feel like this could potentially be a frustration for someone who is really doing in-depth work through the menu and manually adjusting settings. For someone like me who isn't really getting into all that though, it's only a minor annoyance.

I recommend the package including the memory card (you will need it) and case. I haven't done any video with this yet, so I can't really speak to that feature, but will update if I do.
But all in all, this has been one of my greatest Amazon purchases. It's been a dream for a beginner like myself. You won't regret this one!
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Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2015
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5.0 out of 5 stars Compact Camera that delivers high quality pictures
By I Like Stuff on June 27, 2015
UPDATE:
Still really enjoy the camera but felt the need to comment on the current pricing. I believe the camera has been discontinued which has driven the price of this camera up. My review used the purchase of $350 and while I can still recommend this up to $450, anything beyond that and I would recommend waiting until the new cameras come out. At around $500, if you really like the Sony mirrorless cameras, the A6000 base model starts here and would be a much better buy in general although you lose the 180 degree LCD screen and the touchscreen.

UPDATE:
I've been using the camera for about two months now and I'm still finding out just how great and versatile it is. I upgraded the lens to the Sony 35mm 1.8 lens and it was a big improvement over the kit lens

I think it's important that if you're going to invest in a camera like this coming from point and shoots, it's important to really learn about and understand all the features to make the most of your investment. This camera is just fantastic for everything and you'll notice huge improvements over point and shoot compacts.

I know someone that uses this camera and they really like it so I did my research on it. It had very positive reviews everywhere I looked and seemed to fall in an appropriate budget for what I was looking for.

I wanted something for a recent international trip. I like taking pictures with my smartphone as they're more than good enough but I didn't want to waste my battery on my phone taking hundreds of pictures a day so I wanted a good option. I wanted something compact that offered excellent quality photos and a lot of versatility. I'm no expert so this review will be based off of my current experience as someone who is new to anything beyond the standard point and shoot. This camera fit the bill perfectly.

The NEX-5TL comes with an adjustable strap, a battery, a charging cable, and a wall wart for charging. In this package a 16-50mm lens is included with a flash that can be attached to the top port which can be used for other things such as I believe a microphone or a digital view finder(DVF).

It features wifi and nfc for easy wireless connection and transfer of pictures to smartphones and tablets. It also has a fairly large display that flips up for selfies and makes it easier to see what your taking pictures of if you have to hold the camera lower then your head.

The camera has all the familiar camera modes; program, aperture, shutter priority, intelligent auto, superior auto. I don't want to go too much into these because I honestly don't know enough about photography to elaborate to a degree worthy of what this camera is capable of.

Basically they are generally auto modes and some will automatically control certain things like shutter speed or aperture or will generally automatically control all adjustments including exposure. The one main exception is the program mode which will leave all of the settings to the photographer and this is where I left it for the majority of the time to learn on. Occasionally I would try some of the auto modes to see if I could get a better shot than the settings I was using on program mode. The more I learned the easier it was to use program mode and apply the proper settings easily before taking my shots. Again I won't get into the specifics because while you don't need to be a pro photographer to use this camera, reading up on the subject a bit will increase the chances of the pictures you take being closer in line with what you want. I recommend reading up on photography whether you're using a $60 point and shoot or something much more expensive.

I had no issues with battery life although I did buy an extra battery(Sony) as well as the Sony charger. I was able to take hundreds and hundreds of pictures between battery changes and rarely did I get close to using up a full charge in one day although mileage will vary depending on usage of course.

I found the flip screen perfect for taking nice selfies and if you're using a tripod it is able to set a timer or connect to a wireless remote including I believe your phone to snap the picture although I didn't use these features.

Connecting the camera to my iPhone 6 was simple with the app on my phone and didn't take very long to transfer pictures but totaling maybe 5-10 minutes when I transferred over large quantities of pictures.

I felt the lens was basic but versatile enough for every kind of picture and offered a good zoom for further shots. You can use a variety of different lenses from Sony and other brands which makes this much closer to a DSLR than to a point and shoot. I'm already looking to improve my shots even further with a low aperture prime lens although this is where you're going to start spending money. The variety of lenses range anywhere from $200 to well over $1000. While this seems like a lot to a novice photographer, it's still really nice to know you can really grow with the camera.

It's bigger than most if not all point and shoots but much smaller and easier to travel with than even the smallest of DSLR cameras while still offering DLSR quality pictures or near their quality. This was perfect for my travels and is very easy to recommend to novices up to the very experienced photographers. I tried to cover a lot but there's too much for me to cover here right now so I'll update the the review with any new things I discover and try to answer any questions people have.

I paid $350 for this which I think is a fantastic price and would have been willing to pay more but look for sales and bundles on amazon as I know they've had great ones for this camera.

UPDATE: after about a month of use I'm still really liking this camera. I did however run into issues charging the battery through the camera. I kept getting a blinking charging lamp which turns out to mean there is a charging error and the battery has stopped charging. It was happening quite a bit until I finally kind of pushed the plug in as snug as I could and it seemed to resolve. I have a spare battery and a charger so I didn't really run into this problem before. Since I seemed to have remedied the problem I won't deduct a star unless this problem persist despite having other charging problems but I just thought I should update my review with this finding. Still a great camera and updated with a SEL35F18 lens which is a great upgrade from the 16-50mm kit lens.
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5.0 out of 5 stars もっと早く使っていれば
Reviewed in Japan on January 3, 2018
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