• APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16000
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25600

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Advantages

Sony A5000 over Sony NEX-5T

  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Sony NEX-5T over Sony A5000

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 16000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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The Competition

Compared to Canon EOS M

Sony A5000
Canon EOS M
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $329
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sony NEX-5T
Canon EOS M
  • $525
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $329
  • APS-C
  • External Mic

Compared to Panasonic GM1

Sony A5000
Panasonic GM1
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $673
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Sony NEX-5T
Panasonic GM1
  • $525
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $673
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Olympus E-M10

Sony A5000
Olympus E-M10
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Sony NEX-5T
Olympus E-M10
  • $525
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $699
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony A6000

Sony A5000
Sony A6000
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sony NEX-5T
Sony A6000
  • $525
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels

Compared to Sony A5100

Sony A5000
Sony A5100
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sony NEX-5T
Sony A5100
  • $525
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher-res screen
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
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