• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000

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Advantages

Sony NEX-5T over Sony A5000

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Shoots 60p video
    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

Sony A5000 over Sony NEX-5T

  • Longer battery life
    420 vs 330 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    12 months vs 18 months old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

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The Competition

Compared to Canon EOS M

Sony NEX-5T
Canon EOS M
  • $308
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $340
  • APS-C
  • External Mic Jack
Sony A5000
Canon EOS M
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $340
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Fujifilm X-M1

Sony NEX-5T
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $308
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $427
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
Sony A5000
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer battery life
  • $427
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Sony A6000

Sony NEX-5T
Sony A6000
  • $308
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
Sony A5000
Sony A6000
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Sony A5100

Sony NEX-5T
Sony A5100
  • $308
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher-res screen
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Longer battery life
  • More pixels
Sony A5000
Sony A5100
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Panasonic GF7

Sony NEX-5T
Panasonic GF7
  • $308
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $531
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Newer
Sony A5000
Panasonic GF7
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Longer battery life
  • $531
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
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