• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Advantages

Sony NEX-5T over Sony A6000

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.78 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.

Sony A6000 over Sony NEX-5T

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear LCD only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    11 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
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Amazing image quality for the price; Blazing-fast hybrid autofocus; Swift burst shooting with generous buffer depths; Good battery life with LCD monitor; More compact than a DSLR; In-camera Wi-Fi wireless networking

  • Continuous autofocus can't match its burst rate; High-ISO JPEGs can look overprocessed; Sluggish startup performance; No touch-screen display; Wi-Fi can be a bit frustrating to use

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX-5T
Sony NEX-7
  • $308
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
  • $950
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer battery life
Sony A6000
Sony NEX-7
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $950
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • External Mic Jack

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 A6000
Canon EOS M
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $340
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • External Mic Jack

Compared to Fujifilm X-M1

Sony NEX-5T
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $308
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $446
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
Sony A6000
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $446
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Doesn't require an AA filter

Compared to Sony A5000

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

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 A6000
Sony A5100
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Higher-res screen
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
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