• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon EOS Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D)
  • Sony Alpha NEX-5T
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Predecessor:   Sony NEX-5R
NEX-5R vs NEX-5T
Successor: Canon SL2
SL1 vs SL2
Sony A5100
NEX-5T vs A5100
General
Model Number: SL1 NEX-5T
Alternate Model Number(s): 100D  
Camera Format: SLR Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $799.99 $699.99
Street Price: $489.50 $299.00
Date Available: 2013-04-15 2013-09-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 22.0 oz (623 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
13.8 oz (392 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.6 x 3.6 x 2.7 in.
(117 x 91 x 69 mm)
4.4 x 2.3 x 1.5 in.
(111 x 59 x 39 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon Sony Exmor APS HD
Effective Megapixels: 18.0 16.1
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 332.27mm2 (22.30mm x 14.90mm) 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.30 microns 4.78 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 63 78
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 21.8 23.6
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.3 13.0
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 843 1,015
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5184 x 3456 (17.9 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
5184 x 2912 (15.1 MP, 16:9),
3456 x 3456 (11.9 MP, 1:1),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
3072 x 2304 (7.1 MP, 4:3),
3456 x 1944 (6.7 MP, 16:9),
2304 x 2304 (5.3 MP, 1:1),
2592 x 1728 (4.5 MP, 3:2),
2034 x 1728 (3.5 MP, Other),
2592 x 1456 (3.8 MP, 16:9),
1728 x 1728 (3.0 MP, 1:1),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2),
1696 x 1280 (2.2 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1280 x 1280 (1.6 MP, 1:1),
720 x 480 (0.3 MP, 3:2),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
720 x 400 (0.3 MP, Other),
480 x 480 (0.2 MP, 1:1)
4912 x 3264 (16.0 MP, 3:2),
4912 x 2760 (13.6 MP, 16:9),
3568 x 2368 (8.4 MP, Other),
3568 x 2000 (7.1 MP, 16:9),
2448 x 1624 (4.0 MP, Other),
2448 x 1376 (3.4 MP, 16:9),
12416 x 1856 (23.0 MP, Other),
8192 x 1856 (15.2 MP, Other),
2160 x 5536 (12.0 MP, Other),
2160 x 3872 (8.4 MP, Other),
7152 x 1080 (7.7 MP, Other),
4912 x 1080 (5.3 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9)
Image File Format: JPEG, .CR2 RAW (14-bit), RAW+L/F JPEG JPEG, .ARW RAW (v2.3), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.9 10.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p)
640x480 (30p/​25p)
1920x1080 (60p/​28Mbps/​PS or 60i/​24Mbps/​FX or 60i/​17Mbps/​FH or 24p/​24Mbps/​FX or 24p/​17Mbps/​FH)
1440x1080 (30p/​12Mbps)
640x480 (30p/​3Mbps)
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM, recording level can be manually adjusted by user) AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio :Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF/EF-S Sony E
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Sony SELP1650 PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS; 9 elements in 8 groups, 1 ED element, 4 aspheric surfaces
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 29 - 88mm 24 - 75mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm 16 - 50mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.06x 3.13x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (wide) / f/5.6 - 38 (tele) f/3.5 - f/22 (W) / f/5.6 - f/36 (T); 7-blade circular aperture
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 58.0mm 40.5mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: No Yes
Digital Zoom Values: n/a 2x Clear Image zoom; up to 4x Precision zoom; up to 2x Smart zoom at reduced resolution
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: OVF: AF-dedicated CMOS phase-detect sensor, 9-points (Center AF point is cross-type at f/5.6, Center AF point is vertical line-sensitive at f/2.8); Live View uses Hybrid CMOS AF II phase-detect/contrast-detect AF on image sensor Hybrid AF (99-point phase detect; 25-point contrast detect): Multi-point, Center, Flexible Spot; with Face Detection and Predictive Tracking
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; fixed eye-level pentamirror, ~95% coverage, ~0.87x magnification, 19mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 m^-1 diopter adjustment (Optional FDA-EV1S XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF or FDA-SV1 Optical Viewfinder)
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.54x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.87x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,040,000 dots (345,600 px) 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: Yes Yes
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 14.0x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto(100-6400), 100-12800 in 1EV steps, expandable to H=25600 Auto (100-3200), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Color Temp./Filter, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 63-zone Evaluative (linked to all AF points), Center-weighted, Partial (9%), Spot (4%) 1200-zone Multi Segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene Intelligent Auto (Stills and Movie), No Flash, Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, SCN (Kids, Food, Candlelight, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control) Scene: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur; Picture Effects: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast, Mono, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature; DRO; Sweep Panorama
Self Timer: 10, 2, Remote, 10s Continuous (2-10) seconds 2 or 10; 3/5 shots in 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): No  
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: E-TTL II Auto, Manual Flash Off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow sync.; Red-eye reduction: On/Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 9.4 m / 30.8 ft. 7.0 m / 23.0 ft.
Flash Range Description: GN=9.4m (ISO 100); Range is lens aperture dependent Bundled flash has GN of 7m/ISO 100
Max Flash Sync: 1/200 1/160
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Smart Accessory Terminal 2 (flash is detachable)
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I  
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .CR2 RAW (14-bit), RAW+L/F JPEG .ARW RAW (v2.3), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM, recording level can be manually adjusted by user) AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio :Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired (RS-60E3) or Wireless (RC-6) Optional RMT-DSLR1/2 IR Wireless
Connections (extended): Mini (Type C) HDMI-CEC, External 3.5mm Stereo Mic Jack, Wired Remote Jack Mini HDMI (Type C), Smart Accessory Terminal 2
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.33  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.32  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 8  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.34  
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.9 10.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 1140 11
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 4.0  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 8  
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 4.0  
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 4  
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.26 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.094 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.22 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.076 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes): OVF: Full AF lag, Auto Selection mode = 0.102s Live View: Full AF lag, Quick Mode (Phase-detect AF), Single-point = 0.597s Full AF lag, FlexiZone (Hybrid AF), Single-point = 0.768s Prefocused lag: 0.082s  
Startup Time: 0.6 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 0.3 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 2.6 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 150 shots 330 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 380 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LP-E12 Proprietary InfoLithium NP-FW50
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeble Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LP-E12 Lithium-ion rechargeble 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: EOS Digital Solutions Disc (ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor) Image Data Converter Ver. 4, PlayMemories Home
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7/8; Mac OS X v10.6+ (Intel processor required) Windows XP/Vista/7/8; Mac OS X 10.5 or later. (PlayMemories Home is Windows only.)
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: World's smallest and lightest DSLR according to Canon; 9-point single cross-type AF; fixed LCD; new Hybrid CMOS AF II. Minor update to NEX-5R. Wi-Fi now includes NFC, bundled with different kit lens (16-50mm). External flash included in bundle.