• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
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  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Alpha NEX-5
  • Canon EOS Rebel T5 (EOS 1200D)
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
Sony Alpha NEX-5 webpage
Manufacturer website
Predecessor:   Canon T3
T3 vs T5
Successor: Sony NEX-5N
NEX-5 vs NEX-5N
Canon T6
T5 vs T6
General
Model Number: NEX-5 T5
Alternate Model Number(s):   EOS 1200D, EOS Kiss X70
Camera Format: Compact System Camera SLR
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $699.99 $549.99
Street Price: $699.99 $549.48
Date Available: 2010-07-15 2014-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 17.7 oz (502 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
24.3 oz (689 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.4 x 2.4 x 1.6 in.
(111 x 60 x 40 mm)
5.1 x 3.9 x 3.1 in.
(130 x 100 x 78 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Canon
Effective Megapixels: 14.2 18.0
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm) 332.27mm2 (22.30mm x 14.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.16 microns 4.30 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.6x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2, 16:9 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 69 63
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.2 21.9
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.2 11.3
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 796 724
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4592 x 3056 (14.0 MP, 3:2),
4592 x 2576 (11.8 MP, 16:9),
3344 x 2224 (7.4 MP, 3:2),
3344 x 1872 (6.3 MP, Other),
2288 x 1520 (3.5 MP, Other),
2288 x 1280 (2.9 MP, Other)
5184 x 3456 (17.9 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
2592 x 1728 (4.5 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1280 (2.5 MP, 3:2),
720 x 480 (0.3 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG, .ARW RAW, RAW+JPEG JPEG, .CR2 RAW (14-bit), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 2.7 3.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i)
1440x1080 (30)
640x480 (30)
1920x1080 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1280x720 (60p/​50p)
640x480 (30p/​25p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD or MPEG-4 MOV (image data: H.264; audio: Linear PCM (monaural))
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Sony E Canon EF/EF-S
Lens: Sony SEL1855 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 83mm 29 - 88mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm 18 - 55mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x 3.06x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 34 (T) f/3.5 - 22 (wide) / f/5.6 - 38 (tele)
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: 49.0mm 58.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes No
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 10x Precision digital zoom with prime lens attached n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect: 25-area, Center, Flexible Spot; with Face Detection Phase Detect with TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS Sensor: 9 points; 1 cross-type f/5.6, 8 single-axis; Live View: Phase Detect, Contrast Detect, Face Detect modes
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type: (Optional FDA-SV1 optical viewfinder available with 16mm FOV) SLR type; fixed eye-level pentamirror, 95% coverage, 0.80x mag., 21mm eyepoint, -2.5 to +0.5 diopter
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.50x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   0.80x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots 460,800 dots (153,600 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 13.0x  
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   6400
Minimum ISO (native):   100
ISO Settings: Auto (200-1600), 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 Auto, 100 - 6400 in 1/3 or 1EV steps, expandable to 12800
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Color Temp./Filter, Custom Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi Segment, Center-weighted, Spot 63-zone Evaluative (linked to any AF point), Center-weighted, Partial (10%); iFCL with dual layer sensor
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight, Sweep Panorama Flash Off, Creative Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 10, 2, Continuous (2-10) seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   No
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No Yes
Flash Modes: Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow sync., Red-eye reduction E-TTL II Auto, Manual flash; Red-Eye Reduction; Second Curtain Synchro
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 7.0 m / 23.0 ft. 9.2 m / 30.2 ft.
Flash Range Description: Bundled flash has GN of 7m/ISO 100 Lens aperture dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Smart Accessory Terminal (flash is detachable) Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   No UHS support
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .ARW RAW, RAW+JPEG .CR2 RAW (14-bit), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: AVCHD or MPEG-4 MOV (image data: H.264; audio: Linear PCM (monaural))
Included Memory:   No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional IR Wireless Optional Wired (RS-60E3)
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI (Type C) Mini (Type-C) HDMI-CEC, Wired Remote Jack
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.77 0.36
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.77 0.36
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 17 6
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.48
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 2.7 3.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 38 12
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   3.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   6
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   2.6
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   4
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.44 seconds 0.31 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.44 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):   1.62 seconds
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):   0.093 seconds
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.257 seconds 0.122 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.75 seconds 0.27 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.115 seconds 0.113 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus, Single-area AF mode, 16mm f/2.8 lens = 0.448 second OVF: Full AF lag, wide-area AF mode = 0.163s Live View: Full AF lag, PDAF = 1.240s Full AF lag, CDAF = 1.617s Prefocused = 0.093s
Startup Time: 1.0 seconds 0.5 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.0 seconds 0.2 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 2.8 seconds 1.7 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 330 shots 180 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   500 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary InfoLithium NP-FW50 Proprietary LP-E10
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeble
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary LP-E10 Lithium-ion rechargeble
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: PMB (Picture Motion Browser) 4.3.01 Image Data Converter SR 3.1 Image Data Lightbox SR EOS Digital Solutions Disc
OS Compatibility: Windows 2000/XP/Vista; Mac OS X 10.1.3 or later Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Mac OS X 10.6+
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Available in black or silver. 18MP CMOS APS-C sensor, DIGIC 4 processor, Full HD 1080p movies.