• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Sony NEX-5T advantages over Canon EOS M50

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Less expensive
    $299* vs $649
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.78 vs 3.72 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 330 vs 235 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    38 mm vs 58 mm
    Thinner

Canon EOS M50 advantages over Sony NEX-5T

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    17 months vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    540k vs 307k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    36 vs 11 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Comfortable ergonomics and solid build; Versatile EVF and tilt-swivel, touch-screen LCD; Good image quality; Great performance for its class; New C-RAW format saves on raw file size; 4K video is an M-series first.

  • Somewhat limited dynamic range; JPEGs a little soft at base ISO, and more so at higher ISOs; Warm white balance under incandescent light; Poor battery life; Raw buffer is still shallow (but C-RAW helps).

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-5R

Sony NEX-5T
Sony NEX-5R
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $348
  • APS-C
Canon EOS M50
Sony NEX-5R
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony NEX-3N

Sony NEX-5T
Sony NEX-3N
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $359
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Internal flash
Canon EOS M50
Sony NEX-3N
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $359
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony A5000

Sony NEX-5T
Sony A5000
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Internal flash
Canon EOS M50
Sony A5000
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon EOS M5

Sony NEX-5T
Canon EOS M5
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $712
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Canon EOS M50
Canon EOS M5
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $712
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony A6400

Sony NEX-5T
Sony A6400
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon EOS M50
Sony A6400
  • $629
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
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