• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Sony NEX-5T advantages over Canon T7

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Less expensive
    $299* vs $449
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.78 vs 3.72 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    38 mm vs 77 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    392g vs 675g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 29 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon T7 advantages over Sony NEX-5T

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 500 vs 330 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    88 mm vs 75 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Newer
    3 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    24.1 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    150 vs 11 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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 Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-3N

Sony NEX-5T
Sony NEX-3N
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Internal flash
Canon T7
Sony NEX-3N
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Sony NEX-5T
Samsung NX1100
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
Canon T7
Samsung NX1100
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

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 T7
Sony A5000
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Canon T7i

Sony NEX-5T
Canon T7i
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
Canon T7
Canon T7i
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon SL2

Sony NEX-5T
Canon SL2
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
Canon T7
Canon SL2
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
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