• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.5 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800

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Differences

Sony NEX-5T advantages over Samsung NX Mini

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.78 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Samsung NX Mini advantages over Sony NEX-5T

  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 530 vs 330 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 38 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    269g vs 392g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    20.5 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-5R

Sony NEX-5T
Sony NEX-5R
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $348
  • APS-C
Samsung NX Mini
Sony NEX-5R
  • $530
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Internal flash
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony NEX-3N

Sony NEX-5T
Sony NEX-3N
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $480
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Internal flash
Samsung NX Mini
Sony NEX-3N
  • $530
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $480
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • 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
Samsung NX Mini
Sony A5000
  • $530
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon J4

Sony NEX-5T
Nikon J4
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $473
  • 1 inch
  • Internal flash
  • Thinner
Samsung NX Mini
Nikon J4
  • $530
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
  • $473
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Higher-res screen

Compared to Nikon J5

Sony NEX-5T
Nikon J5
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Internal flash
Samsung NX Mini
Nikon J5
  • $530
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Thinner
  • $497
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • On-sensor phase detect
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