Sony NEX-5T captures the magic with great real-world images—even in low light


posted Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 12:30 PM EDT


The Sony NEX series of compact system cameras has been around for quite a long time now, yet they still amaze me when I look at one or pick one up to shoot. I'm wrapping up my review of the latest model, the Sony NEX-5T, and this tiny little, lightweight body just feels great in my hands, yet somehow sports a super-large sensor (APS-C) for its size, allows for interchangeable lenses and won't break the bank.

For my real-world testing of the NEX-5T, I wanted to shoot anything and everything, but felt the greatest test would be trying to capture fast movement indoors in relatively low light. So I packed up my clan and headed to "Disney on Ice," and took dozens of pictures from my front-row seats without getting in anyone's way (no gargantuan camera artillery necessary!). I came back with much better images than I'd expected, and felt that the NEX-5T had more than passed the test.

Check out my real-world Sony NEX-5T gallery shots, which include the series I took at "Disney on Ice," as well as tons of other photos I captured in a variety of settings.


Meanwhile, don't forget to check out our Sony NEX-5T image comparisons and print quality analysis, where we pitted the camera against its big brother, the Sony NEX-6, as well as the Olympus E-PL5, Panasonic G6, Canon SL1 and Nikon D5200 in side-by-side fashion at a range of ISOs. You can also use our image quality Comparometer™ to compare sample pictures taken with the Sony NEX-5T against any other camera we've tested. Go check them out, then come back here and post in the comments section below what you think about the NEX-5T's image quality.

Be sure to read our first impressions Sony NEX-5T review for a walkaround of the new mirrorless camera, as well as a closer look at the model's features and technologies. We'll be publishing our complete, in-depth Sony NEX-5T review soon!