Next month will see the release of the new NEX-5T interchangeable lens compact camera, a pocketable model that features NFC for easier Wi-Fi connections and includes Smart Remote Control for shooting from smart-phones.


The new NEX-5T. (Source Sony.)

The NEX-5T’s large Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor delivers a resolution of 16.1 effective megapixels for still pictures and supports Full HD video recording. Slipping snugly into a pocket or bag, its ultra-compact body weighs only 218 grams or 276 grams with battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo card. Fast Hybrid AF combines phase-detection autofocus to track fast-moving subjects with contrast-detection AF for focusing precision and the LCD monitor can be flipped up to 180 degrees for easy self-portraits. A dedicated control dial and assignable Fn button provide the flexibility photographers need for changing camera settings. As the first interchangeable lens E-mount camera from Sony with  Near Field Communication, it offers one-touch wireless connection with Android smart-phones and tablets  for easy sharing and even remote control of the camera.

Users can add more functions with growing range of downloadable PlayMemories Camera Apps. A brand-new Lens Compensation app lets expert users save and apply subtle image corrections for different lenses. Adjustable correction can be applied to compensate for peripheral shading, chromatic aberration and barrel/pincushion distortion. The latest update of Direct Upload Version 2.0 streamlines photo transfers to social networking services wherever there’s a Wi-Fi hotspot handy. Installing the Flickr Add-on now allows direct image uploads to Flickr.

The new NEX-5T interchangeable lens compact camera will be available in Australia from September 2013 onwards for a suggested retail price of $899 (single lens) or $1,149 (twin lens). For more information, visit

NEX-5T Key specifications

Camera Type

Interchangeable lens digital camera


Lens compatibility

Sony E-mount lenses


Image Sensor

APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm), “Exmor” APS HD CMOS sensor with approx. 16.1 effective megapixels


Recording format

JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)


Image quality modes



Picture Effect

11 types (15 variations): Posterisation (Colour, B/W), Pop Colour, Retro Photo, Partial Colour (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Mono, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature


Recording format

AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant


MP4/ AVC/H.264


Audio recording format

Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch


Movie resolution

1920 x 1080 (50p, 28M, PS), Approx.28Mbps (Max bit-rate); 1920 x 1080 (50i, 24M, FX), Approx. 24Mbps;1920 x 1080 (50i, 17M, FH), Approx. 17Mbps;1920 x 1080 (25p, 24M, FX), Approx. 24Mbps;1920 x 1080(25p, 17M, FH), Approx. 17Mbps


Storage Media

Memory Stick PRO Duo/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo/Memory Stick XC-HG Duo/SD memory card/SDHC memory card/SDXC memory card


Focusing System Type

Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF) with 99 points (phase-detection AF)/25 points (contrast-detection AF) and Tracking focus


ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

Still images: ISO100 to 25600, AUTO (ISO100 to 3200), Movies:ISO100 to 6400 equivalent, AUTO(ISO100 to 3200 equivalent)



7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type pressure-sensitive TFT touch panel with 921,600 dots; adjustable Up by approx. 180 degrees, Down by approx. 50 degrees


Other features

Auto Portrait Framing and Self-Portrait; Face Detection and Smile Shutter; Superior AUTO; Sweep Panorama (2D); Auto HDR; DRO; Hand-held Twilight; Creative Styles; Photo Creativity; Wi-Fi; USB Charge; PlayMemories Camera Apps (in qualifying countries); NFC


Digital Zoom

Smart Zoom (stills) – M: approx. 1.4x, S: approx 2x; Digital zoom (stills and movies) – Approx. 4x



Lens based


Drive modes

Continuous mode: max. 3 fps; Speed Priority Continuous shooting: max. 10 fps


Battery capacity

Approx. 330 images (CIPA standard)



Approx. 110.8 x 58.8 x 38.9 mm