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Sony introduces NEX-5T Wi-Fi and NFC enabled mirrorless camera

By dpreview staff on Aug 27, 2013 at 04:00 GMT
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Sony has announced the Sony Alpha NEX-5T, boasting all the same features that the Alpha NEX-5R offered with the addition of NFC. Smartphones and tablets with the technology will be able to pair easily with the NEX-5T to take advantage of its wireless connectivity. With a 16.1 megapixel APS-C sized sensor, Wi-Fi connectivity and a 3.0-inch flip-up touch LCD, the NEX-5T is introduced at $50 less than its predecessor's initial MSRP. Click through for more information.

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Press Release:

Sony Introduces Ultra-Portable NEX-5T Compact System Camera with Wi-Fi®, NFC and Fast Hybrid AF

Sony Alpha NEX-5T

SAN DIEGO, August 27, 2013 –The versatile new Sony α NEX-5T compact system camera combines a stylish, ultra-compact design and the creative capabilities of interchangeable lenses with large-sensor image quality, speedy Auto Focus (AF) and the convenience of NFC (Near Field Communication) one-touch for easier Wi-Fi connectivity.

Inside the new camera is a large, high-resolution 16.1 effective megapixel Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor - identical in size to the sensors found in traditional DSLR cameras. The large sensor takes in more light during image capture, allowing for richly detailed DSLR-quality still images and full HD videos.

The new NEX-5T camera will come in a kit with the sharp, compact SELP1650 motorized zoom lens, which measures only about 1.2 inches thick when fully retracted. The lens contains built-in Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization for clearer handheld images and has a smooth power zoom dial that is particularly useful during video shooting.

“This new camera carries on the NEX-5 series’ strong tradition of compactness and high performance,” said Mike Kahn, director of the interchangeable lens camera business group at Sony.  “Available in a convenient, travel-friendly package with the compact SELP1650 power zoom kit lens, it’s the ideal choice for step-up point-and-shoot users, smartphone photographers who want higher quality images and even photo enthusiasts who are looking for a more portable alternative to replace their DSLR.”

NFC and Wi-Fi Convenience

The new α NEX-5T camera is the first Sony interchangeable lens camera to feature NFC, giving the extra convenience of one-touch wireless connectivity with compatible Android smartphones and tablets1. A connection is activated automatically as soon as the mobile device touches the camera, allowing for immediate image and video2 sharing between devices.  Content is then safely stored on the connected device and can be shared via social media and other common applications.

For devices without NFC one-touch capabilities, users can wirelessly transfer images and videos between compatible devices through use of Wi-Fi™ and Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile application, available for both the iOS and Android platforms.

Additionally, a “Smart Remote Control” feature on the NEX-5T utilizes Wi-Fi to send a live image preview to a wirelessly connected camera or tablet, allowing it to act as a remote viewfinder, adjust common photographic settings and release the shutter button. It’s a unique, fun feature that can be used for framing and shooting group portraits that include the photographer, and can be activated using either NFC one-touch or Wi-Fi connectivity.

Fast Hybrid AF

In line with last year’s NEX-5R model, the new NEX-5T camera also features Fast Hybrid AF auto focus technology, which combines phase-detection and contrast-detection methods to ensure speedy, accurate autofocus in any shooting situation. The intuitive focusing system uses 99 phase-detection AF points arrayed on the image sensor to detect a subject’s distance and quickly lock focus. Then, contrast-detection AF confirms extremely fine, precise details.

In Speed Priority mode, the camera will switch automatically to phase detection tracking AF to track fast-moving action accurately in each frame up to 10 frames per second3.

Expanding PlayMemories™ Camera Apps Platform

The growing range of downloadable PlayMemories Camera Apps4 add more fun and exciting features to the NEX-5T camera. Shooters can pick from a range of free and nominal cost apps to broaden creative options and experiment with new photography effects.

There are 15 apps currently available, including “Direct Upload,” which allows photos to be uploaded directly to Facebook™ and now Flickr as well, with support for additional services scheduled for the future. Other fun applications include “Motion-shot,” which can combine several different shots from an action-series into one creative photo, “Time-Lapse,” which takes several photos over a series of time and stitches them together to create time-lapse photography, and several other creative and teaching tools.

Design and Control

The new NEX-5T camera features a fully programmable control dial and Fn (function) button - a versatile combination for photographers accustomed to the flexibility and direct control of a DSLR camera. The camera’s intuitive touch-screen LCD can flip downwards for high-angle shots over crowds, or upwards up to 180 degrees for easy arm’s length self-portraits. It also has a touch-shutter function for added convenience.

New Sony α Accessories

A range of optional accessories offers stylish protection for the camera. Designed in a range of colors to fit the NEX-5T and NEX-5R cameras including black, pink, orange and green, the LCJ-EBA case is a thin, light body jacket that allows full use of the new camera’s NFC function.

The new LCS-EMJ is a soft carrying case with an expandable structure that accommodates any E-mount camera and lens ranging from pancake prime lenses to longer telezoom models.

For convenient power supply, the new versatile BC-QM1 battery charger doubles as a handy power source for smartphones and cameras. This compact battery charger is ideal for travel with a retracting plug and universal voltage AC10-240V (50/60Hz).

Pricing and Availability

The NEX-5T compact system camera will be offered in silver, black and white for about $700 in a kit with a compact, versatile 16-50mm motorized zoom lens (model SELP1650) or as a body-only for about $550. It will be available for purchase in early September.

The new camera is compatible with Sony’s ever-growing assortment of E-mount interchangeable lenses. In total, 16 different lenses are now available including several premium models from Carl Zeiss ™ and G™ Lenses.

The new LCS-EBA body jacket, LCS-EMJ carrying case and BC-QM1 battery charger will be available this September for about $25, $40 and $60, respectively.

The new camera and all compatible accessories will be available at Sony retail stores (www.store.sony.com) and other authorized dealers nationwide.

Please visit www.blog.sony.com for a full video preview of the new NEX-5T compact system camera and follow #SonyNEX on twitter for the latest α NEX camera news.

1 For NFC compatible smartphones or tablets with Android OS Version 4.0 or later

2 Video format or the compatibility of transferring video depends on devices

3 Frame rate may vary based on shooting conditions

4 PlayMemories Camera Apps require download with existing Sony Entertainment Network Account.  Download available in all countries/areas where Sony Entertainment Network is available.

{product} specifications

Price
MSRP$699 with 16-50mm PZ lens
Body type
Body typeRangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor
Max resolution4912 x 3264
Other resolutions4912 x 2760, 3568 x 2368, 3568 x 2000, 2448 x 1624, 2448 x 1376
Image ratio w:h3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels16 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors17 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (23.4 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorBionz
Color spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
Image
ISOAuto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
White balance presets6
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, Standard
File format
  • RAW
  • RAW+JPEG
  • JPEG
Image parameters
  • Contrast -3 to +3 steps
  • Saturation -3 to +3 steps
  • Sharpness -3 to +3 steps
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lampYes (with built-in LED type)
Digital zoomNo
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points25
Lens mountSony E
Focal length multiplier1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDTilting
Screen size3
Screen dots921,600
Touch screenYes
Screen typeTilt Up 180° Down 50° TFT LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic (optional)
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Exposure modes
  • iAUTO
  • Superior Auto
  • Programmed AE (P)
  • Aperture priority (A)
  • Shutter-speed priority (S)
  • Manual (M)
  • Sweep Panorama
  • Scene Selection
Scene modes
  • Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Macro
  • Sports Action
  • Sunset
  • Night Portrait
  • Night View
  • Hand-held Twilight
  • Anti Motion Blur
Built-in flashNo
Flash range7.00 m (ISO100)
External flashYes (Accessory Port (supplied))
Flash modesAuto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in
Continuous drive10 fps
Self-timerYes ((10/2 sec. delay), Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec. delay; 3/5 exposures))
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
AE Bracketing (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV steps)
WB BracketingNo
Videography features
FormatMPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesSD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage includedNone
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMIYes (Mini Type C)
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notesNFC and WiFi
Remote controlNo
Physical
Environmentally sealedNo
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLithium-Ion NPFW50 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA)330
Weight (inc. batteries)276 g (0.61 lb / 9.74 oz)
Dimensions111 x 59 x 39 mm (4.36 x 2.31 x 1.53)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingNo
GPSNone

Additional images

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7
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Comments

Total comments: 76
Galbertson
By Galbertson (3 weeks ago)

Does anyone know if iPad linked to 5t via NFC, would Voice Over speak data reflected on camera LCD?

0 upvotes
thx1138
By thx1138 (8 months ago)

Would have been nice with a GX7 style pop-up EVF. Good they stuck to 16.1MP and not really sure why they are selling smartphones with 13/20MP on tiny sensors.

0 upvotes
Spectro
By Spectro (8 months ago)

I was thinking nex6. But 5t has touch screen which for a carry around camera is funner. I prefer to use an ovf on my bigger dslr. 5t has NFC and the smaller 16-50mm(looks nicer then my nex3 18-55) with kit over the 5r. I am still waiting to see the Sony cellphone Len attachment. Still debating which of the two to buy. Cellphone lens or 5t.

0 upvotes
unknown member
By (unknown member) (8 months ago)

I am wondering if they got wise enough to switch back to a capacitive touch screen like the one on 5n? I had 5r and sold it out in favor of 5n only because I had difficulty using the touch screen on the 5r.

0 upvotes
Diopter
By Diopter (8 months ago)

I just completed the purchase of the 5r with both kit lenses and a few "free" extras. $849 total.
Specs of the "new" 5t made the decision easy.
(-)

0 upvotes
vapentaxuser
By vapentaxuser (8 months ago)

I think it was a good choice for Sony to pair it with the 16-50 as the kit lens. It's a much neater package than having a small camera with some big metal dong attached to it. Not to say that the 18-55 was a bad lens...but it just looked strange attached to such a small body.

5 upvotes
HelloToe
By HelloToe (8 months ago)

Exactly. What's the point of having a nice, small mirrorless body if you've got a Coke can strapped to it all the time?

0 upvotes
giornata
By giornata (8 months ago)

Funnily enough, it was the 'oddness' of the 18-55 on the C3 that attracted me to it in the first place. I like the look. Still have the C3 which I use for legacy lenses, but have a NEX-6 as well.

0 upvotes
Gabriel Yeo
By Gabriel Yeo (8 months ago)

The Samsung NX300 already had these features when it was introduced in Jan this year.

1 upvote
abortabort
By abortabort (8 months ago)

Wow! Did it?!!! Who knew?!

Samsung fans are the worst... seriously...

9 upvotes
peevee1
By peevee1 (8 months ago)

What features? Apps? 10 fps shooting? Optional EVF through accessory port? Small and usefully wide (and stabilized) 16-50 powerzoom (you are not going to compare the useless 20-50 junk to it, do you)?
Oh wait, none of these things, unlike 5r a year ago.

2 upvotes
Kodachrome200
By Kodachrome200 (8 months ago)

needs hot shoe or pc socket

0 upvotes
Andy Crowe
By Andy Crowe (8 months ago)

Not for its target audience it doesn't.

3 upvotes
unknown member
By (unknown member) (8 months ago)

Why do you think the target audience of this camera wouldn't want to use flash? Even beginners deserve reasonable flash units.

0 upvotes
Diopter
By Diopter (8 months ago)

Unlike the "3", the "5" is trying to be as lean, functional and solid as possible. That is why the "5" is worth its price for me, while the "3" is waste of money.

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0 upvotes
abortabort
By abortabort (8 months ago)

Then buy a hotshoe / PC socket adapter for it... They are like $12.

2 upvotes
HelloToe
By HelloToe (8 months ago)

That's one thing nice about Olympus: even the entry-level PEN Mini cameras have a hot shoe and port for adding an EVF. (Now if they'd just make a small camera with an integrated EVF that doesn't stick out...)

2 upvotes
Andy Crowe
By Andy Crowe (8 months ago)

> Why do you think the target audience of this camera wouldn't want to use flash? Even beginners deserve reasonable flash units.

It still has Sony's proprietary popup flash connector so you can use the mini flash unit no problem.

0 upvotes
Kodachrome200
By Kodachrome200 (7 months ago)

didnt know there was adapter

0 upvotes
Kuturgan
By Kuturgan (8 months ago)

Sorry, but NEX-5T can't match NX300 in terms of IQ, price and available sharp and cheap lenses.

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1 upvote
Gabriel Yeo
By Gabriel Yeo (8 months ago)

Yeah. Samsung already had these features with the NX300...wifi, touchscreen and NFC...
And lets face it - the NX300 is better looking!
Sony NEX series are just plain ugly.

1 upvote
TrojMacReady
By TrojMacReady (8 months ago)

Where can we see you 5T test?

Thought so.

6 upvotes
iceccream
By iceccream (8 months ago)

who cares. sure you can nitpick, but they are both affordable have awesome IQ.

as for looks, i prefer the nex.. horses courses etc.

2 upvotes
abortabort
By abortabort (8 months ago)

Why do NX users always have to compare themselves to NEX? Seriously like little children, every single time there is something said about Sony, some little tech geek pipes up about how great Samsung are... 'Because they'z got big specs'

Pity the Samsung's suck as their lenses are highly middle of the road ;)

5 upvotes
TTo
By TTo (8 months ago)

Hello Samsung marketing team ;)

4 upvotes
chadley_chad
By chadley_chad (7 months ago)

So what

0 upvotes
LightCatcherLT
By LightCatcherLT (8 months ago)

unless Sony changes it's idiotic menu system to something like Canon, Panasonic or Olympus have I will never use any NEX camera nor any of my friends will. It's simply unusable and source of constant frustration...

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4 upvotes
MrTaikitso
By MrTaikitso (8 months ago)

Agreed. I had a 5R, and whilst superb for hip level shooting thanks to the articulated display, the controls and menu are a huge block to instinctive photography. The whole NEX range are beautifully engineered and can produce superb images, but like a dumb blond, well, they have their limitations, and that lies between the ears. Waiting for the ergonomically superior Panasonic GX7, unless Sony re-do the menus on their NEX 7 upgrade.

1 upvote
CNY_AP
By CNY_AP (8 months ago)

Olympus sensors (made by who?) have somehow caught up with NEX's 16MP sensor...I find it amazing how good the latest Olympus cameras are. I surmise Sony will jump ahead at some point and usually will be better in the future since the sensor is larger, and Sony has great sensors.

1 upvote
chadley_chad
By chadley_chad (7 months ago)

Good point overlooked by many (including Sony). The 5T release seems like its just an excuse to charge an extra £200 - the update was completely lacking ... although I have to say I'm pleased as I've just purchased a new 5R 16-50mm for only £379!!!

What was (realistically) missing: a better touch screen, better menu system, perhaps a physical PSAM dial and most importantly, decent priced 18-200mm, F1.4 and f1.8 glass!!!!

0 upvotes
YLK
By YLK (8 months ago)

I really hope 5T will be sold on Chinese maket with the capability to upload apps. 5R on sale in the PRC has been castrated and does not have that.

0 upvotes
mpgxsvcd
By mpgxsvcd (8 months ago)

This would be a let down of an announcement if except the NEX-5R still boasts specs that no one else matches. Adding a nifty new feature and lowering the price is a pleasant surprise.

2 upvotes
Anadrol
By Anadrol (8 months ago)

They could have at least put the new 20MP sensor in !

4 upvotes
vapentaxuser
By vapentaxuser (8 months ago)

Yes because the 16MP sensor is just awful. It has reputation for producing terrible image quality in all the cameras it has been in.

Seriously, though, Sony probably thought if it aint broke, don't fix it. They can use that same sensor in lots and lots of camera for years to come and you won't hear any complaints from me.

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4 upvotes
CNY_AP
By CNY_AP (8 months ago)

I found it odd too. I figure the 20MP will be used in a new 6 series - product differentiation.

0 upvotes
chadley_chad
By chadley_chad (7 months ago)

Why ... this would lead to more low light noise ... do most people really need above 16 (I never print A3 or above!)

0 upvotes
tt321
By tt321 (8 months ago)

What's the point of DPR news items when not coupled with previews? By the time something makes to this news section, it would have had a long life in various leak/rumour environments and become stale.

0 upvotes
audijam
By audijam (8 months ago)

what do you need the previews for? so many variety of NEX5s are out there and they don't vary much to assure a preview for each of them. i don't DPR's page to be flooded with NEX3s and NEX5s...

1 upvote
chadley_chad
By chadley_chad (7 months ago)

Knowing DPR you'll not see a review for another 8 months min (I'm being serious!) ... although you will be kept updated on new mobile phones and other shitty cameras.

Harsh words .. but unfortunately true!

1 upvote
MrDams
By MrDams (8 months ago)

"GPS None"

I am freaking out everytime I see this in 2013....

1 upvote
tecnoworld
By tecnoworld (8 months ago)

Samsung NX300 has wifi, nfc, hybrid focus, 25% more MP, is 20% cheaper and has been out for 5 months now :) Anyway competition is good.

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8 upvotes
LightCatcherLT
By LightCatcherLT (8 months ago)

doesn't feel good in hand though. I don't like feel of it (and those plastic lenses...), despite it's pretty good smart camera. And yes, lack of dropbox upload capability is big miss too.

1 upvote
HelloToe
By HelloToe (8 months ago)

I don't know about the NX300, but Samsung's other NX cameras have been noticeably less sharp than Sony or micro four thirds, despite their MP advantage.

0 upvotes
groucher
By groucher (8 months ago)

Hellotoe, you need to look at some high res samples. Samsung have been out-sharping Sony since the days of the NX100.

0 upvotes
HelloToe
By HelloToe (8 months ago)

LOL, no, sorry, not even close.

Try putting the NX210 and the NX100 in the comparison tool on this site vs. pretty much any NEX or MFT, ISO 200, preset position with the crosshatched old lady (pinkish, left of center). For that matter, find me any spot on there where Samsung is sharper.

Sure, the NX210 has more MP. Too bad it's still so damn blurry.

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abortabort
By abortabort (8 months ago)

NX300 can't take an EVF... Enough said. 25% more pixel does not equal 25% more resolution. NX also doesn't have anywhere near the lens lead on NEX that it once did... Because NX is for noobs who want the androidz for it's awesomeness... except it isn't and Samsung have practically halted development for it that doesn't include slapping a big screen and android in there.

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0 upvotes
Shamael
By Shamael (8 months ago)

Yaaawwwn

3 upvotes
HelloToe
By HelloToe (8 months ago)

$400 for the A3000 with a viewfinder and 20MP sensor, or $700 for the NEX-5T with no viewfinder and the same old 16MP sensor.

Yeah, I know there's other differences (like the LCD), but the price premium for compact mirrorless cameras still makes me sigh. And they wonder why these things aren't catching on in the US?

4 upvotes
Dimit
By Dimit (8 months ago)

Simply said: 100$ more vs NEX 5R just for the NFC facility.You need it,you get it..

2 upvotes
ludwik123
By ludwik123 (8 months ago)

Specifications say no image stabilisation ????

0 upvotes
Andy Westlake
By Andy Westlake (8 months ago)

The camera has no built-in image stabilisation, but most of the lenses have optical stabilisation.

2 upvotes
Doug Frost
By Doug Frost (8 months ago)

No E-Mount camera has ever had in-body stabilization.

Comment edited 44 seconds after posting
1 upvote
radissimo
By radissimo (8 months ago)

Why Sony cannot introduce NEX with control dial aka NEX-6 and alpha menu aka RX100?

0 upvotes
joe6pack
By joe6pack (8 months ago)

The spec says "$699 with 18-55mm lens". Is that a typo? Shouldn't it be the 16-50mm lens?

0 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (8 months ago)

just checked there is no 18-55 kit for NEX-5T on Sony's website.

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0 upvotes
Jefftan
By Jefftan (8 months ago)

dpreview please correct above with 16-50mm kit lens not 18-55mm

0 upvotes
Eddaweaver
By Eddaweaver (8 months ago)

The Nex-5R was sold with either lens so this one may be too.

0 upvotes
duartix
By duartix (8 months ago)

There is a Feedback Button specifically built for that: http://www.dpreview.com/members/feedback?utm_campaign=internal&utm_source=footer&utm_medium=text

Comment edited 18 seconds after posting
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NowHearThis
By NowHearThis (8 months ago)

NEX-5T and 16-70 OSS $1550, sounds like a fantastic combo!

2 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (8 months ago)

16-70/4 is too dark.

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2 upvotes
thx1138
By thx1138 (8 months ago)

Then by the silver version!

23 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (8 months ago)

why when you can buy pure silver at less than 1/4 of price?

0 upvotes
audijam
By audijam (8 months ago)

chinese girls want pink version....

0 upvotes
Digital Daydream
By Digital Daydream (8 months ago)

Get back to us when you can take photographs with your lump of pure silver.

4 upvotes
NowHearThis
By NowHearThis (8 months ago)

@ yabokkie
> 16-70/4 is too dark.
LOL! Nice of you to speak for everyone. F4 is not too dark for most people (e.g. someone wanting a walk around lens or a small multi-purpose landscape lens). I've used the Nikon 16-85 for some contract work. I owned and used a Canon 15-85mm lens for over a year, both are bigger and slower and both still sell extremely well. I never once found the aperture limiting on these. The range is more important to me and to many others, the smaller size is more important to me and to others - a bigger, more limiting 16-50/2.8, that cost 1.5x-2x is less appealing. If I want speed, I'll pick up a F1.8 prime (ok, I actually had one when I had my NEX7). I understand some people will want a F2.8, and that's great, eventually one will get made. But for right now, for the thousands of people like me who spend half their day at F8 anyway...this lens will be more than fine.

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yabokkie
By yabokkie (8 months ago)

the basic form of the original NEX line is good but the grip is still not very comfortable maybe because Sony want to use more straight lines than a curved design?

0 upvotes
Sam Carriere
By Sam Carriere (8 months ago)

If Sony says "early September" for availability, my guess is next spring or early summer ... maybe.

1 upvote
James Booba
By James Booba (8 months ago)

They are not Canon.

17 upvotes
radissimo
By radissimo (8 months ago)

or Panasonic

8 upvotes
CameraLabTester
By CameraLabTester (8 months ago)

Expecting to see more "Introduces" articles here is DPR in the lead up to the Christmas season...

.

1 upvote
powP0Wpow
By powP0Wpow (8 months ago)

Is this a new sensor from the last Nex 5R? Or is the NFC the only real differences?

0 upvotes
Rooru S
By Rooru S (8 months ago)

NFC is the only real thing being added. No reason to buy this camera at all unless you have a Sony or another Japanese-market phone with NFC.

0 upvotes
Eric Hensel
By Eric Hensel (8 months ago)

I have an inexpensive Samsung phone with NFC, in California. Not sure what you mean about Japanese market...

2 upvotes
Azurael
By Azurael (8 months ago)

I have a phone and two tablets with NFC, not sure what you're on about... I'm not in Japan and none of the aforementioned devices are made by Sony. This seems like pretty much the only use for it until contactless payment takes off in a big way, too. I tried it out with a Panasonic LF1 and it actually seems like a pretty convenient way to initiate connection between the two devices without having to manually configure WiDi between them, assuming it works as well with a Sony camera. I'm not about to replace my 5N though...

2 upvotes
cgarrard
By cgarrard (8 months ago)

Same NEX menu system or was it changed? I thought I read on SAR it was supposed to be a new menu interface.

Anyone know?

0 upvotes
Rooru S
By Rooru S (8 months ago)

Their source probably confused NEX with NEW.

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