NEX-5T keeps design mistakes from NEX-5R

Started Aug 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP parallaxproblem Veteran Member • Posts: 5,335
Re: NEX-5T keeps design mistakes from NEX-5R

kam_wa wrote:

What bump are you referring to? The press release pics (rear and front) look near identical to the 5R. Perhaps you mean the bulge where it is labelled "ISO", then this is the same on the 5R which doesn't have NFC.

There's a tiny little moulding bump on the edge of the grip.  This indicates the location where the NFC contact should be made between the camera and your NFC device:

Here is the contact being made

And a reason why NFC hasn't been that useful is lack of support/devices to communicate with. However, new smart phones (including Sony's Xperia's) do support NFC so will make transfer of images even easier than with wifi on the 5R and 6.

They also support USB OTG which is the way I prefer to make contact between the two devices - faster and no need to keep holding the things together!

NFC is really designed for cardkey access type applications where there is a very short exchange of a small amount of data - not the sort of large volume data exchange you would probably want between a camera and a smartphone or tablet

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