Is the NEX-5T the last NEX camera?

Started Oct 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
captura Forum Pro • Posts: 22,748
Re: Is the NEX-5T the last NEX camera?

parallaxproblem wrote:

MrTaikitso wrote:

1. I was looking in the window of a popular camera shop here in the UK and saw a triangle of brand new boxed 5R + PZ kits priced at, wait for it, £349.95. I bought the very same kit 6 months ago from John Lewis for £600. It then fell to £500. (And I got the difference back.) They are obviously not selling well, even if the 5T has replaced the 5R.

I'm not sure you can draw that conclusion from the pricing. The NEX-5R is now an obsolete model and so Sony will be offering job lots to the resellers at super-low prices just to get rid of them

I guess there may not be very many 5R's in inventory.

This is one of the really strange aspects to the NEX-5T release. It must have cost Sony a fortune in changing documentation, package and applying for new certification/approvals for the 5T, as well as stock clearance of unsold 5R models, when basically there were seemingly no real changes to the new camera!

The 5R ran for one year, which quite respectable these days. If they could have added the absolutely necessary Near-Field feature with a firmware update, I'm sure they would have. But a slight hardware addition required a new model designation. Thus the 5T.

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