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The Sony NEX-5T is comfortable to hold with a large rubberised grip, and produces excellent images with good colour and detail. It has a number of impressive and useful features including 10fps continuous shooting, DRO and HDR modes to expand dynamic range, and good noise performance. The touch-screen on the back makes it easier to use, and the tilting screen makes it easy to take self portraits or shoot at different angles. For those looking for one of the smallest possible mirrorless cameras with an APS-C CMOS sensor, with high speed shooting and built in Wi-Fi, the Sony NEX-5T would make an excellent choice. quote


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8.0
PC Mag Oct 7, 2013

Sony's Alpha NEX-5T mirrorless camera is simply last year's NEX-5R with added NFC support for quick image transfer to a smartphone. And the price has come down. So this isn't a bad thing.

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8.0
TechRadar Oct 4, 2013

Sony has once again delivered an excellent camera for it's NEX range. Sitting in the middle of the line-up, this would be a great choice for a wide range of photographers, including both beginners and those looking for something a little more advanced.

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ePHOTOzine Oct 24, 2013

For those looking for one of the smallest possible mirrorless cameras with an APS-C CMOS sensor, with high speed shooting and built in Wi-Fi, the Sony NEX-5T would make an excellent choice.

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8.0
Digital Trends Oct 31, 2013

Beautiful photos with accurate colors, terrific video capture, and a strong autofocusing system are what makes Sony’s NEX-5T a great little camera.

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8.0
The Phoblographer Nov 6, 2013

The hobbyist would have a good time with the 5T, whereas the professional would be left wanting more. What matters ultimately is your creative vision, and if the 5T will help you achieve that, then it’s definitely worth considering.

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Photography Blog Oct 11, 2013

Ultimately the new Sony NEX-5T is once again a likable and easy to recommend compact system camera which literally feels better balanced with the 16-50mm lens.

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Engadget Aug 27, 2013

Photographers and videographers alike should be pleased with 1080/60p video capture and continuously focused 10-frames-per-second burst shooting. This NEX can also handle Sony's various Play Memories Camera Apps for extended versatility.

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CNET Aug 26, 2013

There's not much to say about Sony's replacement for the Alpha NEX-5R, the NEX-5T, which really only features a few tweaks -- few enough that I'd say watch for price drops on the 5R and snap it up.

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Pocket-Lint Aug 26, 2013

In the hands the Sony NEX-5T oozes great quality - and, as before, we're impressed with the slim build. The display on the rear tilts vertically all the way through 180-degrees for those inevitable selfies, which is achieved without adding bulk to this dainty camera.

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Imaging Resource Aug 27, 2013

Beyond the new NFC radio, there's only one other change of note: the NEX-5T ships with a different kit lens in its product bundle. Where the NEX-5R came with an E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens (the SEL1855), the NEX-5T will include the E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS lens.

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Reviewed.com Cameras Aug 27, 2013

Okay, so the NEX-5T doesn't really bring anything new to the table. That's fine: We really liked the NEX-5R, and consider it to be one of the best bargains available in its class. With an MSRP $50 lower, the 5T is an even better value.

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T3 Aug 27, 2013

As a budget DSLR, the Sony A3000 offers a very good price, although that's clearly reflected in the basic controls, design and build quality.

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TechRadar Aug 27, 2013

It's not something we'd recommend ditching your existing Sony NEX-5R for - unless you're really very keen on NFC of course - but it should make for an excellent upgrade for anybody else with either a compact or a beginner/older compact system camera.

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ePHOTOzine Aug 27, 2013

The Sony NEX-5T is this years update to the Sony NEX-5R and adds NFC for quick transfer of photos and easier setup of Wi-Fi connections, and the NEX-5 is the most popular model in the NEX range.

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Techno Buffalo Aug 26, 2013

This time is comes with interchangeable lenses, a 16-megapixel sensor with ISO 25,000, ultra-fast auto-focus, Wi-Fi, built-in NFC, and access to Sony’s limited but growing camera app store. The NEX-5T also features a flippable digital display for selfies.

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Photography Blog Aug 27, 2013

Want to see exactly what the new Sony NEX-5T compact system camera looks like in the flesh? Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony NEX-5T compact system camera.

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