Sony NEX-5T: 16.1MP, NFC, WiFi, Starting At $550

Posted Aug 28, 2013

Sony has announced a new camera called the NEX-5T.  The NEX-5T has a 16.1-megapixel APS-C sensor with a maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 and Fast Hybrid autofocus for still images.  It also has NFC for tap-to-device transfers of videos and photos along with WiFi connectivity.

The NEX-5T also has a 921k-dot 3-inch touchscreen (180 degree rotation), a rear-set navigation dial, and a function button.  The NEX-5T can capture video at 1080/60p with continuously focused 10 frames per second burst shooting.

It will be arriving this September in white, black, and silver.  The price is $550 for just the body and $700 with a 16-50mm powered zoom lens.

“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.”

[Source: Engadget]