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SonyAlpha NEX-5T Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Silver)
 
4.6

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great resolution (14)
  • Compact (12)
  • Fast shutter speed (12)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Good in low light (9)

Cons

  • Short battery life (4)
  • Complicated controls (3)
  • Limited zoom (3)
  • No viewfinder (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (14)
  • Family photos (12)
  • Low light (10)
  • Sports/action (9)
  • Wildlife (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (9), Photo enthusiast (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16)

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4.0

Perfect to a casual photographer

By Rafael

from Campinas, Brazil

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Resolution

Cons

  • Doesn't Fit Pocket
  • Limited Zoom

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Sports/Action
  • Travel
  • Video

Comments about Alpha NEX-5T Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

This camera is really good for non professional photographer. Photos are much better than those taken by a DSC that fit on a pocket, specially in places whith low light.

Flash is not built-in. However this camera works fine with low light.

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5.0

Awesome Camera

By jeremy

from great falls, mt

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Battery Life
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Resolution
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Small / Compact

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Alpha NEX-5T Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

    I was looking to up grade cameras for family and outdoor photography and couldn't be happier with my choice. This is my first replacement lense camera and I love everything about it. Simple to use and takes excellent pictures. The big thing that drew me to this camera was it's size. I have wanted a dslr for a long time but they were always to big n bulky I felt, this one is perfect. I purchased the bundle with the 55-210 lense, shoulder bag and sd card, best deal I could find online anywhere. The shoulder bag is tight but everything is in it's place. Highly recommend this camera to anyone

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    4.0

    Great Camera!

    By Brenton

    from Minot, ND

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Complicated Controls
    • No Viewfinder
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Alpha NEX-5T Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

    I recently purchased this camera because I needed a smaller system to join my larger DSLR kit for when I want to travel without all the weight. The 5T delivers really good images. RAW files are nice to work with and similar in quality to my Canon 7D. My only gripe is that it can be hard to view the screen in bright sun light.

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    4.0

    Nice Camera for hiking/backpacking

    By Oregon Rainrunner

    from Oregon

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Resolution
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking
    • Travel

    Comments about Alpha NEX-5T Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

    I switched from my Canon T2i to this camera for my backpacking camera due to the size and weight.
    I have lost about 2 pounds and haven't lost much if anything in image quality.
    The one thing I really like about the camera in the built in level indicator on the Lcd. This is great for night pictures and landscape images in mountain scenes. The things I don't like is the short battery life. ( I have purchased several of the Watson batteries and charger) and I am trying to get use to the power zoom on the lens. I can correct the distortion of the 16-50 mm lens with lightroom, so that isn't a problem for me. Panorama and HDR both are in Jpeg format, which I would have hoped for RAW, but I can do that in other programs if I want to. It took me a couple of days of playing with it to get use to the menu, but it isn't hard to learn.

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    5.0

    Compact, flexible, affordable, low noise

    By Mehmet Ozgur

    from Virginia

    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Resolution
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Alpha NEX-5T Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

      There are faster, higher quality models, but this one gives me the most of what I've been looking in an affordable package. I can use my Canon lenses, setup for timelapses, have it remotely controlled, or use underwater with a waterproof housings. Add to this good image quality, low noise, and its cost, this is the best choice out there for compact cameras.

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      5.0

      I LOVE THIS !

      By LM

      from Omaha, NE

      About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Battery Life
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Resolution
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Macro Photography
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Alpha NEX-5T Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (White/Silver):

        This is a perfect camera for vlogging in every way, great video quality, sound and battery (lasted me all day)

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        5.0

        Very Nice

        By TC

        from Chicago

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Resolution
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Macro Photography
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Alpha NEX-5T Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

          Very nice camera! Takes gorgeous photos and the video quality is impressive. Compact in size with the majority of features of a true DSLR.

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          5.0

          Great Product

          By JCHonda

          from Highland, IN

          About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Resolution
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Complicated Controls
          • Limited Zoom
          • No Viewfinder
          • Short Battery Life

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light

          Comments about Alpha NEX-5T Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Silver):

          Outstanding quality pictures, easy to use, awesome features for a handheld point and shoot camera.

          The battery life does not last as long as I would like and it seems to take forever to charge.

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          5.0

          Best bang for the Buck!!

          By Bigdude

          from Louisiana

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Battery Life
          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Resolution
          • Great Zoom
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Alpha NEX-5T Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

            The Sony NEX-5T is the most effective camera for my needs. Picture quaility is remarkable,easy to use,and light weight. I like how you can transfer pictures via wifi. If you are looking for an affordable camera,this is the one for you.

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            5.0

            Excellent

            By Heber

            from Concord, CA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Battery Life
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Resolution
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Complicated Controls
            • No Viewfinder

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Alpha NEX-5T Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (White/Silver):

            Image is great, amazing camera. The UI can be a little confusing but if you're somewhat tech savvy, it shouldn't be a problem.

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            5.0

            great inexpensive camera

            By al

            from stamford ct

            Comments about Alpha NEX-5T Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

            Takes great photos. Connects to smart phone anywhere. Love B & H buyimg experience

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            5.0

            High quality product

            By Alexandre Curitiba-Brasil

            from Curitiba, Brazil

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Battery Life
            • Great Resolution
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

            • Limited Zoom
            • Poor in Low Light
            • Poor Lens

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Macro Photography
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video

            Comments about Alpha NEX-5T Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

            I love the camera... Now I'm looking for better lens... 16-50mm isn't the best option...

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            5.0

            Fantastic Camera

            By vauclai

            from Philadelphia

            Comments about Alpha NEX-5T Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

            I bought this camera just before we departed on a family trip to Montreal. It takes fantastic images, and offers the he manual control my son (the more accomplished photographer needs. The flash is somewhat inconvenient to use, nut I don't really like flash photography anyway. The camera's performance in low light is excellent.

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            5.0

            Great For The Price

            By Daniel

            from TX

            Comments about Alpha NEX-5T Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

            Great bundle for the price. Love the camera. Allowed me to get the quality I wanted, but at a reasonable price. This camera was recommended to me by a friend that showed me a few of his photos using this camera and I was blown away. If it's good enough for him, it's definitely good enough for me. There may be slightly better bundles on [@] but I chose B&H for the reliability. Only thing I don't like about the camera is the battery can only be charged while in the camera (with the included accessories). Instead of an external charger you're provided with an AC to mini USB that plugs into the camera itself. You also can't access the camera while it's plugged in because the camera thinks it's plugged into a computer.

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            4.0

            great multifeature compact camera

            By Gavin C

            from Irving TX

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Great Resolution
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Travel
              • Video

              Comments about Alpha NEX-5T Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

              Day to day use for family pictures. Smart features such as recognizing faces of all sizes. Unfortunately the wifi technology is only useful with non apple devices. It is a hassle transferring images to these

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              5.0

              It Works Great

              By Anttttttthony

              from Piscataway, NJ

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Great Resolution
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Macro Photography
              • Travel
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Alpha NEX-5T Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

              I bought this camera for leisure shooting. However, the quality of the pictures surprised me. It's definitely clear when the pictures are taken under the sunlight. The out-attached flashlight is fine for me, since I don't shoot that much photo during the night.Besides, I am quite satisfied with the in-box accessories. The camera was sent to me with a flashcard and a additional shoulder bag. This saved me some budget and effort.The camera is easy enough to control for a beginner, since it has a friendly designed interface.This camera is really a great recommendation for a $[$]budget camera. Personally, it's hard for me to find similar quality single-lens reflex at this price level while this much lighter mirrorless nex-5t can even transfer photos to my computer through wifi.The only thing i don't like my nex-5t is the battery life. Usually it can only work for 3 hours.(Although i take pics a lot) I recommend you to buy an extra battery. GL, guys!I

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              5.0

              Wonderful Camera

              By TriWork Studios

              from Morehead City, NC

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about Alpha NEX-5T Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

              I own a few canon dslr's and I have to say that this camera performs as good if not better. I absolutely love the video function. It captures breath taking video. Pictures are just as wonderful. I keep the camera in Manual mode to achieve best result. Camera is so small it is very easy to carry. I've added some photos I've taken with this camera. I can't explain how much I love it.

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              5.0

              Great cost benefit

              By taispm

              from São Paulo, SP - Brazil (bought at NY)

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Great Resolution
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Travel

                Comments about Alpha NEX-5T Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

                I really love this cam, great cost benefit compare to others Sony Nex.
                The only thing I didm`t enjoy much is the flash, with it, you can`t turn the LDC display 180 to selfie.

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                5.0

                Fantastic functionality

                By Pete

                from New York, NY

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good Battery Life
                • Good in Low Light
                • Great Resolution
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD
                • Small / Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Alpha NEX-5T Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

                  I've just used this camera on a 2week holiday after spending the last 5 years using limited point and shoot cameras / my iPhone and I've fallen back in love with photography.The NEX-5T is compact enough as not to get in the way of everyday activity, but so versatile and full of functionality to suit novice and experienced photographers.The user interface has been really well thought through, making it quick and easy to make selections and actions.I'd thoroughly recommend this to any amateur who'd like to experiment with photography, but isn't keen on carrying the standard cumbersome kit to achieve fantastic photos.

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                  1.0

                  never got to use it - faulty battery

                  By kristin

                  from seattle, wa

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Alpha NEX-5T Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

                        i was so excited to get this camera, but it came and the battery would never hold a charge so i never even got to use it. i've now returned it to b&h and hoping to buy it locally so that if it doesn't work i don't have to spend weeks shipping back and forth.

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