Inside the new camera is a high-resolution 16.1 effective megapixel Exmor® APS HD CMOS sensor - identical in size to the sensors found in traditional DSLR cameras. The large sensor takes in more light during image capture, allowing for richly detailed DSLR-quality still images and full HD videos.
"This new camera carries on the NEX-5 series' strong tradition of compactness and high performance," said
NFC and Wi-Fi Convenience
The new a NEX-5T camera is the first Sony interchangeable lens camera to feature NFC one-touch wireless connectivity with compatible Android smartphones and tablets. A connection is activated automatically as soon as the mobile device touches the camera, allowing for instant image sharing between devices. Images are then safely stored on the connected device and can be shared immediately via social media and other common applications.
For devices without NFC one-touch capabilities, users can transfer images and videos wirelessly with Sony's PlayMemories™ Mobile application, available for both the iOS and Android platforms.
Additionally, a "Smart Remote Control" feature on the NEX-5T camera sends a live image preview to a wirelessly connected camera or tablet, allowing it to act as a remote viewfinder and release the shutter button. It's a great option for framing and shooting group portraits that include the photographer.
Fast Hybrid AF
In line with last year's NEX-5R model, the new NEX-5T camera also features Fast Hybrid AF auto focus technology, which combines phase-detection and contrast-detection methods to ensure speedy, accurate autofocus in any shooting situation. The intuitive focusing system uses 99 phase-detection AF points arrayed on the image sensor to detect a subject's distance and quickly lock focus. Then, contrast-detection AF confirms extremely fine, precise details.
In Speed Priority mode, the camera will switch automatically to phase detection tracking AF to track fast-moving action accurately in each frame up to 10 frames per second.
Expanding PlayMemories™ Camera Apps Platform
The growing range of downloadable PlayMemories Camera Apps* add more fun and exciting features to the NEX-5T camera. Shooters can pick from a range of free and nominal cost apps to broaden creative options and experiment with new photography effects.
There are 15 apps currently available, including "Direct Upload," which allows photos to be uploaded directly to Facebook.®. Other fun applications include "Motion-shot," which can combine several different shots from an action-series into one creative photo showing motion, "Time-Lapse," which takes several photos over a series of time and stitches them together to create time-lapse photography, and several other creative and teaching tools.
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