This is Sony’s latest go at making a small camera capable of amazing photography: the NEX-5T. Fitted with a 16.1 megapixel APS-C sensor, BIONZ image processor, support for 1080p HD video recording at 60 frames-per-second, and a 3-inch touchscreen at 921,600 dot resolution — that’s a lot to ask for in a little camera. Add to this 99 phase-detection autofocus points and you have a crazy amount of power, able to shoot moving objects at 10FPS.
The lens mount type remains the same, so you can fix all your Sony E-mount lenses to the camera or use and adapter for other lenses.
But a feature that is actually somewhat neat is being able to use NFC (near-field communication) and simply tap the NEX-5T against an Android phone or tablet to transfer video or photos. If NFC isn’t available, then a WiFi transfer can be used thanks to Sony’s own software.
Pricing is pretty dandy, too. At $700 in a kit with a 16-50mm lens or as a body-only for about $550, in early September. Press release, after the break.