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Sony Alpha 16.1 Megapixel White Compact Digital Camera With 16-50mm Lens - NEX5TLW - NEX-5TL/W

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Sony Alpha 16.1 Megapixel White Compact Digital Camera With 16-50mm Lens - NEX5TLW

Shoot remarkable DSLR-quality photos, then share them online immediately right from the camera. With built-in Wi-Fi® and NFC, creative composition and sharing possibilities are endless. The Alpha NEX-5T interchangeable lens camera features a 16.1MP APS-C size HD image sensor delivers breathtaking stills and focuses with incredible speed and DSLR-grade precision. You can also capture HD movies in your choice of super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p—all at Full HD 1920x1080 resolution 1. A 180° tiltable touchscreen makes self-portraits easy, while 11 built-in Picture Effects provide unlimited creativity. Experience all this and more in a camera that's about half the size of a DSLR. Includes 16-50mm E-mount lens.


  • 16.1 MP APS-C size HD image sensor
    The same sensor format that Sony builds into the full-sized ? DSLRs. With 13 times the area of the typical point-and-shoot image sensor, APS-C sensor size makes the difference between “snapshots” and “photographs,” delivering an exceptional combination of high resolution, high sensitivity and gorgeous, blurred backgrounds.
  • Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi® or NFC
    Connectivity with smartphones for One-touch sharing/One-touch remote has been simplified with Wi-Fi®/NFC control. In addition to Wi-Fi support for connecting to smartphones, the NEX-5T also supports NFC (near field communication) providing “touch connection” convenience when transferring images to Android™ smartphones and tablets. Users need only touch devices to connect; no complex set-up is required. Moreover, when using Smart Remote Control — a feature that allows shutter release to be controlled by a smartphone — connection between the NEX-5T and the smartphone can be established by simply touching devices.
  • Picture Effect mode
    There are 11 types (15 variations) of Picture Effects to choose from: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Mono, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature. Each is unique and each give you a new and exciting way to make your images and videos pop.
  • Auto Object Framing
    Give your photos a professional look with Auto Object Framing. Featuring advancements like exceptional two-person portrait capability along with Face Detection and Tracking Focus, Auto Object Framing not only turns ordinary photos into stunning compositions but does so automatically recognizing the scene then cropping accordingly.
  • Sweep Panorama™ Technology
    Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter, sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together. Up to 23 MP image size. Up to 202 degrees maximum sweep angle (18mm focal length).
  • Photo Creativity Touch interface
    The Photo Creativity touch interface enables you to easily enjoy the creative expression of SLR-quality digital imaging without the complicated settings. Changes can be easily made using the control dial with results seen in real time on the LCD. Settings include; Background Defocus, Brightness, Color, Vividness and most Picture Effects.
  • Multi-interface terminal
    Multi-interface Smart Accessory 2 terminal greatly expands the connectivity options such as external flash units
  • Full HD Movies1 at 60p/60i/24p
    Capture HD Movies in your choice of super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p, all at Full HD 1920x1080 resolution.1 AVCHD™ codec delivers stunning picture quality. MP4 codec offers smaller files for easier upload to the web.
  • 180-degree tilt-able 3.0” Touch LCD
    The NEX-5T is equipped with a tilt-able LCD screen that flips up 180-degrees without sacrificing the compactness for which the 5-series is renowned for. This makes taking great self-portraits incredibly easy since users can precisely compose shots, choosing to include people or objects in the frame for more satisfying results.
  • Accepts Sony® E-mount lenses
    Compatible with Sony’s wide selection of E-mount series of smaller, lighter lenses designed specifically for ? NEX compact interchangeable lens cameras. Open up a world of endless creative options.
  • Face Detection/ Registration technology
    The camera can automatically detect and register up to eight individual faces and adjust focus, exposure, white balance and flash to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends. Can prioritize children or adults.
  • Six Creative Style settings
    Control how the camera processes your images with six finishing styles: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset and B&W. You can even fine-tune contrast, saturation, and sharpness to your personal taste.
  • Convenient USB charging
    Easily recharge the camera via USB charging. Simply connect the bundled USB cable and recharge the battery without removing it from the camera, either via AC outlet or PC connection.
  • Fast Hybrid AF
    Sony’s advanced Fast Hybrid AF combines two technologies for outstanding performance: Phase detection auto focus for quick response that is ideal when tracking fast-moving subjects and contrast-detection auto focus for added precision. A perfect match that delivers optimal Auto Focus for fast, precise focusing in any scene
  • PlayMemories Camera Apps
    Personalize your camera by adding new features of your choice with PlayMemories Camera Apps. Find apps to fit your shooting style from portraits, detailed close-ups, sports, time lapse, motion shot and much more. Use apps that shoot, share and save photos using Wi-Fi that make it easy to control and view your camera from smartphone, and post photos directly to Facebook or backup images to the cloud without connecting to a computer.11
  • Up to ISO 25600 sensitivity with advanced noise reduction
    With a new Exmor® sensor that features the same adaptive noise reduction technology from Sony’s flagship SLT-A99V, the NEX-5T easily offers a wide range of sensitivity from ISO 100 to ISO 25600.
  • Auto HDR mode
    Captures more scene dynamic range than a single exposure can handle—and more range than photo film. Combines the best highlight detail from one shot, the best mid-tones from a second and the best shadow detail from a third for one incredible shot (up to 6 EV stops). Captures in a split second. (Recommended for still subjects.)
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO)
    Improves results with backlit subjects and recovers details hidden in shadows. Settings include Auto, Level with a choice of five operating levels and Off.
  • Clear Image Zoom
    Utilizing Sony’s exclusive By Pixel Super Resolution Technology, Clear Image Zoom increases the effective focal length of your lens up to 2x by digitally magnifying the center of your image with nearly imperceptible degradation. It virtually doubles the effective focal length of whatever lens you’re using providing greater shooting flexibility.
  • Stamina™ battery power for up to 330 shots7
    Take up to 330 shots on a single charge7 with Sony® lithium ion Stamina™ battery power. Sony's InfoLITHIUM® battery system enables you to see the percent of power remaining, so you can keep shooting in confidence.



  • Lens Compatibility: Sony E-mount, operation with Minolta/Konica Minolta Maxxum A-mount lenses confirmed via optional LA-EA1/LA-EA2 adaptor
  • Camera Type: Interchangeable Lens Digital SLR camera
  • Lens Mount Type: Sony E-mount


  • Lens Type: Sony E-mount
  • Lens Mount Type: Sony E-mount lenses
  • Lens Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot
  • Aperture (Max.): f/3.5 - 5.6
  • Aperture (Min.): f/22 - F32
  • Optical Zoom: Approx. 3x
  • Digital Zoom: Approx. 4x
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24mm-77mm
  • Filter Diameter: 40.5mm
  • Lens Groups-Elements: 8 groups, 9 elements (4 aspheric surfaces)
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 9-13/16'' (.25m) (W) - 11-13/16'' (0.3m) (T)
  • AF for Movie Capture: Contrast AF
  • Angle of View: 83°-32°
  • Aperture Blade: 7 Blades
  • Aspheric Elements: 1 ED element, 3 aspheric elements
  • Dimensions (Max. Diameter x Length): 2-5/8" x 1-13/16 (64.7 x 29.9mm)
  • Direct Manual Focus: Yes
  • Exterior Finish: White (NEX-5T/W)
  • Lens Weight: 4.1 oz (116 g.)
  • Low Noise During Movie Capture: Yes
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.215x
  • Mount Material: Metal
  • EV Compensation:
    • Still images: +/-3.0 EV(1/3EV steps selectable)
    • Movies: +/-2.0 EV(1/3EV steps selectable)
  • Macro Mode: Yes
  • Magnification: 0.215x

Exposure System

  • Picture Effect(s): 11 modes (15 effects): Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast, Mono, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature
  • Auto Exposure Lock: Yes (AE Lock button). Can be disabled from menu
  • Color Temperature: 2500 – 9900K with 15-step each Magenta/Green compensation (G7 to M7), Amber/Blue (A7 to B7), Custom
  • Creative Style: Standard, Vivid, Portrait , Landscape, Sunset, Black & White (Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps)
  • D-Range Optimizer: Yes: (Auto, Level, Off)
  • Exposure Bracketing: 3 continuous or single shots in 1/3 or 2/3 EV steps
  • Exposure Compensation: Still images: +/-3.0 EV(1/3EV steps selectable) Movies: +/-2.0 EV(1/3EV steps selectable)
  • Exposure Settings: iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
  • ISO: Stills: ISO 100-25600 selectable in 1 EV steps, Auto (100-3200) Movies: ISO 100-6400 selectable in 1 EV steps, Auto (100-3200)
  • Metering: Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
  • Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
  • Metering Sensitivity: EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
  • Noise Reduction: Long exposure NR: available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec
  • Scene Mode(s): Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
  • White Balance Mode: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Color temperature range 2500 to 9900K, Custom


  • Self Timer: Yes
  • Red-Eye Reduction: Yes
  • Erase/Protect: Yes
  • Media/Battery Indicator: Yes
  • Power Save Mode: Yes
  • Still Image Playback Options: Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Still)
  • Video Playback Options: Forward/Rewind (movie)
  • Multiple Language Display: Yes
  • View & Index: Single (with or without shooting information), RGB histogram and highlight/shadow warning,4/9-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 13.6x, M: 9.9x, S: 6.8x), Auto Review (10/5/2sec, Off), Image orientation (On/Off), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (still), Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect

Imaging Sensor

  • Imaging Sensor: Exmor® APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)
  • Processor: BIONZ™ image processor
  • Anti Dust: Charge protection coating on Optical Filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
  • Pixel Gross: Approx. 16.1M pixels
  • Effective Picture Resolution: Approx. 16.1 megapixels
  • Focal Length Conversion Factor: 1.5x
  • Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters

LCD Display

  • LCD Type: 3.0” (7.5cm) Touchscreen TFT LCD (921,600 dots)
  • Angle Adjustment: Tilt angle: Up: 180 degrees; Down: Approx. 50 degrees
  • Brightness Control: Auto, Manual (5 steps between -2 to +2)
  • Coverage: 100%
  • Live View: Continuous Live View
  • Real-time image adjustment display: On/Off
  • Histogram: Yes (On/off)
  • Peaking: Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
  • Grid Display: Yes (Rule of Thirds, 4x6 Square, Diagonal & 4x6 Square Grids, Off)
  • Customization: Grid, Histogram display, Digital Level Gauge, Grid Line, Magnified display for playback
  • Touch Panel: Yes

Drive System

  • Burst Buffer: JPEG Standard (11 shots) JPEG Fine (11 shots) RAW (10 shots) RAW+JPEG (9 shots)
  • Continuous Shooting Speed: Speed Priority Continuous mode: 10 fps
  • Drive Mode: Single-shot, Continuous, Speed Priority Continuous, Self-timer (10/2 sec. delay), Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec. delay; 3/5 exposures), Bracketing
  • Self-timer : 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay
  • Shutter Speeds: Still images: 1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps) Up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)
  • Shutter Type: Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter

Advanced Features

  • Face Detection: On, Off, Face Registration, Face Selection; maximum eight faces detected
  • Smile Shutter™ technology: Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
  • Image Stabilization: Lens-based (where applicable)
  • Intelligent Auto: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • x.v.Color™: x.v.Color™ when connected via HDMI cable
  • Superior Auto: Yes
  • Tracking Focus: Yes
  • Anti Motion Blur: Yes
  • Auto High Dynamic Range: Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)
  • Photo Creativity: Yes
  • Priority Setting (for Face Detection): Yes (eight faces max)
  • Shooting Tips: Yes
  • Sweep Panorama: Horizontal (Wide/Standard), Vertical (Wide/Standard)


  • Media Type: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™ media; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
  • Color Space: Stills: sRGB, AdobeRGB Movie: xvYCC standard (x.v.Color™ when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS™ color
  • Still Image Mode: JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution: 16.1 Megapixels
  • Still Image Size 16:9: L: 4912 x 2760 (7.1 MP), M:3568 x 2000(7.1 MP), S: 2448 x 1376 (3.4 MP)
  • Still Image Size 3:2: L: 4912 x 3264 (16 MP), M: 3568 x 2368 (8.4 MP) , S: 2448 x 1624 (4 MP)
  • Panorama Still Image Size: Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M), Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M), 3D Sweep Panorama: N/A
  • Video Mode: AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
  • Video Resolution: AVCHD: PS - 1920 x 1080/ 60p @ 28Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/ 60i @ 24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/ 60i @ 17Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/ 24p @ 24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/ 24p @ 17Mbps MP4: HD - 1440 x 1080/ 30p @ 12Mbps VGA - 640 x 480/ 30p @ 3Mbps
  • Video Signal: NTSC color, EIA standards
  • Audio Format: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
  • Microphone/Speaker: Built-in Stereo Microphone/ Built-in monaural speaker; volume settings in 8 steps between 0 and 7
  • Still Image File Format: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3format)

Focus Control

  • Focus System: Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
  • Focus Points: 99 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
  • AF Modes: Single-shot AF(AF-S), Continuous AF(AF-C), Auto Focus, Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
  • Focus Area: Multi Point AF (99 points for phase-detection AF, 25 points for contrast-detection AF), Center-weighted, Flexible, Spot
  • Focus Sensitivity: EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
  • Manual Focus Assist: MF Assist (4.8x, 9.6x)
  • Focus Features: Predictive control (AF-A, AF-C), Focus Lock
  • AF Illuminator: Yes (with built-in LED type)


  • Flash Bracketing: ±2.0 EV
  • Flash Compensation: ±2.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 EV steps)
  • Flash Coverage: 16 mm (focal length printed on lens body)
  • Flash Metering System: Pre-flash TTL
  • Flash Modes: Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable)
  • Flash Type: External flash (supplied) attachable to Smart Accessory Terminal2
  • Guide Number: 7 (in meters at ISO100)
  • Recycling Time: Approx. 4 sec.

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 6.77"
  • Width: 5.35"
  • Depth: 4.78"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 9.7 oz
  • Shipping: 3 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor


  1. Records in up to 29 minutes segments.
  2. Attaching Sony A-mount lens requires LA-EA1 (note: Autofocus available with SSM and SAM series lenses when using LA-EA1) or LA-EA2 adaptors (sold separately).
  3. Compatible with BRAVIA® Sync or Theatre Sync™ HDTVs connected via HDMI®.
  4. Actual performance varies based on settings, environmental conditions, and usage. Battery capacity decreases over time and use.
  5. Requires compatible BRAVIA® HDTV and cable sold separately
  6. Auto Focus function available with Sony E-Mount lenses and Sony A-mount SSM and SAM series lenses when using LA-EA1.
  7. Files compatible with iMovie® '09 or later on Mac. Software not compatible with Mac OS® X
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TypeCompact System
Effective Pixels16.1 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)6.77
Width (inches)5.35
Depth (inches)4.78
Optical Zoom3x
Digital Zoom4x
Built-In FlashNo
Focal Length24mm-77mm
Focus ModesPortrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
Image StabilizationNo
LCD Screen Size (inches)3
LCD TypeTouchscreen TFT LCD
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2sec., 10sec.
Shutter Speed1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb
Storage MediaMemory Stick PRO Duo/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD/SDHC
Power SourceInfoLITHIUM NP-FW50 (7.2V)
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Color temperature range 2500 to 9900K, Custom


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Sony Alpha 16.1 Megapixel White Compact Digital Camera With 16-50mm Lens - NEX5TLW

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  • Lightweight (5)
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  • Compact (3)
  • Great image quality (3)
  • Small (3)


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Very Happy

I got this camera June 22nd, and yes it's not out...and no, I have no idea why I got it early...but I'm HAPPY I DID. This camera is awesome....Read complete review

I got this camera June 22nd, and yes it's not out...and no, I have no idea why I got it early...but I'm HAPPY I DID. This camera is awesome. I actually sold my A700 for this camera. I wanted the compact design, HD video, High Resolution, Panorama, and all the other features my A700 lacked. So far I've been happy, this little guy is super fast. the resolution is great, and although its a crazy pain to attach the flash, you actually don't even need it. the image sensor is so great, that it absorbs light like no other. The feel of the camera is great, the lens so far has proved to be solid. I love the titanium lens, but I HATE the silver painted plastic portion of the extended lens. Nothing plastic should be painted silver, it gives it a cheap look and feel. But this is only when the lens is fully extended. The shift-able screen has already proven to be a great addition to this small body. My first test run with this camera was at a classic car show, and it's was fantastic to get down into the engine and have that perfect angle. The screen is fantastic in the day light, I never had to strain to see my image. It's was clear and always present. A major downfall to this camera is the user interface. It's a pain, and takes several motions to make what used to be simple adjustments. They could have done without the over sized on-off switch and added a settings dial. All-in-all I would recommend this camera above any of the other models under the A800. But again, these are Apple-to-Oranges.


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Glorified Point and Shoot

After carrying this camera around for a couple months and shooting thousands of photos, I’ve come to the conclusion that this camera was a complete waste of money. I...Read complete review

After carrying this camera around for a couple months and shooting thousands of photos, I’ve come to the conclusion that this camera was a complete waste of money. I wanted DSLR quality in a compact profile, but this camera isn’t even close to DSLR quality, forget the sensor size. If you're just want a better point and shoot, this camera might work for you--except that it's a lot bigger and more expensive than a high quality point and shoot. So, really, there’s no point to this camera. Here’s why: Excessive noise even at the lowest ISO: I’ve taken many pictures Even when everything is perfect on the camera, there are unacceptable levels of noise in skies and dark areas on the image. A decent DSLR will not show noise at these levels. Also, it only goes to ISO 200. Most DSLRs will go to ISO 100. AutoFocus is not crisp. Forget crystal clarity. Everything comes out soft and slightly out of focus. No EVF. Using this camera in the bright light of the Mediterranean, I was shooting blind, even when using a screen hood. No hot shoe or adapter. The puny little flash that ships with the camera has very little practical use. Since there’s no hot shoe or adapter, you can’t use any external flash or remote accessories. Accessory lenses are very expensive and only of moderate quality. Using the adapter and buying alternate lenses results in a severe loss of functionality. Sony. They are unwilling to own up to the poor quality of the product and will not accept returnsâ€"only repairs. How do you repair bad design and poor quality? Not only do I recommend a different camera. I’d also encourage you to use a different manufacturer.

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Great for Street Photography


from NYC

Comments about Sony Alpha 16.1 Megapixel White Compact Digital Camera With 16-50mm Lens - NEX5TLW:

This is a great camera. It is small, has great quality and is quick. It is great for street photography. This and other future models are a great line of cameras!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Solid Device


from Farmington, NM

Comments about Sony Alpha 16.1 Megapixel White Compact Digital Camera With 16-50mm Lens - NEX5TLW:

Pros: Very easy to use. The 16-50 mm lens that the unit comes with is very decent, but not great for macro shots as it needs to be over 12 inches away of your focus point. Works great for portraits even in low light, with or without flash. I find the camera apps available to download to the camera to be a nice touch and very useful for beginner photographers. The auto focus on the lens works great, but if your shooting anything within three feet, it has a hard time and you'll need to switch it to manual. The unit itself is very fast and has no problem doing high speed shooting even if you don't have a high seed memory card. The duel microphones pick up stereo audio really nicely. Cons: Whenever I've done full HD recordings, whether my surrounding temperature is 60F or 90F, the device shows that its overheating and shuts off. The battery doesn't last very long but most mirrorless cameras I've reviewed lack a long battery life. Overall, I think the camera is a great equivalent to a professional DLSR with the advantage of being super easy and fun to use. A great buy.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Small and powerful


from Chicago, IL

Comments about Sony Alpha 16.1 Megapixel White Compact Digital Camera With 16-50mm Lens - NEX5TLW:

I have an A65 and wanted the wife to get something smaller, finally she did. She loves it and i can't say how jealous i am. The camera takes very good pictures with auto settings and if user is knowledgeable F-stop and shutter can be manipulated. We went out to the race track and she was taking better pictures then me. I had a zoom advantage, but at the end of the day... She could get the small camera out and take great shots at the pits while i felt uncomfortable to take out the a65 70-200 lens out. The great thing about this camera is that u can take pictures everywhere because it is so small and u dont have to worry about settings the camera will set it up for u and take the picture fast. I still think my A65 with all the a-mount lens available is a great feature, but its nice that a small little camera that fits in your pocket and shots fast and sharp works and competes with the big units is a great reason to buy...

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


Great pictures, Poor durability and longevity


from Dallas TX

Comments about Sony Alpha 16.1 Megapixel White Compact Digital Camera With 16-50mm Lens - NEX5TLW:

This camera takes wonderful photo's and is compact and easy for on the go. Small enough it is not cumbersome for vacation use. Unfortunately Sony customer service is pretty inconvenient. I purchased this camera in April 2013, it mysteriously stopped working in February 2014. I took it to the Sony store, they are not equipped to handle camera's. They referred us to the technical support line. I had to mail the camera in, at which point I was told that the camera had physical damage and could be repaired for $800. My problem with the product is that the camera had never been dropped, any damage done I would deem as normal wear and tear. I feel the longevity and durability of the camera should have been better in this price point. The Panorama feature on this camera was GREAT! Until is completely stopped functioning after four months of use. The photo's were too dark to discern anything.


Great Camera


from Santa CLarita, California

Comments about Sony Alpha 16.1 Megapixel White Compact Digital Camera With 16-50mm Lens - NEX5TLW:

The whole family loves using this camera. I wish the zoom on the lens had a bigger ratio. It was a great value. We love the burst mode. Still early in our use. Controls are easy to figure out. Iphone app that links with camera is not as usefull as it could be. Still this camera is a great value and I couldn't justify buying the newer model with this one available.


Beginner Looks Like a Pro


from Orlando, FL

Comments about Sony Alpha 16.1 Megapixel White Compact Digital Camera With 16-50mm Lens - NEX5TLW:

As someone who loves photos, but never took the time to truly understand how a great photo was captured the NEX has allowed me to up my game without a ton of training! The built in features for focusing, lighting and "Instagram" like effects have made my shots consistently more appealing as I continue to learn. One of my other favorite features is the Play Memories connection which allows me to instantly send a photo to my phone for posting to social media! Now nighttime shots look amazing, scenery is more brilliant and the mood is captured so much better than via a phone.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)




from Phoenix, AZ

Comments about Sony Alpha 16.1 Megapixel White Compact Digital Camera With 16-50mm Lens - NEX5TLW:

I'm a professional wedding photographer and I use a Canon 5D Mark III - the thing is, I don't want to take the heavy DSLR body or expensive lenses traveling with me. I couldn't wait to get my hands on the NEX camera and see what it could do. I bought the 50mm/1.8 and 16/2.8 lenses which was worth it since I enjoy using prime lenses and shallow depth of field. I took it on my recent trip to Ireland - which means I trusted it THAT MUCH to capture the amazing landscape and to document this once in a lifetime trip that I had. I am thrilled with the images and also the features - the wi-fi allowed me to instantly share to social media (better than any iPhone pic) and also teach my friend who didn't know anything about photography to easily focus on me with the touch screen feature and adjust the dial for shutterspeed (while it was on manual mode) so she could get the correct exposure. I also have a Powershot S100 but it is basically a point-and-shoot, even with an F/2 capability. This NEX is pretty much what I use to take photos for my blog and personal trips like traveling. If I were to suggest a camera to any bloggers, or moms who just want something that works well - this is now what I recommend. DSLR quality too! Can't beat it.


Exellent camera!!


from Appleton,WI

Comments about Sony Alpha 16.1 Megapixel White Compact Digital Camera With 16-50mm Lens - NEX5TLW:

I bought this camera for photography purposes. This is my second year really getting into photography. I had a little point and shoot camera before this one and WHAT A DIFFERENCE! The clarity is beautiful, I love that the screen flips up, love that the camera reconizes what it's point at and picks the best setting, the direct upload and other apps are a great add on to the camera and there are so many other things that I could say about this camera. I just love it so much and am very pleased with the value!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


My DSLR is getting lonely.


from Aspen, CO

Comments about Sony Alpha 16.1 Megapixel White Compact Digital Camera With 16-50mm Lens - NEX5TLW:

I've been shooting with Canon and Nikon DSLR's for a LONG time, since 2005 I believe. When mirrorless cameras were announced I was skeptical, how could something so small and light produce images comparable (and often better) than my big bulky DSLR? After shooting with the NEX-5R for a couple of weeks I can honestly say that my DSLR is collecting dust on a shelf. Why the change of heart? Here are some reasons... ****** What I like ****** - It's small. Real small. I am an active guy, I hike, bike, and ski my brains out. In order for me to take decent (non cameraphone) shots during these outdoor activities I usually had to haul my DSLR with me. That meant I'd be removing my vertical grip, and packing one to two lenses so it didn't feel like I had a boat anchor on my back. With the NEX-5R, this thing fits in the back of my cycling jersey with the stock 18-55mm lens, that's how small this thing is. - WiFi is awesome. I use this feature constantly with my iPhone, and Xperia tablet. I can transfer the shot in a couple seconds, edit with Snapseed and publish it up to my blog, Instagram feed, or Facebook. It's a killer feature. - Low light sensitivity! I attached a photo that I took drinking wine with a friend at dusk. Simply put, if you're shooting in low light, you won't have to go to ISO 1,000,000 to make the photos look good. - The video is REAL, REAL good. 1080p60 with depth of field? Yup. - Panoramic mode is just awesome. I attached one that I shot at dawn overlooking Snowmass. There aren't any stitch marks, the photos are massive in size, and they look GORGEOUS. You'll find yourself using this feature all the time because it's just that good. - it shoots to regular old SD cards. Amen, Sony. Thanks for not trapping us into Magic Gate / Stick / whatever that format was. Warning: Make sure you use Class 10 cards. ****** What don't I like? ****** - It doesn't come with a viewfinder. Yes, you can buy one, but I REALLY wish it had it out of the box. I shoot in a lot of high light environments, like snow. I have to crank the brightness on the viewfinder to see what I'm doing. Is this a deal-breaker? Absolutely not. ****** Wrapup ****** + Takes amazing photos. + Low light performance is crazy good. + Incredibly portable. + Takes regular SD cards. + Controls are great. + Videos look gorgeous. + Panoramic mode is a hidden gem. + WiFi and Play Memories is great for transferring pics to your smartphone / tablet. - Doesn't have a viewfinder. (Although you can purchase one.)


Overall great camera


from Southern Utah

Comments about Sony Alpha 16.1 Megapixel White Compact Digital Camera With 16-50mm Lens - NEX5TLW:

Overall, this is an awesome camera! The colors turn out amazingly with the image sensor. It is a very easy camera to use as well. The cons are the panoramas, it stitches together badly when shooting a mountainous and rocky terrain and the hdr can really be worked on. It can blur images together in low light and you don't notice it until after when you are reviewing the pictures. It is a real bummer! So overall this is a great camera and I would recommend.

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