Sony NEX5TL Compact System Camera with SEL1650 Lens Kit - Black (16.1MP) - £269.99 @ Amazon (Deal of the day, lowest ever price on Amazon)
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Sony NEX5TL Compact System Camera with SEL1650 Lens Kit - Black (16.1MP) - £269.99 @ Amazon (Deal of the day, lowest ever price on Amazon)

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Found 5th Aug 2014
DSLR size 16.1 MP sensor, Hybrid Auto Focus, Wi-Fi, NFC, tiltable 180° LCD touchscreen. With SEL-1650 lens.
16.1MP Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
Fast hybrid autofocus system
NFC One-touch sharing and remote control

Deal of the day, lowest ever price on Amazon.

190 Comments

Bargain price for a great camera.

Bargain, brilliant camera.

Amazing camera, I have the Nex-5n and am tempted by this for the added ability to install apps.

But saying that it does lack a view finder the Nex-6 has, so may go up a level.

how quick is this camera - in terms of getting ready to take a pic? I need one that will be quicker than the camera on my iphone4s.

exexpat

how quick is this camera - in terms of getting ready to take a pic? I … how quick is this camera - in terms of getting ready to take a pic? I need one that will be quicker than the camera on my iphone4s.




You just can't compare this camera to an iphone. Especially the 4S (which I have) which is ridiculously slow at taking photos compared to newer phones. This camera is in a different league.

Slim2k

Amazing camera, I have the Nex-5n and am tempted by this for the added … Amazing camera, I have the Nex-5n and am tempted by this for the added ability to install apps. But saying that it does lack a view finder the Nex-6 has, so may go up a level.



Yeah, as much as I love a bargain, this camera isn't the one for me. I am holding out for a good NEX6 deal as it had everything I wanted. I have an RX100-M2 which I love but would love the opportunity to shove different lenses and particularly zoom lenses on a camera whilst retaining the smaller form factor. Going to let this one go (*credit card breathes sigh of relief*).

was about to buy this but decided against it as 2 hour battery life as per comments on amazon and can't use during charging! So can't use Battery bank and keep taking videos on day out. zoom lenses add cost and make it more pricey than panasonic fz1000!

exexpat

how quick is this camera - in terms of getting ready to take a pic? I … how quick is this camera - in terms of getting ready to take a pic? I need one that will be quicker than the camera on my iphone4s.



This purely designed to take photos, it's going to work. Smartphones apart from a few just don't have the sensor size, most don't have an optical zoom either.

-BA-

Yeah, as much as I love a bargain, this camera isn't the one for me. I am … Yeah, as much as I love a bargain, this camera isn't the one for me. I am holding out for a good NEX6 deal as it had everything I wanted. I have an RX100-M2 which I love but would love the opportunity to shove different lenses and particularly zoom lenses on a camera whilst retaining the smaller form factor. Going to let this one go (*credit card breathes sigh of relief*).



Im also holding out on the NEX-6. Still this deal is hot for price.

resistive touch screen!

bubblesmoney

was about to buy this but decided against it as 2 hour battery life as … was about to buy this but decided against it as 2 hour battery life as per comments on amazon and can't use during charging! So can't use Battery bank and keep taking videos on day out. zoom lenses add cost and make it more pricey than panasonic fz1000!


Two hour battery life for taking video maybe but the battery will certainly last a day for photos. If this is an issue you can always buy a spare battery - I bough a new Sony one for £25.

If you want a zoom lens you can add the 55-200 for less than £200. Alternatively if you want an 18-200 range you will be spending around £500 on the lens - making it a similar price to the FZ1000.

If video is that important to you then the FZ1000 would be a better option. (The Sony RX10 also takes better video than the NEX5.) However, these bridge cameras do not have the portable option that the NEX%T has - with the 16-50pz lens is it pretty small. Additionally they have much smaller sensors. Even in bright light I still preferred the photos from my NEX6 (and A6000) to the nRX10.

I took 800 photos yesterday on my a6000 (NEX with a new name) and it's showing 61% battery remaining! I had the 5 and the 5N and they are great. And you can slap on ANY old lens (pretty well) with a ten quid adapter.


GadgetHunter

Two hour battery life for taking video maybe but the battery will … Two hour battery life for taking video maybe but the battery will certainly last a day for photos. If this is an issue you can always buy a spare battery - I bough a new Sony one for £25.If you want a zoom lens you can add the 55-200 for less than £200. Alternatively if you want an 18-200 range you will be spending around £500 on the lens - making it a similar price to the FZ1000.If video is that important to you then the FZ1000 would be a better option. (The Sony RX10 also takes better video than the NEX5.) However, these bridge cameras do not have the portable option that the NEX%T has - with the 16-50pz lens is it pretty small. Additionally they have much smaller sensors. Even in bright light I still preferred the photos from my NEX6 (and A6000) to the nRX10.


Thank you for that comparison of the ones you have. Pretty useful stuff to know.

Another reason why I didn't buy this was the flash can't be snapped on by sliding. It's a separate silver coloured flash even if you buy white or black camera and it's a screw fix unlike other cameras so will take longer to fit. No amount of spare batteries will be better than a battery bank in my experience especially as it didn't have view finder and screen will eat battery If you use time lapse or videos often. For my camera with touch screen workout view finder like this one I end up using 10000milliamp battery bank (in waist pouch and micro usb cable to camera) connected camera which keeps it going all day for videos on days out. Tried the spare battery options and have up as even 3 batteries would die soon since screen on and gps etc eat battery.

some great prices cropping up on CSC's atm

-BA-

Yeah, as much as I love a bargain, this camera isn't the one for me. I am … Yeah, as much as I love a bargain, this camera isn't the one for me. I am holding out for a good NEX6 deal as it had everything I wanted. I have an RX100-M2 which I love but would love the opportunity to shove different lenses and particularly zoom lenses on a camera whilst retaining the smaller form factor. Going to let this one go (*credit card breathes sigh of relief*).



I actually picked up 2 Nex-5 before a as I was getting married in Italy back in June for a grand total of £369, one was a brand new, ex-display Nex-5n body only and the other was a Nex-5 with silver 18-55 lens and extra Sony battery for £169.

Just sold the Nex-5 and got £100, making my deal slightly cheaper than this, but second hand lense. Wanted to try and hold out for the Nex-6, but couldn't justify the extra. After using the Nex-5n, I have falling in love with it and am looking for either a Nex-6 or a6000 for a trip to New York this autumn, but thinking of holding off and buying over there if nothing great comes along.

The continuous shooting on the Nex-6 /a6000 is a lot faster and the hybrid AF on the a6000 is also much quicker, but the nex-5 was perfect through the whole 3 weeks in Italy for both point and shoot and as my DSLR replacement and it's so much smaller and lighter.

I did by the 55-210 Zoom, which I hardly used and think I will sell to fund a 40mm prime and possibly a 80mm.

Buy it at B&H in NY but I don't think that the warranty is worldwide.

bubblesmoney

resistive touch screen!



Where did you read this? Reviews all mention it being capacitive. e.g.

whatdigitalcamera.com/equ…tml

Although I was eyeing at e-pl5 but the m43 lenses' price is deafening.
Fortunately, e-mount lenses are a bit forgiving

Buy a sigma 19 mm f2.8 and you'e done for cheap setup.

I was also waiting for nex-6 but I don't know when it will come and presumably it would be around £350-400.

My heart sank slightly upon seeing this as I recently bought the Samsung NX2000 with 16mm and 20-50mm for £255, but upon checking with Dxomark I was less bothered (Although I still prefer Sony products)

Definitely a great deal.

monty77

Where did you read this? Reviews all mention it being capacitive. … Where did you read this? Reviews all mention it being capacitive. e.g.http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/equipment/reviews/compactsystemcameras/129748/2/sony-nex-5t-review.html


see amazon reviews where someone who has done a detailed review says he doesnt use the screen now as its a pain or something to that effect commenting on the resistive screen

see link and extract amazon.co.uk/rev…ZS8

"The rear screen is also a source of some frustration. It's not capacitive, meaning you need to prod it with a fingernail or stylus, a blunt finger is not going to do it. I found myself using the touch screen less and less as I got used to the camera, as most functions can use the buttons anyway."
Edited by: "bubblesmoney" 5th Aug 2014

I have taken my nex 5 all over the world, excellent camera, just missing a view finder, so I too am waiting for a deal on nex 6 or 7. The size and weight of these camera's is brilliant as are the quality of the shots.

Ah this bloody site! :-P can someone give me a bit of advise please, I just bought the Eos m (£149), have the Nx300 on reserve (£219 after cashback) and now contemplating this, what would be the better set up for an amateur photographer? thank you in advance.

cARdbOArdmuNKey

Ah this bloody site! :-P can someone give me a bit of advise please, I … Ah this bloody site! :-P can someone give me a bit of advise please, I just bought the Eos m (£149), have the Nx300 on reserve (£219 after cashback) and now contemplating this, what would be the better set up for an amateur photographer? thank you in advance.



DXOmark.com suggests that the NX300 is best

Almost all cameras are good these days. It just depends what you want to use them for and how much that you want to spend.

Sony have discontinued their nex 6 and 7 replacing them with a6000, so prices should start to drop soon.
Edited by: "morrowsall" 5th Aug 2014

I paid 420-ish for the white version a few months ago so its a bargain at this price!

This replaced my Canon 600D + a compact canon camera and I find it better to use and much more portable than my DSLR, takes equally as good or even better pictures than my Canon 600D. I am no pro but this suits me well, the tilt screen is great for up high shots or low down, even 'selfies'.

Battery life is good IMO, I can get a day's worth of shots and video and still have 30% or so juice left over, the ability to copy the pictures/vids from camera to phone within seconds without a computer is fantastic feature for quick facebook and whatsapp posts.

The touch screen is responsive, I only use it for touch focus for creative shots, this camera is suited for beginners and pros but for hardcore pros I would probably say the NEX 6 or higher. If you want a DSLR quality and a camera you can take with you everywhere then this is a bargain!

How does this compare to recently posted EOS-M?

How does this compare to the canon eos m @ argos for £199. I just bought one and am blown away by it ?

zoopakev

How does this compare to the canon eos m @ argos for £199. I just bought … How does this compare to the canon eos m @ argos for £199. I just bought one and am blown away by it ?



They are more or less equal in terms of image quality( This is probably slightly better, but the price difference probably makes up for it)

I'm just sitting here considering the nex or eos m too. Can't find one at currys for 150 sadly, so it would be 199 vs 269, the nex I would assume has far better af for kids etc but Canon is a really compelling option. Glass seems cheaper with Canon too

When I was shopping around JL had the Eos M for £149 and after having a play and reading reviews I dismissed it.

I found AF very slow and len choice wasnt great, also noise at higher ISO seemed to be an issue compared to other brands.

Just my 2p on why I went with the Nex-5

louisp13

They are more or less equal in terms of image quality( This is probably … They are more or less equal in terms of image quality( This is probably slightly better, but the price difference probably makes up for it)



The Sony sensor is significantly better, one of the best APS-C sized sensors for noise and dynamic range.

I have the predecessor the 5N. Wonderful clarity of photos and very responsive and usable in low-light. My parents took it to Iceland to see the northern lights and they were the only people in their group to get any clear images. I can't get over how low the price is on this.

For those wibbling about the resistive touchscreen the bottom line is this: you'll probably never use it. There's 2 different mechanical ways to flip through photos using your thumb which is much faster than using the screen and the same goes for selecting options from the menus.

I was bought this lens as a gift and it's pretty versatile even for portraits and it gives a lovely depth of field effect: Sony High Zoom 55-210mm E-Mount Lens

Considering it a lot, would a Sony a58 or nikon d3100 be better? Size is of no concern. Also are there any cheap lens for the nex? Takes Minolta or sigma doesn't it?

Interesting about the eos above, I think the af would annoy me due to taking kid shots a lot.

I currently have a rx100 mark 1 is the nex 5 a big enough leap?

muttyhc

Considering it a lot, would a Sony a58 or nikon d3100 be better? Size is … Considering it a lot, would a Sony a58 or nikon d3100 be better? Size is of no concern. Also are there any cheap lens for the nex? Takes Minolta or sigma doesn't it?



The non-nex Sonys have the advantage of built in stabilisation so all lenses from the new ones to vintage Minolta ones are all stabilised.

I went from various Sony (A100, A580, A65) to a NEX6 purely for the form factor. You can pick up some nice glass for very little money, the NEX / mirrorless lenses are pretty expensive by comparison.

Pro for the mirrorless (that someone also mentioned) are the lens adapters, along with focus peeking via the viewfinder allows old non-minolta glass to be used albeit manual focus).

The DLST will also have faster AF than the NEX which can hunt a bit, even with enhanced PDAF. The A6000 addresses this but much more money.

If form factor not an issue then an A58 would be my preferred choice (nicer to hold/handle, more buttons, etc), cheap lenses.

The UI of the DLSR/DSLT (and the RX100/A6000) is way better than the mickey mouse interface on the Nex cameras too.

Slim2k

When I was shopping around JL had the Eos M for £149 and after having a … When I was shopping around JL had the Eos M for £149 and after having a play and reading reviews I dismissed it. I found AF very slow and len choice wasnt great, also noise at higher ISO seemed to be an issue compared to other brands. Just my 2p on why I went with the Nex-5



Was the EOS-M running the newer firmware? This improved AF a lot, although still a little sluggish.

Seriously tempted to grab one of these :-/

Currently have:

Sony RX10 - take anywhere, nice fast lens, not too bulky
Canon G16 - Gets very little use although I love the manual controls on it
Fuji X100 - Primarily for the wife because it looks nice but I love the photos it takes too :-)

...wouldn't be terrible to have a camera where I can change lenses, would most likely lose the G16 as it gets the least use.

muttyhc

I currently have a rx100 mark 1 is the nex 5 a big enough leap?



In image quality - no, the RX100 is an excellent camera and you'd be pushed to tell the difference in image "quality".
The larger sensor of the NEX camera with the correct lenses (fast / wide aperture) will enable you to get a shallower depth of field for that "SLR" look. If you get an A58 then you can pick up an old Minolta 50mm F1.7 for under £100, lovely shallow DOF.

You'd also get more flexibility in zoom by adding a 18-200 zoom or 55-200 depending on budget, the option of wider angle, etc, etc.

You can get a 50 1.4 for less than that..
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