Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of 5T vs J1

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

NEX 5T
9.2
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

NEX 5T
6.2
focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

NEX 5T
10.0
Nikon 1 J1
10.0
continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

NEX 5T
9.2
Reviews from sonyalpharumors.com, 1001noisycameras.com, techradar.com and 2 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of NEX 5T vs Nikon 1 J1

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

NEX 5T
1,015 ISO
Nikon 1 J1
372 ISO

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

NEX 5T
10 fps
Nikon 1 J1
60 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

NEX 5T
330 photos
Nikon 1 J1
230 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

NEX 5T
23.6 bits
Nikon 1 J1
21.5 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

NEX 5T
13.0 ev
Nikon 1 J1
11.0 ev

Features Key features of the NEX 5T  vs Nikon 1 J1 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

NEX 5T
16 MP
Nikon 1 J1
10 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

NEX 5T
25,600 ISO
Nikon 1 J1
3,200 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

NEX 5T
22.9 microns
Nikon 1 J1
11.6 microns

Reviews Word on the street

NEX 5T  vs Nikon 1 J1 

8.0
6.0
A wide range of excellent lenses are now available in Sony's E-mount including a 50mm f/1.8 which is very sharp and allows for creative shallow depth of field effects to be created.
NEX 5T

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

NEX 5T  vs
Nikon 1 J1 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 16 MP 10 MP
Resolution 4912 x 3264 3872 x 2592
Size APS-C Nikon CX
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 2.7x
Pixel size 22.9 microns 11.6 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes No

focus system

Type Hybrid detection Phase detection
Focus points 99 135
Supports continuous Yes No

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder No No
Type N/A N/A
Coverage N/A N/A
Magnification N/A N/A
Display type N/A N/A
Display resolution N/A N/A

performance

Max continuous shooting 10 fps 60 fps
Battery life 330 230
Continuous shooting
60 fps, JPEG
10 fps

video

NEX 5T  vs
Nikon 1 J1 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps (17 Mbps, AVCHD, MPEG-4) 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes No
Shoots high speed video No Yes
External mic jack None None
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Phase detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Phase detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 921 k dots 460 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/16000 s

form factor

Size 111 x 59 x 39 mm 106 x 61 x 29.8 mm
Thickness 39 mm 29.8 mm
Weight 276 g 277 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes No
Automatic panorama Yes No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
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