Along with the A3000 and a trio of new E-mount lenses, Sony also announced the updated version of their mid-range offering, the NEX-5T.
Besides the inclusion of NFC to its arsenal, the NEX-5T is pretty much an exact replica of its predecessors (NEX-5R/5N), both in design and features. It’s got the same 16MP APS-C CMOS sensor and BIONZ image processor tucked underneath its compact, magnesium alloy body.
The NFC feature allows users to seamlessly establish a wireless connection between the camera and a compatible device and use that to share snaps or use the other device as a viewfinder/remote through an app called Smart Remote Control.
The only other notable change between the NEX-5T and ones before it is in its kit lens. Instead of a SEL1855 (18-55mm f3.5-5.6), the new Sony NEX-5T will now be bundled with SELP1650 (16-50mm f3.5-5.6) retractable power-zoom lens. The retail price of this camera with the kit lens is pegged at USD700, but it can also be purchased as body-only for USD550.