SONY video promoting the new NEX-5T camera with NFC.
Sony's NEX-5T, a hybrid camera slated to launch this fall, stands out for its inclusion of an NFC chip, enabling a simple and quick way to connect with compatible terminals.
The NEX-5T, Sony's latest hybrid camera, packs a 16.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor, enabling video capture in Full HD with up to 1920x1280 pixels.
The camera offers a 2x optical zoom, a high-performance 99-point autofocus system, continuous shooting for up to 10 shots per second and 11 special effects filters. Its 3-inch LCD screen can pivot 180° for optimal viewing comfort.
A digital camera with multiple remote controls
Users of the NEX-5T can download a variety of compatible applications from the PlayMemories Camera Apps platform, including the Smart Remote Control App, which allows users to control the camera from a smartphone or tablet. The Add-on Flickr app enables instant image uploads to the famous photo sharing website.
The camera's most notable feature, however, is its NFC chip, which enables wireless connectivity with compatible Android smartphones and tablets. The technology allows users not only to quickly and easily transfer images to these terminals but also to use their device as a remote control for the camera in any situation.
Sony has designed the NEX-5T for photographers looking for a relatively compact, light and easy-to-use model with performances similar to those of an SLR. The new camera will be available from September 2013 for around US$700 with a 16-50mm pancake zoom lens (or $550 just for the body).