4-469-371-11(1) Interchangeable Lens Preparing the camera Digital Camera Mastering the basic operation Using the recording functions Instruction Manual Using the playback functions E-mount Checking the functions available Importing images to the computer Adding functions to the camera Others NEX-5T...
English Owner’s Record The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. NEX-5T Serial No. ______________________________ Model No.
• Do not incinerate or dispose of in fire. • Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium ion batteries. • Be sure to charge the battery pack using a genuine Sony battery charger or a device that can charge the battery pack.
Regulatory Information Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY Model No.: NEX-5T Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc. Address: 16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego, CA 92127 U.S.A. Telephone No.: 858-942-2230 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the...
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Table of contents Preparing the camera Checking the supplied items ..........9 Identifying parts ..............10 Charging the battery pack ..........14 Attaching/removing the lens ..........19 Inserting a memory card (sold separately) .......21 Attaching the flash ............23 Setting the date and time ..........24 Mastering the basic operation Shooting still images ............26 Recording movies .............28...
This manual covers several models supplied with different lenses. The model name varies depending on the supplied lens. The available model varies depending on the countries/regions. Model name Lens NEX-5T Not supplied NEX-5TL E16 – 50 mm NEX-5TY E55 – 210 mm and E16 – 50 mm...
Handbook * Multiple power cords may be • Instruction Manual (This manual) supplied with your camera. Use the appropriate one that matches your country/region. NEX-5T • Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50 (1) • Body cap (1) (attached to the camera) NEX-5TL •...
Identifying parts See the pages in parentheses for details on operation for the parts. C Fn (Function) button (52) (N mark) • This mark indicates the touch point for connecting the camera and an NFC-enabled Smartphone. For details on the location of the N mark on your Smartphone, refer to the operating instructions of the Smartphone.
Accessories for the Smart Accessory Terminal can also be • You can adjust the LCD screen to attached. an easily viewable angle and shoot You cannot use the [Self-portrait from any position. Self-timer] function when a flash • Tilt the LCD screen upward about HVL-F7S (supplied) or accessories 180 degrees when you take a self- are attached to the Smart Accessory...
F Tripod socket hole • Use a tripod with a screw length of less than 5.5 mm (7/32 inch). You will be unable to firmly secure the camera to tripods using screws longer than 5.5 mm (7/32 inch), and may damage the camera.
Lens E55 – 210 mm F4.5-6.3 OSS (supplied with NEX-5TY) See page 96 on the specifications of the lenses. E PZ 16 – 50 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS (supplied with NEX-5TL/NEX-5TY) A Zooming/Focusing ring A Focusing ring B Zooming lever B Zooming ring C Mounting index C Focal-length scale D Lens contacts...
Charging the battery pack When using the camera for the first time, be sure to charge the NP-FW50 “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (supplied). The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack can be charged even when it has not been fully depleted. The battery pack can also be used when it has not been fully charged.
Close the cover. Connect the camera to the AC Adaptor (supplied), using the micro USB cable (supplied). Connect the AC Adaptor to the wall outlet (wall socket). • When using the USB cable, insert and remove it in a straight line and do not exert undue force.
• When charging is finished, disconnect the AC Adaptor from the wall outlet (wall socket). • Be sure to use only genuine Sony brand battery packs, micro USB cable (supplied) and AC Adaptor (supplied). Charging time The charging time is approximately 280 minutes using the AC Adaptor (supplied).
Charging by connecting to a computer The battery pack can be charged by connecting the camera to a computer using a micro USB cable. Notes • Note the following points when charging via a computer: – If the camera is connected to a laptop computer that is not connected to a power source, the laptop battery level decreases.
Checking the remaining battery level Check the level with the following indicators and percent figures displayed on the LCD screen. “Battery exhausted.” Battery level You cannot High shoot any more image. Notes • In some circumstances, the displayed battery level may differ from the actual battery level.
Attaching/removing the lens Set the power switch of the camera to OFF before you attach or remove the lens. If the cap or the packaging lid is attached, remove it from the camera or the lens. • Quickly change the lens somewhere away from dusty locations so as to keep dust or debris from getting inside the camera.
Removing the lens Press the lens release button all the way in and turn the lens counterclockwise until it stops. Lens release button Notes • If dust or debris gets inside the camera while you are changing the lens and adheres to the surface of the image sensor (the part that converts the light source to a digital signal), it may appear as dark spots on the image, depending on the shooting environment.
Memory cards that you can use You can use following types of memory cards with this camera. However, proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all types of the memory cards. Still Term in this Usable memory card Movie image manual “Memory Stick PRO Duo”...
Attaching the flash When you want to use a flash during shooting, attach the flash device (supplied). Set the power switch of the camera to OFF before you attach or remove the flash. Attach the flash to the Smart Accessory Terminal 2 of the camera.
Setting the date and time When you turn on the camera for the first time, the screen to set date and time appears. Set the power switch to ON to turn on the camera. The screen to set date and time appears.
Repeat step 4 to set other items, and then press the center of the control wheel. Or, touch OK on the screen. Notes • You cannot set the date, time and area by touching the screen. • You cannot superimpose the date on images on this camera. Using “PlayMemories Home”...
Mastering the basic operation Shooting still images In the (Intelligent Auto) mode, the camera analyzes the subject, and allows you to shoot with appropriate settings. Select MENU t [Shoot Mode] t (Intelligent Auto). Point the camera to the subject. When the camera recognizes the scene, the Scene Recognition icon and guide appear on the LCD screen: (Night Scene),...
Press the shutter button halfway down to focus. When the focus is confirmed, beeps sound and z lights up. Focus indicator Press the shutter button fully down. When the camera detects and shoots a face with [Auto Port. Framing] set to [Auto], the captured image is automatically trimmed into a suitable composition.
Recording movies Point the camera to the subject. Press the MOVIE button to start recording. • Focus and brightness are adjusted automatically. • You can focus quickly by pressing the shutter button down halfway while recording. MOVIE button Press the MOVIE button again to stop recording. Notes •...
Playing back images Press the (Playback) button. The last recorded image is displayed on the LCD screen. • Press the center of the control wheel to enlarge the displayed image. • Press (Image Index) on the control wheel to switch to the index (Playback) button screen.
Touch panel During movie playback Control wheel operation operation Pause/resume Press the center. Touch X/N. Touch M. Fast-forward Press the right, or turn the control wheel clockwise. Fast-rewind Press the left, or turn the control Touch m. wheel counterclockwise. Forward slow playback Turn clockwise during pause.
Deleting images You can delete the image that is currently displayed. Press (Delete). Or, touch on the screen. Press the center of the control wheel. Or, touch OK on the screen. • Select to quit the operation. Deleting several images Select MENU t [Playback] t [Delete] to select and delete several images at the same time.
Operating the camera The control wheel, control dial, soft keys and touch panel allow you to use various functions of the camera. Control wheel When shooting, DISP (Display Contents), (Exposure Comp.), (Drive Mode) and (ISO) functions are assigned to the control wheel. When playing back, DISP (Display Contents) and (Image Index) functions are assigned to the control wheel.
Control dial You can set the aperture value and shutter speed, etc. by turning the control dial. The setting value assigned to the control dial changes for each shooting mode. Control dial Aperture value and shutter speed, etc. Soft keys The soft keys have different roles, depending on the context.
Touch panel You can operate the camera intuitively by touching the screen or sliding your finger across the screen. Touch the item on the screen to select it. Slide your finger across the screen to scroll down to hidden items. Touch the item to select it.
Operations You can select items and make settings in two ways; by one is using the control wheel, or by the other is touching and sliding your finger across the screen (Touch panel). Operation Control wheel Touch panel Selecting an item Turn or press the top/bottom/ Touch the desired item.
Notes • You can perform most operations using both the control wheel/soft keys and the touch panel. However, some operations can be performed only using one or the other. • Avoid the followings when using the touch panel: – Using a pointed object, such as a pencil, ball-point pen, or the tip of a finger nail. –...
Using the recording functions Setting the function using [Photo Creativity] You can operate the camera intuitively using [Photo Creativity], since the [Photo Creativity] screen is designed for more intuitive operations than a normal screen. You can shoot a subject with easy operations and obtain creative photos easily.
Notes • [Photo Creativity] is only available when an E-mount lens is mounted. • [Photo Creativity] is only available when [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto] is selected. Defocusing the background easily (Background Defocus Control) Select (Bkground Defocus) (page 37). Defocus the background by turning the control wheel.
Picture Effect Select (Picture Effect) (page 37). Select the desired effect by turning the control wheel. Or, slide your finger across the screen upward or downward to select the desired effect. (Off): Disables the Picture Effect function. (Toy Camera): Creates the look of a Toy Camera photo with shaded corners and pronounced colors.
Adjusting the brightness of still images (Exposure compensation) You can adjust the exposure in 1/3 EV steps in a range of –3.0 EV to +3.0 EV. Press (Exposure Comp.) on the control wheel. • When you select [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto], the [Photo Creativity] screen appears.
Press OPTION, and then turn the control wheel to select the desired mode and press the center. Or, touch OPTION t desired mode on the screen. (Self-timer: 10 Sec): Sets the 10-second delay self-timer. Use this when you want to include yourself in the picture. When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes and beeps until the shutter operates.
Shooting continuously at a higher speed Select (Spd Priority Cont.) from (Drive Mode) to shoot continuously at a higher speed (max. approximately 10 images per second* *1 When [Quality] is set to [Fine]. The maximum recordable number may differ depending on the measuring condition.
Press DISP repeatedly to select the desired mode. • If the desired mode is not displayed, select MENU t [Camera] t [DISP Button(Monitor)], then select the desired mode and press DISP again. During shooting Graphic Display: Shows basic shooting information. Graphically shows the shutter speed and aperture value, except for when [Shoot Mode] is set to [Sweep Panorama].
Shooting with various shooting modes Select MENU t [Shoot Mode]. Turn the control wheel to select the desired mode, and press the center. Or, slide your finger across the screen upward or downward to move the desired mode to the center of the screen, then touch the desired mode.
Scene Selection Select SCN (Scene Selection) (page 44). Turn the control wheel to select the desired mode, and press the center. Or, slide your finger across the screen upward or downward to move the desired mode to the center of the screen, then touch the desired mode.
Sweep Panorama While you pan the camera, the camera shoots several images and composes them into one panoramic image. Set the shooting mode to (Sweep Panorama) (page 44). Select the shooting direction by turning the control dial. Point the camera at the subject for which you want to set the brightness and focus, and then press the shutter...
Playing back scrolling panoramic images You can scroll panoramic images from the beginning to the end by pressing the center of the control wheel while panoramic images are being displayed. Press the center of the control wheel again to pause. You can scroll/pause by touching N/X on the screen.
Shutter speed When a faster shutter speed is used, a moving subject such as a running person, cars, and sea spray appears as if they are stopped. When a slower shutter speed is used, a trailing image of the movement of the subject is captured to make more natural and dynamic image.
Program Auto/Superior Auto In [Superior Auto] mode, the camera shoots with higher quality than [Intelligent Auto] mode and perform composite shooting as necessary. In [Program Auto] mode, you can shoot after adjusting various functions, such as white balance, ISO, etc. Select (Program Auto) or (Superior Auto) (page...
Zooming With the [Zoom] feature of the camera, you can increase the magnification to a scale greater than that of the optical zoom scale of the lens. When using a lens with a power zoom, use the optical zoom of the lens and then the camera shifts automatically to the [Zoom] feature of the camera.
Selecting the flash mode Raise the flash. • The flash is enabled when it is raised, and disabled when lowered. • For details on how to attach the flash, see page 23. Select MENU t [Camera] t [Flash Mode]. Turn the control wheel to select the desired mode, and press the center.
Selecting the image size/record setting The image size determines the size of the image file that is recorded when you take an image. The larger the image size, the more detail will be reproduced when the image is printed on large format paper. The smaller the image size, the more images can be recorded.
To the HDMI terminal Notes • It is recommended that you use an authorized cable with HDMI logo or a Sony HDMI cable. • Use an HDMI mini connector on one end (for the camera), and a plug suitable for connecting your TV on the other end.
Checking the functions available Menu list When you press MENU, the menu items [Shoot Mode], [Camera], [Image Size], [Brightness/Color], [Playback], [Application]* and [Setup] appear on the screen. You can set various functions in each item. Items that cannot be set in the context are displayed in gray.
Program Auto Automatic shooting that allows you to customize settings, except for the exposure (shutter speed and aperture). Camera Allows you to set shooting functions, such as continuous shooting, self-timer, and flash. Drive Mode Selects the drive mode, such as continuous shooting, self-timer, or bracket shooting.
Soft Skin Effect Shoots the skin smoothly in the Face Detection function. (On/Off) Shooting Tip List Allows you to view all shooting tips. LCD Display (DISP) Switches the information to be displayed on the shooting screen on the LCD screen. (Graphic Display/Display All Info./Big Font Size Disp./No Disp.
Movie File Format Selects AVCHD or MP4. Record Setting Selects the image size, frame rate, and image quality of movies. (AVCHD: 60i/50i 24M (FX) / 60i/50i 17M (FH) / 60p/50p 28M (PS) / 24p/25p 24M (FX) / 24p/25p 17M (FH)) (MP4: 1440×1080 12M/VGA 3M) Brightness/Color Allows you to make brightness settings such as metering mode, and color...
Playback Allows you to set playback functions. Delete Deletes images. (Multiple Img./All in Folder/All AVCHD view files) Still/Movie Select Allows you to determine how to group the playback images (View mode). (Folder View(Still)/Folder View(MP4)/AVCHD View) Slide Show Plays back images automatically. (Repeat/Interval/Image Type) Send to Smartphone Transfers the images to a Smartphone.
Application You can add the desired functions to your camera by connecting to the application download website “PlayMemories Camera Apps” via the Internet. • The application “Smart Remote Embedded” is pre-installed on this camera. “Smart Remote Embedded” allows you to operate the camera remotely using your Smartphone as a controller.
Peaking Level Enhances the outline of in-focus ranges with a specific color. (High/Mid/Low/Off) Peaking Color Sets the color used for the peaking function. (White/Red/Yellow) Clear Image Zoom Provides a higher-quality zoomed image than with [Digital Zoom]. (On/Off) Digital Zoom Provides zoomed images at higher magnification than with [Clear Image Zoom].
Front Curtain Shutter Sets whether or not to use the electronic front curtain shutter function. (On/Off) Long Exposure NR Sets the noise reduction processing for long exposure shootings. (On/Off) High ISO NR Sets the noise reduction processing for high ISO sensitivity shootings.
Main Settings Menu start Selects a first-displayed menu from the top menu or the last menu screen. (Top/Previous) Function Menu Settings Assigns functions to the Fn (Function) button. MOVIE Button Sets whether or not to activate the MOVIE button. (On/Off) Custom Key Settings Assigns functions to the Soft keys.
HDMI Resolution Sets resolution when connected to HDMI TV. (Auto/1080p/1080i) CTRL FOR HDMI Sets whether or not to operate the camera using the TV remote control when the camera is connected to a “BRAVIA” Sync-compatible TV. (On/Off) USB Connection Selects the appropriate USB connection method for each computer or USB device connected to the camera.
Eye-Fi Setup* Upload Settings Sets whether to use the upload function of the camera with an Eye-Fi card. (On/Off) Network Settings WPS Push You can register the access point to the camera easily by pushing the WPS button. Access Point Settings You can register your access point manually.
Functions available for each shooting mode The functions you can use depend on the selected shooting mode. In the table below, indicates the function is available, and a – indicates the function is not available. The functions you cannot use are displayed in gray on the screen. Shoot Mode Exposure Self-timer...
Flash modes available The flash modes you can select depend on the shooting mode and functions selected. In the table below, indicates the function is available, and a – indicates the function is not available. The flash modes you cannot select are displayed in gray on the screen. Shoot Mode Flash Off Autoflash...
Importing images to the computer Installing the software To utilize images recorded with the camera, the following software is provided with CD-ROM (supplied): • “Image Data Converter” You can open RAW format image files. • “PlayMemories Home” (Windows only) You can import still images or movies recorded with the camera to your computer so that you can view them, and use various convenient features to enhance the images you have shot.
Turn on your computer, and insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into the CD-ROM drive. The installation menu screen appears. • If the installation menu does not appear, double-click [Computer] (For Windows XP: [My Computer]) t (PMHOME) t [Install.exe]. • If the AutoPlay screen appears, select “Run Install.exe” and follow the instructions that appear on the screen to proceed with the installation.
[Start] t [All Programs] t [PlayMemories Home] t [PlayMemories Home Help Guide]. • For Windows 8, select the [PlayMemories Home] icon on the Start screen, then launch “PlayMemories Home” and select [PlayMemories Home Help Guide] from the [Help] menu. “PlayMemories Home” support page (English only) http://www.sony.co.jp/pmh-se/...
• For Windows 8, start [Image Data Converter Ver.4] t [Help] in the menu bar t [Image Data Converter Guide]. Mac: Finder t [Applications] t [Image Data Converter] t [Image Data Converter Ver.4] t [Help] in the menu bar t [Image Data Converter Guide] “Image Data Converter” support page (English only) http://www.sony.co.jp/ids-se/...
Some applications may be fee-based. Downloading the application Access the application download website. http://www.sony.net/pmca • For details on the computer environment required for downloading, see the application download website. Follow the instructions on the screen and set up a service account.
How to download applications directly using Wi-Fi function of the camera You can download applications using the Wi-Fi function without connecting to a computer. Select MENU t [Application] t (PlayMemories Camera Apps), then follow the instructions on the screen to download applications. Acquire a service account in advance (page 72).
The following table shows the approximate number of still images that can be recorded on a memory card formatted with this camera. The values are defined using Sony standard memory cards for testing. The values may vary depending on the shooting conditions.
Movies The following table shows the approximate recording times available. These are the total times for all movie files. (h (hour), m (minute)) Capacity 16GB 32GB 64GB Record Setting 60i 24M(FX) 10 m 20 m 40 m 1 h 30 m 50i 24M(FX) 60i 17M(FH) 10 m...
– At an ambient temperature of 25 °C (77 °F). – When an E PZ 16–50 mm F3.5–5.6 OSS lens is attached. – Using Sony “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media (sold separately). – [LCD Brightness]: [Manual] [±0] • The number of still images is based on the CIPA standard under the following conditions.
List of icons on the LCD screen Icons are displayed on the screen to indicate the camera status. You can change the screen display using DISP (Display Contents) on the control wheel. Shooting standby Display Indication Shoot Mode P A S M Scene Selection Graphic display Scene Recognition...
Display Indication Metered manual ±0.0 Exposure ±0.0 compensation ISO400 ISO sensitivity AE lock Shutter speed indicator Aperture indicator REC 0:12 Recording time of the movie (m:s) 2013-1-1 Recorded date/ 9:30AM time of the image 12/12 Image number/ Number of images in the view mode Appears when HDR did not work...
Learning more about the camera ( Handbook) “ Handbook,” which explains how to use the camera in detail, is included on the CD-ROM (supplied). Refer to “ Handbook” for in-depth instructions on the many functions of the camera. For Windows users Turn on your computer, and insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into the CD-ROM drive.
Remove the battery pack, wait for about one minute, re- insert the battery pack, and then turn on the power. Reset the settings (page 64). Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Battery pack and power The battery pack cannot be installed.
The power turns off suddenly. • When the camera or battery pack is too hot, the camera displays a warning message and turns off automatically to protect the camera. • If you do not operate the camera for given period of time, the camera turns to power saving mode.
Shooting images Nothing is displayed on the LCD screen when the power is turned • If you do not operate the camera for given period of time, the camera turns to power saving mode. To cancel the power save, operate the camera, such as pressing the shutter button halfway down.
The flash takes too long to recharge. • The flash has been fired in succession in a short period. When the flash has been fired in succession, the recharging process may take longer than usual to avoid overheating of the flash. The image taken with the flash is too dark.
The image is blurred. • The picture was taken in a dark location without the flash, resulting in camera-shake. The use of a tripod or the flash is recommended (page 51). [Hand-held Twilight] and [Anti Motion Blur] in [Scene Selection] (page 45) are also effective in reducing blur.
Precautions On the functions available On the LCD screen and with the camera lens • Your camera is 1080 60i- • The LCD screen is manufactured compatible or 1080 50i- using extremely high-precision compatible. technology so over 99.99 % of the To check whether the camera is pixels are operational for effective 1080 60i-compatible or 1080...
On using the lenses and • In sandy or dusty places accessories Be careful not to let sand or dust It is recommended that you use Sony get into the camera. This may lenses/accessories designed to suit cause the camera to malfunction, the characteristics of this camera.
Charging method of the internal • The recorded contents cannot be rechargeable battery compensated for even if recording Insert a charged battery pack into the or playback is not possible due to a camera, or connect the camera to a malfunction of the camera or wall outlet (wall socket) using the memory card, etc.
• Clean the flash surface with a soft • If you set [Airplane Mode] to [On], cloth. The heat of flash emission (airplane) mark will be may cause dirt to adhere on the displayed on the screen. flash surface, resulting in smoking On RAW images or scorching.
50p format can be played back only on 1080 60p/1080 50p- supported devices. Notes on wireless LAN If your camera is lost or stolen, Sony bears no responsibility for the loss or damage caused by illegal access or use of the registered access point on the camera.
Specifications Camera Speed range: Still images: 1/4 000 second to [System] 30 seconds, BULB Camera type: Interchangeable lens Movies: 1/4 000 second to digital camera 1/4 second (1/3 EV step), Lens: E-mount lens 1080 60i-compatible device up to 1/60 second in AUTO mode (up to [Image sensor] 1/30 second in [Auto Slow Shutter] Image sensor: APS-C format (23.5 mm...
Still image: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, UB10D Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF Baseline) Power requirements: AC 100 V to compliant, RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz, 70 mA Format) Output voltage: DC 5 V, 0.5 A Movie (AVCHD format): AVCHD Operating temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C...
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50 Battery type: Lithium-ion battery Maximum voltage: DC 8.4 V Nominal voltage: DC 7.2 V Maximum charge voltage: DC 8.4 V Maximum charge current: 1.02 A Capacity: Typical 7.7 Wh (1 080 mAh) Minimum 7.3 Wh (1 020 mAh) Maximum dimensions (Approx.): 31.8 mm ×...
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• Add further enjoyment with your PlayStation 3 by downloading the application for PlayStation 3 from PlayStation Store (where available). • The application for PlayStation 3 requires PlayStation Network account and application download. Accessible in areas where the PlayStation Store is available.