Sony NEX-5T vs Canon EOS Rebel T7

This is a full comparison between the cameras Sony NEX-5T and Canon EOS Rebel T7. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Sony NEX-5T is manufacturered by Sony but Canon EOS Rebel T7 is from Canon. Both Sony and Canon are well known brands though.

Sony NEX-5T were released 2013 and Canon EOS Rebel T7 was released 2018. That is a 5 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Sony NEX-5T 2013
Canon EOS Rebel T7 2018

Type of camera

Sony NEX-5T is a Mirrorless camera while Canon EOS Rebel T7 is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Sony NEX-5T has a "Sony APS-C"-sensor while Canon EOS Rebel T7 has a "Canon APS-C"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Sony NEX-5T 75 mm
Sony APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Canon EOS Rebel T7 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Sony)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Sony NEX-5T has a 16 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Rebel T7 has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Sony NEX-5T 16 MP
16032768 pixels
4912 x 3264
Canon EOS Rebel T7 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

Canon EOS Rebel T7 has a 50 % larger resolution than Sony NEX-5T. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Sony NEX-5T has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Rebel T7. Sony NEX-5T has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Canon EOS Rebel T7 has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Sony NEX-5T 100-25600
Canon EOS Rebel T7 100-6400

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Sony NEX-5T
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel T7

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Sony NEX-5T can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Rebel T7 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Sony NEX-5T 10
Canon EOS Rebel T7 3

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Sony NEX-5T and Canon EOS Rebel T7 can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Canon EOS Rebel T7 weighs 475 gr (equal to 1.05 lb) which is 72% heavier than Sony NEX-5T and its 276 gr (or 0.61 lb).

Camera Weight
Sony NEX-5T 276 gr
0.61 lb
Canon EOS Rebel T7 475 gr
1.05 lb

Sony NEX-5T vs Canon EOS Rebel T7 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Sony NEX-5T and Canon EOS Rebel T7, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Sony NEX-5T
Canon EOS Rebel T7
Name Sony NEX-5T Canon EOS Rebel T7
Manufacturer Sony Canon
Release Date and Price
Sony NEX-5T
Canon EOS Rebel T7
Release Year 2013 2018
Release Date 2013-08-27 2018-02-26
MSRP 549 USD 549 USD
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Camera Type
Sony NEX-5T
Canon EOS Rebel T7
Camera Type Mirrorless DSLR
Sensor
Sony NEX-5T
Canon EOS Rebel T7
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm) APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 4912 x 3264 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
Megapixels 16 MP 24 MP
Image Processor Bionz DIGIC 4+
Image
Sony NEX-5T
Canon EOS Rebel T7
ISO Range 100 - 25600 100 - 6400
White Balance Presets 6 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Sony NEX-5T
Canon EOS Rebel T7
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 25 9
Lens Mount Sony E

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Sony NEX-5T
Canon EOS Rebel T7
Articulated LCD Tilting Fixed
Screen size 3 3
Screen dots 921600 920000
Touch screen Yes No
Screen type Tilt Up 180 Down 50 TFT LCD TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Electronic (Optional) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8 (0.5 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution 0 N/A
Photography features
Sony NEX-5T
Canon EOS Rebel T7
Frames per second 10 fps 3 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash No Yes
Built-in Flash Range N/A 9 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No No
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Multi
Center Weighted
Partial
Exposure Compensation +/- 3 (at 1/3 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Sony NEX-5T
Canon EOS Rebel T7
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
AVCHD
MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Sony NEX-5T
Canon EOS Rebel T7
Memory Card Memory Stick Pro Duo
SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Sony NEX-5T
Canon EOS Rebel T7
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port No No
Headphone Port No No
Wireless Yes
Built-in (NFC & WiFi)
Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n with NFC)
Remote Control No Yes (wired or wireless)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Sony NEX-5T
Canon EOS Rebel T7
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Lithium-Ion NPFW50 rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E10 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 330 shots 500 shots
Width 111 mm 129 mm
Height 59 mm 101 mm
Depth 39 mm 78 mm
Weight 276 gram 475 gram