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Sony ILCE5000LB Digital Camera

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MILC 20.1MP 3.8x Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Release Date
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28 Reasons For

Top Seller

Across all digital cameras, the ILCE-5000 is one the fastest selling products currently on sale according to Amazon sales data.

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

On average Sony MILC cameras have good ratings as do all cameras manufactured by Sony.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Sony ILCE-5000 supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the ILCE-5000 which do not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available which you might also want to look at include the Olympus PEN E-P5 ($799.00), or the Leica T (Typ 701) ($1,281.99) which has better reviews.

Alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to consider include the Olympus PEN E-PL7 ($349.00).

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the ILCE-5000, the ILCE-5000 has a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Sony NEX-3 ($249.00), or the Pentax Q7 ($708.99).

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Olympus PEN E-PL7 ($349.00) is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Sony ILCE-5000 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Sony NEX-3 ($249.00), or the Pentax Q7 ($708.99).

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Olympus PEN E-PL7 ($349.00).

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on MILC cameras that were launched more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras that support an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the NEX-3 ($249.00), or the NEX-3 ($249.00) both from Sony which has better reviews.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might be worth considering include the Olympus PEN E-P5 ($799.00) (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Light

With a weight of only 210 grams, the ILCE-5000 is quite light compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the ILCE-5000. MILC cameras that are a similar age to the ILCE-5000 have weights of between 70g and 680g.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 210g cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony NEX-3 ($249.00).

Other digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Olympus PEN E-PM2 (269g).

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this camera and we think the Sony NEX-3 ($249.00), the Pentax Q7 ($708.99), and the Nikon 1 S2 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The Sony ILCE-5000 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the ILCE-5000. The image formats "EXIF" and "RAW" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Sony ILCE-5000 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most MILC cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly found HDMI connector is Mini, but this HDMI connector is not found on this camera. The HDMI connectors Micro are also found on this Sony camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most frequently found camera shutter on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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12416 X 1856 Still Image Resolution

The ILCE-5000 has a 12416 x 1856 still image resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution found on most MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years. In addition, this Sony camera have still image resolutions of 5456 x 3632, 3872 x 2576, 2736 x 1824, 5536 x 2160 and 8192 x 1856 and 3872 x 2160.

A 12416 x 1856 still image resolution is actually the best still image resolution amongst all MILC cameras that have been around for more than two years.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst still image resolution is 1024 x 768.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

The maximum apertures of MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the ILCE-5000 range from 1 to 36, and the average maximum aperture is 16. With a maximum aperture of 32, the ILCE-5000 has a fairly small maximum aperture compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony ILCE-5000 is more than most MILC cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ILCE-5000. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Underwater" are also found on this camera.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Sony ILCE-5000 is more than most MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has a Vivid photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on MILC cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The photo effects "Black&White" and "Sepia" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

The minimum ISO speed of MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ILCE-5000 range from 50 to 200, and the average minimum ISO speed is 130. At only 100, the ILCE-5000 has a quite small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other MILC cameras that are a similar age to the ILCE-5000.

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420 Shots Per Battery Charge

The ILCE-5000 is a camera that takes 420 shots shots per battery charge.

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Features One Flash Mode

The ILCE-5000 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this age and type. The most frequently featured flash mode is Auto, but this flash mode is not featured on this digital camera. The flash modes Flash off are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The ILCE-5000 has a greater number of image editing modes than most similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most frequently found image editing mode found on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the ILCE-5000 is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Sony digital camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ILCE-5000. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Six ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the ILCE-5000 is more than most MILC cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 200, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 1000, 2000, 4000, 8000 and 16000 are also supported by this Sony camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This digital camera supports an AVCHD|H.264|MP4|MPEG4 video format, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age.

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Features Four Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the ILCE-5000 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on MILC cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The auto focus "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Flexible Spot Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this digital camera.

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TFT Display

The Sony ILCE-5000 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most cameras of a similar age and type to it. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. The worst display of all comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the ILCE-5000 is LCD and the best is AMOLED.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many MILC cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

At only 24 millimeters, the ILCE-5000 has a quite short minimum focal length compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. The shortest minimum focal length of similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the ILCE-5000 is 10mm and the longest is 80mm.

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Very Short Flash Sync-Speed

The ILCE-5000 has one of the shorter flash sync-speeds (only 0.00625 seconds) amongst MILC cameras of this age. The average flash sync-speed of comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the ILCE-5000 is 0.85s.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The ILCE-5000 does not support video recording, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not support video recording.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video recording to this digital camera and we think the Olympus PEN E-PM2 is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the ILCE-5000 are not 3D compatible. The Sony ILCE-5000 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Olympus PEN E-P5 ($799.00), or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 ($533.99) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The ILCE-5000 does not have a GPS. Most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to the ILCE-5000 also do not have a GPS.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS and we think the Olympus PEN E-P5 ($799.00) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony ILCE-5000 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ILCE-5000, the Sony ILCE-5000 does not have an image stabiliser.

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Only Four Flash Guides

Most comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the ILCE-5000 have between 4 and 10 flash guides, including the ILCE-5000 which has four flash guides.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Sony ILCE-5000 is more than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by digital cameras of this age and spec. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "RAW" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Very Low JPEG Frame Rate

The Sony ILCE-5000 has one of the lower JPEG frame rates (only 25 frames per second) amongst MILC cameras of this age. MILC cameras that have been available for a similar time to the ILCE-5000 have JPEG frame rates of between 24fps and 60fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 36fps.

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Quite Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the cameras of a similar spec and age to the ILCE-5000 the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 0.25s to 240s. The Sony ILCE-5000 has one of the shorter maximum camera shutter speeds (only 30 seconds) amongst MILC cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony ILCE-5000

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the ILCE-5000 over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Sony ILCE-5000 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the ILCE-5000.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including the Sony NEX-3 ($249.00), or the Olympus PEN E-P5 ($799.00) which has better reviews.

If this MILC digital camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Leica T (Typ 701) ($1,281.99) (3.7") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 20.1 megapixels, the Sony ILCE-5000 has a pretty average megapixel count compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 8 times zoom factor, the Sony ILCE-5000 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other MILC cameras that came out more than two years ago.

If you want a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Olympus PEN E-PL7 ($349.00) (14x).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Format
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Protection Feature
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Aspheric Element
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Networking
Wireless LAN Type
Other Features
Auto Exposure
Colour Temperature
Image Effective Megapixels
Technical Details
Image Processor

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Product Identifiers

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