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Sony α5000 + 16-50mm
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Sony α5000 + 16-50mm Digital Camera

MILC 20.1MP 3x Dec 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
The world's smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera* Uncover every detail: a large 20.1 effective megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor captures more light for detailed images, rich in tone... More
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Expert Reviews Are Average

Expert review website Chip.de scored this Sony digital camera 75 out of 100.

Popular Choice

The ILCE-5000 is a popular choice amongst people who bought digital cameras in the last 3 months.

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

Sony has good average reviews for its MILC cameras as well as across its entire digital camera range.

Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony ILCE-5000 supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other MILC cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not support wi-Fi.

Other digital cameras which support wi-Fi currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX[plb_2082510_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ILCE-5000, the ILCE-5000 supports Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Samsung NX[plb_2082510_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for more than two years, the ILCE-5000 has a built-in flash.

Other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider include the Samsung NX[plb_2082510_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This digital camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this Sony camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Light

The weights of MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as the ILCE-5000 range from 70g to 680g, and the average weight is 330g. With a weight of only 210 grams, the ILCE-5000 is fairly light compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the ILCE-5000.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The ILCE-5000 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly found HDMI connector type is Mini, but this HDMI connector type is not found on this camera. The HDMI connector types Micro are also found on this digital camera.

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Stereo Audio System

This digital camera has a Stereo audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

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

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12416 X 1856 Still Image Resolution(s)

The ILCE-5000 has a 12416 x 1856 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 5456 x 3632, 3872 x 2576, 2736 x 1824, 5536 x 2160 and 8192 x 1856 and 3872 x 2160. Across all cameras of a similar age and type to the ILCE-5000 the still image resolution ranges from 1024 x 768 (worst) to 6000 x 4000 (best).

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 32, the ILCE-5000 has a fairly small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ILCE-5000. The maximum aperture numbers of MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as the ILCE-5000 range from 2.7 to 40.

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Has Nine White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony ILCE-5000 is more than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of a similar age and spec to the ILCE-5000. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Shade" and "Underwater" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Sony ILCE-5000 is more than most MILC cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera has a Vivid photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ILCE-5000. The photo effectss "Black&White" and "Sepia" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Very Big Effective Megapixels (image)

With an effective megapixels (image) of 20.1 megapixels, the ILCE-5000 has one of the biggest effective megapixels (image)s amongst cameras of this age. Cameras of a similar age and type to the ILCE-5000 have effective megapixels (image)s of between 16MP and 21MP.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the ILCE-5000 have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 50 and 200. With an ISO sensitivity (min) of only 100, the Sony ILCE-5000 has one of the smaller ISO sensitivity (min)s amongst digital cameras of this age.

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420 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ILCE-5000 take between 220 and 539 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the ILCE-5000 which takes 420 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Has One Image Editing

The ILCE-5000 has a greater number of image editing modes than most MILC cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Sony digital camera has a Rotating image editing, which is the most frequently found image editing found on MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on cameras of this type and age. 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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Supports Six ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the ILCE-5000 is more than most digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 200, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 1000, 2000, 4000, 8000 and 16000 are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Sony ILCE-5000 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most MILC cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Sony camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on cameras that have been available for more than two years. The auto focusing (AF) modes "Single Auto Focus" is also featured on this digital camera.

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TFT Display

The ILCE-5000 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most MILC cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 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. Across all digital cameras of this spec and age the best display is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the ILCE-5000 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the ILCE-5000.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

The ILCE-5000 does not support video capability. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the ILCE-5000 also do not support video capability.

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Not 3D

Most comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago are not 3D. The ILCE-5000 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you would prefer a digital camera that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Samsung NX[plb_2082510_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The ILCE-5000 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ILCE-5000 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

Alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might also want to look at include the Samsung NX[plb_2082510_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras of this age and type are not waterproof. The Sony ILCE-5000 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the ILCE-5000 does not have an image stabilizer.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the ILCE-5000 is more than most MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the ILCE-5000. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Only Four Flash Guide Numbers

The ILCE-5000 is a four flash guide number camera. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the ILCE-5000 have between 4 and 10 flash guide numbers.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

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

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The ILCE-5000 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the ILCE-5000.

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Quite Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At only 30 seconds, the ILCE-5000 has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of digital cameras that were released around the same time as the ILCE-5000 is 4s, the longest is 240s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 42s.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony α5000 + 16-50mm

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Display Diagonal

The ILCE-5000 has a relatively typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the ILCE-5000.

Other 3" screen cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 20.1 megapixels, the ILCE-5000 has a fairly average megapixel compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the ILCE-5000 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ILCE-5000.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price].

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX[plb_2082510_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Type
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Guide Number
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Pre-Flash
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Image Editing
Camera File System
Live View
Tripod Mountable
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Languages Support
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Carrying Case
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Panorama
Aperture Priority AE
Manual Exposure
Shutter Priority AE
Colour Temperature
Effective Megapixels (image)
Display Tilting
Technical Details
Image Processor
Built-In Speaker(s)
Self-Timer
Memory Function

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Product Identifiers

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