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Sony A5000

$240.99
$199.00 $41.99 cheaper than 69 days ago
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A multi award winning and good value for money 20.1 megapixel camera
MILC 20.1MP CMOS Black Jan 2016
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Sony A5000 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Sony A5000 number 375 across all digital cameras.
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965 Reviews + 6 Awards
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Overall Score
64
Good

Why Has it Scored 65?

It has good expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly high megapixel
5456 x 3632 pixels image resolution
Very short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 9999999 in portrait photography cameras. It is also very good for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras as well being very good for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras.
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Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

How Big is the Sony A5000?

The Sony A5000 is 109.6mm wide and 62.8mm tall. It is 35.7mm deep and weighs 210g.

Sony A5000 front dimensions

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Sony A5000 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Six Industry Awards

The editors of websites Digitaltrends.com, Vido.com.ua and Camera Labs all endorse this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

This Sony camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from both websites Reviewed.com and Photoreview.com.au, both of which said that this camera was fantastic.

Review site Ephotozine thought that this camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

32 experts from sites including What Digital Camera, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews have rated this camera on average 79%.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, A5000 owners rated this camera as outstanding. Over 93% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Sony Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 29,814 owner and expert reviews (including 10,342 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its cameras. Sony also has very good ratings specifically within its cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Average Priced

The price range of cameras is from $29 to $6,895. We think that this camera has an average price compared to other cameras.

Price Has Gone Down by $42 (17%)

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony A5000 and the United States price of $199.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £279.98 ($279.98).

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Features

Fairly High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 20.1 megapixels, the Sony A5000 has one of the higher megapixels amongst cameras of this age. The megapixels of cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP.

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5456 X 3632 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony A5000 has a 5456 x 3632 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most cameras. Across all cameras the worst image resolution is 2592 x 1944 pixels and the best is 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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Average Weight

The Sony A5000 has a pretty standard weight (210 grams) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Sony A5000 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports 100, 200 and 2 More ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Sony A5000 is more than most cameras. This camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras. The ISO sensitivities "100", "320" and "3200" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Sony A5000 has a pretty average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Supports Live View

The Sony A5000 supports live view, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Sony A5000 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony A5000 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony A5000 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Fast Flash Recharging Time

The Sony A5000 has one of the faster flash recharging times (only 3 seconds) amongst cameras of this age. Cameras have flash recharging times of between 0.0055s and 15s.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Sony A5000 features noise reduction. Most of the other cameras also feature noise reduction.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony A5000 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Sony A5000 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Fairly Large Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the cameras the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 130, and the average maximum aperture number is 11. With a maximum aperture number of 36, the Sony A5000 has a quite large maximum aperture number compared to most of the other digital cameras.

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420 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Sony A5000 is a digital camera that takes 420 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony A5000 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony A5000 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. In addition, this camera support video resolutions of 1920 x 960 pixels, 1440 x 1080 pixels, 1280 x 1024 pixels and 640 x 480 pixels and 640 x 424 pixels. 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. Across all digital cameras the best video resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 75 millimeters, the Sony A5000 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras. Across all the digital cameras the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.3mm to 2,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 300mm.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Sony A5000 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras also support Full HD video.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony A5000 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other cameras also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Sony A5000 has a carrying case. Most of the other cameras also have a carrying case.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Sony A5000 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras.

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5456 X 3632 Still Image Resolution

The Sony A5000 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras. This digital camera has a 5456 x 3632 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 5456 x 3064, 3872 x 2576, 3872 x 2176 and 2736 x 1824 and 2736 x 1536. The still image resolution of all cameras ranges from S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 (worst) to 6016 x 4000 (best).

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Sony A5000 supports video capability. Most of the other digital cameras also support video capability.

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Age

Released 18 Months Ago

This Sony digital camera was released in January 2016.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon ilce5000ybcec, canon ilce5000lbcec, sony ilce5000ybcec, sony ilce5000lbcec, sony ilce5000lw, sony n094484w, sony n094485w, sony 9sd5zs00, sony 9sd5za00, sony w1650mm, sony a5000l, sony 47vq6

Barcodes:

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony A5000

Expert reviews are slightly better
Significantly higher display resolution (numeric)
4x bigger digital zoom
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461 pixels higher display resolution (numeric)
Higher megapixel
4 larger maximum aperture number
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