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Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
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91
Reviews
78 Reviews + 7 Awards
78
Features
Good Features
74
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
76
Value for Money
Very Good
67
Age
5 Years Old
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and good spec 3x optical zoom camera, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and 5 further awards from other expert sites and a low price. It has an image stabiliser and a built-in flash and supports Wi-Fi and Full HD video. Multiple reviews mentioned that this camera has a good lens, it's compact and able to produce good images.
Camera Labs Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice
20.1MP
5456 X 3632
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
16,000
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
3.5
MINIMUM
210g
4x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN
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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A5000 number 52 in best selling cameras and number 381 across all digital cameras.

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Kagoo Score
91
Reviews
78
Features
74
Popularity
77
Value for Money
68
Age

79

79
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 79?

our review analysis indicates that it has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 79%, based on 78 reviews. This digital camera has received seven awards including a "Recommended" award from Digitaltrends.com plus two other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com plus one other site.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Sony digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
The Alpha A5000 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
High megapixels
Tiny optical zoom
ILCE-5000 camera with 20.1mp APS-C sensor, BIONZ X processor & nfc/wi-fi. sel-1650 and sel-55210
Take pro performance anywhere
A new depth of detail
Next-level image quality
Simple sharing with NFC and wi-fi
The freedom to create

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each digital camera by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the digital camera is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec digital cameras come to market, the older digital cameras will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for everyday photography. It is also very good for portrait photography as well being very good for landscape photography.
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Average Review Score

4.1 stars (79 reviews)

13%

of Customers Would Recommend
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27 Reviews
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2 Highly Recommended Awards

It's received a Highly Recommended Award from expert review sites PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine.
Highly Recommended from PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended from Ephotozine

Recommended Award

The Sony Alpha A5000 has received a Recommended Award from Camera Labs.
Recommended from Camera Labs

2 Further Awards

It's received an Award from expert review sites photoreview.com.au and Digitaltrends.com.
Editor's Choice from photoreview.com.au Recommended Product from Digitaltrends.com

What Are People Saying About the Sony Alpha A5000?

Lens System
11
0
Picture Quality
5
1
Features
1
0
Viewfinder / Screen
3
1
Size and Weight
5
2
Flash
1
0
Connectivity
3
0
Robustness
1
0
Price
3
0
Ease of Use
0
1
Design
0
1
Nine People Thought it Had a Good Price
  • The new 20.1-megapixel Sony Alpha A5000 mirrorless compact system camera (CSC) is very affordable and amazingly light, with a list price of $499 that includes ...
    Digitaltrends.com 7 Mar 2014
  • ... it gves the company an opport... The Sony Alpha 5000 is an affordable mirrorless camera that delivers excellent images, but advanced shooters are going ...
    PC Mag 10 Mar 2014
  • ... professional-looking shots for anyone upgrading from a smartphone, and with the Power Zoom the price seems fair too...Large 20.1megapixel resolution from ...
    macworld.co.uk 12 Apr 2014
  • ... certainly welcome, the rear of the came...Wifi addition. Improved metering. Low price tag. Poor LCD screen. Noise reduction too aggressive at times.
    What Digital Camera 26 Feb 2014
  • Three People Thought it Was Robust

    Three people thought that the Sony Alpha A5000 was well made.

  • ... smallest APS-C sensor mirrorless cameras with a built in flash. The updated A5000 adds built in Wi-Fi and NFC, as well as a new 20.1 megapixel sensor, ...
    Ephotozine 11 Mar 2014
  • ... years update to the Sony NEX-3N , and is one of the smallest APS-C sensor mirrorless cameras with a built in flash. The updated A5000 adds built in Wi-Fi ...
    Ephotozine 11 Mar 2014
  • ... sensor, instead of the 16.1... The Sony Alpha A5000 is one of the more compact mirrorless cameras available with built in flash, particularly considering ...
    Ephotozine 11 Mar 2014
  • More Than 10 People Thought it Was Good in Terms of Size

    Several people thought that the Sony Alpha A5000 was compact, was a good size and was lightweight.

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    Compact
    8 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • ... effectively a rebrand... The Sony A5000 is a very good everyday compact system camera that offers a lot for its entry-level price. It's just a shame Sony ...
    Trusted Reviews 22 Jan 2014
  • The Sony a5000 was the fourth compact system camera from Sony to appear after the company decided to drop its NEX name for E-mount cameras. Instead it ...
    Techradar 20 Mar 2014
  • ... smartphone.This story, "Sony Alpha A5000 review: Compact camera produces sharp-looking pics" was originally published...Sharply detailed shots. Tilting ...
    pcworld.com_techhive.com 22 May 2014
  • The Sony a5000 was the fourth compact system camera from Sony to appear after the company decided to drop its NEX name for E-mount cameras. Instead it ...
    techradar.com/au/ 20 Mar 2014
  • View All Reviews About Compact
    A Good Size
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Lightweight
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    One Person Thought it Was Badly Designed
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    The Majority of People Thought the Sony Alpha A5000 Was Difficult to Use

    Four people thought that the Sony Alpha A5000 had bad controls.

  • ... camera that delivers excellent images, but advanced shooters are going to feel limited by its control system...Tilting rear display. Compact body and lens. ...
    PC Mag 10 Mar 2014
  • ... option for an EVF. Electronic zoom ring on lens is annoying. Learning the controls takes some time. Sharply detailed shots. Tilting LCD screen. Builtin ...
    straitstimes.com 19 Nov 2014
  • ... option for an EVF. Electronic zoom ring on lens is annoying. Learning the controls takes some time.
    pcworld.co.nz 29 Jun 2014
  • ... option for an EVF. Electronic zoom ring on lens is annoying. Learning the controls takes some time.
    Good Gear Guide.com.au 29 Jun 2014
  • Some People Thought the Sony Alpha A5000 Had Well Designed Technical Features

    Two people thought that the Sony Alpha A5000 had a powerful motor.

  • ... sharply detailed shots, tilting LCD screen, builtin flash, fairly priced kit with Power Zoom. Even with compact zoom lens this is still a squeeze for all ...
    straitstimes.com 19 Nov 2014
  • ... sharply detailed shots, tilting LCD screen, builtin flash, fairly priced kit with Power Zoom. Even with compact zoom lens this is still a squeeze for all ...
    macworld.co.uk 12 Apr 2014
  • Three People Thought it Had Good Connectivity

    Two people thought that the Sony Alpha A5000 had wifi capacity.

  • ... smallest APS-C sensor mirrorless cameras with a built in flash. The updated A5000 adds built in Wi-Fi and NFC, as well as a new 20.1 megapixel sensor, ...
    Ephotozine 11 Mar 2014
  • ... It's also currently the world's smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera with built-in wi-fi connectivity. Successor to last year's NEX-3N model, ...
    PhotographyBlog.com 18 Mar 2014
  • Most Owners Thought it Had an Acceptable Noise Level

    Three people thought that the Sony Alpha A5000 wasn't noisy.

  • ... and shutter response. Sony PlayMemories Apps available. Wi-Fi and NFC. Low noise. Sony Alpha 5000. Picture effects are JPEG only (raw not available). ...
    Ephotozine 11 Mar 2014
  • ... this review useful, treat me to a coffee...Excellent image quality. Low sensor noise levels. Compact, lightweight body. Articulated screen. Builtin Wifi ...
    Camera Labs 30 Apr 2014
  • ... Builtin flash. No viewfinder. No hotshoe. Excellent image quality. Low sensor noise levels. Compact, lightweight body. Articulated screen. Builtin Wifi ...
    straitstimes.com 19 Nov 2014
  • More Than 10 People Thought it Had a Good Lens

    Several people thought that the Sony Alpha A5000 had a good lens, autofocus and zoom.

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    Has a Good Lens
    10 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... small and light, takes nice-looking photos and movies and comes with a reasonably competent lens. On the downside, the lack of a viewfinder is a big disadvantage ...
    photoreview.com.au 17 Jun 2014
  • ... It's also currently the world's smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera with built-in wi-fi connectivity. Successor to last year's NEX-3N model, ...
    PhotographyBlog.com 18 Mar 2014
  • ... not the smallest CSC available, with the 16-50mm kit lens it will fit reasonably comfortably into a jacket pocket or purse. It's also a great little camera ...
    photoreview.com.au 7 Aug 2014
  • The entry-level a5000 is Sony's smallest and lightest interchangeable lens mirrorless camera.The review unit came in pink with the E-mount PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 ...
    straitstimes.com 19 Nov 2014
  • View All Reviews About Lens
    Has a Good Autofocus
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Good Zoom
    2 people agree
    5 people disagree
    5 Out of 10 Customers Thought This Digital Camera Did Not Have a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    Several people thought that the Sony Alpha A5000 had a bad viewfinder, screen and didn't have an electronic viewfinder.

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    Has a Bad Viewfinder
    8 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... with a reasonably competent lens. On the downside, the lack of a viewfinder is a big disadvantage for a...
    photoreview.com.au 17 Jun 2014
  • ... Articulated screen. Builtin Wifi with NFC. Downloadable apps. No builtin viewfinder or optional accessory. No touchscreen. No hotshoe accessory port. Very ...
    Camera Labs 30 Apr 2014
  • ... a squeeze for all but a roomy jacket pocket, no viewfinder or hotshoe via which to affix such an accessory.
    macworld.co.uk 12 Apr 2014
  • ... a squeeze for all but a roomy jacket pocket, no viewfinder or hotshoe via which to affix such an accessory.
    straitstimes.com 19 Nov 2014
  • View All Reviews About Viewfinder
    Has a Bad Screen
    4 people agree
    10 people disagree
    Doesn't Have an Electronic Viewfinder
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    Over 10 People Thought the Sony Alpha A5000 Produced Good Quality Photos

    Several people thought that the Sony Alpha A5000 was able to produce good images, had a good image sensor and picture resolution.

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    Able to Produce Good Images
    9 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... it gves the company an opport... The Sony Alpha 5000 is an affordable mirrorless camera that delivers excellent images, but advanced shooters are going ...
    PC Mag 10 Mar 2014
  • ... camera, the α5000 has a lot of advantages; it's small and light, takes nice-looking photos and movies and comes with a reasonably competent lens. On the ...
    photoreview.com.au 17 Jun 2014
  • ... or purse. It's also a great little camera for street photography – although the addition of a touch screen would make it even better... Like its predecessors, ...
    photoreview.com.au 7 Aug 2014
  • ... built-in mic and great image stabilization for capturing moving subjects (you can shoot in AF-C so the camera can keep up with your movements). The A5000 ...
    gadgetexplained.com 2 May 2016
  • View All Reviews About Photos
    Has a Good Image Sensor
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Good Picture Resolution
    2 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Some People Thought the Sony Alpha A5000 Had a Good Flash

    Two people thought that the Sony Alpha A5000 had a good flash.

  • ... years update to the Sony NEX-3N , and is one of the smallest APS-C sensor mirrorless cameras with a built in flash. The updated A5000 adds built in Wi-Fi ...
    Ephotozine 11 Mar 2014
  • ... sensor, instead of the 16.1... The Sony Alpha A5000 is one of the more compact mirrorless cameras available with built in flash, particularly considering ...
    Ephotozine 11 Mar 2014
  • How Good Are Sony Digital Cameras?

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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    High megapixels
    Tiny optical zoom
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    Has an image stabiliser
    High maximum ISO sensitivity
    Very short camera shutter speed
    5456 x 3632 pixels image resolution
    Supports Wi-Fi
    Has a built-in flash
    Supports Full HD video
    Dustproof
    Has an HDMI
    Has an auto Exposure (AE) lock
    5456 x 3632 still image resolution
    Has a carrying case
    Faster than average flash recharging time
    Has a flash exposure lock
    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Has a vari-angle LCD display
    Supports live view
    Huge maximum aperture number
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
    Features noise reduction
    Has a tripod mount
    Features brightness adjustment
    Three aspherical lenses
    Shorter than average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    Has a self-timer
    420 battery life
    Has a pre-flash
    Features flash exposure compensation
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) lock
    Features saturation adjustment
    Has a built-in speaker
    Features contrast adjustment
    ok weight
    ok digital zoom
    ok display diagonal
    Large minimum aperture number
    Does not have a GPS
    High Megapixels

    The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 15MP. The megapixels of the Sony Alpha A5000 of 20.1MP is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 84% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

    What does "megapixels" mean? Less Edit
    Tiny Optical Zoom

    The Alpha A5000's optical zoom of only 3x is in the smallest 11% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

    What does "optical zoom" mean? Less Edit
    1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

    A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

    What does "maximum video resolution" mean? Less Edit
    Has an Image Stabiliser

    The Sony Alpha A5000 has an image stabiliser. 70% of digital cameras also have an image stabiliser.

    What is an image stabiliser? Less Edit
    High Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    The Alpha A5000's maximum ISO sensitivity of 16,000 is in the highest 20% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 100 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000.

    What does "maximum ISO sensitivity" mean? Less Edit
    Large Minimum Aperture Number

    The minimum aperture number of the Sony Alpha A5000 of 3.5 is in the largest 15% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

    What does "minimum aperture number" mean? Less Edit
    Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

    The shortest camera shutter speed of digital cameras is 0.000016s, the longest is 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.01s. The Sony Alpha A5000's camera shutter speed of only 0.00025s is shorter than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the shortest 27% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

    What does "camera shutter speed" mean? Less Edit
    5456 X 3632 Pixels Image Resolution

    The Alpha A5000 has a maximum image resolution of 5456 x 3632 pixels. That's 24% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

    What does "maximum image resolution" mean? Less Edit
    Does Not Have a GPS

    Like most other digital cameras, the Alpha A5000 does not have a GPS. 90% of digital cameras do not have a GPS.

    What is a GPS? Less Edit
    Supports Wi-Fi
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    The Alpha A5000 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 72% of cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

    What is Wi-Fi? Less Edit
    ok Weight
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    The weight of the Alpha A5000 of 210g is ok compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 52% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

    What does "weight" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Built-in Flash
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    The Alpha A5000 has a built-in flash, as do 75% of cameras.

    What is a built-in flash? Less Edit
    Supports Full HD Video
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    The Alpha A5000 supports Full HD video. 71% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

    What is Full HD video? Less Edit
    Dustproof
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    The Alpha A5000 is dustproof, unlike 93% of digital cameras which are not dustproof.

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    ok Digital Zoom

    The digital zoom of the Alpha A5000 of 4x is ok compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 40% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    ok Display Diagonal
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    The Sony Alpha A5000's display diagonal of 3" is ok compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 47% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Has an HDMI
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    The Alpha A5000 has an HDMI, which is unusual. 62% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI.

    Chart Hide Chart What is an HDMI? Less Edit
    Has an Auto Exposure (AE) Lock

    The Alpha A5000 has an auto Exposure (AE) lock, which is unusual. 73% of digital cameras do not have an auto Exposure (AE) lock.

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    5456 X 3632 Still Image Resolution

    The highest still image resolution supported by the Alpha A5000 is 5456 x 3632. That's 42% higher resolution than a 4320 x 3240 digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. This Sony digital camera also supports a still image resolution of 5456x3632, 5456x3064, 3872x2576 plus 3 more values. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 2992 x 2000.

    Chart Hide Chart What does "still image resolution" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Carrying Case

    The Alpha A5000 has a carrying case. 90% of digital cameras do not have a carrying case.

    Chart Hide Chart What is a carrying case? Less Edit
    Faster Than Average Flash Recharging Time

    Across all the cameras the flash recharging times range from 1s to 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.3s. The flash recharging time of the Sony Alpha A5000 of only 3s is faster than 90% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

    Chart Hide Chart What does "flash recharging time" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Flash Exposure Lock

    The Alpha A5000 has a flash exposure lock. 83% of digital cameras do not have a flash exposure lock.

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    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

    The Alpha A5000 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

    Chart Hide Chart What is Near Field Communication (NFC)? Less Edit
    Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

    The Alpha A5000 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 86% of cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

    Chart Hide Chart What is a vari-angle LCD display? Less Edit
    Supports Live View

    The Sony Alpha A5000 supports live view, unlike 85% of cameras which do not support live view.

    Chart Hide Chart What is live view? Less Edit
    Huge Maximum Aperture Number

    The maximum aperture number of the Alpha A5000 of 36 is in the largest 2% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

    Chart Hide Chart What does "maximum aperture number" mean? Less Edit
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam

    The Alpha A5000 has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam. 71% of digital cameras do not have an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam.

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    Features Noise Reduction

    The Alpha A5000 features noise reduction. 93% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

    Chart Hide Chart What is noise reduction? Less Edit
    Has a Tripod Mount

    The Sony Alpha A5000 has a tripod mount. 77% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

    Chart Hide Chart What is a tripod mount? Less Edit
    Features Brightness Adjustment

    The Alpha A5000 features brightness adjustment. 81% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

    Chart Hide Chart What is brightness adjustment? Less Edit
    Three Aspherical Lenses

    The Sony Alpha A5000 is a three aspherical lens camera.

    Chart Hide Chart What does "aspherical lens" mean? Less Edit
    Shorter Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

    The Sony Alpha A5000's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 75mm is shorter than 91% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    This digital camera supports a video resolution of 640x480|1440x1080|1920x1080|640x424|1280x1024|1920x960 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. 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.

    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 a Self-Timer

    The Alpha A5000 has a self-timer. 81% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

    Chart Hide Chart What is a self-timer? Less Edit
    420 Battery Life

    Most digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Alpha A5000 which takes 420 battery life.

    Chart Hide Chart What does "battery life" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Pre-Flash

    The Alpha A5000 has a pre-flash. 96% of digital cameras do not have a pre-flash.

    Chart Hide Chart What is a pre-flash? Less Edit
    Features Flash Exposure Compensation

    The Alpha A5000 features flash exposure compensation. 83% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

    Chart Hide Chart What is flash exposure compensation? Less Edit
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Lock

    The Alpha A5000 has an Auto Focus (AF) lock, which is unusual. 72% of digital cameras do not have an Auto Focus (AF) lock.

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    Features Saturation Adjustment

    The Alpha A5000 features saturation adjustment, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

    Chart Hide Chart What is saturation adjustment? Less Edit
    Has a Built-in Speaker

    The Sony Alpha A5000 has a built-in speaker, unlike 92% of digital cameras which do not have a built-in speaker.

    Chart Hide Chart What is a built-in speaker? Less Edit
    Features Contrast Adjustment

    The Alpha A5000 features contrast adjustment, unlike 82% of digital cameras which do not feature contrast adjustment.

    Chart Hide Chart What is contrast adjustment? Less Edit
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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Sony Alpha A5000 has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 381 out of 493 digital cameras.
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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    The chart below compares the value for money of the Sony Alpha A5000 (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

    Better Value For Money Worse Value For Money

    What the Reviews Say

    Nine people thought it had a good price
    68
    Age

    Sony Alpha A5000 Release Date

    January 2014

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    In June 2018, three new Sony cameras were released making it the biggest month that year for new Sony digital camera releases. In 2017 most new Sony cameras were released in October, with three new Sony cameras released that month. The biggest month in 2016 for new Sony camera releases was January, with seven new Sony digital cameras released that month.

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    Sony digital cameras tend to depreciate faster than most cameras.

    Most cameras drop in price by 2% in the first 6 months after release. On average, in the first 6 months after release, Sony cameras drop in price by 5%. That means that on a typical Sony digital camera costing $720 you could save on average $39 by waiting 6 months before buying.

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    Sony Alpha A5000 Specification

    Key Features
    Optical Zoom
    Weight
    Camera Type
    Megapixels
    Picture Quality
    Still Image Resolution
    Maximum Image Resolution
    Sensor Type
    Image Formats Supported
    Image Sensor Size (W X H)
    Total Megapixels
    Sensor Format
    Supported Aspect Ratios
    Design
    Dustproof
    Colour
    Lens System
    Digital Zoom
    Minimum Aperture Number
    Maximum Aperture Number
    Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
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    Weight & Dimensions
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    Operational Conditions
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    Packaging Content
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    Energy Star Certified
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