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Sony Alpha A5000

$357.20
$246.81 $110 cheaper than 76 days ago
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A very popular and multi award winning MILC camera, with a very fair price and great features
MILC 20.1MP 5456 X 3632 Pixels CMOS Jul 2015
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Sony Alpha A5000 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A5000 number 43 in best selling cameras and number 142 across all digital cameras.
94
Reviews
970 Reviews + 5 Awards
90
Value for Money
Excellent
82
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 85?

It has good expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This Sony digital camera is one of the best selling digital cameras currently on the market. View best selling digital cameras January 2018.
The Alpha A5000 has some great features:
5456 x 3632 pixels image resolution
Higher than average megapixels
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses

Should You Buy it Now?

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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 Alpha A5000?

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

Sony Alpha A5000 front dimensions
Sony Alpha A5000 size in context

Sony Alpha A5000 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Popular Choice

According to Amazon sales data, the Alpha A5000 is one the best selling camera currently available.

Value For Money

Great Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features. However at $246.81 it is still in the cheapest 48% of cameras.

Price Has Gone Down by $110 (31%)

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Sony Alpha A5000 of £230.00 ($230.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $16.81.

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Features

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 frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Alpha A5000's sensor megapixels of 20.1MP is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 82% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The Alpha A5000's maximum ISO sensitivity of 16,000 is in the highest 23% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Average Weight

The Alpha A5000's weight of 210g is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 51% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Alpha A5000 has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony Alpha A5000 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 69% of cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Alpha A5000 features brightness adjustment. 78% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Alpha A5000 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 87% of cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Average Display Diagonal

The Sony Alpha A5000's display diagonal of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 61% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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420 Battery Life

The Sony Alpha A5000 is a digital camera that takes 420 shots battery life.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Alpha A5000 features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 79% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1920 x 960|1440 x 1080|1280 x 1024|640 x 480|640 x 424 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on cameras.

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Very Fast Flash Recharging Time

Cameras have flash recharging times of between 1s and 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.6s. The Alpha A5000's flash recharging time of only 3s is faster than 94% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

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

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Alpha A5000 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Alpha A5000 features noise reduction. 91% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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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 over six times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. Cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Sony Alpha A5000 supports video capability, unlike 67% of digital cameras which do not support video capability.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Sony Alpha A5000 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Alpha A5000 has a carrying case, unlike 88% of cameras which do not have a carrying case.

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Supports Live View

The Alpha A5000 supports live view, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not support live view.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other digital cameras, the Sony Alpha A5000 does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Alpha A5000's digital zoom of 4x is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 20% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Sony camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony asonilce5000lwk2, sony ilce5000lb, sony alphaa5000, sony ilce5000lw, sony ilce5000b, sony w1650mm, sony a5000l

Barcodes:

00845251067217, 00845251067224, 00845251067231, 00845251067248, 00845251067323, 00845251067330, 00845251067347, 03355830057067, 03662362032876, 03662362032883, 03662362032982, 03662362032999, 03662362033002, 03662362033019, 03662362033064, 03662362033071, 03662362033101, 03662362033118

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