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Sony Alpha A5000 Digital Camera

$269.90
MILC 20.1MP CMOS 4x Jan 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Expert reviews are average
Good product quality
Good quality pictures
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on three expert reviews from sites including Lydogbilde.no, fotohits.de and digitalkamera.de the average expert rating of this camera is 78%.

Excellent User Reviews

The average user rating of this camera is outstanding based on 13 user reviews. 10 reviewers gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 89% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 23,045 user and expert reviews (including 7,132 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its high megapixel cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Alpha A5000 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Alpha A5000 has a fairly typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-HX400 ($449.99).

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when this camera was released.


Light Exposure

Supports Three ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Sony Alpha A5000 is more than most high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of this type and age. The ISO sensitivities "200" and "3200" are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Picture Quality

5456 X 3632 Still Image Resolution

The Alpha A5000 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. This Sony camera has a 5456 x 3632 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras of a similar type and age to it have a 2560 x 1920 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 5456 x 3064, 3872 x 2576, 3872 x 2176 and 2736 x 1824 and 2736 x 1536. Digital cameras of this age and spec still image resolution(s) range from 384 x 480 to 6016 x 4016.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Sony Alpha A5000 has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Alpha A5000 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Alpha A5000 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Camera

Features Brightness Adjustment

The Sony Alpha A5000 features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

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Supports Live View

The Sony Alpha A5000 supports live view, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than a year ago.

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Features Histogram

The Sony Alpha A5000 features histogram. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Alpha A5000 has a carrying case, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Alpha A5000 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a batteries included.

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Design

Good Product Quality

Six customers who purchased the product thought it was good quality. Raina wrote in her review of this digital camera on Bestbuy.com “The sound quality is outstanding and I absolutely love this camera”. Raina also wrote “Also great if you're a simple point and shoot camera user! This camera offers DSLR quality in such a compact device” in her review. Gmishev mentioned in the same month “Top quality”.

Easy to Use

Four customers who bought it said that it was easy to use. Mrs J wrote on Johnlewis.com in April last year “Bought Nov 2015 simple to use as I'm using it as a point” in her review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a score of 80 out of 100. Raina wrote on Bestbuy.com “Simple to use, great video quality (which is the main thing I use it for).” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. Lynn Booth said on Amazon.co.uk “It's was every thing I expected and more ! Easy to use, great size fits nicely into large handbag” in his review of this digital camera.

Nice Design

One owner who reviewed the Sony Alpha A5000 concluded that it was good looking. Bry Bry gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on Johnlewis.com “VERY pretty and very NICE QUALITY SUPER LOVE THIS CAMERA”.

Robust

One person thought the Sony Alpha A5000 was well made. Jonchitown mentioned “After a week I find Sony is much more solid body and all around higher end camera” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.


Audio

Features Noise Reduction

The Alpha A5000 features noise reduction. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also feature noise reduction.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Alpha A5000 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Technical Details

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Alpha A5000 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Alpha A5000 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to this digital camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support Wi-Fi and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-HX400 ($449.99), the Nikon 1 J5 ($268), and the Canon EOS 1300D - Rebel T6 is also worth considering.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Alpha A5000 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Other Features

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Sony Alpha A5000 supports video capability. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also support video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony Alpha A5000 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released more than a year ago.

Other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-HX400 ($449.99), or the Nikon 1 J5 ($268).

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Video

Supports Video Recording

The Sony Alpha A5000 supports video recording, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Alpha A5000 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. This camera also support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 1440 x 1080 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 high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera the best video resolution is 3840 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two owners agreed that it was compact. John gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and he said “Compact and easy to use”. One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good body shape.

Average Weight

The Alpha A5000 has a pretty typical weight (210 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Good Quality Pictures

Three owners said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Drbob25 said “The quality of the photos is second to none!”. Two years ago Atmattes wrote on Bestbuy.com “Takes absolutely stunning photos”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good in low light. Jonchitown said on Bestbuy.com two years ago “Definitely great in low light” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two people said in their reviews that the product had a good screen. Two years ago Tinaanne wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bestbuy.com “The tilt screen to see yourself is the best thing in the world”. Raina gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and she wrote “The flip-up screen is great if you do any kind of filming for YouTube, as I do” in her Sony Alpha A5000 review.

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was mirrorless.

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Good Video Capture

Two people considered that this digital camera was good for video recording.

Good Quality Lens

One owner thought it had a good lens. Jonchitown mentioned “Sharp lens also”. One customer who purchased it thought it had a good zoom. Mrs J wrote “Nice zoom, good photos once printed - Great videos too!” and scored it 4 stars out of 5.


Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon ilce5000ybcec, canon ilce5000lbcec, sony ilce5000ybcec, sony ilce5000lwcec, sony ilce5000lbcec, sony 9sd5za00, sony 9sd5zs00, sony n094485w, sony n094484w, sony w1650mm, sony a5000l
Barcodes 00006536089031, 00008137163655, 00009608200583, 00009608235271, 00845251067217, 00845251067224, 00845251067231, 00845251067248, 00845251067323, 00845251067330, 00845251067347, 03355830057067, 03662362032876, 03662362032883, 03662362032982, 03662362032999, 03662362033002, 03662362033019, 03662362033071, 03662362033101, 03662362033118, 04905524958102, 04905524958263, 04905524958287

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