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Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
92
Reviews
323 Reviews + 10 Awards
75
Features
Good Features
89
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
86
Value for Money
Very Good
61
Age
4 Years Old
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A bargain price and multi award winning 224g digital camera, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and 8 further awards from other expert sites and a sensationally high 24.3MP megapixels. It has an image stabiliser, a touchscreen and a GPS and features smile detection. Purchasers report that it produces very good images and easy to use, and good for video recording.
Camera Labs Recommended tomsguide.com Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Essential Ephotozine Highly Recommended
24.3MP
6000 X 4000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
1S
CAMERA
3.5
MINIMUM
25,600
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
224G
3"
SCREEN
8X
DIGITAL ZOOM
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Sony Alpha A5100 Price History

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Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price (excluding ex-display prices) has dropped from $548 to $448 in the last 8 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.

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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A5100 number 42 across all digital cameras.

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82
Kagoo Score
92
Reviews
75
Features
90
Popularity
87
Value for Money
62
Age

82

82
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 82?

multiple reviews mentioned that it has great expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 10 awards including a "Recommended" award from Gagadget.com plus two other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Tomsguide.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 A5100 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
High megapixels
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
Sony 5100 e-mount camera with APS-C sensor
White 5100 art at the speed of thought
Does not support direct printing

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 very good for portrait photography. It is also very good for landscape photography as well being very good for everyday photography.
92
Reviews

Average Review Score

4.4 stars (323 reviews)

54%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
175 Reviews
4 Stars
81 Reviews
3 Stars
8 Reviews
2 Stars
3 Reviews
1 Star
3 Reviews
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3 Recommended Awards

The Sony Alpha A5100 has received a Recommended Award from expert review sites Camera Labs, insomnia.gr and gagadget.com.
Recommended from Camera Labs Recommended from insomnia.gr Recommended from gagadget.com

2 Editor's Choice Awards

This digital camera has received an Editor's Choice Award from expert review sites tomsguide.com and photoreview.com.au.
Editor's Choice from tomsguide.com Editor's Choice from photoreview.com.au

5 Further Awards

It's received five Awards from a number of expert reviews sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and chip.com.my.
Essential from PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended from Ephotozine Outstanding from chip.com.my 4 Star from 01net.com Easy to Use from ua.gecid.com

What Are People Saying About the Sony Alpha A5100?

Picture Quality
104
6
Viewfinder / Screen
19
4
Features
19
4
Lens System
12
3
Ease of Use
40
3
Video Capability
11
2
Size and Weight
30
3
Price
18
4
Design
15
3
Landscape Photography
2
1
Flash
1
1
Robustness
4
0
Portrait Photography
1
0
Connectivity
2
1
Noise Level
2
0
Support
0
1
Battery
1
0
8 Out of 10 People Thought it Was Reasonably Priced

Two people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 wasn't expensive.

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Outstanding Value for Money
17 people agree
1 person disagrees
  • ... and it did not disappoint, ticking that box emphatically but at a more affordable price point.Sonys E-mount system now h...Superb resolution and autofocus ...
    amateurphotographer.co.uk 16 Sep 2014
  • ... can make LCD screens unreadable. Aside from that, the α5100 is a good performer at a reasonable price.We're a litt...
    photoreview.com.au 13 Nov 2014
  • ... in that it's been getting me out of the house to take pictures. Excellent value for money...
    Daz - Amazon.co.uk 24 May 2016
  • My wife loves this camera. Best for price. Thanks!
    Erik - Bestbuy.com 2 Aug 2015
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    Not {More} Expensive
    2 people agree
    3 people disagree
    The Majority of People Thought This Digital Camera Was Solidly Made

    Several people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 was strong and durable and well made.

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    Strong and Durable
    7 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... now h...Superb resolution and autofocus speed. Lightweight, but tough with a compact body. Advanced video filming capabilities. Only six frames per second ...
    amateurphotographer.co.uk 16 Sep 2014
  • ... and a 179-point hybrid AF sy... Impressive video capture performance. Tough body. Good image quality and AF speeds. Touchscreen performance not as comprehensive ...
    What Digital Camera 16 Sep 2014
  • Sony's a5100 is an easy to use compact mirrorless camera that boasts impressive performance.THE a5100 is Sony's latest Alpha mirrorless camera. Physically, ...
    thestar.com.my 27 Oct 2014
  • ... underutilised. Variable 1650mm lens quality. Impressive video capture performance. Tough body. Good image quality and AF speeds. Touchscreen performance ...
    thestar.com.my 27 Oct 2014
  • View All Reviews About Tough
    Well Made
    6 people agree
    No people disagree
    Some People Thought it Had a Battery That Lasted a Long Time

    Three people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 had a good battery life.

  • ... be obtained from compact cameras... Easy to Use. Fast Shutter Speed. Good Battery Life. Good in Low Light. Great Resolution. Great Zoom. Large Clear LCD. ...
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 3 Jan 2015
  • ... music listening capability and camera. Easy to Use. Fast Shutter Speed. Good Battery Life. Large Clear LCD. Small Compact.
    Bestbuy.com - Bestbuy.com 20 Oct 2015
  • ... the manual controls are a bit complicated. It is built well and the battery life is great...
    KingDestruct - Bestbuy.com 23 Oct 2015
  • Over 50 People Thought This Digital Camera Was a Good Size

    More than 10 people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 was compact and several people thought that it was also a good size, body shape and was really easy to carry around.

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    Compact
    16 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... especially when it comes to focusing and recording video. It's also a much more compact...
    PhotographyBlog.com 7 Oct 2014
  • Since Sony dropped its NEX branding and blanketed its compact system camera line with the Alpha brand name, the range has not morphed dramatically, simply ...
    Pocket Lint 19 Jan 2015
  • ... Easy to Use. Fast Shutter Speed. Good Battery Life. Large Clear LCD. Small Compact.
    Bestbuy.com - Bestbuy.com 20 Oct 2015
  • ... Multi Frame NR etc. Strong noise reduction. Kit lens not the best. Compact with 16 50mm lens. Wi-Fi and NFC. Sony Alpha 5100. Time-lapse. Multiple-exposure.
    Ephotozine 5 Oct 2014
  • View All Reviews About Compact
    A Good Size
    11 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    A Good Body Shape
    10 people agree
    No people disagree
    Very Easy to Carry Around
    9 people agree
    No people disagree
    Really Lightweight
    5 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Not {More} Heavy and Bulky
    4 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    9 Out of 10 People Thought This Digital Camera Was Well Designed

    More than 10 people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 was very good-looking and six people thought that it was also well designed.

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    Very Good-Looking
    14 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... my 1st DSLR type camera. There is a lot to learn but what pictures. They are beautiful. The camera even takes portraits of the current picture you are ...
    GSDowner - Bestbuy.com 26 Jan 2015
  • Is beautiful, i use it to do vlogs and its not heavy to carry it around everywhere, i love it...
    Eris - Bestbuy.com 25 Jun 2015
  • ... images the rival of anything, anywhere. If you shoot only JPG, your images will still look amazing. If you're on the fence about this camera, GET IT!
    PhotogGuy - Bestbuy.com 2 Jul 2015
  • ... love the a5100 and if you don't care about external mic jack, this is a real beautiful camera and produces excellent photos and videos. Some have said ...
    TitaWeezer - Bestbuy.com 27 Jun 2016
  • View All Reviews About Look
    Well Designed
    6 people agree
    No people disagree
    9 Out of 10 People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Over 40 people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 was very easy to use and several people thought that it also had brilliant controls and was comfortable and easy to hold.

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    Very Easy to Use
    42 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... similar to... The Alpha 5100 is a great little camera that's consistent, easy to use and delivers fantastic picture quality for stills and video. It doesn't ...
    Digital Versus 29 Sep 2014
  • Sony's a5100 is an easy to use compact mirrorless camera that boasts impressive performance.THE a5100 is Sony's latest Alpha mirrorless camera. Physically, ...
    thestar.com.my 27 Oct 2014
  • ... photography, or just looking for an inexpensive option to a DSLR. It's also very easy to use, and comes with a lot of cool features that will have you ...
    chip.com.my 11 Nov 2014
  • ... better results than those which can be obtained from compact cameras... Easy to Use. Fast Shutter Speed. Good Battery Life. Good in Low Light. Great Resolution. ...
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 3 Jan 2015
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    Has Very Good Controls
    5 people agree
    5 people disagree
    Comfortable and Easy to Hold
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Majority of Customers Thought it Had Good Technical Features

    Over 20 people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 had good features.

  • ... its current-generation siblings.The... Mid-price cameras are often simply a blend of features from other models, possessing no technical innovation of ...
    Expert Reviews 20 Oct 2014
  • ... a DSLR. It's also very easy to use, and comes with a lot of cool features that will have you experimenting with p...Takes great photos, in both light and ...
    chip.com.my 11 Nov 2014
  • Great pictures, awesome features, nfc and WiFi are a great bonus as well...
    Arik - Bestbuy.com 8 Aug 2015
  • ... because the 180 feature of the display made me very happy. That feature is the best part of the camera and it was well worth the extra money to get the ...
    Yelps - Bhphotovideo.com 1 Mar 2015
  • Some Customers Thought it Was Easily Connectable to Other Devices

    Two people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 had wifi capacity.

  • ... selfies, as well as video taping yourself for youtube etc. and the built in WIFI is a bonus! Great Camera! I definately recommend it!
    Cordova40 - Bestbuy.com 7 Jul 2015
  • Great pictures, awesome features, nfc and WiFi are a great bonus as well...
    Arik - Bestbuy.com 8 Aug 2015
  • One Person Thought it Did Not Have Good Technical Guidance
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    Most Owners Thought it Was OK When it Came to Noise Level

    Four people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 wasn't noisy.

  • ... Sony PlayMemories Apps available. 6fps with continuous AF. WiFi and NFC. Low noise. Picture effects are JPEG only (raw not available). Have to pay for ...
    Ephotozine 5 Oct 2014
  • ... Sony PlayMemories Apps available. 6fps with continuous AF. WiFi and NFC. Low noise. Picture effects are JPEG only (raw not available). Have to pay for ...
    thestar.com.my 27 Oct 2014
  • ... customizable - Affordable e-mount lenses available, or buy an adapter to use other lenses CONS Low light noise - It's bad. Don't recommend using at over ...
    Andrew - Bhphotovideo.com 19 Nov 2016
  • ... Sony PlayMemories Apps available. 6fps with continuous AF. WiFi and NFC. Low noise. Picture effects are JPEG only (raw not available). Have to pay for ...
    DP Review 27 Nov 2014
  • The Majority of People Thought it Had a Good Lens

    More than 10 people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 had a good autofocus and several people thought that it also had a good lens, zoom and image stabiliser.

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    Has a Good Autofocus
    15 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • ... get superb still and video quality in almost all conditions, as well as class-leading autofocus, all crammed into a camera almost preternaturally tiny. ...
    stuff.tv/my/ 1 Oct 2014
  • ... nearly as big. It offers some more features than the entr... The Sony Alpha 5100 is quick to focus and features a tilting touch screen, but it can't shoot ...
    PC Mag 13 Nov 2014
  • ... particularly considering it has a 24megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, and fast hybrid AF focus. For a smaller mirrorless camera you could have a look at the ...
    Ephotozine 5 Oct 2014
  • ... entry-level mirrorless camera, but by coupling the powerful autofocus system from the higher-end A6000 with 6fps burst shooting, it could well be your ...
    Camera Labs 17 Aug 2014
  • View All Reviews About Focus
    Has a Good Lens
    8 people agree
    6 people disagree
    Has a Good Zoom
    7 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Has a Good Image Stabiliser
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    6 Out of 10 People Thought This Digital Camera Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    Over 20 people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 had a good screen and seven people thought that it was also mirrorless.

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    Has a Good Screen
    23 people agree
    7 people disagree
  • ... that the A5100 is so easy to use! the flip up screen is perfect for vlogging cause you see exactly what you're recording! the quality of the picture is ...
    Yarii - Bestbuy.com 4 Aug 2018
  • ... Good Battery Life. Good in Low Light. Great Resolution. Great Zoom. Large Clear LCD. Small Compact.
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 3 Jan 2015
  • ... capability and camera. Easy to Use. Fast Shutter Speed. Good Battery Life. Large Clear LCD. Small Compact.
    Bestbuy.com - Bestbuy.com 20 Oct 2015
  • ... Good Image Stabilization. High ISO Performance. Large Clear LCD. Quiet. Tilt Swivel LCD.
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 1 Mar 2015
  • View All Reviews About Screen
    Mirrorless
    7 people agree
    No people disagree
    9 Out of 10 Customers Thought it Produced Good Quality Photos

    More than 100 people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 was very able to produce good images and over 10 people thought that it also had a very good picture quality. Analysis of the reviews also revealed that several people thought that it had a brilliant picture resolution, was brilliant in low light and had a good ISO range.

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    Very Able to Produce Good Images
    133 people agree
    14 people disagree
  • Who it's for: Novices who want to develop advanced photo skills, or anyone who wants a good balance of image quality and portability.Sony's a5100 is a ...
    tomsguide.com 11 Dec 2014
  • ... for: Novices who want to develop advanced photo skills, or anyone who wants a good balance of image quality and portability.Sony's a5100 is a scaled down ...
    tomsguide.com 11 Dec 2014
  • ... Hand-held Twilight Mode Dynamic Range Optimiser and the easy availability of Picture Effects (14 of them), most of which... The lack of a viewfinder will ...
    photoreview.com.au 13 Nov 2014
  • ... we could get better pictures of our 10 month old daughter. This camera takes excellent photos and is very easy to understand. I wish we bought it sooner!
    Jordan - Bestbuy.com 22 Apr 2015
  • View All Reviews About Photos
    Has a Very Good Picture Quality
    19 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Very Good Picture Resolution
    12 people agree
    6 people disagree
    Very Good in Low Light
    3 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Has a Good ISO Range
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Good Image Sensor
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Able to Produce Clear Pictures
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    More Than 20 People Thought it Took Good Videos

    Over 20 people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 was good for video recording.

  • ... Canon 7D, and this has pretty much replaced it. Takes beautiful photos, amazing video, and is just so portable, I can take it with me everywhere...
    Photolover - Bestbuy.com 26 Jun 2015
  • ... weeks of diving only two were out of focus or blurred. Also note the movie mode is terrific.This is the PERFECT camera for folks who want better results ...
    Frannjim - Bhphotovideo.com 3 Jan 2015
  • ... autofocus speed. Lightweight, but tough with a compact body. Advanced video filming capabilities. Only six frames per second continuous shooting. Touchscreen ...
    amateurphotographer.co.uk 16 Sep 2014
  • ... sensor, Bionz-X processor and a 179-point hybrid AF sy... Impressive video capture performance. Tough body. Good image quality and AF speeds. Touchscreen ...
    What Digital Camera 16 Sep 2014
  • Some People Thought it Had a Good Flash

    Two people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 had a good flash.

  • ... megapixel sensor, instead... The Sony Alpha A5100 is one of the more compact mirrorless cameras available with built in flash, particularly considering ...
    Ephotozine 5 Oct 2014
  • ... update to the Sony Alpha A5000 , and is one of the smallest APS-C sensor mirrorless cameras with a built in flash. The updated A5100 adds phase-detection ...
    Ephotozine 5 Oct 2014
  • Some People Thought it Takes Good Landscape Photos
    View All Reviews About Landscape Photography
    One Person Thought it is Good for Portraits
    View All Reviews About Portrait Photography

    How Good Are Sony Digital Cameras?

    75
    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    High megapixels
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    High maximum ISO sensitivity
    Large minimum aperture number
    Has an image stabiliser
    Very short camera shutter speed
    6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
    Has a touchscreen
    Has a GPS
    Supports Wi-Fi
    Features smile detection
    Has a built-in flash
    Supports Full HD video
    Big digital zoom
    Has an HDMI
    Features noise reduction
    Huge maximum aperture number
    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Shorter than average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    Has a self-timer
    Large closest focusing distance
    Has a shoe mounting point
    Shorter than average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    6000 x 4000 still image resolution
    Has a tripod mount
    Has a built-in speaker
    400 battery life
    Features flash exposure compensation
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) lock
    Has an auto Exposure (AE) lock
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    High display resolution
    ok weight
    ok display diagonal
    Does not support direct printing

    What the Reviews Say

    The majority of people thought this digital camera was solidly made
    Some people thought it had a battery that lasted a long time
    Over 50 people thought this digital camera was a good size
    9 out of 10 people thought this digital camera was well designed
    9 out of 10 people thought it was easy to use
    The majority of customers thought it had good technical features
    Some customers thought it was easily connectable to other devices
    Most owners thought it was OK when it came to noise level
    The majority of people thought it had a good lens
    6 out of 10 people thought this digital camera had a good screen or viewfinder
    9 out of 10 customers thought it produced good quality photos
    More than 20 people thought it took good videos
    Some people thought it had a good flash
    High Megapixels

    Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 15MP. The Alpha A5100's sensor megapixels of 24.3MP is higher than 95% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is typical of many 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.

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    High Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Alpha A5100 of 25,600 is in the highest 15% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The ISO sensitivities (max) of digital cameras range from 100 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000.

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    Large Minimum Aperture Number

    The Alpha A5100's minimum aperture number of 3.5 is larger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 13% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Has an Image Stabiliser

    The Sony Alpha A5100 has an image stabiliser. 70% of cameras also have an image stabiliser.

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    Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

    The average camera shutter speed of all cameras is 0.01s, with the shortest being 0.000016s and the longest being 4s. The camera shutter speed of the Sony Alpha A5100 of only 0.00025s is shorter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is shorter than 72% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

    The highest image resolution of the Alpha A5100 is 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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    Has a Touchscreen
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    The Alpha A5100 has a touchscreen. 83% of cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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    Has a GPS
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    The Alpha A5100 has a GPS, which is unusual. 90% of cameras do not have a GPS.

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    Supports Wi-Fi
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    The Alpha A5100 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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    Features Smile Detection
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    The Sony Alpha A5100 features smile detection, unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not feature smile detection.

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    Has a Built-in Flash
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    The Sony Alpha A5100 has a built-in flash. 74% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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    The Sony Alpha A5100's weight of 224g is ok compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 43% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Supports Full HD Video
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    The Alpha A5100 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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    Big Digital Zoom

    Cameras have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The digital zoom of the Alpha A5100 of 8x is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 12% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    The Alpha A5100's display diagonal of 3" is ok compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 56% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Has an HDMI
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    The Alpha A5100 has an HDMI, which is unusual. 62% of cameras do not have an HDMI.

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    Features Noise Reduction

    The Alpha A5100 features noise reduction, which is unusual. 93% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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    Huge Maximum Aperture Number

    The Alpha A5100's maximum aperture number of 36 is in the largest 1% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

    The Alpha A5100 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 90% of cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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    Shorter Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

    The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Alpha A5100 of only 75mm is shorter than 94% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Has a Self-Timer

    The Alpha A5100 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 81% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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    Large Closest Focusing Distance

    The closest focusing distance of the Alpha A5100 of 0.25m is in the largest 28% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Has a Shoe Mounting Point

    The Alpha A5100 has a shoe mounting point, unlike 89% of cameras which do not have a shoe mounting point.

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    Does Not Support Direct Printing

    Like most other cameras, the Sony Alpha A5100 does not support direct printing. 86% of cameras do not support direct printing.

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    Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

    The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Alpha A5100 of only 24mm is shorter than 68% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

    The highest still image resolution supported by the Sony Alpha A5100 is 6000 x 4000. That's 71% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4320 x 3240. This digital camera also supports a still image resolution of 6000x4000, 4240x2832, 3008x2000 plus 7 more values. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 4592x3064.

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    Has a Tripod Mount

    The Sony Alpha A5100 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 77% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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    Has a Built-in Speaker

    The Alpha A5100 has a built-in speaker. 92% of digital cameras do not have a built-in speaker.

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    400 Battery Life

    The Sony Alpha A5100 is a digital camera that takes 400 shots battery life. Most of the other cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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    Features Flash Exposure Compensation

    The Alpha A5100 features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Lock

    The Sony Alpha A5100 has an Auto Focus (AF) lock, unlike 71% of cameras which do not have an Auto Focus (AF) lock.

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    Has an Auto Exposure (AE) Lock

    The Alpha A5100 has an auto Exposure (AE) lock, unlike 73% of cameras which do not have an auto Exposure (AE) lock.

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    1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    This camera supports a video resolution of 640x480|1920x1080|1440x1080 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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    High Display Resolution

    Across all the digital cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 570,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Alpha A5100 of 922,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 81% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Sony Alpha A5100 has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 42 out of 492 digital cameras.
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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    The chart below compares the value for money of the Sony Alpha A5100 (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.

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    What the Reviews Say

    8 out of 10 people thought it was reasonably priced
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    Age

    Sony Alpha A5100 Release Date

    August 2014

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    Sony Alpha A5100 Specification

    Key Features
    Weight
    Camera Type
    Megapixels
    Picture Quality
    Still Image Resolution
    Maximum Image Resolution
    Aspect Ratio
    Sensor Type
    Image Formats Supported
    Image Sensor Size (W X H)
    Total Megapixels
    Sensor Format
    Supported Aspect Ratios
    Design
    Energy Star Certified
    Certification
    Colour
    Lens System
    Digital Zoom
    Minimum Aperture Number
    Maximum Aperture Number
    Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
    Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
    Lens Mount Interface
    Diaphragm Blade
    Filter Size
    Focusing
    Closest Focusing Distance
    Smile Detection
    Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
    Auto Focus (AF) Lock
    Auto Focus (AF) Points
    Focus
    Light Exposure
    ISO Sensitivity
    Light Exposure Modes
    Maximum ISO Sensitivity
    Minimum ISO Sensitivity
    Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
    Light Metering
    Light Exposure Correction
    Light Exposure Control
    Shutter
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
    Flash
    Flash Exposure Compensation
    Shoe Mounting Point
    Flash Modes
    Flash Guide Number
    Flash Sync-Speed
    Flash Exposure Correction
    Video
    Full HD Video
    Maximum Video Resolution
    Video Recording
    Video Resolution
    Motion JPEG Frame Rate
    Video Formats Supported
    Analog Signal Format System
    HD Type
    Audio
    Built-in Microphone
    Built-in Speaker
    Voice Recording
    Noise Reduction
    Audio System
    Memory
    Compatible Memory Card
    Memory Slots
    Display
    Display Diagonal
    Touchscreen
    Display Resolution
    Display
    Viewfinder
    Magnification
    Ports & Interfaces
    HDMI
    USB Version
    AV Output
    USB Connector Type
    HDMI Connector Type
    USB Connector
    Camera
    Image Processor
    GPS
    White Balance
    Photo Effects
    Self-Timer Delay
    Histogram
    Camera File System
    Tripod Mount
    Camera Playback
    Direct Printing
    Built-in Processor
    Playback Modes
    Scene Modes
    Weight & Dimensions
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Lens Weight
    Lens Length
    Lens Diameter
    Weight (Including Battery)
    Battery
    Power Source Type
    Battery Technology
    Battery Supported
    Battery Type
    Battery Capacity
    Battery Life
    Battery Voltage
    System Requirements
    Minimum Processor
    Packaging Content
    AC Adapter Included
    Cables Included
    Batteries Included
    Networking
    Wi-Fi
    Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Wi-Fi Standards
    Other Features
    Built-in Flash
    Interface
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
    Panorama
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Lens System
    Power Supply Type
    Auto Exposure (AE) Bracketing
    Size
    Flash Metering System
    Sensor Resolution
    Accessories Included
    Frame Rate
    Type
    Aspect Ratio
    Technical Details
    Self-Timer
    Focal Length
    Continuous Shooting
    Model Number
    Shutter Speed
    Flash Type
    Auto Focus
    Wireless Technology
    Features
    Rechargeable Battery

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    sony a5100bodyblack1650mmpowerzoomlens, sony a5100bodybrown1650mmpowerzoomlens, sony deutschland gmbh ilce5100l, sony deutschland gmbh a5100, zhongyi zy85mmf12lensnex, canon codeilce5100lbcec, 4905524986822 ilce5100l, 4905524986761 ilce5100, ilce5100lwcec a5100, 4905524986822 a5100, sony ilce5100lbcec, sony ilce5100lw21, zn25mm f20 a5000, sony ilce5100bce, zn25mm f20 a6500, zn25mm f20 a5100, zn25mm f20 a6300, zn25mm f20 a600, sony ilce5100yw, zn25mm f20 nex5, zn25mm f20 nex3, sony n229910w, zhongyi nex5r, zhongyi nex5n, zhongyi nex5t, zhongyi a7m2, zhongyi a7ii, sony e1650mm, canon a5100, sony f3556

    Barcodes

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