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MILC 24.3MP 3.1x Aug 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
- 24.3MP Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor- BIONZ X engine for superb detail and noise reduction- Fast Hybrid AF with 179 phase-detection points- 180 tiltable LCD screen for perfect self-portraits- Wi-Fi... More
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42 Reasons For

Nine Industry Awards

The reviewers at three expert review sites all decided that this Sony digital camera was fantastic and gave it their highest award. This Sony camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from Tomsguide.com, Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com.

Furthermore, this camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from Ephotozine, confirming their endorsement and the reviewer at Gagadget.com conluded that they would endorse it and gave it a "Recommended" award. This Sony digital camera also received an "Easy to Use" award from Ua.gecid.com.

This Sony digital camera received an "Essential" award from PhotographyBlog.com, 01net.com gave it a "4 Star" award and Chip.com.my gave it an "Outstanding" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on thirty expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews the average expert rating of this MILC digital camera is 82%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

People who bought this Sony camera rated this camera as marvellous on average.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several customers who reviewed it considered that it was mirrorless. Toaster wrote “If you are considering a compact mirror-less camera this Sony is a great place to start, so small”. Three years ago Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine “Is one of the smallest APS-C sensor mirrorless cameras with a built in flash”. Ephotozine.com also mentioned “The Sony Alpha A5100 is one of the more compact mirrorless cameras available with built in flash, particularly considering it has a 24megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor”.

A number of Sony Alpha A5100 owners who bought this digital camera concluded that it had a good screen. D Deacon mentioned on Amazon “The LCD screen is quite clear”. D Deacon also wrote “Personally I like the articulated LCD screen - it lets me shoot from angles I would find hard with a DSLR”. Funk mentioned “The flip up screen is good for selfies” in their review of the Sony Alpha A5100.

Two Sony Alpha A5100 owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good viewfinder. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Sony Alpha A5100 “A view finder would bring great benefits.”. Yichen Ruan mentioned in their review “Not bad if it can have a view finder is better”.

One Sony Alpha A5100 reviewer considered that it had an electronic viewfinder. D Deacon mentioned on Amazon three years ago “The A6000 version of this camera has an EVF” in their review.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few customers who reviewed it agreed that it was able to produce good images. A. Barnes said on Amazon “The small size, great photo's it produces.I like it so much I just bought some lights for product” in their Sony Alpha A5100 review. Two years ago Adam_sexton101 wrote on Amazon “Not a single picture disappointed” in their review and rated the Sony Alpha A5100 5 stars. Alan Hawkins gave it a rating of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Excellent camera totally rate excellent pics and vids”.

Some Sony Alpha A5100 owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good image sensor.  mentioned in their review “A full frame sensor is 1.5 times larger, with an area twice that of an APS-C”. Bruce wrote in his Sony Alpha A5100 review “High Quality Sensor and Lenses make this Worth Considering” . Two years ago Ezorfa mentioned on Amazon “Great Sony imaging sensor”.

Some Sony Alpha A5100 owners who reviewed it agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Bruce wrote on Amazon “It has the same 24.3 megapixels that you would only expect in the DSLR”. D Deacon wrote on Amazon “It has a large sensor - that of a modern DSLR - and a great IQ when shooting in RAW mode”. Kris mentioned on Amazon “The camera is able to select the best mode for the scene you are shooting at”.

A number of Sony Alpha A5100 owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was good in low light. Petemac mentioned “Low light results are exceptional”. Toaster scored it 5 stars and wrote “However, image quality so far, is phenomenal, especially in low light (though I thought that about the NEX-5n too)”.

One Sony Alpha A5100 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce clear pictures. D. D. Smail said on Amazon “Picture and colour clarity are very good”.

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Good Video Capture

A few customers who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good for video recording. "nobody" wrote on Amazon “Best camera I had, Video recording is impressive”. David S. Wilson said in his review of this digital camera three years ago “The latest PDAF sensor system (which works better at tracking moving objects that my DSLR) and high quality movie mode with the latest codec”. David S. Wilson also wrote “It has a dual movie recording system which records 2 files, one in high quality”.

Good Quality Lens

Thirteen customers who reviewed the product thought it had a good autofocus. Bruce he said on Amazon “The autofocus is very good and very fast - faster than my DSLRs! It is quite sophisticated.” in his review of the Sony Alpha A5100. David S. Wilson wrote “To get the best out of this superb sensor & autofocus package you need to use some better lenses”. Ezorfa mentioned on Amazon “Fast autofocus and tracking (best in class” in their review of this digital camera.

Eight people said in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A5100 had a good lens. A. Webb mentioned “Since returning home I've also tested it with a Sony E-Mount Macro lens, with spectacular results” in their review. D. D. Smail said in their review on Amazon “The included 16-50 lens is OK.”. Funk said on Amazon “You get a full size lens” in their review of the Sony Alpha A5100.

One customer said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Kitty K said on Amazon “The zoom is amazing (comparing to the other cameras I had) it's very clear” in her review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

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Easy to Use

Some people wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use.  said “I prefer not to use that unless I really have to” in their review. Amazon Customer mentioned “Shooting modes are quite intuitive although it would have been nice to have a physical dial on the top to speed the process up” in their review of the Sony Alpha A5100. Charlie Keeble scored it very highly and he said “It's super easy to use” in his review.

Seven Sony Alpha A5100 owners agreed that it was easy to use the menus.  wrote in their review of the Sony Alpha A5100 three years ago “The range of settings and programs is impressive”. D. D. Smail said in their review of the Sony Alpha A5100 on Amazon two years ago “Colour clarity are very good and with many menu options and effects to play around with, this could suit a beginner in auto mode to a bit more advanced”. I. Mcintosh wrote on Amazon three years ago “The menus are very easy to follow”.

Some Sony Alpha A5100 owners who purchased it mentioned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Three years ago I. Mcintosh said “I like to be able to hold a camera out or up in the air to try”. Totallydubbedhd wrote also three years ago “The only way to get the A5100 to focus on something close, was to hold the camera a good 25-30cm away” in their review of this digital camera but even so they rated this digital camera 60 out of 100.

One customer who bought it thought it had a touch sensitive screen. Nathan.b gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “Finally the screen is touch sensitive”.

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Good Support

A number of Sony Alpha A5100 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had good technical guidance. Three years ago  said “There is full manual control if required” in their Sony Alpha A5100 review and scored the product 5 stars. Bruce gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned in his Sony Alpha A5100 review “The big "feature" here is that the screen on the back tilts fully upright - this doesn't help with glare (I tried all angles”. D Deacon mentioned in their review of the Sony Alpha A5100 “The 'peak' function is a great help with these in that it highlights where the greatest ciontrast is in the image - assists focus via the LCD” .

Robust

Several Sony Alpha A5100 owners who purchased it wrote that it was well made. C. M. Coar mentioned on Amazon “The build quality feels good and I am pleased with the colour in the photos I have taken so far.I really like the wide angle I get with this” in their Sony Alpha A5100 review. Immyl wrote “The multi-shot is very good as are the built in features around making photos look warmer” in their review. Mr G Gaal mentioned “I don't see any difference in quality compared to the otheravailable ones as the built in codecs are so well tuned!love this camera to bits!” .

Good Size

Some people who reviewed this digital camera said that it was compact. Three years ago  wrote on Amazon “We now have a modern breed of miniature DSLRs which are light” and gave the Sony Alpha A5100 an excellent review. Carl S Murray wrote “Picture quality from the DSLR sized sensor in a small compact body, travelled to Hungary with it”. Funk mentioned “The body is the same size as a normal compact” in their Sony Alpha A5100 review.

Some Sony Alpha A5100 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was a good depth. W T wrote “Anyway, I'd highly recommend this - colours and depth are amazing”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was a good body shape. Bruce gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars and he wrote on Amazon “What you notice first about this camera is how small it is - the body is about half the size of my latest DSLR”.

One person concluded that the product was heavy. Bruce rated this digital camera 4 stars and he said on Amazon “Feels quite solid and weighty” in his review of the Sony Alpha A5100. One Sony Alpha A5100 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was a good size. I. Mcintosh wrote in their review of the Sony Alpha A5100 “The camera is a really nice size and feels very comfortable in your hands” .

One Sony Alpha A5100 reviewer who purchased it considered that it was lightweight. Jeff wrote in his Sony Alpha A5100 review on Amazon “Which you always knew you were carrying to this lightweight 396gs which can almost.”.

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Good Product Quality

A few Sony Alpha A5100 owners who purchased the product said that it was good quality.  wrote on Amazon “This, above any measure of megapixels, is what gives a camera the ability to take good quality pictures” in their Sony Alpha A5100 review and gave it a score of 5 stars. A. Webb mentioned on Amazon “Feels well made”. Two years ago Agentassassin said on Amazon “Fantastic camera with exceptional image quality” in their Sony Alpha A5100 review.

Good Technical Features

A number of Sony Alpha A5100 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. A. Webb rated it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “I say that because the A5000 model has lesser features and the A6000 model not that much more, yet at a huge difference in price” in their review of the Sony Alpha A5100. Charlie Keeble scored it 5 stars and he said in his review of this digital camera “Also has a lot of features and manual settings, battery life is great”. Christophe Stevens scored it very highly and wrote “Light, advanced and manual features”.

Good Flash

A number of customers considered that it had a good flash. Bernie G. said “Low level light shots come out great with out the flash” in his review. D Deacon gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said “The built-in flash is useful” in their review of this digital camera. D Deacon also mentioned “As a fill flash it's fine”.

Good Connectivity

A few customers reckoned that this digital camera was wifi compatible.  gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Manual focus if you want to "shoot the stars." There is wireless connectivity, plus the camera can act as a hub to allow other devices to connect to it”. I. Mcintosh mentioned on Amazon “The camera has built in wireless allowing you to push your photos to network enabled TV’s without the need for a cable”. Expert review site Photographyblog.com scored it 5 stars and wrote “The Sony A5100 is the world's smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C sensor, built-in flash and Wi-Fi connectivity” in their review of this digital camera.

Nice Design

Some Sony Alpha A5100 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Bruce rated the product 80 out of 100 and he mentioned on Amazon “Also the information given on the screen is in pretty small letters” in his review of this digital camera. Nathan.b scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review on Amazon “The flip up screen is pretty good and it feels well build all round”. Nathan.b also mentioned “The stock lens is pretty good and you can always replace it if you feel you want to progress”.

A number of Sony Alpha A5100 owners reckoned that this digital camera was neat. Bea mentioned in her review of the Sony Alpha A5100 on Amazon “This product arrived in immaculate condition and once i opened the box i couldn't even tell it was previously preowned”. Toaster mentioned “Also the shutter sound is a little less precise, making a slow flop sound compared with the 5n's neat click, another minor disappointment together with the slower continual shooting” in their review of this digital camera.

One Sony Alpha A5100 reviewer considered that the Sony Alpha A5100 was a good design. Expert website Amateurphotographer.co.uk said “Sony was the originator of whats become something of a standard design template for compact system c”.

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Good Battery Life

Three Sony Alpha A5100 owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good battery life. Three years ago D Deacon said “Battery life is fine”. I. Mcintosh wrote “It’s charged via USB and battery life seems really good” and gave it a very good rating.

Good Brand

Sony is one of the better rated digital camera manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Sony also has good ratings for its MILC cameras.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A few people thought it was quiet.  said “I thought a mirror-less camera would be quiet.” and rated it as excellent. Three years ago expert review site Reviewed.com wrote in their review of the Sony Alpha A5100 “Sony's camera team has been on a tear in the past year and a half, quietly assembling one of the more enviable top-to-bottom lineups on the market”.

Good Exposure Control

One customer who bought the Sony Alpha A5100 concluded that it had good exposure controls.  gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their Sony Alpha A5100 review “There is immediate access to exposure compensation, ASA speed, macro mode”.

Quite High Megapixel

With a megapixel of 24.3 megapixels, the Sony Alpha A5100 has one of the higher megapixels amongst MILC cameras of this age. Digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago have megapixels of between 2.3MP and 46MP.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Alpha A5100 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras of this age and type do not support video capability.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Alpha A5100 supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Alpha A5100 do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support wi-Fi currently available that you might also want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1[plb_2070627_price] which is cheaper.

Other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider include the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Alpha A5100 supports Full HD video. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years also support Full HD video.

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video including the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Alpha A5100, the Alpha A5100 has a built-in flash.

Other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper digital cameras such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1[plb_2070627_price].

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash which you might also want to look at including the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this MILC digital camera is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1[plb_2070627_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Light

The average weight of digital cameras of this age and spec is 330g. The Alpha A5100 is one of the lighter MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago (only 224 grams) amongst MILC cameras of this age.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1[plb_2070627_price] (70g and cheaper).

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Alpha A5100 has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 4240 x 2832, 3008 x 2000, 6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2400, 3008 x 1688, 8192 x 1856, 3872 x 2160 and 12416 x 1856 and 5536 x 2160.

A 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) is in fact the best still image resolution across all MILC cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst still image resolution is 1024 x 768.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Sony Alpha A5100 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Sony camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a comparable type and age to the Alpha A5100. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this camera.

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Stereo Audio System

This camera has a Stereo audio system, which is typical of many MILC cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Alpha A5100 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The most commonly found HDMI connector type is Mini, but this HDMI connector type is not found on this digital camera. The HDMI connector types Micro are also found on this camera.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

The Sony Alpha A5100 has a quite small maximum aperture number (36) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A5100. Across all the comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A5100 the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.7 to 40, and the average maximum aperture number is 15.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

The Alpha A5100 has a quite many total megapixels (24.7 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age. The total megapixelss of cameras of a similar age and type to the Alpha A5100 range from 12MP to 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 19MP.

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179 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

179 auto Focus (AF) pointss

The Alpha A5100 is a 179 auto Focus (AF) points camera.

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Has Eight White Balances

The Sony Alpha A5100 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Sony camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Alpha A5100. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Incandescent", "Shade" and "Underwater" are also found on this camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The Sony Alpha A5100 has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera has a Vivid photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on cameras of this spec and age. The photo effects "Black&White" is also found on this Sony camera.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A5100 has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras that came out around the same time as it. Most MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution.

A 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the best image resolution across all digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Across comparable types of camera the worst image resolution is 4000 x 3000 pixels.

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400 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Alpha A5100 is a digital camera that takes 400 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Supports Nine ISO Sensitivitys

The Alpha A5100 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Alpha A5100. The ISO sensitivitys "100", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "25600" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. 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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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Supports Two Power Source Types

The Alpha A5100 has a greater number of power sources than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The power source type "USB" is also supported by this Sony camera.

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7 Reasons Against

Not 3D

The Alpha A5100 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Alpha A5100 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Alpha A5100 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Sony Alpha A5100 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might want to consider including the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price].

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Not Waterproof

The Sony Alpha A5100 is not waterproof. Most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Alpha A5100 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Cameras that have been around for more than two years have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 27mm and 870mm. At only 75 millimeters, the Alpha A5100 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Alpha A5100 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Sony camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A5100. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports Four Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Sony Alpha A5100 is more than most digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera supports a RAW camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the Alpha A5100. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0", "Exif 2.3" and "MPF" are also supported by this digital camera.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony Alpha A5100

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Sony camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Alpha A5100 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Alpha A5100.

Alternative 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to look at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1[plb_2070627_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the Alpha A5100 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on MILC cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Built-In Processor
Playback Modes
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
Aspect Ratio
Technical Details
Image Processor
Built-In Speaker(s)
Self-Timer

9 Awards

reviewed.com Editor's Choice 01net.com 4 Star ua.gecid.com Easy to Use tomsguide.com Editor's Choice chip.com.my Outstanding PhotographyBlog.com Essential Ephotozine Highly Recommended gagadget.com Recommended photoreview.com.au Editor's Choice

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27 November 2015

The $500 Sony a5100 is the entry level camera in Sony's Alpha line. It has a 24 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor ? the same style of sensor found in entry level DSLRs. I reviewed the a5100 with the... Read more…

19 January 2015

The Sony A5100 won't appeal to all as it's sometimes fussy to use given its lack of control dials. If that's what you're after then look to the Sony A6000 which caters for such needs, along with...

11 December 2014

Sony's a5100 entry-level mirrorless camera packs a DSLR-size sensor in a compact body, delivering high image-quality and fast shooting. Who it's for: Novices who want to develop advanced...

Tomsguide.com

28 November 2014

Byline : by fazri nuhaThough Sony seems to be pushing the selfie aspect via a flipscreen concept, the Sony Alpha A5100 does more than just selfies. One of the most under-rated things about... Read more…

13 November 2014

The lack of a viewfinder will always be an issue for photographers who live in the Southern Hemisphere where clear skies and bright sunlight can make LCD screens unreadable. Aside from that, the...

Photoreview.com.au

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Reviewed 2 February 2015 by Jerry
Jerry would recommend the Sony Alpha A5100

This little camera blows my 70D out of the water. I could not believe the video quality I was getting compared to my full size dSLR. I had to test and check over and over. At ISO3200 the image is... Read more…

Reviewed 28 September 2014 by Ralph in Alaska
Ralph in Alaska would recommend the Sony Alpha A5100 (Verified Purchase)

This camera is small, light and handy. It takes great pictures and video. It does exactly what it's advertised to do. I use it mainly for handheld video and with a grip it is the ultimate 'run and... Read more…

Reviewed 9 January 2015 by RastaCook

Be warned, if you are considering buying this camera as an upgrade from any other previous NEX line camera you will be disapointed. Sony decided to remove the extremely useful quick "function... Read more…

Reviewed 12 December 2014 by Max
Max would recommend the Sony Alpha A5100 (Verified Purchase)

My 3rd Sony mirrorless camera. Had NEX-F3 then NEX-3N and now the a5100. It's a great upgrade from the 3N. - Autofocus is really fast which is perfect for taking pictures of my toddler - 6 fps for... Read more…

Reviewed 11 October 2015 by JofLA

To be clear up front, we looked at this camera primarily for use shooting video. We produce documentary programming for several networks including National Geographic and Discovery, and our prime... Read more…

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