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Sony Alpha A5100

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Sony Alpha A5100
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A best selling and high image quality 224g digital camera, with very good features and a good price
224g Mirrorless 24.3MP 6000 X 4000 Pixels Mar 2015
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Representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A5100 number 88 across all digital cameras.

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Features
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Why Has it Scored 83?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2018.
This digital camera is one of the best selling digital cameras currently on the market. View best selling digital cameras September 2018.
It has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
Larger than average minimum aperture number
BIONZ X for faster image processing
Record movies in full HD detail
Fast hybrid AF captures with clarity
Track fast-moving subjects with 179 AF points

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What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

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Key Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels
6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution
Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution
Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Larger Than Average Minimum Aperture Number
Has an Image Stabiliser
Very Short Camera Shutter Speed
Has a Built-in Flash
Average Weight
Very Large Maximum Aperture Number
Higher Than Average Megapixels

Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Alpha A5100 of 24.3MP is in the highest 4% of all digital 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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Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

This 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.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The average maximum ISO sensitivity of all digital cameras is 16,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Alpha A5100 of 25,600 is higher than 85% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Sony Alpha A5100 of 3.5 is larger than 80% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Alpha A5100 has an image stabiliser, as do 71% of digital cameras.

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Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

Digital cameras have camera shutter speeds of between 0.000016s and 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.0088s. The Alpha A5100's camera shutter speed of only 0.00025s is shorter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the shortest 28% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-in Flash
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The Alpha A5100 has a built-in flash. 69% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight
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The Alpha A5100's weight of 224g is relatively standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is heavier than 47% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Large Maximum Aperture Number

The Alpha A5100's maximum aperture number of 36 is very large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 2% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Full HD Video
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The Sony Alpha A5100 supports Full HD video. 76% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Alpha A5100 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 87% of cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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400 Battery Life

The Alpha A5100 is a digital camera that takes 400 shots battery life. Most of the other cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Alpha A5100 supports a maximum still image resolution of 6000 x 4000. That's 71% higher resolution than a 4320 x 3240 camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. In addition, this Sony camera supports a still image resolution of 6000x4000, 4240x2832, 3008x2000 plus 7 more values. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 6000 x 3368.

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Features Smile Detection

The Alpha A5100 features smile detection, unlike 85% of digital cameras which do not feature smile detection.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The average display resolution of all digital cameras is 600,000 pixels, with the lowest being 23,000 pixels and the highest being 6,300,000 pixels. The Alpha A5100's display resolution of 922,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 78% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-in Speaker(s)

The Alpha A5100 has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Touchscreen

The Sony Alpha A5100 has a touchscreen, unlike 82% of digital cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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

The Alpha A5100's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 75mm is in the shortest 2% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

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 Tripod Mount

The Alpha A5100 has a tripod mount. 71% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Alpha A5100 features noise reduction, unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not feature noise reduction.

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Average Display Diagonal
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The Alpha A5100's display diagonal of 3" is pretty average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 46% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi
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The Alpha A5100 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 69% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Higher Than Average Magnification

The magnification of the Alpha A5100 of 0.215x is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 16% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

Across all the digital cameras the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 9.3x. The Alpha A5100's digital zoom of 8x is bigger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is bigger than 90% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Alpha A5100 features flash exposure compensation, unlike 77% of digital cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Alpha A5100 has a self-timer. 80% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Popularity

The Sony Alpha A5100 is currently ranked number 88 across all digital cameras.
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Value for Money

Value for Money

We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A digital camera with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

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Manufacturer's Description

24.3MP Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor

BIONZ X For Faster Image Processing

The BIONZ X image processing engine reproduces texture and detail in real time for remarkably realistic images with rich tonal gradations and a natural appearance. Visual noise is nearly imperceptible, thanks to advanced area-specific noise reduction. Detail reproduction technology delivers fine textures, and diffraction-reducing technology optimizes the performance of any lens.

Record Movies In Full HD Detail

Press the MOVIE button to record films notable for their sharpness and lack of visual noise in your choice of 60p/50p, 60i/50i or 24p/25p2. Improved Fast Hybrid AF provides remarkably fast and accurate autofocusing and tracking. P/A/S/M modes give you control over how the image looks, and Clear Image Zoom lets you zoom with extra clarity.

Fast Hybrid AF Captures With Clarity

Shoot with unparalleled precision, thanks to advanced Fast Hybrid AF. Improved phase-detection and contrast-detection capabilities achieve autofocus in 0.07 seconds. Advanced features include faster data reading from the image sensor, higher-speed BIONZ X data processing, more advanced AF algorithms, and optimized control of the lens drive.

Track Fast-moving Subjects With 179 AF Points

The Fast Hybrid AF system has 179 accurate phase-detection AF points, covering nearly the entire image area. They enhance subject tracking and the capture of fast-moving subjects, and improve scene recognition as well as subject size detection. Combined with 25 high-speed, high-precision contrast-detection AF points, you can capture with confidence.

6fps Continuous Shooting With AF Tracking

Capture the decisive moment, even when your subject is speeding along. 6fps continuous shooting with superior AF tracking makes the most of the superb tracking capability of the 179 phase-detection AF points, and accurately tracks your subject anywhere on the screen. Continuous shooting in high-speed situations achieves crispness and clarity.

Fast Hybrid AF Films With Artistic Control

Fast Hybrid AF provides extremely accurate focusing and smooth subject tracking, even while shooting movies. You can also adjust AF tracking duration and AF drive speed, for greater artistic control over the films you shoot.

Eye AF Puts Faces In Focus

Show off your subject's best side, with extremely accurate Eye AF. Even when capturing someone partially turned away from the camera using a shallow depth of field, it ensures that their face will be in sharp focus. A green frame appears over the prioritized eye to let you know that focus has been achieved, and you re ready to shoot.

Improved Lock-on AF Targets Your Subject

Lock-on AF enhances the tracking of moving subjects by using the optimal AF point at all times, and adjusting the target frame size to match your subject's characteristics. Thanks to advances in phase-detection AF, it's now more accurate than ever'so lock-on, and shoot fast-moving targets with precision.

180 Tiltable LCD Screen For Creative Freedom

Enjoy enhanced shooting comfort with a 3 LCD screen that tilts 180 to accommodate shooting at every angle, from low to high and in-between. This flexibility, combined with the camera's compact mobility, will greatly expand your shooting options.

Built-in Pop-up Flash For Expanded Exposures

The a built-in pop-up flash (GN4; ISO 100 m) is useful for shooting in low light, capturing subjects in night landscapes (Slow Sync), and shooting portraits in backlit conditions (Daylight Flash). For the portrait-oriented, it can add a beautiful catch-light to a subject's eyes. Rear Sync mode makes it possible to capture the path of a moving subject in a natural manner.

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Sony Alpha A5100 Specification

Key Features
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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
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
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
Flash Modes
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(s)
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
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector Type
USB Connector
Camera
Image Processor
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Camera Playback
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
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
Self-Timer

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Manufacturer Part Numbers

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