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Sony α Alpha A5100

Sony α Alpha A5100
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315 Reviews + 10 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
81
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and multi award winning 3x optical zoom camera, with one of the highest image qualities available and a fair price. It has an image stabiliser, a touchscreen and a GPS and features smile detection. Our review analysis indicates that this camera is really able to produce good images and easy to use, and good for video recording.
Features We Love:
High megapixels (24.3MP)
Tiny optical zoom (3x)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
High maximum ISO sensitivity (25,600)
Large minimum aperture number (3.5)
Camera Labs Recommended tomsguide.com Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Essential Ephotozine Highly Recommended
24.3MP
6000 X 4000
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL HD VIDEO
RESOLUTION
3.5
MINIMUM
25,600
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
224g
8x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
SCREEN
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With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the Sony α Alpha A5100 number 62 across all digital cameras.

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Kagoo Score
95
Reviews
84
Features
78
Popularity
81
Value for Money

83

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 83?

multiple reviews mentioned that it has very good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
This Sony digital camera has some great features:
High megapixels
Tiny optical zoom
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
High maximum ISO sensitivity
Sony 5100 e-mount camera with APS-C sensor
White 5100 art at the speed of thought

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.

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95
Reviews

Average Review Score

4.4 stars (315 reviews)

53%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
166 Reviews
4 Stars
78 Reviews
3 Stars
8 Reviews
2 Stars
4 Reviews
1 Star
5 Reviews
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3 Recommended Awards

The Sony α 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 α Alpha A5100?

Picture Quality
103
7
Lens System
15
4
Viewfinder / Screen
14
8
Features
21
4
Video Capability
13
4
Ease of Use
40
3
Size and Weight
33
3
Price
19
6
Design
10
3
Flash
1
1
Landscape Photography
2
1
Robustness
7
0
Connectivity
4
1
Sports Photography
1
0
Battery
3
0
Portrait Photography
1
0
Support
0
1
Noise Level
1
0
Over 20 People Thought it Was Reasonably Priced
  • ... 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
  • Great quality & Best price. It's fast and work perfect...
    Mack - Bestbuy.com 4 Sep 2016
  • My wife loves this camera. Best for price. Thanks!
    Erik - Bestbuy.com 2 Aug 2015
  • Most Customers Thought it Was Robust

    Several people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 was strong and durable, well made and was really well-built.

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    Strong and Durable
    8 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 Robust
    Well Made
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
    Really Well-Built
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    8 Out of 10 People Thought it Had a Good Battery Life

    Five people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 had a superb battery life.

  • ... amazed at the quality. Better than my iPhone 6s, way better! Battery life was better than expected and didn't need to take a spare or charge during the ...
    Willman - Bestbuy.com 16 Aug 2017
  • ... 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
  • ... product. Pros Great image quality even with the standard lens Fast focus Versatile - ability to step it up Great Battery life (but buy a spare anyway!) ...
    Wolfmanrage - Amazon.co.uk 21 Jul 2016
  • Many People Thought it Was a Good Size

    More than 10 people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 was compact and over 10 people thought that it was also a good size. Our analysis also found that several people thought that it was a good body shape, was really easy to carry around and wasn't heavy and bulky.

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    Compact
    19 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
    15 people agree
    No people disagree
    A Good Body Shape
    10 people agree
    No people disagree
    Very Easy to Carry Around
    8 people agree
    No people disagree
    Not {More} Heavy and Bulky
    4 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Lightweight
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    8 Out of 10 People Thought it Had a Good Design

    Several people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 was very good-looking and was well designed.

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    Very Good-Looking
    9 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • 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
  • ... 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
  • ... removes the need to work out how to take both sharp and creative photos. Beautifully crafted, lightweight with changeable lenses. It takes very clear and ...
    Wayne - Amazon.co.uk 2 Jul 2016
  • ... 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
  • View All Reviews About Beautiful
    Well Designed
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
    9 Out of 10 People Thought This Digital Camera Was Easy to Use

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

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    Very Easy to Use
    41 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
  • View All Reviews About Easy to Use
    Has Good Controls
    6 people agree
    5 people disagree
    Comfortable and Easy to Hold
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Majority of Owners Thought it Has Useful 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
  • Four People Thought it Was Good in Terms of Connectivity

    Four people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 had really wifi capacity.

  • ... something smaller. This camera is great for traveling. I also love the wifi photo sharing feature... it makes it so easy to be able to post my high quality ...
    Lexx - Bestbuy.com 15 Nov 2017
  • ... 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
  • ... incredibly easy to navigate, and if you upload to social media often, it has a great wifi feature, so you can send photos directly to your phone. The only ...
    Melivlogs - Bestbuy.com 30 Jun 2017
  • 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 Customers Thought the Sony Alpha A5100 Had an OK 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
  • 7 Out of 10 People Thought it Had a Lens That Was Good

    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 and zoom.

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    Has a Good Autofocus
    19 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
    12 people agree
    8 people disagree
    Has a Good Zoom
    7 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Some Owners Thought it Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    More than 10 people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 had a good screen and several people thought that it was also mirrorless and had a good touch-screen.

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    Has a Good Screen
    17 people agree
    7 people disagree
  • ... Good Battery Life. Good in Low Light. Great Resolution. Great Zoom. Large Clear LCD. Small Compact.
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 3 Jan 2015
  • ... can especially in the summer when the weather is nice out... Color. Display screen. Size. Easy to Use. Fast Shutter Speed. Good Battery Life. Good in Low ...
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 1 Mar 2015
  • ... Good Image Stabilization. High ISO Performance. Large Clear LCD. Quiet. Tilt Swivel LCD.
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 1 Mar 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
  • View All Reviews About Screen
    Mirrorless
    7 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Has a Good Touch-Screen
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    9 Out of 10 Customers Thought the Sony Alpha A5100 Took Good Photos

    Over 100 people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 was very able to produce good images and over 20 people thought that it also had a very good picture quality. Our analysis also found that several people thought that it had a brilliant picture resolution, had a good image sensor and was superb in low light.

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    Very Able to Produce Good Images
    133 people agree
    15 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
  • Very nice, small and compact camera that takes excellent pictures...
    Bunky - Bestbuy.com 16 Jan 2016
  • View All Reviews About Photos
    Has a Brilliant Picture Quality
    22 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Very Good Picture Resolution
    12 people agree
    6 people disagree
    Has a Good Image Sensor
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
    Brilliant in Low Light
    3 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Has a Good ISO Range
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Able to Produce Clear Pictures
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    8 Out of 10 Owners Thought the Sony Alpha A5100 Recorded Good Videos

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

  • ... why I bought it, I haven't used it much but the quality of video is outstanding as well as the photo quality. You just cannot compare the quality of photos ...
    Casalatte - Bestbuy.com 21 Jun 2016
  • ... 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
  • Two 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
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    One Customer Thought the Sony Alpha A5100 is Good for Portraits
    View All Reviews About Portrait Photography
    One Person Thought This Digital Camera is Good for Sports Photography
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

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

    Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 15MP. The megapixels of the Alpha A5100 of 24.3MP is higher than 95% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Tiny Optical Zoom

    The optical zoom of the Alpha A5100 of only 3x is smaller than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is smaller than 79% of all cameras when ranked 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 the most commonly found resolution on 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 higher than 89% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of digital cameras is 100, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000.

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    Large Minimum Aperture Number

    The Sony Alpha A5100's minimum aperture number of 3.5 is larger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 14% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Has an Image Stabiliser

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

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    Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

    The average camera shutter speed of all digital cameras is 0.01s, with the shortest being 0.000016s and the longest being 4s. The Sony Alpha A5100's camera shutter speed of only 0.00025s is shorter than average when compared to most other digital 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 GPS
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    The Sony Alpha A5100 has a GPS, which is unusual. 91% of digital cameras do not have a GPS.

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    Supports Wi-Fi
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    The Sony Alpha A5100 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 72% of digital cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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

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    Not Waterproof

    The Alpha A5100 is not waterproof. 94% of cameras are also not waterproof.

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    Has a Touchscreen
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    The Sony Alpha A5100 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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    Has a Built-in Flash
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    The Alpha A5100 has a built-in flash. 75% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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    ok Weight
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    The weight of the Alpha A5100 of 224g is ok compared to most other digital cameras. It is heavier than 43% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Supports Full HD Video
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    The Alpha A5100 supports Full HD video, unlike 71% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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    Big Digital Zoom

    The digital zoom of the Alpha A5100 of 8x is in the biggest 12% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras is 1x, the biggest is 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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    Has an HDMI
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    The Alpha A5100 has an HDMI. 62% of cameras do not have an HDMI.

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    The display diagonal of the Alpha A5100 of 3" is ok compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 52% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

    The Sony Alpha A5100 supports a maximum still image resolution of 6000 x 4000. That's 71% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4320 x 3240. This camera also supports a still image resolution of 6000x4000, 4240x2832, 3008x2000 plus 7 more values. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 2992 x 2000 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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    Features Noise Reduction

    The Alpha A5100 features noise reduction. 93% of digital cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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    Has a Self-Timer

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

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

    The Sony Alpha A5100's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24mm is in the shortest 16% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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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 sorted by this feature.

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    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

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

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    Very Low Magnification

    The magnification of the Alpha A5100 of only 0.215x is lower than 82% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Large Closest Focusing Distance

    The Alpha A5100's closest focusing distance of 0.25m is in the largest 33% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    High Display Resolution

    The average display resolution of all digital cameras is 570,000 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 in the highest 22% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    This digital camera supports a video resolution of 640x480|1920x1080|1440x1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital 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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    Has a Shoe Mounting Point

    The Alpha A5100 has a shoe mounting point. 88% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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    Does Not Support Direct Printing

    The Sony Alpha A5100 does not support direct printing. 85% of cameras also do not support direct printing.

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Lock

    The Alpha A5100 has an Auto Focus (AF) lock. 72% of digital cameras do not have an Auto Focus (AF) lock.

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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 Exposure (AE) Lock

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

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    400 Battery Life

    Most digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Sony Alpha A5100 which takes 400 battery life.

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    Has a Built-in Speaker

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

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    Has a Tripod Mount

    The Alpha A5100 has a tripod mount, unlike 77% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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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 8% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Sony α Alpha A5100 has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 62 out of 385 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.

    We have analysed the Sony α Alpha A5100, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This digital camera is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

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    Sony α Alpha A5100
    Poor Value for Money Budget Choice
    Price

    Whilst the product is more expensive than 56% of digital cameras, it has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $348.00 it seems like great value for money overall.

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    Over 20 people thought it was reasonably priced
    4.4 Stars

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    Sony α Alpha A5100 Specification

    Key Features
    Optical Zoom
    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
    Waterproof
    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
    Shooting Modes
    Photo Effects
    Self-Timer Delay
    Histogram
    Camera File System
    Tripod Mount
    Camera Playback
    Direct Printing
    Built-in Processor
    Playback Modes
    Scene Modes
    Tripod Thread
    Weight & Dimensions
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Lens Weight
    Lens Length
    Lens Diameter
    Weight (Including Battery)
    Battery
    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
    Energy Star Certified
    Power Source Type
    Built-in Flash
    Minimum Processor
    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
    Effective Megapixels (Image)
    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

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    Barcodes

     00027242882362,  00027242882379,  00027242883246,  00636983494040,  00636983494057,  00636983494064,  00636983494132,  00636983494149,  00636983494170,  00636983494194,  00636983495771,  00689466438932,  00689466438949,  00689466438956,  00689466438987,  00689466669688,  00689466669701,  00689466669718,  00689466669725,  00689466669732,  00689466669756,  00689466669824,  00689466750003,  00689466750010,  00689466750027,  00689466757651,  00689466757781,  00689466757859,  00689466800067,  00689466800074

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