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Sony Alpha A5100

$348.00
Sony Alpha A5100
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A bargain price and very popular mirrorless camera, with multiple awards and one of the highest image qualities around
Mirrorless 24.3MP 224g 6000 X 4000 Pixels Mar 2015
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Sony Alpha A5100 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A5100 number 6 across all digital cameras.
95
Reviews
891 Reviews + 11 Awards
95
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
88
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 88?

It has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with 91% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This Sony digital camera is one of the best selling cameras currently on the market. View best selling cameras May 2018.
The Alpha A5100 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
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 and one-touch NFC for simple sharing and control

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

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Sports Photography
Good
62
Wildlife Photography
Good

Should You Buy it Now?

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.
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Sony Alpha A5100 In-Depth Analysis

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Top Seller

The Alpha A5100 is a popular choice of camera.

Value for Money

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Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The Alpha A5100's sensor megapixels of 24.3MP is in the highest 5% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The average megapixels of all cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A5100 has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The worst resolution of all cameras is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Sony Alpha A5100 of 25,600 is in the highest 8% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000.

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Larger Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Alpha A5100 of 3.5 is in the largest 9% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

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

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Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

The Alpha A5100's camera shutter speed of only 0.00025s is shorter than 69% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the camera shutter speeds range from 0.000016s to 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.0071s.

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Has a Built-In Flash

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The Sony Alpha A5100 has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Sony Alpha A5100 of 224g is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 44% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Alpha A5100 features flash exposure compensation. 81% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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400 Battery Life

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

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Features Noise Reduction

The Sony Alpha A5100 features noise reduction, unlike 92% of cameras which do not feature noise reduction.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

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

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Has a Self-Timer

The Sony Alpha A5100 has a self-timer. 83% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Alpha A5100 has a touchscreen, unlike 83% of cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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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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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony Alpha A5100 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. 72% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Alpha A5100 has a tripod mount. 74% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Supports Full HD Video

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The Alpha A5100 supports Full HD video, unlike 78% of cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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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 over 10 times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1536 x 1536. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from L: (3:2) 4896 x 3264 / (16:9) 4896 x 2760 / (1:1) 3264 x 3264 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

Cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 600,000 pixels. The Alpha A5100's display resolution of 922,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 80% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Smile Detection

The Sony Alpha A5100 features smile detection. 88% of cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Sony Alpha A5100's display diagonal of 3" is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 43% 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). 88% of cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

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

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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 shorter than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is shorter than 85% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Alpha A5100 of only 75mm is shorter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is shorter than 91% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony deutschland gmbh ilce5100l, sony deutschland gmbh a5100, sony ilce5100lbcec, sony n229910w, sony 243mp, sony 1080p, sony a5100, sony 240mp, sony f3556

Barcodes:

00027242882362, 03662362041106, 04905524986761, 04905524986808, 04905524986815, 04905524986822, 04905524986983

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