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Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
91
Reviews
315 Reviews + 10 Awards
75
Features
Good Features
89
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
89
Value for Money
Very Good
61
Age
4 Years Old
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
Customers report that this digital camera is really able to produce good images and easy to use, and good for video recording. It's a low cost and multi award winning 224g digital camera, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and 8 further awards from other expert sites.
Camera Labs Recommended tomsguide.com Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Essential Ephotozine Highly Recommended
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6000 x
4000
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1920 x
1080
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25,600
Maximum ISO Speed
3.5
Minimum Aperture
1s
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Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up.

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With outstanding reviews and representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A5100 number 131 across all digital cameras.

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Kagoo Score
92
Reviews
76
Features
89
Popularity
90
Value for Money
62
Age

83

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 83?

reviews indicate that it has very good expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 10 awards including a "Recommended" award from Gagadget.com plus two other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Tomsguide.com plus one other site. Looking across the entire Nikon digital camera range, the average reviews for all Nikon digital cameras are also excellent.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Sony digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
The Alpha A5100 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average megapixels
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Sony 5100 e-mount camera with APS-C sensor
White 5100 art at the speed of thought
Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each digital camera by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the digital camera is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec digital cameras come to market, the older digital cameras will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for portrait photography. It is also very good for everyday photography as well being very good for landscape photography.
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Average Review Score

4.4 stars (315 reviews)

53%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
166 Reviews
4 Stars
75 Reviews
3 Stars
14 Reviews
2 Stars
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4 Reviews
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3 Recommended Awards

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

2 Editor's Choice Awards

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

5 Further Awards

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

What Are People Saying About the Sony Alpha A5100?

Picture Quality
109
9
Viewfinder / Screen
18
5
Features
23
4
Lens System
15
3
Ease of Use
38
3
Video Capability
11
1
Size and Weight
29
4
Price
16
5
Design
12
4
Flash
1
1
Landscape Photography
2
1
Robustness
4
0
Noise Level
3
0
Connectivity
2
1
Portrait Photography
1
0
Battery
2
0
Support
0
1
The Majority of 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
  • My wife loves this camera. Best for price. Thanks!
    Erik - Bestbuy.com 2 Aug 2015
  • ... you're trying to do this camera will do it with great quality. Good price for everything it offers. It's easy for beginners and even pros can get good ...
    10xfrank - Bestbuy.com 18 Nov 2015
  • Most People Thought the Sony Alpha A5100 Was Robust

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

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    Strong and Durable
    8 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... professional camera but u don't want to purchase a really basic one either. The battery is durable and I like the selfie feature it has . Perfect for vacation ...
    Storage - Bestbuy.com 6 Jul 2017
  • ... 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
  • View All Reviews About Durable
    Well Made
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Majority of People Thought it Had a Good Battery Life

    Four people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 had an excellent 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
  • ... the manual controls are a bit complicated. It is built well and the battery life is great...
    KingDestruct - Bestbuy.com 23 Oct 2015
  • 9 Out of 10 People Thought This Digital Camera Was Good in Terms of Size

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

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    Compact
    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
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    A Good Size
    11 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
    5 people agree
    4 people disagree
    Lightweight
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    8 Out of 10 Customers Thought it Was Well Designed

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

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    Very Good-Looking
    10 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • The best for selfies smooth setting its so beautiful...
    Lapela - Bestbuy.com 20 Jun 2017
  • ... my 1st DSLR type camera. There is a lot to learn but what pictures. They are beautiful. The camera even takes portraits of the current picture you are ...
    GSDowner - Bestbuy.com 26 Jan 2015
  • Is beautiful, i use it to do vlogs and its not heavy to carry it around everywhere, i love it...
    Eris - Bestbuy.com 25 Jun 2015
  • ... images the rival of anything, anywhere. If you shoot only JPG, your images will still look amazing. If you're on the fence about this camera, GET IT!
    PhotogGuy - Bestbuy.com 2 Jul 2015
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    Well Designed
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of Owners Thought it Was Easy to Use

    More than 30 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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    Really Easy to Use
    38 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 Intuitive
    Has Good Controls
    7 people agree
    5 people disagree
    Comfortable and Easy to Hold
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    More Than 20 People Thought it Had Good Technical Features

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

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

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

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

    Five 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
  • ... see if its a common issue. Also the speaker is on the bottom, so when you record its not loud, bummer, other than that, the camera takes fantastic photos...
    SadieG - Bestbuy.com 21 Jul 2016
  • 8 Out of 10 Owners Thought the Sony Alpha A5100 Had a Lens That Was Good

    Over 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
    18 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 Autofocus
    Has a Good Lens
    11 people agree
    6 people disagree
    Has a Good Zoom
    7 people agree
    2 people disagree
    6 Out of 10 People Thought it Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    More than 20 people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 had a good screen and several people thought that it was also mirrorless and had a good viewfinder.

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    Has a Good Screen
    20 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
    8 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Has a Good Viewfinder
    2 people agree
    14 people disagree
    9 Out of 10 People Thought it Produced Good Quality Pictures

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

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    Very Able to Produce Good Images
    144 people agree
    17 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
  • ... to be complicated, though. Here we look at the beginner-friendly cameras that aim to make it easy to get better photos without...
    DP Review 21 Nov 2017
  • ... updated: November 21, 2017Good as your smartphone is, a dedicated camera will generally take better images. It doesn't have to be complicated, though. ...
    DP Review 21 Nov 2017
  • ... affordable or more capable. There are plenty of choices around the $500 mark that will take better pictures than most cameras ever made.They don't always ...
    DP Review 11 May 2017
  • View All Reviews About Photos
    Has a Superb Picture Quality
    19 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Superb Picture Resolution
    11 people agree
    6 people disagree
    Has a Good Image Sensor
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    Very Good 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
    The Vast Majority of People Thought it Was Good for Video Capture

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

  • ... good, makes your face in photos flawless. The quality of photos and video is outstanding. Videos sound really good and the stability top of the line. I'm ...
    Viviliz - Bestbuy.com 13 May 2016
  • ... 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
  • 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
  • Two People Thought it Takes Good Landscape Photos
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    One Person Thought it is Good for Portraits
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    How Good Are Sony Cameras?

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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Higher than average megapixels
    6000 x 4000 pixels image 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
    Has a GPS
    Has a touchscreen
    Has a tripod mount
    Features noise reduction
    Supports Full HD video
    Has an HDMI
    6000 x 4000 still image resolution
    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Features flash exposure compensation
    Shorter than average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    Supports Wi-Fi
    Very large maximum aperture number
    Features smile detection
    Higher than average display resolution
    400 battery life
    Has a built-in speaker
    Has a self-timer
    Shorter than average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    Bigger than average digital zoom
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) lock
    Has an auto Exposure (AE) lock
    Average weight
    Average display diagonal
    Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution

    What the Reviews Say

    Most people thought the Sony Alpha A5100 was robust
    The majority of people thought it had a good battery life
    9 out of 10 people thought this digital camera was good in terms of size
    8 out of 10 customers thought it was well designed
    The vast majority of owners thought it was easy to use
    More than 20 people thought it had good technical features
    Some people thought it was easy to connect to other devices
    The majority of people thought it was OK when it came to noise level
    8 out of 10 owners thought the Sony Alpha A5100 had a lens that was good
    6 out of 10 people thought it had a good screen or viewfinder
    9 out of 10 people thought it produced good quality pictures
    The vast majority of people thought it was good for video capture
    Two people thought it had a good flash
    Higher Than Average Megapixels

    The megapixels of the Alpha A5100 of 24.3MP is very high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 4% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 15MP.

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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 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.

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    Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    Across all the digital cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000. The Alpha A5100's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 is in the highest 14% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Larger Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

    The minimum aperture number of the Alpha A5100 of 3.5 is larger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 83% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Has an Image Stabiliser

    The Sony Alpha A5100 has an image stabiliser. 69% of cameras also have an image stabiliser.

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    Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

    Cameras have camera shutter speeds of between 0.000016s and 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.01s. The camera shutter speed of the Sony Alpha A5100 of only 0.00025s is in the shortest 26% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Has a Built-in Flash
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    The Alpha A5100 has a built-in flash, as do 70% of cameras.

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    Average Weight
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    The Alpha A5100's weight of 224g is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 57% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Has a GPS
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    The Alpha A5100 has a GPS. 91% of digital cameras do not have a GPS.

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    Has a Touchscreen

    The Alpha A5100 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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    Has a Tripod Mount

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

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    Features Noise Reduction

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

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    Supports Full HD Video
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    The Alpha A5100 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 82% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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    Has an HDMI

    The Alpha A5100 has an HDMI, which is unusual. 63% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI.

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    6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

    The highest still image resolution supported by the Alpha A5100 is 6000 x 4000. That's 71% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4320 x 3240. In addition, this camera supports a still image resolution of 6000x4000, 4240x2832, 3008x2000 plus 7 more values. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 4592x3064 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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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 Near Field Communication (NFC)

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

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

    The Alpha A5100's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 75mm is shorter than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the shortest 5% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Supports Wi-Fi
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    The Sony Alpha A5100 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 74% of digital cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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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 cameras. It is in the largest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Features Smile Detection

    The Alpha A5100 features smile detection. 89% of digital cameras do not feature smile detection.

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    Average Display Diagonal
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    The Alpha A5100's display diagonal of 3" is fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 57% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Higher Than Average Display Resolution

    The display resolution of the Alpha A5100 of 922,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 20% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The display resolutions of cameras range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 570,000 pixels.

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    400 Battery Life

    The Sony Alpha A5100 is a camera that takes 400 shots battery life.

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    Has a Built-in Speaker

    The Sony Alpha A5100 has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. 92% of digital cameras do not have a built-in speaker.

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    Has a Self-Timer

    The Alpha A5100 has a self-timer, unlike 84% of digital cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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

    The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Alpha A5100 of only 24mm is in the shortest 22% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

    The digital zoom of the Alpha A5100 of 8x is in the biggest 11% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Lock

    The Alpha A5100 has an Auto Focus (AF) lock. 71% of digital cameras do not have an Auto Focus (AF) lock.

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    Has an Auto Exposure (AE) Lock

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

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    Popularity

    The Sony Alpha A5100 has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 131 out of 491 digital cameras.
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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

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    The majority of people thought it was reasonably priced
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    Sony Alpha A5100 Release Date

    August 2014

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    Sony Alpha A5100 Specification

    Key Features
    Weight
    Camera Type
    Megapixels
    Picture Quality
    Still Image Resolution
    Maximum Image Resolution
    Sensor Type
    Image Formats Supported
    Image Sensor Size (W X H)
    Total Megapixels
    Sensor Format
    Supported Aspect Ratios
    Design
    Energy Star Certified
    Certification
    Colour
    Lens System
    Digital Zoom
    Minimum Aperture Number
    Maximum Aperture Number
    Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
    Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
    Lens Mount Interface
    Diaphragm Blade
    Filter Size
    Focusing
    Closest Focusing Distance
    Smile Detection
    Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
    Auto Focus (AF) Lock
    Auto Focus (AF) Points
    Focus
    Light Exposure
    ISO Sensitivity
    Light Exposure Modes
    Maximum ISO Sensitivity
    Minimum ISO Sensitivity
    Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
    Light Metering
    Light Exposure Correction
    Light Exposure Control
    Shutter
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
    Flash
    Flash Exposure Compensation
    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
    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
    GPS
    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
    Built-in Flash
    Interface
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    Lens System
    Sensor Resolution
    Aspect Ratio
    Technical Details
    Self-Timer
    Wireless Technology

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    sony a5100bodyblack1650mmpowerzoomlens, sony a5100bodybrown1650mmpowerzoomlens, sony deutschland gmbh ilce5100l, sony deutschland gmbh a5100, zhongyi zy85mmf12lensnex, canon codeilce5100lbcec, 4905524986822 ilce5100l, 4905524986761 ilce5100, ilce5100lwcec a5100, 4905524986822 a5100, sony ilce5100lbcec, sony ilce5100lw21, zn25mm f20 a5000, zn25mm f20 a6500, zn25mm f20 a5100, zn25mm f20 a6300, zn25mm f20 nex3, zn25mm f20 a600, sony ilce5100yw, zn25mm f20 nex5, zhongyi nex5n, sony n229910w, zhongyi nex5t, zhongyi nex5r, sony selp1650, sony e1650mm, zhongyi a7ii, zhongyi a7m2, canon a5100, sony f3556

    Barcodes

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