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Sony Alpha A5100L
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Sony Alpha A5100L Digital Camera

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

Average Expert Reviews

This Sony camera received an expert rating of 78% from Chip.de.

Good Quality Pictures

Some Sony Alpha A5100L reviewers agreed that it was able to produce good images. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Takes great photos, in both light”.

A few customers concluded that it had a good picture resolution. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Superb resolution and autofocus speed” in their review of this digital camera. Dp Review also wrote “Only six frames per second continuous shooting”.

One customer thought it had a good ISO range. Dp Review mentioned in their review of this digital camera on DP Review “Strong high ISO performance”.

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Good Size

Several Sony Alpha A5100L reviewers considered that the product was compact. Dp Review mentioned “Compact with 1650mm lens” in their Sony Alpha A5100L review. Dp Review also said “Tough with a compact body”. One Sony Alpha A5100L reviewer concluded that the product was thin. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Slim design” in their Sony Alpha A5100L review.

One Sony Alpha A5100L owner who bought it concluded that it was lightweight. Two years ago Dp Review said “Tiny and lightweight” in their Sony Alpha A5100L review.

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Good Product Quality

Several people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Dp Review mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Great image quality, fast autofocus speeds, tiltable LCD screen for taking selfies”. Dp Review also mentioned “Good image quality and colour”. Dp Review also mentioned “Great photo and video quality”.

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

MILC cameras built by Sony have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just MILC cameras) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.

Good Quality Lens

Four people mentioned that the Sony Alpha A5100L had a good autofocus. Dp Review said on DP Review “Quick focus and shutter response”. One Sony Alpha A5100L reviewer concluded that the Sony Alpha A5100L had a good lens.

Good Video Capture

Several Sony Alpha A5100L reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Dp Review said “Impressive video capture performance”. Dp Review also said “Advanced video filming capabilities”.

Nice Design

One Sony Alpha A5100L owner said in their reviews that this digital camera was a good design.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person concluded that it was noisy. Dp Review mentioned on DP Review “Strong noise reduction”.

Good Flash

One Sony Alpha A5100L reviewer considered that the Sony Alpha A5100L had a good flash.

Robust

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was strong and durable.

Easy to Use

One customer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Dp Review wrote in their review of this digital camera on DP Review “Comfortable to hold”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer concluded that the product had a good screen. Dp Review said in their Sony Alpha A5100L review on DP Review “180 tilt display”.

Quite High Megapixel

The average megapixel of cameras of this age and spec is 18MP. The Alpha A5100L has one of the higher megapixels (24.3 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age.

There are a number of alternative 24.3MP cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including the Alpha A5100 ($379.99), or the Alpha A6000 ($548.00) both from Sony which has better reviews.

If this Sony camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to consider the Sony ILCE-7R ($1,899.99) (36.3MP).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Alpha A5100L supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras which support wi-Fi and we think the Samsung 20 ($74.97), and the Nikon 1 J4 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Alpha A5100L has a built-in flash, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 ($299.95) which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you would prefer a camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Lumix DMC-GF2 ($299.95) (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Lumix DMC-GF6 ($533.99) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) both from Panasonic or the Leica M ($170.00) (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of cameras of a comparable age and type to the Alpha A5100L range from 2x to 150x, and the average digital zoom is 10x. With a digital zoom of 8 times zoom factor, the Alpha A5100L has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age.

We compared all the other 8x digital zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Sony Alpha A5100 ($379.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Stereo Audio System

This camera has a Stereo audio system, which is typical of many cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Alpha A5100L is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most commonly found HDMI connector type is Mini, but this HDMI connector type is not found on this Sony camera. The HDMI connector types Micro are also found on this camera.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Alpha A5100L has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 4240 x 2832, 3008 x 2000, 6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2400, 3008 x 1688, 8192 x 1856, 3872 x 2160 and 12416 x 1856 and 5536 x 2160.

This camera's still image resolution (6000 x 4000) is actually the best still image resolution across all comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Alpha A5100L.

The worst still image resolution across similar types of camera is 1024 x 768.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Sony Alpha A5100L is more than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this Sony camera.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

The least total megapixels of digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Alpha A5100L is 12MP and the most is 48MP. The Sony Alpha A5100L has one of the more total megapixelss (24.7 megapixels) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of digital cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A5100L is 15, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.7 to 40. The Sony Alpha A5100L has a fairly small maximum aperture number (36) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Eight White Balances

The Alpha A5100L has a greater number of white balance modes than most MILC cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of this type and age. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Incandescent", "Shade" and "Underwater" are also found on this digital camera.

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179 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

179 auto Focus (AF) pointss

Most cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Alpha A5100L have between 11 and 799 auto Focus (AF) pointss, including the Alpha A5100L which has 179 auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Sony Alpha A5100L is more than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has a Vivid photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on cameras of this age and spec. The photo effects "Black&White" is also found on this digital camera.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A5100L has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras of this age and type.

This digital camera's image resolution (6000 x 4000 pixels) is in fact the best image resolution across all similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Alpha A5100L.

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

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400 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Alpha A5100L is a camera that takes 400 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Supports Nine ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Alpha A5100L is more than most MILC cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Sony digital camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha A5100L. The ISO sensitivitys "100", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "25600" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Supports Two Power Source Types

The Alpha A5100L has a greater number of power sources than most similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Sony camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by digital cameras of this spec and age. The power source type "USB" is also supported by this camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Sony Alpha A5100L does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this age and type which support Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which also support Full HD video to this camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 ($299.95), or the Olympus PEN E-PL6 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Alpha A5100L, the Sony Alpha A5100L does not support video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a video capability and we think the Lumix DMC-GF2 ($299.95), or the Lumix DMC-GF5 ($362.99) both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Sony Alpha A5100L is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A5100L are also not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Lumix DMC-GF2 ($299.95), or the Lumix DMC-GF5 ($362.99) both from Panasonic which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony Alpha A5100L does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Alpha A5100L also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a GPS (satellite) and we think the 20 ($74.97), or the NX ($189.99) both from Samsung which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha A5100L, the Sony Alpha A5100L is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Sony Alpha A5100L does not have an image stabilizer, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Alpha A5100L also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Alpha A5100L has a greater number of flash modes than most MILC cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Sony digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras of this age and spec. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports Four Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Alpha A5100L is more than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This Sony digital camera supports a RAW camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by cameras of this type and age. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0", "Exif 2.3" and "MPF" are also supported by this camera.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony Alpha A5100L

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Sony Alpha A5100L has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Alpha A5100L.

Other 3" screen cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 ($299.95).

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth considering include the Leica T ($1,281.99) (3.7").

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Average Weight

With a weight of 224 grams, the Alpha A5100L has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

Alternative 224g digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include the Sony Alpha A5100 ($379.99) which has better reviews.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX300 ($599.95), and the Sony Alpha A7 II is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this Sony digital camera is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Leica M Monochrom ($5,898.00) (CCD) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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

Expert Reviews

(2)
27 November 2014

One of the most significant developments in digital photography has been the introduction of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras...

Fast autofocus
5.9fps burst shooting with tracking focus
Strong high ISO performance
Tilting touch-screen display
In-body flash
No EVF or EVF add-on capability
Display only tilts up and forward
Lacks microphone input
Some apps must be purchased
Requires in-camera battery charging
18 January 2016

Die Sony a5100 (Alpha 5100) gefällt im Test als schicke und kommunikative DSLM für Einsteiger, die von ihrer Kompaktkamera auf eine DSLM umsteigen möchten. Dank Zoomwippe fällt die...

Small yet sensible size, good picture quality overall, pointandshoot simplicity
180degree tiltangle screen for selfies
Kompaktowe (jak na bezlusterkowca) wymiary i waga, odchylany ekran, dua (pod wzgldem wymiarw) matryca APSC, mechanizm autofokusa oparty na fazie, dobra jako zdj do IS 1600, czno WiFi
Dobra jako zdj w szerokim zakresie czuoci, niski poziom szumw na zdjciach JPEG, dobry zakres i dynamika tonalna, wysoka zdolno rozdzielcza, mae, kompaktowe rozmiary, obecno kilku programowalnych przyc
Zoomwippe
Excess menu digging, no mode dials or standard function buttons, lowlight autofocus can't be pinpointed, distortion and excessive JPEG processing qualms
Kiepskie polskie tumaczenie menu, lepiej unika obiektywu kitowego, ograniczone dziaanie ekranu dotykowego, brak wizjera
Brak wbudowanego wizjera, brak stabilizacji matrycy, szumy na zdjciach RAW nieco wysze ni u konkurencji, mora widoczna w specyficznych sytuacjach na zdjciach i filmach, niewielka liczba przyciskw na k
Serienbildgeschwindigkeit
Autofokus bei Schwachlicht

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 4 June 2015 by Acoda

This camera is better than I imagined. It is the first camera I have owned that has interchangeable lenses. Its very small and light but just a little too big to stick in your pocket. The battery... Read more…

Easy to Use
Fast Shutter Speed
Good Battery Life
Large Clear LCD
Small Compact
Complicated Controls
No Viewfinder
Poor in Low Light
Short Battery Life
Cant See On Lcd If Sunny

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ilce5100, ilce5100l, ilce5100lb, tablet a5100, tablet a5100l
Barcodes 04905524986808

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