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Sony Alpha A5100L

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Sony Alpha A5100L

Sony Alpha A5100L
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A good spec and multi award winning MILC digital camera
MILC 24.3MP 6000 X 4000 Pixels CMOS Aug 2014
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Sony Alpha A5100L Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A5100L number 774 across all digital cameras.
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1 Review + 11 Awards
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Features
Good Features
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 86%.
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. View the latest cameras 2018.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average megapixels
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
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

Sony Alpha A5100L Video Reviews

How Big is the Sony Alpha A5100L?

The Sony Alpha A5100L is 109.6mm wide and 62.8mm tall. It is 35.7mm deep and weighs 224g.

Sony Alpha A5100L front dimensions
Sony Alpha A5100L size in context

Sony Alpha A5100L In-Depth Analysis

Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Alpha A5100L of 24.3MP is in the highest 4% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A5100L 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. Across all cameras the worst resolution is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 8256 x 6192 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Sony Alpha A5100L of 25,600 is higher than 85% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Average Weight

The Sony Alpha A5100L's weight of 224g is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 45% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Alpha A5100L has a built-in flash, as do 68% of digital cameras.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Alpha A5100L features noise reduction, which is unusual. 91% of digital cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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400 Battery Life

The Alpha A5100L is a digital camera that takes 400 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of all cameras is 12x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 810x. The digital zoom of the Alpha A5100L of 8x is in the biggest 12% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Alpha A5100L of 3" is pretty typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 66% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Alpha A5100L features flash exposure compensation, unlike 79% of cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony Alpha A5100L has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. 92% of cameras do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Sony Alpha A5100L is 6000 x 4000. That's over eight times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Alpha A5100L of 922,000 pixels is in the highest 21% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest display resolution of cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Alpha A5100L has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Features Smile Detection

The Alpha A5100L features smile detection. 89% of cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Sony Alpha A5100L has a touchscreen, unlike 83% of cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Alpha A5100L supports Wi-Fi, unlike 69% of cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Alpha A5100L supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 87% of cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This Sony digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the magnification depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of magnifications are possible with this camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony a5100lw, ilce5100lb

Barcodes:

04905524986808

Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony Alpha A5100L

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