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Sony ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm Digital Camera

MILC 20.1MP CMOS 4x Oct 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Seven industry awards
Low price tag
Good set of features
13 Reviews

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Reviews

Seven Industry Awards

This camera received a "Recommended" award from websites Digitaltrends.com, Camera Labs and Vido.com.ua all of whom wrote that this high megapixel digital camera was good.

This high megapixel digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from both review sites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which decided that this Sony digital camera was very good.

This Sony digital camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both review websites Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com, both of which thought that this high megapixel digital camera was terrific.

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Average Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 79% based on thirty-seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 916 user reviews the average user rating of this Sony digital camera is exceptional. Over 94% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 23,045 owner and expert reviews (including 7,132 verified purchases) for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its high megapixel cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm has a self-timer, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

There are a number of other 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the Canon EOS 7D ($538.45), or the Nikon D810 which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Pentax 645Z ($6,188.88) (3.2"), or the Nikon D5500 ($466.89) (3.2") which is also higher rated.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm in April 2017.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Thirty-nine people wrote in their reviews that the Sony ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm had good technical guidance. Bhphotovideo.com said “Manual Semi-auto Focus”. Bestbuy.com said in their review of this digital camera “Easy instructions” . Three years ago expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “It can be used in manual mode.” in their review of this digital camera.


Power

Great Battery Life

Eighteen customers said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good battery life. Gadgetguy.com.au mentioned in their Sony ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm review “Great battery life”. Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of this digital camera “Rechargable battery” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Dezzzz said on Bhphotovideo.com “The battery life is great, I was able to take pictures at my nephews birthday party for 3 hours” in their review of this digital camera.

One person who reviewed it considered that it was quick to charge.

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Light Exposure

Supports Six ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Sony ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of this age and spec. The ISO sensitivities "1000", "2000", "4000", "8000" and "16000" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm has a batteries included, as do most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm has an HDMI, as do most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is the most frequently supported USB version on comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Camera

Features Brightness Adjustment

The ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm features brightness adjustment. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Live View

The ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm supports live view, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Features Histogram

The Sony ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm features histogram, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Audio

Features Noise Reduction

The ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm features noise reduction. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also feature noise reduction.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Noise Levels At ISO 800 and Above

Eight people wrote that it was noisy. Gadgetguy.com.au said eleven years ago “Noise levels at ISO 800 and above”. What Digital Camera mentioned “Noise reduction too aggressive at times”. Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of the Sony ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm “Slightly Noisy Shutter” but in spite of that they still gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

Eight people wrote that it was noisy. Gadgetguy.com.au said eleven years ago “Noise levels at ISO 800 and above”. What Digital Camera mentioned “Noise reduction too aggressive at times”. Bhphotovideo.com said in their review of the Sony ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm “Slightly Noisy Shutter” but in spite of that they still gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.


Good High ISO Images

Five hundred and eight people agreed that the Sony ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm was able to produce good images. Three years ago Pc Mag wrote on PC Mag “Good high ISO images”. Expert website Digitaltrends.com scored it 4 stars out of 5 and said “There are many photographers looking to step up their photography by moving to a” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com said “Compact camera produces sharp-looking pics" was originally published”.

Thirty people who reviewed it agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Gadgetguy.com.au scored it 80 out of 100 and said “Unlimited continuous shooting in JPEG mode” in their review of this digital camera. Amazon.co.uk said “Great Resolution” . Jimbo mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “It takes great shots I am a realtor use the camera a lot shooting condos great job”.

Twenty-one people said in their reviews that the product was good in low light. Scook scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote two years ago “It takes great photos in low light, even without a flash”. Te mentioned “A5000 absolutely has cool improvements, image quality, low light, wifi, controlling etc” in their review of this digital camera. Latics65 wrote two years ago “Pictures turned out fab even in low light thanks to the wonderful processor” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

Fourteen owners who reviewed this digital camera mentioned that it had a good image sensor. T3.com wrote “Hires APSC sensor”. Camera Labs mentioned “Low sensor noise levels” in their review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars out of 5. Half in said on Bhphotovideo.com “The simple fact is that the 1" sensor although much better than any other pocket camera, still does NOT perform like an APSC sensor”.

Five customers wrote in their reviews that the product was able to produce clear pictures. Three years ago Dee mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Good clarity in shots” in his review of this digital camera. Dee also wrote “Very good clarity” in his review. Lgoldieny rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “The focus and clarity is great” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Exposure Control

One customer thought it had good exposure controls. Two years ago Kjmor mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bestbuy.com “There are extensive manual exposure controls.”.

Good Video Capture

Fourty-six customers who reviewed the product considered that it was good for video recording. Last year Tanner S. said “It takes great picture and video” in his review of this digital camera. Mti Photography said in their review of the Sony ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm on Bhphotovideo.com “The Sony A5000 is a perfect compliment to my video equipment I use for MTI Photography” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Marnedog rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said two years ago “Fully capable of doing great video”.

Good Flash

Seventeen customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good flash. Lafepa wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Altough it has Flash the camera takes excelents night photos” and gave this digital camera a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Vadhi said on Bestbuy.com two years ago “Unlike older versions of the camera which has flash as an add-on, this a 5000 has built in flash that you could pop-up” in their review of this digital camera. Manisha said “The main things I love about this camera is that it has a pop-up flash (which you can adjust the intensity of the flash”.

Quick Autofocus

Fifty-one people who reviewed it wrote that it had a good lens. Macworld.com gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera on Mac World “Sony's smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera to date”. Goodgearguide.com.au gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Good Gear Guide.com.au “Sony's a5000 (model ILCE5000LB) is one of the smallest and lightest interchangeable lens cameras that you will find” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Photoreview.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Although not the smallest CSC available, with the 16-50mm kit lens it will fit reasonably comfortably into a jacket pocket or purse”.

Twenty-nine people said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Touch Focus On Phone” . Dxomark.com mentioned in their review of the Sony ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm “Although it lacks the on-chip PD-AF pixels required for faster autofocus of t”. Dezzzz rated the product a maximum of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “The autofocus is great”.

Twenty-two owners who reviewed it wrote that it had a good zoom. Macworld.co.uk mentioned “Large 20.1megapixel resolution from an equally big APSC sensor results in sharply detailed shots, tilting LCD screen, builtin flash, fairly priced kit with Power Zoom”. Expert review site Digitalone.com.sg mentioned “The review unit came in pink with the E-mount PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS kit lens, which has a powered zoom mechanism” in their review of this digital camera. Macworld.co.uk also mentioned “With the Power Zoom the price seems fair too” in their review.

Six owners said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good image stabiliser. Thimblyjina mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bestbuy.com “The stabilizer function is amazing” and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Samar mentioned “Its the best camera for a beginner with Crisp pictures and perfect image stabilization”. Gronnie rated it a maximum of 5 stars and said on Bestbuy.com “It has stabilization for my shaking hands”.

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Tilting Screen

Fourty-five owners concluded that the product had a good screen. Camera Labs wrote in their review of this digital camera “Articulated screen” . Digitaltrends.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Selfieshifting LCD screen”. Three years ago Pc Mag mentioned in their review of this digital camera on PC Mag “Tilting rear display” and scored the product 70 out of 100.

Nineteen owners who purchased the product agreed that it was mirrorless. Ephotozine.com wrote “Is one of the smallest APS-C sensor mirrorless cameras with a built in flash” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Pcmag.com said “The Sony Alpha 5000 is an affordable mirrorless camera that delivers excellent images.” and gave it a rating of 70 out of 100. Three years ago expert review site Digitaltrends.com said “The new 20.1-megapixel Sony Alpha A5000 mirrorless compact system camera (CSC) is very affordable”.

Eleven owners said in their reviews that the product had a good viewfinder. Two years ago J Bo mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It doesn't have a viewfinder and isn't quite small enough to put into my pocket for traveling, which is what I was naively looking for initially.” and gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Editorsteve scored the product 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Newer versions have eyelevel viewfinder and a fully articulated LCD screen”. Niegel said two years ago “And control the camera and use your phone as the viewfinder for the ultimate selfie experience! I went ahead” in their review of this digital camera.

One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it had an electronic viewfinder. Biggiestuff said on Bestbuy.com “Even models like the rx100 m3 come with an EVF which makes a huge difference in the sunlight”.

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Picture Quality

12416 X 1856 Still Image Resolution

The Sony ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm has a higher still image resolution than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has a 12416 x 1856 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 5456 x 3632, 3872 x 2576, 2736 x 1824, 5536 x 2160 and 8192 x 1856 and 3872 x 2160. The still image resolution of all digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera ranges from 640 x 360 to 6000 x 4000.

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Flash

Has a Pre-Flash

The ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm has a pre-flash, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera.

We compared all the other cameras with a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-RX100 ($448.00) is also worth considering.

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Smart TV

Good in Terms of Connectivity

Four people who purchased the product concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. Bhphotovideo.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Wireless Connectivity” in their Sony ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm review. Three years ago expert review site Whatdigitalcamera.com rated it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “Although the addition of Wi-fi and NFC connectivity are certainly welcome”. Photographyblog.com said in their review of this digital camera on PhotographyBlog.com also three years ago “It's also currently the world's smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera with built-in wi-fi connectivity”.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm supports video recording. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera also support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Sony ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm supports Full HD video. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago also support Full HD video.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Sony camera). 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 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Weight & Dimensions

Lightweight, Good Price

One hundred and ten customers who reviewed the Sony ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm thought it was compact. Three years ago expert website Techradar.com wrote “The Sony a5000 was the fourth compact system camera from Sony to appear after the company decided to drop its NEX name for E-mount cameras” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Photographyblog.com said in their review of this digital camera “The A5000 is the new entry-level model in Sony's range of compact system cameras” and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on expert website Trusted Reviews “The Sony A5000 is a very good everyday compact system camera that offers a lot for its entry-level price”.

Twenty-five customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was lightweight. Digitaltrends.com scored it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Lightweight, good price” in their review of this digital camera. Camera Labs gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and said “Compact, lightweight body”. Trustedreviews.com wrote on expert website Trusted Reviews “What is the Sony Alpha A5000? Sony continues to consolidate its cameras under the Alpha branding with the launch of the new lightweight Sony A5000” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

Twenty-four people who purchased this digital camera thought it was heavy and bulky. Two years ago Amazon.co.uk gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Professonal looking without being too bulky” in their review of this digital camera. Mike said on Bhphotovideo.com three years ago “Great camera to carry instead of a heavy DSLR”. Tufan wrote on Bestbuy.com two years ago “The reason I bought this camera was because my DSLR was too bulky and I need something that is portable” in their review of this digital camera.

Thirteen customers mentioned that the product was easy to carry around. Tman mentioned on Bestbuy.com “Great picture quality and easy to carry” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Will382 wrote three years ago “Its small and compact, light and easy to hold”. In April last year Dunney89 said on Johnlewis.com “An overall great camera that definitely competes with the entry level DSLR range and all in a neat small body that's easy to carry around”.

Six customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good size. Ilovecameras wrote “The nice size was small” in their review of this digital camera. Bookworm scored it a maximum of 5 stars and said “Has a nice size screen to look at when taking a picture” in their review of this digital camera. Jessicajess wrote on Johnlewis.com in April last year “Does everything, takes good photos, good size, very easy to use”.

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Heavy and Bulky

Twenty-four people who purchased this digital camera thought it was heavy and bulky. Two years ago Amazon.co.uk gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote “Professonal looking without being too bulky” in their review of this digital camera.

Mike said on Bhphotovideo.com three years ago “Great camera to carry instead of a heavy DSLR”. Tufan wrote on Bestbuy.com two years ago “The reason I bought this camera was because my DSLR was too bulky and I need something that is portable” in their review of this digital camera.

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Average Weight

The Sony ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm has a fairly standard weight (210 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Samsung NX1000 ($782.12) (217.7g).

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Design

Easy to Use

One hundred and ninety-six customers said that this digital camera was easy to use. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned in their review of the Sony ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm “Control Camera On Phone” . Amazon.co.uk wrote “Fast and easy to use”. Je said “It's easy to use, takes great photos” in their review of this digital camera.

Fourty-one customers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Digital Versus said “PASM settings in video mode” in their review of this digital camera. Bri scored it 80 out of 100 and said “I got Sony a5000 for my Daugther first camera it was easy for her to understand the menu and shoot awesome photos”. Lisausf2005 wrote “Easy to handle with easy camera modes/settings that is fairly easy to navigate”.

Eleven owners who reviewed it agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website Photographyblog.com wrote “A better handgrip and the more intuitive Alpha menu system”. Ed mentioned “The camera feels comfortable to hold and easy to operate” in his review of this digital camera. Wacomtablet mentioned three years ago “I'm still getting comfortable using rhe tablet” .

Seven customers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Alan 54 gave this digital camera a score of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “It was easy to set up & to understand the controls”. An anonymous reviewer mentioned three years ago “I had hoped it would be slicker and easier to set up in 2014” and scored it 80 out of 100. Formyfast wrote “Nice camera and very easy to set up and use” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

Four owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good interface. Straitstimes.com mentioned “Interface revue” in their review of this digital camera. Digital Versus wrote in their review of this digital camera “Uses the same graphic interface as Sony's RX cameras” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Virginia rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and she said two years ago “It has an easy-to-use interface and still provides the basic MSAP controls to allow beginner access to traditional camera functions”.

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Good Looking

Fourty-four customers who purchased the product wrote that it was good looking. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com said “Pretty Good Pictures” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Photoreview.com.au gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of the Sony ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm “The α5000 has a lot of advantages; it's small and light, takes nice-looking photos and movies”. Gary the Sailor said in his review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “If you are accustomed to film camera style dial controls, or prefer touch screen controls, though, look at another offering because the PASM”.

Seven customers thought it was well designed. Straitstimes.com said in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Design agrable” and gave this digital camera a rating of 80 out of 100. Vadhi gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Great picture quality, easy handling and sleek design are the highlights”. Vadhi also wrote “Looking at this a5000 in best buy store, I kinds loved the sleeker design and at an affordable price” in their review.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was rough. Two years ago Ken gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Of course, each of the Sony's has a personality with particular strong points and rough edges”. Spagettem mentioned on Johnlewis.com “I wasn't particularly rough!” in their review of this digital camera but even so they only rated it 3 stars out of 5.

Two people thought it was neat. Two years ago Grenius wrote “Being able to just set the camera on a table and press a button and have it transfer all the photos to the computer, arranged by date, was neat.” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

Two customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was ergonomic. Chuwyphotos scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on Bestbuy.com “Good in low light Good image quality Good ergonomics Great features Accessories for all you need Shoots in RAW” in their review of this digital camera. R. Adams mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It also has good ergonomics for video as well as a very quiet focus motor”.

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Very High Image Quality

Two hundred and fourteen customers who reviewed it wrote that it was good quality. Gadgetguy.com.au rated the product 4 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera eleven years ago “Very high image quality”. Three years ago Digital Versus said “Great picture quality up to 3200 ISO” and gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Bluray-Players.net mentioned six years ago “It will be well worth the money if you are looking for a mid-range Blu-ray player second to those of top quality” .

Compact Build

Twenty-seven people said in their reviews that it was well made. T3.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “Compact build” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Expert website Ephotozine.com wrote “The Sony Alpha A5000 is one of the more compact mirrorless cameras available with built in flash, particularly considering it has an APS-C CMOS sensor”. Ephotozine.com also wrote “The updated A5000 adds built in Wi-Fi and NFC, as well as a new 20.1 megapixel sensor, instead of the 16.1” in their review.

Five owners said in their reviews that the Sony ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm was strong and durable. Expert review site Reviewed.com wrote “It is making waves with its robust camera lineup”. Two years ago Hang Glider Pilot John mentioned “The α6000 offers more in customisable controls The simple "one axis" LCD flip mechanism is robust and covers 99% of needs - an easy thumb flick to allow stable, held low position”. Nando Cuca said on Amazon.co.uk “Pretty robust and the monitor screen that swivels up is a great feature” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Two owners who purchased the product wrote that it was good at resisting water ingress. Surfdude scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on Johnlewis.com “I love the flip out screen for taking low shots and all the important settings are available without diving through menus”. Techdoc wrote “We are serious outdoorspeople and the only advantage we could find in any DSLR otherwise was that Pentax sells several models which are water resistant”.

Two customers who bought it said that it was reliable. Two years ago Pleasure Pirate wrote “Easy to use and reliable, changing lenses is very easy, takes stunning images”. An anonymous author said on Johnlewis.com “Purchased about a month ago because basically I wanted to upgrade and try something other than my totally reliable Sony DSC-W300” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

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Features

Good Set of Features

Seventy-five customers considered that it had good features. Lordpercy.com mentioned “Good set of features” in their review of this digital camera. Lordpercy.com also wrote “Great audio features, aGPS addons” in their review. Expert website Gadgetexplained.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Sony Alpha A5000 is packed with so many built-in features such as sweep panorama, zebra, peaking”.


Lens System

Average Digital Zoom

The ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm has a fairly standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera.

There are a number of other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II ($1,475.00), or the Sony SLT-A99 ($3,099.99).

If you want a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Sony Alpha A5100 ($399.00) (8x).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony ilce5000lbcec, sony ilce5000ybcec, sony ilce5000ls, sony ilce5000lw, e3snilce5000lb, e3snilce5000lw, sony ilce5000k, sony 9sd5zs00, sony 9sd5za00, sony e1650mm
Barcodes 00006509704583, 00006536089031, 00027242874763, 00027242874770, 00311064910601, 00845251067231, 00845251067330, 03355830056282, 03355830056664, 03662362032906, 03662362032913, 03662362032920, 03662362032937, 03662362032944, 03662362032951, 03662362033033, 03662362033040, 03662362033057, 03662362033156, 03662362033163, 03662362033170, 03662362033187, 03662362033194, 03662362033200, 04056572580484, 04056572580507, 04056572580514, 04905524958102, 04905524958263, 04905524958270

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