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|Display Screen||3" Rear Screen Tilting LCD (460,800)|
|Battery||1x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.7VDC, 1080mAh|
|AC Power Adapter||AC-PW20 (Optional)|
|Weight||9.49 oz / 269 g with battery and memory card|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||4.3 x 2.5 x 1.4" / 109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7 mm excluding protrusions|
|Connectivity||HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB, USB 2.0|
|Continuous Shooting||Up to 3.5 fps|
|Self Timer||10 sec, 2 sec
Number of Shots: 3-5
|Software System Requirements||Windows: 7 (SP1), 8
Mac: OS X 10.6 or later
|Aperture||Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 36
|Focal Length||16 - 50 mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 24 - 75 mm
|Dimensions (DxL)||Approx. 2.63 x 1.19" (66.7 x 30.2 mm)|
|Filter Thread||Front:40.5 mm|
|Weight||4.09 oz (116 g)|
|Minimum Focus Distance||9.84" (25 cm)|
|Angle of View||83° - 32°|
|Lens Mount||Sony E-Mount|
|Dust Reduction System||Yes|
|Memory Card Type||Memory Stick Pro Duo
Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
|Camera Format||APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)|
|Pixels||Actual: 20.4 Megapixel
Effective: 20.1 Megapixel
|Max Resolution||20MP: 5456 x 3632|
|Sensor Type / Size||CMOS, 23.2 x 15.4 mm|
|File Formats||Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MP4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: AAC LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch
|Focus Mode||Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)|
|Autofocus Points||Contrast Detection: 25|
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Guide No.||13.12' (4 m) ISO100|
|Max Sync Speed||1 / 160 sec|
|Flash Compensation||-2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)|
|Metering Method||Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering|
|Exposure Modes||Modes: Aperture Priority, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Movie, Programmed Auto, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Superior Auto, Sweep Panorama
Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 20.0
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
|White Balance Modes||Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater|
|Burst Rate||Up to 3.5 fps at 20.1 MP for up to 15 frames
Up to 2.5 fps at 20.1 MP for up to 27 frames
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 100-16000|
|Shutter||Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/4000 sec, Bulb Mode
|Resolution||1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 50 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
1440 x 1080: 30 fps, 25 fps
1280 x 720: 30 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps, 25 fps
|Aspect Ratio||4:3, 16:9|
|Video Clip Length||Up to 29 Min|
|Audio Recording||Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo|
|Video Recording||Yes, NTSC/PAL|
While the A5000 does feature a host of improvements on the camera it replaces – namely the NEX-3N – there are still areas at which it is slightly let down.
Wi-fi addition; Improved metering; Low price tag
Poor LCD screen; Noise reduction too aggressive at times
The Sony A5000 is an upper entry-level compact system camera with a 20.1 Megapixel APS-C sensor. It replaces the NEX-3N, the company having now dropped the NEX label. Sony describes the A5000 as being the World's smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera with built-in Wifi - that's the case for...
Excellent image quality., Low sensor noise levels., Compact, lightweight body., Articulated screen., Built-in Wifi with NFC., Downloadable apps.
No built-in viewfinder or optional accessory., No touch-screen., No hotshoe / accessory port., Very limited customisation options.
With its 20.1MP APS-C sensor and $499 kit price, the Sony Alpha A5000 is a no-brainer recommendation. This would be an excellent move for those of leaving the land of compacts for an interchangeable lens camera. That said the A5000 does have its limitations as we’ve detailed.
The A5000 provides one of the easiest and most accessible routes to achieving more professional-looking shots for anyone upgrading from a smartphone. Gavin is a Macworld U.K. contributor who has written about digital photography since 1997 and was editor of a slew of photographic titles including...
Sharply detailed shots, Tilting LCD screen, Built-in flash
No viewfinder, No hotshoe
Sony a5000 review: Sony’s beginner CSC adds Wi-Fi and a better processor, but is it enough? Find out in our Sony a5000 review video. 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.
Sony's A5000 targets entry-level users for the mirrorless bandwagon.
I bought this for my 14 year old daughter thinking she might get bored with it so I could then use it as a back up to my Nikon gear.. so that finally happended and I find myself carrying the Sony around daily. Its light, easy to use and has great battery life.
Easy to Use, Good Battery Life, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Small / Compact
Lag / Shutter Delay
Fast and reliable camera with great image quality and features. Basic lens is limited in it's ability to zoom, but it's great knowing we can purchase a different lens if needed. We're very happy with this purchase.
Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small/Compact
limited zoom with standard lens.
I love all the little extras but dig threw in with the camera. 3 different filters to choose from, a carrying bag, and microSB to hdmi cable, lens cleaning ♥♥♥♥, screen covers, a 32 gb memory card and more !
Hard to get used to. There are many different modes that will change your picture a lot. Also little settings to change make your picture a lot different.
Great camera that takes awesome quality photos and has a ton of options. Purchased for my mom who is not the most tech savvy person but this cameras easy to use functions and large display screen and easy menus has her excited about photography and she can't put it down
Easy to use, quick to learn, great for entry level or people wanting a small powerful unit
No view finder, screen only aiming, which isn't so bad unless it's really bright outside or you catch a glare on the screen. Stock lens could use a little more zoom.
Fantastic camera and I love that you can have a camera with a flip up lcd. It is great for the price and being you can find many lenses out there, it is tough to be for the price. Fantastic photos and great for picking up audio as well.
Great camera for backpacking! Not much heavier than my point-and-shoot, but takes pictures like an SLR.
Small, Lightweight, Dependable, Veratile
Not waterproof, Extra lenses add weight
Excellent camera. Easy to learn. Great focus, fast shooting, good zoom, perfect skin tones. A light, compact yet powerful camera. It does everything I need.
I like my ilce-5000. Good choice. Light weight, easy use. With two battery pack I use to long time. Pix quality is very nice in this category. My ex cam a Sony HX300 is pure quality to my ilce5000. HX300 and a5000 dame are 20Mpixel.
Much more lightweight camera than I anticipated! Excellent!