The Sony a5000 is Sony’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera to date. Included in its compact body is a 20MP APS-C image sensor and a convenient built-in flash. The LCD can tilt 180 degrees – ideal for self-portraits – and a zoom lever on the body of the camera for easier one-handed operation. There is also intelligent a new Auto Object Framing mode, which helps the user compose more aesthetically pleasing photos. Built-in wireless sharing with one-touch NFC connectivity lets you upload to Facebook and more, directly from the camera.
Sony Alpha a5000 20.1 MP SLR Camera
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- 20.1 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- ISO 100-16000 selectable in 1 EV steps, Auto (100-3200)
- Full HD 1080/60i/24p video AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
- Up to 3.5 FPS continuous shooting
- Built-in pop-up flash
- 3-inch 180-degree tilting LCD with 460,800 dots
- Raw and Raw + JPEG shooting
- Focus peaking
- Compatible with Sony NEX E-Mount lenses and Sony/Minolta/Konica Minolta Maxxum A-mount lenses via optional LA-EA1/LA-EA2 adapter
- Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
- SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo Memory
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||5456 x 3632|
|Other resolutions||5456 x 3064, 3872 x 2576, 3872 x 2176, 2736 x 1824, 2736 x 1536|
|Image ratio w:h||3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||20 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||20 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.2 x 15.4 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100 - 16000|
|White balance presets||9|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, standard|
|Optics & Focus|
|Digital zoom||Yes (2X)|
|Number of focus points||25|
|Lens mount||Sony E (NEX)|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||TFT LCD with 180 upward tilt|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Flash range||4.00 m (at ISO 100)|
|Flash modes||Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction|
|Continuous drive||3.5 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)|
|Exposure compensation||±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)|
|WB Bracketing||Yes (3-shot)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60i/24p), 1440 x 1080 (25 fps), 640 x 480 (25 fps)|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (micro HDMI)|
|Wireless notes||802.11 b/g/n with NFC|
|Remote control||Yes (via smartphone)|
|Battery description||NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and USB charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||420|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||269 g (0.59 lb / 9.49 oz)|
|Dimensions||110 x 63 x 36 mm (4.33 x 2.48 x 1.42″)|
|Timelapse recording||Yes (requires downloadable app)|
Lotta bang for the buck
With excellent image quality in a compact camera, I'm favorably impressed with my first day shooting the a5000. I chose this to replace my first gen DSC-RX100. That camera has served pretty well, but there are times with the 1" sensor just can't give me what I need. I'm a pro and use a D800 as my primary camera, D7100 converted to IR for fine art stuff. But I don't always have them with me, so it's important to carry something good enough to get opportunistic shots I can sell in galleries or ...
Best Camera I've ever had !!!!!
I will start by saying that im not a pro photographer, this camera has impressed me alot for the size, looks and features. The only problem that i encounter is that it lacks alittle bit of speed in dark seens and sometimes on the sun the pictures come out kind of bright but there is ways to adjust the brightness before taking pictures. other than that, the pictures that this camera takes are unbelievable. i would say that this is a great buy for the amount of money that i pay for. I would ...
A great camera.
I am not a pro photographer but over the last 15 years have owned a bunch of point and shoot digital cameras. In the last few years I have been shooting event with my iPhone to much disappointment. Although it is incredibly handy, my Wife and I needed something that could better document our lives and work. The Sony Alpha a5000 is a great performer. The E 3.5-5.6/PZ 16-50 OSS lens a sufficiently quick with enough speed to catch our kids running around. There are times when I wished it ...
Love This Camera!
This was a stray that come in to my life and now I'm in love with it! It is fun to use and offers pretty good quality around the centre with the PZ 16-50 lens. The extra Sony apps makes it a bit more pro, where you don't have those options on other brands. Pros: Fun! Small Good AF Selfies! Cons: Flash exposure Grip a bit small
Camera For Beginner
Hi Friends, I am planning to buy a camera ( I am a beginner in photography , I have used only point and shoot cameras). Planning to by an Entry Level SLR or Mirrorless Camera. I am consider Following Sony A5000- Cheaper Mirrorless from Sony, easy to use. Nikon D3200 – Hard it is good camera for a beginner. Nikon D3300 – Nikon D5100 Could you please suggest me one from this, I am more inclined towards DSLRs. I was almost decided to by D3200 , but again got confused with my own research L. Thanks, Arun
There isn't that much difference. I'd be tempted by the d5100 because it is probably going to be cheaper, have a slightly nicer body and a pretty good sensor. My brother down-sized his large semi-pro DSLR for a Nikon d3100 since he is a avid hiker, wanted a lower weight and the ability to use his existing lenses. His photos are very good. Any of the cameras on your list will work well enough. They will allow you to learn what you need to know to take excellent photos (if you put in the time to learn). Be patient with yourself. Take lots of photos. Experiment with different settings. Have fun. I didn't recommend a specific model because there is not enough difference to make one. If you have a preference, get that one. Buy an extra lens if you want to have some more fun like the Nikon 35mm f/1.8g is a good add-on for low-light and some group-shots. Continue Reading
I think Nikon D3200 is best. also you may check my signature, Continue Reading
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Interested in object photography, thinking about a a5000 as my first real camera
Hi everyone. I've become increasingly interested in photography the last years, and especially object/macro photography, but I'm currently only shooting with my phone (xperia Z). I went through my dropbox camera folder recently and was totally dejected by what I saw there. Every picture is grainy, lacks colour-depth and has "too much background". I got a lightbox a few months ago, hoping it'd give me more hours of the day to take pics, but it seems the phone's sensor is "corrupted" by the lighting conditions outside the lightbox (and it can't handle the white or black background). Here's 2 unedited pics from my 2 latest shoots: Bunny taken during a sunny morning: https://flic.kr/p/oRPeW5 (and one of the few pics from that shoot that's not too bright/washed out by too much light) Figma taken during the night: https://flic.kr/p/oRR5NK Edited version of last pic where I've compensated more than enhanced (:S): https://flic.kr/p/oD4Yge I'm kinda in a position now where I want to either ...
So you'll be shooting stuff that stays still, maybe even in a studio environment? Not surprising. Phone cameras, apert from their technical limitations, are designed to get as much into the picture as possible with a wide angle. Definitely a studio environment.! Surprisingly good considering your equipment and lack of experience. For your studio-style shooting you don't need 'a camera that's good at low-light' but some simple lights and a tripod. Similarly you need to be able to focus manually and control the exposure effectively. If your outside shooting has any special requirements then tell us about them. Is that likely to be in low light? Are we talking social pictures (parties, evenings in the bar....) or stuff like landscapes, architecture... So that's for non-studio shooting. Do you have any particular subjects in mind? Choose the camera you need in terms of its photographic capabilities. If you also get wifi then it's a bonus. Transferring from an SD card to a computer -- ... Continue Reading
There is an almost infinite choice with a Sony mirrorless camera. That includes all the classic Nikon macro equipment, such as the PB-4 bellows. I have used mainly Nikon lenses with my Sony 5N. The AI lenses work extremely well. As Sony seem to bring out an updated camera every week, I think development of the E mount range is not a worry. The A mount reflex cameras may have a more limited future. Continue Reading
And I use Nikkors with my Fuji X-E1. That doesn't mean that it is as easy to work with as having native kit. Just the small matter of having automatic stop-down to shooting aperture rather than either focusing stopped down (less good for critical focus) or stopping down manually after focusing (time you can't afford if shooting live subjects) makes a big difference. Maybe not a worry this year. The owners of A mounts probably thought the same way. I don't know how long Fuji will support the X mount that I use, but Nikon have about the best track record of any manufacturer for maintaining compatibility. Continue Reading