Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Camera Kit with 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ Lens

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Key Features

  • 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

Product Description

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.


Body type
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)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Bionz X
ISO Auto, 100 - 16000
White balance presets 9
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, standard
Optics & Focus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes (2X)
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 25
Lens mount Sony E
Focal length multiplier 1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 460,800
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT LCD with 180 upward tilt
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type None
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes
Flash range 4.00 m (at ISO 100)
External flash No
Flash modes Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction
Continuous drive 4 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
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)
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60i/24p), 1440 x 1080 (25 fps), 640 x 480 (25 fps)
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone Stereo
Speaker None
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
HDMI Yes (micro HDMI)
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11 b/g/n with NFC
Remote control Yes (via smartphone)
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
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)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes (requires downloadable app)
GPS None

Questions & Answers


Best NEX/Alpha for beginner?

Hey! I'm a point-and-shoot guy who'd like to get into the world of mirrorless. There's a shop near me that's selling an open-box NEX-5R (with the 18-55mm) and a new NEX-3N (with the 16-50mm) at the same price, about $350. Google tells me these are decent prices! Should I jump on one of these, or should I wait for the a5000/a6000 and pick up one of those? Are the differences between the models going to be something a beginner notices? I want to do general-purpose and low-light/concert photos for the most part. I've read a ton of reviews and previews but I figure this is the place I'll get the informed answer.

Syntactic asked
1 month ago


The 5R or the A6000 should do fine, it will depend on if you really want the EVF, me, I wouldn't buy a camera without one ever again. The main thing is to get something that does a good job with auto, and enough manual features to take control as you learn the why's and how 's and both do that, but the A6000 has more buttons and dials to keep the advanced user happy, so it should serve you well for a good number of years. Continue Reading

Lightshow answered
1 month ago

Basics You are getting Nex 5r for $350. A6000 will come for $800. I would say get the Nex 5x and go for more lenses for the remaining money. As you are from point and shoot, so even basic mirrorless would be a very big change for you. Learn to shoot in Aperture mode, develop good composition skills and then go for advanced cameras. Having said that A6000 AF is miles ahead of Nex 5 and Nex 3. If you want to shoot fast moving subjects , go for A6000 Continue Reading

Abhayks answered
1 month ago

The Nex-5r actually has pdaf in some situations. Not saying it's as good as the A6000 but it can be fast doing af in my experience. If you're in the USA, $350 for that Nex-5r is a very good deal. $350 for the Nex-3n isn't. You can get it new for $300. Or the A3000 for $300. Continue Reading

semifast answered
1 month ago


NEX5T ,NEX6 or A5000?

I'm considering buying a mirrorless camera, as I will need a camera for school projects and vacations, I do not need the versatility that a DSLR gives me, so I would rather have a fairly compact camera. The NEX6 was my first goto, as it included the pancake 16-50 lens, which the NEX5 at that time didn't include. However now that the NEX5T includes it, I have been considering getting that camera instead. But now that the A5000 has been released, I am again questioning which purchase to go for. I love the built in flash in the NEX6, and the A5000 seems to include it as well, I'm not a fan of carrying it on the side, as I would have to with the NEX5T. Which camera would you choose? Jacob

jacobtc asked
1 month ago


They're all perfectly capable cameras, but there is nothing you have said that makes one a better choice that the others beyond your own desire for a built-in flash and a cost. I would suggest that a viewfinder is a great benefit. I find operating a camera using an LCD tedious at best. Continue Reading

darklamp answered
1 month ago

What about the A6000? -- Good luck and happy shooting! Continue Reading

thebustos answered
1 month ago

The A6000 is about 300USD more expensive than the NEX6 in Germany :S Continue Reading

jacobtc answered
1 month ago

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