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 (NEX)
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


User Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
  • Denis of Whidbey Island, Jul 10, 2014 GMT:
    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 ...

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Questions & Answers


Sony a5000 question- stuck on B&W

Hello friends, I have a sony alpha 5000. It just recently started shooting in only black and white when in the manual modes. How do I switch it back to color shots? Thanks in advance

johnsonalexm asked
1 month ago



Samsung NX300 w/18-55 or Sony NEX-6L/B w/16-50

A few weeks ago at a conference I won a $500 Amazon gift card. I decided to buy a small interchangeable lens camera. I set a max budget of $550. I spent several weeks reading a lot of reviews and decided to get a Samsung NX300. I looked at several cameras in my price range, mainly Olympus and lower end Sony's a5000 and a few above my range (Fuji X-M1). I decided I did not want to go over my budget and I wanted one with a good kit lens. I purchased a NX300 last week and I think the price was pretty good $539 w/18-55 lens. One of the reasons I purchased the Samsung was the lens. Several reviews said the 18-55 was one of the best kit lenses. I like quite a few of the images I have seen. The one worry I had was the lack of view finder, but was not concerned I use my GS4 and my current P&S very successfully without a viewfinder. But my first long shoot last week made me a little concerned. I found the NX300 a little harder to use in bright light than I thought it would be, but granted it ...

Greenville asked
1 month ago


I thin EVF is very important. However Samsung has 2 unquestionable advantages: - excellent touch interface. if you use touch to shot then you know what I mean. if you don't - please try. - excellent lens collection incl. very good pancakes. Sony has nothing comparable. It has few good primes but bigger end much more expensive. I would say if you only see camera then go for NEX6. If you consider buying into a system and acquire more lenses, then stay with samsung. Continue Reading

arbuz answered
1 month ago

Thanks Allan, I read your post about the Vikuiti anti glare screen when researching the camera. I wish they were a little easier to get in the States. I am a little surprised on how reflective the screen is on the NX300. I get a lot more reflection than I notice on my older Canon P&S. I do like how the camera handles and I like the size. I was pretty sure it was the camera I wanted, I almost never return items. I am just not sure about the camera right now. Continue Reading

Greenville answered
1 month ago

As I think, if you want to use kit zoom only, NEX-6 is better, considering the lesser current cited price and the smaller size of the kit lens. If you are interested in acquiring additional primes then NX300 is better choice, but I consider 600$ to be unreasonable at the moment. Continue Reading

Xoden answered
1 month ago


A5000 EVF options

Does anyone know if the A5000 will accept the Sony optional EVF?

4 days ago


As the A5000 does not have the expantion port of the Nex5x cameras ther is:nonway you can use 4he optional EVF. You will findmthat the A5000 is:more like a Nex 3x then like a Nex5x. Continue Reading

nevercat answered
4 days ago

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