Sony Alpha A5000 vs Sony Alpha A7

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Sony Alpha A5000
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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
14 smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a maximum aperture of 36, but the Sony Alpha A7 is only a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (14 bigger).
12mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a minimum focal length of 24mm, whereas the Sony Alpha A7 is a 36mm minimum focal length digital camera (12mm longer).
99% lighter Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 is a 210g digital camera. That's 206g lighter than the Sony Alpha A7 (416g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Significantly shorter Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a height of 62.8mm, however the Sony Alpha A7 is a 94.4mm tall digital camera (31.6mm taller).
A lot thinner Edit
Sony Alpha A5000 is 35.7mm deep, but the Sony Alpha A7 is a 48.2mm deep digital camera (12.5mm thicker).
Narrower Edit
Sony Alpha A5000 is 109.6mm wide, but the Sony Alpha A7 is a 126.9mm wide digital camera (17.3mm wider).
6x lighter lens weight Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 is a 160g lens weight digital camera. That's 814g lighter than the Sony Alpha A7 (974g).
Two times shorter lens length Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a lens length of 45.7mm, but the Sony Alpha A7 is a 111mm lens length digital camera (65.3mm longer).
Smaller lens diameter Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 is a 60.8mm lens diameter digital camera. That's 22.2mm smaller than the Sony Alpha A7 (83mm).
User reviews are moderately better
Based on 161 reviews, the Sony Alpha A5000 has an average user review score of 91%, whereas the Sony Alpha A7 has an average rating of 90% (based on 574 reviews).
13 Reasons For
18% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has a megapixel count of 24.3MP, however the Sony Alpha A5000 is only a 20.1MP digital camera (4.2MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Image stabiliser Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has an image stabiliser, but the Sony Alpha A5000 does not have an image stabiliser. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

4.3MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has a total megapixel count of 24.7MP, whereas the Sony Alpha A5000 is only a 20.4MP digital camera (4.3MP less).
7x smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 19.2 smaller than the Sony Alpha A5000 (2.8).
29% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 is a 105mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 30mm longer than the Sony Alpha A5000 (105mm).
Nine diaphragm blades Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 is a nine diaphragm blades digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A5000 only has seven diaphragm blades.
Ninety-two more auto focus points Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has 117.00 auto focus points, however the Sony Alpha A5000 only has 25.00 auto focus points.
9,600 higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has a maximum ISO speed of 25,600, but the Sony Alpha A5000 is only a 16,000 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 lower).
460,800 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has a display resolution of 921,600 pixels, whereas the Sony Alpha A5000 is only a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (460,800 pixels lower).
£213 cheaper
The Sony Alpha A7 costs £77.41, whereas the Sony Alpha A5000 is £289.99.
Available from 9 shops
The more retailers stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Fifteen more awards
The Sony Alpha A7 has 22 awards, however the Sony Alpha A5000 has 7 awards.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 98 expert reviews, the Sony Alpha A7 has an average review score of 87%, but the Sony Alpha A5000 has an average rating of 79% (based on 68 reviews).

Reasons Against

13 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a megapixel count of 20.1MP, but the Sony Alpha A7 is a 24.3MP digital camera (4.2MP higher). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Does not have an image stabiliser Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 does not have an image stabiliser, however the Sony Alpha A7 has an image stabiliser. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

22% less total megapixel count Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a total megapixel count of 20.4MP, however the Sony Alpha A7 is a 24.7MP digital camera (4.3MP more).
Larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 is a 22 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 19.2 larger than the Sony Alpha A7 (2.8).
40% shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 is a 75mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 30mm shorter than the Sony Alpha A7 (105mm).
Only seven diaphragm blades Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has seven diaphragm blades, however the Sony Alpha A7 only has nine diaphragm blades.
Ninety-two less auto focus points Edit
The number of auto focus points on the Sony Alpha A5000 is 25.00, but the Sony Alpha A7 only has 117.00 auto focus points.
9,600 lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a maximum ISO speed of 16,000, whereas the Sony Alpha A7 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 higher).
Vastly lower display resolution Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels, however the Sony Alpha A7 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera (460,800 pixels higher).
£213 more expensive
The Sony Alpha A5000 is more expensive than the Sony Alpha A7 by £212.58.
Fewer sellers
Only 18 stores sells the Sony Alpha A5000, but 27 retailers sell the Sony Alpha A7. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony Alpha A5000 has received 7 awards, the Sony Alpha A7 has received 22 awards.
Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Sony Alpha A5000 is only 79%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony Alpha A7 is 87% (based on 98 reviews).
10 Reasons Against
14 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has a maximum aperture of 22, however the Sony Alpha A5000 is a 36 maximum aperture digital camera (14 smaller).
12mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has a minimum focal length of 36mm, but the Sony Alpha A5000 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera (12mm shorter).
50% heavier Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 is a 416g digital camera. That's 206g heavier than the Sony Alpha A5000 (416g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

A lot taller Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 is a 94.4mm tall digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A5000 is a 62.8mm tall digital camera (31.6mm shorter).
A lot thicker Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has a depth of 48.2mm, however the Sony Alpha A5000 is a 35.7mm deep digital camera (12.5mm thinner).
14% wider Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has a width of 126.9mm, however the Sony Alpha A5000 is a 109.6mm wide digital camera (17.3mm narrower).
84% heavier lens weight Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 is a 974g lens weight digital camera. That's 814g heavier than the Sony Alpha A5000 (974g).
Vastly longer lens length Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has a lens length of 111mm, however the Sony Alpha A5000 is a 45.7mm lens length digital camera (65.3mm shorter).
Bigger lens diameter Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 is an 83mm lens diameter digital camera. That's 22.2mm bigger than the Sony Alpha A5000 (83mm).
Slightly Lower user review Score
The Sony Alpha A7 has an average user rating of 90%, but the Sony Alpha A5000 has an average user rating of 91% (based on 161 reviews).

Awards

7 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
vido.com.ua: Recommended
22 Awards
3dnews.ru: Editor's Choice
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Silver
Ephotozine: Editor's Choice
ferra.ru: Editor's Choice
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
gagadget.com: Recommended
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
Imaging Resource.com: Dave's Pick
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 6 Star
onfoto.ru: Gold
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
Pocket Lint: Recommended
tek.no: Recommended
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Manufacturer's Warranty

2 Years No data

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel Count
20.1MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 5456 x 3632
 3872 x 2176
 2736 x 1824
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 5536 x 2160
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 5456 x 3632
 3872 x 2176
 2736 x 1824
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 5536 x 2160
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 3872 x 2160
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
BEST
 3:2
Image Format
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
23.2 x 15.4 35.8 x 23.9
Total Megapixel Count
20.4MP 24.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture
36
BEST
22
Minimum Aperture
22 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
75mm 105mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
36mm
Focal Length Range
16 - 50 24 - 70
Fixed Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm
Lens
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure
9/8 17/13
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 Sony E
Diaphragm Blades
7 9
BEST
Filter Size
40.5mm 77mm
Lens Mount
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.25m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Point
25 117
BEST
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 100
 200
 320
 3200
 64
 400
 640
 6400
 25600
 25
 100
 200
 320
 3200
 64
 400
 640
 6400
 25600
 25
Maximum ISO Speed
16,000 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100 100
Auto Exposure Lock
 Auto exposure lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Hi-speed sync
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Pre-flash
 Hi-speed sync
Flash Guide
4m Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Recharging Time
3s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
Resolution and Capture Speed
 1440x1080@25fps
 1440x1080@25fps
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Display Resolution
460,800 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.71x
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Cloudy
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Cloudy
 Flash
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Neutral
Self-Timer
2,10 10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
 Anti-dust function
Unknown - Click to provide data
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
BIONZ X Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Sports
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
210g
BEST
416g
Height
62.8mm
BEST
94.4mm
Depth
35.7mm
BEST
48.2mm
Width
109.6mm
BEST
126.9mm
Lens Weight
160g
BEST
974g
Lens Length
45.7mm
BEST
111mm
Lens Diameter
60.8mm
BEST
83mm
Weight Including Battery
269g
BEST
474g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium
BEST
 Lithium
Battery Size
NP-FW50 NP-FW50
Battery Capacity
1,080mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
420 shots Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Cable
 USB
 Micro-USB
BEST
 USB
 Micro-USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
 Carrying case

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
- Multi / Micro USB terminal Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimension
62.8 x 109.6 x 35.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
16 - 50 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
3.5 - 5.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Panorama Mode
 Panorama mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Range
30 - 1/4000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100)
4 m at ISO 100 Unknown - Click to provide data
E-Mount Lens Compatible
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Point Auto Focus (AF)
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focus
 Manual focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Out
 HDMI out
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Cable
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 3:2

Technical Details

Apps
Yes - PlayMemories app Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Continuous Shooting
Continuous mode: 2.5 fps,Speed priority continuous shooting: 3.5 fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Continuous Shooting Speed (max)
2.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Diagonal
3.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life
Approx. 420 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In WiFi
Yes Unknown - Click to provide data
Other Features
180° adjustable angle,Resolution: 460800 dots Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Cap Included
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Port
 USB port
Unknown - Click to provide data
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