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Sony Alpha A5100 Digital Camera

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MILC 24.3MP 3.1x Aug 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Release Date
- 24.3MP Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor- BIONZ X engine for superb detail and noise reduction- Fast Hybrid AF with 179 phase-detection points- 180 tiltable LCD screen for perfect self-portraits- Wi-Fi... More
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44 Reasons For

Nine Industry Awards

This Sony camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by Tomsguide.com, Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com all of whom wrote that this digital camera was exceptional.

Three more expert review sites thought that this digital camera was good. This MILC camera received an Ephotozine "Highly Recommended" award and the editor of Gagadget.com gave it a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement. This Sony camera also received an "Easy to Use" award from Ua.gecid.com who thought it was straightforward to use.

This Sony camera received an "Essential" award from PhotographyBlog.com, it received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com and Chip.com.my gave it an "Outstanding" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on thirty expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews this camera has an average expert rating of 82%.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, Alpha A5100 owners rated this digital camera as brilliant.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several people who bought this digital camera thought it was mirrorless. Toaster mentioned in their review last year “If you are considering a compact mirror-less camera this Sony is a great place to start, so small”. Ephotozine.com scored this digital camera 5 stars and said in their Sony Alpha A5100 review on expert website Ephotozine “Is one of the smallest APS-C sensor mirrorless cameras with a built in flash”. Ephotozine.com also mentioned “The Sony Alpha A5100 is one of the more compact mirrorless cameras available with built in flash, particularly considering it has a 24megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor”.

Some customers who reviewed the Sony Alpha A5100 reckoned that it had a good screen. D Deacon gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review on Amazon “The LCD screen is quite clear”. D Deacon also mentioned “Personally I like the articulated LCD screen - it lets me shoot from angles I would find hard with a DSLR”. Funk gave this digital camera a rating of 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “The flip up screen is good for selfies”.

Several Sony Alpha A5100 owners who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good viewfinder. Last year Amazon Customer wrote “A view finder would bring great benefits.” and scored it 4 stars. Yichen Ruan wrote on Amazon “Not bad if it can have a view finder is better”.

One Sony Alpha A5100 reviewer reckoned that it had an electronic viewfinder. D Deacon mentioned in their review of the Sony Alpha A5100 on Amazon “The A6000 version of this camera has an EVF”.

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Good Video Capture

A number of customers who reviewed it said that it was good for video recording. "nobody" rated the product 4 stars and said on Amazon “Best camera I had, Video recording is impressive”. David S. Wilson mentioned on Amazon “It has a dual movie recording system which records 2 files, one in high quality”. I. Mcintosh gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this digital camera “HtmlThe movie mode is a great feature”.

Good Quality Lens

Some customers who bought it concluded that it had a good autofocus. Bruce wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon two years ago “The autofocus is very good and very fast - faster than my DSLRs! It is quite sophisticated.”. David S. Wilson mentioned “To get the best out of this superb sensor & autofocus package you need to use some better lenses” in his review of this digital camera. Ezorfa said in their Sony Alpha A5100 review on Amazon “Fast autofocus and tracking (best in class” and scored the product very highly.

Several people who reviewed the product thought it had a good lens. In November last year A. Webb said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Since returning home I've also tested it with a Sony E-Mount Macro lens, with spectacular results”. D. D. Smail rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “The included 16-50 lens is OK.” in their review. Funk mentioned “You get a full size lens” .

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good zoom. Kitty K mentioned “The zoom is amazing (comparing to the other cameras I had) it's very clear” and rated it 5 stars.

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Good Quality Pictures

Fourty-five people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. A. Barnes wrote “The small size, great photo's it produces.I like it so much I just bought some lights for product”. Adam_sexton101 rated the product 5 stars and said in their review of the Sony Alpha A5100 on Amazon “Not a single picture disappointed”. Alan Hawkins mentioned “Excellent camera totally rate excellent pics and vids” in his review.

Fourteen Sony Alpha A5100 owners who reviewed it concluded that it had a good image sensor.  wrote on Amazon “A full frame sensor is 1.5 times larger, with an area twice that of an APS-C” and scored this digital camera very highly. Two years ago Bruce said in his review on Amazon “High Quality Sensor and Lenses make this Worth Considering” and rated it 80 out of 100. David S. Wilson wrote on Amazon “The latest PDAF sensor system (which works better at tracking moving objects that my DSLR)” and gave the product a very good review.

Some people who purchased the product agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Bruce said in his review of the Sony Alpha A5100 on Amazon “It has the same 24.3 megapixels that you would only expect in the DSLR”. D Deacon mentioned two years ago “It has a large sensor - that of a modern DSLR - and a great IQ when shooting in RAW mode”. Kris mentioned in his review of this digital camera “The camera is able to select the best mode for the scene you are shooting at” and rated this digital camera 4 stars.

Two Sony Alpha A5100 owners who purchased the Sony Alpha A5100 thought it was good in low light. Two years ago Petemac wrote “Low light results are exceptional” in their review. Toaster mentioned in their Sony Alpha A5100 review on Amazon “However, image quality so far, is phenomenal, especially in low light (though I thought that about the NEX-5n too)”.

One person said in their reviews that it was able to produce clear pictures. D. D. Smail wrote on Amazon “Picture and colour clarity are very good”.

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Good Size

A number of people who purchased it thought it was compact.  said in their review of the Sony Alpha A5100 on Amazon “We now have a modern breed of miniature DSLRs which are light”. Carl S Murray mentioned “Picture quality from the DSLR sized sensor in a small compact body, travelled to Hungary with it” and scored the product 4 stars. Two years ago Funk gave the Sony Alpha A5100 a score of 4 stars and said on Amazon “The body is the same size as a normal compact”.

Some Sony Alpha A5100 reviewers who purchased it mentioned that it was a good depth. W T scored it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Anyway, I'd highly recommend this - colours and depth are amazing”. One person said in their reviews that it was a good body shape. Bruce wrote “What you notice first about this camera is how small it is - the body is about half the size of my latest DSLR” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

One Sony Alpha A5100 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was heavy. One Sony Alpha A5100 owner considered that it was a good size.

One customer concluded that it was lightweight. Two years ago Jeff said on Amazon “Which you always knew you were carrying to this lightweight 396gs which can almost.”.

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Good Support

Nine people who purchased it concluded that it had good technical guidance. Bruce mentioned on Amazon “The big "feature" here is that the screen on the back tilts fully upright - this doesn't help with glare (I tried all angles” in his Sony Alpha A5100 review. D Deacon scored the product 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review of this digital camera “The 'peak' function is a great help with these in that it highlights where the greatest ciontrast is in the image - assists focus via the LCD”. Jeff wrote in his review of this digital camera “You soon get used to it.I'm not a photography buff so can't help anyone technically” and rated this digital camera as very good.

Good Product Quality

Several Sony Alpha A5100 owners concluded that the Sony Alpha A5100 was good quality.  wrote on Amazon “This, above any measure of megapixels, is what gives a camera the ability to take good quality pictures”. Agentassassin rated this digital camera 5 stars and mentioned in their Sony Alpha A5100 review on Amazon “Fantastic camera with exceptional image quality”. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “I have been using the camera for a few weeks now and the picture quality is first class” in their review of the Sony Alpha A5100.

Easy to Use

Several customers who bought the Sony Alpha A5100 concluded that it was easy to use. Two years ago  wrote in their review of the Sony Alpha A5100 on Amazon “There is full manual control if required” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.  also mentioned “I prefer not to use that unless I really have to”. Amazon Customer said “Shooting modes are quite intuitive although it would have been nice to have a physical dial on the top to speed the process up”.

A few Sony Alpha A5100 owners reckoned that the product was easy to use the menus.  mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The range of settings and programs is impressive” in their review of the Sony Alpha A5100 and rated the Sony Alpha A5100 5 stars. D. D. Smail said in their Sony Alpha A5100 review “Colour clarity are very good and with many menu options and effects to play around with, this could suit a beginner in auto mode to a bit more advanced” . I. Mcintosh wrote on Amazon “The menus are very easy to follow”.

Three people who reviewed it agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. I. Mcintosh mentioned on Amazon “Feels very comfortable in your hands”. I. Mcintosh also wrote “I like to be able to hold a camera out or up in the air to try”. Totallydubbedhd wrote two years ago “The only way to get the A5100 to focus on something close, was to hold the camera a good 25-30cm away”.

One Sony Alpha A5100 owner who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it had a touch sensitive screen. Nathan.b mentioned “Finally the screen is touch sensitive” in their Sony Alpha A5100 review.

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Robust

A number of Sony Alpha A5100 owners mentioned that this digital camera was well made. A. Webb said on Amazon “Feels well made”. Bruce he said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Feels quite solid and weighty”. C. M. Coar said “The build quality feels good and I am pleased with the colour in the photos I have taken so far.I really like the wide angle I get with this” in their review of the Sony Alpha A5100.

Reasonably Priced

A number of Sony Alpha A5100 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was good value for money. A. Barnes wrote on Amazon in November last year “Great pics at a great price”. A. Webb wrote “Firstly, Sony has scrimped on value by not supplying a lens hood”. Adam_sexton101 said in November last year “Pro DSLR's that are 10x the price”.

Some people wrote in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A5100 was a bargain for the price. In November last year A. Webb gave the product a score of 5 stars and said “A bargain, at Amazon Warehouse prices”. Boothy gave it an excellent review score and said on Amazon also in November last year “What a bargain !”. D Deacon rated it 4 stars and mentioned two years ago “As with all the NEX type cameras, they have access to a wealth of fantastic cheap old manual lenses by the likes of Canon, Pentax, Nikon etc” in their review of the Sony Alpha A5100.

One Sony Alpha A5100 owner who bought it mentioned that it was cheap. Chip.com.my wrote “The Sony Alpha 5100 interchangeable lens camera is a great option if you're new to photography, or just looking for an inexpensive option to a DSLR” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Technical Features

A number of people who bought the product said that it had good features. A. Webb scored it 5 stars and said “I say that because the A5000 model has lesser features and the A6000 model not that much more, yet at a huge difference in price” in their Sony Alpha A5100 review. Charlie Keeble wrote “Also has a lot of features and manual settings, battery life is great” and gave the Sony Alpha A5100 an excellent review score. Two years ago Christophe Stevens mentioned on Amazon “Light, advanced and manual features” in their Sony Alpha A5100 review.

Good Flash

Several people said in their reviews that the product had a good flash. Bernie G. mentioned on Amazon “Low level light shots come out great with out the flash” in his review. D Deacon gave the product a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Amazon “The built-in flash is useful”. D Deacon also wrote “As a fill flash it's fine”.

Good Connectivity

A number of Sony Alpha A5100 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera considered that it was wifi compatible.  mentioned on Amazon “Manual focus if you want to "shoot the stars." There is wireless connectivity, plus the camera can act as a hub to allow other devices to connect to it” in their Sony Alpha A5100 review. I. Mcintosh gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “The camera has built in wireless allowing you to push your photos to network enabled TV’s without the need for a cable” in their review of the Sony Alpha A5100. Expert website Photographyblog.com mentioned “The Sony A5100 is the world's smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C sensor, built-in flash and Wi-Fi connectivity” in their review of this digital camera.

Nice Design

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Bruce rated the product 4 stars and he said “Also the information given on the screen is in pretty small letters”. Nathan.b mentioned “The flip up screen is pretty good and it feels well build all round”. Nathan.b also wrote “The stock lens is pretty good and you can always replace it if you feel you want to progress”.

Two customers agreed that the Sony Alpha A5100 was neat. Bea said “This product arrived in immaculate condition and once i opened the box i couldn't even tell it was previously preowned” in her review of the Sony Alpha A5100. Toaster said “Also the shutter sound is a little less precise, making a slow flop sound compared with the 5n's neat click, another minor disappointment together with the slower continual shooting” in their Sony Alpha A5100 review.

One person who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was a good design. Two years ago Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Sony Alpha A5100 “Sony was the originator of whats become something of a standard design template for compact system c”.

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Good Brand

On average Sony MILC digital cameras have good ratings compared to other brands as do all digital cameras produced by Sony.

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Good Battery Life

Several people mentioned in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A5100 had a good battery life. Two years ago D Deacon wrote “Battery life is fine” and scored the product 80 out of 100. I. Mcintosh gave it a very good review and wrote in their review of the Sony Alpha A5100 on Amazon also two years ago “It’s charged via USB and battery life seems really good”.

Acceptable Noise Level

A few Sony Alpha A5100 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was quiet.  said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “I thought a mirror-less camera would be quiet.”. Reviewed.com mentioned “Sony's camera team has been on a tear in the past year and a half, quietly assembling one of the more enviable top-to-bottom lineups on the market” in their review.

Good Exposure Control

One Sony Alpha A5100 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera considered that it had good exposure controls.  said in their review of the Sony Alpha A5100 on Amazon two years ago “There is immediate access to exposure compensation, ASA speed, macro mode” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this digital camera is Full HD, which is typical of many MILC digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Supports Video Recording

The Sony Alpha A5100 supports video recording, which is unusual. Most of the other MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago do not support video recording.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 24.3 megapixels, the Alpha A5100 has a quite high megapixel count compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Alpha A5100. The average megapixel count of digital cameras of this spec and age is 17MP, and the megapixel counts range from 2.3MP to 46MP.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

Unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Alpha A5100 which do not support WiFi connectivity, the Sony Alpha A5100 supports WiFi connectivity.

Alternative cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper cameras such as the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony Alpha A5100 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Alpha A5100.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including cheaper cameras such as the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price].

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price].

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Supports Full HD Video

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Alpha A5100, the Alpha A5100 supports Full HD video.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this MILC camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many MILC digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] which is cheaper.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A5100 has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. Most digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution. This Sony camera also have still image resolutions of 4240 x 2832, 3008 x 2000, 6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2400, 3008 x 1688, 8192 x 1856, 3872 x 2160 and 12416 x 1856 and 5536 x 2160. Across all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Alpha A5100 the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Alpha A5100 has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Sony digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A5100. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this camera.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Sony Alpha A5100 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This Sony digital camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on cameras of this type and age.

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Stereo Audio System

This camera has a Stereo audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on digital cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

The total megapixel counts of comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 12MP to 48MP, and the average total megapixel count is 19MP. The Sony Alpha A5100 has one of the more total megapixel counts (24.7 megapixels) amongst MILC digital cameras of this age.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture

The Alpha A5100 has a fairly small maximum aperture (36) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The biggest maximum aperture of cameras of this type and age is 1, the smallest is 36, and the average maximum aperture is 14.

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179 Auto Focus Points

179 auto focus points

The Sony Alpha A5100 is a 179 auto focus point camera. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Alpha A5100 have between 11 and 246 auto focus points.

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Has Eight White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Alpha A5100 is more than most MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras of a similar type and age to the Alpha A5100. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Incandescent", "Shade" and "Underwater" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A5100 has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

This digital camera's image resolution (6000 x 4000 pixels) is actually the best image resolution across all MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A5100.

A 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution is the worst image resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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400 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Alpha A5100 is a camera that takes 400 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other cameras of this type and age take between 220 and 649 shots per battery charge.

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Supports Nine ISO Speeds

The Sony Alpha A5100 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Sony digital camera supports a 200 ISO speed, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Alpha A5100. The ISO speeds "100", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "25600" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Supports Two Power Sources

The number of power sources supported by the Sony Alpha A5100 is more than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by cameras of this age and type. The power source "USB" is also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

MILC digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Alpha A5100 have minimum focal lengths of between 10mm and 42mm, and the average minimum focal length is 26mm. The Sony Alpha A5100 has a quite short minimum focal length (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha A5100.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most frequently found focus on comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras of a comparable age and type to the Alpha A5100 are not 3D compatible. The Alpha A5100 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Digital cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Alpha A5100 do not have a GPS. The Alpha A5100 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS to this digital camera and we think the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Alpha A5100 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not have an image stabiliser. The Alpha A5100 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

The Sony Alpha A5100 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (only 75 millimeters) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The maximum focal lengths of digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 27mm to 300mm, and the average maximum focal length is 100mm.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Alpha A5100 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of this type and age. This Sony digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of this spec and age. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports Four Camera File Systems

The Alpha A5100 has a greater number of camera file systems than most MILC digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A5100. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0", "MPF" and "RAW" are also supported by this digital camera.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony Alpha A5100

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the Alpha A5100 over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Alpha A5100 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 8 times zoom factor, the Alpha A5100 has a fairly standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 224 grams, the Alpha A5100 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Alpha A5100.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] (284g and cheaper).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Format
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Point
Focus
Smile Detection
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Built-In Processor
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating System/software
System Requirements
Packaging Content
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27 November 2015

The $500 Sony a5100 is the entry level camera in Sony's Alpha line. It has a 24 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor ? the same style of sensor found in entry level DSLRs. I reviewed the a5100 with the... Read more…

19 January 2015

The Sony A5100 won't appeal to all as it's sometimes fussy to use given its lack of control dials. If that's what you're after then look to the Sony A6000 which caters for such needs, along with...

11 December 2014

Sony's a5100 entry-level mirrorless camera packs a DSLR-size sensor in a compact body, delivering high image-quality and fast shooting. Who it's for: Novices who want to develop advanced...

Tomsguide.com

28 November 2014

Byline : by fazri nuhaThough Sony seems to be pushing the selfie aspect via a flipscreen concept, the Sony Alpha A5100 does more than just selfies. One of the most under-rated things about... Read more…

13 November 2014

The lack of a viewfinder will always be an issue for photographers who live in the Southern Hemisphere where clear skies and bright sunlight can make LCD screens unreadable. Aside from that, the...

Photoreview.com.au

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Reviewed 2 February 2015 by Jerry
Jerry would recommend the Sony Alpha A5100

This little camera blows my 70D out of the water. I could not believe the video quality I was getting compared to my full size dSLR. I had to test and check over and over. At ISO3200 the image is... Read more…

Reviewed 28 September 2014 by Ralph in Alaska
Ralph in Alaska would recommend the Sony Alpha A5100 (Verified Purchase)

This camera is small, light and handy. It takes great pictures and video. It does exactly what it's advertised to do. I use it mainly for handheld video and with a grip it is the ultimate 'run and... Read more…

Reviewed 9 January 2015 by RastaCook

Be warned, if you are considering buying this camera as an upgrade from any other previous NEX line camera you will be disapointed. Sony decided to remove the extremely useful quick "function... Read more…

Reviewed 12 December 2014 by Max
Max would recommend the Sony Alpha A5100 (Verified Purchase)

My 3rd Sony mirrorless camera. Had NEX-F3 then NEX-3N and now the a5100. It's a great upgrade from the 3N. - Autofocus is really fast which is perfect for taking pictures of my toddler - 6 fps for... Read more…

Reviewed 11 October 2015 by JofLA

To be clear up front, we looked at this camera primarily for use shooting video. We produce documentary programming for several networks including National Geographic and Discovery, and our prime... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers ilce5100, ilce5100l, tablet a5100, sony ilce5100, tablet a5100l, sony vp833343, sony ilce5100y, sony ilce5100b, sony ilce5100l, sony ilce5100yb, sony ilce5100lb, sony ilce5100bc, sony ilce5100lw, sony ilce5100lt, sony ilce5100bce, sony ilce5100lwc, sony ilce5100ltc, sony ilce5100ybc, sony ilce5100lbc, sony ilce5100ybce, sony ilce5100lbce, sony ilce5100bcec, sony ilce5100lwce, sony ilce5100ltce, sony ilce5100lbcec, sony ilce5100lwcec, sony ilce5100ltcec, sony ilce5100ybcec
Barcodes 00027242882362, 00616348082358, 03662362041106, 04905524986761, 04905524986808, 04905524986815, 04905524986822, 04905524986983

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