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Sony Alpha A5100L Digital Camera

MILC 24.3MP CMOS Aug 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Count Image Stabiliser Sensor Type 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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Average Expert Reviews

This Sony digital camera received an expert rating of 78 out of 100 from Chip.de.

Good Quality Pictures

A few people said in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A5100L was able to produce good images. Dp Review said in their review of this digital camera on DP Review “Takes great photos, in both light”.

A number of people thought the Sony Alpha A5100L had a good picture resolution. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Superb resolution and autofocus speed” in their review of this digital camera. Dp Review also wrote “Only six frames per second continuous shooting”.

One Sony Alpha A5100L owner considered that the product had a good ISO range. Dp Review mentioned two years ago “Strong high ISO performance” in their Sony Alpha A5100L review.

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Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Sony MILC digital cameras have good ratings on average and across all digital cameras Sony is one of the better rated brands.

Good Size

Two Sony Alpha A5100L owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was compact. Dp Review mentioned in their review of this digital camera two years ago “Compact with 1650mm lens”. One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was thin.

One person who reviewed the product said that it was lightweight. Dp Review mentioned on DP Review “Tiny and lightweight” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Product Quality

Four people considered that it was good quality. Dp Review mentioned in their review of the Sony Alpha A5100L on DP Review “Great image quality, fast autofocus speeds, tiltable LCD screen for taking selfies”. Dp Review also mentioned “Good image quality and colour”. Dp Review also mentioned “Great photo and video quality”.

Good Quality Lens

Several Sony Alpha A5100L reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good autofocus. Dp Review wrote “Quick focus and shutter response” in their review of this digital camera. One customer thought the product had a good lens.

Good Video Capture

Three Sony Alpha A5100L reviewers said in their reviews that the product was good for video recording. Dp Review said in their review of this digital camera on DP Review two years ago “Impressive video capture performance”. Dp Review also mentioned “Advanced video filming capabilities”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Sony Alpha A5100L owner mentioned in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A5100L was noisy. Dp Review said on DP Review two years ago “Strong noise reduction”.

Nice Design

One Sony Alpha A5100L owner wrote in their reviews that it was a good design. Dp Review wrote “Slim design” in their review.

Good Flash

One person who reviewed it thought it had a good flash.

Robust

One Sony Alpha A5100L reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Dp Review mentioned on DP Review “Tough with a compact body”.

Easy to Use

One Sony Alpha A5100L reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was comfortable and easy to hold. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Comfortable to hold” in their review of the Sony Alpha A5100L.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Sony Alpha A5100L owner said in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A5100L had a good screen. Dp Review mentioned “180 tilt display” in their review of the Sony Alpha A5100L.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this digital camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Alpha A5100L supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Alpha A5100L which do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available which you might want to consider including the Samsung NX2000[plb_2085238_price], the Sony NEX-5[plb_2154751_price], or the Fujifilm X-E2[plb_1963114_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

The Alpha A5100L has one of the higher megapixel counts (24.3 megapixels) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age. The megapixel counts of MILC digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Alpha A5100L range from 2.3MP to 46MP.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha A5100L, the Alpha A5100L has a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Olympus Pen E-PL5[plb_1840381_price], the Fujifilm X-E2[plb_1963114_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7[plb_2013856_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Alpha A5100L supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Alpha A5100L.

We compared all the other cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX2000[plb_2085238_price], the Olympus Pen E-PL5[plb_1840381_price], and the Sony NEX-5[plb_2154751_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This digital 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 were launched more than two years ago. 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 Sony camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm X-E1[plb_1555146_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper); or the Olympus Pen E-PL5[plb_1840381_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Fujifilm X-E2[plb_1963114_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated).

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The Alpha A5100L has one of the bigger digital zooms (8 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The smallest digital zoom of cameras of this spec and age is 1x and the biggest is 14x.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on MILC digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Samsung NX2000[plb_2085238_price], or the Sony NEX-5[plb_2154751_price] which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm X-E1[plb_1555146_price] which is cheaper.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The Alpha A5100L has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. Most digital cameras of this age and type have a 2736 x 1824 still image resolution. In addition, this camera 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. The best still image resolution of all similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Alpha A5100L is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Alpha A5100L is more than most cameras of this age and type. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this Sony camera.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Sony Alpha A5100L has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This digital camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Stereo Audio System

This digital camera has a Stereo audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on MILC digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

The Alpha A5100L has one of the more total megapixel counts (24.7 megapixels) amongst MILC digital cameras of this age. MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A5100L have total megapixel counts of between 12MP and 48MP, and the average total megapixel count is 19MP.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture

At 36, the Alpha A5100L has a fairly small maximum aperture compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The average maximum aperture of MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A5100L is 14, and the maximum apertures range from 1 to 36.

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Has Eight White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony Alpha A5100L is more than most cameras of this age and spec. This Sony digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on MILC digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Alpha A5100L. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Incandescent", "Shade" and "Underwater" are also found on this Sony camera.

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179 Auto Focus Points

179 auto focus points

The Alpha A5100L is a 179 auto focus point digital camera.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Alpha A5100L has a higher image resolution than most MILC digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras that were launched around the same time as it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution.

This digital camera's image resolution (6000 x 4000 pixels) is actually the best image resolution across all digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha A5100L.

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

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400 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Alpha A5100L is a camera that takes 400 shots shots per battery charge.

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Supports Nine ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Alpha A5100L is more than most MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a 200 ISO speed, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Alpha A5100L. The ISO speeds "100", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "25600" are also supported by this digital 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 typical of many digital cameras of this type and age. 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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Narrow

With a width of only 109.6 millimeters, the Alpha A5100L is fairly narrow compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Alpha A5100L. Across all the MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Alpha A5100L the widths range from 98mm to 170mm, and the average width is 120mm.

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Supports Two Power Sources

The number of power sources supported by the Sony Alpha A5100L is more than most MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by cameras of a similar age and type to the Alpha A5100L. The power source "USB" is also supported by this Sony camera.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most commonly found focus on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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8 Reasons Against

Price Has Recently Increased by £79.00

In the last 43 days the price of the Alpha A5100L has increased by £79.00.

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Alpha A5100L does not support video recording, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Alpha A5100L also do not support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support video recording including the Olympus Pen E-PL5[plb_1840381_price], the Sony NEX-5[plb_2154751_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7[plb_2013856_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most MILC digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Alpha A5100L are not 3D compatible. The Alpha A5100L is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Samsung NX2000[plb_2085238_price], the Olympus Pen E-PL5[plb_1840381_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7[plb_2013856_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Alpha A5100L does not have a GPS. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha A5100L also do not have a GPS.

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Not Waterproof

The Alpha A5100L is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the Alpha A5100L are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Alpha A5100L does not have an image stabiliser, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other MILC digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Alpha A5100L also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Sony Alpha A5100L has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Sony digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on MILC digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Alpha A5100L. 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 Sony Alpha A5100L has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Alpha A5100L. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0", "MPF" and "RAW" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony Alpha A5100L

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Sony digital camera was released.

Average Screen Size

The Sony Alpha A5100L has a fairly average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Alpha A5100L.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including the Olympus Pen E-PL5[plb_1840381_price], the Fujifilm X-E2[plb_1963114_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7[plb_2013856_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 224 grams, the Sony Alpha A5100L has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Olympus Pen E-PL5[plb_1840381_price] (279g), the Sony NEX-5[plb_2154751_price] (218g), or the Samsung NX2000[plb_2085238_price] (228g) which also has a higher rating.

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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
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
Full HD 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
USB Connector Type
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
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Aspect Ratio
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker
Self-Timer

Expert Reviews

(2)
27 November 2014

One of the most significant developments in digital photography has been the introduction of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras...

Fast autofocus
5.9fps burst shooting with tracking focus
Strong high ISO performance
Tilting touch-screen display
In-body flash
No EVF or EVF add-on capability
Display only tilts up and forward
Lacks microphone input
Some apps must be purchased
Requires in-camera battery charging
18 January 2016

Die Sony a5100 (Alpha 5100) gefällt im Test als schicke und kommunikative DSLM für Einsteiger, die von ihrer Kompaktkamera auf eine DSLM umsteigen möchten. Dank Zoomwippe fällt die...

Small yet sensible size, good picture quality overall, pointandshoot simplicity
180degree tiltangle screen for selfies
Kompaktowe (jak na bezlusterkowca) wymiary i waga, odchylany ekran, dua (pod wzgldem wymiarw) matryca APSC, mechanizm autofokusa oparty na fazie, dobra jako zdj do IS 1600, czno WiFi
Dobra jako zdj w szerokim zakresie czuoci, niski poziom szumw na zdjciach JPEG, dobry zakres i dynamika tonalna, wysoka zdolno rozdzielcza, mae, kompaktowe rozmiary, obecno kilku programowalnych przyc
Zoomwippe
Excess menu digging, no mode dials or standard function buttons, lowlight autofocus can't be pinpointed, distortion and excessive JPEG processing qualms
Kiepskie polskie tumaczenie menu, lepiej unika obiektywu kitowego, ograniczone dziaanie ekranu dotykowego, brak wizjera
Brak wbudowanego wizjera, brak stabilizacji matrycy, szumy na zdjciach RAW nieco wysze ni u konkurencji, mora widoczna w specyficznych sytuacjach na zdjciach i filmach, niewielka liczba przyciskw na k
Serienbildgeschwindigkeit
Autofokus bei Schwachlicht

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 4 June 2015 by Acoda

This camera is better than I imagined. It is the first camera I have owned that has interchangeable lenses. Its very small and light but just a little too big to stick in your pocket. The battery... Read more…

Easy to Use
Fast Shutter Speed
Good Battery Life
Large Clear LCD
Small Compact
Complicated Controls
No Viewfinder
Poor in Low Light
Short Battery Life
Cant See On Lcd If Sunny

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers tablet a5100, tablet a5100l
Barcodes 04905524986808

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