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Sony ILCE-5000
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Sony ILCE5000YB Digital Camera

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MILC 20.1MP 3x Dec 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Release Date
The world's smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera* Uncover every detail: a large 20.1 effective megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor captures more light for detailed images, rich in tone... More
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27 Reasons For

Top Seller

The ILCE-5000 is a popular choice of digital camera according to Amazon sales data.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 14,994 expert and user reviews, Sony has good reviews for its digital cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its MILC digital cameras range compared to other brands.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Supports WiFi Connectivity

The ILCE-5000 supports WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the ILCE-5000 do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras which support WiFi connectivity currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

The ILCE-5000 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in flash.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider including the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Full HD Video

Like most of the other MILC digital cameras that were released around the same time as the ILCE-5000, the ILCE-5000 supports Full HD video.

Alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might also want to look at include the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] which has better reviews.

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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 the most commonly supported memory card on MILC digital 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.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth looking at include the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Light

The average weight of cameras that came out around the same time as the ILCE-5000 is 310g. The Sony ILCE-5000 is one of the lighter similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago (only 210 grams) amongst cameras of this age.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] (284g) which is also higher rated.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on MILC digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price].

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Sony ILCE-5000 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most MILC digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector found on cameras of this spec 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 spec to it.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is the most commonly found camera shutter on MILC digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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12416 X 1856 Still Image Resolution

The Sony ILCE-5000 has a 12416 x 1856 still image resolution which is higher than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. Most MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. This Sony digital camera also have still image resolutions of 5456 x 3632, 3872 x 2576, 2736 x 1824, 5536 x 2160 and 8192 x 1856 and 3872 x 2160.

This digital camera's still image resolution (12416 x 1856) is actually the best still image resolution amongst all digital cameras of this type and age.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst still image resolution is 1024 x 768.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

Digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the ILCE-5000 have maximum apertures of between 1 and 36. At 32, the Sony ILCE-5000 has a fairly small maximum aperture compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ILCE-5000.

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Has Nine White Balance Modes

The Sony ILCE-5000 has a greater number of white balance modes than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Sony camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on MILC digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ILCE-5000. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Shade" and "Underwater" are also found on this camera.

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Quite Small Minimum ISO Speed

Across all the digital cameras of a similar type and age to the ILCE-5000 the minimum ISO speed range from 50 to 200. At only 100, the Sony ILCE-5000 has a quite small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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420 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to the ILCE-5000 take between 220 and 649 shots per battery charge, including the Sony ILCE-5000 which takes 420 shots per battery charge.

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Has One Image Editing Mode

The number of image editing modes found on the Sony ILCE-5000 is more than most cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has a Rotating image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on cameras that have been available for a similar time to the ILCE-5000.

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Very Big Image Effective Megapixels

The smallest image effective megapixels of cameras that have been around for more than two years is 16MP, the biggest is 21MP, and the average image effective megapixels is 17MP. When compared to other cameras of a similar spec and age to the ILCE-5000 that we have checked, the image effective megapixels of the Sony ILCE-5000 of 20.1 megapixels is one of the biggest.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on digital cameras of a comparable type and age 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 Six ISO Speeds

The ILCE-5000 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 200, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Sony camera. The ISO speeds 100, 1000, 2000, 4000, 8000 and 16000 are also supported by this camera.

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Narrow

Digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ILCE-5000 have widths of between 98mm and 170mm. The ILCE-5000 is fairly narrow (only 109.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the ILCE-5000.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the ILCE-5000 is more than most MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The auto focus "Single Auto Focus" is also featured on this Sony camera.

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TFT Display

The ILCE-5000 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most digital cameras of this age and type. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all MILC digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago the best display is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source

The ILCE-5000 has a greater number of power sources than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the ILCE-5000.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most commonly found focus on MILC digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of only 24 millimeters, the ILCE-5000 has a quite short minimum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. MILC digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the ILCE-5000 have minimum focal lengths of between 10mm and 42mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

Most cameras of this type and age do not support video recording. The Sony ILCE-5000 is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony ILCE-5000 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ILCE-5000 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras of this age and type do not have a GPS. The Sony ILCE-5000 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

Alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to consider include the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price].

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Not Waterproof

The Sony ILCE-5000 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ILCE-5000 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the ILCE-5000 does not have an image stabiliser.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The ILCE-5000 has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the ILCE-5000. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Only Four Flash Guides

The ILCE-5000 is a four flash guide digital camera. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age have between 4 and 16 flash guides.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Sony ILCE-5000 is more than most MILC digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Sony camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by cameras of a similar age and spec to the ILCE-5000. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "RAW" are also supported by this camera.

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Very Low JPEG Frame Rate

Digital cameras of this spec and age have JPEG frame rates of between 24fps and 60fps, and the average JPEG frame rate is 37fps. The Sony ILCE-5000 has a quite low JPEG frame rate (only 25 frames per second) compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the ILCE-5000.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The ILCE-5000 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras of a similar type and age to the ILCE-5000.

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Quite Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The average maximum camera shutter speed of cameras that came out around the same time as the ILCE-5000 is 43s. The ILCE-5000 has one of the shorter maximum camera shutter speeds (only 30 seconds) amongst cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony ILCE-5000

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Sony released the ILCE-5000.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Sony ILCE-5000 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the ILCE-5000.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 20.1 megapixels, the ILCE-5000 has a relatively typical megapixel count compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the ILCE-5000.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Sony ILCE-5000 has a relatively standard digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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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
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Auto Exposure Lock
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Live View
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery Size
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Wireless LAN Type
Technical Details
Image Processor
Built-In Speaker

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Product Identifiers

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