Sony Alpha A5000 vs Sony Alpha A7 II

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Sony Alpha A5000
Sony Alpha A7 II

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
A lot shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28.5mm, however the Sony Alpha A7 II is a 42mm minimum focal length digital camera (13.5mm longer).
Lighter Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 is a 210g digital camera. That's 346g lighter than the Sony Alpha A7 II (556g). 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.

Lighter lens weight Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 is a 160g lens weight digital camera. That's 40g lighter than the Sony Alpha A7 II (200g).
14.3mm shorter lens length Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a lens length of 45.7mm, whereas the Sony Alpha A7 II is a 60mm lens length digital camera (14.3mm longer).
6% smaller lens diameter Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 is a 60.8mm lens diameter digital camera. That's 3.2mm smaller than the Sony Alpha A7 II (64mm).
Seventy more battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Sony Alpha A5000 is 420.00, but the Sony Alpha A7 II only takes 350.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

10 Reasons For
4.2MP higher megapixel Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II has a megapixel of 24.3MP, whereas 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.

More total megapixels Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II has a total megapixels of 24.7MP, but the Sony Alpha A5000 is only a 20.4MP digital camera (4.3MP less).
A lot smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II is a 36 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A5000 is only a 22 maximum aperture digital camera (14 bigger).
Three times smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II has a minimum aperture number of 3.5. That's 7.5 smaller than the Sony Alpha A5000 (3.5).
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony Alpha A7 II is 105mm maximum focal length. That's 67mm longer than the Sony Alpha A5000 (105mm).
A lot higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600, however the Sony Alpha A5000 is only a 16,000 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 lower).
30s longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Sony Alpha A7 II is 60s maximum shutter speed, but the Sony Alpha A5000 is only a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Hugely higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony Alpha A7 II is 1,228,800 pixels display resolution, but the Sony Alpha A5000 is only a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (768,000 pixels lower).
Expert reviews are a lot better
The Sony Alpha A7 II has an average expert review score of 89% based on 1 review, however the Sony Alpha A5000 has an average rating of 79% (based on 68 reviews).
User reviews are a little better
The Sony Alpha A7 II has an average user review score of 95% based on 22 reviews, however the Sony Alpha A5000 has an average rating of 91% (based on 161 reviews).

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
4.2MP lower megapixel Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a megapixel of 20.1MP, whereas the Sony Alpha A7 II 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.

Less total megapixels Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a total megapixels of 20.4MP, but the Sony Alpha A7 II is a 24.7MP digital camera (4.3MP more).
Significantly bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A7 II is a 36 maximum aperture digital camera (14 smaller).
69% larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a minimum aperture number of 11. That's 7.5 larger than the Sony Alpha A7 II (3.5).
67mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony Alpha A5000 is only 38mm maximum focal length. That's 67mm shorter than the Sony Alpha A7 II (105mm).
Vastly lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 16,000, however the Sony Alpha A7 II is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 higher).
Shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Sony Alpha A5000 is only 30s maximum shutter speed, but the Sony Alpha A7 II is a 60s maximum shutter speed digital camera (30s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony Alpha A5000 is only 460,800 pixels display resolution, but the Sony Alpha A7 II is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (768,000 pixels higher).
A lot Lower expert review Score
The Sony Alpha A5000's average expert rating is only 79%, however the Sony Alpha A7 II's is 89% (based on 1 review).
A little Lower user review Score
The Sony Alpha A5000's average user rating is 91%, however the Sony Alpha A7 II's is 95% (based on 22 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
A lot longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 42mm, however the Sony Alpha A5000 is a 28.5mm minimum focal length digital camera (13.5mm shorter).
Heavier Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II is a 556g digital camera. That's 346g heavier than the Sony Alpha A5000 (556g). 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.

Heavier lens weight Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II is a 200g lens weight digital camera. That's 40g heavier than the Sony Alpha A5000 (200g).
14.3mm longer lens length Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II has a lens length of 60mm, whereas the Sony Alpha A5000 is a 45.7mm lens length digital camera (14.3mm shorter).
6% bigger lens diameter Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 II is a 64mm lens diameter digital camera. That's 3.2mm bigger than the Sony Alpha A5000 (64mm).
Seventy less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Sony Alpha A7 II is 350.00, but the Sony Alpha A5000 only takes 420.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

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Four months older
The Sony Alpha A7 II is older than the Sony Alpha A5000 by four months.

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
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Average User Rating

Date Released

23 months Ago 27 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

2 Years No data

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
20.1MP 24.3MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5456 x 3632
 3872 x 2176
 2736 x 1824
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
 5456 x 3632
 3872 x 2176
 2736 x 1824
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 3008 x 2000
 3008 x 1688
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 4000
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
23.2 x 15.4 35.8 x 23.9
Total Megapixels
20.4MP 24.7MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 3:2
 16:9
 3:2

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
22 36
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
11 3.5
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
38mm 105mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28.5mm
BEST
42mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 28 - 70
Lens Type
 Wide-angle
 Wide-angle
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
8/6 9/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 Sony E
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
46mm 55mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 spot
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection 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
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 117
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 100
 200
 320
 3200
 Auto
 51200
 100
 200
 320
 3200
 Auto
 51200
ISO Sensitivity (max)
16,000 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 60s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
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
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
Resolution At 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

Compatible Memory Cards
 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

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
Unknown - Click to provide data 100%
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,800 pixels 1,228,800 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.71x
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Cloudy
 Flash
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Underwater
 Custom modes
 Cloudy
 Flash
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Neutral
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Dioptre Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dioptre correction
Anti-Dust Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Anti-dust function
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
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Close-up (macro)
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Close-up (macro)
 Night
 Night portrait
 Sports
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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
556g
Height
62.8mm 95.7mm
Depth
35.7mm 59.7mm
Width
109.6mm 126.9mm
Lens Weight
160g
BEST
200g
Lens Length
45.7mm
BEST
60mm
Lens Diameter
60.8mm
BEST
64mm
Weight (including Battery)
269g
BEST
599g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium
BEST
 Lithium
Battery Type
NP-FW50 NP-FW50
Battery Capacity
1,080mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
420 shots
BEST
350 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 3:2

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
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