Sony Alpha A5000 vs Sony Alpha A7

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Sony Alpha A5000
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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
7.5mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 is a 28.5mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A7 is a 36mm minimum focal length digital camera (7.5mm 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.

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 677 reviews).
12 Reasons For
18% higher megapixel Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has a megapixel 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 stabilizer Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has an image stabilizer, but the Sony Alpha A5000 does not have an image stabilizer. 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 megapixels Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 has a total megapixels of 24.7MP, whereas the Sony Alpha A5000 is only a 20.4MP digital camera (4.3MP less).
3x smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Sony Alpha A7 is 2.8 minimum aperture. That's 8.2 smaller than the Sony Alpha A5000 (2.8).
64% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 is a 105mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 67mm longer than the Sony Alpha A5000 (105mm).
Nine number of diaphragm bladess Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 is a nine number of diaphragm blades digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A5000 only has seven number of diaphragm bladess.
9,600 higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Sony Alpha A7 is 25,600 maximum ISO speed, but the Sony Alpha A5000 is only a 16,000 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 lower).
460,800 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony Alpha A7 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A5000 is only a 460,800 pixels display resolution digital camera (460,800 pixels lower).
£143 cheaper
The Sony Alpha A7 costs £35.99, whereas the Sony Alpha A5000 is £179.00.
Available from 10 shops
The more retailers stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Sixteen more awards
The Sony Alpha A7 has 23 awards, however the Sony Alpha A5000 has 7 awards.
Expert reviews are better
Based on 115 expert reviews, the Sony Alpha A7 has an average review score of 85%, but the Sony Alpha A5000 has an average rating of 79% (based on 68 reviews).

Reasons Against

13 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a megapixel 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 stabilizer Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 does not have an image stabilizer, however the Sony Alpha A7 has an image stabilizer. 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 megapixels Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a total megapixels of 20.4MP, however the Sony Alpha A7 is a 24.7MP digital camera (4.3MP more).
Larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 is an 11 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 8.2 larger than the Sony Alpha A7 (2.8).
Two times shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 38mm. That's 67mm shorter than the Sony Alpha A7 (105mm).
Only seven number of diaphragm bladess Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has seven number of diaphragm bladess, however the Sony Alpha A7 only has nine number of diaphragm bladess.
9,600 lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 is a 16,000 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Sony Alpha A7 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 higher).
Vastly lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony Alpha A5000 has a display resolution (numeric) of 460,800 pixels, however the Sony Alpha A7 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera (460,800 pixels higher).
£143 more expensive
The Sony Alpha A5000 is more expensive than the Sony Alpha A7 by £143.01.
Fewer sellers
Only 13 shops sells the Sony Alpha A5000, but 23 shops 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.
Ten months older
The Sony Alpha A5000 is older than the Sony Alpha A7 by ten months.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony Alpha A5000 has received 7 awards, the Sony Alpha A7 has received 23 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 85% (based on 115 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony Alpha A7 is 36mm minimum focal length, but the Sony Alpha A5000 is a 28.5mm minimum focal length digital camera (7.5mm 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.

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
23 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
3dnews.ru: Editor's Choice
Camera Labs: Highly Recommended
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
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
onfoto.ru: Gold
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
tomsguide.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

23 months Ago 12 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
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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
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 22
Minimum Aperture Number
11 2.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
38mm 105mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28.5mm
BEST
36mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 24 - 70
Fixed Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 55mm
Lens Type
 Standard
 Standard
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
8/6 17/13
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 Sony E
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 9
BEST
Filter Size
46mm 77mm
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
 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 (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 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
 64
 400
 640
 6400
 25600
 25
 100
 200
 320
 3200
 64
 400
 640
 6400
 25600
 25
ISO Sensitivity (max)
16,000 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
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
 Hi-speed sync
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Pre-flash
 Hi-speed sync
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 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
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
 Vari-angle LCD display
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,800 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

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
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
BEST
 2.0
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 10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
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 Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Sports
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 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
416g
Height
62.8mm 94.4mm
Depth
35.7mm 48.2mm
Width
109.6mm 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 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 Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
 Carrying case

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

Technical Details

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