Share on
Sony Alpha A5000 vs Sony Alpha A7

Sony Alpha A5000 vs Sony Alpha A7

(14)
(445)
Sony Alpha A5000
Sony Alpha A7

Top Prices

eBay
Checked 23 hours ago
Currys
Checked 3 hours ago
FREE Standard delivery
In stock (20 available)
Jessops
Checked 9 hours ago
FREE Standard delivery
In stock
the_camera_centre
Checked 2 hours ago
Delivery unknown
In stock
No prices found

Reasons For

3 Reasons For
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.

Two years longer manufacturer's guarantee
The manufacturer's guarantee provided with the Sony Alpha A5000 is two years, whereas it is zero years for the Sony Alpha A7.
User reviews are moderately better
Based on 13 reviews, the Sony Alpha A5000 has an average user review score of 92%, whereas the Sony Alpha A7 has an average rating of 91% (based on 400 reviews).
3 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.

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).
Expert reviews are better
Based on 45 expert reviews, the Sony Alpha A7 has an average review score of 86%, but the Sony Alpha A5000 has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).

Reasons Against

3 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.

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).
Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Sony Alpha A5000 is 80%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony Alpha A7 is 86% (based on 45 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
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.

Not currently available
This digital camera does not seem to be currently available. Read more
You can sign up to a price alert to be notified when this product becomes available.
Slightly Lower user review Score
The Sony Alpha A7 has an average user rating of 91%, but the Sony Alpha A5000 has an average user rating of 92% (based on 13 reviews).

Awards

No awards found 4 Awards
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

16 months Ago 16 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

2 Years 0 Years

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
20.1MP 24.3MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5456 x 3632
 3872 x 2176
 2736 x 1824
BEST
 5456 x 3632
 3872 x 2176
 2736 x 1824
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
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
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Digital Zoom
4x 4x
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 22
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 105mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 36mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 24 - 70
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 Sony E
Diaphragm Blade
Unknown - Click to provide data 9
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,800 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

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 B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

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
 Black&White
 Sepia
 Vivid
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
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
Feedback