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Sony A5000L

£275.00
A multi award winning and fully featured MILC camera, perfect for wildlife photography
MILC 20.1MP CMOS Black Jan 2016
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Sony A5000 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony A5000 number 7 across all digital cameras.
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965 Reviews + 5 Awards
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Overall Score
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Why Has it Scored 84?

It has good expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received five awards including a "Recommended" award from Digitaltrends.com plus one other site and an "Editor's Choice" award from Reviewed.com plus one other site. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
It has some great features:
5456 x 3632 pixels image resolution
Fairly high megapixels sensor
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Sony digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 16 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also excellent for portrait photography, ranking number 10 in portrait photography cameras as well being excellent for sports photography, ranking number 13 in sports photography cameras.
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Should You Buy it Now?

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How Big is the Sony A5000?

The Sony A5000 is 109.6mm wide and 62.8mm tall. It is 35.7mm deep and weighs 210g.

Sony A5000 front dimensions

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Sony A5000 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Five Industry Awards

The editors of review websites Digitaltrends.com and Vido.com.ua both concluded that concluded that they would endorse this Sony camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This digital camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by both review websites Reviewed.com and Photoreview.com.au, both of which concluded that this camera was marvellous.

This camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from review site Ephotozine who thought that this Sony digital camera was great.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on 33 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews, Ephotozine and Expert Reviews the average expert rating of this camera is 79 out of 100.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Owners have rated this camera as exceptional on average. Over 93% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Sony Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 32,324 expert and user reviews (including 10,628 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has very good ratings specifically within its digital cameras range. 92% of those that bought a Sony digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Very Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, and is less than 18 months old. At £275.00 it is cheaper than 55% of cameras.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United States

We found a cheaper price for the Sony A5000 of $199.00 (£259.24) in the United States. That's a saving of £15.76.

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Features

5456 X 3632 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Sony A5000 is 5456 x 3632 pixels. That's 24% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The best resolution of all digital cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Fairly High Megapixels Sensor

The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Sony A5000's sensor megapixels of 20.1MP is in the highest 17% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

Across all the digital cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000. The Sony A5000's ISO sensitivity (max) of 16,000 is quite high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 21% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Sony A5000 has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The Sony A5000's weight of 210g is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Sony A5000 supports video capability. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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420 Battery Life

The Sony A5000 is a digital camera that takes 420 shots battery life. Most of the other cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Sony A5000 features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 80% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Sony A5000 features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony A5000 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 84% of digital cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Quite Fast Flash Recharging Time

The Sony A5000's flash recharging time of only 3s is in the fastest 9% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The average flash recharging time of all digital cameras is 5.5s, with the fastest being 0.0055s and the slowest being 15s.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Sony A5000 supports Full HD video. 75% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Sony A5000's display diagonal of 3" is pretty standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Sony A5000 of 4x is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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5456 X 3632 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The Sony A5000 supports a maximum still image resolution of 5456 x 3632 pixels. That's 24% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution supported by cameras. This camera also supports still image resolutions of 5456 x 3064 pixels, 3872 x 2576 pixels, 3872 x 2176 pixels plus 2 more values. The worst resolution of all digital cameras is 384 x 480 pixels and the best is 6016 x 4016 pixels.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony A5000 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 72% of digital cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1920 x 960|1440 x 1080|1280 x 1024|640 x 480|640 x 424 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. 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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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony A5000 has a built-in speaker(s). 92% of cameras do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Supports Live View

The Sony A5000 supports live view, unlike 84% of digital cameras which do not support live view.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Sony A5000 features noise reduction, which is unusual. 92% of digital cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony A5000 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 88% of cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This Sony digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Sony A5000 has a carrying case, unlike 89% of cameras which do not have a carrying case.

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Age

Released 18 Months Ago

This Sony camera was released in January 2016.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon ilce5000ybcec, canon ilce5000lbcec, sony ilce5000ybcec, sony ilce5000lbcec, sony ilce5000lw, sony n094484w, sony 9sd5za00, sony n094485w, sony 9sd5zs00, sony w1650mm, sony a5000l, sony 47vq6
Barcodes 00000001629286, 00009608200583, 00009608235591, 00845251067217, 00845251067224, 00845251067231, 00845251067248, 00845251067323, 00845251067330, 00845251067347, 03355830057067, 03662362032876, 03662362032883, 03662362032982, 03662362032999, 03662362033002, 03662362033019, 03662362033071, 03662362033101, 03662362033118, 04905524958102, 04905524958263, 04905524958287

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