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Sony Alpha A5000

£230.00
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A bargain price and multi award winning MILC camera, good for sports photography
MILC 20.1MP 5456 X 3632 Pixels CMOS Jul 2015
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Sony Alpha A5000 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A5000 number 16 across all digital cameras.
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970 Reviews + 5 Awards
90
Value for Money
Excellent
88
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Age
2 Years Old
86
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 86?

It has good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received five awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com plus one other site and a "Recommended" award from Vido.com.ua plus one other site. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Sony digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
The Alpha A5000 has some great features:
5456 x 3632 pixels image resolution
Higher than average megapixels
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 76 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 84 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 68 in portrait photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
79
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

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How Big is the Sony Alpha A5000?

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

Sony Alpha A5000 front dimensions
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Sony Alpha A5000 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Five Industry Awards

The authors at websites PhotographyBlog.com and Ephotozine both said that this Sony digital camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by both review sites Vido.com.ua and Camera Labs, both of which decided that this Sony digital camera was very good.

This camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by website Reviewed.com who thought that this digital camera was excellent.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Sony camera is 79% based on 35 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this digital camera is marvellous based on 935 owner reviews. Over 94% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars and 95% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Sony Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 22,823 user and expert reviews (including 8,114 verified purchases) for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other brands. 93% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old. However at £230.00 it is cheaper than 62% of digital cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony Alpha A5000 and the United Kingdom price of £230.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $246.81 (£339.68).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since July 2015.

Features

5456 X 3632 Pixels Image Resolution

The Alpha A5000 has a maximum image resolution of 5456 x 3632 pixels. That's 24% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Higher Than Average Megapixels

The lowest megapixels of cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Alpha A5000's sensor megapixels of 20.1MP is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 82% 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 camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

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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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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 200, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The Alpha A5000's maximum ISO sensitivity of 16,000 is in the highest 23% of all cameras when ranked 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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Average Weight

The Alpha A5000's weight of 210g is relatively standard compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 51% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Alpha A5000 has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Sony 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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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony Alpha A5000 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 69% of cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Alpha A5000's digital zoom of 4x is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the biggest 20% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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

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

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most other digital cameras, the Sony Alpha A5000 does not have a GPS (satellite). 89% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Supports Live View

The Alpha A5000 supports live view, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not support live view.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Alpha A5000 features brightness adjustment. 78% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Alpha A5000 has a carrying case, unlike 88% of cameras which do not have a carrying case.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Sony Alpha A5000 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 76% of cameras do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Sony Alpha A5000 supports video capability, unlike 67% of digital cameras which do not support video capability.

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5456 X 3632 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Alpha A5000 is 5456 x 3632. That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1712 x 1712. Cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Features Noise Reduction

The Alpha A5000 features noise reduction. 91% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Alpha A5000 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

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

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Very Fast Flash Recharging Time

Cameras have flash recharging times of between 1s and 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.6s. The Alpha A5000's flash recharging time of only 3s is faster than 94% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1920 x 960|1440 x 1080|1280 x 1024|640 x 480|640 x 424 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on cameras.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Alpha A5000 features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 79% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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420 Battery Life

The Sony Alpha A5000 is a digital camera that takes 420 shots battery life.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Sony Alpha A5000's display diagonal of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 61% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Alpha A5000 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 87% of cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony asonilce5000lwk2, sony ilce5000lb, sony alphaa5000, sony ilce5000lw, sony ilce5000b, sony w1650mm, sony a5000l

Barcodes:

00845251067217, 00845251067224, 00845251067231, 00845251067248, 00845251067323, 00845251067330, 00845251067347, 03355830057067, 03662362032876, 03662362032883, 03662362032982, 03662362032999, 03662362033002, 03662362033019, 03662362033064, 03662362033071, 03662362033101, 03662362033118

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