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Sony Alpha A5100

£305.99
Sony Alpha A5100
93
Reviews
317 Reviews + 10 Awards
75
Features
Good Features
92
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
85
Value for Money
Very Good
62
Age
4 Years Old
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
This camera is very able to produce good images and easy to use, and good for video recording. It's a high image quality and multi award winning 224g camera, with an affordable price and a good spec.
Camera Labs Recommended tomsguide.com Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Essential Ephotozine Highly Recommended
224g Mirrorless 24.3MP 6000 X 4000 Pixels Aug 2014
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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A5100 number 120 across all digital cameras.

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Reviews
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Features
92
Popularity
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Value for Money
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Why Has it Scored 83?

It has very good expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others. This digital camera has received 10 awards including a "Recommended" award from Gagadget.com plus two other sites and an "Editor's Choice" award from Tomsguide.com plus one other site.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Sony digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2019.
The Alpha A5100 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average megapixels
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Sony 5100 e-mount camera with APS-C sensor
White 5100 art at the speed of thought
Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each digital camera by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the digital camera is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec digital cameras come to market, the older digital cameras will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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 portrait photography, ranking number 73 in portrait photography cameras. It is also very good for everyday photography, ranking number 112 in everyday photography cameras as well being very good for landscape photography, ranking number 95 in landscape photography cameras.
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4.4 stars (317 reviews)

54%

of Customers Would Recommend
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3 Recommended Awards

The Sony Alpha A5100 has received a Recommended Award from expert review sites Camera Labs, insomnia.gr and gagadget.com.
Recommended from Camera Labs Recommended from insomnia.gr Recommended from gagadget.com

2 Editor's Choice Awards

This digital camera has received an Editor's Choice Award from expert review sites tomsguide.com and photoreview.com.au.
Editor's Choice from tomsguide.com Editor's Choice from photoreview.com.au

5 Further Awards

It's received five Awards from a number of expert reviews sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and chip.com.my.
Essential from PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended from Ephotozine Outstanding from chip.com.my 4 Star from 01net.com Easy to Use from ua.gecid.com

What Are People Saying About the Sony Alpha A5100?

Picture Quality
104
8
Viewfinder / Screen
18
4
Features
23
4
Lens System
12
3
Ease of Use
37
3
Video Capability
13
1
Size and Weight
31
3
Price
18
3
Landscape Photography
3
2
Design
10
4
Flash
1
1
Connectivity
4
1
Robustness
3
0
Portrait Photography
1
0
Noise Level
1
0
Support
0
1
Battery
1
0
The Vast Majority of People Thought it Was Priced Reasonably

Two people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 wasn't expensive.

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Good Value for Money
17 people agree
No people disagree
  • ... and it did not disappoint, ticking that box emphatically but at a more affordable price point.Sonys E-mount system now h...Superb resolution and autofocus ...
    amateurphotographer.co.uk 16 Sep 2014
  • ... can make LCD screens unreadable. Aside from that, the α5100 is a good performer at a reasonable price.We're a litt...
    photoreview.com.au 13 Nov 2014
  • My wife loves this camera. Best for price. Thanks!
    Erik - Bestbuy.com 2 Aug 2015
  • ... you're trying to do this camera will do it with great quality. Good price for everything it offers. It's easy for beginners and even pros can get good ...
    10xfrank - Bestbuy.com 18 Nov 2015
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    Not Expensive
    2 people agree
    3 people disagree
    The Majority of People Thought the Sony Alpha A5100 Was Solidly Made

    Several people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 was strong and durable and well made.

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    Strong and Durable
    7 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... now h...Superb resolution and autofocus speed. Lightweight, but tough with a compact body. Advanced video filming capabilities. Only six frames per second ...
    amateurphotographer.co.uk 16 Sep 2014
  • ... and a 179-point hybrid AF sy... Impressive video capture performance. Tough body. Good image quality and AF speeds. Touchscreen performance not as comprehensive ...
    What Digital Camera 16 Sep 2014
  • Sony's a5100 is an easy to use compact mirrorless camera that boasts impressive performance.THE a5100 is Sony's latest Alpha mirrorless camera. Physically, ...
    thestar.com.my 27 Oct 2014
  • ... underutilised. Variable 1650mm lens quality. Impressive video capture performance. Tough body. Good image quality and AF speeds. Touchscreen performance ...
    thestar.com.my 27 Oct 2014
  • View All Reviews About Tough
    Well Made
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
    Three People Thought it Had a Long Battery Life

    Three people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 had a good battery life.

  • ... be obtained from compact cameras... Easy to Use. Fast Shutter Speed. Good Battery Life. Good in Low Light. Great Resolution. Great Zoom. Large Clear LCD. ...
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 3 Jan 2015
  • ... music listening capability and camera. Easy to Use. Fast Shutter Speed. Good Battery Life. Large Clear LCD. Small Compact.
    Bestbuy.com - Bestbuy.com 20 Oct 2015
  • ... the manual controls are a bit complicated. It is built well and the battery life is great...
    KingDestruct - Bestbuy.com 23 Oct 2015
  • The Vast Majority of People Thought it Was a Great Size

    Over 10 people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 was compact and several people thought that it was also a good size, body shape and was really easy to carry around.

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    Compact
    18 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... especially when it comes to focusing and recording video. It's also a much more compact...
    PhotographyBlog.com 7 Oct 2014
  • Since Sony dropped its NEX branding and blanketed its compact system camera line with the Alpha brand name, the range has not morphed dramatically, simply ...
    Pocket Lint 19 Jan 2015
  • ... Easy to Use. Fast Shutter Speed. Good Battery Life. Large Clear LCD. Small Compact.
    Bestbuy.com - Bestbuy.com 20 Oct 2015
  • ... Multi Frame NR etc. Strong noise reduction. Kit lens not the best. Compact with 16 50mm lens. Wi-Fi and NFC. Sony Alpha 5100. Time-lapse. Multiple-exposure.
    Ephotozine 5 Oct 2014
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    A Good Size
    11 people agree
    No people disagree
    A Good Body Shape
    10 people agree
    No people disagree
    Really Easy to Carry Around
    10 people agree
    No people disagree
    Really Lightweight
    6 people agree
    No people disagree
    Not Heavy and Bulky
    4 people agree
    3 people disagree
    More Than 10 People Thought it Had a Good Design

    Several people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 was really good-looking and was well designed.

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    Very Good-Looking
    9 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • ... my 1st DSLR type camera. There is a lot to learn but what pictures. They are beautiful. The camera even takes portraits of the current picture you are ...
    GSDowner - Bestbuy.com 26 Jan 2015
  • Is beautiful, i use it to do vlogs and its not heavy to carry it around everywhere, i love it...
    Eris - Bestbuy.com 25 Jun 2015
  • ... images the rival of anything, anywhere. If you shoot only JPG, your images will still look amazing. If you're on the fence about this camera, GET IT!
    PhotogGuy - Bestbuy.com 2 Jul 2015
  • ... and some other bells and whistles the a6000 has but it does more than its job to take beautiful pictures. Very happy with my purchase!
    Logan - Bestbuy.com 3 Aug 2015
  • View All Reviews About Look
    Well Designed
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
    More Than 50 People Thought This Digital Camera Was Easy to Use

    More than 30 people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 was very easy to use and several people thought that it also had excellent controls and was really comfortable and easy to hold.

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    Very Easy to Use
    39 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... similar to... The Alpha 5100 is a great little camera that's consistent, easy to use and delivers fantastic picture quality for stills and video. It doesn't ...
    Digital Versus 29 Sep 2014
  • Sony's a5100 is an easy to use compact mirrorless camera that boasts impressive performance.THE a5100 is Sony's latest Alpha mirrorless camera. Physically, ...
    thestar.com.my 27 Oct 2014
  • ... photography, or just looking for an inexpensive option to a DSLR. It's also very easy to use, and comes with a lot of cool features that will have you ...
    chip.com.my 11 Nov 2014
  • ... better results than those which can be obtained from compact cameras... Easy to Use. Fast Shutter Speed. Good Battery Life. Good in Low Light. Great Resolution. ...
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 3 Jan 2015
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    Has Brilliant Controls
    5 people agree
    5 people disagree
    Really Comfortable and Easy to Hold
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    8 Out of 10 People Thought it Has Useful Technical Features

    Over 20 people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 had good features.

  • ... its current-generation siblings.The... Mid-price cameras are often simply a blend of features from other models, possessing no technical innovation of ...
    Expert Reviews 20 Oct 2014
  • ... a DSLR. It's also very easy to use, and comes with a lot of cool features that will have you experimenting with p...Takes great photos, in both light and ...
    chip.com.my 11 Nov 2014
  • Great pictures, awesome features, nfc and WiFi are a great bonus as well...
    Arik - Bestbuy.com 8 Aug 2015
  • ... do for my portfolio and look book. It captures all the details and love the features and effects that are on the camera. Love the wifi and wireless connection ...
    Jessi - Bestbuy.com 15 Jul 2016
  • The Majority of People Thought it Was Easily Connectable to Other Devices

    Three people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 had wifi capacity.

  • ... the details and love the features and effects that are on the camera. Love the wifi and wireless connection b/c I don't have a computer atm so it's great ...
    Jessi - Bestbuy.com 15 Jul 2016
  • ... selfies, as well as video taping yourself for youtube etc. and the built in WIFI is a bonus! Great Camera! I definately recommend it!
    Cordova40 - Bestbuy.com 7 Jul 2015
  • Great pictures, awesome features, nfc and WiFi are a great bonus as well...
    Arik - Bestbuy.com 8 Aug 2015
  • One Person Thought This Digital Camera Did Not Have Good Technical Guidance
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    Most Customers Thought the Sony Alpha A5100 Was OK When it Came to Noise Level

    Four people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 wasn't noisy.

  • ... Sony PlayMemories Apps available. 6fps with continuous AF. WiFi and NFC. Low noise. Picture effects are JPEG only (raw not available). Have to pay for ...
    Ephotozine 5 Oct 2014
  • ... Sony PlayMemories Apps available. 6fps with continuous AF. WiFi and NFC. Low noise. Picture effects are JPEG only (raw not available). Have to pay for ...
    thestar.com.my 27 Oct 2014
  • ... customizable - Affordable e-mount lenses available, or buy an adapter to use other lenses CONS Low light noise - It's bad. Don't recommend using at over ...
    Andrew - Bhphotovideo.com 19 Nov 2016
  • ... Sony PlayMemories Apps available. 6fps with continuous AF. WiFi and NFC. Low noise. Picture effects are JPEG only (raw not available). Have to pay for ...
    DP Review 27 Nov 2014
  • The Majority of Owners Thought This Digital Camera Had a Lens That Was Good

    More than 10 people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 had a good autofocus and several people thought that it also had a good lens and zoom.

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    Has a Good Autofocus
    15 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • ... get superb still and video quality in almost all conditions, as well as class-leading autofocus, all crammed into a camera almost preternaturally tiny. ...
    stuff.tv/my/ 1 Oct 2014
  • ... nearly as big. It offers some more features than the entr... The Sony Alpha 5100 is quick to focus and features a tilting touch screen, but it can't shoot ...
    PC Mag 13 Nov 2014
  • ... particularly considering it has a 24megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, and fast hybrid AF focus. For a smaller mirrorless camera you could have a look at the ...
    Ephotozine 5 Oct 2014
  • ... entry-level mirrorless camera, but by coupling the powerful autofocus system from the higher-end A6000 with 6fps burst shooting, it could well be your ...
    Camera Labs 17 Aug 2014
  • View All Reviews About Focus
    Has a Good Lens
    9 people agree
    6 people disagree
    Has a Good Zoom
    7 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Most People Thought it Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    More than 20 people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 had a good screen and seven people thought that it was also mirrorless.

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    Has a Good Screen
    23 people agree
    7 people disagree
  • ... results and is incredibly easy to use. The flip up screen is perfect for recording pieces to camera or taking selfies.I cannot recommend this enough if ...
    Dan - Argos.co.uk 14 Feb 2018
  • I love this camera a lot of settings and love the screen flip option...
    Cameragoddess - Bestbuy.com 10 Jun 2016
  • ... Good Battery Life. Good in Low Light. Great Resolution. Great Zoom. Large Clear LCD. Small Compact.
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 3 Jan 2015
  • ... Good Image Stabilization. High ISO Performance. Large Clear LCD. Quiet. Tilt Swivel LCD.
    Bhphotovideo.com - Bhphotovideo.com 1 Mar 2015
  • View All Reviews About Screen
    Mirrorless
    7 people agree
    No people disagree
    9 Out of 10 Owners Thought it Produced Good Quality Photos

    Over 100 people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 was really able to produce good images and over 10 people thought that it also had an outstanding picture quality. Our analysis also found that over 10 people thought that it had an outstanding picture resolution and several people thought that it was also superb in low light, had a good ISO range and image sensor.

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    Very Able to Produce Good Images
    131 people agree
    16 people disagree
  • Who it's for: Novices who want to develop advanced photo skills, or anyone who wants a good balance of image quality and portability.Sony's a5100 is a ...
    tomsguide.com 11 Dec 2014
  • ... for: Novices who want to develop advanced photo skills, or anyone who wants a good balance of image quality and portability.Sony's a5100 is a scaled down ...
    tomsguide.com 11 Dec 2014
  • ... Hand-held Twilight Mode Dynamic Range Optimiser and the easy availability of Picture Effects (14 of them), most of which... The lack of a viewfinder will ...
    photoreview.com.au 13 Nov 2014
  • Very nice, small and compact camera that takes excellent pictures...
    Bunky - Bestbuy.com 16 Jan 2016
  • View All Reviews About Pictures
    Has a Brilliant Picture Quality
    18 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has an Excellent Picture Resolution
    13 people agree
    6 people disagree
    Excellent in Low Light
    3 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Has a Good ISO Range
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has a Good Image Sensor
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Able to Produce Clear Pictures
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Majority of Customers Thought it Was Good for Video Capture

    More than 20 people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 was good for video recording.

  • ... being in front of the camera. This has all the features I wanted, takes excellent video, and has an app you can use to control the camera from your phone. ...
    Zben09 - Bestbuy.com 17 Sep 2017
  • ... Canon 7D, and this has pretty much replaced it. Takes beautiful photos, amazing video, and is just so portable, I can take it with me everywhere...
    Photolover - Bestbuy.com 26 Jun 2015
  • ... weeks of diving only two were out of focus or blurred. Also note the movie mode is terrific.This is the PERFECT camera for folks who want better results ...
    Frannjim - Bhphotovideo.com 3 Jan 2015
  • ... autofocus speed. Lightweight, but tough with a compact body. Advanced video filming capabilities. Only six frames per second continuous shooting. Touchscreen ...
    amateurphotographer.co.uk 16 Sep 2014
  • Some People Thought it Had a Good Flash

    Two people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 had a good flash.

  • ... megapixel sensor, instead... The Sony Alpha A5100 is one of the more compact mirrorless cameras available with built in flash, particularly considering ...
    Ephotozine 5 Oct 2014
  • ... update to the Sony Alpha A5000 , and is one of the smallest APS-C sensor mirrorless cameras with a built in flash. The updated A5100 adds phase-detection ...
    Ephotozine 5 Oct 2014
  • Three People Thought it Takes Good Landscape Photos

    Two people thought that the Sony Alpha A5100 was good for macro photography.

  • ... situations. Better, it's the first time we've effortlessly gotten distinct depth of field photos as well as excellent macro photos. Best - and this is ...
    Frannjim - Bhphotovideo.com 3 Jan 2015
  • ... be the camera for you. The screen can be tilted- making it great for macro photography of objects near the ground- such as plants and shells. It automatically ...
    Blossomskater - Johnlewis.com 30 May 2016
  • One Owner Thought it is Good for Portraits
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    How Good Are Sony Digital Cameras?

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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Higher than average megapixels
    6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
    Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
    Larger than average minimum aperture number
    Has an image stabiliser
    Very short camera shutter speed
    Has a built-in flash
    Has a GPS
    Bigger than average digital zoom
    Shorter than average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Has a built-in speaker(s)
    Supports Full HD video
    Features noise reduction
    Has a self-timer
    Has a touchscreen
    Features flash exposure compensation
    Supports Wi-Fi
    Higher than average display resolution
    Features smile detection
    6000 x 4000 still image resolution
    Very large maximum aperture number
    Shorter than average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
    400 battery life
    Has a tripod mount
    Average weight
    Average display diagonal
    Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution
    Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels video resolution

    What the Reviews Say

    The majority of people thought the Sony Alpha A5100 was solidly made
    Three people thought it had a long battery life
    The vast majority of people thought it was a great size
    More than 10 people thought it had a good design
    More than 50 people thought this digital camera was easy to use
    8 out of 10 people thought it has useful technical features
    The majority of people thought it was easily connectable to other devices
    Most customers thought the Sony Alpha A5100 was OK when it came to noise level
    The majority of owners thought this digital camera had a lens that was good
    Most people thought it had a good screen or viewfinder
    9 out of 10 owners thought it produced good quality photos
    The majority of customers thought it was good for video capture
    Some people thought it had a good flash
    Higher Than Average Megapixels

    The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 15MP. The Alpha A5100's sensor megapixels of 24.3MP is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 95% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

    The highest image resolution of the Alpha A5100 is 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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    Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as Full HD.

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    Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    The Sony Alpha A5100's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 86% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000.

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    Larger Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

    The minimum aperture number of the Sony Alpha A5100 of 3.5 is larger than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 83% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Has an Image Stabiliser

    The Alpha A5100 has an image stabiliser, as do 69% of cameras.

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    Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

    Across all the digital cameras the camera shutter speeds range from 0.000016s to 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.01s. The camera shutter speed of the Alpha A5100 of only 0.00025s is shorter than 74% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Has a Built-in Flash
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    The Alpha A5100 has a built-in flash, as do 69% of digital cameras.

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    Average Weight
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    The weight of the Alpha A5100 of 224g is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is heavier than 43% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Has a GPS
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    The Alpha A5100 has a GPS, unlike 92% of cameras which do not have a GPS.

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    Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

    Across all the digital cameras the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. The digital zoom of the Alpha A5100 of 8x is bigger than 87% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Shorter Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

    The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Alpha A5100 of only 75mm is shorter than 95% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

    The Alpha A5100 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 90% of digital cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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    Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

    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 Alpha A5100 has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. 92% of digital cameras do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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    Supports Full HD Video
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    The Alpha A5100 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 82% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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    Average Display Diagonal
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    The Sony Alpha A5100's display diagonal of 3" is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 57% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Features Noise Reduction

    The Alpha A5100 features noise reduction. 93% of digital cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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    Has a Self-Timer

    The Alpha A5100 has a self-timer. 85% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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    Has a Touchscreen

    The Alpha A5100 has a touchscreen. 84% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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    Features Flash Exposure Compensation

    The Sony Alpha A5100 features flash exposure compensation, which is unusual. 83% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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    Supports Wi-Fi
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    The Alpha A5100 supports Wi-Fi. 74% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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    Higher Than Average Display Resolution

    The Sony Alpha A5100's display resolution of 922,000 pixels is higher than 80% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest display resolution of digital cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 570,000 pixels.

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    Features Smile Detection

    The Alpha A5100 features smile detection, unlike 89% of digital cameras which do not feature smile detection.

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    6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

    The Alpha A5100 supports a maximum still image resolution of 6000 x 4000. That's 71% higher resolution than a 4320 x 3240 camera, which is the most common resolution supported by digital cameras. In addition, this camera supports a still image resolution of 6000x4000, 4240x2832, 3008x2000 plus 7 more values. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 6000 x 3368 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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    Very Large Maximum Aperture Number

    The maximum aperture number of the Alpha A5100 of 36 is very large compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

    The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Alpha A5100 of only 24mm is shorter than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is shorter than 78% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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    400 Battery Life

    The Alpha A5100 is a digital camera that takes 400 shots battery life. Most of the other cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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    Has a Tripod Mount

    The Sony Alpha A5100 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 77% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Sony Alpha A5100 has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 120 out of 537 digital cameras.
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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A digital camera with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the Sony Alpha A5100, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This digital camera is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

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    The vast majority of people thought it was priced reasonably
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    Sony Alpha A5100 Release Date

    August 2014

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    Sony Alpha A5100 Specification

    Key Features
    Weight
    Camera Type
    Megapixels
    Picture Quality
    Still Image Resolution
    Maximum Image Resolution
    Sensor Type
    Image Formats Supported
    Image Sensor Size (W X H)
    Total Megapixels
    Sensor Format
    Supported Aspect Ratios
    Design
    Energy Star Certified
    Certification
    Colour
    Lens System
    Digital Zoom
    Minimum Aperture Number
    Maximum Aperture Number
    Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
    Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
    Lens Mount Interface
    Diaphragm Blade
    Filter Size
    Focusing
    Closest Focusing Distance
    Smile Detection
    Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
    Auto Focus (AF) Lock
    Auto Focus (AF) Points
    Focus
    Light Exposure
    ISO Sensitivity
    Light Exposure Modes
    Maximum ISO Sensitivity
    Minimum ISO Sensitivity
    Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
    Light Metering
    Light Exposure Correction
    Light Exposure Control
    Shutter
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
    Flash
    Flash Exposure Compensation
    Flash Modes
    Flash Sync-Speed
    Flash Exposure Correction
    Video
    Full HD Video
    Maximum Video Resolution
    Video Recording
    Video Resolution
    Motion JPEG Frame Rate
    Video Formats Supported
    Analog Signal Format System
    HD Type
    Audio
    Built-in Microphone
    Built-in Speaker(s)
    Voice Recording
    Noise Reduction
    Audio System
    Memory
    Compatible Memory Card
    Memory Slots
    Display
    Display Diagonal
    Touchscreen
    Display Resolution
    Display
    Viewfinder
    Magnification
    Ports & Interfaces
    HDMI
    USB Version
    USB Connector Type
    HDMI Connector Type
    USB Connector
    Camera
    Image Processor
    GPS
    White Balance
    Photo Effects
    Self-Timer Delay
    Histogram
    Camera File System
    Tripod Mount
    Camera Playback
    Built-in Processor
    Playback Modes
    Scene Modes
    Weight & Dimensions
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Lens Weight
    Lens Length
    Lens Diameter
    Weight (Including Battery)
    Battery
    Power Source Type
    Battery Technology
    Battery Supported
    Battery Type
    Battery Capacity
    Battery Life
    Battery Voltage
    Packaging Content
    AC Adapter Included
    Cables Included
    Batteries Included
    Networking
    Wi-Fi
    Near Field Communication (NFC)
    Wi-Fi Standards
    Other Features
    Built-in Flash
    Interface
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    Lens System
    Sensor Resolution
    Aspect Ratio
    Technical Details
    Self-Timer
    Wireless Technology

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

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