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Sony Alpha A5100

£350.00
Sony Alpha A5100
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A fully featured but 3 year old MILC camera, with one of the highest image qualities around but representing only average value for money
MILC 24.3MP 6000 X 4000 Pixels CMOS Mar 2015
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Sony Alpha A5100 24.0MP Digital Camera - White (Brand new, unopened)
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Sony Alpha A5100 Digital Camera Kit with 16-50mm Lens Brown (Brand new, unopened)
£400.50
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Sony Alpha A5100 Camera with 16-50mm & 55-210mm Twin Lens White (Brand new, unopened)
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Sony Alpha A5100 with 16-50mm Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera (PAL) - Brown
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£579.99
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Sony A5100 Compact System Camera with 16-50mm OSS Lens, HD 1080p, 24.3MP, Wi-Fi, NFC, OLED, 3 Tilting Touch Screen
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Sony Alpha A5100 Review

With excellent features, we have ranked the Sony Alpha A5100 number 314 across all digital cameras.
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Value for Money
Good
94
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Age
2 Years Old
77
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 77?

Praktica cameras have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better cameras are available. View the latest cameras 2018.
This digital camera has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
24.3MP exmor APS-C CMOS sensor
BIONZ X engine for superb detail and noise reduction
Fast hybrid AF with 179 phase-detection points
180 tiltable LCD screen for perfect self-portraits
Wi-Fi and one-touch NFC for simple sharing and control

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 399 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 420 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 358 in portrait photography cameras.
77
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
79
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

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How Big is the Sony Alpha A5100?

The Sony Alpha A5100 is 109.6mm wide and 62.8mm tall. It is 35.7mm deep and weighs 224g.

Sony Alpha A5100 front dimensions
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Sony Alpha A5100 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Has Very Good Camera Reviews

Based on 22,823 owner and expert reviews (including 8,114 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its digital cameras. 93% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has excellent features but is over 6 months old and at £350.00 it is in the most expensive 32% 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 A5100 and the United Kingdom price of £350.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $343.99 (£473.43).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the Alpha A5100 in March 2015.

Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Alpha A5100 of 24.3MP is very high compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 4% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Sony Alpha A5100 is 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This digital 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 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on digital cameras.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Sony Alpha A5100 of 25,600 is in the highest 15% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The average maximum ISO sensitivity of all cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000.

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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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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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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Alpha A5100 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The Alpha A5100's weight of 224g is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 55% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

Across all the digital cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels. The Alpha A5100's display resolution of 922,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 21% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Alpha A5100 supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of digital cameras do not support video capability.

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Wide Range of Magnifications Depending On Lens Used

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

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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|1440 x 1080|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Sony Alpha A5100 is 6000 x 4000. That's over eight times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Alpha A5100 supports Full HD video, which is unusual. 76% of digital cameras do not support Full HD video.

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

This digital 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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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

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

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400 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life, including the Sony Alpha A5100 which takes 400 battery life.

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Features Smile Detection

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

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Alpha A5100 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 69% of cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Sony Alpha A5100 has a touchscreen. 83% of cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Alpha A5100's display diagonal of 3" is pretty average compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 66% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Self-Timer

The Alpha A5100 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 82% of cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Alpha A5100 features flash exposure compensation. 79% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of cameras range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. The digital zoom of the Alpha A5100 of 8x is in the biggest 12% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Alpha A5100 features noise reduction, unlike 91% of cameras which do not feature noise reduction.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Alpha A5100 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 87% of cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Sony digital 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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Has a Tripod Mount

The Sony Alpha A5100 has a tripod mount, unlike 73% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony ilce5100lw21, sony ilce5100lb, sony ilce5100yb, sony ilce5100yw, sony ilce5100b, sony w1650mm

Barcodes:

00027242882362, 00027242882379, 00027242883246, 00636983495771, 00689466800098, 03662362041106, 04905524984767, 04905524984774, 04905524986761, 04905524986815, 04905524986822, 04905524986839, 04905524986983

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