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Sony Alpha A5100L
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Sony Alpha A5100L Digital Camera

MILC 24.3MP CMOS Aug 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
- 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... More
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35 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This Sony camera received a rating of 78% from camera expert review website Chip.de.

Good Quality Pictures

A few Sony Alpha A5100L reviewers who bought this digital camera agreed that it was able to produce good images. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Takes great photos, in both light” in their review of the Sony Alpha A5100L.

A few people said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Dp Review said in their review of this digital camera on DP Review “Superb resolution and autofocus speed”. Dp Review also wrote “Only six frames per second continuous shooting”.

One person who purchased the Sony Alpha A5100L said that it had a good ISO range. Three years ago Dp Review mentioned on DP Review “Strong high ISO performance” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Size

A few people reckoned that it was compact. Dp Review wrote in their review “Compact with 1650mm lens”. Dp Review also said “Tough with a compact body”. One person mentioned in their reviews that it was thin. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Slim design” in their review of the Sony Alpha A5100L.

One person who bought the Sony Alpha A5100L wrote that it was lightweight. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “Tiny and lightweight” in their review.

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Good Product Quality

Several Sony Alpha A5100L owners who purchased this digital camera concluded that it was good quality. Dp Review said on DP Review “Great image quality, fast autofocus speeds, tiltable LCD screen for taking selfies”. Dp Review also wrote “Good image quality and colour”. Dp Review also mentioned “Great photo and video quality”.

Good Brand

Sony is one of the better rated digital camera brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Sony also has good reviews for its MILC digital cameras.

Good Quality Lens

Four Sony Alpha A5100L owners said in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. Three years ago Dp Review mentioned “Quick focus and shutter response”. One Sony Alpha A5100L reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good lens.

Good Video Capture

A few people said that it was good for video recording. Three years ago Dp Review said on DP Review “Impressive video capture performance”. Dp Review also wrote “Advanced video filming capabilities”.

Nice Design

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A5100L was a good design.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who purchased it thought it was noisy. Dp Review wrote in their review of this digital camera on DP Review three years ago “Strong noise reduction”.

Good Flash

One person concluded that it had a good flash.

Robust

One customer who purchased it thought it was strong and durable.

Easy to Use

One person who bought it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Dp Review said in their review on DP Review “Comfortable to hold”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person wrote that the Sony Alpha A5100L had a good screen. Three years ago Dp Review wrote in their review of this digital camera on DP Review “180 tilt display”.

Quite High Megapixel

The average megapixel of cameras of this type and age is 18MP. The Sony Alpha A5100L has one of the higher megapixels (24.3 megapixels) amongst MILC digital cameras of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 24.3MP digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Alpha A5100[pl_2417436_price], the Alpha A6000[pl_2165999_price], or the ILCE-7[pl_2044892_price] all from Sony.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Alpha A5100L supports wi-Fi. Most of the other MILC digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Alpha A5100L do not support wi-Fi.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including the Sony NEX-5 + E 18-55mm[plb_1609267_price], the Samsung 20[plb_2083247_price], or the Nikon 1 J4[plb_2510399_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Alpha A5100L has a built-in flash, as do most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Alpha A5100L.

We compared all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price], the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm[plb_1840381_price], and the Nikon 1 J4[plb_2510399_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This digital camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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Light

Across all the digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Alpha A5100L the weights range from 70g to 680g. With a weight of only 224 grams, the Alpha A5100L is fairly light compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type.

We compared all the other 224g digital cameras to this camera and we think the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Stereo Audio System

This digital camera has a Stereo audio system, which is typical of many cameras of this age and spec.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The Sony Alpha A5100L has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Sony Alpha A5100L has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 4240 x 2832, 3008 x 2000, 6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2400, 3008 x 1688, 8192 x 1856, 3872 x 2160 and 12416 x 1856 and 5536 x 2160.

A 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all MILC digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Alpha A5100L.

A 1024 x 768 still image resolution(s) is the worst still image resolution across similar types of digital camera.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Sony Alpha A5100L has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Sony digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by MILC digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha A5100L. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this camera.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

The average total megapixels of digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Alpha A5100L is 19MP, and the total megapixelss range from 12MP to 48MP. With a total megapixels of 24.7 megapixels, the Sony Alpha A5100L has one of the more total megapixelss amongst cameras of this age.

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 36, the Alpha A5100L has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The maximum aperture numbers of MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 2.7 to 40, and the average maximum aperture number is 15.

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Has Eight White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Alpha A5100L is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on MILC digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Alpha A5100L. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Flash", "Incandescent", "Shade" and "Underwater" are also found on this Sony camera.

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179 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

179 auto Focus (AF) pointss

The Alpha A5100L is a 179 auto Focus (AF) points camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Sony Alpha A5100L is more than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. This Sony camera has a Vivid photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Alpha A5100L. The photo effects "Black&White" is also found on this camera.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Alpha A5100L has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras of a comparable type and age to it. Most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution.

This camera's image resolution (6000 x 4000 pixels) is actually the best image resolution across all cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Across similar types of camera the worst image resolution is 4000 x 3000 pixels.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

Digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Alpha A5100L have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 50 and 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 130. At only 100, the Alpha A5100L has a quite small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha A5100L.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 921,600 pixels, the Sony Alpha A5100L has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s amongst MILC digital cameras of this age. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras of this type and age is 33 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 730,000 pixels.

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400 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Alpha A5100L is a digital camera that takes 400 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the Alpha A5100L take between 220 and 539 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Supports Nine ISO Sensitivitys

The Alpha A5100L has a greater number of ISO speeds than most MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Alpha A5100L. The ISO sensitivitys "100", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "25600" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 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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Supports Two Power Source Types

The Alpha A5100L has a greater number of power sources than most MILC digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Sony digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Alpha A5100L. The power source type "USB" is also supported by this camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Alpha A5100L does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the Alpha A5100L which support Full HD video.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2[plb_584440_price], or the Samsung NX2000[plb_2085238_price].

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not support video capability. The Sony Alpha A5100L is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a video capability and we think the Lumix DMC-GF2[pl_584440_price], or the Lumix DMC-GF5[pl_1433511_price] both from Panasonic which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Sony Alpha A5100L is not 3D. Most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Alpha A5100L are also not 3D.

If you want a camera that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Lumix DMC-GF2[pl_584440_price], or the Lumix DMC-GF5[pl_1433511_price] both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Alpha A5100L do not have a GPS (satellite). The Alpha A5100L is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the 20[pl_2083247_price], or the NX[pl_2082510_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Alpha A5100L, the Alpha A5100L is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Alpha A5100L do not have an image stabilizer. The Alpha A5100L is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabilizer.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 75 millimeters, the Alpha A5100L has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A5100L have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 27mm and 870mm.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Alpha A5100L has a greater number of flash modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on MILC digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Only Supports Four Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Alpha A5100L is more than most digital cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a RAW camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Alpha A5100L. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0", "Exif 2.3" and "MPF" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Quite Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

MILC digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Alpha A5100L have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 4s and 240s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 41s. With a slowest camera shutter speed of only 30 seconds, the Alpha A5100L has a fairly short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony Alpha A5100L

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sony digital camera was released over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

The Alpha A5100L has a fairly average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A5100L.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including the Lumix DMC-GF2[pl_584440_price], or the Lumix DMC-GX7 + H-FS014042[pl_2013856_price] both from Panasonic or the Nikon 1 J4[plb_2510399_price] which has better reviews.

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Leica T[plb_2550905_price] (3.7") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 8 times zoom factor, the Alpha A5100L has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the Alpha A5100L.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 8x digital zoom digital cameras and we think the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many cameras that were released around the same time as it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung 20[plb_2083247_price], or the Leica T[plb_2550905_price].

Cameras with a better sensor type that might be worth looking at include the Leica M Monochrom[plb_1983444_price] (CCD) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Built-In Processor
Playback Modes
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Aspect Ratio
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker(s)
Self-Timer

Expert Reviews

(2)
27 November 2014

One of the most significant developments in digital photography has been the introduction of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras...

Fast autofocus
5.9fps burst shooting with tracking focus
Strong high ISO performance
Tilting touch-screen display
In-body flash
No EVF or EVF add-on capability
Display only tilts up and forward
Lacks microphone input
Some apps must be purchased
Requires in-camera battery charging
18 January 2016

Die Sony a5100 (Alpha 5100) gefällt im Test als schicke und kommunikative DSLM für Einsteiger, die von ihrer Kompaktkamera auf eine DSLM umsteigen möchten. Dank Zoomwippe fällt die...

Small yet sensible size, good picture quality overall, pointandshoot simplicity
180degree tiltangle screen for selfies
Kompaktowe (jak na bezlusterkowca) wymiary i waga, odchylany ekran, dua (pod wzgldem wymiarw) matryca APSC, mechanizm autofokusa oparty na fazie, dobra jako zdj do IS 1600, czno WiFi
Dobra jako zdj w szerokim zakresie czuoci, niski poziom szumw na zdjciach JPEG, dobry zakres i dynamika tonalna, wysoka zdolno rozdzielcza, mae, kompaktowe rozmiary, obecno kilku programowalnych przyc
Zoomwippe
Excess menu digging, no mode dials or standard function buttons, lowlight autofocus can't be pinpointed, distortion and excessive JPEG processing qualms
Kiepskie polskie tumaczenie menu, lepiej unika obiektywu kitowego, ograniczone dziaanie ekranu dotykowego, brak wizjera
Brak wbudowanego wizjera, brak stabilizacji matrycy, szumy na zdjciach RAW nieco wysze ni u konkurencji, mora widoczna w specyficznych sytuacjach na zdjciach i filmach, niewielka liczba przyciskw na k
Serienbildgeschwindigkeit
Autofokus bei Schwachlicht

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 4 June 2015 by Acoda

This camera is better than I imagined. It is the first camera I have owned that has interchangeable lenses. Its very small and light but just a little too big to stick in your pocket. The battery... Read more…

Easy to Use
Fast Shutter Speed
Good Battery Life
Large Clear LCD
Small Compact
Complicated Controls
No Viewfinder
Poor in Low Light
Short Battery Life
Cant See On Lcd If Sunny

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Manufacturer Part Numbers tablet a5100, tablet a5100l
Barcodes 04905524986808

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