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Sony ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm
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Sony ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm Digital Camera

MILC 20.1MP 3x Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
The world's smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera* Uncover every detail: a large 20.1 effective megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor captures more light for detailed images, rich in tone... More
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24 Reasons For

Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 14,398 owner and expert reviews, Sony has good reviews for its digital cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically for its MILC digital cameras compared to other brands.

Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony α5000 + 16-50mm supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been around for more than two years do not support wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support wi-Fi and we think the Olympus PEN E-PL7[plb_2497537_price] which is cheaper; or the ILCE-7[pl_2044892_price], and the Alpha A5100[pl_2417436_price] both from Sony which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

The α5000 + 16-50mm supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras which support Full HD video and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price], and the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Olympus PEN E-PM2[plb_1666935_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the Sony α5000 + 16-50mm has a built-in flash.

Alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to look at include the Nikon 1 S2[plb_2390010_price], or the Sony ILCE-7[plb_2044892_price] which has better reviews.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Olympus PEN E-PM2[plb_1666935_price] is also worth considering.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many 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 the memory card type of this MILC camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic DMC-GX1[plb_1663553_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Light

Comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago have weights of between 70g and 680g, and the average weight is 330g. The Sony α5000 + 16-50mm is one of the lighter MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago (only 210 grams) amongst MILC digital cameras of this age.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Olympus PEN E-PM2[plb_1666935_price] (269g), or the Samsung NX210[plb_1609391_price] (222.2g).

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The Sony α5000 + 16-50mm has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector type found on cameras that have been available for around the same time as the α5000 + 16-50mm.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Stereo Audio System

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

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the α5000 + 16-50mm is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by cameras of a comparable spec and age to the α5000 + 16-50mm. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this camera.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

Cameras of a comparable age and spec to the α5000 + 16-50mm have maximum aperture numbers of between 2.7 and 40, and the average maximum aperture number is 15. With a maximum aperture number of 36, the Sony α5000 + 16-50mm has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the α5000 + 16-50mm is more than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the α5000 + 16-50mm. The white balances "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Shade" and "Underwater" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Sony α5000 + 16-50mm is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This Sony digital camera has a Vivid photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on digital cameras that came out around the same time as the α5000 + 16-50mm. The photo effectss "Black&White" and "Sepia" are also found on this camera.

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Very Big Effective Megapixels (image)

The effective megapixels (image)s of cameras of this type and age range from 16MP to 21MP. When compared to other similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as the α5000 + 16-50mm that we have assessed, the effective megapixels (image) of the α5000 + 16-50mm of 20.1 megapixels is one of the biggest.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The α5000 + 16-50mm has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. Most cameras of a comparable age and type to it have a ±2EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. In addition, this camera have a ±2EV (1/2 and 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. Across all similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the α5000 + 16-50mm the best flash exposure correction is ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) and the worst is ±3EV (1/3 EV step).

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420 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The α5000 + 16-50mm is a camera that takes 420 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other MILC digital cameras that came out more than two years ago take between 220 and 539 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Has One Image Editing

The number of image editing modes found on the α5000 + 16-50mm is more than most MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Sony digital camera has a Rotating image editing, which is the most frequently found image editing found on cameras of this type and age.

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Supports Three ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Sony α5000 + 16-50mm is more than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Sony digital camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the α5000 + 16-50mm. The ISO sensitivitys "100" and "3200" are also supported by this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. 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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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the α5000 + 16-50mm is more than most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the α5000 + 16-50mm. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Flexible Spot Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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TFT Display

The Sony α5000 + 16-50mm has a TFT display which is better than most MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. The display of all MILC digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the α5000 + 16-50mm ranges from LCD to AMOLED.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Sony α5000 + 16-50mm has a greater number of power sources than most MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by digital cameras of this type and age.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of MILC digital cameras that came out around the same time as the α5000 + 16-50mm range from 10mm to 42mm. The α5000 + 16-50mm has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the α5000 + 16-50mm.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on MILC digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

The α5000 + 16-50mm does not support video capability, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the α5000 + 16-50mm also do not support video capability.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video capability to this digital camera and we think the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price], or the Panasonic DMC-GX1[plb_1663553_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Sony α5000 + 16-50mm is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the α5000 + 16-50mm are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + CSS-S110 LS[plb_2032029_price], or the Panasonic DMC-GX1[plb_1663553_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The α5000 + 16-50mm does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the α5000 + 16-50mm also do not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth also looking at alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Olympus E-P5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + CSS-S110 LS[plb_2032029_price], or the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price].

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Not Waterproof

The α5000 + 16-50mm is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other MILC digital cameras that came out around the same time as the α5000 + 16-50mm are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Sony α5000 + 16-50mm does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the α5000 + 16-50mm also do not have an image stabilizer.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the α5000 + 16-50mm is more than most MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this type and age. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Only Four Flash Guide Numbers

Most cameras of this age and spec have between 4 and 10 flash guide numbers, including the α5000 + 16-50mm which has four flash guide numbers.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The α5000 + 16-50mm has a greater number of camera file systems than most MILC digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a RAW camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by MILC digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the α5000 + 16-50mm. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "Exif 2.3" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Quite Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the MILC digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the α5000 + 16-50mm the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 4s to 240s. At only 30 seconds, the Sony α5000 + 16-50mm has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the α5000 + 16-50mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony ILCE-5000 + E PZ 16-50mm + E 55-210mm

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sony digital camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the α5000 + 16-50mm has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic DMC-GX1[plb_1663553_price].

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Average Megapixel

The α5000 + 16-50mm has a fairly standard megapixel (20.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the α5000 + 16-50mm.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth considering include the Alpha A6000[pl_2165999_price] (24.3MP), or the Alpha A5100[pl_2417436_price] (24.3MP) both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the α5000 + 16-50mm has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the α5000 + 16-50mm.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the ILCE-7[pl_2044892_price], or the Alpha A6000[pl_2165999_price] both from Sony or the Panasonic DMC-GX1[plb_1663553_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Olympus PEN E-PL7[plb_2497537_price] (14x and cheaper); or the Sony Alpha A5100[plb_2417436_price] (8x and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Sony ILCE-7[plb_2044892_price], and the Pentax Q7[plb_2058121_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Lens Type
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Aspheric Elements
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
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
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Guide Number
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Pre-Flash
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Resolution At Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Image Editing
Live View
Tripod Mountable
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Battery Level Indicator
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Panorama
Aperture Priority AE
Manual Exposure
Auto Exposure
Shutter Priority AE
Effective Megapixels (image)
Display Tilting

Expert Reviews

(1)
18 January 2016

Die Sony a5000 (Alpha 5000) punktet im Test vor allem durch hohe Bildqualität verpackt in einem handlichen Gehäuse. Überschaubar fallen aber Ausstattung und Geschwindigkeit aus. Dennoch: Wer...

Small and light
Works well in auto mode
Decent range of interchangeable lenses
Sharply detailed shots
Tilting LCD screen
No option for an EVF
Electronic zoom ring on lens is annoying
Learning the controls takes some time
No viewfinder
No hotshoe

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 16 February 2015 by 2wheelTFO
2wheelTFO would recommend the Sony Alpha A5000 (Verified Purchase)

This camera seems to be between a point and shoot and a professional DSLR camera. As with all compromises there a pluses and minuses. It can be used quite like a point and shoot and it will take... Read more…

Good Battery Life
Easy to Use
Fast Shutter Speed
Great Resolution
Large Clear LCD
Viewfinder
Poor in Low Light
No Viewfinder
Short Battery Life
Poor flash
Reviewed 12 April 2015 by Masterpictaker
Masterpictaker would recommend the Sony Alpha A5000

Camera takes beautiful pictures. Very easy to use...

Easy to Use
Fast Shutter Speed
Good Battery Life
Great Resolution
Small Compact
Limited Zoom
Viewfinder
Slow At Beaming Files
No Viewfinder
Short Battery Life

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

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