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Sony ILCE-5100
ILCE5100Y

£479.00
Sony ILCE-5100
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A multi award winning and high image quality mirrorless camera, with a reasonable price and the latest technology
Mirrorless 24.3MP 224g 6000 X 4000 Pixels Nov 2017
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Sony ILCE-5100 Review

With outstanding reviews and at under 1 year old, we have ranked the Sony ILCE-5100 number 72 across all digital cameras and number 87 in best selling cameras.
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808 Reviews + 11 Awards
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Value for Money
Good
84
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Age
7 Months Old
87
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
85
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 85?

It has great expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 87%, based on 808 reviews. Looking across the entire Sony digital camera range, the average reviews for all Sony digital cameras are also excellent.
With it being less than a year since it was released by Sony, this digital camera features some of the latest digital camera technology. View the latest digital cameras 2018.
This digital camera has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
Has an image stabiliser
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 good for everyday photography, ranking number 98 in everyday photography cameras. It is also good for portrait photography, ranking number 84 in portrait photography cameras as well being good for landscape photography, ranking number 97 in landscape photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
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Landscape Photography
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Everyday Photography
Good
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Sports Photography
Average
51
Wildlife Photography
Average

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Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from £654.95 to £479 in the last 43 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
There is a 89% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

Sony ILCE-5100 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on expert reviews from this digital camera has an overall expert rating of 82%.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this digital camera rated it as 87%. Over 87% of reviewers gave this camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Sony Has Excellent Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Based on 33,464 expert and owner reviews (including 7,889 verified purchases), Sony has excellent ratings for its cameras. 93% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value for Money

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Cheaper Price Found in the United States

We found a cheaper price for the Sony ILCE-5100 of $348.00 (£466.56) in the United States. That's a saving of £12.44.

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Age

Just Released Seven Months Ago

Sony only released the ILCE-5100 seven months ago. This camera features Sony's latest camera technology.

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Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The ILCE-5100's sensor megapixels of 24.3MP is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 5% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Sony ILCE-5100 is 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The ILCE-5100's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 91% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average maximum ISO sensitivity of all cameras is 15,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Sony ILCE-5100 has an image stabiliser. 72% of digital cameras also have an image stabiliser.

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Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

The Sony ILCE-5100's camera shutter speed of only 0.00025s is in the shortest 32% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the camera shutter speeds range from 0.000016s to 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.0071s.

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Has a Built-in Flash

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The Sony ILCE-5100 has a built-in flash. 68% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The Sony ILCE-5100's weight of 224g is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 55% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Sony ILCE-5100 features flash exposure compensation, unlike 81% of cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Sony ILCE-5100 supports Wi-Fi. 72% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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400 Battery Life

The ILCE-5100 is a camera that takes 400 shots battery life.

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Features Smile Detection

The Sony ILCE-5100 features smile detection, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Sony ILCE-5100 features noise reduction, unlike 92% of cameras which do not feature noise reduction.

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Has a Touchscreen

The ILCE-5100 has a touchscreen, unlike 83% of cameras which do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Built-in Speaker(s)

The ILCE-5100 has a built-in speaker(s). 92% of cameras do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

Cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Sony ILCE-5100 of 922,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 78% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the ILCE-5100 of 3" is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 50% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony ILCE-5100 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 88% of cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Self-Timer

The Sony ILCE-5100 has a self-timer, unlike 83% of digital cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the ILCE-5100 is 6000 x 4000. That's over 11 times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. Cameras resolutions range from (L) 4000 x 3000 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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07108817238913, 07108818532836, 07108819570462

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