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Sony ILCE-5100
ILCE5100

£412.07
Sony ILCE-5100
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Reviews
736 Reviews + 11 Awards
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Features
Good Features
86
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
75
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Age
12 Months Old
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and fairly new 224g camera, with an Editor's Choice award from three expert review websites and 8 further awards from other expert sites.
224g Mirrorless 24.3MP 6000 X 4000 Pixels Nov 2017
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With outstanding reviews and at under 1 year old, we have ranked the Sony ILCE-5100 number 429 across all digital cameras.

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Reviews
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Features
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Popularity
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Value for Money
88
Age

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 83?

It has great expert reviews and very good user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 11 awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from Tomsguide.com plus two other sites and a "Recommended" award from Gagadget.com plus two other sites. Looking across the entire Fujifilm digital camera range, the average reviews for all Fujifilm 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 cameras 2018.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average megapixels
6000 x 4000 pixels image resolution
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
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 this Sony digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for landscape photography. It is also very good for portrait photography as well being very good for everyday photography.
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Average Review Score

4.4 stars (0 reviews).
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What Are People Saying About the Sony ILCE-5100?

How Good Are Sony Digital Cameras?

We have checked 37,651 expert reviews and 221,289 user reviews for digital cameras and used this data to determine an average rating for Sony digital cameras of 89%. This makes Sony the 4th best camera brand according to customer reviews.

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Features

Key Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels
6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution
Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution
Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity
Has an Image Stabiliser
Very Short Camera Shutter Speed
Has a Built-in Flash
Average Weight
400 Battery Life
6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution
Higher Than Average Megapixels

The ILCE-5100's sensor megapixels of 24.3MP is very high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 4% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest megapixels of digital cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony ILCE-5100 has a maximum image resolution of 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Video Resolution

This 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 ILCE-5100's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 16% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The average maximum ISO sensitivity of all digital 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. 69% of digital cameras also have an image stabiliser.

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Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the ILCE-5100 of only 0.00025s is shorter than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is shorter than 72% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have camera shutter speeds of between 0.000016s and 4s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.0089s.

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Has a Built-in Flash
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The ILCE-5100 has a built-in flash. 67% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight
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The ILCE-5100's weight of 224g is relatively typical compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 46% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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400 Battery Life

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

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution

The ILCE-5100 supports a maximum still image resolution of 6000 x 4000. That's 69% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4352 x 3264. This camera also supports a still image resolution of 6000x4000, 4240x2832, 3008x2000 plus 7 more values. Cameras resolutions range from 6000 x 3368 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Features Noise Reduction

The ILCE-5100 features noise reduction, which is unusual. 92% of digital cameras do not feature noise reduction.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

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

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Features Smile Detection

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

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Supports Wi-Fi
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The ILCE-5100 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 71% of cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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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 ILCE-5100 has a built-in speaker(s). 91% of cameras do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

Digital cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 600,000 pixels. The display resolution of the Sony ILCE-5100 of 922,000 pixels is higher than 76% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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The ILCE-5100's display diagonal of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the largest 51% 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 digital cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Has a Self-Timer

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

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Has a Touchscreen

The Sony ILCE-5100 has a touchscreen. 83% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Popularity

The Sony ILCE-5100 is currently ranked number 429 across all 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.

The price (excluding ex-display prices) has dropped from £674.48 to £412.07 in the last 70 days. Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price changes.

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Release Date

This Sony digital camera was released in November 2017.

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Sony ILCE-5100 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
Colour
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
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
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Recording
Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
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
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB Version
HDMI Connector Type
USB Connector
Camera
Image Processor
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Built-in Processor
Playback Modes
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
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)
Other Features
Built-in Flash
Aspect Ratio
Technical Details
Self-Timer

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

sony ilce5100yb, sony ilce5100lw, sony ilce5100lb, sony ilce5100yw, sony ilce5100b, sony sel55210b, sony a5100, sony 24mp

Barcodes

00027242882362, 00027242882379, 00027242883246, 04905524984767, 04905524984774, 04905524986839, 07108817238913, 07108818532836, 07108819570462

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