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Sony ILCE5100Y

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Sony ILCE-5100
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Sony ILCE-5100 Review

With excellent features and at under only 6 months old, we have ranked the Sony ILCE-5100 number 122 across all digital cameras and number 267 in best selling cameras.
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Fully-Featured
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Age
4 Months Old
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Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 82?

Looking across the entire Canon camera range, the average reviews for all Canon cameras are excellent.
Released by Sony 4 months ago, it is one of the newest digital cameras on the market, incorporating some of the latest digital camera features. View the latest cameras 2018.
It 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 this digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 220 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for portrait photography, ranking number 210 in portrait photography cameras as well being very good for landscape photography, ranking number 220 in landscape photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
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Landscape Photography
Very Good
76
Everyday Photography
Very Good
70
Sports Photography
Very Good
61
Wildlife Photography
Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £489 on Amazon UK 3 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Sony ILCE-5100 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 30,355 owner and expert reviews (including 6,998 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews 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

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We found a cheaper price for the Sony ILCE-5100 of $398.00 (£553.06) in the United States. That's a saving of £121.42.

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Age

Only Released Four Months Ago

This Sony digital camera has only been on the market for four months, and features the latest in camera technology.

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Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

The lowest megapixels of digital cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Sony ILCE-5100 of 24.3MP is in the highest 5% 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 ILCE-5100 is 6000 x 4000 pixels. That's 51% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The best resolution of all digital cameras 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 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 Sony ILCE-5100's maximum ISO sensitivity of 25,600 is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 83% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the ISO sensitivities (max) range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000.

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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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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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Has a Built-In Flash

The 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 fairly standard compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 54% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Touchscreen

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

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Features Noise Reduction

The Sony ILCE-5100 features noise reduction, unlike 91% of cameras which do not feature noise reduction.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony ILCE-5100 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 87% of cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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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 over eight times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Has a Self-Timer

The ILCE-5100 has a self-timer, unlike 82% of digital cameras which do not have a self-timer.

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Features Smile Detection

The Sony ILCE-5100 features smile detection, which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The ILCE-5100 features flash exposure compensation. 78% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The ILCE-5100 supports Wi-Fi. 69% of digital cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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Only 2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolution of the ILCE-5100 of 922,000 pixels is higher than 76% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the display resolutions range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 610,000 pixels.

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400 Battery Life

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

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Sony ILCE-5100 of 3" is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 45% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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

This 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 ILCE-5100 has a built-in speaker(s), unlike 92% of digital cameras which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony deutschland gmbh ilce5100y, sony ilce5100lw, sony ilce5100lb, sony ilce5100b

Barcodes:

00027242882362, 00027242882379, 00027242883246, 04905524984705, 04905524986839, 04905524986983, 07108817238913, 07108818532836, 07108819570462

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