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Sony ILCE-5100
ILCE5100Y

£499.00
Sony ILCE-5100
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808 Reviews + 11 Awards
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Features
Good Features
95
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
72
Value for Money
Good
88
Age
10 Months Old
82
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
Camera Labs Recommended tomsguide.com Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Essential Ephotozine Highly Recommended
224g Mirrorless 24.3MP 6000 X 4000 Pixels Nov 2017
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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Sony ILCE-5100 number 47 in best selling cameras and number 93 across all digital cameras.

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Kagoo Score
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Reviews
71
Features
96
Popularity
72
Value for Money
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Age
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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 82?

It has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 91% of buyers recommending this digital 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 Canon digital camera range, the average reviews for all Canon digital cameras are also excellent.
With it being less than a year since it was released by Sony, this camera features some of the latest camera technology. View the latest digital 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, ranking number 65 in landscape photography cameras. It is also very good for everyday photography, ranking number 64 in everyday photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 51 in portrait photography cameras.
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Overall Review Score

The Sony ILCE-5100 has received an average review score of 87% based on 1,381 reviews.

Awards

The Sony ILCE-5100 has received 11 awards including an Essential Award from PhotographyBlog.com, a Highly Recommended Award from Ephotozine and a Recommended Award from Camera Labs
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Reviews Breakdown

59% of customers would recommend the Sony ILCE-5100.
5 Stars
819 Reviews
4 Stars
349 Reviews
3 Stars
81 Reviews
2 Stars
31 Reviews
1 Star
32 Reviews
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Average Rating of Sony Cameras

We have checked 28,486 expert reviews and 126,145 user reviews for cameras from across the internet and used these reviews to calculate an average rating for Sony cameras of 87%. This makes Sony the 3rd best rated digital 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
Features Flash Exposure Compensation
Supports Wi-Fi
Higher Than Average Megapixels

The average megapixels of all digital cameras is 16MP, with the lowest being 0.3MP and the highest being 80MP. The Sony ILCE-5100's sensor megapixels of 24.3MP is in the highest 5% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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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 the most frequently found resolution on 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 cameras. It is higher than 86% of all digital cameras when ranked 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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Has an Image Stabiliser

The ILCE-5100 has an image stabiliser, as do 72% of cameras.

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Very Short Camera Shutter Speed

The average camera shutter speed of all cameras is 0.0079s, with the shortest being 0.000016s and the longest being 4s. The Sony ILCE-5100's camera shutter speed of only 0.00025s is shorter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is shorter than 73% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-in Flash
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The Sony ILCE-5100 has a built-in flash, as do 69% of cameras.

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Average Weight
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The ILCE-5100's weight of 224g is fairly typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is heavier than 47% 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 76% of digital cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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

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400 Battery Life

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

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Features Smile Detection

The ILCE-5100 features smile detection, unlike 84% of cameras which do not feature smile detection.

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Has a Touchscreen

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

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Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

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Has a Built-in Speaker(s)

The ILCE-5100 has a built-in speaker(s), unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The lowest display resolution of digital cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 600,000 pixels. The display resolution of the ILCE-5100 of 922,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 24% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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The display diagonal of the ILCE-5100 of 3" is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is larger than 65% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

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

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Has a Self-Timer

The ILCE-5100 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 79% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Features Noise Reduction

The ILCE-5100 features noise reduction, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature noise reduction.

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Popularity

Popularity

The Sony ILCE-5100 is currently ranked number 93 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.

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Release Date

This camera has been on the market since November 2017.

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How Fast Do Sony Camera Prices Drop After Release?

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Sony ILCE-5100 Specification

Key Features
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Weight
Camera Type
Megapixels
Picture Quality
Image Stabiliser
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Sensor Type
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Energy Star Certified
Waterproof
Dustproof
Colour
Lens System
Minimum Aperture Number
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Smile Detection
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Focus Adjustment
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
Pre-Flash
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
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution
Display
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB Version
HDMI Connector Type
USB Connector
Camera
Image Processor
GPS
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Anti-Dust Function
Camera File System
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Electronic Compass
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
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Other Features
Built-in Flash
Face Detection
Camera Shutter Speed
Aspect Ratio
Technical Details
Self-Timer

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

sony ilce5100bbdl, sony ilce5100yb, sony ilce5100lw, sony ilce5100lb, sony ilce5100yw, sony a5100, sony f4563, sony 24mp

Barcodes

00027242283817, 00027242882362, 00027242882379, 00027242883246, 04548736016675, 04905524984705, 04905524984767, 04905524984774, 04905524986839, 07108817238913, 07108818532836, 07108819570462

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