Sony A5100


The A5100 is the sixth iteration of what used to be the low-end NEX body, with a new sensor and new abilities added.

  • Sensor: 24mp Sony APS CMOS sensor, 23.5 x 15.6 (1.5x crop), 14 bit depth
  • Mount: Sony NEX (E-Mount)
  • Images: 5456 x 3632 JPEG or ARW raw; maximum 6 fps for 15 frames 
  • Video:  1080P/60/50/25/24 (PAL or NTSC camera versions have different abilities), 1440x1080P/30/25, 720P/120, 640x480P/30/25, AVCHD with stereo audio, up to 29 minute length, XAVC S, AVCHD, or MP4 encoding
  • Shutter: mechanical 30 sec to 1/4000 sec, bulb
  • Exposure: multi, center-weighted, spot metering, -3 to +3EV exposure compensation, 10 white balance settings (plus Auto and Custom), ISO 100-25600 (plus Auto)
  • Focus: 25-point contrast detect and 179 point phase detect autofocus, single point, multi-area, face detect, tracking, manual focus override
  • Display: 3" 922k dot tilting (180°) touch-screen LCD, optional EVF
  • Flash: built-in pop-up flash (GN 13', 4m at ISO 100), 1/160 flash sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync, rear sync
  • Remote: optional infrared
  • Other Notable Features: WiFi with NFC, PlayMemories Apps, crop portrait mode, clean HDMI output
  • Cards: SD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Pro-HG Duo
  • Battery: NP-FW50, 400 shots CIPA
  • Size: 4.3 x 2.5 x 1.4" (110 x 63 x 36mm) wide, tall, deep
  • Weight: 10 ounces (283g) with battery
  • Colors: Black, White, Silver
  • Price: US$700 with 16-50mm kit lens
  • Announced: Announced August 2014

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