Sony A5000 | 20.1MP Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ 16–50mm Lens

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Details & Highlights

Product Highlights

    Capture amazing detail with the 20.1MP camera than anyone can use. With its self–portrait–friendly zoom lever and 180°–tilting screen that lets you see the shots as you take them, this camera makes quality photography look easy. Ready to share these frame–worthy moments with friends? Faster–than–ever wireless sharing with one–touch NFC connectivity lets you upload to Facebook and more, directly from the camera. Ah, simplicity.

Details from Sony

    20.1 MP Exmor® HD APS sensor
    You get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements. Thanks to the large 20.1 megapixel APS–C sensor size and Sony Exmor® APS HD CMOS technology, the camera achieves high resolution and DSLR quality images with no penalty in low–light sensitivity or sensor noise.

    Convenient Power zoom lens w/motor zoom lever and body control
    A convenient zoom lever on the body of the camera allows for effortless one–handed operation and smooth zooming even when shooting self–portraits, bringing compact camera convenience to the realm of interchangeable–lens models.

    Beautifully composed self–portraits made easy
    The a5000's tiltable LCD screen flips up 180° to make shooting self–portraits a snap. Include other people, experiment with interesting angles or shoot against famous landmarks. When you press the shutter, the camera does all the work.

    Full HD 1080/60i/24p or 1080/30p MP4 movies4
    Record stunning high quality Full HD video4 in either 60i or 24p frames per second. Records in your choice of 60i/24p Blu–Ray quality AVCHD™ format5, or in PC–friendly 1080/30p MP4 format.

    Low light situations not a problem
    Built–in pop–up flash in a compact camera body is perfect when an extra burst of light is needed to get the shot. Combine with high ISO sensitivity – from 100 to 16000 ISO – to enable shooting in just about any setting.

    Auto Object Framing fills the frame with your subject
    Give your photos a professional look with Auto Object Framing. Featuring advancements like exceptional two–person portrait capability along with Face Detection and Tracking Focus, Auto Object Framing not only turns ordinary photos into stunning compositions but does so automatically recognizing the scene then cropping accordingly.

    Compact, easy–to–carry PZ 16–50mm kit lens
    For the ultimate in portability, the a5000 includes the collapsible 16–50mm power zoom (SELP1650) as the kit lens. Ideal when traveling or anytime a compact, lightweight camera–combo is desired.

    Picture Effect modes
    The a5000 includes 17 effects that can be applied to photos or movies, giving you the means to vastly expand your artistic repertoire. The ability to view effects in real–time on the LCD screen11 before the shot lets you experiment with different looks until you are satisfied with the result.

    Photo Creativity feature
    The a5000 provides easy access to Picture Effect settings as well as controls for Background Defocus, Brightness, Color and Vividness. Just activate Photo Creativity, choose the appropriate item then adjust while viewing in real–time on the LCD screen. The ability to combine settings offers nearly unlimited creative control, and lets you compensate for tricky lighting.

    Superior Auto mode
    Use Superior Auto mode to shoot photos and movies with the ease of a compact digital camera. In this mode, the camera recognizes the current shooting environment then adjusts settings for optimal results. Superior Auto also includes Auto HDR and Hand–held Twilight modes, both of which employ image compositing technology to handle difficult lighting by recording multiple images at high speed then compositing them to produce the final photo.

    Anti–Motion Blur mode
    Corrects for subject movement to capture amazingly clean and sharp images in low light. The camera leverages the large, APS–C image sensor and captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six creates a single image that minimizes subject blur.

    Hand–held Twilight Mode
    Get cleaner and sharper night time pictures–beyond the capability of traditional cameras–without using flash or a tripod. The camera leverages the large, APS–C image sensor and captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six creates a single image of extraordinary detail and low noise.

    Face Detection/Smile Shutter
    Set the a5000 to recognize faces and smiles. Face Detection locates up to eight faces in a composition then adjusts exposure, white balance and other settings based on these faces. Smile Shutter – adjustable in three levels – automatically takes a shot when smiles in the scene are detected.

    Creative Style
    Tailor tthe look of photos and movies before shooting. Choose from one of seven settings – Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset or Black & White – depending on the scene or your creative intent.

    Speed Priority Continuous mode
    Freeze fast–moving subjects by shooting at up to 4 fps. This is the ideal solution for photographing sports, children at play or other action.

    Up to 420 Shots6 of battery life
    Take up to 420 shots on a single charge6 with Sony® lithium ion Stamina™ battery power. Sony's InfoLITHIUM® battery system enables you to see the percent of power remaining, so you can keep shooting in confidence.

    PlayMemories™ Home supplied software10
    Free, easy–to–use PlayMemories™ Home image management software automatically installs onto Windows PC's for Sony Digital Camera users. Download photos and movies onto your computer then view, organize, edit, retouch, print, burn to disk, share or upload to social networking websites.10

    Supplied accessories
    The kit includes a NP–FW50 Lithium ion rechargeable battery, AC–UB10 USB AC charger (in–camera battery charging), Mini–B USB cable, and shoulder strap.

    • 4. Records in 29 minute segments
    • 6. Actual performance varies based on settings, environmental conditions, and usage. Battery capacity decreases over time and use.
    • 9. (Footnote number to be updated) Auto Focus function available with Sony E–Mount lenses and Sony A–mount SSM and SAM series lenses when using LA–EA2/EA4 lens adaptor.
    • 10. Files compatible with iMovie® '09 or later on Mac. Software not compatible with Mac OS® X.
    • 11. Among interchangeable–lens cameras with an APS–C sensor and built–in flash as of February 2013.
    • 12. The following modes are not displayed in real–time and cannot be applied to movies: HDR Painting, Rich–tone Monochrome, Soft Focus and Miniature


Features & Specs

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Detailed Specifications
    General Specifications
  • Lens Compatibility: Sony E–mount, operation with Minolta/Konica Minolta Maxxum A–mount lenses confirmed via optional LA–EA adaptor9
  • Lens Mount: Sony E–mount
  • Camera Type: Interchangeable Lens camera

  • Imaging Sensor
  • Imaging Sensor: Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)
  • Processor: BIONZ X image processor
  • Anti Dust: Charge protection coating on Low–Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration mechanism
  • Pixel Gross: 20.4M pixels (approx.)
  • Effective Picture Resolution: 20.1M pixels (approx.)
  • Focal Length Conversion Factor: 1.5x
  • Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters

  • Recording
  • Media Type: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro–HG Duo™ media; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
  • Color Space: Still: sRG, AdobeRGB Movie: xvYCC standard (x.v.Color™ when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS™ color
  • Still Image Mode: JPEG (Standard, Fine, RAW, RAW+JPEG)
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution: 20.1M pixels (approx.)
  • Still Image Size 16:9: L (17 MP) 5456 x 3064, M (8.4 MP) 3872 x 2176, S (4.2 MP) 2736 x 1536
  • Still Image Size 3:2: L (20 MP) 5456 x 3632, M (10 MP) 3872 x 2576, S (5 MP) 2736 x 1824
  • Panorama Still Image Size: Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M) Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M) Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M)
  • Video Format: AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG–4 AVC (H.264))
  • Video Mode: AVCHD: FX – 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps FH – 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps FX – 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps FH – 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps MP4: HD – 1440 x 1080/ 30p@12Mbps VGA – 640 x 480/ 30p@3Mbps
  • Microphone/Speaker: Built–in Stereo Microphone
  • Still Image File Format: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)

  • Optics/Lens
  • Lens Type: Sony E–mount
  • Lens Mount Type: Sony E–mount lenses
  • Lens Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot
  • Aperture (Max.): f/3.5 – 5.6
  • Aperture (Min.): f/22 – F32
  • Optical Zoom: Approx. 3x
  • Digital Zoom: Approx. 4x
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24mm – 77mm
  • Filter Diameter: 40.5mm
  • Lens Groups–Elements: 8 groups, 9 elements (4 aspheric surfaces)
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 9–13/16'' (.25m) (W) – 11–13/16'' (0.3m) (T)
  • AF for Movie Capture: Contrast AF
  • Angle of View: 83°–32°
  • Aperture Blade: 7 Blades
  • Aspheric Elements: 1 ED element, 3 aspheric elements
  • Dimensions (Max. Diameter x Length): 2–5/8" x 1–13/16 (64.7 x 29.9mm)
  • Direct Manual Focus: Yes
  • Exterior Finish: Black (NEX–5T/B)
  • Lens Weight: 4.1 oz (116 g.)
  • Low Noise During Movie Capture: Yes
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.215x
  • Mount Material: Metal
  • EV Compensation: Still images: +/–3.0 EV (1/3EV steps selectable) Movies: +/–2.0 EV (1/3EV steps selectable)
  • Macro Mode: Yes
  • Magnification: 0.215x

  • LCD Display
  • LCD Type: 3.0" TFT LCD (460,800 dots)
  • Angle Adjustment: Tilt angle: Up: 180 degrees
  • Brightness Control: Auto, Manual (5 steps between –2 to +2)
  • Coverage: 100%
  • Live View: Continuous Live View
  • Real–time image adjustment display: Yes (On/Off)
  • Histogram: Yes (On/off)
  • Peaking: Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
  • Grid Display: Yes (Rule of Thirds, Square 4x6, Diagonal & Square 4x4, Off)
  • Customization: Grid, Histogram display, Digital Level Gauge, Grid Line, Magnified display for playback
  • Zebra: Yes (levels 70, ,75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 10, 100+, off)

  • Focus Control
  • Focus System: Contrast–detect AF
  • Focus Points: 25 points
  • AF Modes: Single–shot AF (AF–S), Continuous AF (AF–C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
  • Focus Area: Wide (Multi Point/ 25 points), Zone, Center–weighted, Flexible Spot (Small, Medium, Large)
  • Focus Sensitivity: EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
  • Focus Features: Predictive control (AF–A, AF–C), Focus Lock,
  • AF Illuminator: Built–in LED, Range: approx. 3' 4" – 9' 9" (0.3m–3.0m)

  • Exposure System
  • Picture Effect(s): 13 modes: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R, G, B, Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High–key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich–tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration
  • Auto Exposure Lock: Yes: with shutter button (can be disabled from menu), custom button set available
  • Color Temperature: 2500 to 9900K & Color Filter (G7 to M7: 15–steps, A7 to B7: 15–steps), Custom, Underwater
  • Creative Style: Standard, Vivid, Portrait , Landscape, Sunset, Black & White (Contrast (–3 to +3steps), Saturation(–3 to +3steps), Sharpness(–3 to +3steps)
  • D–Range Optimizer: Yes: (Auto, Level, Off)
  • Exposure Bracketing: 3 continuous or single shots in 1/3 or 2/3 EV steps
  • Exposure Compensation: Still images: +/–3.0 EV(1/3EV steps selectable) Movies: +/–2.0 EV(1/3EV steps selectable)
  • Exposure Settings: iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection, Movie
  • ISO: Stills: ISO 100–16000 selectable in 1 EV steps, Auto (100–3200) Movies: ISO 100–3200 selectable in 1 EV steps, Auto (200–3200)
  • Metering: Advanced 1200–zone evaluative metering
  • Metering Modes: Multi–segment, Center–weighted, Spot
  • Metering Sensitivity: EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
  • Scene Mode(s): Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand–held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
  • White Balance Mode: Auto WB / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash / Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & Color Filter (G7 to M7: 15–steps, A7 to B7: 15–steps) / Custom / Underwater

  • Drive System
  • Continuous Shooting Speed: Continuous mode: 2.5 fps, Speed Priority Continuous mode: 3.5 fps
  • Drive Mode: Single–shot, Continuous, Speed Priority Continuous, Self–timer (10/2 sec. delay), Self–timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec. delay; 3/5 exposures), Bracketing
  • Self–timer: 2–sec. or 10–sec. delay
  • Shutter Speeds: 1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb
  • Shutter Type: Electronically–controlled, vertical–traverse, focal–plane shutter

  • Flash
  • Flash Bracketing: ±2.0 EV
  • Flash Compensation: ±2.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 EV steps)
  • Flash Coverage: 16 mm (focal length printed on lens body)
  • Flash Metering System: Pre–flash TTL
  • Flash Modes: Flash off, Auto flash, Fill–flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync, Red–eye reduction (On/Off)
  • Flash Type: Built–in, Pop–up Auto
  • Guide Number: 4 (in meters at ISO 100)

  • Interface
  • Remote Commander: Yes, via optional RM–VPR1
  • PictBridge Compatible: Yes
  • A/V Remote Terminal: Yes, via optional RM–VPR1 wired Multi–terminal remote
  • BRAVIA® Sync™: Yes, via HDMI®
  • DC IN: Yes via optional AC–PW20AM (sold separately)
  • HD Output: HDMI® micro connector (Type–D), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD, 4K still image playback
  • Memory Card Slot: Dual compatibility slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro–HG Duo™/PRO–HG HX Duo™ media – SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
  • NFC: Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One–touch remote, One–touch sharing)
  • PhotoTV HD: Yes, with BRAVIA® Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI® cable
  • Tripod Mount: Yes (1/4" diameter, 20 threads per inch)
  • USB Port(s): USB 2.0 Hi–speed (mass–storage, MTP)
  • Wi–Fi: Yes(Wi–Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band) )

  • Weights and Measurements
  • Dimensions (Approx.): Approx. 4 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 7/16 in (109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7mm)
  • Weight (Approx.): With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo Approx. 9.5 oz (269g)
  • Weight(Approx) (Main unit only): Approx. 7.4 oz. (210 g)

  • Power
  • Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM® NP–FW50 (7.2V)
  • Battery Capacity: 1080 mAh
  • Number of Still Images: Approx. 420 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)
  • Supplied Battery Charger: AC–UB10 AC charger (in–camera charging via USB)

  • Software
  • Supplied Software: Supplied Software: PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter Version 4
  • Operating System Compatibility: Operating System Compatibility: Windows® XP SP3 (64–bit and Starter Editions are not supported, Windows Image Mastering API(IMAPI) Ver.2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs.) Windows Vista® SP2 (Starter Edition is not supported) Windows® 7 SP1; Windows® 8; Mac OS X (10.6–10.8)

  • Service and Warranty Information
  • Limited Warranty Term: 1 Year Parts & Labor
  • Interface
  • Remote release
  • Wired: Yes, via optional RM–VPR1

  • What's in the box
  • ILCE5000
  • AC-UB10 AC charger (in–camera charging via USB)
  • SELP1650 lens
  • Lens cap
  • Rechargeable battery (NP-FW50)
  • Shoulder strap
  • Body cap
  • Micro USB cable
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