amazon Sony A5100 reviews
On the outside, the new Sony A5100 camera is almost identical to the previous generation Sony A5000 debuted at CES 2014. It weighs just 224g and measures 109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7 mm. Despite its light weight, the A5100 is still very solid in the hand. The included SEL 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens is compact, with both the camera body and lens equivalent to just a few compacts. With its lightweight design, users can easily carry the A5100 anywhere.
The 3-inch LCD panel on the back of the Sony A5100 can tilt and flip up to 180°, which makes it easy for users to take pictures from both low and high angles and especially when shooting themselves.
Similar to the A6000, it uses the 24.3 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and features Fast Hybrid AF for the fastest autofocus speed in the world. This system delivers amazingly fast AF focal lengths of less than 0.07 seconds. The Touch AF function also increases the efficiency of autofocus. The user just touches the screen to focus accurately on the focal plane including 25 contrast detection points and 179 phase detection points. In general, the focus on the A5100 is extremely fast so you will not have to miss any perfect moments with it.
On the A5100 without a viewfinder, users will have to look at the screen through the screen. This is a minus point of the A5100. However, amateurs still can be quite assured that the screen is relatively good, Sony has an option “Sunny Weather” mode dedicated to outdoor use.
The only regret on the A5100 is that the control system is limited by few buttons. Machine without adjustable wheel as fast as the A6000. In addition to the shooting mode priority, users will have to take at least two actions to change any of the settings. However, this is acceptable because Sony’s purpose is to minimize the minimization of the size and weight of the A5100.
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Image quality, video
With the 24.3MP APS HD CMOS sensor and the new BIONZ X processor used on the A6000, the images taken from the A5100 have detail and sharpness. Image quality between these two machines is almost equivalent.
Besides shooting features, the Sony A5100 also offers video recording, which can record video in AVCHD format (60p / 50p / 25p / 24p), stereo sound. There are also other formatting options, codecs. The video recording feature is the strength of the A5100. Actually, the camera has better video capabilities than the A6000. One good feature of the A5100 is its ability to record two video file formats simultaneously, an MPEG-4 file to share and XAVC S or AVCHD to store at its highest resolution. Providing less compressed new video format makes the video significantly higher quality.
Being a mirrorless camera, the A5100 has a lot of interesting and useful features for the user. Thanks to the Wi-Fi connection, the user can control remote shooting with a smartphone or tablet. In addition, the machine is also equipped with an NFC connection, with this connection sharing of content such as pictures or videos takes place in a snap.
Not to stop there, the A5100 is also on the list of applications used in Sony’s PlayMemories Camera Apps. There are many interesting applications for you to choose from.