Sony A5100
Top 39%915 points
Top 39%
Megapixels
Number of cameras
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Top 90%
201 cameras
19.73MP - 28.56MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
No
megapixels
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life
24
MP
Panono Camera
108MP
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Sony A5100: 46 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

24MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
288
0

2. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
179
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
185
0

3. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
171
0

4. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Sony A5100
25% have it
150
0

5. weight

283g
HTC Re: 65.5g
141
0

6. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
25600ISO
Nikon D5: 3280000ISO
126
0

7. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
400shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
114
0

8. video recording

1080 x 60fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
113
0

9. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Sony A5100
33% have it
100
0

10. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Sony A5100
48% have it
84
0

11. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.00025s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
80
0

12. width

110mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
76
0

13. has a 24p cinema mode

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
Sony A5100
25% have it
76
0

14. height

63mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
0

15. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
921k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
71
0

16. thickness

36mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
70
0

17. Has timelapse function

A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
Sony A5100
12% have it
59
0

18. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Sony A5100
22% have it
58
0

19. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless: 4.8"
58
0

20. has AF tracking

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
Sony A5100
73% have it
56
0

21. Faster photo autofocus due to a phase detection autofocus when shooting pictures

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus and allows sharper images.
Sony A5100
29% have it
56
0

22. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Sony A5100
43% have it
54
0

23. supports AVCHD format

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.
Sony A5100
26% have it
54
0

24. has touch autofocus

The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
Sony A5100
18% have it
52
0

25. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Sony A5100
52% have it
52
0

26. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Sony A5100
88% have it
51
0

27. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Sony A5100
44% have it
48
0

28. Has 802.11n WiFi connection

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.
Sony A5100
19% have it
48
0

29. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Sony A5100
44% have it
47
0

30. has NFC

NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
Sony A5100
10% have it
44
0

31. has a CMOS sensor

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
Sony A5100
67% have it
41
0

32. shoots raw

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
Sony A5100
55% have it
41
0

33. has a serial shot mode

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
Sony A5100
88% have it
40
0

34. exposure time

When the camera shutter is open for a long time, more light is absorbed by the sensor. You can use this slow shutter speed to produce vivid night time photography, or capture the trajectory of moving objects such as motorway traffic.
30s
Hasselblad X1D-50c: 3600s
37
0

35. has manual exposure

This allows to manually set the exposure.
Sony A5100
63% have it
37
0

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