Sony A5100

Sony A5100

Sony A5100 review: specs and price

Sony A5100
Sony A5100

Why is Sony A5100 better than the average?

  • Megapixels
  • Focus points
  • Maximum light sensitivity
    25600 ISOvs16106.69 ISO
  • longer battery life
  • Video recording (main camera)
    1080 x 60fpsvs39728.12fps
  • Weight
  • Fastest shutter speed
  • Screen size

Top specs and features


1.Has a flip-out screen
Sony A5100

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

2.Is a system camera
Sony A5100

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.

3.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
Sony A5100

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.






5. higher resolution (screen)

921k dots

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.


Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

1040000k dots

6.has a touch screen
Sony A5100

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.


1.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.


Canon EOS R


2.has AF tracking
Sony A5100

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.

3.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

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.


Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO




Panono Camera


5.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Sony A5100

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

6.continuous shooting at high resolution


Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.


Olympus OM-D E-M1X



1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.


Panasonic Lumix DC-S1

2160 x 60fps

2.Has timelapse function
Sony A5100

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.

3.has a 24p cinema mode
Sony A5100

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

4.supports AVCHD format
Sony A5100

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.


1.has a stereo microphone
Sony A5100

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.


1. longer battery life


CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.


Nikon D3x


2.has a removable battery
Sony A5100

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

3.has a battery level indicator
Sony A5100

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

4.has a rechargeable battery
Sony A5100

The battery can be recharged and used over again.


1.has an external memory slot
Sony A5100

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

2.Has WiFi
Sony A5100

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Sony A5100

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.

4.can be controlled remotely
Sony A5100

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

5.has an accelerometer
Sony A5100

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

6.has a HDMI output
Sony A5100

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.


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