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Sony Alpha 5100 / A5100 / ILCE-5100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1348 reviews of Sony Alpha 5100 / A5100 / ILCE-5100. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The portability and performance also get good views. Reviews about the storage and energy efficiency are mixed, and the memory and viewfinder get negative views.

usability, performance, portability, price, size

viewfinder, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha 5100 / A5100 / ILCE-5100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha 5100 / A5100 / ILCE-5100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 user reviews of Sony Alpha 5100 / A5100 / ILCE-5100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the image quality and performance. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but the reliability and viewfinder get negative reviews.

portability, usability, price, performance, image quality

viewfinder, reliability

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Alpha A5100 24.3MP Interchangeable Lens Camera with 16-50 Lens - BlackSony Alpha A5100 24.3MP Interchangeable Lens Camera with 16-50 Lens - Black

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha 5100 / A5100 / ILCE-5100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 332 user reviews of Sony Alpha 5100 / A5100 / ILCE-5100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and portability. The performance and price also get good feedback. Many are negative about the flash and storage. There are some mixed views about the viewfinder.

usability, price, performance, portability, size

reliability, memory, energy, storage, flash

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony a5100 16-50mm Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3-Inch Flip Up LCD (Black)Sony a5100 16-50mm Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3-Inch Flip Up LCD (Black)

Aug, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Alpha 5100 / A5100 / ILCE-5100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony Alpha 5100 / A5100 / ILCE-5100 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the usability and size. The design and battery are also mentioned favorably.

battery, design, size, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony a5100 16-50mm Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3-Inch Flip Up LCD (Black)Sony a5100 16-50mm Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3-Inch Flip Up LCD (Black)

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

Sony A5100 sounds surprisingly good

 

With the Alpha A5100 (aka ILCE-5100), Sony replaces the NEX-5T and sticks a fork in the NEX line, unifying all its mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras (ILC) under the ILCE model-naming convention. Coming in at $550/£420 for the body or...

Right now, while there are a lot of competitors at and around the A5100's price, Sony's option seems to offer quite a bit for the money.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: (photoreview.com.au)

Sony α5100

 

An update to the popular α5000 that provides higher resolution, a touch-screen monitor, improved movie recording and a fast hybrid AF system with 179 detection points.

The lack of a viewfinder will always be an issue for photographers who live in the Southern Hemisphere where clear skies and bright sunlight can make LCD screens unreadable. Aside from that, the α5100 is a good performer at a reasonable price.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: (dpexpert.com.au)

[REVIEW—SONY a5100 compact mirrorless camera]

 

This 24.3 megapixel mirrorless interchangeable lens camera comes with a 16—50mm lens. On this APS sensor that translates into 24—75mm in film terms. The retracting lens keeps the overall bulk of the camera small enough for a handbag, if not for a...

The image quality is good, and better than good in RAW mode. Auto white balance is particularly fine even under mixed light sources where subjects are rendered in correct colours. Movie mode is aided by a very smooth power zoom function controlled with...

The absence of any external function controls – even something as elementary as shooting mode (Auto, P, S, A, M) is a pain in the posterior. There is no eye-level viewfinder, not even an option ; VERDICT: The Sony a5100 is clearly made for someone...

The Sony a5100 is clearly made for someone trading up from a point and shoot compact who wants better image quality without taxing the brain. The camera is capable of producing outstanding images, but left to its own devices you won’t get 100 per cent...

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):400
Battery technology:Lithium
Battery Type:NP-FW50
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Histogram: Yes
Photo effects:black&white, Sepia, Vivid
Scene modes:Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Portrait, Sports, Sunset
Self-timer:2,10
Tripod mountable: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater

Design

Colour of product:White

Display

Display:TFT
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):921600

Flash

Flash exposure correction:±2EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash Modes:auto, fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:179
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Flexible Spot Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4
Lens mount interface:Sony E

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:100, 12800, 25600
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, MS XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC

Networking

Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC Body
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):23.5 x 15.6
Image stabilizer: No
Maximum image resolution:6000 x 4000
Megapixel:24.3
Sensor Format:Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):6000 x 4000\n4240 x 2832\n3008 x 2000\n6000 x 3376\n4240 x 2400\n3008 x 1688\n12416 x 1856\n5536 x 2160\n8192 x 1856\n3872 x 2160
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 16:9
Total MegaPixels:24.7

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
USB connector:Micro-USB B
USB connector type:Micro-USB B

Shutter

Fastest camera shutter speed:1/4000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

Technical Details

Image processor:BIONZ X

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVCHD, MP4
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.57
Height :6.28
Weight:224
Weight (including battery):283
Width:11