20.1 MP Exmor® HD APS sensor
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.
BIONZ X™ image processing engine
Expect superlative results with Sony’s latest processing engine: truer colour rendering, better noise reduction, and faster burst mode shooting.
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.
Full HD 1080/60i/24p or 1080/30p MP4 movies
Record stunning high quality Full HD video in either 60i or 24p frames per second. Records in your choice of 60i/24p Blu-Ray quality AVCHD™ format, or in PC-friendly 1080/30p MP4 format.
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.
Face Detection/Smile Shutter
Set the α5000 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.
Up to 420 Shots of battery life
Take up to 420 shots on a single charge 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.
Compact Power Zoom 16-50mm kit lens
For the ultimate in portability, the α5000 includes the collapsible 16-50mm power zoom (SELP1650) as the kit lens. Ideal when traveling or anytime a compact, lightweight camera-combo is desired.
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.
Beautifully composed self-portraits made easy
The α5000’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.
Superior Auto and Photo Creativity
The Superior Auto mode makes great photography as simple as pointing and shooting. It also lets you enjoy creative photographic expression by entering the Photo Creativity mode — for easy adjustment of Background Defocus, Brightness, Colour and Vividness — or adding Picture Effect modes while viewing the results in real-time on the LCD screen.
Optimize image quality for the type of scene you shoot by choosing one of nine Scene Selection modes, including Portrait, Sports Action and Macro.
Bring out the character of your scene by choosing the appropriate mode (Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White or Sepia).
These four modes make it easy to enjoy the creative freedom of manual shooting while prioritizing what is most important for the shot.
Hand-held Twilight (Scene Selection)
Create beautiful hand-held evening shots with minimal blur and noise by activating this advanced Scene Selection mode.
This feature enhances clarity by reducing subject-motion blur, which tends to occur in dimly lit scenes or when shooting at telephoto settings.
This handy feature colourizes the most sharply focused areas of your image so you can quickly confirm whether manual focusing needs adjustment.
DRO (D-Range Optimizer)
DRO is another way to tame contrasty scenes for more natural looking images. Unlike Auto HDR, it can be used when photographing moving subjects, even during high-speed continuous shooting.
Just sweep the camera when shooting to capture spectacular panoramic landscapes that can be enjoyed on the LCD screen or a wide-screen TV.
Improve your accuracy during manual focusing by magnifying the scene 6.8x or 13.6x on the LCD screen and fine-tuning what you see.
The 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Alpha E-mount Retractable Zoom Lens from Sony is a retractable zoom lens with a focal length range of 24-75mm in the 35mm format equivalency. It covers shooting lengths from true wide angle to standard portrait length and is a great day-to-day type lens, especially since its unique retractability keeps it very compact. When powered on, the lens expands, but in its off position the lens is only 1.2" (30mm) which will fit in your pocket. When expanded, it has a surprisingly large zoom range and access to its dual-function control ring for manual focus and zooming. Its Power Zoom capability in AF mode and Internal Stepping Motor provide, fast, smooth and quiet autofocus which is helpful when shooting video with this lens.
The lens is a Sony E-mount lens that is compatible not only with the NEX cameras but also with the NEX Handycam Camcorders. The built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization system reduces the effect of camera shake which is particularly problematic when tracking moving subjects in video or shooting photos in low-light. The OSS provides approximately 4-stops of shutter speed correction to help create blur-free images no matter the shooting conditions. Four Aspherical elements and one ED element correct for curved perspective at wide-angle lengths and chromatic aberration at telephoto lengths to provide sharp, high contrast imaging across the entire frame.
Sony E-mount lenses
APS-C type (23.2 x 15.4mm)
NUMBER OF PIXELS (EFFECTIVE)
NUMBER OF PIXELS (TOTAL)
IMAGE SENSOR ASPECT RATIO
Charge protection coating on Optical Filter
Recording (still images)
RECORDING FORMAT (STILL IMAGES)
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant) RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS), 3:2
L: 5456 x 3632 (20M) M: 3872×2576 (10M) S: 2736x1824 (5.0M)
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS), 16:9
L: 5456x3064 (17M) M: 3872x2176 (8.4M) S:2736x1536 (4.2M)
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS), SWEEP PANORAMA
Wide: horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M) Standard: horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
IMAGE QUALITY MODES
RAW RAW & JPEG JPEG Fine JPEG Standard
Posterization (Colour), Posterization (B/W), Pop Colour, Retro Photo, Partial Colour (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera (Normal / Cool / Warm / Green / Magenta), Soft High-key, Soft Focus (High / Mid / Low), HDR Painting (High / Mid / Low), Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature (Auto / Top/Middle (H) / Bottom / Right / Middle (V) / Left), Watercolour, Illustration (High / Mid / Low)
Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White, Sepia (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))
DYNAMIC RANGE FUNCTIONS
Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))
RECORDING FORMAT (MOVIE)
AVCHD 2.0 / MP4
AVCHD Ver. 2.0 compliant / MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)
AUDIO RECORDING FORMAT
Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch Dolby Digital Stereo Creator MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
IMAGE SIZE (PIXELS), PAL
(3:2 mode)L:5456 x 3632(20M), M:3872×2576(10M), S:2736x1824(5.0M)"
Auto Slow Shutter
COMPATIBLE RECORDING MEDIA
Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC memory cards
STORAGE MEDIA SLOT
RECORDING MODE ON 2 MEMORY CARDS
Long exposure NR:available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec. High ISO NR: Normal/Low
MULTI FRAME NR
WHITE BALANCE MODES
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White, Cool White, Day White, Daylight), Flash, Underwater/ Colour Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & colour filter (G7 to M7 (15-step), A7 to B7 (15-step)), Custom
AWB MICRO ADJUSTMENT
YES (G7 to M7, 15-step) (A7 to B7, 15-step)
3 frames, H/L selectable
Exmor™" APS HD CMOS sensor"
25 points (contrast-detection AF)
FOCUS SENSITIVITY RANGE
EV0 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
Autofocus, DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
Wide (25 points (contrast-detection AF)), Zone, Center-weighted, Flexible Spot (S/M/L)
AF ILLUMINATOR RANGE
Approx. 0.3 - approx. 3.0m (with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
1200-zone evaluative metering
Exmor™" APS HD CMOS sensor"
EV0 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE, Aperture priority, Shutter-speed priority, Manual, Movie (Programmed AE / Aperture priority / Shutter-speed priority / Manual ), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur
Still images: +/- 3.0EV (1/3EV steps); Movies: +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
AUTO (AE) BRACKETING
Bracket: Cont. Bracket: Single, With 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV increments 3 Frames (1/3 EV, 2/3 EV,1.0EV,2.0EV,3.0EV : only 3 frames) selectable
Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. (Auto/On/Off selectable)
REAL-TIME IMAGE ADJUSTMENT DISPLAY
YES (ON / OFF)
3.0" wide type TFT LCD
TOTAL NUMBER OF DOTS
BRIGHTNESS CONTROL (LCD)
Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Up by approx. 180 degrees
DISPLAY SELECTER (FINDER/LCD)
REAL-TIME IMAGE ADJUSTMENT DISPLAY (LCD)
YES (6.8x, 13.6x)
YES (Level setting: High / Mid / Low / Off, Colour: White / Red / Yellow)
On / On (Regist. Faces) / Off Face registeration Face selection
AUTO OBJECT FRAMING
CLEAR IMAGE ZOOM
SMART ZOOM (STILL IMAGE)
M:Approx.1.4x S:Approx. 2x
DIGITAL ZOOM (STILL IMAGE)
L:Approx.4x, M:Approx.5.6x, S:Approx.8x
DIGITAL ZOOM (MOVIE)
PLAYMEMORIES CAMERA APPS™
Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
YES (3 sec delay/OFF selectable)
YES (selectable from 3 steps)
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Still images:1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4(1/3 steps) up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)
FLASH SYNC. SPEED
1/160 sec. (With compatible Sony external flash)
ELECTRONIC FRONT SHUTTER CURTAIN
Not supported (image stabilisation supported on lens)
+/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
16mm (focal-length printed on the lens body)
Flash Off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync
Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band) )
Single, Continuous, Speed-priority Continuous, 10 seconds and 2 seconds Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec delay 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracketing:Single, Bracketing:Cont, WB Bracketing, DRO Bracketing
3.5 fps (in Speed Priority Continuous Shooting mode)
Single (with or without shooting information), RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 12/30-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 15.1x, M: 10.7x, S: 7.6x, Panorama (Standard): 19x, Panorama (Wide): 29x), Image orientation (Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Date/Still/MP4/VCHD), Forward/Rewind (Movie), Delete, Protect, Auto Review (10/5/2 sec,Off)
Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
HDMI micro connector (Type-D) BRAVIA Sync (link menu) PhotoTV HD 4K Still Image PB
Multi/Micro USB Terminal
Built-in stereo microphone
Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
CUSTOM FUNCTION TYPE
Custom key settings
NP-FW50 W-series Rechargeable Battery Pack
BATTERY LIFE (CIPA, STILL IMAGES)
Up to 420 shots
BATTERY LIFE (CIPA, MOVIES)
Approx. 95 min (actual recording) Approx. 150 min (continuous recording)
AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately)
INTERNAL BATTERY CHARGE
Size & Weight
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)
109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7 mm
210 g (Body Only) / 269 g (With battery and media)
2500 to 9900K& colour filterG7 to M7(15-step), A7 to B7(15-step)/ Custom
VIEW ON SMARTPHONE
UPLOAD TO PC
VIEW ON TV
WIRELESS & NETWORK CAPABILITIES
Downloadable Camera Apps, NFC One-touch functionality, Wi-Fi
Windows Vista SP2 (Starter Edition is not supported) Windows 7 SP1 Windows 8 Mac OS X (v10.6-v10.8)
What's In The Box
AC-UB10 AC charger (in-camera charging via USB)
Rechargeable battery (NP-FW50)
Micro USB cable
*Items may vary by country and model
|Focal Length||16 - 50 mm
Comparable Focal Length: 24 - 75 mm
|Aperture||Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 36
|Camera Mount Type||Sony (E Mount for NEX)|
|Format Compatibility||DSLR (APS-C Sensor)|
|Angle of View||83° - 32°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||9.8" (24.89 cm)|
|Filter Thread||Front: 40.5 mm|
|Dimensions (DxL)||Approx. 2.55 x 1.18" (64.7 x 29.9 mm)|
|Weight||4.09 oz (116 g)|
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