Product Comparison: Sony Alpha a5000 vs Sony Alpha a5100


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Sony
Origin
Thailand
Thailand
About the Product
Bring the power and flexibility of interchangeable-lens digital camera photography wherever you go, with α5000—the world’s lightest interchangeable-lens digital camera.
If you're looking to impress your clients or capture realistic photos of important moments in your life, the Sony Alpha a5100 can help you make it happen. It features a 24.3-megapixel CMOS sensor that reproduces images with rich details and comes with a 16–50mm lens to get you started shooting. Share photos with your friends and family by connecting your smartphone or other device using the camera's built-in Wi-Fi.
Model
Alpha a5000
Alpha a6500
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
20.1 MP
24.3 MP
Sensor Type
APS-C, "Exmor®" CMOS
APS-C, "Exmor®" CMOS
Lens
16-50 mm Power Zoom Lens
16-50 mm Power Zoom Lens

Sony Alpha a5000

Sony Alpha a5100

Size & Weight
Height
2.47 in.
2.47 in.
Width
4.32 in.
4.32 in.
Depth
1.41 in.
1.41 in.
Weight
9.49 oz.
9.98 oz.

Sony Alpha a5000

Sony Alpha a5100

Sony Alpha a5000

Sony Alpha a5100

Sony Alpha a5000

Sony Alpha a5100

Sony Alpha a5000

Sony Alpha a5100

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm OSS Lens (White)
  • It's light weight, and very aesthetically pleasing. Great camera for someone who wants to take pictures of their family, travels, or for youtube videos.
  • The weight is a bit more than a standard point and shoot, and you definitely can't just shove this bad boy in your pocket like may other cameras. But if quality is more-so what you are looking for, this is a perfect camera to get.
  • Light weight and takes amazing pictures.
  • The camera is easy to use and light weight. I like it.
  • Sony Alpha a5000 camera design is fabulous and light weight.
Sony Alpha a5100 16-50mm Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black)
  • It's SMALL and lightweight. Great for hiking and traveling with. You hardly even notice it when you're carrying it around.
  • Portable and light - I got a sigma 30mm 2.8 lens that makes it a great combo for everyday/food photography, and I use an adaptor for my canon landscape lenses. AF works, is slow, but so are landscapes.
  • Portable.. Small,compact,tilt screen.. Easy to use.
  • This is an amazing camera! It's light weight. Mirror less, and takes really nice pictures.
  • Good for travelling.
Imaging
ISO Settings
100 - 16000
100 - 25600
Digital Zoom
4 x
4 x
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, RAW
JPEG, RAW

Sony Alpha a5000

Sony Alpha a5100

What customers say about "Imaging"
Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm OSS Lens (White)
  • Takies great photos every time. The image stabilisation and degree of detail is impressive. Can be used on automatic as an idiot camera, or you can use many advanced settings.
  • I got the silver version, fantastic camera with incredible quality images, fast processor, highly attractive and durably made.
  • As a vlogger this camera is an essential, video quality is top notch!
  • It's small but has a big punch! The photo quality is amazing and I love that you can flip the back screen up for selfies.
  • The images were just not as crisp as I was hoping for. There is a blur at the edges of things, almost a muddy feel to them. It is possible a different lens could help, but I was not willing to chance that.
Sony Alpha a5100 16-50mm Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black)
  • The camera, when the settings were right, produced impressive photos. The video quality is stunning.
  • Very good overall image quality, cleaner in the shadow with respect to the 70D/7D mkII sensors, and also somewhat sharper at low ISO.
  • Low light ability is excellent.. Way above from Nex6 which I did test before purchase this.
  • Image quality.. Very close to 70D.. I think it can make it with better glass in front of it ( which I will test later ) however, Image quality is great.
  • 6 fps continuous shooting is kinda slow. I really felt this when I was trying to photograph flying birds.
  • Sony raw files on this camera are not just real raw, they are somewhat manipulated. This allows for sharper, more detailed pictures, but I found that this creates a lot of extra color artifacts when shooting high contrast areas, in particular artificial lights in nighttime photography.
Display
Display Type
LCD
TFT-LCD
Touch Screen
No
Yes
Screen Size
3 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
460800 dots
921600 dots
Vari-angle Display
Yes
Yes

Sony Alpha a5000

Sony Alpha a5100

Sony Alpha a5000

Sony Alpha a5100

What customers say about "Display"
Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm OSS Lens (White)
  • The flip up screen comes in handy for self videos.
  • The LCD is super bright and if used correctly one really does not need an EVF (Electronic View Finder) .
  • I also love how the display flips up, perfect for vlogging and selfies.
  • Love using the camera and love that it has the flip screen so that you can use it as a vlogging camera or to take bomb instagram selfies!
  • I also loved the fact that it had a reversible LCD screen so that you can take good selfies.
Sony Alpha a5100 16-50mm Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black)
  • The LCD screen tilts 180 degrees.
  • Touch the screen to focus on any part of the image.
  • The LCD screen suffers in bright, sunny outdoor conditions. Even when using the sunny outdoor setting. This resulted in some pretty underexposed shots. I couldn't see what I was doing, which made me pine for a viewfinder.
  • Touchscreen is a joke: works practically only for selecting the focus point. Tilting is nice but does not have the same flexibility of the canon articulated screen. Also not very bright, however I rarely shoot midday under the sun.
  • Very limited touch screen.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
Yes
Yes
Shooting Modes
Aperture Priority, Sweep Panorama, Manual, Shutter Priority, Memory Recall, Programmed AE, Superior Auto, Scene Selection, iAUTO
Auto, iAUTO, Programmed AE, Sweep Panorama, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White, Cool White, Day White, Daylight), Flash, Underwater/ Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K), Custom
Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent (Warm White, Cool White, Day White, Daylight), Incandescent, Flash, Cloudy, Underwater/ Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K), Custom, Underwater, Shade
Shutter Speeds
30 - 1/32000
30 - 1/4000
What customers say about "Features"
Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm OSS Lens (White)
  • The kit lens also has a zoom feature on it along with Image Stabilization and is super handy in and around the city for day and night shots.
  • Audio is very clear and battery life is also decent.
  • Software features/ menu options are close to same as newer a6000.
  • Very bad focus balance on selfies between fore and backgrounds.
  • Lack of buttons to quickly change settings.
Sony Alpha a5100 16-50mm Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black)
  • It's pretty intuitive to use. I never looked at the manual until I started getting interested in more of the advanced, manual features.
  • Apps are fairly well integrated with the camera's functions.
  • Love all of the features & especially the screen that flips up. I use it to make sure I'm in focus while Vlogging. The auto focus is outstanding! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!
  • I like the auto HDR feature -- gives exceptional results under lower light conditions.
  • Can't take photos with the USB cable (power) plugged in.
  • Sony app are not available in all Latin America, so one of the reasons I bought it was Timelapse app.. So for Costa Rica there's no option to purchase anything ( only free apps) in playmemories.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
Yes
Yes
NFC Enabled
Yes
Yes
Integrated GPS
No
No
Output(s)
microHDMI (Type-D), Micro-USB
microHDMI (Type-D), Micro-USB
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm OSS Lens (White)
  • Love the wifi feature to quickly send your images to your phone.
  • The wifi feature is pretty cool.
  • Wi-Fi with NFC.
  • No microphone input.
  • I mostly love this camera; however, I always have difficulties transferring the files to the computer. The USB doesn't work and the wi fi works most of the time but is very slow and skips files sometimes.
Sony Alpha a5100 16-50mm Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black)
  • My favorite feature is the ability to use my phone as a remote wirelessly and to send pics and video to my phone over WiFi.
  • A huge addition was that the camera came with WiFi, which means I can send videos or photos taken with this camera to any device around me as long as i'm on WiFi.
  • Easy to use, wonderful pictures, love the wifi feature to load the pictures on my phone.
  • It takes beautiful photos and wifi transfer works easily.
  • I haven’t been able to send the pictures to my phone (over WiFi as it says) but it works fine on my Mac.
Power
Battery Model
NP-FW50 W-series Rechargeable Battery Pack
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Battery life
420
400

Sony Alpha a5000

Sony Alpha a5100

Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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