Sony a5000 overview
Sony a5000 is Sony's Entry-Level Mirrorless camera originally revealed on January of 2014. It houses a 20 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 5456 x 3632.
The a5000 stands at #48 out of 114 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras & all around #266 out of 1453 for cameras in our collection. You can check our Smart camera finder to find camera rankings based on your personalized factors.
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Sony a5000 family
The Sony a5000 has a history of related cameras. Listed below, you can check out all past and newer models as well as key features.
Sony a5000 Gallery
You can check the a5000 from several angles in the gallery here.
Sony a5000 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of good and bad points of the Sony a5000 based on things which are generally seen as necessary in a camera.
Sony a5000 Sensor specifications
The Sony a5000 features the Bionz X chip. The size of the sensor in the Sony a5000 is 23.2mm x 15.4mm (APS-C). The 357 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 5456 x 3632 pixels and aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The CMOS sensor has 20MP and delivers a native ISO range of 100 - 16000. RAW files are saved which means that you have wider room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath displays the a5000's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The a5000 sensor has a crop factor of 1.6 and is pointed out in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get an understanding of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Sony a5000 dimensions
Sony a5000 weighs around 0.59 pounds (269 gr / 9.49 oz) & has exterior size of 110mm x 63mm x 36mm (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.4"). The weight of general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 327 gr so the Sony a5000 is lighter when compared to its competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Down below is a image of the Sony a5000 next to a softdrink to help you get a feel for its scale.
The top view just below will provide the button design on the a5000.
Sony a5000 Lens specifications
The a5000 fits the Sony E mount and has 170 lenses that are available. Below is some of the lenses we have in our database which will fit the a5000.
Sony a5000 Connectivity
The a5000 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras with NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be used wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to transfer pictures and sometimes alter settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.
Some applications even allow a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external display. The majority of cameras enable you to charge the battery through the USB socket.
Sony a5000 Video specifications
The highest video resolution in the Sony a5000 is 1920 x 1080 and you can shoot in MPEG-4 and AVCHD format. 1080p resolution can provide a good balance in quality versus file sizes but FULL HD will not leave you with any room to downsample. The camera doesn't include a microphone and headphone port which means you have little control over the audio. It is probably best to purchase an alternative model should you require good audio for your video clips.
Sony a5000 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing in the Sony a5000 so you need to be cautious in wet or dusty situations.
Sony a5000 Display and Viewfinder
The Sony a5000 is equipped with a 3 inch tilting display supporting a resolution of 461 thousand dots.
Please be aware that the display screen has no touch support.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The View Finder details for Sony a5000 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are rather handy in sunny outdoor situations which might make the camera display washed out and very difficult to see.
Sony a5000 Shutter specifications
Sony a5000 continuous shooting rate is 4.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000s.
Sony a5000 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Sony a5000 comes with only inbuilt flash without external flash ability. The highest flash sync is 1/160s.
Sony a5000 Autofocus specifications
Sony a5000 comes with just Contrast Detect AF & does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster & exact when compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera supports Face detect which makes it useful for people photography.
The AF system supports 25 focus points to select from. It also features Tracking AF for moving objects. Sony a5000 features manual focus in case it is required in low light or you require more precise control on focus.
Sony a5000 Battery life
The battery power (NP-FW50) in the Sony a5000 is designed to last for 420 clicks as per the CIPA standards which is higher than standard ın comparison with its class. The typical Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 339. Samsung NX mini offers the highest (650) battery life in this class of cameras.
Listed below is a listing of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras that have the strongest battery life:
Sony a5000 for specific styles of photography
The following chart displays a summation of the Sony a5000 for specific styles of photography. To learn more, check out the specific section underneath.
Sony a5000 Portrait photography information
The Sony a5000 has a score of 71 which is above average, and means the camera is a respectable pick to use for portrait images. Shooting portraits favors greatly towards sensor dimension, support for RAW files along with the option to utilize external flash.
Street photography with Sony a5000
Having a terrific points tally of 78, the Sony a5000 is a outstanding option to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera provides a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Sony a5000 Sports photography features
A moderate sports photography rating of 60 suggests the Sony a5000 is relatively acceptable for photographing sports. A camera really should have fantastic focusing plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with Sony a5000
Weight is pretty critical when getting a travel camera. On the whole, the Sony a5000 gets a fantastic 78 as a travel camera which is a fantastic fit to purchase for your journeys.
Sony a5000 Landscape photography highlights
If you are planning to choose a digital camera for landscape photos, the biggest factor is going to be image quality. The Sony a5000 and it's tremendous score of 78 for a landscape camera is a fantastic choice among it's rivals.
Sony a5000 as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging preferably should posses a moving screen, mic input and ideally image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Sony a5000 is simply not acceptable as a vlog camera as it delivers a horrible rating of 32.
Sony a5000 Alternatives
If you are shopping for replacements to the a5000, below is a selection of the highest scored cameras which fall within the category of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The chart just below gives you a summary of the a5000 versus it's highest ranking rivals mentioned earlier.
Following are several cameras you might look into as alternatives. To read a comprehensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.