Sony Alpha a5000 Review

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Sony Alpha a5000 Overview


First introduced in January, 2014, Sony Alpha a5000 is a 20 MP Mirrorless with a APS-C (23.2 x 15.4 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Sony replaced the older Sony NEX-3N with Alpha a5000. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony a5000 with Sony NEX-3N

Sony replaced Alpha a5000 with Sony a5100. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony a5000 with Sony a5100


Sony a5000 comes with a 23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.21 mm (1.1").

- Full Frame
- Sony Alpha a5000

Sensor resolution of Sony a5000 ~ 5495 x 3639 pixels.

Sony a5000 has Crop Factor: 1.53

The sensor has a surface area of 366.6 mm².

There are approximate 19,996,305 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Sony a5000


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Alpha a5000 with competitors in entry-level mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Tilting Screen
RAW Support
16000 Max Native ISO
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
25 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Remote Control with a Smartphone
NFC Connectivity
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
4.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
269g Light Body
3 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No External Flash
Slow Continuous Shooting: 461 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Built-in Viewfinder
Low Screen Resolution: 461k dots
Low Battery Life: 420 shots
Type Scores

Sony Alpha a5000 has an Overall Score of 63/100 and ranked #107 out of 195 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #253 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Sony a5000 Scores
Imaging score
58
Features score
56
Value for money score
78
Portability score
94
Overall score
63
Average Scores in Entry-Level Mirrorless
Imaging Score
51
Features Score
60
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
91
Overall score
62

Physical Dimensions of Sony a5000


Sony Alpha a5000 weighs 269g and has external dimensions of 110 x 63 x 36mm (4.33 x 2.48 x 1.42"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras is 320g, Sony a5000 is 51 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Sony a5000 is less by 4mm more than the average length in Entry-Level Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Sony a5000
269g
Average weight
320g
Min weight
180g
Max weight
561g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Sony a5000
36mm
Average Thickness
40mm
Min Thickness
23mm
Max Thickness
85mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Alpha a5000 with the dimensions:

Sony Alpha a5000

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Alpha a5000 Dimensions Alpha a5000
Sony Alpha a5100 Sony a5100 283 g 269 g 110 x 63 x 36 mm 110 x 63 x 36 mm
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 269 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 110 x 63 x 36 mm
Canon EOS M10 Canon M10 301 g 269 g 108 x 67 x 35 mm 110 x 63 x 36 mm
Nikon 1 J5 Nikon 1 J5 231 g 269 g 98 x 60 x 32 mm 110 x 63 x 36 mm
Samsung NX3000 Samsung NX3000 230 g 269 g 117 x 66 x 39 mm 110 x 63 x 36 mm
Sony Alpha NEX-3N Sony NEX-3N 269 g 269 g 110 x 62 x 35 mm 110 x 63 x 36 mm
Fujifilm X-A2 Fujifilm X-A2 350 g 269 g 117 x 67 x 40 mm 110 x 63 x 36 mm
Canon EOS M3 Canon M3 366 g 269 g 111 x 68 x 44 mm 110 x 63 x 36 mm

Specifications of Sony Alpha a5000


General
Brand Sony
Model Alpha a5000
Announced January, 2014
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Sony E
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 116
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 461k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 25
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 4.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 4.00
Flash Modes Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area 366.6 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5456 x 3632
Max Native ISO 16000
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 420 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FW50
Physical
Weight 269 g
Physical Dimensions 110 x 63 x 36 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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