Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (White)

Price: $498.00
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Product Highlights
  • 20.1 MP Exmor APS HD APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • 3.0" 460.8k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • Hand-held Twilight Mode and ISO 16000
  • 25-Point Contrast Detection Autofocus
  • Continuous Shooting up to 3.5 fps
  • Photo Creativity and Picture Effects
  • Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Zoom Lens

The white Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera is a versatile and compact mirrorless camera that features a 20.1 megapixel APS-C-sized Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor to produce high-resolution still images and full HD movies with marked low-light quality and sensitivity to ISO 16000. The image processor contributes greatly to minimizing overall noise levels and also affords a wealth of speed throughout the camera for recording up to 3.5 fps in Speed Priority Continuous mode.

To support live view monitoring, image playback, and menu navigation, a 3.0" 460.8k-dot LCD monitor is integrated into the a5000 and utilizes a 180° tilting design to better serve working from low viewing angles as well as in front of the camera. The large screen and intuitive menu interface helps to easily access a host of camera features, including Picture Effects, Auto HDR mode, Auto Object Framing, and for connecting to mobile devices using built-in wireless and NFC connectivity.

Included with the camera body is a Sony E-mount 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable Zoom Lens, which provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-75mm. This range of perspectives is well-suited to everyday shooting and is further enhanced through the inclusion of Optical SteadyShot image stabilization for minimizing the appearance of camera shake. Power Zoom technology allows for electronic control over the zoom position and the inclusion of one extra-low dispersion element and four aspherical elements helps to reduce chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range as well as contribute to high overall sharpness.

20.1 MP Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor and BIONZ X Image Processor
The 20.1 MP APS-C-sized Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor work together to produce high resolution, well-detailed imagery with minimal noise and notable low-light quality and sensitivity to ISO 16000. The processor also contributes to providing a wealth of speed throughout the camera system, including a fast 25-point contrast-detection AF system, top continuous shooting rate of 3.5 fps, and full HD 1080i/p video recording in multiple frame rates.
Full HD Video Recording
Full HD 1080i/p video recording is supported at both 60 and 24 fps frame rates to produce high resolution movies with a smooth, cinematic look. Videos are recorded using the high-quality AVCHD codec and a built-in stereo microphone records sound in the Dolby Digital AC-3 format. Additionally, 1440 x 1080p, 1280 x 720p, and 640 x 480p formats are also supported in the Internet-friendly MP4 format.
Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity enables the a5000 to instantly share imagery to mobile devices for direct sharing online to social networking, via email, and to cloud storage sites. NFC (Near Field Communication) is also supported, which allows for one-touch connection between the camera and compatible mobile devices; no complex set-up is required.
Tilting LCD Monitor
For live view monitoring, image playback and review, and menu navigation, a 3.0" 460.8k-dot LCD monitor is integrated into the camera body and features a 180° tilting design to promote easier use from low angles as well as in front of the camera.
Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable Zoom Lens
The included 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Retractable Zoom Lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-75mm, covering wide-angle to portrait-length perspectives to suit working in a wide variety of situations. It features Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to help minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to four shutter speed steps to greatly benefit working in low-light conditions and with greater zoom magnifications. One extra-low dispersion element and four aspherical elements are integrated into the optical construction to help reduce chromatic aberrations as well as increase clarity, sharpness, and contrast and the Power Zoom electronically-driven zoom mechanism brings greater efficiency to controlling the zoom position of the lens.
Other Camera Features
  • A built-in pop-up flash is available to provide additional illumination when working in dim lighting.
  • Auto Object Framing is an intelligent shooting mode that can automatically analyze the scene and subjects within it and determine an aesthetically-pleasing composition. The subsequent imagery will be cropped according to subject matter, resulting in a well-balanced composition that utilizes Face Detection and Tracking Focus to ensure high image quality and sharpness.
  • Picture Effect modes allow you to apply creative settings and emphasize certain facets of individual images for a richer, more aesthetic picture quality. Posterization (Color/B&W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-Key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-Tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, and Illustration modes are available.
  • The Photo Creativity feature provides quick access to Picture Effects as well as dedicated controls for adjusting Background Defocus, Brightness, Color, and Vividness. Additionally, these effects can be combined for nearly limitless adjustment options
  • Superior Auto mode is an intelligent automated setting that can quickly identify the current shooting environment and adjust crucial camera settings to deliver optimized results. This mode also utilizes Auto HDR and Hand-held Twilight modes, which employ image compositing techniques to better handle difficult lighting conditions.
  • Anti-Motion Blur automatically corrects for subject movement in order to deliver clean, sharp imagery in low-light conditions. This is accomplished by recording six sequential frames and compositing portions of each image to ensure overall sharpness.
  • Hand-held Twilight Mode automatically composites details from six sequentially-recorded images in order to attain higher overall image sharpness when working in low-light conditions.
  • Face Detection/Smile Shutter can detect and base focus, white balance, and exposure settings on recognized faces. This technology also enables the shutter to be released, based on three sensitivity levels, when a smile is detected in the frame.
  • Creative Style settings provide control over how the camera processes images based on six different predetermined styles: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, and B&W. Within these settings, contrast, saturation, and sharpness can also be adjusted depending on personal preference.
  • The Sony E-mount affords compatibility with an extensive number of lenses and lens adapters.
  • Convenient USB charging allows you to charge the included lithium-ion battery in-camera via USB connection from either an AC outlet or PC source.
  • The Stamina battery power allows up to approximately 420 shots to be taken on a single charge. The InfoLITHIUM batteries also enable you to see the remaining percentage of battery power left.
  • PlayMemories Home software is pre-installed on the camera for automatic downloading to a PC when connected to offer support for viewing, organizing, editing, retouching, printing, and sharing imagery.
  • Imaging
    Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
    Camera Format APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
    Pixels Actual: 20.4 Megapixel
    Effective: 20.1 Megapixel
    Max Resolution 20MP: 5456 x 3632
    Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.2 x 15.4 mm
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
    Movies: MP4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
    Audio: AAC LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch
    Bit Depth 14-bit
    Dust Reduction System Yes
    Memory Card Type Memory Stick Pro Duo
    Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
    Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
    SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    AV Recording
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC
    Resolution 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 24 fps
    1440 x 1080: 30 fps
    640 x 480: 30 fps
    Video Format High Definition
    AVCHD
    1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (24Mbps)
    1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (17Mbps)
    High Definition
    AVCHD
    1920 x 1080p / 24 fps (24Mbps)
    1920 x 1080p / 24 fps (17Mbps)
    High Definition
    MP4
    1440 x 1080p / 30 fps (12Mbps)
    Standard Definition
    MP4
    640 x 480p / 30 fps (3Mbps)
    Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
    Video Clip Length Up to 29 Min
    Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
    Focus Control
    Focus Type Auto & Manual
    Focus Mode Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
    Autofocus Points Contrast Detection: 25
    Viewfinder/Display
    Display Screen 3" Rear Screen Tilting  LCD (460,800)
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-16000
    Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
    Speed: 30 - 1/4000 , Bulb Mode
    Metering Method Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Movie, Programmed Auto, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Superior Auto, Sweep Panorama
    Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 20.0
    Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
    Burst Rate Up to 3.5 fps at 20.1 MP for up to 15 frames
    Up to 2.5 fps at 20.1 MP for up to 27 frames
    Flash
    Flash Modes Auto
    Fill-in
    Off
    Rear Sync
    Red-eye Reduction
    Slow Sync
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Guide No. 13.12' (4 m) ISO100 
    Max Sync Speed 1 / 160 seconds
    Flash Compensation -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    Performance
    Continuous Shooting Up to 3.5 fps
    Self Timer 10 seconds, 2 seconds
    Number of Shots: 3-5
    Connectivity HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB, USB 2.0
    Wi-Fi Capable Yes
    Software System Requirements Windows: 7 (SP1), 8
    Mac: OS X 10.6 or later
    Power
    Battery 1x NP-FW50  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.7 VDC, 1080 mAh
    AC Power Adapter AC-PW20 (Optional)
    Physical
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.3 x 2.5 x 1.4" / 109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7 mm excluding protrusions
    Weight 9.49 oz / 269 g with battery and memory card
    Kit Lens
    Focal Length 16 - 50 mm
    Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 24 - 75 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
    Minimum: f/22 - 36
    Angle of View 83° - 32°
    Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" (25 cm)
    Magnification 0.215x
    Elements/Groups 9/8
    Diaphragm Blades 7
    Autofocus Yes
    Image Stabilization Yes
    Filter Thread Front:40.5 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.63 x 1.19" (66.7 x 30.2 mm)
    Weight 4.09 oz (116 g)
    Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (White)
  • Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Zoom Lens (Silver)
  • NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh)
  • AC-UB10 USB AC In-Camera Charger
  • Mini-B USB Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

  • Included Free

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    SonyAlpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Compact (6)
    • Fast shutter speed (6)
    • Great resolution (5)
    • Good battery life (3)

    Cons

    • No viewfinder (4)

    Best Uses

    • Family photos (6)
    • Travel (6)
    • Low light (4)
    • Video (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    4.0

    Excellent value for the price

    By Mike

    from New York

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Great Resolution
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Travel

    Comments about Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

    Great camera to carry instead of a heavy DSLR. Intuitive controls and great color.

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    5.0

    Great camera so far!

    By JPE

    from NYC

    Comments about Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Silver):

    Love all the features and the ease of use!

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    5.0

    Alpha A5000

    By Anatoliy

    from Federal Way, WA

    About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good in Low Light
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos

    Comments about Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

    Great small camera, fast and reliable. Really good image quality.

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    5.0

    Excelente Camera! I Love It...!

    By lafepa

    from Buenos Aires, Arg

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Flip Screen Selfie Mode
    • Good Battery Life
    • Great Resolution
    • Manual Semi-auto Focus

    Cons

    • Limited Zoom

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Macro Photography
    • Sefies
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Video
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (White):

    I wanted to Upgrade my point and shoot camera but this was a great Jump!!!
    Perfect Pictures, Excelente Manual and semi-auto focous.
    The Flip screen is very usefull. (Selfie mode)
    The only thing i think it could have is a touchscreen.

    Altough it has Flash the camera takes excelents night photos.

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    5.0

    Wow, my sister can take a photo

    By Bigg

    from Bangkok

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

      I love this camera, it is easy to use and the quality of picture is great for me. My sister loves this camera and she can take a photo more easier.

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      5.0

      Alpha A5000

      By Anatoliy

      from Federal Way, WA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Resolution
      • Great Zoom
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • No Viewfinder
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Travel

      Comments about Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

      Really good camera for the price. Does not get any better. I would say better then any dslr at this price. Small and compact.

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      4.0

      Great for Beginners

      By Rai

      from Groton, CT

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Battery Life
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Resolution
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Limited Zoom

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Macro Photography
      • Travel
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Silver):

      I have wanted to get back into photography but wasn't sure which camera would be best. The Alpha 500 was the perfect choice for me. I am outdoors all day and needed a compact, lightweight body with a shorter lens and this fit the bill. The camera is easy to use, takes great pictures and is a lot of fun!

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      5.0

      Favorite APS size censored camera

      By Te

      from Seattle, WA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Build quality
      • Easy to Use
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Battery Life
      • Great Resolution
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Relatively Light Weight
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • No Video Control App
      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black):

      I owned NEX-5 and had been using it since it was released 4 years ago and I enjoyed using it so much. I don't see any reason that I will go for another APS size censored camera other than this series, including DSLR. a5000 absolutely has cool improvements, image quality, low light, wifi, controlling etc., and it's even lighter, this is great for climbers like me! If there is a complaint, I would say it's the Playmemories app doesn't support video shooting which makes no sense. If this is not resolved, I will not go for the top line of Sony camera products at all.

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      Required item: A memory card is not included, be sure to purchase enough storage capacity.

      Sony -  16GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card
      • You Pay: $11.89
       

      Get a wide-angle, zoom, or other effect for various photography applications.

      Sony -  35mm f/1.8 OSS Alpha E-mount Prime Lens
      • You Pay: $448.00
       

      Batteries & Power

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      Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

      Sony -  NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh)
      • You Pay: $49.95
       
      Watson -  NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 1000mAh)
      • You Pay: $19.99
       

      Bags & Cases

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      Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or case.

      Ruggard -  STREAK 15 Shoulder Bag (Black with Yellow Accenting)
      • You Pay: $34.95
       

      Protect your lens or produce a desired visual effect.

      Hoya -  40.5mm UV Haze NXT HMC Filter
      • You Pay: $18.00
       
      Hoya -  40.5mm Digital Filter Kit II
      • You Pay: $59.95
       

      Remote Control

      Sony -  RM-VPR1 Remote Control with Multi-terminal Cable for Select Sony Cameras and Camcorders
      • You Pay: $52.73
       

      Underwater Housings

      Capture great-looking photos underwater.

      DiCAPac -  Waterproof Case for Mirrorless Camera
      • You Pay: $59.99
       
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