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SonyAlpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black)
 
4.7

(based on 27 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Compact (12)
  • Fast shutter speed (10)
  • Great resolution (9)
  • Good in low light (8)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (7)
  • Limited zoom (5)

Best Uses

  • Travel (13)
  • Family photos (11)
  • Low light (7)
  • Video (4)
  • Macro photography (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (8), Casual photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16)

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5.0

Fantastic Value

By JE

from Atlanta, GA

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Good Battery Life
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Zoom
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Lag / Shutter Delay

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Macro Photography
  • Travel
  • Video
  • Weddings/Events
  • Wildlife photos

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

Go spend $ on a high end DSLR and you'll get a better photo - no doubt. Personally, I'd rather spend $ on an A5000 with 16-50mm and 55-210 zoom lenses, and have a more compact camera to take excellent photos while traveling. I'm not a freelancer or professional, so the A5000 gets the job done. You can't go wrong with this camera. It's easy to use, takes great photos, and allows for some serious creativity.

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  • No

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4.0

Not bad, good camera for price

By Bloo

from New York, NY

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Good in Low Light
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Limited Zoom
  • No Viewfinder

Best Uses

  • Travel

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

This is the best camera for the price listed in the class of mirrorless cameras.

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  • No

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4.0

overall very good

By pro wanna be

from Monore, Ny

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Lack On Good Lens Protect
  • Lacks Protection For Lens

Best Uses

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

    overall very good, I used the product in the auto mode and it's very good most of time. at times it blurs the background too much. another thing i don't like is that the lens protecter is not attached to the camera or lens.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Awesome purchase

    By BrDford

    from Hudsonville, MI

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

    My husband and I were looking for a camera that would allow us to take awesome photos of our growing baby boy without being bulky or confusing to operate. This camera delivered! We love it!

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    5.0

    Great value for your money

    By hbvtux

    from Riverside, Ca

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Complicated Controls
    • No Viewfinder

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Travel

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

    Very good camera.Great value for your money.Other that not having viewfinder easy access buttons for ISO/Shutter/Aperture this camera is GREAT.Stock lens not so good.I been shooting with old manual Minolta MD lenses and the result is GREAT.You can find the adapter for pretty much any lens.

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    • No

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    5.0

    great camara

    By Jose

    from Sarasota Florida

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    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

    • Family Photos
    • Travel

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

    Family and travel

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great camera, better than DSLR

    By Myopic Mike

    from Chestnut Hill, MA

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          Then I heard about mirrorless cameras, and even with the same situation happening, I invested in buying the Alpha a5000, and I'm completely sold. It's small and it's quick. Much simpler to use than the DSLR. There are still some issues of changing settings and such (I've tried playing around with those stuff even though I have no idea what they do), but overall, it's a solid camera. Especially for those who just want to capture every day lives in great quality.

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          Great camera!

          By Karito

          from San Diego, CA

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

          This camera is great. Photos look amazing. It's easy to use. Perfect size. Love the tilting screen. Bought this with free memory card and bag, so I was ready to go.I'm taking my new camera everywhere.

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          5.0

          Small and still great quality

          By Topcat

          from SF, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Great Resolution
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Complicated Controls
          • Lag / Shutter Delay
          • No Viewfinder

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Travel

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

          May not be the best small camera, but it certainly is a very nice camera. Too many controls buried in the menu, but you know that a low prices ICL will be that way. It is an upgrade of a point and soot camera, with an APS size sensor. It is the best of all worlds. Small and a Larger sensor.
          No viewfinder and the inability to use an external flash are drawbacks, but not considered a deal breaker at this price point.
          Can't beat it. It you want a more serious camera, you have to go up, but this a a very nice compromise.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good camera

          By Johnny

          from MA

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

          This is a good cmera

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          5.0

          The perfect size!

          By Brad

          from fruitland id

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

          This canera is perfect for someone looking for quality images but not a pro, i use this bad boy to document build i do on my vehicle and it give amazing resultts everytime. Helps you get out of the cell phone shot realm but still very totable. I would recomend this bad boy to anybody!

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          5.0

          Great camera!

          By Htut

          from Arcadia, CA

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

          Great camera. Real bargain!

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          5.0

          Solid camera

          By Angie

          from New York City

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good in Low Light

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Travel

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

            I was looking for my first mirrorless camera and finally decided on this Sony one. It's very sold and intuitive to use. I like the resounding shutter sound (you can mute that). My only observation which could annoy others is the lag between shots taken; takes a tiny bit longer to process the photograph before you can take the next one. But go to B&H and check it out for yourself!! I bought mine online from B&H. All good with ordering; super fast and professionally packaged.

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            4.0

            Good for the price

            By Erkaya

            from Kathmandu, Nepal

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

            Considering the price, the quality is great. Definitely very easy to carry around while roaming international streets. Dslr would weigh at least double with increased bulk. Images don't look exciting unless you fill flash everything. And I mean everything. Perhaps sometime in the future, Sony can figure out the secrets to canon and nikons image processing skills - no I can't waste my time with Raw stuff. What else? Charging is too slow at 3 hours from dead. No manual focus ring so don't bother taking photos behind a car window without some aping around.TL;DRGood camera for the price. Nobody wants to steal it but people eye it for sure.

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            5.0

            Love this Camera

            By Guest

            from Iowa

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Battery Life
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos

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

              This camera is easy to use and takes great pictures. I would recommend this camera to anyone.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great Camera

              By Mateo in the Mountains

              from Knoxville, TN

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Battery Life
              • Great Resolution

              Cons

              • Limited Zoom

              Best Uses

              • Travel

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

              I love this camera for a carry everywhere camera. I have a Nikon D7000 that I use when photography is the reason for the trip. That said this is a very nice camera. A bit more expensive than a point and shoot but worth the difference.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Awesome camera

              By JT

              from dublin

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

              Light weight, easy to use.

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              4.0

              Very good camera

              By Nydia

              from PR

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

              Very handy, photos are sharp and with good resolution.

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              5.0

              Amazing camera

              By Chris

              from Ottawa

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

              Really great options on this camera. Easy to use and many fun features!

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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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              • No

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