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

(based on 41 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (19)
  • Compact (16)
  • Fast shutter speed (15)
  • Great resolution (12)
  • Good in low light (11)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (8)
  • Limited zoom (5)
  • Short battery life (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (17)
  • Family photos (14)
  • Low light (8)
  • Video (6)
  • Macro photography (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (9), Photo enthusiast (9), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

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4.0

Great Camera

By Frank

from Houston

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor Lcd
  • Short Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Travel

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

easy to set up. Great photo quality. Very light and slim.However, the LCD display is not satisfied which will downgrade your photos' quality.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Sony a 5000 Mirrorless

By Cristian

from Las Vegas

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

I got this for my 14 year old daughter. She wanted a dslr for her her first camera but I figured I would get her something a little smaller to see if she would stick with it. The camera is great. The high ISO is awesome. Not to much grain at 2000 ISO! It's a perfect camera for someone wanting to have manual settings for a fraction of the price. You can also buy extra features from Sony on line. Super stoked to try the time lapse app. I highly recommend buying this camera if you are looking for a manual digital camera for under $. B&H even threw in a free 16 gig sd card and a camera bag!!

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4.0

Nice but no DSLR replacement

By ILoveCameras

from United States

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

I ended up returning this camera. It was really nice, and if I was moving from a phone camera or point & shoot, I would have kept it. The nice size was small. Image quality was good. Where it can't compete is low light action w/my DSLR.

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5.0

A5000 packs a punch

By Steve j

from San Diego

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

Bought this camera as a gift rather than buy a dslr. For the price and size, I couldn't have asked for more! Excellent purchase, excellent gift perfect for beginners and enthusiast. Always room for an upgrade when ready but this camera packs a punch with its 20MP. Excellent quality!

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5.0

outstanding camera

By Sam

from Irvine, California

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

B&H is my favorite store to shop for cameras and electronics in the entire country. I can always find what I need at the best price over the last 20 years. They make it easy when you buy it online with no hassle policies and an easy convenient way to return if you have a problem with the item.

Thank you B&H,

Sam R. Irvine, California

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5.0

My first Sony and I love it.

By JMinAZ

from Sunny Scottsdale

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Street Photography
    • Travel

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

    I can't say enough good things about my new a5000. Awesome camera. Solid. And the images are superb. My first photo shoot was inside a church during a Christmas concert. Using no flash, I got excellent images. My next shoot was outside in bright sunlight and again the camera performed flawlessly.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    great little low cost camera

    By golddoc

    from pensacola

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Great Resolution
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

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

      easy to use can use multiple lenses

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      awesome!

      By luke

      from california

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

      It takes great pictures. And the auto upload to phone is very convenient.

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      5.0

      WOAH

      By Miltong

      from New York

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

      I was skeptical at first; but after a few weeks with this camera I have to say that I am immensely impressed with the capacity of this camera. Easy to use but also complicated enough for those photographers appetite to be satisfied. I use it mostly for video and film an entire school project with just this camera and I am satisfied. I will be looking forward to purchasing the a7 plus. This camera is definitely worth the money

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      5.0

      Great product!

      By Leshka

      from Sacramento

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

      Fast and free shipping, no tax, and a free bag with a memory card. It doesn't get better than this. Thano you! Love the camera!

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      5.0

      Great Return on Investment

      By MTI Photography

      from Deptford, NJ

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Viewfinder
      • Short Battery Life

      Best Uses

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

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

      I own a commercial photography business, and use only high end equipment, but this little gem surprised me. The Sony A5000 is a perfect compliment to my video equipment I use for MTI Photography. Having such a small camera that can shoot quality photos in most lighting situations is amazing. One feature that stands out is the pop up flash. The flash articulates to different degrees if you hold it with your finger. This give you control of better quality light and softens the harsh direct flash. As a professional photographer, this gives me the flexibility to travel light, but still obtain quality images.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      nice camera

      By dee

      from st paul, minnesota

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          i had brought my last camera in 2007, and had few good sony mobile phones, and used those during last few years for my shots.
          i saw a good offer and went for this alpha 5000.
          this is a good camera. compact, easy to handle, and it arrived on time.

          good clarity in shots, and lots of software options available.
          the lens is a basic power zoom lens, and can be carried easily.
          portraits- came very well.
          panorama. can be tricky, but software responds well. the photo did have some minor changes on the final one. may be i should do in a different way.
          night shots- with lights- came good. very good clarity.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Perfect for traveling and packing around

          By smiling from on high

          from directly above the center of the earth.

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                Awesome little camera.

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                5.0

                Great camera

                By Eo

                from Pennsylvania

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

                Like the look of the a5000. Takes great photos and priced reasonably. This is my first sony, typically a canon buyer. Would buy sony again without a doubt.

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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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • 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

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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