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Sony a6100 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm Lens

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Sony a6100 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm Lens
Key Features
  • 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • UHD 4K30p and Full HD 120p Video
  • SVGA Tru-Finder 1.44m-Dot OLED EVF
Bundling the sleek mirrorless body with a versatile zoom, the Sony a6100 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm Lens pairs the compact APS-C camera with the E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS zoom lens.
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Sony A6100 Overview

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Sony a6100 Mirrorless Camera
Made for the Moment
Presenting a versatile feature set in an especially compact design, the Sony a6100 is an APS-C-format mirrorless camera well-suited for stills and video applications. Based on a hybrid concept, the a6100 combines an advanced sensor design and fast, intelligent AF capabilities with excellent video quality and intuitive handling for a sleek, carry-everywhere camera to capture your day-to-day adventures.
24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor and BIONZ X Processor
A revised APS-C-format 24.2MP Exmor CMOS sensor realizes smooth, nuanced image quality with minimal noise and high sensitivity from ISO 100-32000, which can further be expanded to ISO 51200 for working in low-light conditions. The sensor features a unique design that utilizes thin copper wiring, enhanced circuit processing, and an enhanced front-end LSI to boost light-gathering abilities, reduce noise, and increase readout speeds to benefit video recording. The sensor and BIONZ X processor combination also avails a top continuous-shooting rate of 11 fps with AF and AE and permits 14-bit raw file output for a wide tonal and color scale.
UHD 4K Video Recording in XAVC S Format
  • Internal recording of UHD 4K video is possible in multiple frame rates up to 30 fps using the full width of the sensor with 8-bit 4:2:0 color sampling using the 100Mbps XAVC S codec.
  • Oversampled 4K recording is also possible, which uses a 6K capture area within the Super 35 area, for greater detail. This full pixel readout is void of pixel binning for higher quality imagery with reduced moiré and aliasing.
  • Full HD 1080p recording is also supported in frame rates up to 120 fps. The high-speed, 120 fps recording also enables 4x and 5x Slow & Quick Motion (S&Q) movie recording with the frame rate set to either 30p or 24p.
  • In addition to high-resolution internal recording, uncompressed HDMI output also enables the use of an optional external recorder for clean 4K recording with 4:2:2 sampling.
  • 4K video recording also avails the ability to produce 8MP stills during playback by taking a frame grab from a movie and storing it as a separate file.
4D FOCUS
Covering nearly the entire sensor area, a powerful 4D FOCUS system incorporates 425 on-chip phase-detection points along with 425 contrast-detection areas for precise focusing in as little as 0.02 seconds. The density of focusing points from this hybrid AF system also enables High-Density Tracking AF Technology, which is adept at tracking moving subjects in a variety of lighting conditions.
  • Real-time Eye AF can be used to base focus on recognized human subjects' eyes for portraits and is available in both AF-S and AF-C modes and for both stills and video.
  • Eye AF can be used when photographing animal subjects, too, with any focusing mode when shooting stills.

 

  • Lock-on AF maintains focus on moving subjects throughout the use of a configurable frame that is set over the desired moving subject
  • Expand Flexible Spot employs neighboring focus points to retain focus on moving subjects even if the originally selected point loses focus
  • The Focus Magnifier function can be used for critical focus when homing in on minute subject details
  • Rear touchscreen can be used for Touch Focus and Touch Tracking control and a Touchpad Focus Control mode lets you use the rear screen intuitively while keeping your eye to the viewfinder
  • In addition to autofocus, the a6100 also features a Peaking MF function to benefit manual focus control by highlighted sharp edges of contrast for a more objective means of acquiring sharp focus
Body Design and Connectivity
  • The SVGA Tru-Finder 1.44m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder offers a bright, high-resolution means for eye-level monitoring.
  • A 3.0" 921.6k-dot LCD touchscreen can be tilted 180° upward or 74° downward to suit working from high and low angles. The screen also incorporates White Magic technology with an RGBW pixel structure for increased brightness to support use in daylight conditions.
  • The touchscreen design avails access to Touch Focus control, for immediate focus point selection, as well as a Touchpad function which lets you smoothly and intuitively select a focus point on the screen while you're looking into the viewfinder.
  • Integrated 3.5mm microphone ports afford greater control over audio during video recording.
  • The included NP-FW50 rechargeable lithium-ion is rated for approximately 420 shots per charge when working with the LCD screen.
  • In addition to the battery, the a6100 can also be powered via a USB connection to a computer or mobile battery. This connection can also be used to charge the battery.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi enables the a6100 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. Once connected, the linked mobile device can also display a live view image on its screen and remotely control the camera's shutter.
  • Bluetooth connectivity allows for location data acquisition.
Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens (Black)
Sleek and Retractable Standard Zoom
An ideal companion for your compact, APS-C mirrorless camera, the black E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens from Sony offers a versatile equivalent zoom range of 24-75mm as well as a retractable design that makes your system much more manageable when not in use. The useful focal length range and portable form factor make this a go-to lens when traveling or for everyday general shooting needs.
Form Factor and Optical Design
  • A variable aperture of f/3.5-5.6 helps keep the lens' overall size and weight to a minimum.
  • Due to a retractable design, this lens can be made to be extremely compact when not in use.
  • One extra-low dispersion glass element is featured in the lens design to help reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
  • Four aspherical elements are incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
  • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
Power Zoom, Image Stabilization, and AF
  • Power Zoom mechanism enables making smooth zoom movements, suitable for video recording, via the on-lens switch or via camera-based controls on select camera bodies.
  • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when shooting handheld with slower shutter speeds. This stabilization system can also be combined with select camera's sensor-shift type image stabilization for more effective control of camera blur.
  • An internal focus design contributes to fast autofocus speeds and the minimum focus distance is just 9.8", suiting working with close-up subjects.

Sony a6100 Mirrorless Camera Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Sony E
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 25 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
Image Sensor
23.5 x 15.6 mm (APS-C) CMOS
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
100 to 32,000 in Manual Mode (Extended: 100 to 51,200)
100 to 6400 in Auto Mode
Video
100 to 32,000 in Manual Mode
100 to 6400 in Auto Mode
Continuous Shooting
Up to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 33 Frames (Raw) / 77 Frames (JPEG)
Internal Recording Modes
XAVC S
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps [60 to 100 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [16 to 100 Mb/s]
AVCHD
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/59.94 fps [17 to 28 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps [17 to 24 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 8-Bit via HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo Hybrid (UHS-I)
Video I/O
1 x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
1 x Sony Multi/Micro-USB Input
Other I/O
1 x Sony Multi/Micro-USB Input/Output (Shared with Power Input, Remote Input)
Wireless
Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), Bluetooth 4.1
Display Type
180° Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Battery Type
1 x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1080 mAh (Approx. 380 Shots)
Imaging
Lens Mount
Sony E
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 25 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
Image Sensor
23.5 x 15.6 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Crop Factor
1.5x
Image Stabilization
No
Built-In ND Filter
No
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Electronic Shutter, Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter Speed
1/4000 to 30 Seconds
1/4000 to 1/4 Second in Movie Mode
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
100 to 32,000 in Manual Mode (Extended: 100 to 51,200)
100 to 6400 in Auto Mode
Video
100 to 32,000 in Manual Mode
100 to 6400 in Auto Mode
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range
-2 to 20 EV
White Balance
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Continuous Shooting
Up to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 33 Frames (Raw) / 77 Frames (JPEG)
Interval Recording
Yes
Self-Timer
2/5/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes
16:9 Raw
20 MP (6000 x 3376)
3:2 Raw
24 MP (6000 x 4000)
1:1 Raw
16 MP (4000 x 4000)
16:9 JPEG
20 MP (6000 x 3376)
10 MP (4240 x 2400)
5.1 MP (3008 x 1688)
3:2 JPEG
24 MP (6000 x 4000)
12 MP (4240 x 2832)
6 MP (3008 x 2000)
1:1 JPEG
16 MP (4000 x 4000)
8 MP (2832 x 2832)
4 MP (2000 x 2000)
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Image File Format
JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth
14-Bit
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
XAVC S
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps [60 to 100 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [16 to 100 Mb/s]
AVCHD
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/59.94 fps [17 to 28 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps [17 to 24 Mb/s]
External Recording Modes
4:2:2 8-Bit via HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/50/59.94 fps
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Yes
Recording Limit
No
Broadcast Output
NTSC/PAL
IP Streaming
No
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
XAVC S: 2-Channel 16-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
AVCHD: 2-Channel AC-3 Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo Hybrid (UHS-I)
Video I/O
1 x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
1 x Sony Multi/Micro-USB Input
Other I/O
1 x Sony Multi/Micro-USB Input/Output (Shared with Power Input, Remote Input)
Wireless
Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), Bluetooth 4.1
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: Imaging Edge Mobile
Functionality: Access Stored Files, Remote Control
*As of July, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
GPS
*Via Connected Smartphone
Monitor
Display Size
3.0"
Resolution
921,600 Dot
Display Type
180° Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
Type
Built-In Electronic (OLED)
Size
0.39"
Resolution
1,440,000 Dot
Eye Point
23 mm
Coverage
100%
Magnification
Approx. 0.7x
Diopter Adjustment
-4 to +3
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Automatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus Points
Contrast Detection, Phase Detection: 425
Autofocus Sensitivity
-2 to +20 EV
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
Yes, Flash Only
Flash Modes
Auto, Fill Flash, Hi-Speed Sync, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Wireless
Guide Number
19.7' / 6 m at ISO 100
Maximum Sync Speed
1/160 Second
Flash Compensation
-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System
TTL
External Flash Connection
Intelligent Hot Shoe, Wireless
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 131°F / -20 to 55°C
General
Battery Type
1 x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1080 mAh (Approx. 380 Shots)
Tripod Mounting Thread
1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mounting Thread
1 x Hot Shoe Mount
Material of Construction
Plastic
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.72 x 2.63 x 2.34" / 120 x 66.9 x 59.4 mm
Weight
14 oz / 396 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
12.5 oz / 354 g (Body Only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.43 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.2 x 5.65 x 4.55"

Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens (Black) Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
16 to 50mm (35mm Equivalent: 24 to 75mm)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 5.6
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
40.5 mm (Front)
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperture
f/22 to 36
Lens Mount
Sony E
Lens Format Coverage
APS-C
Angle of View
83° to 32°
Minimum Focus Distance
9.84" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification
0.21x
Optical Design
9 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
7, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
40.5 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)
2.55 x 1.18" / 64.77 x 29.97 mm
Length at Maximum Extension
2.04" / 51.8 mm
Weight
4.09 oz / 116 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4 x 3.5 x 3.4"

Sony A6100 Reviews

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Has there been any power usage improvements over ...

Has there been any power usage improvements over the A6000?
Asked by: Michael
According to Sony, there have been more than 40 improvements made to the a6100 when compared to the a6000. Both cameras use the same battery, with the A6100 giving a slightly better performance than its predecessor, presumably thanks to improvements to efficiency. The A6100 is rated at 380 shots, while the A6000 manages 360. Remember that this is basically a guide to the minimum number of shots that should be possible – it’s usually the case that you can get more out of the camera with careful power management (such as switching it off when not in use).
Answered by: Mark S
Date published: 2019-12-27

The A6100 manual states that the camera can be ...

The A6100 manual states that the camera can be poward from an AC outlet as long as the batter is installed in the camera increasing sustained use of the camera via Micro-USB cable. Do I need a special Micro-USB cable to do this?
Asked by: Jeffrey
You can use any Mirco USB cable. I would recommend cables like these here. https://bhpho.to/3lYVti0 https://bhpho.to/31M6wVe
Answered by: Stephen M
Date published: 2021-12-13

Can I take raw video and pictures with it?

Can I take raw video and pictures with it?
Asked by: Naxvan
You would be able to shoot RAW photos but you are unable to shoot RAW videos.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2021-11-25

What is the weight with 16-50mm lenses?

What is the weight with 16-50mm lenses?
Asked by: WEN
The weight of the A6100 with the 16-50mm lens attached would be 1.12 lbs.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2019-08-29

Does this camera have Clean HDMI?

Does this camera have Clean HDMI?
Asked by: Thomas
Yes it does. You can plug an HDMI cable and broadcast with nothing else that your clean video
Answered by: Kelvin
Date published: 2021-01-09

Does it comes with battery charger?

Does it comes with battery charger?
Asked by: Ana Luisa
It comes with a cable and a wall adapter to charge the battery.
Answered by: Michele
Date published: 2021-10-06

Does the A6100 have IS or vibration reduction? ...

Does the A6100 have IS or vibration reduction? Or, only in certain SONY , Sigma or Tamron lens?
Asked by: Harvey
No, the Sony a6100 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm Lens does not have in body stabilization. Each specific lens stabilization is determined by manufacturer.
Answered by: Rachael B
Date published: 2023-10-15

Will this camera take a higher capacity battery ...

Will this camera take a higher capacity battery like the NP FZ 100 so that more shots can be taken?
Asked by: george
The SONY NP-FZ100 is not compatible with this camera. This is the correct and only recommended battery: Sony NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh) B&H # SONPFW50
Answered by: Mark S
Date published: 2021-10-06
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