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Sony a6100 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm and 55-210mm Lenses

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Sony a6100 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm and 55-210mm Lenses
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 pair of versatile zooms, the Sony a6100 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm and 55-210mm Lenses joins the compact APS-C camera with the E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS standard zoom and the E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS telephoto zoom.
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Sony A6100 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sony a6100 Mirrorless Camera
  • 3Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
  • 4Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS Lens (Black)
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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 mixes strong 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

Sleek and Retractable Standard Zoom

An ideal companion for your compact, APS-C mirrorless camera, the 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 E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS Lens (Black)

Telephoto Versatility for APS-C

An ideal complement to many kit zooms, the black E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS Lens from Sony opens the door to many telephoto perspectives with its 82.5-315mm equivalent focal length range on APS-C-format E-mount cameras. This portrait-length to mid-tele reach is ideal for a range of subjects, from portraits to distant sports and landscapes, and its sleek size also makes it a great travel companion.

Optics and Design

  • Designed for APS-C-format cameras, this 55-210mm lens perfectly complements many kit zooms by providing an 82.5-315mm equivalent focal length range for telephoto applications.
  • A variable f/4.5-6.3 maximum aperture helps keep overall lens size and weight to a minimum.
  • Two extra-low dispersion glass elements are featured in the lens design to help reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
  • Two 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.

Autofocus and Image Stabilization

  • An internal focus mechanism contributes to faster, more responsive autofocus, the minimum focus distance of 3.3', and easier handling as the lens does not change in length during use.
  • 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 be combined with select camera's sensor-shift type image stabilization for more effective control of camera blur.

Sony a6100 Mirrorless Camera Specs

Imaging
Lens MountSony E
Sensor ResolutionActual: 25 Megapixel
Effective: 24.2 Megapixel (6000 x 4000)
Sensor Type23.5 x 15.6 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Crop Factor1.5x
Image StabilizationNone
Built-In ND FilterNone
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeElectronic Shutter
Shutter SpeedMechanical Shutter
1/4000 to 30 Seconds
1/4000 to 1/4 Second in Movie Mode
Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode
ISO SensitivityPhoto
100 to 32,000 (Extended: 100 to 51,200)
Video
100 to 32,000
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture 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 BalancePresets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Continuous ShootingUp to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 33 Frames (Raw) / 77 Frames (JPEG)
Up to 8 fps at 24.2 MP
Up to 6 fps at 24.2 MP
Up to 3 fps at 24.2 MP
Self-Timer2/5/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes16:9 Raw
6000 x 3376
3:2 Raw
6000 x 4000
1:1 Raw
4000 x 4000
16:9 JPEG
6000 x 3376
4240 x 2400
3008 x 1688
3:2 JPEG
6000 x 4000
4240 x 2832
3008 x 2000
1:1 JPEG
4000 x 4000
2832 x 2832
2000 x 2000
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit
Internal Video Capture
Recording ModesXAVC S
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p [60 to 100 Mb/s]
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p [50 Mb/s]
AVCHD
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/50i/59.94i/59.94p [17 to 28 Mb/s]
Recording LimitUnlimited
Video SystemNTSC/PAL
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio RecordingXAVC S: 2-Channel AC-3 Audio
AVCHD: 2-Channel LPCM Audio
External Video Capture
External Recording Modes4:2:2 8-Bit via HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 24.00p/25p/29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24.00p/50i/50p/59.94i/59.94p
IP StreamingNone
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo Hybrid (UHS-I)
Video I/O1 x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Other I/O1 x Sony Multi/USB Micro-B Input/Output (Shared with Power Input, Remote Input)
Power I/O1 x Sony Multi/USB Micro-B Input
WirelessWi-Fi, Bluetooth
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
Monitor
Size3.0"
Resolution921,600 Dot
Display Type180° Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
TypeBuilt-In Electronic (OLED)
Size0.39"
Resolution1,440,000 Dot
Eye Point23 mm
Coverage100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.7x
Diopter Adjustment-4 to +3
Focus
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeAutomatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 425
Contrast Detection: 425
Autofocus Sensitivity-2 to +20 EV
Flash
Built-In FlashYes
Flash ModesAuto, Fill Flash, Hi-Speed Sync, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Wireless
Maximum Sync Speed1/160 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemTTL
External Flash ConnectionIntelligent Hot Shoe, Wireless
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
General
Battery Type1 x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1080 mAh (Approx. 420 Shots)
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mount1 x Hot Shoe Mount
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.72 x 2.63 x 2.34" / 120 x 66.9 x 59.4 mm
Weight14 oz / 396 g (Body with Battery and Memory Card)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.43 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.2 x 5.65 x 4.55"

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

Focal Length16 to 50mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 75mm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22 to 36
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View83° to 32°
Minimum Focus Distance9.84" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification0.21x
Optical Design9 Elements in 8 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size40.5 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.55 x 1.18" / 64.77 x 29.97 mm
Length at Maximum Extension2.04" / 51.8 mm
Weight4.09 oz / 116 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4 x 3.5 x 3.4"

Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS Lens (Black) Specs

Focal Length55 to 210mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 82.5 to 315mm)
Maximum Aperturef/4.5 to 6.3
Minimum Aperturef/22 to 32
Lens MountSony E
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View29° to 7° 40'
Minimum Focus Distance3.28' / 1 m
Maximum Magnification0.23x
Optical Design13 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size49 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.51 x 4.25" / 63.8 x 108 mm
Length at Maximum Extension6" / 152.5 mm
Weight12.17 oz / 345 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.9 x 4.5 x 4.4"

Sony A6100 Reviews

Lovin it

By Sharon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-18

I just received my Sony 6100A and have used it 4 times for indoor basketball and indoor parties. There are so many great options with the camera. I also chose to buy 2 lenses which add great versatility.

Sony A6100

By Jonathan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-09

Love it!

Just what I needed!

By Cristopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-27

This camera meet all the criteria I was looking for. it behaves great under low light situations and the best thing of all is the 4k quiality of it. They record in 6k and downgrade it to 4k so the 4k quality end up being better that in other brands. I would totally recommend it

Good Quality Camera

By Heather M.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-23

Worth the money - Great investment.

My first Real camera

By Eric
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-03

Up until purchasing this camera, the most modern and sophisticated camera I had used was that of my iPhone. I've never really bothered to dig into the settings, though, I've always been a point and click kind of guy. I have had some decent luck...gaken a few really good snapshots and a decent picture or two, but I have never created anything that I would call a photograph. The same goes with video, I have had a couple of stand alone camcorders from the early 90s and early 2000s. Both were OK but both ended up failing, likely due to lack of use. Now we are in 2021 and everyone is creating content of some sort. I want to up my game and have a tool that will allow me to jump in and go that I won't soon outgrow. YouTube helped me select this camera and YouTube is going to help me figure it out! I am very happy to see that in addition to a myriad of reviews, there also appear to be a bunch of setup, getting started and other tutorials for this camera...basics to advanced! It really helps with the learning curve. The kit lens gets bashed a lot on the internet but in my very limited use so far, it has performed as advertised. I will almost certainly get another lens or two, but I need to learn to work with what I have before I go spending more money. On the topic of price, it feels like I should have paid less, but I understand the whole supply chain thing...and my own impatience and want to have something NOW! Black Friday is around the corner...maybe you will be able to score a great deal. In closing, I gave this wonderful camera 4 stars instead of 5 based mainly on my lack of experience and knowledge. The fact that I haven't quite learned to love it yet doesn't make it any less lovable! I will be growing into and learning about this little beast for a good long while I think! I'm excited to see what I can do!

Great camera!

By Osprey74
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-10

It's a great camera for the cost. The picture quality is great and it's easy to use.

Good intermediate camera

By Quentin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-17

Very happy with the images straight out of the camera. I mostly shoot landscape photos very happy with the colors of the jpegs. I would definitely recommend this camera to anybody wanting a small interchangeable lens camera.

Great for entry level

By Adam
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-16

This is my first detachable lens camera. Very good so far. First, a couple minor drawbacks: *Separate charger not included, can only be charged by plugging camera in wall with a short USB cable. *Battery life shorter than expected, uses juice much faster than my old p&s. (Aftermarket chargers and back up batteries recommended) *Network connectivity clunky. Easiest way to transfer images is to remove the microchip. Otherwise, you can only use Wi-fi to smartphone (using Sony's awkward app) or USB to PC. *Strap is cheap and uncomfortable (replace it with a Peak) *Only a lens cap for the kit lens. No tether holding the cap on, and no case/cover for the lens if you remove it. Aside from these minor complaints, it's been a great camera. Menus and settings are generally self-explanatory. Sony Alphas have many dedicated fan sites, great for tips and perspectives. Within a couple weeks I'm taking decent photos, and I've hardly scratched the surface of the settings available and I'm still using the kit lens.

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