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Sony Alpha a5000 Interchangeable Lens Camera with 16-50mm OSS Lens (Black)

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  • 20.1 MP Exmor APS-C sensor for great images
  • Mirror less DSLR - Compact Interchangeable Lens camera system
  • Quick Wi-Fi connectivity to smartphones via NFC
  • Model: ILCE5000L/B
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Technical Details

Color: Black | Style: w/ 16-50mm | Configuration: Base
  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model: ILCE5000L/B
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 20.1 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CMOS
  • Optical zoom: 3.1 x
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Optical Zoom 3.1 multiplier x 3 multiplier x 3 multiplier x 4 multiplier x
Viewfinder None None None Electronic (optional)
Max Resolution 20.1 megapixels 16.1 megapixels 24.3 megapixels 16.1 megapixels
Continuous Shooting Speed 3.5 4 6 10
Image Stabilization N Y Y Y
Monitor Size 3 inches 3 inches 3 inches 3 inches
Video Capture Resolution 1920 x 1080 (60i/24p), 1440 x 1080 (25 fps), 640 x 480 (25 fps) 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p, 25p), 1280 x 720 (120p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p) 1920 x 1080
Battery Description NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and USB charger Lithium-Ion NP-FW50 rechargeable battery & USB charger NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and USB charger Lithium-Ion NPFW50 rechargeable battery & charger
Flash Memory SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Optical Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS CMOS APS HD, CMOS
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Product Details

Color: Black | Style: w/ 16-50mm | Configuration: Base
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 1.4 x 2.5 inches ; 9.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B00HNJWU3G
  • Item model number: ILCE5000L/B
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #130 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 6, 2014

Product Description

Color: Black | Style: w/ 16-50mm | Configuration: Base

Product Description

Capture amazing detail with the 20.1MP camera than anyone can use. with its self-portrait-friendly zoom lever and 180 Degree-tilting screen that lets you see the shots as you take them, this camera makes quality photography look easy. Ready to share these frame-worthy moments with friends? Faster-than-ever wireless sharing with one-touch NFC connectivity lets you upload to Facebook and more, directly from the camera. Ah, simplicity.

From the Manufacturer

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Capture amazing detail with the 20.1MP Mirrorless camera that is so versatile, it works for both casual photo enthusiasts and professionals. With its self-portrait-friendly zoom lever and 180°-tilting screen that lets you see the shots as you take them, this camera makes quality photography look easy. Plus, share your amazing pictures faster than ever to your social network directly from the camera via WiFi and one-touch NFC connectivity.
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Technology



Go From Snapshot to Photograph

The same sensor format found in other conventional DSLRs is used on the a5000 offering 13x the area of a typical point-and-shoot image sensor. The 20.1MP APS-C sensor delivers an exceptional combination of high resolution, high sensitivity and gorgeous blurred backgrounds to give even simple shots an artistic touch.

Share Your Photos with Friends and Family Instantly

Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to control your camera with your compatible smartphone or tablet and the PlayMemories Camera Apps5. Frame your shot on your device's LCD, snap the shutter, and then transfer the images directly to your mobile device for quick editing and uploading. And with NFC (near field communication) technology, connecting has never been easier. Simply tap the camera to an NFC-enabled device, and you're ready to shoot and share without wires or hassles.

Shoot Full HD Movies

Capture HD Movies in your choice of standard 60i or cinematic 24p frames per second, all at Full HD 1920x1080 resolution. The AVCHD codec delivers stunning Blu-ray picture quality while the PC-friendly MP4 codec lets you compress to smaller 1080/30p files for easier upload to the Internet.


Built-in Pop-up Flash

Perfect when an extra burst of light is needed to get the shot, the pop-up flash combined with high ISO sensitivity makes shooting in just about any challenging lighting situation a breeze.

180-degree Tiltable LCD

Change your view with a tiltable LCD touchscreen that flips up 180-degrees without sacrificing compactness. Take stunning self-portraits, perfectly framed low angle shots, and incredibly precise composed pictures.

PlayMemories Camera Apps

Personalize your camera by adding new features of your choice with PlayMemories Camera Apps. PlayMemories Camera Apps offers a variety of apps to enhance your photos without ever needing advance photo editing skills. Choose apps for portraits, detailed close-ups, sports, time lapse, motion shot and more. Use apps that shoot, share and save photos using Wi-Fi that make it easy to control and view your camera from smartphone, and post directly to Facebook.



Additional Features


20.1 MP Exmor HD APS sensor

You get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements. Thanks to the large 20.1 megapixel APS-C sensor size and Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS technology, the camera achieves high resolution images with no penalty in low-light sensitivity or sensor noise.

Auto Object Framing fills the frame with your subject

Give your photos a professional look with Auto Object Framing. Featuring advancements like exceptional two-person portrait capability along with Face Detection and Tracking Focus, Auto Object Framing not only turns ordinary photos into stunning compositions but does so automatically recognizing the scene then cropping accordingly.

Convenient Power zoom lens w/ motor zoom lever and body control

A convenient zoom lever on the body of the camera allows for effortless one-handed operation and smooth zooming even when shooting self-portraits, bringing compact camera convenience to the realm of interchangeable-lens models.

Compact, easy-to-carry PZ 16-50mm kit lens

For the ultimate in portability, the a5000 includes the collapsible 16-50mm power zoom (SELP1650) as the kit lens. Ideal when traveling or anytime a compact, lightweight camera-combo is desired.

Compatible with Sony's E-Mount Lens System

To take advantage of its lightweight on-the-go body, the α5000 is compatible with Sony’s E-mount lens system and expanded line of E-mount compact and lightweight lenses - perfect for the traveler or street photographer.

Picture Effect modes


The a5000 includes 17 effects that can be applied to photos or movies, giving you the means to vastly expand your artistic repertoire. The ability to view effects in real-time on the LCD screen11 before the shot lets you experiment with different looks until you are satisfied with the result.

Photo Creativity feature


The a5000 provides easy access to Picture Effect settings as well as controls for Background Defocus, Brightness, Color and Vividness. Just activate Photo Creativity, choose the appropriate item then adjust while viewing in real-time on the LCD screen. The ability to combine settings offers nearly unlimited creative control, and lets you compensate for tricky lighting.

Superior Auto mode

Use Superior Auto mode to shoot photos and movies with the ease of a compact digital camera. In this mode, the camera recognizes the current shooting environment then adjusts settings for optimal results. Superior Auto also includes Auto HDR and Hand-held Twilight modes, both of which employ image compositing technology to handle difficult lighting by recording multiple images at high speed then compositing them to produce the final photo.

Anti-Motion Blur mode

Corrects for subject movement to capture amazingly clean and sharp images in low light. The camera leverages the large, APS-C image sensor and captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six creates a single image that minimizes subject blur.

Hand-held Twilight Mode

Get cleaner and sharper nighttime pictures—beyond the capability of traditional cameras—without using flash or a tripod. The camera leverages the large, APS-C image sensor and captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six creates a single image of extraordinary detail and low noise.

Face Detection/Smile Shutter

Set the a5000 to recognize faces and smiles. Face Detection locates up to eight faces in a composition then adjusts exposure, white balance and other settings based on these faces. Smile Shutter — adjustable in three levels — automatically takes a shot when smiles in the scene are detected.

Creative Style

Tailor the look of photos and movies before shooting. Choose from one of seven settings — Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset or Black & White — depending on the scene or your creative intent.

Speed Priority Continuous mode

Freeze fast-moving subjects by shooting at up to 4 fps. This is the ideal solution for photographing sports, children at play or other action.

Up to 420 Shots6 of battery life

Take up to 420 shots on a single charge with Sony lithium ion Stamina battery power. Sony's InfoLITHIUM battery system enables you to see the percent of power remaining, so you can keep shooting in confidence.

PlayMemories Home supplied software10

Free, easy-to-use PlayMemories Home image management software automatically installs onto Windows PC's for Sony Digital Camera users. Download photos and movies onto your computer then view, organize, edit, retouch, print, burn to disk, share or upload to social networking websites.10

Supplied accessories

The kit includes a NP-FW50 Lithium ion rechargeable battery, AC-UB10 USB AC charger (in-camera battery charging), Mini-B USB cable, and shoulder strap.


Innovation from every angle

Camera

WI-FI/NFC

Iso

Sensor Type

Viewfinder Type

Frame Per Second

Video Resolution

LCD Screen

α7R

WI-FI/NFC

Up to 25,600

36.4MP 35mm Full-Frame sensor

2.4M dot XGA Tru-Finder OLED EVF

Up to 4 FPS

Full HD 1080 60p/60i/24p

3" tiltable LCD

α7

WI-FI/NFC

Up to 25,600

24.3MP 35mm Full-Frame sensor

2.4M dot XGA Tru-Finder OLED EVF

Up to 5 FPS

Full HD 1080 60p/60i/24p

3" tiltable LCD

α7S

WI-FI/NFC

Up to 409,600

12.4MP 35mm Full-Frame sensor

2.4M dot XGA Tru-Finder OLED EVF

Up to 5 FPS

Full HD and 4K QFHD

3” tiltable LCD

α6000

WI-FI/NFC

Up to 25,600

24.3MP APS-C HD sensor

1.4M dot Tru-Finder OLED EVF

Up to 11 FPS

Full HD 1080 60p/60i/24p

3" tiltable LCD

NEX-6

WI-FI

Up to 25,600

16.1MP APS-C HD sensor

2359K dot XGA Tru-Finder OLED EVF

Up to 10 FPS

Full HD 1080 60p/60i/24p

3" tiltable LCD

NEX-5T

WI-FI/NFC

Up to 25,600

16.1MP APS-C sensor

N/A

Up to 10 FPS

Full HD 1080 60p/60i/24p

3" flip up tiltable touch LCD

α5000

WI-FI/NFC

Up to 16,000

20.1MP APS-C HD sensor

N/A

Up to 4 FPS

Full HD 1080/60i/24p or 1080/30p MP4 movies

3" flip up tiltable touch LCD

NEX-3N

N/A

Up to 16,000

16.1MP APS-C sensor

N/A

Up to 4 FPS

Full HD 1080/60i/24p or 1080/30p MP4 movies

3" flip up tiltable touch LCD

α3000

N/A

Up to 16,000

20.1MP APS-C sensor

200K dot QVGA Tru-Finder EVF

Up to 3.5 FPS

Full HD 1080/60i/24p or 1080/30p MP4 movies

3" LCD


4. Records in 29 minute segments.

6. Actual performance varies based on settings, environmental conditions, and usage. Battery capacity decreases over time and use.

9. Auto Focus function available with Sony E-Mount lenses and Sony A-mount SSM and SAM series lenses when using LA-EA2/EA4 lens adaptor.

10. Files compatible with iMovie '09 or later on Mac. Software not compatible with Mac OS X.

11. Among interchangeable-lens cameras with an APS-C sensor and built-in flash as of February 2013.

12. The following modes are not displayed in real-time and cannot be applied to movies: HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Soft Focus and Miniature.


2014 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, BIONZ, Exmor, InfoLITHIUM, PlayMemories Camera Apps and the Sony logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. HDMI is a trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. Sony is not responsible for typographical and photographic errors. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Customer Reviews

A true 5 stars for the a5000.
Director
I am very much a novice when it comes to photography and use this camera for photos of family, pets, travel, etc.
Natalie
Very handy camera to create high quality pictures.
Angela

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

47 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Oceaner on June 30, 2014
Style Name: w/ 16-50mmColor Name: SilverConfiguration: Base
it is small, solid stainless steel feeling. Easy carry around, take beautiful color pictures even in low light. Autofocus is challenging.
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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Natalie on April 29, 2014
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I previously own a Sony NEX5, but had it stolen. I purchased this camera recently and am very pleased. I am very much a novice when it comes to photography and use this camera for photos of family, pets, travel, etc. I didn't want anything complicated, and I mostly use this on the auto setting. It takes beautiful photos, particularly in low light. I rarely need the flash.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By ferrari 458 on November 9, 2014
Style Name: w/ 16-50mmColor Name: BlackConfiguration: Base
This is an incredibly fantastic camera and I believe it has the best image quality of any camera for the money.
I used to have the Sony nex 3n and didn't think it would be worth the upgrade until I saw my friend's a5000 images and compared them to the nex 3n and wow what a difference, it looks like the new sensor and the new Bionz X imageing processor really do make a difference. I have uploaded some photos at 100% crop for you to compare. The only negative point about this camera is the lcd screen which is not very good, but then again it is certainly good enough to check for in focus images. The auto focus speed is quite fantastic for a camera with contrast detection but about the same as the old nex 3n.
Overall in my opinion sony mirrorless cameras are the best in the market and the most compelling reason to opt for these instead of the Micro four thirds cameras is the much bigger aps-c sized sensor which is specially superior in low light.
Overall I am happy to pay the extra dough to upgrade over the nex 3n. Basically you are getting the same image quality and core features as an a6000 for half the price.
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79 of 95 people found the following review helpful By PR on May 7, 2014
Style Name: w/ 16-50mmColor Name: BlackConfiguration: Base
This is a good camera, and just good. Don't get me wrong, it takes brilliant pictures and has great quality, but it lacks some features considering it's price range. You're better off spending a couple of hundred dollars more for the A6000. Here are my main gripes with this camera:

1. No electronic viewfinder
2. No mic input or headphone output
3. No 1080 x 60p video.
4. No hotshoe
5. PRICE!!!!

The above factors wouldn't be much of a problem if this camera was priced around say $300-$350, but it's not worth buying in my opinion. You're better off buying last years Sony NEX-6 which is almost the same price (due to it's big price drop recently), but gives you way more and is in fact a better camera! The NEX-6 has a high resolution Electronic Viewfinder, allows 60p video, has both a pop up flash which bends backwards so you can bounce it off a ceiling and a standard hotshoe, and it's price is about the same!

The only advantage this camera has is the flip up screen which allows one to shoot video or take pictures of themselves. Overall, I'd buy the NEX-6 over this, or if you can afford it, buy the A6000.....
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Kayimui on May 7, 2014
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I love the wifi, the free remote control app! The 180degree flip screen for selfies. This camera's qualities, feature and sizes are prefect for a mom!!! Prefect size and not too heavy for my handbag! I love it!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Burninglancer on June 26, 2014
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this camera is amazing. i took it with me tio my trip to Hawaii and i took some great pictures effortlessly. wish i had different lens for it but the lens it comes with is perfect for landscape and close up picks.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mini-techicus on December 17, 2014
Style Name: w/ 16-50mmColor Name: BlackConfiguration: Base
I purchased this camera from another retailer after I read all the reviews available here or other sources, as well as after checking lots of sample photos.

I am fine with its design limitations (no viewfinder, no dial switches, expensive lenses) and I bought it as a backup for my DSLR.

The camera is almost as expected, performs well in good light conditions but is not doing well in low light/indoor conditions. It is very noisy, with a cheesy feel. For me this is bad news, I cannot simply call this camera a "low-end mirrorless DSLR-equivalent" or even close to a that although many reviews are stating this (since it has a larger interchangeable lens, 20Mp APC sensor).

It may be sharing a sensor with some DSLRs (e.g. my Nikon D90 has also a Sony APC sized 12Mp "only" sensor) but it doesn't really help in low light conditions. It appears to perform even worst than a 1/2.3 sensor-based point and shoot. Even my Sony Cyber-Shot DSC W570 point and shoot is doing somehow better in such conditions.
I am under impression that the kit lens doesn't help either, not letting enough light to illuminate the APC sensor.

For those interested I am attaching here some sample shots taken indoors from this Sony A5000, Nikon D90 and a very old and cheap Sony DSC-Ws70 P&S.

The OLED display has a pretty low resolution compared with the regular LCD one I have on my D90. The live view is very noisy too although the taken photos look much better on the same display. Probably the live view resolution is lowered in order to reduce the load on the processor during photo session. The display is on par with the one I have on a 7 years old $90 Sony Cyber-Shot DSC W570 P&S.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By a person on August 18, 2014
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It would be better if it came with a good 50mm lens instead of a silly zoom lens, but I like it a lot.
I bought this camera as my first foray out of the point-and-shoot category because I wanted some more light gathering ability for taking indoor photographs. This fit the bill well.

Eventually I want to get it a couple of high f-stop fixed lenses, but even without them it really is a huge step up from a normal point and shoot, while still being small enough to consider taking on a hike. Perfect for my house.
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