The a5100 is extremely compact in all directions, especially when fitted with a pancake lens or the PZ 16-50mm collapsible zoom lens (shown here extended). Unlike the a6000 there's no hotshoe on the a5100's top-plate, and no built-in EVF...
No viewfinder, No buying.
Had the NEX 6.....loved it, the viewfinder/flash etc built in.....but the attrocious nasty menu layout bummed me....went back to my NEX5T...same crappy menu...BUT the touch-screen is a awesome feature I love....Now when the A6000 gets the touch screen...count me in....till then my lil 5t is just fine...
i agree..i was on the same bout as you for the A6000 .
DPR wrote: "A large 16:9 ratio 921k-dot touchscreen dominates the rear of the camera, but when shooting still images in the camera's native 4:3 aspect ration"...
3:2 and "ratio".
How can people use these monsters without viewfinders?
Time to join the 21st century, Rip Van Winkle. Did you just wake up from a decades-long sleep?
They all have extremely accurate EVF display's.Please pay attention more too details.
> Time to join the 21st century, Rip Van Winkle. Did you just wake up from a decades-long sleep?<
Haha, youngsters. Rip Van Winkle never used viewfinders. In the 1800s they only had rear screens, just like today's LCD screens, except dimmer and larger.
as one living in a sunny land i need an EVF most of the day . also it helps you decide better the type of color composition and parameters .
I hope that DPR will do a full review this time, unlike the NEX-5R and NEX-5T.
They've already done it, see the a6000 review and ignore anything said about the built-in EVF, hot shoe and full-sized 3:2 AR at 3" LCD. Otherwise, same sensor, same performance. The a6000 is well worth an extra $100 given the above features. Now for a compact zoom with decent optics.
Not really the same camera as the A6000 at all. For starters, it's limited to 6 fps. Same great sensor, processor, UI and hybrid PDAF implementation. Otherwise, de-contented from the NEX-5T model. It's really just a new 3-series camera. Price too high, must fall by at least $100.
model* should pay attention to their manicure. disgusting! (*and photographer!)
Disgusting? Really? A little hyperbole maybe? 10 day old road kill on your dinner plate, now that's disgusting. Chipped nail polish, not so much.
Well, she could have indeed removed the polish before starting demoing. (I assume she was a Sony rep.) Her nails are indeed not very attractive - something not acceptable when a model is representing a company...
All true. Not very professional, but not disgusting.
Maybe this is a battle scar. This camera may have particularly stiff and fiddly buttons - enough to chip nail polish. Caveat emptor, the photo may be telling us something that the "hands on" review is not
Sad to see they made the same cockup with the positinging of the NFC chip that they made on the A6000, where it doesn't work for tablets, because the neck strap mount gets in the way and prevents the tablet getting close to the chip.
it really needs to be on the underside, or the strap mount redesigned.
these photos are so much more useful than the official photos released by companies.. I hope we could see more hands-on photos for each new camera released!
Typo: camera's native aspect is 3:2, not 4:3
Of course it is. 4:3 makes too much sense.
Thanks for the hands-on review - I always enjoy the photos illustrating the concise and "to-the-point" text.
Just a quick heads-up: Slide 6 says "..the camera's native 4:3 aspect ratio..". Isn't the native sensor ratio 3:2, like the A6000 and other E-mount cameras?
Body remind me of the old Panasonic GF3.
nex 3 anyone