Sony Alpha a5000 (ILCE 5000) User Reviews

Announced Jan 7, 2014 •
20 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
kybruno

nice enough camera for beginner but beware of the back screen it scratches unbelievably easily only kept it for a month used about five times took care of it as I do with all my cameras only to see the back screen getting really scatched up with very little use not impressed at all sold it at a  loss.

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TomGreg
 

I like my ilce-5000. Good choice. Light weight, easy use. With two battery pack I use to long time. Pix quality is very nice in this category. My ex cam a Sony HX300 is pure quality to my ilce5000. HX300 and a5000 dame are 20Mpixel. The a5000's have shape pix, good night pix with high ISO with low nosie We use in A mode, but I make art pcture prefer use in full manuall mode. Small flashlight is flexibile, flash to front and hold on your finger and flash to up. I don't use white name card to ...

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doracapi
 

It is small and light with a good image quality,good low light performance. The kit lense has OSS is small and has the expected performance from this kind of lens. It is a very good for travel. It has many features for beginners like background defocus,brightness,color,vividness and picture effect in auto mode.  LCD tilts 180 degree for selfies.AF is OK but slower in low light conditions. The lack of buttons and EVF is not a minus for such a small camera. Menu is intuitive and easy and there ...

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With excellent image quality in a compact camera, I'm favorably impressed with my first day shooting the a5000. I chose this to replace my first gen DSC-RX100. That camera has served pretty well, but there are times with the 1" sensor just can't give me what I need. I'm a pro and use a D800 as my primary camera, D7100 converted to IR for fine art stuff. But I don't always have them with me, so it's important to carry something good enough to get opportunistic shots I can sell in galleries or ...

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HICHAMB84
 

Really great camera for beginners like me. Lens that comes with it is a really great one. Compact and really does his work. For other effects there are plenty of other lenses which you can use on this camera.And if not, adapters open a whole new world. I really like the apps which you can install on the camera to get some really nice photos. No regrets! Worth the money!

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Photoman
 

This was a stray that come in to my life and now I'm in love with it! It is fun to use and offers pretty good quality around the centre with the PZ 16-50 lens. The extra Sony apps makes it a bit more pro, where you don't have those options on other brands. Pros: Fun! Small Good AF Selfies! Cons: Flash exposure Grip a bit small

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kelt0004
 

I am not a pro photographer but over the last 15 years have owned a bunch of point and shoot digital cameras.  In the last few years I have been shooting event with my iPhone to much disappointment.  Although it is incredibly handy, my Wife and I needed something that could better document our lives and work. The Sony Alpha a5000 is a great performer.  The E 3.5-5.6/PZ 16-50 OSS lens a sufficiently quick with enough speed to catch our kids running around.  There are times when I wished it ...

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I will start by saying that im not a pro photographer, this camera has impressed me alot for the size, looks and features. The only problem that i encounter is that it lacks alittle bit of speed in dark seens and sometimes on the sun the pictures come out kind of bright but there is ways to adjust the brightness before taking pictures. other than that, the pictures that this camera takes are unbelievable. i would say that this is a great buy for the amount of money that i pay for. I would ...

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