Sony a5100 User Reviews

Announced Aug 18, 2014 •
24 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor

The Sony a 5100 is brilliant in so many ways that when I want to upgrade I find it hard to find a better sub 700 camera. The APS-C sensor is key to its brilliance giving beautiful Bokeh and great low light performance. For people looking into video it’s a bit of a shame that it has no mic Jack but the internal audio is of the best that I’ve tested and the 0.06 second auto focus time is amazing! All in all I think it’s a perfect camera for beginners and people upgrading from your usual DSLR.

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I bought it as a pocket camera attracted by its 16mm lens (24mm equivalent) for landscapes and architecture, but the vignetting appeared so bad that I gave it up. It's fantastic as a camera for portraiture since the central area is extremely sharp on all focal lengths (16-50mm). So far I couldn't activate the auto flash! The video is pretty good and the sound recording is fantastic! Also, the auto-focus works perfectly, fast and accurate! I use ARW files and the quality of the shots is ...

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After the Sony A7 The Sony A5100 is the second Sony camera I've bought, and today it's my "A" camera. I bought it because of the broadcast level 1080/50p video quality, 24M low-light images, very small size and tilting touch screen. Here is a quick introductory video how to use "Center Lock-on AF" in movie mode. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sea2UlqyRc8 Unlike on my Nikon V1, in movie mode of A5100 there are only two Focus Modes: Continuous AF and MF. When Center Lock-On AF is switched on, ...

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After having tremendous fun with the Nikon Df, I am coming back to my Sony A5100, since the full-frame Df went to the daugther just like the A7 did. She has a hell lot of assignments, and full-frame is mandatory for pros: now she has two FF cameras with enough lenses. I was on a short business trip in Antwerpen, BE, and I took a set of photos during the breaks. It was terribly cold here; the A5100 with the kit lens fit into my coat pocket perfectly. The A5100 is the only pocketable APS-C ILC. ...

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With the arrival of the 4K FF and APS-C cameras, which are hilariously expensive today, the prices of excellent Full HD cameras have fallen, and today they are the most affordable option. For many videographers/video loggers 4K is not really a viable workflow, and Full HD is good enough for everyday use. The $550 Sony A5100 (PZ1650) combined with the $300 Atomos Ninja 2 is a perfect combo for excellent (low-light) high quality 1080p cinematography/videography. Here my rig is ready to video my ...

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My shooting background evolved from advanced amateur/enthusiast film shooting and home photo processing. With technology develops, I moved to DSLR. With age and family grows I became to take my Canon rarely because of it's size. Point-and-shoot cameras I dislike from the “professional” level of view. At some point I find myself shooting important life moments by smartphone due to its availability. Last years I get amazed about image quality of smartphones-taking in account it’s tiny sensor ...

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As I am experimenting with mobile photography I am exploring the in camera processing and mobile printing functions on my cameras. My Nikon Df has quite decent in camera editing functions including raw processing, bw conversion, straightening, miniature, trimming, and so on and forth. Even raw files can be transferred via WiFi. The only problem is the crazy big size, since the Df is a bulky DSLR, not really ideal for travel/mobile photography. The Sony A5100 on the other hand is a brilliantly ...

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Sony A5100 has practically three video focusing mode: (1) MF (2) AF-C (3) Touch-to-Snap-Focus. Touch to Snap Focus is available on dedicated Sony video cameras (AX100, AX33, AX53, for example), too. It requires a touch screen, and so it is not available on A6000, A6300, and not on any A7, RX1, RX10, RX100 cameras either, unfortunately. Unlike all competitors, Sony doesn't have a video Push-AF (AF-S) function on any of its cameras either, so in this regard the A5100's ...

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It was almost 2 years I have owned this camera before I switched to the new A6300. A5100 is a nice, fast and reliable camera for me. The sensor is great performance to produce a high 24Mpixel image quality. However, lacking of EVF that can not put on an external view finder like NEX5 is a huge down side. But I can not live without this camera because I still love the 180 degree flip LCD screen for selfie.

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This is my first Sony Camera ever Small size, very fast focus, great value for money. it is perfectly the first step into professionalism. Only draw back is the limited number of lenses available.

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