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Sony a5000 review

Sony's entry-level CSC stays simple, but adds Wi-Fi and a top-end processor

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Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Wireless LANYes
Effective Camera Resolution20.1 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
HDMIYes
PictBridgeNo
Product Familyalpha
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedMemory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2)
Image StabilizationNo
ColourWhite
Optical Zoom3.1x
Digital Zoom2x
Brand NameSony
FeaturesLive View, Continuous Shooting Mode, Orientation Sensor, Time Lapse Function
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsAVCHD, MP4
Viewfinder TypeNo
Weight (Approximate)210 g
Minimum Focus Distance250 mm
Maximum Image Resolution5456 x 3632
Maximum Frame Rate25 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeExmor APS HD CMOS sensor
Total Camera Resolution20.4 Megapixel
Camera AssemblyBody with Lens Kit
Battery Model SupportedNP-FW50
Height62.8 mm
Width109.6 mm
Depth35.7 mm
Autofocus Points25
Focal Length16 mm to 50 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Audio FormatsAC3, AAC-LC
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelILCE-5000L
Product NameILCE-5000L Body with Standard Zoom Lens
Product Linealpha
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberILCE5000LW.CEC
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing Information

Take pro performance anywhere

The world's smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera*, the ILCE-5000 features a 20.1 effective megapixel Exmor® APS HD CMOS sensor and powerful BIONZ X image processor for pro performance. A 180° tiltable LCD screen lets you experiment with new angles and shots.

Battery Life420 Shot
Package Contents
  • ILCE-5000L Mirrorless Camera
  • SELP1650 E-mount lens
  • NP-FW50 Battery
Display Resolution460800 Pixel
Built-in DevicesMicrophone