Sony Alpha a5100 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm Lens, Black
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Sony Alpha a5100 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm Lens, Black

Price: $498.00



About Sony A-5100

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α5100 E-mount camera with APS-C sensor

Sony E-mount camera with 24.3 MP Exmor® APS-C CMOS sensor; compact size; BIONZ X engine; 180 tiltable LCD screen.


BIONZ X for faster image processing

The BIONZ X image processing engine reproduces texture and detail in real time-for remarkably realistic images with rich tonal gradations and a natural appearance. Visual noise is nearly imperceptible, thanks to advanced area-specific noise reduction. Detail reproduction technology delivers fine textures, and diffraction-reducing technology optimizes the performance of any lens.

Record movies in Full HD detail

Press the MOVIE button to record movies that are notable for their sharpness and lack of visual noise - in your choice of 60p, 60i, or 24p. Improved Fast Hybrid AF provides remarkably fast and accurate autofocusing and tracking. P/A/S/M modes give you control over how the image looks, and Clear Image Zoom lets you zoom with extra clarity.

Fast Hybrid AF captures with clarity

Shoot with unparalleled precision, thanks to advanced Fast Hybrid AF. Improved phase-detection and contrast-detection capabilities achieve autofocus in 0.07 seconds. Advanced features include faster data reading from the image sensor, higher-speed BIONZ X data processing, more advanced AF algorithms, and optimized control of the lens drive.

Track fast-moving subjects with 179 AF points

The Fast Hybrid AF system has 179 accurate phase-detection AF points, covering nearly the entire image area. They enhance subject tracking and the capture of fast-moving subjects, and improve scene recognition as well as subject size detection. Combined with 25 high-speed, high-precision contrast-detection AF points, you can capture with confidence.

6 fps continuous shooting with AF tracking

Capture the decisive moment, even when your subject is speeding along. 6 fps continuous shooting with superior AF tracking makes the most of the superb tracking capability of the 179 phase-detection AF points, and accurately tracks your subject-anywhere on the screen. Continuous shooting in high-speed situations achieves crispness and clarity.

Fast Hybrid AF films with artistic control

Fast Hybrid AF provides extremely accurate focusing and smooth subject tracking, even while shooting movies. You can also adjust AF tracking duration and AF drive speed, for greater artistic control over the movies you shoot.

Eye AF puts faces in focus

Show off your subject's best side, with extremely accurate Eye AF. Even when capturing someone partially turned away from the camera using a shallow depth of field, it ensures that their face will be in sharp focus. A green frame appears over the prioritized eye to let you know that focus has been achieved, and you're ready to shoot.

Improved Lock-on AF targets your subject

Lock-on AF enhances the tracking of moving subjects by using the optimal AF point at all times, and adjusting the target frame size to match your subject's characteristics. Thanks to advances in phase-detection AF, it's now more accurate than ever-so lock on and shoot fast-moving targets with precision.

180 tiltable LCD screen for creative freedom

Enjoy enhanced shooting comfort with a 3 in LCD screen that tilts 180 to accommodate shooting at every angle, from low to high and in-between. This flexibility, combined with the camera's compact mobility, will greatly expand your shooting options.

Built-in pop-up flash for expanded exposures

The built-in pop-up flash (GN4; ISO 100 m) is useful for shooting in low light, capturing subjects in night landscapes (Slow Sync), and shooting portraits in backlit conditions (Daylight Flash). For the portrait-oriented, it can add a beautiful catch-light to a subject's eyes. Rear Sync mode makes it possible to capture the path of a moving subject in a natural manner.

One-touch remote and one-touch sharing

One-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder and remote control for a digital camera, and one-touch sharing lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera. Either way, by installing PlayMemories Mobile app to your NFC enable Android smartphone or tablet, you can avoid complex set-up sequences and establish wireless connection simply by touching your device to the camera. You are now ready to control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a previously out-of-reach spot, or simply be in your own group shot, as well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS. No NFC No problem. You can also pair the devices manually.

Capture One Express (for Sony)

Capture One Express (for Sony) is one of the world's best RAW converters, rendering precise colors and incredible detail. It contains flexible digital asset management, all the essential adjustment tools and fast, responsive performance in one customizable and integrated solution.
* Please contact Phase One regarding all inquiries as to usage and support including functional compatibility of Capture One Express (for Sony).

Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.1.

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Take impressive images with this Sony Alpha a5100 mirrorless digital camera. This E-mount camera is compatible with a wide range of lenses so that you can change them up when you need to, and it comes with a 16-50mm lens for rapid setup. It's extremely lightweight thanks to the lack of mirror, creating a slimline mirrorless camera that you can take almost anywhere.

At the heart of this Sony Alpha a5100 mirrorless digital camera is a 24.3-megapixel Exmor sensor that combines with the BIONZ X image processor to ensure accurate color rendering and impressive contrasts. It can even handle low-light situations thanks to the 25,600 ISO setting for easy picture taking in dark rooms. In addition, you can take full HD video at up to 60 frames per second so that you can record your favorite moments on this mirrorless camera with ease.

When you're ready to share your photos, use the integrated Wi-Fi totransfer your files. You can also link it using the integrated app and customizea wide range of profiles to ensure that taking the perfect photo is simple. ThisSony Alpha a5100 mirrorless digital camera even includes a pop-up flash so that you can add a bit of brightness to your images. Sony Alpha A5100 Mirrorless Digital Camera 
Capture that crucial moment with ultra-fast autofocusing, 179 AF points and 6 fps. This lightweight camera delivers 24.3MP of detail even in low light, and you can share photos right to your smartphone through built-in Wi-Fi. Record Full HD Video or flip over the 180° tilt screen for perfectly framed selfies. 

 Ultra-fast and accurate auto focus with 179 AF points and 6Fps 
Snap into focus with ultra-fast 0.07 second AF (Auto Focus) speed and never miss the moment. The A5100 also realizes up to 6fps continuous shooting with AF tracking by making the most of the wide-area 179-point phase-detection AF sensor. Even when dealing with a moving subject the a5100's superb moving-subject tracking performance ensures you get the shot during still or video capture. 

Capture life in high resolution with 24MP APS-C sensor 
 You get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements thanks to the newly developed 24.3 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor. It's higher resolution than most DSLRs and adopts the same gapless on-chip lens structure as the a7R for ultimate image quality and light sensitivity. 

Instant sharing via smartphone with Wi-Fi and NFC 
 Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to control your camera with your compatible Smartphone or Tablet. Frame an image on your smartphone's LCD, and simply click the camera's shutter you're your device. You can even transfer the images taken directly to your mobile device for quick editing and uploading - sharing has never been easier. With NFC (near field communication) - connectivity has been simplified to one-touch. Simply touch the camera to the compatible NFC enabled device to connect. 

Record Full HD 1080/24/60P video up to 50MB/s 
 Make movie magic with Full HD 1920 x 1080 video in cinematic 24p, or capture fast action at incredible 60p and 60i frame-rates a5100's 179 point AF (auto focus) system - tracking moving subjects is not a problem. Selectable in-camera XAVC S for broadcast quality - high 50Mb/s bitrate, Blu- ray quality - AVCHD or simple and easier upload to the web - MP4 codecs are available. For serious videographers, uncompressed 8bit 4:2:2 clean-screen video files to external recording devices is possible via the HDMI connection. 

All the quality in half the size & weight of other DSLRs 
The a5100 is a super compact Mirrorless camera that's about half the size and weight of a typical DSLR, yet it has the same size APS-C sensor as most DSLRs. The interchangeable lenses and E-mount system make the a5100 more versatile than almost any other camera on the market. 

Stunning low light photos with ISO range of 100-25600 
The a5100 features high sensitivity thanks to the newly developed Exmor CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor. You get stunning detail in low light from ISO range 100 - 25000. And for an additional burst of light, the a5100 features a pop-up flash. 

Create easy selfies with flip-up touch- screen LCD 
The a5100's tiltable LCD screen flips up 180° to make shooting self-portraits a snap. Include other people, experiment with interesting angles or shoot against famous landmarks. When you press the shutter, the camera does all the work. 

Enhance your camera and creativity with PlayMemories Camera Apps 
Personalize your camera by adding new features of your choice with PlayMemories Camera Apps. Find apps to fit your shooting style from portraits, detailed close-ups, sports, time lapse, motion shot and much 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 photos directly to Facebook or backup images to the cloud without connecting to a computer. 

Built-in pop-up flash brightens the scene 
Perfect when an extra burst of light is needed to get the shot, the built-in Guide Number 6 flash combines with high ISO sensitivity to enable shooting in just about any setting. 

Easy one hand use with convenient power zoom lever 
A new 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. Perfect for use with Sony power zoom lenses like the SELP1650 (16-50mm), SELP18200 (18-200mm) and SELP18105G (18-105mm). 

Better Images through BIONZ X processing 
The new BIONZ X image processor faithfully reproduces textures and details in real time via extra high-speed processing capabilities delivering true-to-life images - as seen by the naked eye. It enables greater natural detail, richer tonal gradations, lower noise and more realistic images whether you shoot stills or video. 

Easy and intuitive controls help you shoot like a pro 
Despite its small size, the a5100 gives you full DSLR control and immediate access to the functions you need to shoot like a pro. Two dials on top and a rear-mounted control wheel allow quick selection of shooting modes and camera settings. In addition to the Fn button, there's seven customizable buttons, which can be assigned any of 47 functions.


Sony A-5100 Specifications
Camera Type
Interchangeable lens digital camera with built-in flash
Lens Compability
Sony E-mount lenses
Sensor Type
APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm) "Exmor" CMOS sensor
Effective: Approx. 24.3 megapixels
Number of pixels (total): Approx. 24.7 megapixels
Image Sensor Aspect Ratio
Color Filter
R, G, B primary color
Anti-Dust System
Charge protection coating on Optical Filter
Recording Format (Still Image)
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Image Size (Pixels) [3:2]
L: 6000 x 4000 (24M)
M: 4240 x 2832 (12M)
S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M)
Image Size (Pixels) [16:9]
L: 6000 x 3376 (20M)
M: 4240 x 2400 (10M)
S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M)
Image Size (Pixels) [Sweep Panorama]
Wide: horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M), Standard: horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
Image Quality Modes
JPEG Standard
Picture Effect
13 types: Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera(Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key, Soft Focus(High/Mid/Low), HDR Painting(High/Mid/Low), Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature(Auto/Top/Middle(H)/Bottom/Right/Middle(V)/Left), Watercolor, Illustration (High/Mid/Low)
Picture Effect
13 types: Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera(Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key, Soft Focus(High/Mid/Low), HDR Painting(High/Mid/Low), Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature(Auto/Top/Middle(H)/Bottom/Right/Middle(V)/Left), Watercolor, Illustration (High/Mid/Low)
Creative Style
Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White, Sepia
(Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))
Creative Style
Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White, Sepia
(Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))
Dynamic Range Functions
Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1.0-6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step))
Color Space
sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
Color Space
sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
Recording Format (Movie)
AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant
Video Compression
MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio Recording Format
MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.26
Audio Recording Format
MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.26
Movie Record (XAVC S) Apprx. 50Mbps
1280 x 720 (120p, 50M)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 50M)
1920 x 1080 (30p, 50M)
1920 x 1080 (24p, 50M)
Movie Recording System (AVCHD)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 28M, PS) / Approx.28Mbps (Maximum bit-rate)
1920 x 1080 (60i, 24M, FX) / Approx.24Mbps (Maximum bit-rate)
1920 x 1080 (60i, 17M, FH) / Approx.17Mbps (Average bit-rate)
1920 x 1080(24p, 24M, FX) / Approx.24Mbps(Maximum bit-rate)
1920 x 1080(24p, 17M, FH) / Approx.17Mbps(Average bit-rate)
Movie Recording System (AVC MP4)
1440 x 1080 (30fps) / Approx.12Mbps (Average bit-rate)
VGA (640 x 480, 30fps) / Approx.3Mbps (Average bit-rate)
Movie Function
Audio Level Display
Audio Rec Level
Dual Video REC
AF Tracking Duration
AF Drive Speed
Auto Slow Shutter
HDMI Info. Display (ON/OFF selectable
HDMI Output
1920 x 1080 (60p) / 1920 x 1080 (60i), YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit/ RGB 8bit
Media Slot
Memory Stick PRO Duo
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
SD memory card SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant)
SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)
Noise Reduction
Long exposure NR: available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.
High ISO NR: Normal/Low
White Balance Modes
Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent < Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight> / Flash /Underwater/ Color Temperature <2500 to 9900K> & color filter / Custom
AWB Micro Adjustment
3 frames, H/L selectable
3 frames, H/L selectable
Type 1
Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Focus Sensor
Exmor CMOS sensor
Focus Point
179 points (phase-detection AF)
25 points (conotrast-detection AF)
Sensitivity range
EV-1 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
AF Mode
AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C (Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
Focus Area
Wide (179 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points(contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Lock-on AF ( Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L))
Focus system
Lock-on AF
Eye AF (predictive control)
Other features (predictive control, focus lock)
AF illuminator (with built-in LED type
AF Illuminator Range
Approx. 0.3- approx. 3.0m (with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
AF Micro Adjustment
Yes, with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 (Sold separately)
Metering Type
1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Sensor
Exmor CMOS sensor
Metering Sensitivity
EV-1 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Exposure Modes
Superior Auto
Programmed AE (P)
Aperture priority (A) Shutter-speed priority (S)
Manual (M)
Movie (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M))
Sweep Panorama
Scene Selection
Scene Selection
Sports Action
Night Scene
Hand-held Twilight
Night Portrait
Anti Motion Blur
Exposure Compensation
Still images: +/- 3.0EV (1/3EV steps)
Movies: +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
AE Lock
Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. (Auto/On/Off selectable)
ISO Sensitivity
Still images: ISO 100-25600 (1/3 EV step)
AUTO (ISO 100-25600, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Movies: ISO 100-12800 equivalent (1/3 EV step) / AUTO (ISO 100-12800 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
LCD Screen
Type: 7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT
Touch panel: yes
Number of dots (total): 921,600 dots
Brightness control: Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Adjustable angle: Up by approx. 180 degrees
WhiteMagic: Yes
Display Contents
Graphic Display
Display All Info
No Disp. Info
Real-Time Image-Adjustment Display
Focus Check
Yes Focus Magnifier (5.9x, 11.7x)
Peaking MF
Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
Marker Display
Yes (Center/Aspect/Safety Zone/Guideframe)
Grid Line
Yes (Rule of 3rds Grid/Square Grid/Diag. + Square Grid/Off)
Face Detection
Modes: On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off
Face registeration: Yes
Face selection: Yes
Max. number of detectable:
Auto Object Framing
Other Features
Smile Shutter (Smile shutter, selectable from 3 steps)
Touch Shutter
Touch Focus
Self-portrait Self-timer (Yes, 3 sec delay/OFF selectable)

PlayMemories Camera Apps
Shooting Tips
Help guide
Clock Function,Setting
Area Setting
Shop Front Mode
Eye-Fi ready
Clear Image Zoom
Still images: Approx. 2x
Movies: Approx. 2x
Digital Smart Zoom (Still)
M: Approx. 1.4x
S: Approx. 2x
Digital Zoom (Still)
L: Approx. 4x
M: Approx. 5.7x
S: Approx. 8
Digital zoom (Movie)
Approx. 4x
Shutter Type
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Speed
Still images: 1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb
Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4(1/3 steps) up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)
Flash Sync. Speed
1/160 sec.
Electronic Front Curtaion Shutter
Flash Type
Built-in flash
Guide No.
4 (in meters at ISO 100)
Flash Coverage
16mm (focal-length printed on the lens body)
Pre-flash TTL
Flash Compensation
+/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
Flash Bracketing
1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 EV steps, 3/5 frames (1.0/2.0/3.0 EV : only 3 frames) selectable
Flash Modes
Flash off
Slow Sync.
Rear Sync.
Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable)
Recycling Time
Approx. 3 sec
Drive Modes
Single Shooting
Continuous shooting (Hi/Lo selectable)
Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable)
Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec delay 3/5 frames selectable)
Bracket: Single
Bracket: Cont.
White Balance bracket
DRO bracket
Speed (approx., max.)
Continuous shooting: Hi: max. 6 fps / Lo: max. 3 fps
No. of Frame Recordable (approx.)
JPEG Fine L: 56 frames
JPEG Standard L: 75 frames
RAW: 23 frames
RAW&JPG: 22 frames
Single (with or without shooting information, Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning)
12/30-frames index view
Enlarged display mode (L: 16.7x, M: 11.8x, S: 8.3x, Panorama (Standard): 19.2x, Panorama (Wide): 29.1x)
Image orientation (Manual/Off selectable)
Panorama scrolling
Folder selection (Date/ Still/ MP4/ AVCHD/ XAVC S)
Forward/Rewind (Movie)
Auto Review (10/ 5/ 2 sec,
View on Smartphone
Send to Computer
View on TV
One-touch remote
One-touch sharing
One-touch remote
One-touch sharing
PC Interface
Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
Multi / Micro USB Terminal
Wireless LAN(built-in)
Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band) )
HD Output
HDMI micro connector (Type-D)
BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI)
PhotoTV HD
4K Still Image PB
PC Remote
Built-in stereo microphone
Built-in, monaural
Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Custom key settings
Lens Compensation
Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
One rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Buttery Duration Still
Approx. 400 shots (CIPA standard)
Battery Duration Movies
Approx. 75 min (CIPA standard)
Battery Duration Movies Continuous
Approx. 110 min (CIPA standard)
Internal Battery Charge
External Power
AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately)
Power Consumption
Still images: approx. 2.3W (with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 4.1W (with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
Dimensions (WxHxD)
4.4 x 2.5 x 1.4" (109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7mm)
10 oz (284g) with battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo

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