Powerful performance, compact design
20.1 MP Exmor® HD APS sensor: Get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements. Thanks to the large 20.1 megapixel APS-C sensor size and Sony Exmor® APS HD CMOS technology, the camera achieves high resolution and DSLR quality images with no penalty in low-light sensitivity or sensor noise..
BIONZ XT image processing engine: Expect superlative results with Sony's latest processing engine: truer color rendering, better noise reduction, and faster burst mode shooting..
Low light situations not a problem: Built-in pop-up flash in a compact camera body is perfect when an extra burst of light is needed to get the shot. Combine with high ISO sensitivity - from 100 to 16000 ISO - to enable shooting in just about any setting..
Full HD 1080/60i/24p or 1080/30p MP4 movies: Record stunning high quality Full HD video in either 60i or 24p frames per second. Records in your choice of 60i/24p Blu-Ray quality AVCHDT format5, or in PC-friendly 1080/30p MP4 format..
Convenient Power zoom lens w/ motor zoom lever and body control: A convenient 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..
Face Detection/Smile Shutter: Set the a5000 to recognize faces and smiles. Face Detection locates up to eight faces in a composition then adjusts exposure, white balance and other settings based on these faces. Smile Shutter - adjustable in three levels - automatically takes a shot when smiles in the scene are detected..
Up to 420 Shots of battery life: Take up to 420 shots on a single charge with Sony® lithium ion StaminaT battery power. Sony's InfoLITHIUM® battery system enables you to see the percent of power remaining, so you can keep shooting in confidence..
Compact, easy-to-carry PZ 16-50mm kit lens: For the ultimate in portability, the a5000 includes the collapsible 16-50mm power zoom (SELP1650) as the kit lens. Ideal when traveling or anytime a compact, lightweight camera-combo is desired..
Auto Object Framing fills the frame with your subject: Give your photos a professional look with Auto Object Framing. Featuring advancements like exceptional two-person portrait capability along with Face Detection and Tracking Focus, Auto Object Framing not only turns ordinary photos into stunning compositions but does so automatically recognizing the scene then cropping accordingly..
Beautifully composed self-portraits made easy: The a5000'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..
Superior Auto and Photo Creativity: The Superior Auto mode makes great photography as simple as pointing and shooting. It also lets you enjoy creative photographic expression by entering the Photo Creativity mode - for easy adjustment of Background Defocus, Brightness, Color and Vividness - or adding Picture Effect modes while viewing the results in real-time on the LCD screen..
Scene Selection: Optimize image quality for the type of scene you shoot by choosing one of nine Scene Selection modes, including Portrait, Sports Action and Macro..
Creative Style: Bring out the character of your scene by choosing the appropriate mode (Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White or Sepia)..
P/A/S/M modes: These four modes make it easy to enjoy the creative freedom of manual shooting while prioritizing what is most important for the shot..
Hand-held Twilight (Scene Selection): Create beautiful hand-held evening shots with minimal blur and noise by activating this advanced Scene Selection mode..
Anti-Motion Blur: This feature enhances clarity by reducing subject-motion blur, which tends to occur in dimly lit scenes or when shooting at telephoto settings..
Peaking function: This handy feature colorizes the most sharply focused areas of your image so you can quickly confirm whether manual focusing needs adjustment..
DRO (D-Range Optimizer): DRO is another way to tame contrasty scenes for more natural looking images. Unlike Auto HDR, it can be used when photographing moving subjects, even during high-speed continuous shooting..
Sweep Panorama: Just sweep the camera when shooting to capture spectacular panoramic landscapes that can be enjoyed on the LCD screen or a wide-screen TV..
MF Assist: Improve your accuracy during manual focusing by magnifying the scene 6.8x or 13.6x on the LCD screen and fine-tuning what you see..
20.1 Mega Pixels
Image sensor size (W x H) : 23.2 x 15.4 mm
Sensor type : CMOS
ISO sensitivity (min) : 100
ISO sensitivity (max) : 16000
Compatible memory cards : MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, MS XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Lens mount interface : Sony E
Camera shutter type : Electronic
Camera shutter speed (min) : 0.00025s
Camera shutter speed (max) : 30s
Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Light exposure correction : ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Built-in flash : Yes
Flash sync-speed : 1/160s
Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Display : TFT
7.62 cm (3")
Still image resolution(s) : 5456 x 3632, 3872 x 2576, 2736 x 1824, 12416 x 1856, 5536 x 2160, 8192 x 1856, 3872 x 2160
Maximum image resolution : 5456 x 3632 pixels
Video resolutions : 640 x 480, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Maximum video resolution : 1920 x 1080 pixels
Video formats supported : AVCHD, MP4
Scene modes : Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Portrait
Auto Exposure (AE) lock : Yes
Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
HDMI : Yes
USB version : 2.0
Full HD : Yes
Battery life (CIPA standard) : 420 shots
Colour of product : Silver
PictBridge : No
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