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.
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. Made even easier with the 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 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-degrees 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 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 flash1 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).
1. Requires a PlayMemories Mobile app installed on compatible Android or iOS device.
2. Among interchangeable-lens digital cameras equipped with an APS-C image sensor as of August 25, 2014, based on Sony research. Measured using internal CIPA guideline compliant method with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens mounted.
3. Records in up to 29 minutes segments.
4. Some functions can only be assigned to certain buttons.
5. Requires an active 802.11 Wi-Fi network (802.11n recommended) or PlayMemories Mobile app installed on compatible Android or iOS device. PlayMemories camera apps require download with existing Sony Entertainment Network account. Download available in all countries/areas where Sony Entertainment Network is available