Sony A5000 Review

4.5
March 18, 2014 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

  • Software

    • Operating System Compatibility : Operating System Compatibility: Windows® XP SP3 (64-bit and Starter Editions are not supported, Windows Image Mastering API(IMAPI) Ver.2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs.) Windows Vista® SP2 (Starter Edition is not supported) Windows® 7 SP1; Windows® 8; Mac OS X (10.6-10.8)
    • Supplied Software : Supplied Software: PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter Version 4
  • Camera

    • Lens Mount : Sony E-mount
    • Camera Type : Interchangeable Lens camera
    • Lens Compatibility : Sony E-mount, operation with Minolta/Konica Minolta Maxxum A-mount lenses confirmed via optional LA-EA adaptor9
    • Color : Black
  • Drive System

    • Continuous Shooting Speed : Continuous mode: 2.5 fps, Speed Priority Continuous mode: 3.5 fps
    • Shutter Speeds : 1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb
    • Self-timer : 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay
    • Shutter Type : Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
    • Drive Mode : Single-shot, Continuous, Speed Priority Continuous, Self-timer (10/2 sec. delay), Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec. delay; 3/5 exposures), Bracketing
  • Exposure System

    • D-Range Optimizer : Yes: (Auto, Level, Off)
    • Auto Exposure Lock : Yes: with shutter button (can be disabled from menu), custom button set available
    • Exposure Compensation : Still images: +/-3.0 EV(1/3EV steps selectable) Movies: +/-2.0 EV(1/3EV steps selectable)
    • Picture Effect(s) : 13 modes: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R, G, B, Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration
    • Exposure Settings : iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection, Movie
    • Scene Mode(s) : Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
    • Metering Modes : Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
    • Metering Sensitivity : EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
    • Metering : Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
    • ISO : Stills: ISO 100-16000 selectable in 1 EV steps, Auto (100-3200) Movies: ISO 100-3200 selectable in 1 EV steps, Auto (200-3200)
    • Creative Style : Standard, Vivid, Portrait , Landscape, Sunset, Black & White (Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps)
    • Color Temperature : 2500 to 9900K & Color Filter (G7 to M7: 15-steps, A7 to B7: 15-steps), Custom, Underwater
    • White Balance Mode : Auto WB / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash / Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & Color Filter (G7 to M7: 15-steps, A7 to B7: 15-steps) / Custom / Underwater
    • Exposure Bracketing : 3 continuous or single shots in 1/3 or 2/3 EV steps
  • Flash

    • Flash Bracketing : ±2.0 EV
    • Flash Metering System : Pre-flash TTL
    • Flash Compensation : ±2.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 EV steps)
    • Flash Modes : Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync, Red-eye reduction (On/Off)
    • Guide Number : 4 (in meters at ISO 100)
    • Flash Coverage : 16 mm (focal length printed on lens body)
    • Flash Type : Built-in, Pop-up Auto
  • Focus Control

    • Focus Features : Predictive control (AF-A, AF-C), Focus Lock,
    • AF Illuminator : Built-in LED, Range: approx. 3' 4” - 9' 9” (0.3m-3.0m)
    • Focus Sensitivity : EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
    • Focus Area : Wide (Multi Point/ 25 points), Zone, Center-weighted, Flexible Spot (Small, Medium, Large)
    • Focus Points : 25 points
    • AF Modes : Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
    • Focus System : Contrast-detect AF
  • Imaging Sensor

    • Pixel Gross : 20.4M pixels (approx.)
    • Focal Length Conversion Factor : 1.5x
    • Color Filter System : RGB primary color filters
    • Effective Picture Resolution : 20.1M pixels (approx.)
    • Anti Dust : Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration mechanism
    • Imaging Sensor : Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)
    • Processor : BIONZ X image processor
  • Interface

    • NFC : Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)
    • DC IN : Yes via optional AC-PW20AM (sold separately)
    • Memory Card Slot : Dual compatibility slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™/PRO-HG HX Duo™ media - SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
    • HD Output : HDMI® micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD, 4K still image playback
    • Wi-Fi : Yes(Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band) )
    • A/V Remote Terminal : Yes, via optional RM-VPR1 wired Multi-terminal remote
    • PictBridge Compatible : Yes
    • Tripod Mount : Yes (1/4" diameter, 20 threads per inch)
    • Remote Commander : Yes, via optional RM-VPR1
    • PhotoTV HD : Yes, with BRAVIA® Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI® cable
    • USB Port(s) : USB 2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)
    • BRAVIA® Sync™ : Yes, via HDMI®
  • Interface

      • Wired : Yes, via optional RM-VPR1
  • LCD Display

    • Peaking : Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
    • Real-time image adjustment display : Yes (On/Off)
    • LCD Type : 3.0” TFT LCD (460,800 dots)
    • Coverage : 100%
    • Angle Adjustment : Tilt angle: Up: 180 degrees
    • Histogram : Yes (On/off)
    • Live View : Continuous Live View
    • Brightness Control : Auto, Manual (5 steps between -2 to +2)
    • Grid Display : Yes (Rule of Thirds, Square 4x6, Diagonal & Square 4x4, Off)
    • Customization : Grid, Histogram display, Digital Level Gauge, Grid Line, Magnified display for playback
    • Zebra : Yes (levels 70, ,75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 10, 100+, off)
  • Power

    • Battery Type : InfoLITHIUM® NP-FW50 (7.2V)
    • Number of Still Images : Approx. 420 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)
    • Battery Capacity : 1080 mAh
    • Supplied Battery Charger : AC-UB10 AC charger (in-camera charging via USB)
  • Recording

    • Panorama Still Image Size : Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M) Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M) Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M)
    • Video Format : AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
    • Video Mode : AVCHD: FX - 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps MP4: HD - 1440 x 1080/ 30p@12Mbps VGA - 640 x 480/ 30p@3Mbps
    • Color Space : Still: sRG, AdobeRGB Movie: xvYCC standard (x.v.Color™ when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS™ color
    • Still Image Size 16:9 : L (17 MP) 5456 x 3064, M (8.4 MP) 3872 x 2176, S (4.2 MP) 2736 x 1536
    • Still Image Size 3:2 : L (20 MP) 5456 x 3632, M (10 MP) 3872 x 2576, S (5 MP) 2736 x 1824
    • Still Image Mode : JPEG (Standard, Fine, RAW, RAW+JPEG)
    • Media Type : Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™ media; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
    • Still Image Max Effective Resolution : 20.1M pixels (approx.)
    • Microphone/Speaker : Built-in Stereo Microphone
    • Still Image File Format : JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
  • Service and Warranty Information

    • Limited Warranty Term : 1 Year Parts & Labor
  • Weights and Measurements

    • Weight(Approx) (Main unit only) : Approx. 7.4 oz. (210 g)
    • Dimensions (Approx.) : Approx. 4 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 7/16 in (109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7mm)
    • Weight (Approx.) : With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo Approx. 9.5 oz (269g)

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