Sony A5000 Mirrorless Camera Announced, Price, Specs

Sony has announced the new NEX-3 successor mirrorless camera Sony A5000. From NEX to Alpha, ILCE5000L/B weighs 210g (7.4 oz.) without battery, card, or lens so Sony names the A5000 as the world’s lightest interchangeable lens camera.

Sony A5000 features a 20.1MP EXMOR APS-C CMOS sensor, Bionz X processor, and built-in Wi-Fi. A5000 also features NFC for easy Wi-Fi connectivity; a 3″ 460K-dot LCD that flips forward for easy self-portraits; a built-in pop-up flash; and a zoom control built into the body to control power zoom lenses.

The A5000 can also use Sony PlayMemories Camera Apps, which work similarly to smartphone apps to make adding features to the camera a simple option.

Sony A5000 Mirrorless Camera Announced, Price, Specs

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Sony A5000 Mirrorless Camera Price

Sonhy A5000 mirrorless camera price is $598. The A5000 will start shipping from March 23, 2014. Sony a5000 will be available in black, silver and white.

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Sony A5000 Mirrorless Camera Features

  • 20.1 Mp Exmor APS HD APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 460.8k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • Hand-held Twilight Mode and ISO 16000
  • 25-Point Contrast Detection Autofocus
  • Continuous Shooting up to 3.5 fps
  • Photo Creativity and Picture Effects
  • Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Zoom Lens

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Sony A5000 Mirrorless Camera Technical Specifications

General Camera Type Interchangeable lens digital camera with built-in flash
Lens compatibility Sony E-mount lenses
Image sensor Type APS-C type (23.2 x 15.4mm) “Exmor” APS HD CMOS sensor
Number of pixels (effective) Approx. 20.1 megapixels
Recording system(still image) Recording format JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Image quality modes RAW/RAW+JPEG/JPEG Fine/JPEG Standard
Picture Effect 13 type: Posterisation (Colour, B/W), Pop Colour, Retro Photo, Partial Colour (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolour, Illustration
Recording system (movie) Recording format AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant;MP4
Recording system Media “Memory Stick PRO Duo”/”Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”/”Memory Stick XC-HG Duo”/SD memory card/SDHC memory card/SDXC memory card
Focus system Type Contrast-detection AF
Focus point 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
Exposure control Metering type 1200-zone evaluative metering
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) Still images: ISO100 to 16000, AUTO (ISO100 to 16000), Movies: ISO100 to 6400 equivalent, AUTO (ISO100 to 6400 equivalent)
LCD screen Type 7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT
Number of dots 460,800 dots (total)
Field coverage 100%
Adjustable angle Up by approx. 180 degrees
Wi-Fi View on smartphone Yes
Send to computer Yes
View on TV Yes
NFC Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible,One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
PlayMemories Camera Apps Yes
Drive Speed (approx., max.) Continuous mode: max. 2.5 fps
Speed Priority Continuous shooting: max. 3.5 fps
Power Still images Approx. 420 images (CIPA standard)
Dimensions (W x H x D) excluding protrusions Approx. 109.6mm x 62.8mm x 35.7mm
Weight Approx. 210g (body only)Approx. 269g (with battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo included)