Sony A5000 Review : Sensor Performance and Test Results

DxOMark published their test results for the Sony A5000 mirrorless camera which is currently body only priced for $598.00 at Amazon. Sony A5000 sensor test results shows the camera scored a point of 79 and achieves 25th place overall in DxOMark sensor rankings.

The A5000 places ahead of the 16MP NEX-3N, which scored 74 points overall. The camera has slightly improved color sensitivity of 23.8 bits, compared with 22.8 bits for the older sensor and it has a wider dynamic range, up from 12.5 Evs to 13. DxOMark also notted that “the camera is seriously small but big on performance“.

Sony A5000 features a 20.1MP EXMOR APS-C CMOS sensor, Bionz X processor, a 3″ 460K-dot LCD that flips forward for easy self-portraits and built-in Wi-Fi.


Sony A5000 Review : Sensor Performance and Test Results

Sony A5000 vs. NEX-5T vs. A3000 comparison


From DxOMark Conclusion:

Although the A5000 isn’t quite the replacement for the NEX-5T as it appears, and is unlikely to be tempting enough for enthusiasts, the sensor at least is a very good performer. Although it lacks the on-chip PD-AF pixels required for faster autofocus of the older 16-Mpix sensor in the NEX-5T, it concedes nothing in IQ while the higher pixel count is promising. At around $499 it doesn’t look overpriced.

Sony A5000 Price & Availability

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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