Sony A5100 Shows Impressive Dynamic Range

Sony Alpha A5100 mirrorless camera is the world’s smallest interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C sensor, built-in flash and Wi-Fi connectivity.

The Cinema5D team has tested dynamic range, rolling shutter and observed sharpness and aliasing of the new Sony A5100 mirrorless camera. The A5100 showed an impressive dynamic range for an APS-C camera and beats the Canon 5D Mark III. See their conclusion below.

The Sony A5100 features the same 24.3MP sensor with powerful BIONZ X image processor, boasts a fast Hybrid AF with 179 focal plane phase-detection AF points as the A6000, comes with a 3″ LCD that flips up 180 degrees for taking self-portraits.

Sony A5100 Shows Impressive Dynamic Range


image courtesy: Cinema5D

From the Cinema5D review:

In terms of dynamic range the Sony A5100 surprises with the measured results and beats most other important cameras we tested, even more expensive ones. As mentioned above the subjective impression we have about dynamic range on the A5100 is lower than the software results and can’t compete with the Sony A7s. It also shines in rolling shutter performance. Overall it seems Sony has built its latest processing technology into this little mirrorless camera, providing good lowlight noise levels as well, which however we see nowhere close the A7s (not tested scientifically yet).

Sony A5100 Mirrorless Camera Price

The a5100 will be available in your choice of black or white next month for $550 body only or $700 with the 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 power zoom lens.

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