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The freedom to shoot beautifully
Bring the power and flexibility of interchangeable-lens digital camera photography wherever you go, with the α5000—the world's lightest interchangeable-lens digital camera.
Create your own stunning photos and movies
Every gorgeous detail is yours to capture in any type of lighting.
Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
This remarkable sensor has all the elements for world-class images: top sensitivity, extreme dynamic range, unsurpassed detail and low noise.
BIONZ X image processing engine
Expect superlative results with Sony’s latest processing engine: truer colour rendering, better noise reduction and hyperreal detail via high speed processing.
High sensitivity ISO 100-16000
High sensitivity lets you capture in low light without a flash, or clearly freeze fast-moving action and minimises noise while maximising detail.
World’s most selected image sensor
Sony is the world’s No. 1 manufacturer of image sensors for digital cameras and video recorders.
Capture the scene in stunning Full HD
Simply press the MOVIE button to record a beautiful HD movie in AVCHD format. Choose a fast 1080/60i5 setting for super-smooth action scenes, or slower 24p5 to get that traditional cinematic look.
Making it easier to capture every beautiful memory
Whether you’re snapping a photo of yourself with your best friends, or taking a vibrant night shot in a bustling city, these innovations help ensure your photos are as beautiful as the experiences that inspire them.
Perfectly composed self-portraits
Now you can easily capture yourself striking the perfect pose—alone or with someone special. Simply flip the LCD screen up and fine-tune the composition. For the best results, Soft Skin Effect intelligently smooths any wrinkles or dullness.
Soft Skin Effect
Soft Skin Effect smooths any wrinkles or dullness, so you can be confident that you will always look your best.
Face Detection and Smile Shutter
These features ensure that faces look fantastic, with clear focusing and smiles captured at that perfect moment.
Auto Object Framing
This function crops your shot for maximum appeal—without marked loss of quality, thanks to By Pixel Super Resolution Technology and the Exmor sensor.
Bring your photos and movies to life
Turn everyday scenes into works of art with Picture Effect. Experiment with thirteen modes on photos or movies, and view them in real-time on the LCD screen to achieve the perfect look.
PlayMemories Camera Apps transform your shooting experience
Download new editing and shooting apps, upload photos wirelessly without a computer and add the latest enhancements to your camera. (Please note, availability of applications varies by country.)
Multiple exposure shooting made easy. Just choose one of seven themes, and this app automatically adjusts your exposures with optimised settings.
This easy-to-use app automatically shoots a series of still images, and combines them into a movie. Choose from eight themes to get the perfect look.
Sync to smartphone
Coming Soon! Get your free account, and download this app to conveniently sync your photos with the PlayMemories Online™ service.
|Lens Mount||Sony E-mount|
|Lens Compatibility||Sony E-mount lenses|
|Sensor Type||APS-C type (23.2 x 15.4mm)|
|Number Of Pixels (Effective)||20.1MP|
|Number Of Pixels (Total)||Approx. 20.4|
|Image Sensor Aspect Ratio||03:02|
|Anti-dust System||Charge protection coating on Optical Filter|
|Recording (Still Images)|
|Recording Format (Still Images)||JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant)|
|RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)|
|Image Size (Pixels), 3:2||L: 5456 x 3632 (20M)|
|M: 3872×2576 (10M)|
|S: 2736x1824 (5.0M|
|Image Size (Pixels), 16:9||L: 5456x3064 (17M)|
|M: 3872x2176 (8.4M)|
|Image Size (Pixels), Sweep Panorama||Standard: horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)|
|Wide: horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M)|
|Image Quality Modes||JPEG Fine|
|RAW & JPEG|
|Picture Effect||Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera|
|(Normal / Cool / Warm / Green / Magenta), Soft High-key, Soft Focus (High / Mid / Low), HDR Painting (High / Mid / Low), Rich-tone Monochrome|
|Miniature (Auto / Top/Middle (H) / Bottom / Right / Middle (V) / Left), Watercolor, Illustration (High / Mid / Low)|
|Creative Style||Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White, Sepia (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))|
|Dynamic Range Functions||Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))|
|Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5))|
|Recording Format||AVCHD 2.0 / MP4|
|Video Compression||AVCHD Ver. 2.0 compliant / MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)|
|Audio Recording Format||Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch|
|Dolby Digital Stereo Creator|
|MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch|
|Image Size (Pixels), Pal||(16:9 mode)"L: 5456x3064(17M), M: 3872x2176(8.4M), S:2736x1536(4.2M)"|
|(3:2 mode)"L:5456 x 3632(20M), M:3872×2576(10M), S:2736x1824(5.0M)"|
|Movie Functions||Auto Slow Shutter|
|Compatible Recording Media||Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO- HG Duo™, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC memory cards|
|Storage Media Slot||Yes|
|Recording Mode On 2 Memory Cards||No|
|Noise Reduction||High ISO NR: Normal/Low|
|Long exposure NR:available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.|
|Multi Frame Nr||No|
|White Balance Modes||Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White, Cool White, Day White, Daylight), Flash, Underwater/|
|Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & color filter (G7 to M7 (15-step), A7 to B7 (15-step)), Custom|
|Awb Micro Adjustment||Yes (G7 to M7, 15-step) (A7 to B7, 15-step)|
|Bracketing||3 frames, H/L selectable|
|Focus Type||Contrast-detection AF|
|Focus Sensor||"Exmor" APS HD CMOS sensor|
|Focus Point||25 points (contrast-detection AF)|
|Focus Sensitivity Range||EV0 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)|
|Focus Mode||Autofocus, DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus|
|Af Mode||AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus|
|Focus Area||Wide (25 points (contrast-detection AF)), Zone, Center- weighted, Flexible Spot (S/M/L)|
|Other Features||Focus lock|
|Af Illuminator Range||Approx. 0.3 - approx. 3.0m (with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)|
|Metering Type||1200-zone evaluative metering|
|Metering Sensor||"Exmor" APS HD CMOS sensor|
|Metering Sensitivity||EV0 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)|
|Metering Mode||Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE, Aperture priority, Shutter-speed priority, Manual, Movie (Programmed AE / Aperture priority / Shutter-speed priority / Manual ), Sweep Panorama, Scene|
|Scene Selection||Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur|
|Exposure Compensation||Still images: +/- 3.0EV (1/3EV steps); Movies: +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)|
|Auto (Ae) Bracketing||3 Frames (1/3 EV, 2/3 EV,1.0EV,2.0EV,3.0EV : only 3 frames) selectable|
|Bracket: Single, With 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV increments|
|Ae Lock||Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. (Auto/On/Off selectable)|
|Iso Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)||ISO 100–16000|
|Type||3.0" wide type TFT LCD|
|Total Number Of Dots||460,800 dots|
|Brightness Control (Lcd)||Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode|
|Adjustable Angle||Up by approx. 180 degrees|
|Display Selecter (Finder/lcd)||Yes(LCD)|
|Real-time Image Adjustment Display (Lcd)||ON/OFF|
|Focus Magnifier||Yes(6.8x, 13.6x)|
|Peaking Mf||Yes(Level setting: High / Mid / Low / Off, Color: White / Red / Yellow)|
|Face Detection||Face registeration|
|On / On (Regist. Faces) / Off|
|Auto Object Framing||NO|
|Clear Image Zoom||Approx. 2x|
|Smart Zoom (Still Image)||M:Approx.1.4x|
|Digital Zoom (Still Image)||L:Approx.4x, M:Approx.5.6x, S:Approx.8x|
|Digital Zoom (Movie)||Approx.4x|
|Playmemories Camera Apps™||Yes|
|Lens Compensation||Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion|
|Image Processor||BIONZ X|
|Self-portrait||Yes (3 sec delay/OFF selectable)|
|Smile Shutter||Yes (selectable from 3 steps)|
|Shutter Type||Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type|
|Shutter Speed||Still images:1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4(1/3 steps) up to 1/50 in AUTO mode (up to 1/25 in Auto slow shutter mode)|
|Flash Sync. Speed||1/160 sec. (With compatible Sony external flash)|
|Electronic Front Curtain Shutter||Yes|
|Steadyshot||Not supported (image stabilization supported on lens)|
|Flash Control||Pre-flash TTL|
|Flash Compensation||+/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)|
|Flash Range||16mm (focal-length printed on the lens body)|
|Flash Modes||Flash Off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync|
|Wireless Control||Yes (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band) )|
|Drive Modes||Single, Continuous, Speed-priority Continuous, 10 seconds and 2 seconds Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec delay 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracketing:Single, Bracketing:Cont, WB|
|Bracketing, DRO Bracketing|
|Continuous Drive Speed (Approx. Max.)||3.5 fps (in Speed Priority Continuous Shooting mode)|
|Pc Interface||Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote|
|Nfc||One-touch remote, One-touch sharing|
|Hd Output||4K Still Image PB|
|BRAVIA Sync (link menu)|
|HDMI micro connector (Type-D)|
|Multi Interface Shoe||Multi/Micro USB Terminal|
|Microphone||Built-in stereo microphone|
|Compatible Standards||Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting|
|Custom Function Type||Custom key settings|
|Supplied Battery||NP-FW50 W-series Rechargeable Battery Pack|
|Battery Life (Still Images)||Up to 420 shots|
|Battery Life (Movies)||Approx. 150 min (continuous recording)|
|Approx. 95 min (actual recording)|
|External Power||AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately)|
|Internal Battery Charge||YES|
|Size & Weight|
|Dimensions (W X H X D)||109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7 mm|
|Weight (With Battery And Memory Card Included)||210 g (Body Only) / 269 g (With battery and media)|
|Range||2500 to 9900K& colour filterG7 to M7(15-step), A7 to B7(15-step)/ Custom|
|Wifi & Nfc|
|View On Smartphone||Yes|
|Upload To Pc||Yes|
|View On Tv||Yes|
|Wireless & Network Capabilities||Downloadable Camera Apps|
|NFC One-touch functionality|
|Compatible Os||Mac OS X (v10.6-v10.8)|
|Windows 7 SP1|
|Windows Vista SP2 (Starter Edition is not supported)|
20.1 MP Exmor HD APS sensor
Get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements. Thanks to the large 20.1 megapixel APS-C sensor size and Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS technology, the camera achieves high resolution and DSLR quality images with no penalty in low-light sensitivity or sensor noise.
BIONZ X image processing engine
Expect superlative results with Sony’s latest processing engine: truer colour rendering, better noise reduction, and faster burst mode shooting.
Low light situations not a problem
Built-in pop-up flash in a compact camera body is perfect when an extra burst of light is needed to get the shot. Combine with high ISO sensitivity - from 100 to 16000 ISO - to enable shooting in just about any setting.
Full HD 1080/60i/24p or 1080/30p MP4 movies
Record stunning high quality Full HD video in either 60i or 24p frames per second. Records in your choice of 60i/24p Blu-Ray quality AVCHD format, or in PC-friendly 1080/30p MP4 format.
Convenient Power zoom lens w/ motor zoom lever and body control
A convenient 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.
Face Detection/Smile Shutter
Set the α5000 to recognize faces and smiles. Face Detection locates up to eight faces in a composition then adjusts exposure, white balance and other settings based on these faces. Smile Shutter — adjustable in three levels — automatically takes a shot when smiles in the scene are detected.
Up to 420 Shots of battery life
Take up to 420 shots on a single charge with Sony lithium ion Stamina battery power. Sony's InfoLITHIUM battery system enables you to see the percent of power remaining, so you can keep shooting in confidence.
Compact Power Zoom 16-50mm kit lens
For the ultimate in portability, the α5000 includes the collapsible 16-50mm power zoom (SELP1650) as the kit lens. Ideal when traveling or anytime a compact, lightweight camera-combo is desired.
Auto Object Framing fills the frame with your subject
Give your photos a professional look with Auto Object Framing. Featuring advancements like exceptional two-person portrait capability along with Face Detection and Tracking Focus, Auto Object Framing not only turns ordinary photos into stunning compositions but does so automatically recognizing the scene then cropping accordingly.
Beautifully composed self-portraits made easy
The α5000’s tiltable LCD screen flips up 180° 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.
Superior Auto and Photo Creativity
The Superior Auto mode makes great photography as simple as pointing and shooting. It also lets you enjoy creative photographic expression by entering the Photo Creativity mode — for easy adjustment of Background Defocus, Brightness, Color and Vividness — or adding Picture Effect modes while viewing the results in real-time on the LCD screen.
Optimize image quality for the type of scene you shoot by choosing one of nine Scene Selection modes, including Portrait, Sports Action and Macro.
Bring out the character of your scene by choosing the appropriate mode (Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White or Sepia).
These four modes make it easy to enjoy the creative freedom of manual shooting while prioritizing what is most important for the shot.
Hand-held Twilight (Scene Selection)
Create beautiful hand-held evening shots with minimal blur and noise by activating this advanced Scene Selection mode.
This feature enhances clarity by reducing subject-motion blur, which tends to occur in dimly lit scenes or when shooting at telephoto settings.
This handy feature colorizes the most sharply focused areas of your image so you can quickly confirm whether manual focusing needs adjustment.
DRO (D-Range Optimizer)
DRO is another way to tame contrasty scenes for more natural looking images. Unlike Auto HDR, it can be used when photographing moving subjects, even during high-speed continuous shooting.
Just sweep the camera when shooting to capture spectacular panoramic landscapes that can be enjoyed on the LCD screen or a wide-screen TV.
Improve your accuracy during manual focusing by magnifying the scene 6.8x or 13.6x on the LCD screen and fine-tuning what you see.
One-touch remote and one-touch sharing
One-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder and remote control for a digital camera, and one-touch sharing lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera. Either way, by installing PlayMemories Mobile app to your NFC-enabled Android smartphone or tablet, you can avoid complex set-up sequences and establish wireless connection simply by touching your device to the camera. You are now ready to control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a previously out-of-reach spot, or simply be in your own group shot, as well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually.
Supported in Capture One Express (for Sony)
Capture One Express (for Sony) is one of the world’s best RAW converters, rendering precise colors and incredible detail. It contains flexible digital asset management, all the essential adjustment tools and fast, responsive performance in one customizable and integrated solution. * Please direct all inquiries on purchase, usage and support on Capture One solutions to Phase One.
Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X
This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.