Sony Alpha a5000

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Key specs

  • CMOS
  • APS-C
  • 23.2 x 15.4 mm
  • 20 megapixels
  • 5456;3632 px
  • Sony E (NEX);Sony E;Sony FE
  • Contrast Detect (sensor);Multi-area;Center;Selective single-point;Tracking;Single;Continuous;Face Detection;Live View
  • 3 in
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Sony Alpha a5000 Full Specifications


Sensor typeCMOS
Image sensor formatAPS-C
Sensor size23.2 x 15.4 mm
Sensor photo detectors20 Mpx
Effective pixels20 Mpx
Image ratio w:h3:2, 16:9
Max resolution5456, 3632
Other resolutions5456x3064, 3872x2576, 3872x2176, 2736x1824, 2736x1536
ProcessorBIONZ X


ISO Auto
ISO minimum100
ISO maximum16000
White balance presets9
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Uncompressed formatRAW
Supported file formatsJPEG, RAW
Built-in HDR function
AEB/HDR support

Optics & Focus

Lens mount
Sony E , Sony E, Sony FE
Magnification (Crop factor)1.5 x
Digital zoom2 x
AF assist (auto-focus assist light)Lamp
Contrast autofocus
Autofocus in recording mode
Focal length multiplier1.5×
Contrast Detect , Multi-area, Center, Selective single-point, Tracking, Single, Continuous, Face Detection, Live View
Manual focus
Number of focus points25
Image stabiliserLens based only
Phase detection autofocus
Number of AF points (contrast)25

Screen / viewfinder

Articulated LCDTilting
Screen typeTFT LCD
Screen size3 in
Screen dots460800
Touch screen
Live view
Separate info display

Photography features

Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/4000 sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure mode
Continuous shooting
Number of exposures3
Exposure compensation plus3
Exposure compensation minus-3
Expousure compensation steps1/3
AE EV steps1/3, 2/3, 1, 2
AE frames3
WB Bracketing
Subject / scene modes
Flash sync speed1/160s
External flash connectionHot shoe
Built-in flash
Flash metering systemTTL
Flash range157.48 in
External flash
Continuous drive3.5 fps
Metering modesMulti, Center-weighted, Spot
Flash modesAuto, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Fill-in Flash, Slow Sync, Rear-curtain Sync, Redeye Reduction
Manual settings
Self-timer options2, 10, custom
Speed (JPEG)3.5 fps
Speed (RAW)3.5 fps
Exposure bracketing0.3 - 3.0±EV

Videography features

Maximum resolution1920, 1080
Supported file formatsMPEG-4, AVCHD
Max resolution (highest frame rate)1920x1080
Max frame rate (highest resolution)25 fps
Max frame rate (regardless of res.)25 fps
Video recording


Body typeRangefinder-style mirrorless
Body materialPlastic
Colour of productBlack, Brown, Silver, White
Weight0.59 lb
Width4.33 in
Height2.48 in
Length1.42 in
Environmentally sealed
Anti-dust system


Dual memory card slots
Storage typesSD, SDGC, SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo


Battery Life (CIPA)420
Battery typeLi-Ion


USB version2.0
Supported WiFi types801.11b/g/n
Remote control
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)

Other features

Orientation sensor
Timelapse recording

Sony Alpha a5000 Online reviews

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