REVIEW: Sony a5000


Sony a5000: A compact dsl-r camera


Image sensor 23,2 x 15,4 mm Exmor® APS HD CMOS-sensor on 20,1 MP
Image format: RAW and JPEG
Screen: LCD on 3,0″ and 180 grader degree tiltable
WiFi and NFC: Yes
Flash: Yes

Modes: Intelligent auto, superior auto, shutter priority, aperture priority, Manual and scene adapted.
Shutter stops: 30 – 1/4000
Aperture: Depends on optic
White balance: Automatic, premade alternatives, color temperature (2500 till 9900K) and adapted.
ISO: Still photo 100 – 16000, movie 100 – 6400
Self-timer: Yes

Video recording: AVCHD: 1080/60i/24p, MP4: 1080/30p
Sound recording: Stereo

Dimensions (mm): Width 110, Height 68, Depth 36
Weight: 269 gram

With the camera comes a 16-50mm lens with an aperture at 3,5-5,6. The lens is exchangeable and you can choose from a variety of diffrent models from Sony, Sigma, Samyang, Zeiss and Tamron that have a Sony E-mount.
You will find the tiltable screen very practical when recording vlogs or taking selfies. There is an option that gives you a timer of 3 seconds when screen is tilted forward, which can be good if the camera is mounted on a selfiestick for example.
You can easily find modes and settings. The camera is easy to use in manual mode and its automatic modes are really great for being automatic. You can share your pictures direct to your smartphone by WiFi and use it as a remotecontrol if the phone has NFC.

The flash is tiltable, by that you can bounce the light in the ceiling or something similar for soft shadows.

This is my thought about the camera:
PROS: It is a small and nifty, easy to carry in your purse or bag. The tiltable screen makes it easy to snap pictures of yourself, with friends and making vlogs. Exchangeable lens and lots of options. What I liked most about it was the flash, it is so great that you can tilt it and bounce the light!
CONS: The camera is not good in bad light, plenty of noise when there’s not enough light. The lens makes it a bit clumsy to fit in a pocket, as if you don’t have giant pockets. With flash straight forward and a wide lens, you’ll get a shadow in the bottom of the pictures sometimes.
It’s a good and nifty camera for the low price, works fine for someone that wants something that can give you a bit more than what a phone can. Convenient and easy to use. Good ergonomics and a pleasant design.
Review - Sony - Sony a5000