Sony Alpha a5100 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens (Black)


    α5100 E-mount camera with APS-C sensor

    Sony E-mount camera with 24.3MP Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor; compact size; BIONZ X engine; 180 tiltable LCD screen.
    α5100 E-mount camera with APS-C sensor

    BIONZ X for faster image processing

    The BIONZ X image processing engine reproduces texture and detail in real time-for remarkably realistic images with rich tonal gradations and a natural appearance. Visual noise is nearly imperceptible, thanks to advanced area-specific noise reduction. Detail reproduction technology delivers fine textures, and diffraction-reducing technology optimizes the performance of any lens.

    Record movies in Full HD detail

    Press the MOVIE button to record films that are notable for their sharpness and lack of visual noise - in your choice of 60p, 60i or 24p. Improved Fast Hybrid AF provides remarkably fast and accurate autofocusing and tracking. P/A/S/M modes give you control over how the image looks, and Clear Image Zoom lets you zoom with extra clarity.

    Fast Hybrid AF captures with clarity

    Shoot with unparalleled precision, thanks to advanced Fast Hybrid AF. Improved phase-detection and contrast-detection capabilities achieve autofocus in 0.07 seconds. Advanced features include faster data reading from
the image sensor, higher-speed BIONZ
 X data processing, more advanced AF algorithms, and optimized control of the lens drive.

    Track fast-moving subjects with 179 AF points

    The Fast Hybrid AF system has 179 accurate phase-detection AF points, covering nearly the entire image area. They enhance subject tracking and the capture of fast-moving subjects, and improve scene recognition as well as subject size detection. Combined with 25 high-speed, high-precision contrast-detection AF points, you can capture with confidence.

    6fps continuous shooting with AF tracking

    Capture the decisive moment, even when your subject is speeding along. 6fps continuous shooting with superior AF tracking makes the most of the superb tracking capability of the 179 phase-detection AF points, and accurately tracks your subject-anywhere on the screen. Continuous shooting in high-speed situations achieves crispness and clarity.

    Fast Hybrid AF films with artistic control

    Fast Hybrid AF provides extremely accurate focusing and smooth subject tracking, even while shooting movies. You can also adjust AF tracking duration and AF drive speed, for greater artistic control over the films you shoot.

    Eye AF puts faces in focus

    Show off your subject's best side, with extremely accurate Eye AF. Even when capturing someone partially turned away from the camera using a shallow depth of field, it ensures that their face will be in sharp focus. A green frame appears over the prioritized eye to let you know that focus has been achieved, and you're ready to shoot.

    Improved Lock-on AF targets your subject

    Lock-on AF enhances the tracking of moving subjects by using the optimal
 AF point at all
times, and adjusting the target frame size to match your subject's
characteristics. Thanks to advances in phase-detection AF, it's now more accurate than ever–so lock-on, and shoot fast-moving targets with precision.

    180 tiltable LCD screen for creative freedom

    Enjoy enhanced shooting comfort with a 3" LCD screen that tilts 180 to accommodate shooting at every angle, from low to high and in-between. This flexibility, combined with the camera's compact mobility, will greatly expand your shooting options.

    Built-in pop-up flash for expanded exposures

    The a built-in pop-up flash (GN4; ISO 100・m) is useful for shooting in low light, capturing subjects in night landscapes (Slow Sync), and shooting portraits in backlit conditions (Daylight Flash). For the portrait-oriented, it can add a beautiful catch-light to a subject's eyes. Rear Sync mode makes it possible to capture the path of a moving subject in a natural manner.

    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 Imaging Edge Mobile1 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.

    Capture One (for Sony)2

    Capture One Express (for Sony) is a free award-winning image editing software that provides high-end image quality RAW development, easy management of your image files, and powerful editing tools. Capture One Pro (for Sony) can be bought for even more editing tools and tethered shooting capability.

    Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

    This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.3.

    Imaging Edge Remote, Viewer and Edit

    Elevate your photography with Imaging Edge desktop applications. Use "Remote" to remotely control shooting; "Viewer" to quickly preview, rate and select photos from large image libraries; and "Edit" to develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery. Get the best from Sony RAW files and manage your productions more efficiently.4.

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    Lens Mount Sony E-mount lenses
    Lens Compatibility Sony E-mount lenses
    Sensor Type APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm) Exmor CMOS sensor
    Number Of Pixels (Effective) 24.3MP
    Number of Pixels (total) Approx. 24.7 megapixels
    Image Sensor Aspect Ratio 3:2
    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: 6000 x 4000 (24M)
    M: 4240 x 2832 (12M)
    S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M)
    Image Size (pixels), 16:9 L: 6000 x 3376 (20M)
    M: 4240 x 2400 (10M)
    S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M)
    Image Size (pixels), Sweep Panorama Wide: horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M)
    Standard: horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
    Image Quality Modes RAW
    JPEG Fine
    JPEG Standard
    Picture Effect Posterization (colour, B/W)
    Pop colour
    Retro Photo
    Partial colour (R,G,B,Y)
    High Contrast Mono
    Toy Camera (Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta)
    Soft High-key
    Soft Focus (High/Mid/Low)
    HDR Painting (High/Mid/Low)
    Rich-tone Mono
    Miniature (Auto/Top/Middle(H)/Bottom/Right/Middle(V)/Left)
    Illustration (High/Mid/ Low)
    Creative Style Standard
    Black & White
    Sepia (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))
    Dynamic Range Functions Off
    Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5))
    Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))
    Recording (movie)
    Recording Format AVCHD 2.0 / MP4 / XAVC S
    Image Size (pixels), NTSC XAVC S: 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 50M)
    AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p, 28M, PS), 1920 x 1080 (60i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (60i, 17M, FH), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(24p, 17M, FH)
    MP4: 1440 x 1080 (30fps)
    VGA(640 x 480, 30fps)
    Movie Functions Dual Video Rec, AF Tracking Duration, AF Drive Speed, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI Info. Display
    Storage Media
    Compatible Recording Media Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)
    Noise Reduction
    Noise Reduction Long exposure NR: available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal / Low
    White Balance
    White Balance Modes Auto
    Colour temperature <2500 to 9900 K> and colour filter
    AWB Micro Adjustment Yes
    Bracketing 3 frames, H/L selectable
    Focus Type Fast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
    Focus Sensor Exmor CMOS sensor
    Focus Point 179 points (phase-detection AF)
    / 25 points (conotrast-detection AF)
    Focus Sensitivity Range EV-1 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
    AF Mode AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
    Focus Area Wide (179 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points(contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Lock-on AF ( Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L))
    Other Features Lock-on AF, Eye AF, Predictive control, Focus lock
    Type Built-in flash
    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 CMOS sensor
    Metering Sensitivity EV-1 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
    Metering Mode Multi-segment
    Exposure Modes iAUTO
    Superior Auto
    Programmed AE (P)
    Aperture priority (A)
    Shutter-speed priority (S)
    Manual (M)
    Movie (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) )
    Sweep Panorama
    Scene Selection
    Scene Selection Portrait
    Sports action
    Night portrait
    Night Scene
    Hand-held Twilight
    Anti Motion Blur
    Exposure Compensation Still images: +/- 3.0EV (1/3EV steps), Movies: +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
    Auto (AE) Bracketing Bracket: Cont./Bracket: Single, With 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV increments, 3/5 frames (1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV : only 3 frames) selectable
    AE Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. (Auto/On/Off selectable)
    ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 100–25600
    LCD Screen
    Monitor Type 3.0" wide type TFT LCD
    Touch Screen Yes
    Total Number of Dots 921,600 dots
    Brightness Control (LCD) Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
    Adjustable Angle Up by approx. 180 degrees
    LCD Display Graphic Display
    Display All Info
    No Disp. Info
    Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD) ON/OFF
    Focus Magnifier Yes
    Peaking MF Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, colour: White/Red/Yellow)
    Other Features
    Face Detection On, On (Regist. Faces), Off
    Auto Object Framing Yes (Still Images)
    Clear Image Zoom Approx. 2x
    Smart zoom (Still Image) M:Approx. 1.4x
    S:Approx. 2x
    Digital zoom (Still Image) L:Approx. 4x;M:Approx. 5.7x;S:Approx. 8x
    Digital zoom (Movie) Approx. 4x
    PlayMemories Camera Apps™ Yes
    Lens Compensation Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
    Self-Portrait Yes (3 sec delay / OFF selectable)
    Smile Shutter Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
    Touch Shutter Yes
    Shutter Speed Still images:1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb
    Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps) up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)
    Flash Sync. Speed 1/160 sec.
    Electronic Front Curtain Shutter Yes
    Image Stabilization
    Steadyshot Not supported (image stabilization supported on lens)
    Compensation Effect Lens Compensation:Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
    Flash Control
    Flash Control Pre-flash TTL
    Flash Compensation +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
    Flash Modes Flash off
    Slow Sync.
    Rear Sync.
    Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable)
    Drive Modes Single-shot
    Continuous shooting
    Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable)
    Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec delay 3/5 exposures selectable)
    Bracketing (Single,Cont.)
    White Balance bracket
    DRO bracket
    Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.) 6 fps (in High Continuous shooting)
    Playback Modes Single (with or without shooting information RGB histogram & highlight / shadow warning)
    12/30-frame index view
    Enlarged display mode (L: 16.7x, M: 11.8x, S: 8.3x, Panorama (Standard): 19.2x, Panorama (Wide): 29.1x)
    Image orientation (Manual/Off selectable)
    Panorama scrolling
    Folder selection (Date/ Still/ MP4/ AVCHD/ XAVC S)
    Forward/Rewind (Movie)
    Auto Review (10/ 5/ 2 sec, Off)
    PC Interface Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
    NFC™ Yes
    HD Output HDMI micro connector (Type-D)
    BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI)
    PhotoTV HD
    4K Still Image PB
    Interfaces Multi / Micro USB Terminal
    PC remote
    Microphone Built-in stereo microphone
    Speaker Built-in, monaural
    Compatible Standards Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
    Custom function
    Custom Function Type Yes
    Supplied Battery NP-FW50 W-series Rechargeable Battery Pack
    Battery Life (Still Images) Up to 400 shots
    Battery Life (CIPA, Movies) Actual Recording:Approx. 75 min
    Continuous Recording:Approx. 110 min
    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) 224 g (Body Only) / 283 g (With battery and media)
    Operating Temperature 0-40 degrees celcius
    View on Smartphone Yes
    Upload to PC Yes
    View on TV Yes
    Wireless & Network Capabilities Wi-Fi
    NFC One-touch functionality
    Downloadable Camera Apps

    What's in the Box

    • AC adaptor (AC-UB10)
    • Lens cap
    • Micro USB cable
    • Rechargeable battery (NP-FW50)
    • SELP1650
    • Shoulder strap

    Capture that crucial moment with ultra-fast autofocusing, 179 AF points and 6 fps. This lightweight camera delivers 24.3MP of detail even in low light, and you can share photos right to your smartphone through built-in Wi-Fi. Record Full HD Video or flip over the 180° tilt screen for perfectly framed selfies.

    Quick Specs

    Product Type
    Digital camera - 1080p - mirrorless system
    Lens Included
    16-50mm lens
    Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
    Image Processor
    Wireless Interface
    Wi-Fi, NFC
    Sensor Resolution
    24.3 Megapixel
    Max Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Lens System
    Zoom lens - 3x zoom - 16 - 50 mm - f/3.5-5.6 PZ OSS
    Focus Adjustment
    Automatic, manual
    Min Focus Distance
    25 cm
    Digital Zoom
    Image Stabiliser
    Optical (Steady Shot)
    Camera Flash
    Pop-up flash
    LCD display - 3"
    Supported Battery
    Sony NP-FW50 Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1080 mAh (included)
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    10.96 cm x 3.57 cm x 6.28 cm
    224 g
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1-year warranty


    Product Type
    Digital camera - 1080p - mirrorless system
    Lens Included
    16-50mm lens
    Enclosure Colour
    Sensor Resolution
    24.3 Megapixel
    Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor APS HD CMOS
    Total Pixels
    24,700,000 pixels
    Effective Sensor Resolution
    24,300,000 pixels
    Optical Sensor Size
    APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
    Field of View Crop Factor
    ISO (Max)
    Native ISO
    Sensor Dust Reduction
    Sensor Features
    Anti-Dust coating
    Optical Zoom
    Digital Zoom
    Video Recording Modes
    FH, FX, PS
    Image Processor
    Image Stabiliser
    Optical (Steady Shot)
    Face Detection
    HDR Mode
    Auto HDR mode
    Surround Sound
    Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording
    Print Standard
    DPOF support, Exif Print support, PRINT Image Matching
    Auto Focus
    TTL contrast and phase detection
    Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    AE/AF Control
    Eye detection AF, Predictive AI Servo AF
    Face Detection
    Eye Detect AF, Smile Shutter
    Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, H.264, XAVC S
    Image Recording Format
    Max Video Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Auto Focus Features
    Predictive Focus Control
    HDMI, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, NFC (Near Field Communication)
    Connectivity Features
    Remote control via mobile devices, remote live view

    Exposure & White Balance

    Light Sensitivity
    ISO 100-25600, ISO auto (100-25600)
    Exposure Metering
    Multi-segment, centre-weighted, spot
    Exposure Metering Zones
    Exposure Modes
    Programme, bulb, automatic, manual, aperture-priority, shutter-priority
    Shooting Programs
    Landscape, portrait mode, macro, night portrait, night scene, sports mode, sunset, handheld twilight, anti-motion blur
    Special Effects
    Illustration, Water Colour, miniature, Retro, partial colour, Toy camera, Posterisation, High contrast monochrome, Pop Colour, HDR Painting, Rich-tone monochrome, Soft High-key
    White Balance
    Custom, automatic, presets
    White Balance Presets
    Incandescent, cloudy, Flash, daylight, shade, fluorescent light (cool white), fluorescent light (warm white), Underwater, 2500K - 9900K, fluorescent light (daylight white)
    Shutter Type
    Max Shutter Speed
    1/4000 sec
    Min Shutter Speed
    30 sec
    Exposure Compensation
    ±3 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
    Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps
    White Balance Bracketing
    X-sync Speed
    1/160 sec
    Exposure Range
    EV -1-20 (ISO 100)

    Lens System

    Zoom lens - 3x zoom - 16 - 50 mm - f/3.5-5.6 PZ OSS
    Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    24 - 75mm
    Focus Adjustment
    Automatic, manual
    Min Focus Distance
    25 cm
    Max View Angle
    83 degree(s)
    Zoom Adjustment
    Manual (by ring), motorised drive
    Lens Construction
    8 groups / 9 elements
    Filter Size
    40.5 mm
    Lens Mounting Type
    Sony E-mount
    ED glass, aspherical lens, Lens Barrel Retraction Function

    Camera Flash

    Camera Flash
    Pop-up flash
    Guide Number (m / ISO 100)
    Flash Modes
    Fill-in mode, rear curtain sync, slow synchro, auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction
    Red-Eye Reduction
    AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation

    Additional Features

    Continuous Shooting Speed
    3 frames per second, 6 frames per second
    Self-Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2sec
    Flash Terminal
    Hot shoe
    Additional Features
    Built-in speaker, RGB primary colour filter, sharpness control, digital image rotation, camera orientation detection, histogram display, AE lock, AF lock, saturation control, Sweep Panorama technology, Dynamic Range Optimizer, face detection, USB charging, built-in help guide, 24p Cinema Mode, peripheral illumination correction, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, Chromatic Aberration Compensation (CAC), Anti-motion Blur Mode, Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), High ISO NR, Superior Auto mode, Clear Image Zoom, noise reduction over long exposures, Lens Distortion Correction, PlayMemories Camera Apps support, BRAVIA Sync function, PhotoTV HD, Auto Object Framing


    3" LCD display
    Display Format
    921,600 pixels
    Display Form Factor
    Touch Screen
    Display Features
    Contrast control, display brightness control


    Microphone Operation Mode


    Connector Type
    • USB 2.0
    • HDMI output (19 pin micro HDMI Type D)


    Included Accessories
    Lens hood, dust cap, body cap, lens cap, shoulder strap, AC power adaptor, micro-USB cable


    Battery Type
    Sony NP-FW50 Lithium Ion
    Sony NP-FW50 Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1080 mAh (included)
    Battery Life Details
    • Photo shooting - 400 shots
    • Video recording - 1.84 hours

    Memory / Storage

    Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
    Supported Memory Cards
    SD Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO Duo, SDXC Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SDHC UHS-I Memory Card, SDXC UHS-I Memory Card, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
    Image Storage
    • JPEG 6000 x 4000
    • JPEG 4240 x 2832
    • JPEG 3008 x 2000
    • JPEG 6000 x 3376
    • JPEG 4240 x 2400
    • JPEG 3008 x 1688
    Video Capture
    • AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 28Mbps
    • AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 24Mbps
    • AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 17Mbps
    • AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 24 fps - 24Mbps
    • H.264 - 1920 x 1080 - 24 fps - 17Mbps
    • H.264 - 1440 x 1080 - 30 fps - 12Mbps
    • H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps - 3Mbps

    Manufacturer Warranty

    Service & Support
    Limited warranty - parts and labour - 1 year

    Dimensions & Weight

    10.96 cm
    3.57 cm
    6.28 cm
    224 g

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