Go From Snapshot to Photograph
The same sensor format found in other conventional DSLRs is used on the a5000 offering 13x the area of a typical point-and-shoot image sensor. The 20.1MP APS-C sensor delivers an exceptional combination of high resolution, high sensitivity and gorgeous blurred backgrounds to give even simple shots an artistic touch.
Share Your Photos with Friends and Family Instantly
Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to control your camera with your compatible smartphone or tablet and the PlayMemories Camera Apps5. Frame your shot on your device's LCD, snap the shutter, and then transfer the images directly to your mobile device for quick editing and uploading. And with NFC (near field communication) technology, connecting has never been easier. Simply tap the camera to an NFC-enabled device, and you're ready to shoot and share without wires or hassles.
Shoot Full HD Movies
Capture HD Movies in your choice of standard 60i or cinematic 24p frames per second, all at Full HD 1920x1080 resolution. The AVCHD codec delivers stunning Blu-ray picture quality while the PC-friendly MP4 codec lets you compress to smaller 1080/30p files for easier upload to the Internet.
Built-in Pop-up Flash
Perfect when an extra burst of light is needed to get the shot, the pop-up flash combined with high ISO sensitivity makes shooting in just about any challenging lighting situation a breeze.
180-degree Tiltable LCD
Change your view with a tiltable LCD touchscreen that flips up 180-degrees without sacrificing compactness. Take stunning self-portraits, perfectly framed low angle shots, and incredibly precise composed pictures.
PlayMemories Camera Apps
Personalize your camera by adding new features of your choice with PlayMemories Camera Apps. PlayMemories Camera Apps offers a variety of apps to enhance your photos without ever needing advance photo editing skills. Choose apps for portraits, detailed close-ups, sports, time lapse, motion shot and more. Use apps that shoot, share and save photos using Wi-Fi that make it easy to control and view your camera from smartphone, and post directly to Facebook.
20.1 MP Exmor HD APS sensor
You 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 images with no penalty in low-light sensitivity or sensor noise.
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.
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.
Compatible with Sony's E-Mount Lens System
To take advantage of its lightweight on-the-go body, the α5000 is compatible with Sony’s E-mount lens system and expanded line of E-mount compact and lightweight lenses - perfect for the traveler or street photographer.
Picture Effect modes
The a5000 includes 17 effects that can be applied to photos or movies, giving you the means to vastly expand your artistic repertoire. The ability to view effects in real-time on the LCD screen11 before the shot lets you experiment with different looks until you are satisfied with the result.
Photo Creativity feature
The a5000 provides easy access to Picture Effect settings as well as controls for Background Defocus, Brightness, Color and Vividness. Just activate Photo Creativity, choose the appropriate item then adjust while viewing in real-time on the LCD screen. The ability to combine settings offers nearly unlimited creative control, and lets you compensate for tricky lighting.
Superior Auto mode
Use Superior Auto mode to shoot photos and movies with the ease of a compact digital camera. In this mode, the camera recognizes the current shooting environment then adjusts settings for optimal results. Superior Auto also includes Auto HDR and Hand-held Twilight modes, both of which employ image compositing technology to handle difficult lighting by recording multiple images at high speed then compositing them to produce the final photo.
Anti-Motion Blur mode
Corrects for subject movement to capture amazingly clean and sharp images in low light. The camera leverages the large, APS-C image sensor and captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six creates a single image that minimizes subject blur.
Hand-held Twilight Mode
Get cleaner and sharper nighttime pictures—beyond the capability of traditional cameras—without using flash or a tripod. The camera leverages the large, APS-C image sensor and captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six creates a single image of extraordinary detail and low noise.
Face Detection/Smile Shutter
Set the a5000 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.
Tailor the look of photos and movies before shooting. Choose from one of seven settings — Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset or Black & White — depending on the scene or your creative intent.
Speed Priority Continuous mode
Freeze fast-moving subjects by shooting at up to 4 fps. This is the ideal solution for photographing sports, children at play or other action.
Up to 420 Shots6 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.
PlayMemories Home supplied software10
Free, easy-to-use PlayMemories Home image management software automatically installs onto Windows PC's for Sony Digital Camera users. Download photos and movies onto your computer then view, organize, edit, retouch, print, burn to disk, share or upload to social networking websites.10
The kit includes a NP-FW50 Lithium ion rechargeable battery, AC-UB10 USB AC charger (in-camera battery charging), Mini-B USB cable, and shoulder strap.