Sony Alpha a5000 Review

Sony Alpha a5000 Overview

Equipped with a 20.1-megapixel camera and an Exmor APS-C sensor, the Sony Alpha a5000 captures great images. The primary target markets for this camera are photography enthusiasts and beginner photographers. This mirrorless DSLR comes with interchangeable lenses, adjustable to a person’s photography needs. It also has the ability to connect with Wi-Fi, which makes transferring media to smartphones much easier. Its 180-degree tilting LCD allows photographers to take great selfies and capture images more easily.

Not only does this camera capture great images, but it also has the ability to record some amazing videos. Some of the additional features this camera includes are convenient power zoom, picture effect modes, anti-motion blur mode, an amazing auto mode, handheld twilight mode, face detection, smile shutter, a photo creativity feature, an auto object framing and much more.

Sony Alpha a5000 YouTube Performance Review

sony-alpha-a5000The Sony Alpha a5000 allows the user to record videos of a length of 29 minutes in one recording. The camera is also compatible with iMovie (2009 model) and Mac software. However, it is not compatible with Mac OS X. To facilitate instant video access, the camera supports a useful red camcorder-style record button. This button is present at the rear of the camera. It comes with a built-in mic that records precise stereo sound. This is an additional feature considering the market that the camera represents.

Sony Alpha a5000 offers its users a high-definition video shooting experience with full AVCHD (60i/50i/25p/24p). It is for this reason that the video-shooting capability of the camera is easily comparable to the NEX series. The only downside in the Sony Alpha a5000 review is that the camera does not record videos too clearly in low light.

PROS
  • The Sony Alpha a5000 is a lightweight and durable camera
  • Has a 3x optical zoom lens
  • Comes with interchangeable lens types
  • Has a high autofocus function
  • The LCD screen can tilt at a 180-degree angle
  • Has a good palm grip
  • Offers HD video shooting
CONS
  • It does not come with a viewfinder
  • Has an average battery life
  • The performance of the camera varies with weather conditions
  • Does not capture great images in low light
  • Some modes are not displayed in real time
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Overall

Bringing the Sony Alpha a5000 review to an end, the camera has been given an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5. It is built to be lightweight and despite that, it has the ability to capture splendid images and videos.

The battery life, however, has its downside as its starts to recede with time. This camera is excellent for beginners and those who look to take high-resolution images. It has a user-friendly zoom lever and the tilting of the camera allows the user to take amazing pictures.

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