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Art at the speed of thought

Elevate your photography with phenomenal focus. A Fast Hybrid AF system with 179 points—plus intuitive touch focus—give your shots professional polish.

Picture of α5100 E-mount camera with APS-C sensor

α5100 E-mount camera with APS-C sensor

ILCE-5100 / ILCE-5100L

Picture of α5100 E-mount camera with APS-C sensor

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Artistic precision

Fast Hybrid Autofocus

Advanced yet intuitive focus control gives you class-leading clarity and contrast for stills and movies—and means you never have to miss a shot.

Sony launches a new age of autofocus

4D FOCUS enables superior autofocus performance in four dimensions: wide autofocus coverage (2D height and width), fast autofocus speed (3D depth) and enhanced predictive tracking (4D time).

24.3 MP

24.3MP APS-C Exmor™ CMOS sensor

Gapless on-chip micro lenses produce optimized light gathering and minimal noise.

BIONZ X™ Processor

Advanced BIONZ X™ image processor

An upgraded engine provides superior noise reduction for low-light shots, plus truer color and detail.

25600 ISO

High ISO range

Extended sensitivity lets you shoot natural, nuanced photos in dim light, or indoors without a flash.

  • Front View
  • Side View
  • Back View
  • Top View

Your subject made sharp, every shot

Freeze the moment with perfect focus

The α5100 compact camera employs multiple autofocus modes to ensure stunning shots every time. Track moving subjects, adjust the autofocus frame, and achieve pinpoint focal accuracy.

Full HD + Fast Hybrid AF

Beyond stunning stills, the α5100 is also a movie-making machine. Achieve accurate live AF tracking, beautiful background blur and high-quality sound.

Sound as crisp as the picture

The super-sharp XAVC S format features linear PCM audio recording.

Focus at your fingertips

Simply tap your subject on the touchscreen to focus—or take a photo.

Two formats, total coverage

Simultaneously record top-quality and web-friendly files.

A range of lenses at the ready

Take full advantage of your E-mount interchangeable lens camera. Start building a kit of lenses customized to your shooting needs.

Snap, tap, share

Wi-Fi® and NFC connectivity make it simple to transfer photos or movies to NFC-compatible televisions, as well as Android smartphones or tablets—no complicated setup required.

Apps to enrich every shot

Transform your camera with PlayMemories

From Smart Remote Control to Direct Upload, choose from dozens of outstanding apps to enhance shooting, editing and sharing.

Wide-ranging accessories meet every need

Professional options open up new horizons.

Further expand your shooting pleasure and give your photography a professional edge with accessories specially designed for this model.

Supported in Capture One Express (for Sony)

One of the world's best RAW converters by Phase One

Capture One Express (for Sony) is one of the world's best RAW converters, rendering precise colors and incredible detail. It contains flexible digital asset management, all the essential adjustment tools and fast, responsive performance in one customizable and integrated solution.

  • 24.3 MP Exmor® APS-C CMOS sensor

  • BIONZ X™ engine for superb detail and noise reduction

  • Fast Hybrid AF with 179 phase-detection points

  • 180 º tiltable LCD screen for perfect self-portraits

  • Wi-Fi® and One-touch NFC for simple sharing and control

Number Of Pixels (Effective)
24.3 MP
Screen Type
3.0 in wide type TFT LCD
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