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α5100 E-MOUNT CAMERA WITH APS-C SENSOR

Full Specifications and Features

Starting at

$449.99

2 Models
2 Models

Lens

Lens

Sensor

Sensor

Sensor

Sensor

Sensor

Recording (still images)

Recording (still images)

Recording (still images)

Recording (still images)

Recording (still images)

Recording (still images)

Recording (still images)

Recording (still images)

Recording (movie)

Recording (movie)

Recording (movie)

Storage Media

Noise Reduction

White Balance

White Balance

White Balance

Focus

Focus

Focus

Focus

Focus

Focus

Focus

Focus

Focus

Exposure

Exposure

Exposure

Exposure

Exposure

Exposure

Exposure

Exposure

Exposure

Exposure

LCD Screen

LCD Screen

LCD Screen

LCD Screen

LCD Screen

LCD Screen

LCD Screen

LCD Screen

LCD Screen

Other Features

Other Features

Other Features

Other Features

Other Features

Other Features

Other Features

Other Features

Other Features

Other Features

Other Features

Shutter

Shutter

Shutter

Image Stabilization

Image Stabilization

Flash Control

Flash Control

Flash Control

Drive

Drive

Playback

Interface

Interface

Interface

Interface

Audio

Audio

Print

Custom function

Power

Power

Power

Power

Power

Size & Weight

Size & Weight

WiFi® & NFC

WiFi® & NFC

WiFi® & NFC

WiFi® & NFC

What's In The Box

Color Options

Lens Mount

Lens Compatibility

TYPE

Number Of Pixels (Effective)

Number of Pixels (total)

Image Sensor Aspect Ratio

Anti-Dust System

Recording Format (Still images)

Image Size (pixels), 3:2

Image Size (pixels), 16:9

Image Size (pixels), Sweep Panorama

Image Quality Modes

Picture Effect

Creative Style

Dynamic Range Functions

Recording Format

Image Size (pixels), NTSC*

Movie Functions

Compatible Recording Media

Noise Reduction

White Balance Modes

AWB Micro Adjustment

Bracketing

Focus Type

Focus Sensor

Focus Point

Focus Sensitivity Range

AF Mode

Focus Area

Other Features

TYPE

AF Illuminator range

Metering Type

Metering Sensor

Metering Sensitivity

Metering Mode

Exposure Modes

Scene Selection

Exposure Compensation

Auto (AE) Bracketing

AE Lock

ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

TYPE

Touch Screen

Total Number of Dots

Brightness Control (LCD)

Adjustable Angle

LCD Display

Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD)

Focus Magnifier

Peaking MF

Face Detection

Auto Object Framing

Clear Image Zoom

Smart zoom (Still Image)

Digital zoom (Still Image)

Digital zoom (Movie)

PlayMemories Camera Apps™

Lens Compensation

Self-Portrait

Smile Shutter

Touch Shutter

Shutter Speed

Flash Sync. Speed

Electronic Front Curtain Shutter

Steadyshot

Compensation Effect

Flash Control

Flash Compensation

Flash Modes

Drive Modes

Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)

Playback Modes

PC Interface

NFC™

HD Output

Interfaces

Microphone

Speaker

Compatible Standards

Custom Function Type

Supplied Battery

Battery Life (Still Images)

Battery Life (CIPA, Movies)

External Power

Internal Battery Charge

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Weight (with battery and memory card included)

View on Smartphone

Upload to PC

View on TV

Wireless & Network Capabilities

Body Only
ILCE-5100
Body Only 
ILCE-5100

What's In The Box

  • AC Adapter
  • Body cap
  • Micro USB cable
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Shoulder Strap

Color Options

black

Lens Mount

  • Sony E-mount lenses

Lens Compatibility

  • Sony E-mount lenses

TYPE

  • -

Number Of Pixels (Effective)

  • 24.3 MP

Number of Pixels (total)

  • Approx. 24.7 megapixels

Image Sensor Aspect Ratio

  • 3 : 2

Anti-Dust System

  • Charge protection coating on Optical Filter

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 (24 M)
  • M: 4240 x 2832 (12 M)
  • S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0 M)

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

  • Standard: horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
  • Wide: horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M)

Image Quality Modes

  • JPEG Fine
  • JPEG Standard
  • RAW
  • RAW+JPEG

Picture Effect

  • HDR Painting (High/Mid/Low)
  • High Contrast Mono
  • Illustration (High/Mid/Low)
  • Miniature (Auto/Top/Middle (H)/Bottom/Right/Middle (V)/Left)
  • Partial Color (R,G,B,Y)
  • Pop Color
  • Posterization (Color, B/W)
  • Retro Photo
  • Rich-tone Mono
  • Soft Focus (High/Mid/Low)
  • Soft High-key
  • Toy Camera (Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta)
  • Watercolor

Creative Style

  • Black & White
  • Landscape
  • Portrait
  • Sepia (Contrast [-3 to +3 steps], Saturation [-3 to +3 steps], Sharpness [-3 to +3 steps])
  • Standard
  • Sunset
  • Vivid

Dynamic Range Functions

  • Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5))
  • Off

Recording Format

  • AVCHD 2.0 / MP4 / XAVC S

Image Size (pixels), NTSC*

  • AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60 p, 28 M, PS), 1920 x 1080 (60 i, 24 M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (60 i, 17 M, FH), 1920 x 1080 (24 p, 24 M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (24 p, 17 M, FH)
  • MP4: 1440 x 1080 (30 fps)
  • VGA(640 x 480, 30 fps)
  • XAVC S: 1920 x 1080 (60 p, 50 M), 1920 x 1080 (30 p, 50 M), 1920 x 1080 (24 p, 50 M)

Movie Functions

  • Dual Video Rec, AF Tracking Duration, AF Drive Speed, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI Info. Display

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

  • Long exposure NR: available from shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low

White Balance Modes

  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Color Temperature2,500 to 9,900K& color filterG7 to M7 (15-step), A7 to B7 (15-step)
  • Custom
  • Daylight
  • Flash
  • FluorescentWarm White/Cool White/Day White/Daylight
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
  • Underwater

AWB Micro Adjustment

  • YesG7 to M7, 15-stepA7 to B7, 15-step

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 (contrast-detection AF)

Focus Sensitivity Range

  • EV-1 to EV 20 (ISO 100 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. 3.0 m (with E PZ 16–50 mm 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

  • Center-weighted
  • Multi-segment
  • Spot

Exposure Modes

  • Aperture priority (A)
  • iAUTO
  • Manual (M)
  • Movie (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) )
  • Programmed AE (P)
  • Scene Selection
  • Shutter-speed priority (S)
  • Superior Auto
  • Sweep Panorama

Scene Selection

  • Anti-Motion Blur
  • Hand-held Twilight
  • Landscape
  • Macro
  • Night portrait
  • Night Scene
  • Portrait
  • Sports action
  • Sunset

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

TYPE

  • 3.0 in 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

  • Display All Info
  • Graphic Display
  • Histogram
  • No Disp. Info

Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD)

  • ON/OFF

Focus Magnifier

  • Yes

Peaking MF

  • Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)

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

  • 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)
  • Still images: 1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb

Flash Sync. Speed

  • 1/160 sec.

Electronic Front Curtain Shutter

  • Yes

Steadyshot

  • Not supported (image stabilization supported on lens)

Compensation Effect

  • Lens Compensation: Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion

Flash Control

  • Pre-flash TTL

Flash Compensation

  • +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)

Flash Modes

  • Autoflash
  • Fill-flash
  • Flash off
  • Rear Sync.
  • Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable)
  • Slow Sync.

Drive Modes

  • Bracketing (Single, Cont.)
  • Continuous shooting
  • DRO bracket
  • Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable)
  • Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec delay 3/5 exposures selectable)
  • Single-shot
  • White Balance bracket

Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)

  • 6 fps (in High Continuous shooting)

Playback Modes

  • 12/30-frame index view
  • Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, Off)
  • Delete
  • Enlarged display mode (L: 16.7x, M: 11.8x, S: 8.3x, Panorama [Standard]: 19.2x, Panorama [Wide]: 29.1x)
  • Folder selection (Date/Still/MP4/AVCHD/XAVC S)
  • Forward/Rewind (Movie)
  • Image orientation (Manual/Off selectable)
  • Panorama scrolling
  • Protect
  • Single (with or without shooting information RGB histogram & highlight / shadow warning)
  • Slideshow

PC Interface

  • Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote

NFC™

  • Yes

HD Output

  • 4K Still Image PB
  • BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI)
  • HDMI micro connector (Type-D)
  • PhotoTV HD

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 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 Adapter AC-PW20 (sold separately)

Internal Battery Charge

  • Yes

Dimensions (W x H x D)

  • 2.47 x 4.32 x 1.41 in

Weight (with battery and memory card included)

  • 7.9 oz (Body Only)/9.98 oz (With battery and media)

View on Smartphone

  • Yes

Upload to PC

  • Yes

View on TV

  • Yes

Wireless & Network Capabilities

  • Downloadable Camera Apps
  • NFC One-touch functionality
  • Wi-Fi®
Body + 16-50 mm Power Zoom Lens
ILCE-5100L
Body + 16-50 mm Power Zoom Lens 
ILCE-5100L

What's In The Box

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

Color Options

whiteblack

Lens Mount

  • Sony E-mount lenses

Lens Compatibility

  • Sony E-mount lenses

TYPE

  • APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6 mm) Exmor® CMOS sensor

Number Of Pixels (Effective)

  • 24.3 MP

Number of Pixels (total)

  • Approx. 24.7 megapixels

Image Sensor Aspect Ratio

  • 3 : 2

Anti-Dust System

  • Charge protection coating on Optical Filter

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 (24 M)
  • M: 4240 x 2832 (12 M)
  • S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0 M)

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

  • Standard: horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
  • Wide: horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M)

Image Quality Modes

  • JPEG Fine
  • JPEG Standard
  • RAW
  • RAW+JPEG

Picture Effect

  • HDR Painting (High/Mid/Low)
  • High Contrast Mono
  • Illustration (High/Mid/Low)
  • Miniature (Auto/Top/Middle (H)/Bottom/Right/Middle (V)/Left)
  • Partial Color (R,G,B,Y)
  • Pop Color
  • Posterization (Color, B/W)
  • Retro Photo
  • Rich-tone Mono
  • Soft Focus (High/Mid/Low)
  • Soft High-key
  • Toy Camera (Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta)
  • Watercolor

Creative Style

  • Black & White
  • Landscape
  • Portrait
  • Sepia (Contrast [-3 to +3 steps], Saturation [-3 to +3 steps], Sharpness [-3 to +3 steps])
  • Standard
  • Sunset
  • Vivid

Dynamic Range Functions

  • Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5))
  • Off

Recording Format

  • AVCHD 2.0 / MP4 / XAVC S

Image Size (pixels), NTSC*

  • AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60 p, 28 M, PS), 1920 x 1080 (60 i, 24 M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (60 i, 17 M, FH), 1920 x 1080 (24 p, 24 M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (24 p, 17 M, FH)
  • MP4: 1440 x 1080 (30 fps)
  • VGA(640 x 480, 30 fps)
  • XAVC S: 1920 x 1080 (60 p, 50 M), 1920 x 1080 (30 p, 50 M), 1920 x 1080 (24 p, 50 M)

Movie Functions

  • Dual Video Rec, AF Tracking Duration, AF Drive Speed, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI Info. Display

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

  • Long exposure NR: available from shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low

White Balance Modes

  • Auto
  • Cloudy
  • Color Temperature2,500 to 9,900K& color filterG7 to M7 (15-step), A7 to B7 (15-step)
  • Custom
  • Daylight
  • Flash
  • FluorescentWarm White/Cool White/Day White/Daylight
  • Incandescent
  • Shade
  • Underwater

AWB Micro Adjustment

  • YesG7 to M7, 15-stepA7 to B7, 15-step

Bracketing

  • 3 frames, H/L selectable

Focus Type

  • Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)

Focus Sensor

  • Exmor® CMOS sensor

Focus Point

  • /25 points (contrast-detection AF)
  • 179 points (phase-detection AF)
  • 179 points (phase-detection AF) / 25 points (contrast-detection AF)

Focus Sensitivity Range

  • EV-1 to EV 20 (ISO 100 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. 3.0 m (with E PZ 16–50 mm 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

  • Center-weighted
  • Multi-segment
  • Spot

Exposure Modes

  • Aperture priority (A)
  • iAUTO
  • Manual (M)
  • Movie (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) )
  • Programmed AE (P)
  • Scene Selection
  • Shutter-speed priority (S)
  • Superior Auto
  • Sweep Panorama

Scene Selection

  • Anti-Motion Blur
  • Hand-held Twilight
  • Landscape
  • Macro
  • Night portrait
  • Night Scene
  • Portrait
  • Sports action
  • Sunset

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

TYPE

  • 3.0 in 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

  • Display All Info
  • Graphic Display
  • Histogram
  • No Disp. Info

Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD)

  • ON/OFF

Focus Magnifier

  • Yes

Peaking MF

  • Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)

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

  • 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)
  • Still images: 1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb

Flash Sync. Speed

  • 1/160 sec.

Electronic Front Curtain Shutter

  • Yes

Steadyshot

  • Not supported (image stabilization supported on lens)

Compensation Effect

  • Lens Compensation: Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion

Flash Control

  • Pre-flash TTL

Flash Compensation

  • +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)

Flash Modes

  • Autoflash
  • Fill-flash
  • Flash off
  • Rear Sync.
  • Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable)
  • Slow Sync.

Drive Modes

  • Bracketing (Single, Cont.)
  • Continuous shooting
  • DRO bracket
  • Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable)
  • Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec delay 3/5 exposures selectable)
  • Single-shot
  • White Balance bracket

Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)

  • 6 fps (in High Continuous shooting)

Playback Modes

  • 12/30-frame index view
  • Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, Off)
  • Delete
  • Enlarged display mode (L: 16.7x, M: 11.8x, S: 8.3x, Panorama [Standard]: 19.2x, Panorama [Wide]: 29.1x)
  • Folder selection (Date/Still/MP4/AVCHD/XAVC S)
  • Forward/Rewind (Movie)
  • Image orientation (Manual/Off selectable)
  • Panorama scrolling
  • Protect
  • Single (with or without shooting information RGB histogram & highlight / shadow warning)
  • Slideshow

PC Interface

  • Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote

NFC™

  • Yes

HD Output

  • 4K Still Image PB
  • BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI)
  • HDMI micro connector (Type-D)
  • PhotoTV HD

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 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 Adapter AC-PW20 (sold separately)

Internal Battery Charge

  • Yes

Dimensions (W x H x D)

  • 2.47 x 4.32 x 1.41 in

Weight (with battery and memory card included)

  • 7.9 oz (Body Only)/9.98 oz (With battery and media)

View on Smartphone

  • Yes

Upload to PC

  • Yes

View on TV

  • Yes

Wireless & Network Capabilities

  • Downloadable Camera Apps
  • NFC One-touch functionality
  • Wi-Fi®

Features

Picture of 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 movies 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

6 fps continuous shooting with AF tracking

Capture the decisive moment, even when your subject is speeding along. 6 fps 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.

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

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 movies you shoot.

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

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.

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180 º tiltable LCD screen for creative freedom

Enjoy enhanced shooting comfort with a 3 in LCD screen that tilts 180 º 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.

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Built-in pop-up flash for expanded exposures

The 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.

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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 PlayMemories Mobile app to your NFC enable 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.

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Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

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