Sony Alpha a5100 Interchangeable Lens Camera with 16-50mm and 50mm Lenses (Black) – Reviews & Compare Deals

Sony Alpha a5100 Interchangeable Lens Camera with 16-50mm and 50mm Lenses (Black) – Reviews & Compare Deals
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Make sure this fits by entering your model number.; Sony a5100 16-50mm Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3-Inch Flip Up LCD (Black); Sony SEL50F18/B 50mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E Mount Nex Cameras (Black)
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Sony Alpha a5100 Interchangeable Lens Camera with 16-50mm and 50mm Lenses (Black)

Sony Alpha a5100 Interchangeable Lens Camera with 16-50mm and 50mm Lenses (Black)

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  • Sony a5100 16-50mm Interchangeable Lens Camera with 3-Inch Flip Up LCD (Black)
  • Sony SEL50F18/B 50mm f/1.8 Lens for Sony E Mount Nex Cameras (Black)
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  1.  There is a lot to like with this camera. Aspiring photographers who are ready to graduate beyond their smartphones or point and shoots will appreciate the help button feature that provides helpful tips based on shooting mode.Video creators will also like its fast focusing, the 50 megabit recording mode, and its full frame 4:2:2 uncompressed HDMI output.Image quality is excellent both for stills and video thanks to the large sensor that’s packed inside the rather small camera body. It also incorporates plain english descriptions for each camera mode to explain exactly what it’s about to do.But there are a few compromises. Experienced photographers might find themselves frustrated by the lack of control surfaces. With only one dial on the camera, a few button pushes are required to switch between aperture, shutter, and ISO adjustments.Video creators will be disappointed to learn that the camera cannot be operated off of external power. And charging the battery inside the camera can take as long as 5 hours. The a5100 also lacks an external microphone input.The touch screen is also problematic. Most controls don’t take advantage of it and it’s very difficult to see in direct sunlight.But this camera isn’t being marketed as a pro-level piece of gear – it’s aimed squarely at photographic newcomers who are looking to transition to a real camera. And for those consumers this is a very capable camera with attributes found in much more expensive cameras.

  2. Amazing camera!! Easy to use! Stunning quality! I use it for for family pictures! Definitely recommend it! 🙌🏼

  3. I bought the Sony A5100 because I am a Youtuber and I wanted to get into Vlogging. As well take awesome photos for my Facebook and Instagram without carrying my heavy DSLR. I consider the A5100 because of the mirror flip up screen. As you know beauty bloggers are professional selfie takers lol. The flip up screen allows me to make sure the lighting, angles and the focus is right.A huge addition was that the camera came with WiFi, which means I can send videos or photos taken with this camera to any device around me as long as i’m on WiFi. which makes posting content on my social media so much easier and efficient. This particular point and shoot has some weight on it due to the lens it comes with. It’s heavy enough to where it wont fall out of your hand but not heavy enough to where it will make your arms tired. I LOVE CANON products and buying a Sony was extreamlly hard for me but I am very happy with my purchase.

  4. First off, it’s $100 less than when I bought it, so you may want to jump on that. I’m crying right now. It’s worth every cent. I take Instagram photos so the ability to send my photos straight to my phone has been amazing. It’s a quick set up with a free app, and you’re all set. The camera is a smaller design, with a lot of power. Sony is a great brand so you can usually rely on their quality. Photos are very sharp as well. There are a lot of settings that are perfect for selfies, in addition to all other photography needs. There is a “facial smoother” setting which is great for blending out any imperfections on the skin. I’ve tried it on landscape settings and the results are beautiful, including some nice blurred effects in the background. Overall this camera is the best investment for my photography needs. A+++

  5. UPDATE 6/12/18: I changed my 5 stars to 2. Here’s why… I’ve had this camera for 6 months (purchased in Jan). I use this now mostly for video tutorials for my YouTube Channel. I watched/read a lot of good reviews & the one downside was that it does not have an output for external microphones so it’s sorta echos when you’re far away. This was minor for me (even though) I would prefer to have one.THE BIGGEST ISSUE I have is that it overheats. This started about 2 months ago. While recording the, camera overheats and shuts down. When it shuts down, it does NOT save your recording. This means that I’ve lost it all. This is very frustrating. I have to remember to stop it every so often so that it saves and re-record. So i’m recording in short intervals.I tried to contact Sony directly. Nothing. I tried to contact Sony through Amazon’s “support” button (message) feature. Nothing. So, I’m frustrated that I spent $$$ on something that I’m prob not going to use anymore. I will be looking for a new video recorder!First impression: So far so good. I’ve had it for only 3 days. I purchase this to carry around since my Nikon D850 was too heavy for lugging around daily. I LOVE that it’s lightweight. We were out all day and I had it on a strap (not the one it cane with) around my neck & barely noticed it (where my Nikon would have started giving me neck/shoulder pains after an hour). The quality is great so far. I’m used to fixed prime lens so I didn’t care too much for the kit lens. I’ve ordered a prime lens and it won’t be here for another couple of days. I compared the a5000, a5100, & a6000 before deciding to go with the a5100. I compared all specs side by side and decided for myself I wanted the a5100. I plan to use it for everyday photos & product photos so I don’t need anything too costly. I also compared it to the Mark 3 Olympus and I chose the Sony based on 1) size 2) weight 3) crop sensor 4) look (yes, I care about how it looks lol). 5) megapixels & even though it didn’t have 4K video, I didn’t plan on vlogging so it didn’t matter too much. Will update soon!

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