Sony A5100 review

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SONY A5100 REVIEW CONCLUSION 

Altogether, Sony has another excellent camera that is full packed with features but has some shortcomings. First of all, I feel it deserves a better lens than the 16-50mm kit and build quality does feel cheap. More external controls would have been nice, but that’s why there is A6000. Image quality is on a high level so there is no major drawback that would prevent me from recommending it.

Compared to the previous A5000, there are some noticeable upgrades but most of them are not that important in real life – you can live without them. This is a regular problem in Sony camp: with so many models in a short time many are very similar, and I think you can save a few bucks (actually A5000 is currently twice cheaper) and get the older A5000 if you are short on cash.

SONY A5100 PROS:

  • Image quality
  • Small and light
  • Full set of manual features
  • Focus point size selection
  • Video quality
  • Wi-Fi and NFC built-in
  • Touch shutter

SONY A5100 CONS:

  • Plastic build
  • Fake shutter sound emitted through the speaker
  • LCD visibility in sunlight
  • No microphone input

SONY A5100 PHOTO EXAMPLES

Full res samples

 ISO 100, F/9, 1/200

 ISO 100, F/9, 1/200

 ISO 100, F/9, 1/250

 ISO 100, F/9, 1/200

 ISO 100, F/10, 1/1600

 ISO 100, F/9, 1/250

 ISO 100, F/4.5, 1/60

 ISO 1600, F/3.5, 1/20

 ISO 3200, F/3.5, 1/20

 ISO 6400, F/3.5, 1/6

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2 thoughts on “Sony A5100 review

    • Image quality is on the same level, but I prefer the way Sony handles – grip shape and menu + more advanced options. Video is also better and there are more lenses for Sony also. Samsung can attach external flash via hot-shoe though and has external mode dial though, but I would still rather buy SOny.

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