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Sony Alpha a5000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2223 reviews of Sony Alpha a5000. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and performance. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability, while the memory and image stabilizer get critical comments.

usability, portability, image quality, performance, size

viewfinder, shutter, stabilizer , memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha a5000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha a5000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 user reviews of Sony Alpha a5000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the image quality and price are on the whole positive. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative views about the shutter and viewfinder.

usability, portability, size, price, image quality

viewfinder, shutter

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha a5000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 315 user reviews of Sony Alpha a5000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality and performance. The price and portability also get good opinions, but many are critical about the exposure and viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, performance, image quality

viewfinder, exposure

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Alpha a5000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony Alpha a5000 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the performance. The color also gets good feedback.

usability, color, performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (pcworld.com)

Gavin Stoker

 

This compact interchangeable lens will appeal to anyone looking for a step up form a smartphone camera

Sharply detailed shots ; Tilting LCD screen ; Built-in flash

No viewfinder ; No hotshoe

The A5000 provides one of the easiest and most accessible routes to achieving more professional-looking shots for anyone upgrading from a smartphone.

May, 2014

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony Alpha 5000

 

The Sony Alpha 5000 is an affordable mirrorless camera that delivers excellent images, but advanced shooters are going to feel limited by its control system.

Tilting rear display. Compact body and lens. Built-in flash. Quick autofocus. Good high ISO images. Wi-Fi with NFC. Attractive price tag.

Inconvenient access to some shooting settings. Slow to start. Slow burst rate. No EVF support. Some camera apps cost extra. Doesn't include external charger.

Wi-Fi is built-in, and like previous cameras with the NEX moniker, the functionality is a bit more robust than just transferring images and videos to an iOS or Android device sans wires. Sony offers a number of downloadable apps—some free and some...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony adds $600 entry-level interchangeable-lens camera at CES

 

The company adds a fifth ILC under $600.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Sony α5000

 

Today at CES 2014, Sony announced its latest interchangeable lens camera, the α5000 (or a5000). Yes, gone is the NEX model designation, so both E-mount ILC camera systems and A-mount Sony DSLRs are all under the Alpha umbrella.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Sony A5000 test photos

 

Sony A5000 photo gallery : The new Sony Alpha 5000 is a user-friendly single lens reflex camera for the ambitious photographer. The Sony A5000 offers maximum performance with minimum weight, it is the world's lightest digital camera with...

As soon as we receive a test sample, we will put this SLR camera to the test and publish an in-depth Sony A5000 review, including a sample photo gallery with high resolution photos. In the mean time you may want to take a look at another Sony review.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Sony Alpha 5000

 

CES 2014 NEWS - Sony A5000 interchangeable lens camera : Sony is proud to introduce the Alpha 5000. The Sony A5000 is the world's lightest interchangeable lens camera to feature the convenience of Wi-Fi connectivity. Weighing in at less than 8oz., the...

The Sony Alpha 5000 compact interchangeable lens camera will be available in March 2014 in silver, black and white. The Sony A5000 price is set at $600 USD with a compact, versatile 16-50mm motorized zoom lens. Retail prices may vary from country to...

Jan, 2014

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony A5000 Review

 

The A5000 is the new entry-level model in Sony's range of compact system cameras. It's also currently the world's smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera with built-in wi-fi connectivity. Successor to last year's NEX-3N model, the Sony A5000...

The new Sony A5000 is a rather modest refresh of last year's NEX-3N cameras, ditching the NEX branding, upgrading the image sensor and processor, and adding wi-fi and NFC connectivity, a better handgrip and the more intuitive Alpha menu system. Despite...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : PhotographyBLOG (photographyblog.com)

Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM

 
Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Mike Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Sony A5000 Review

 

Were the NEX brand still extant, though, there's little doubt that the 20.1 megapixel Sony A5000 would sit squarely within its confines. It's a mirrorless camera just like its NEX forebears, after all. Sony tells us that it considers the new model to...

The A5000 ships with a Sony E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens, a stabilized, power zoom optic which covers everything from a 24mm-equivalent wide angle to a 75mm-equivalent telephoto. Available from March 2014 in white, black, and silver-bodied versions,...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Macworld (macworld.com)

Sony Alpha A5000 review: Compact camera produces sharp-looking pics

 

Sharply detailed shots, Tilting LCD screen, Built-in flash

No viewfinder, No hotshoe

The A5000 provides one of the easiest and most accessible routes to achieving more professional-looking shots for anyone upgrading from a smartphone. Gavin is a Macworld U.K. contributor who has written about digital photography since 1997 and was...

May, 2014

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