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Sony Alpha a5100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1615 reviews of Sony Alpha a5100. 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 really like the price and size. The performance and portability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed comments about the storage and energy efficiency. There are some critical views about the memory and viewfinder.

usability, portability, performance, size, price

viewfinder, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha a5100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha a5100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 user reviews of Sony Alpha a5100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the image quality and performance. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and viewfinder.

portability, usability, price, performance, image quality

viewfinder, reliability

97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha a5100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 332 user reviews of Sony Alpha a5100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Views about the size and portability are generally positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the flash and storage. There are some mixed views about the viewfinder.

usability, price, performance, portability, size

reliability, memory, energy, storage, flash

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Alpha a5100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony Alpha a5100 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the usability and size. The design and battery are also mentioned favorably.

battery, design, size, usability

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

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Samuel Spencer (dpreview.com)

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By Sam Spencer

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony Alpha 5100

 

The Sony Alpha 5100 is quick to focus and features a tilting touch screen, but it can't shoot as fast as our favorite Sony mirrorless camera.

Fast autofocus. 5.9fps burst shooting with tracking focus. Strong high ISO performance. Tilting touch-screen display. In-body flash. Slim design. Wi-Fi with NFC. Downloadable camera apps. 1080p60 video.

No EVF or EVF add-on capability. Display only tilts up and forward. Lacks microphone input. Some apps must be purchased. Requires in-camera battery charging.

Additional functionality is available via downloadable camera apps. You'll need to connect the Alpha 5100 to a network in order to access the Sony PlayMemories store. Some apps carry premium prices, up to about $10, but others are free. One of the free...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : DP Review (dpreview.com)

Expert Review

 

The predecessors to the a5100 had a lot going for them: they were very compact, feature-packed, and produced good quality photos and videos. The a5100 is a much more compelling camera, taking the 'guts' from the more expensive a6000 and putting them...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony A5100 sounds surprisingly good

 

With high bitrate movie recording and the same sensor and autofocus system as the A6000, Sony's $700 Alpha A5100 interchangeable-lens camera kit seems pretty interesting on paper.

Aug, 2014

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

Sony a5100

 

Sony has announced a new ILC (interchangeable lens camera) today that replaces the NEX-5T. The new Sony Alpha 5100 (aka a5000) has been designed for families and casual photographers looking to step-up from using just a cellphone or a compact digicam....

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Sony A5100 test pictures

 

Sony A5100 picture gallery : Small, compact, fast and powerful. We are talking about the new Alpha 5100. The Sony Alpha 5100 belongs to the smallest system cameras. It is not only a compact and lightweight camera to take along, the A5100 is also...

As soon as we receive a test sample, we will put this system camera to the test and publish an in-depth Sony A5100 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.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Sony A5100 system camera

 

Sony Alpha A5100 smallest interchangeable lens camera : Sony is proud to introduce the world's smallest system camera with super-fast autofocus and professional quality pictures. Crisp, blur-free action photos and soulful portraits. Smooth, cinematic...

Nothing gets past the blazing Fast Hybrid autofocus system of the Sony A5100, the same that can be found in the A6000, with 179 phase detection points that freeze rapid action, frame after crisply-focused frame. Even fast-paced targets - like...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Sony A5100

 

Sony Alpha 5100 Interchangeable lens camera : Sony Electronics debuts ultra-compact Alpha A5100 system camera with impressive autofocus. Sony has unveiled the stylish A5100 camera, a new model packing pro-quality AF performance and image quality into a...

The Sony Alpha 5100 compact interchangeable lens camera will be available in September 2014 in black and white in a kit with a compact, versatile 16-50mm motorized zoom lens (model SELP1650) for about $700, or as A5100 body only for about $550. The...

Aug, 2014

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony A5100 Review

 

The Sony A5100 is the world's smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C sensor, built-in flash and Wi-Fi connectivity. Successor to the 6-month-old A5000 model, the Sony A5100 features a 24.3 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, Fast...

The Sony A5100 is proof that appearances can be deceptive. Although it looks almost identical to the previous A500 model, the new A5100 is a much more capable camera, especially when it comes to focusing and recording video. It's also a much more...

Oct, 2014

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

Sony A5100 Review

 

One of the smallest, lightest and most affordable mirrorless cameras currently offered with an APS-C sensor, and sharing the same imaging pipeline as the Sony A6000, the Sony A5100 has few rivals in terms of offering good quality for the price. It...

Very small and comfortable form factor; Very good image quality for its class; New dual video record function; Quick autofocus and good dynamic range

Lacks an EVF and external mode dial; No hot shoe; JPEG processing at higher ISOs not as good as some competing mid-level models

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