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Sony Alpha A5100 Black DSLR Camera Body - ILCE5100/B

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  • Product Overview-

    Key Features

    • 24.3 Megapixel APS-C Sensor
    • Ultra-Fast And Accurate Auto Focus With 179 AF Points And 6Fps
    • Instant Sharing Via Smartphone With Wi-Fi And NFC
    • Full HD 1080/24/60P Video Up To 50MB/s
    • ISO Range Of 100-25600
    • Flip-Up Touch-Screen LCD
    • Built-In Pop-Up Flash
    • BIONZ X Processing
    • Built-In Wi-Fi
    • Body Only
    • Black Finish

    Sony Alpha A5100 Black DSLR Camera Body - ILCE-5100/B

    Capture that crucial moment with ultra-fast autofocusing, 179 AF points and 6 fps. This lightweight camera delivers 24.3MP of detail even in low light, and you can share photos right to your smartphone through built-in Wi-Fi. Record Full HD Video or flip over the 180° tilt screen for perfectly framed selfies.


    • Ultra-fast and accurate auto focus with 179 AF points and 6Fps
      Snap into focus with ultra-fast 0.07 second2 AF (Auto Focus) speed and never miss the moment. The a5100 also realizes up to 6fps continuous shooting with AF tracking by making the most of the wide-area 179-point phase-detection AF sensor. Even when dealing with a moving subject the a5100’s superb moving-subject tracking performance ensures you get the shot during still or video capture
    • Capture life in high resolution with 24MP APS-C sensor
      You get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements thanks to the newly developed 24.3 megapixel Exmor® APS HD CMOS sensor. It’s higher resolution than most DSLRs and adopts the same gapless on-chip lens structure as the a7R for ultimate image quality and light sensitivity
    • Instant sharing via smartphone with Wi-Fi® and NFC
      Wi-Fi™ connectivity allows you to control your camera with your compatible Smartphone or Tablet. Frame an image on your smartphone’s LCD, and simply click the camera’s shutter you’re your device. You can even transfer the images taken directly to your mobile device for quick editing and uploading - sharing has never been easier. With NFC (near field communication) - connectivity has been simplified to one-touch. Simply touch the camera to the compatible NFC enabled device to connect
    • Record Full HD 1080/24/60P video up to 50MB/s
      Make movie magic with Full HD 1920 x 1080 video in cinematic 24p, or capture fast action at incredible 60p and 60i frame-rates.3 Made even easier with the a5100’s 179 point AF (auto focus) system – tracking moving subjects is not a problem. Selectable in-camera – XAVC S for broadcast quality – high 50Mb/s bitrate, Blu-ray quality - AVCHD™ or simple and easier upload to the web - MP4 codecs are available. For serious videographers, uncompressed 8bit 4:2:2 clean-screen video files to external recording devices is possible via the HDMI® connection
    • All the quality in half the size & weight of other DSLRs
      The a5100 is a super compact Mirrorless camera that’s about half the size and weight of a typical DSLR, yet it has the same size APS-C sensor as most DSLRs. The interchangeable lenses and E-mount system make the a5100 more versatile than almost any other camera on the market
    • Stunning low light photos with ISO range of 100-25600
      The a5100 features high sensitivity thanks to the newly developed Exmor® CMOS sensor and BIONZ® X processor. You get stunning detail in in low light from ISO range 100 – 25000. And for an additional burst of light, the a5100 features a pop-up flash
    • Create easy selfies with flip-up touch-screen LCD
      The a5100’s tiltable LCD screen flips up 180° to make shooting self-portraits a snap. Include other people, experiment with interesting angles or shoot against famous landmarks. When you press the shutter, the camera does all the work
    • Enhance your camera and creativity with Camera Apps
      Personalize your camera by adding new features of your choice with PlayMemories Camera Apps™. Find apps to fit your shooting style from portraits, detailed close-ups, sports, time lapse, motion shot and much more. Use apps that shoot, share and save photos using Wi-Fi® that make it easy to control and view your camera from smartphone, and post photos directly to Facebook or backup images to the cloud without connecting to a computer
    • Built-in pop-up flash brightens the scene
      Perfect when an extra burst of light is needed to get the shot, the built-in Guide Number 6 flash1 combines with high ISO sensitivity to enable shooting in just about any setting
    • Easy one hand use with convenient power zoom lever
      A new zoom lever on the body of the camera allows for effortless one-handed operation and smooth zooming even when shooting self-portraits, bringing compact camera convenience to the realm of interchangeable-lens models. Perfect for use with Sony power zoom lenses like the SELP1650 (16-50mm), SELP18200 (18-200mm) and SELP18105G (18-105mm)
    • Better Images through BIONZ® X processing
      The new BIONZ® X image processor faithfully reproduces textures and details in real time via extra high-speed processing capabilities delivering true-to-life images - as seen by the naked eye. It enables greater natural detail, richer tonal gradations, lower noise and more realistic images whether you shoot stills or video
    • Easy and intuitive controls help you shoot like a pro
      Despite its small size, the a5100 gives you full DSLR control and immediate access to the functions you need to shoot like a pro. Two dials on top and a rear-mounted control wheel allow quick selection of shooting modes and camera settings. In addition to the Fn button, there’s seven customizable buttons, which can be assigned any of 474 functions



    • Lens Compatibility: Sony E-mount. Sony A-mount via optional LA-EA adapter
    • Lens Mount: Sony E-mount
    • Camera Type: Mirrorless Camera

    Imaging Sensor

    • Imaging Sensor: Exmor™ APS-C CMOS sensor (23.5 x 15.6mm)
    • Anti Dust: Charge protection coating on Optical Filter
    • Pixel Gross: 24.7M pixels (approx.)
    • Effective Picture Resolution: 24.3M pixels (approx.)
    • Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters


    • Media Type: SDHC / SDXC (UHS-I compliant) / SD memory card Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
    • Color Space: Still: sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut), Adobe RGB with TRILUMINOS™ color Movie: xvYCC standard (x.v.Color™ when connected via HDMI cable) Compatible with TRILUMINOS™ color
    • Still Image Mode: RAW, JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW+JPEG
    • Still Image Size 16:9: L:6000 x 3376 (20MP) , M: 4240 x 2400 (10MP), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1MP)
    • Still Image Size 3:2: L:6000 x 4000 (24MP) , M: 4240 x 2832 (12MP), S: 3008 x 2000 (6MP)
    • Panorama Still Image Size: Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M) Vertical Wide: 5,536 x 2,160 (12M) Vertical Std.:3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
    • Video Format: XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4
    • Video Resolution: XAVC S : Full HD - 1920 x 1080/[email protected] Full HD - 1920 x 1080/[email protected] Full HD - 1920 x 1080/[email protected] AVCHD™
    • Audio Format: XAVC S: LPCM 2ch AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
    • Dual Record: Yes (Not available when shooting XAVC S or AVCHD 1920x1080/60p)
    • Microphone/Speaker: Built-in stereo microphone Built-in, monaural speaker
    • Still Image File Format: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)

    LCD Display

    • LCD Type: 3.0” (7.5cm) wide TFT LCD (921,600 dots)
    • Angle Adjustment: Up by approx. 180 degrees
    • Brightness Control: Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
    • Real-time image adjustment display: Yes (On / Off)
    • Peaking: Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
    • Grid Display: Yes (Rule of Thirds, Grid /Square Grid/Diag. + Square Grid/Off)
    • Customization: Graphic Display, Display All Info, No Disp.Info, Histogram
    • Touch Panel: Yes (Electrostatic type)
    • Zebra: Yes

    Focus Control

    • Focus Points: 179 points (phase-detection AF) 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
    • AF Modes: 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))
    • Focus Sensitivity: EV-1 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
    • Focus Features: Lock-on AF, Eye AF, Predictive control, Focus lock, AF illuminator (with Built-in LED type) Approx. range; 0.3- approx. 3.0m (with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
    • AF Illuminator: Yes (with built-in LED type)

    Exposure System

    • Picture Effect(s): Still image: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R, G, B, Y), High Contrast Monochrome, H/M/L), HDR Painting (H/M/L), Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature (Auto, Top, Middle(H), Bottom, Right, Middle(V), Left), Watercolor, Illustration (High, Mid, Low) Movie: Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera(Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key
    • Auto Exposure Lock: Yes: with shutter button (can be disabled from menu), custom button set available
    • Creative Style: Still: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White, Sepia (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps)); Movie: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B&W, Sepia (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))
    • D-Range Optimizer: Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1.0-6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step))
    • Exposure 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
    • Exposure Compensation: Still images: +/- 3.0EV (1/3EV steps) Movies: +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
    • Exposure Settings: iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection, Movie
    • ISO: Still images: ISO 100-25600 (1/3 EV step), AUTO (ISO 100-25600, selectable lower limit and upper limit) Movies: ISO 100-12800 equivalent (1/3 EV step) / AUTO (ISO 100-12800 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
    • Metering: Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
    • Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
    • Metering Sensitivity: EV-1 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
    • Noise Reduction: Long exposure NR: Available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal / Low
    • Scene Mode(s): Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur
    • White Balance Mode: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White, Cool White, Day White, Daylight), Flash, Underwater, Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & color filter (G7 to M7: 15-steps, A7 to B7: 15-steps), Custom

    Drive System

    • Continuous Shooting Speed: Continuous shooting: Hi: max. 6 fps, Lo: max. 3 fps JPEG Fine L: 56 frames, JPEG Standard L: 75 frames, RAW: 23 frames,RAW&JPG: 22 frames
    • Drive Mode: Single Shot, Continuous shooting (Hi/Lo selectable), Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont. with 10 sec delay; 3/5 frames selectable), Bracket (Cont. / Single/ WB / DRO)
    • Flash Sync Speed: 1/160 sec.
    • Self-timer: 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay
    • Shutter Speeds: Still images: 1/4000 to 30 sec., Bulb Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4 (in 1/3 step), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode, up to 1/30 in Auto Slow Shutter mode
    • Shutter Type: Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter


    • Flash Bracketing: 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 EV steps, 3/5 frames (1.0/2.0/3.0 EV : only 3 frames) selectable
    • Flash Compensation: +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
    • Flash Coverage: 16mm (focal-length printed on the lens body)
    • Flash Metering System: Pre-flash TTL
    • Flash Modes: Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync, Wireless, Red-eye reduction (On/Off)
    • Flash Type: Built-in flash
    • Guide Number: 4 (in meters at ISO 100)
    • Recycling Time: Approx. 3 sec


    • Self Timer: Yes (3 sec delay/OFF selectable)
    • Erase/Protect: Yes
    • Still Image Playback Options: Single (with or without shooting information, Y RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning) 12/30-frames index view,
    • Enlarged display mode (L: 16.7x, M: 11.8x, S: 8.3x, Panorama (Standard): 19.2x, Panorama (Wide): 29.1x) Image orientation (Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Date/ Still/ MP4/ AVCHD/ XAVC S) Forward/Rewind (Movie), Delete, Protect, Auto Review (10/ 5/ 2 sec, Off)


    • Face Detection: On, Off, Face Registration, Face Selection; maximum eight faces detected
    • Smile Shutter™ technology: Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
    • Image Stabilization: Not supported (image stabilization supported on lens)
    • Priority Setting (for Face Detection): Yes (eight faces max)
    • Shooting Tips: Yes


    • HD Output: HDMI micro connector (Type-D) BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI) PhotoTV HD 4K Still Image PB
    • NFC: Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, one touch remote, one touch sharing)
    • Wi-Fi: Yes(Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band) )


    • Number of Still Images: Still Approx. 400 shots (CIPA standard) Movies Actual recording: approx. 75 min (CIPA standard) Continuous recording: approx. 110 min (CIPA standard)
    • Power Requirements: One rechargeable battery pack (NP-FW50)
    • External Power: AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately)
    • Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation): Still images: approx. 2.3W (with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 4.1W (with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)

    Auto Portrait Framing

    • Still images: Yes

    Focus system

    • AF micro adjustment: Yes, with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 (Sold separately)

    Movie function

    • HDMI Info. Display: ON / OFF selectable


    • Area Setting: Yes
    • Clock Function,Setting: Yes
    • Eye-Fi ready: Yes
    • Help guide: Yes
    • Shop Front Mode: Yes


    • PlayMemories Camera Apps: Yes
    • Send to Computer: Yes
    • View on Smartphone: Yes
    • View on TV: Yes

    Exposure control

    • AE Lock: Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. (Auto / On / Off selectable)

    In The Box:

    • Rechargeable Battery (NP-FW50)
    • AC Charger (AC-UB10)
    • Lens cap
    • Shoulder strap
    • Micro USB cable

    Approximate Dimensions:

    • Height: 2-1/2"
    • Width: 4-3/8"
    • Depth: 1-7/16"

    Approximate Weight:

    • Unit: 7.9 oz
    • Shipping: 1 lbs

    Warranty Information:

    • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor


    1. Requires a PlayMemories Mobile™ app installed on compatible Android™ or iOS device
    2. Among interchangeable-lens digital cameras equipped with an APS-C image sensor as of August 25, 2014, based on Sony research. Measured using internal CIPA guideline compliant method with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens mounted
    3. Records in up to 29 minutes segments
    4. Some functions can only be assigned to certain buttons
    5. Requires an active 802.11 Wi-Fi® network (802.11n recommended) or PlayMemories Mobile™ app installed on compatible Android™ or iOS device. PlayMemories camera apps require download with existing Sony Entertainment Network account. Download available in all countries/areas where Sony Entertainment Network is available
    California customers: Proposition 65 WARNING
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