After the Sony A7 we didn’t expect to ever see another E-mount camera variant to come out, but in a completely unexpected surprise Sony announced a new A5000 camera. With a name like the A5000 it might seem like A3000 successor or another addition to the NEX series with that body, but it’s neither. Sony is positioning the A5000 as a new, lightweight entry to its Alpha line featuring an APS-C 20.1MP sensor and E-mount for lenses.
Despite being the new hybrid camera in the Alpha series, it’s no slouch packing the same BIONZ X image processor tucked inside the Sony A7 and A7R. It can take 5456 x 3632 pixel images across an 100 to 16000 ISO range, plus 1080p HD video at 30fps. The sensor is also backed up with pin point accuracy through a 25 point AF system. On the back users will be able to see their photos displayed on a 3in, 460,800 dot LCD display. It also comes in black, white, and metallic silver colors.
The Sony A5000 will be available starting in March for $600 when packed in a kit with the PZ 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 lens. Don’t forget to hit the jump for more specs and images of the Sony A5000
- 20.1 effective megapixels
- 5456 x 3632 maximum resolution
- 25 point contrast-detection autofocus
- 1200-zone evaluative metering Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
- ISO range 100-16000
- Image modes: RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
- AVCHD 1920 x 1080 30fps and MP4 1440 x 1080 30fps video recording
- 1/4000 to 30 sec shutter speed range
- 7.5cm/3in 460,800 dot LCD display
- Media formats: Memory Stick XC-HG Duo and SDXC memory card
- Built-in stereo microphone
- Built-in, monaural speaker
- Rechargeable NP-FW50 battery pack for 420 shots
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7mm (4 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 7/16 in)
- Weight: 7.4oz/210g camera body only
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