Sony Alpha A5000

Released March, 2014
  • 19.8 MP
  • APS-C 23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS
  • 3" LCD
It's also nice to have a panoramic mode, and Creative Styles for when you want to shoot in raw format.
by TechRadar (Mar, 2014)
8.6 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Sony Alpha A5000

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

Alpha A5000
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

Alpha A5000
focus points


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Alpha A5000
continuous shooting


What do the experts think?

Alpha A5000
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Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Alpha A5000

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Sony Alpha A5000

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Alpha A5000
1,089 ISO
753 ISO
Alpha NEX-5
796 ISO

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Alpha A5000
22 ms
Alpha NEX-5
115 ms
Alpha A5100
21 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Alpha A5000
3.5 fps
Alpha A6000
11 fps
8.6 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Alpha A5000
420 photos
255 photos
Alpha NEX-5
330 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

Alpha A5000
23.8 bits
Alpha NEX-5
22.2 bits
22.2 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

Alpha A5000
13.0 ev
11.4 ev
Alpha NEX-5
12.2 ev

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

In The News From around the web


Sony A5000 with kit lens sells for just $299
You now get the A5000 with kit lens for $299 only at Amazon US (Click here) and BestBuy (Click here).
This is right now the lowest price you can pay to buy a new E-mount camera with kit lens.
And these are some of the coolest deals: You get a $50 gift card with the A5000 with kit lens which pushes the “virtual” price down to $348 only at Adorama (Click here).
New low price on the Sony A7: Getting a Full Frame camera was never so cheap: The Sony A7 now sell for $999 only at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.

Firmware Friday: Sony speeds up power-on for six Alpha mirrorless cameras

by Mike Tomkins |
Upon installing the Smart Remote Control application with earlier firmware, startup time could be extended.

Sony a5000 review

by Amy Davies |
Focusing speeds drop a little in lower light, sometimes hunting around for a while before locking on, but it's rare for a false focus to be presented.
The only button not to be grouped on the right hand side of the camera is the button which is pressed to lift the flash, which can be found on the left hand side of the camera, next to the pop-up flash unit.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Megapixels 19.8 MP
Resolution 5456 x 3632
Size APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x
Pixel size 18.5 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 16,000 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) None
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG
Self cleaning sensor No

focus system

Type Contrast detection
Focus points 25
Supports continuous Yes


Viewfinder mirror None
Viewfinder None


Max continuous shooting 3.5 fps
Battery life 420 photos
Continuous shooting 3.5 fps
Shutter lag 22 ms


Video 1920 x 1080 @ 24 fps (17 Mbps, AVCHD, MPEG-4)
Shoots video in 24p Yes
Shoots high speed video No
External mic jack None
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes


Type LCD
Size 3"
Resolution 460 k dots
Has a touch screen No
Has a flip out screen Yes
Supports live view Yes


Min 30 s
Max 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7 mm
Thickness 35.7 mm
Weight 210 g
Is weather sealed No


Includes a GPS No
Supports HDR Yes
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Automatic panorama Yes
Create realistic 3D images No
Image stabilization None
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