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This lightweight camera delivers 24.3MP of detail even in low light.

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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.

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  • Ultra-fast auto focus with 179 AF points and 6Fps
  • Capture life in high resolution with 24MP APS-C sensor
  • Instant sharing via smartphone with Wi-Fi® and NFC1
  • Record Full HD 1080/24/60P video3 up to 50MB/s
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Ultra-fast and accurate auto focus with 179 AF points and 6Fps

Snap into focus with ultra-fast 0.07 second AF (Auto Focus) speed and never miss the moment. The α5100 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 α5100’s superb moving-subject tracking performance ensures you get the shot during still or video capture.

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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 α7R for ultimate image quality and light sensitivity

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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.

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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. Made even easier with the α5100’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.

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All the quality in half the size & weight of other DSLRs

The α5100 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 α5100 more versatile than almost any other camera on the market.

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Stunning low light photos with ISO range of 100-25600

The α5100 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 α5100 features a pop-up flash.

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Create easy selfies with flip-up touch-screen LCD

The α5100’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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Compare this camera to the Samsung NX3000 vs Canon Rebel t5i, which is better?

    ony a5100 vs. Samsung NX3000 vs. Canon T5i:
    The Sony a5100's sensor (and image quality) is far better than either the Canon T5i or NX3000 (check out -- the a5100 sensor is in a different league quality-wise. The a5100 also has very fast autofocus.
    The advantage of the NX3000 is it has a better lens selection than Sony (in my opinion).
    The advantage of Canon is that it has far better lens selection than either Sony or Samsung, but it is much larger than either the a5100 or NX3000, and has the worst sensor image quality in this group.

  • Is the warranty for Sony Alpha A5100 is valid worlwide?

    No. Buy from US and you get US warranty only.

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