At a glance
- Discover professional quality detail with a large 20.1 effective megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor and BIONZ X image processing engine
- Small, lightweight and easy to handle, with inspiring features such as a 180 tiltable LCD screen
- Great connectivity with One touch NFC (Near Field Communication) and Wi-Fi
- Get creative with intuitive tools for image settings, adjustment and effects, plus a range of PlayMemories Camera Apps
- Pop-up flash increases your shooting options
World's smallest, lightest APS-C interchangeable lens camera*
With the a5000 you have manual controls to get beautiful defocusing effects in an ultra-compact, lightweight design. The ideal mix of form and function, it opens up numerous possibilities. High-quality images are assured, thanks to the large 20.1 effective megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor and powerful BIONZ X image processor. A 180 tiltable LCD screen and zoom lever are perfect for self-portraits, while One touch NFC and Wi-Fi make sharing pictures on Facebook or Twitter - or via email - simple. And when you want to get creative, tools for image settings, adjustment, and effects, plus a range of PlayMemories Camera Apps, put you in control.
Image quality on a par with DSLR
Small it may be, but the a5000 offers big camera performance. A large 20.1 effective megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor captures more light than many other sensors and gives detailed images with rich tonal gradation. The BIONZ X image processing engine enhances detail, reduces noise and gives hyper-real images while ISO settings between 100 and 16,000 ensure great versatility and performance, even at dusk or night time.
Self-portraits made simple
Shooting a selfie? A tiltable LCD screen flips up 180 so you can easily compose the shot and get all your friends in the frame. There's a built-in zoom lever that's easy to operate one-handed and a grip that's designed for comfortable finger placement, however you hold the camera. There's even a Soft Skin Effect to make sure your subjects are looking their best.
Enjoy total creative freedom
Press the Photo Creativity button and make the shot your own. Add picture effects, control background defocus, colour, brightness and vividness. You can even fine-tune your images - viewing many of the adjustments on the LCD monitor before you commit to the shot. Want more fun and functionality? Customise your camera with our PlayMemories Camera Apps.
Easy sharing with One touch NFC and Wi-Fi
Shoot, touch and share - in only a moment. With built-in Wi-Fi and One touch NFC, all it takes is a quick touch to wirelessly transfer photos and videos directly to a smartphone or tablet. You can even turn your phone into a remote control to zoom, focus and take photos with the free PlayMemories Mobile application for your smartphone. If you want to see the images on your TV, simply transfer them wirelessly.
Expand your options with a pop-up flash
Despite its compact size, the a5000 still has room for a built-in pop-up flash unit to enhance your shooting opportunities. As well as helping to avoid camera-shake blur caused by slow shutter speeds when shooting dimly-lit scenes, it lets you capture striking night shots with the main subject and background nicely exposed.