Sony a5000 Specifications

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Name Sony a5000
Manufacturer Sony
SKU ILCE-5000 / CX77300, CX77361
Release Date and Price
Release Year 2014
Release Date 2014-01-07
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Camera Type
Camera Type Mirrorless
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Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.5 x 15.6 mm)
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Sensor Type CMOS
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Resolution 5456 x 3632 pixels
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Megapixels 20 MP (19816192 total pixels)
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Image Processor Bionz X
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ISO Range 100 - 16000
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White Balance Presets 9
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Custom White Balance Yes
Setting Up Custom White Balance in Your Camera
Image Stabilization No
Image Stabilization in Digital and Mirrorless Cameras
Uncompressed format RAW
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Optics and Focus
Autofocus Motor Yes
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Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Face Detection

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Focus Points 25
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Lens Mount Sony E

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Focal Length Multiplier APS-C Sensor (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm

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Screen and viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 460
Touchscreen No
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Screen Type TFT LCD with 180 upward tilt
Live view Yes
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Viewfinder Type No Viewfinder
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Photography features
Frames per second 3,5 fps
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Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds
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Maximum Shutter Speed 1/4000 seconds
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Built-in Flash Yes
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Built-in Flash Range 4 meters
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External Flash No
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Self-Timer Yes
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Time-lapse Yes
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Metering Modes Multi
Center Weighted

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Exposure Compensation +/- 3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
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Videography features
Video Recording Yes
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Video Format MPEG4

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Video Resolution 1440 x 1080
1920 x 1080

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Built-in Microphone Yes
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Built-in Speakers No
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Memory Card Memory Stick Pro Duo

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HDMI Output Yes
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Microphone Port No
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Headphone Port No
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Wireless Yes
Built-in (802.11 b/g/n with NFC)

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Remote Control Yes (via smartphone)
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Body and Dimensions
Enviromentally sealed No
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Battery Battery Pack
Battery Details NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and USB charger
Battery SKU NP-FW50
Battery Life 420 shots according to CIPA
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Width 110 mm
Height 63 mm
Depth 36 mm
Weight 269 gram including battery
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