The Sony A5100 Digital Camera Body takes on the stylish and compact designs of the earlier NEX models and arrives with some essential features and improvements that will appeal to both the entry-level and enthusiast shooters. The a5100 sits underneath the a6000 in the range and comes with a 24.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, BIONZ X Processor, fast hybrid AF system with 179-point phase-detection points and Wi-Fi with NFC connectivity for instant sharing via a smartphone. In addition to taking high-resolution stills, the Sony A5100 can also record Full HD video at 1080/60p and 24p with XAVC S support for broadcast quality. Other notable features include continuous shooting at 6fps, a built-in flash, a wide ISO range 100-25600 and a tiltable 3.0" screen that flips upwards 180°.
Sony A5100: Key Features
- All the quality in half the size & weight of other DSLRs
- Replaces the A5000, sits below the A6000
- Capture life in high resolution with 24.3MP Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor
- Create easy selfies with 180° tiltable, flip-up touch screen
- Instant sharing via smartphone with Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity
- Stunning low light photos with ISO range of 100-25600
- Record Full HD 1080/24/60P video3 up to 50MB/s
- Ultra-fast auto focus with 179 AF points and 6Fps
- Built-in flash
- BIONZ X Processor
- Sony E-Mount
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 a5100 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 a5100’s superb moving-subject tracking performance ensures you get the shot during still or video capture.
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 a7R for ultimate image quality and light sensitivity.
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.
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 a5100’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.
All the quality in half the size & weight of other DSLRs
The a5100 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 a5100 more versatile than almost any other camera on the market.
Stunning low light photos with ISO range of 100-25600
The a5100 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 a5100 features a pop-up flash.
Create easy selfies with flip-up touch-screen LCD
The a5100’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.
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.
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.
Easy one hand use with convenient power zoom lever
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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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||Bracket: Cont./Bracket: Single, With 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV increments, 3/5 frames (1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV : only 3 frames) selectable
||Fast Hybrid AF
||HDMI micro connector, Wi Fi, One-touch NFC
||+/- 3.0EV (1/3EV steps)
||Aperture priority, Manual, Move, Aperture Priority, Shutter-speed priority, Superior Auto, Sweep Panorama, iAUTO
||JPEG, RAW, AVCHD 2.0, MP4, XAVC S
|Frames Per Second
||Power cord, NP-FW50 Rechargeable Battery, AC Adaptor (AC-UB10), Shoulder Strap, Body cap, Micro USB cable
||6000 x 4000
|Memory Card Format
||Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)
||1200-zone evaluative metering
|Screen Size (Inches)
||23.5 x 15.6
|Shutter Speed, Maximum
|Shutter Speed, Minimum
||109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7mm
HD Movie Mode
||1920 x 1080
Buy Now Pay Later
With the no deposit Buy Now Pay Later option, pay nothing for six months when you spend £250 or more, then either settle the cash price in full by paying a £29.00 settlement fee, or choose to spread the cost over 36 months at 19.9% APR Representative. Please see the repayment example below to see how much purchasing this item on finance would cost.
|Item Value (Cash Price)
|Total Amount Credit
||35 x £16.40
|Total Amount Payable
|Annual Rate of Interest
Are you eligible for finance?
Applicants must be:
- Aged 18 years or older from the application date
- In permanent UK residence for a minimum of three years
- Fulfil at least one of the following employment criteria:
- In regular, permanent employment.
- Retired from regular employment - With a minimum age of 50.
- Not working through disability.
Note: All applicants will be subject to a credit reference check by the lender.
The approval of your application depends on your financial circumstances and borrowing history. Warehouse Express Ltd trading as Wex Photo Video act as credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance act as the lender.
Can I repay early? If so how?
No repayments are scheduled in the initial six-month deferral period. However, it is possible to pay off the loan, either by way of a lump sum or in smaller amounts. If the loan is fully repaid within the six-month deferral period, then no interest is payable, but a £29.00 early-settlement will be incurred. Such repayments may be made to Barclays Partner Finance by cheque, debit card or standing order. Unfortunately it is not possible to set up a direct debit within the deferral period. Further information on how to make such repayments will be set out in the loan agreement pack provided by Barclays Partner Finance.
What happens if I don't repay within the first six months (deferral period)?
Following the six month deferral period, Barclays Partner Finance will initiate a monthly direct debit payment for the remaining duration of the loan. Interest will be charged at a rate of 19.9% APR on outstanding balances (backdated to the first date of the loan). Late payment penalties and early repayment charges will apply from this point. Barclays Partner Finance will send a reminder letter approximately one month before the six month deferral period is due to elapse. Note: If you chose to spread the cost and pay monthly, interest is charged from the start of the loan, not from the start of the repayment period.
What will I receive from the finance provider (lender)?
Barclays Partner Finance will send a loan agreement pack approximately four weeks after delivery of the goods, confirming that the account has been activated and, from this point, it is possible to make repayments against the loan.
For further information on how our finance product work, see our Finance help section.
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† Once your application has been accepted, usually within minutes, we will immediately dispatch your equipment.