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Sony Alpha A5000

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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha A5000 review: Compact camera produces sharp-looking pics

Macworld
23 May 2014
  • Conclusion: The A5000 provides one of the easiest and most accessible routes to achieving more professional-looking shots for anyone upgrading from a smartphone. Gavin is a Macworld U.K. contributor who has written about digital photography since 1997 and was editor of a slew of photographic titles including Which Digital Camera. There is little about the subject Gavin doesn't know.
  • Pros: Sharply detailed shots, Tilting LCD screen, Built-in flash
  • Cons: No viewfinder, No hotshoe
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha A5000 review: Compact camera produces sharp-looking pics

PC World
23 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Sony’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera to date, the Alpha A5000 is worth flagging amongst rivals for featuring a physically large...
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Overall 9
8.6

Sony Alpha A5000

Camera Labs
1 May 2014
  • Summary: The Sony A5000 is an upper entry-level compact system camera with a 20.1 Megapixel APS-C sensor. It replaces the NEX-3N, the company having now dropped the NEX label. Sony describes the A5000 as being the World's smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera with built-in Wifi - that's the case for models with an APS-C sized sensor, and impressively it also has NFC for hassle-free connection with compatible smartphones.
  • Pros: Excellent image quality., Low sensor noise levels., Compact, lightweight body., Articulated screen., Built-in Wifi with NFC., Downloadable apps.
  • Cons: No built-in viewfinder or optional accessory., No touch-screen., No hotshoe / accessory port., Very limited customisation options.
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony Alpha 5000

PC Magazine
11 April 2014
  • Conclusion: The Sony Alpha 5000 is an affordable mirrorless camera that delivers excellent images, but advanced shooters are going to feel limited by its control system.
  • Pros: Tilting rear display. Compact body and lens. Built-in flash. Quick autofocus. Good high ISO images. Wi-Fi with NFC. Attractive price tag.
  • Cons: Inconvenient access to some shooting settings. Slow to start. Slow burst rate. No EVF support. Some camera apps cost extra. Doesn't include external charger.
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Overall 9
8.7
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
8.5
Performance 9
8.5
Picture quality 9
8.5

Sony A5000 Review

What Digital Camera
6 February 2014
  • Summary: While the A5000 does feature a host of improvements on the camera it replaces - namely the NEX-3N - there are still areas at which it is slightly let down.
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Expert Review

PhotoRadar
21 January 2014
  • Conclusion: Another decent, well performing camera from Sony here. The A5000 is a good buy for those looking for their first compact system camera, offering a decent range of options for both beginners and those who are a little more experienced.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha A5000

expertreviews.co.uk
8 July 2014
  • Summary: Stunning image quality for the price, but the controls might prove to be frustrating
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Overall 9
8.5
Ease of use 8
8.0
Control 9
8.5
Video quality 9
8.5
Build quality 9
8.5

Sony a5000

PhotoReview
18 June 2014
  • Summary: For an entry-level interchangeable-lens camera, the α5000 has a lot of advantages; it's small and light, takes nice-looking photos and movies and comes with a reasonably competent lens. On the downside, the lack of a viewfinder is a big disadvantage for anyone who shoots still pictures or movie clips in outdoor environments. Point-and-guess shooting is imposed by the camera in such situations.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony A5000 review

Macworld UK
13 April 2014
  • Excerpt: Sony’s smallest and lightest CSC to date, the A5000 is another Sony NEX-type camera re-branded as an ‘Alpha’, the name shared with Sony’s DSLR range. In effect the A5000 is a follow up to the likes of the NEX-3N and NEX-5T, and continues their flat-fronted rather utilitarian design, even though the A5000 sports a nicely rounded handgrip this time that we were able to clasp with two fingers.
  • Pros: Large 20.1-megapixel resolution from an equally big APS-C sensor results in sharply detailed shots, tilting LCD screen, built-in flash, fairly priced kit with Power Zoom
  • Cons: Even with compact zoom lens this is still a squeeze for all but a roomy jacket pocket, no viewfinder or hotshoe via which to affix such an accessory
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Overall 8
8.2
Features 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0
Autofocus 8
8.0

Sony Alpha 5000 review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: Although the Alpha 5000 is effectively a rebrand and refresh of the NEX-3N, Sony has made noticeable improvements in previously contentious areas, such as noise reduction, white balance and metering, as well as a significant jump in resolution. The features of Sony's entry-level compact system camera have been brought in line with much of the competition thanks to the addition of Wi-Fi and the increased functionality that comes with its inclusion, such as apps and...
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