Summary: Sony a5000 review: Sony’s beginner CSC adds Wi-Fi and a better processor, but is it enough? Find out in our Sony a5000 review video. The Sony a5000 was the fourth compact system camera from Sony to appear after the company decided to drop its NEX name for E-mount cameras.
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...
Sony Alpha A5000 review: Compact camera produces sharp-looking pics
17 April 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...
Conclusion: With its 20.1MP APS-C sensor and $499 kit price, the Sony Alpha A5000 is a no-brainer recommendation. This would be an excellent move for those of leaving the land of compacts for an interchangeable lens camera. That said the A5000 does have its limitations as we’ve detailed.
Pros: Very high-quality stills, Lightweight, good price, Selfie-shifting LCD screen
Cons: Not too many bells-and-whistles, Slow burst speeds, Relatively low-quality LCD, no touch, 1080/60i video, not 60p
It's one of the smallest and lightest cameras of its type, and it has a heck of an auto mode
Good Gear Guide.au
7 July 2014
Summary: Go for the Sony a5000 if you like the idea of an interchangeable lens camera, but also want a camera body that's small and light. It can be used in manual mode, but it does good work in auto mode, too, which is just as well since changing manual settings on this camera isn't as easy as it is on a...
Pros: Small and light, Works well in auto mode, Decent range of interchangeable lenses
Cons: No option for an EVF, Electronic zoom ring on lens is annoying, Learning the controls takes some time
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...
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
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
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.