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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 8
8.0

Sony Alpha a5000 review

Digitaltrends
7 March 2014
  • 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. If you want a better LCD, faster burst mode, and 60p video, look elsewhere. Yet the price value equation here is a good one and the A5000 definitely achieves our Recommended status.
  • 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
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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 8
8.0

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 bigger camera.
  • 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
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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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