Reviews and Problems with Sony Alpha A5000 / ILCE-5000
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Point and shoot and great quality
2wheelTFO, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
Excerpt: This camera seems to be between a point and shoot and a professional DSLR camera. As with all compromises there a pluses and minuses. It can be used quite like a point and shoot and it will take very good quality pictures. It does get somewhat complicated when you want to do things manually, however. Perhaps after I get more time with it I'll not be as daunted.In my mind, an included "pancake" lens would be a great addition to this package.
Excerpt: I bought my wife this camera for her birthday and she absolutely loves it. She was out grow a basic point and shoot, but didn't feel ready for a traditional dslr. She feels that the alpha a5000 is the perfect next step that offers the ease of a point and shoot, but also offers a lot of manual options of the dslrs at a fraction of the price. B&H offered the best price, not to mention getting a free camera bag and memory card as a gift with purchase.
Summary: Good camera, except when light is very low, on the Aperture setting it can underexpose rather than warn you or refuse to take the shot. Check your photos regularly if you're in that situation. Otherwise, easy to use, small, great for pocketing w/pancake lens. Nice camera, as are most of the Sonys. I'm back to my Nex 7s now and will stick with them. But this one's easier to use overall.
Summary: This package includes all the bells and whistles I need for Sony A5000 camera. The 2 lenses cover both near and far field. The only minor thing is that the camera bag is a little bigger than what I need. I hope the seller can find some smaller bag that just holds the camera and 2 lenses.
Excerpt: I bought this camera because my home has low lighting and I am tired of not getting any quality photos of my children. I wanted to photos of their childhood to be worth looking at. I also wanted a camera with a good zoom so I could catch them being themselves and doing funny things without interrupting them. This camera takes GREAT photos in lower light settings without having to use a flash and completely washing out the colors of them scene.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Great Zoom, Small / Compact
Excerpt: I am a rank amateur photographer, one of the things I really wanted to do was get some good pictures of our sunsets. This camera does not do a very good job of this using any of the 'auto' functions. I've got a $, 2 year old Panasonic Lumix that does about the same. However, it does take very good pictures in 'typical' daylight. The other thing that it fails at is transferring the pictures over Wi-Fi to my PC (Windows 7).
Pros: Easy to Use, Pretty Good Pictures, Small / Compact
Cons: Poor Sunset Pictures, Wi-fi Doesn't Transfer
Summary: Awesome pictures, colors are so vibrant, great clearity, easy to use. Still have lots to learn, but I'm enjoying the use of my new camera. One of my favorite things about the camera is the wifi connection. So easy to share with my phone and computer. Once they are on my phone I'm able to share with the person I've photographed.
Excerpt: I needed a cam that could serve me as: 1) an onsite document/archival camera (part of my business is digitizing content for families and small businesses) 2) a studio product camera (I also build web storefronts); 3) an indoor/outdoor family photo/video tool I think the a5000 works very well for me in all three contexts. Camera RAW was very important to me and I like Sony's implementation. Lens is not bad.