α5000

  • 20.1 MP Exmor® APS-C sensor for great images
  • Mirrorless DSLR - Compact Interchangeable Lens camera system
  • Quick Wi-Fi® connectivity to smartphones via NFC
  • Ultra-fast AF thanks to new BIONZ® X processing engine
  • Less grain in low light with up to ISO 16000 sensitivity
  • Create easy selfie-portraits with 180° tilting LCD screen
  • Full HD 1080/60i/24p video for capturing life’s moments
  • Built-in pop-up flash brightens the scene
  • Enhance your camera with PlayMemories™ Camera Apps
  • Up to 4 FPS shooting to capture the decisive moment

Develop for Sony cameras

The Camera Remote API beta SDK allows you to develop apps to control a number of Sony cameras wirelessly from another device.

Supported APIs/SDKs

Camera

  • Lens Compatibility: Sony E-mount, operation with Minolta/Konica Minolta Maxxum A-mount lenses confirmed via optional LA-EA adaptor9
  • Lens Mount: Sony E-mount
  • Camera Type: Interchangeable Lens camera

Imaging Sensor

  • Imaging Sensor: Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)
  • Processor: BIONZ X image processor
  • Anti Dust: Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration mechanism
  • Pixel Gross: 20.4M pixels (approx.)
  • Effective Picture Resolution: 20.1M pixels (approx.)
  • Focal Length Conversion Factor: 1.5x
  • Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters

Recording

  • Media Type: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™ media; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
  • Color Space: Still: sRG, AdobeRGB Movie: xvYCC standard (x.v.Color™ when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS™ color
  • Still Image Mode: JPEG (Standard, Fine, RAW, RAW+JPEG)
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution: 20.1M pixels (approx.)
  • Still Image Size 16:9: L (17 MP) 5456 x 3064, M (8.4 MP) 3872 x 2176, S (4.2 MP) 2736 x 1536
  • Still Image Size 3:2: L (20 MP) 5456 x 3632, M (10 MP) 3872 x 2576, S (5 MP) 2736 x 1824
  • Panorama Still Image Size: Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M) Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M) Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M)
  • Video Format: AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
  • Video Mode: AVCHD: FX – 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps FH – 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps FX – 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps FH – 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps MP4: HD – 1440 x 1080/ 30p@12Mbps VGA – 640 x 480/ 30p@3Mbps
  • Microphone/Speaker: Built-in Stereo Microphone
  • Still Image File Format: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.3, MPF baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)

LCD Display

  • LCD Type: 3.0” TFT LCD (460,800 dots)
  • Angle Adjustment: Tilt angle: Up: 180 degrees
  • Brightness Control: Auto, Manual (5 steps between -2 to +2)
  • Coverage: 100%
  • Live View: Continuous Live View
  • Real-time image adjustment display: Yes (On/Off)
  • Histogram: Yes (On/off)
  • Peaking: Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
  • Grid Display: Yes (Rule of Thirds, Square 4×6, Diagonal & Square 4×4, Off)
  • Customization: Grid, Histogram display, Digital Level Gauge, Grid Line, Magnified display for playback
  • Zebra: Yes (levels 70, ,75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 10, 100+, off)

Focus Control

  • Focus System: Contrast-detect AF
  • Focus Points: 25 points
  • AF Modes: Single-shot AF (AF-S), Continuous AF (AF-C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
  • Focus Area: Wide (Multi Point/ 25 points), Zone, Center-weighted, Flexible Spot (Small, Medium, Large)
  • Focus Sensitivity: EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
  • Focus Features: Predictive control (AF-A, AF-C), Focus Lock,
  • AF Illuminator: Built-in LED, Range: approx. 3′ 4” – 9′ 9” (0.3m-3.0m)

Exposure System

  • Picture Effect(s): 13 modes: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R, G, B, Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration
  • Auto Exposure Lock: Yes: with shutter button (can be disabled from menu), custom button set available
  • Color Temperature: 2500 to 9900K & Color Filter (G7 to M7: 15-steps, A7 to B7: 15-steps), Custom, Underwater
  • Creative Style: Standard, Vivid, Portrait , Landscape, Sunset, Black & White (Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps)
  • D-Range Optimizer: Yes: (Auto, Level, Off)
  • Exposure Bracketing: 3 continuous or single shots in 1/3 or 2/3 EV steps
  • Exposure Compensation: Still images: +/-3.0 EV(1/3EV steps selectable) Movies: +/-2.0 EV(1/3EV steps selectable)
  • Exposure Settings: iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection, Movie
  • ISO: Stills: ISO 100-16000 selectable in 1 EV steps, Auto (100-3200) Movies: ISO 100-3200 selectable in 1 EV steps, Auto (200-3200)
  • Metering: Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
  • Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
  • Metering Sensitivity: EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
  • Scene Mode(s): Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
  • White Balance Mode: Auto WB / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluorescent (Warm White / Cool White / Day White / Daylight) / Flash / Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & Color Filter (G7 to M7: 15-steps, A7 to B7: 15-steps) / Custom / Underwater

Drive System

  • Continuous Shooting Speed: Continuous mode: 2.5 fps, Speed Priority Continuous mode: 3.5 fps
  • Drive Mode: Single-shot, Continuous, Speed Priority Continuous, Self-timer (10/2 sec. delay), Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec. delay; 3/5 exposures), Bracketing
  • Self-timer: 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay
  • Shutter Speeds: 1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb
  • Shutter Type: Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter

Flash

  • Flash Bracketing: ±2.0 EV
  • Flash Compensation: ±2.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 EV steps)
  • Flash Coverage: 16 mm (focal length printed on lens body)
  • Flash Metering System: Pre-flash TTL
  • Flash Modes: Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync, Red-eye reduction (On/Off)
  • Flash Type: Built-in, Pop-up Auto
  • Guide Number: 4 (in meters at ISO 100)

Interface

  • Remote Commander: Yes, via optional RM-VPR1
  • PictBridge Compatible: Yes
  • A/V Remote Terminal: Yes, via optional RM-VPR1 wired Multi-terminal remote
  • DC IN: Yes via optional AC-PW20AM (sold separately)
  • HD Output: HDMI® micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD, 4K still image playback
  • Memory Card Slot: Dual compatibility slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™/PRO-HG HX Duo™ media – SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
  • NFC: Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)
  • PhotoTV HD: Yes, with BRAVIA® Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI® cable
  • Tripod Mount: Yes (1/4″ diameter, 20 threads per inch)
  • USB Port(s): USB 2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)

Weights and Measurements

  • Dimensions (Approx.): Approx. 4 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 7/16 in (109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7mm)
  • Weight (Approx.): With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo Approx. 9.5 oz (269g)
  • Weight(Approx) (Main unit only): Approx. 7.4 oz. (210 g)

Power

  • Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM® NP-FW50 (7.2V)
  • Battery Capacity: 1080 mAh
  • Number of Still Images: Approx. 420 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)
  • Supplied Battery Charger: AC-UB10 AC charger (in-camera charging via USB)

Software

  • Supplied Software: Supplied Software: PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter Version 4
  • Operating System Compatibility: Operating System Compatibility: Windows® XP SP3 (64-bit and Starter Editions are not supported, Windows Image Mastering API(IMAPI) Ver.2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs.) Windows Vista® SP2 (Starter Edition is not supported) Windows® 7 SP1; Windows® 8; Mac OS X (10.6-10.8)

Service and Warranty Information

  • Limited Warranty Term: 1 Year Parts & Labor

Interface (Remote release)

  • Wired: Yes, via optional RM-VPR1

In the box

  • AC-UB10 AC charger (in-camera charging via USB)
  • SELP1650 lens
  • Lens cap
  • Rechargeable battery (NP-FW50)
  • Shoulder strap
  • Body cap
  • Micro USB cable

Legal

© 2014 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, BIONZ, BRAVIA, Exmor, InfoLITHIUM, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Remote Commander, Sweep Panorama, Play Memories and the Sony logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. AVCHD is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. Mac OS and iMovie are trademarks of Apple Computers, Inc. HDMI is a trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. Sony is not responsible for typographical and photographic errors. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.