α5100

  • Ultra-fast auto focus with 179 AF points and 6Fps
  • Capture life in high resolution with 24MP APS-C sensor
  • Instant sharing via smartphone with Wi-Fi® and NFC1
  • Record Full HD 1080/24/60P video3 up to 50MB/s
  • All the quality in half the size & weight of other DSLRs
  • Stunning low light photos with ISO range of 100-25600

Develop for Sony cameras

The Sony 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

  • Camera Type : Mirrorless Camera
  • Lens Compatibility : Sony E-mount. Sony A-mount via optional LA-EA adapter
  • Lens Mount : Sony E-mount

Imaging Sensor

  • Pixel Gross : 24.7M pixels (approx.)
  • Color Filter System : RGB primary color filters
  • Effective Picture Resolution : 24.3M pixels (approx.)
  • Anti Dust : Charge protection coating on Optical Filter
  • Imaging Sensor : Exmor™ APS-C CMOS sensor (23.5 x 15.6mm)

Recording

  • Panorama Still Image Size : Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M) Vertical Wide: 5,536 x 2,160 (12M) Vertical Std.:3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
  • Microphone/Speaker : Built-in stereo microphone Built-in, monaural speaker
  • Video Resolution : XAVC S : Full HD – 1920 x 1080/60p@50Mbps Full HD – 1920 x 1080/30p@50Mbps Full HD – 1920 x 1080/24p@50Mbps AVCHD™:
    PS – 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps
    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
  • Audio Format : XAVC S: LPCM 2ch AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
  • Video Format : XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4
  • Color Space : Still: sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut), Adobe RGB with TRILUMINOS™ color Movie: xvYCC standard (x.v.Color™ when connected via HDMI cable) Compatible with TRILUMINOS™ color
  • Dual Record : Yes (Not available when shooting XAVC S or AVCHD 1920×1080/60p)
  • Still Image Size 16:9 : L:6000 x 3376 (20MP) , M: 4240 x 2400 (10MP), S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1MP)
  • Still Image Size 3:2 : L:6000 x 4000 (24MP) , M: 4240 x 2832 (12MP), S: 3008 x 2000 (6MP)
  • Still Image Mode : RAW, JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW+JPEG
  • Still Image File Format : JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
  • Media Type : SDHC / SDXC (UHS-I compliant) / SD memory card Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo

LCD Display

  • Touch Panel : Yes (Electrostatic type)
  • Peaking : Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
  • Real-time image adjustment display : Yes (On / Off)
  • LCD Type : 3.0” (7.5cm) wide TFT LCD (921,600 dots)
  • Customization : Graphic Display, Display All Info, No Disp.Info, Histogram
  • Angle Adjustment : Up by approx. 180 degrees
  • Zebra : Yes
  • Brightness Control : Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
  • Grid Display : Yes (Rule of Thirds, Grid /Square Grid/Diag. + Square Grid/Off)

Focus Control

  • Focus Features : Lock-on AF, Eye AF, Predictive control, Focus lock, AF illuminator (with Built-in LED type) Approx. range; 0.3- approx. 3.0m (with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
  • AF Illuminator : Yes (with built-in LED type)
  • Focus Sensitivity : EV-1 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
  • Focus Area : Wide (179 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points(contrast-detection AF)) / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Lock-on AF ( Wide / Zone / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L))
  • Focus Points : 179 points (phase-detection AF) 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
  • AF Modes : AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus

Exposure System

  • D-Range Optimizer : Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1.0-6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step))
  • Auto Exposure Lock : Yes: with shutter button (can be disabled from menu), custom button set available
  • Exposure Compensation : Still images: +/- 3.0EV (1/3EV steps) Movies: +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
  • Picture Effect(s) : Still image: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R, G, B, Y), High Contrast Monochrome, H/M/L), HDR Painting (H/M/L), Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature (Auto, Top, Middle(H), Bottom, Right, Middle(V), Left), Watercolor, Illustration (High, Mid, Low) Movie: Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera(Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key
  • Exposure Settings : iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection, Movie
  • Scene Mode(s) : Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur
  • Exposure Bracketing : Bracket: Cont./Bracket: Single, With 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV increments, 3/5 frames (1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV : only 3 frames) selectable
  • Metering Modes : Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
  • Metering Sensitivity : EV-1 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
  • Metering : Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
  • ISO : Still images: ISO 100-25600 (1/3 EV step), AUTO (ISO 100-25600, selectable lower limit and upper limit) Movies: ISO 100-12800 equivalent (1/3 EV step) / AUTO (ISO 100-12800 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
  • Noise Reduction : Long exposure NR: Available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal / Low
  • Creative Style : Still: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White, Sepia (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps)); Movie: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B&W, Sepia (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))
  • White Balance Mode : Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White, Cool White, Day White, Daylight), Flash, Underwater, Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & color filter (G7 to M7: 15-steps, A7 to B7: 15-steps), Custom
  • AE Lock : Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. (Auto / On / Off selectable)

Drive System

  • Continuous Shooting Speed : Continuous shooting: Hi: max. 6 fps, Lo: max. 3 fps JPEG Fine L: 56 frames, JPEG Standard L: 75 frames, RAW: 23 frames,RAW&JPG: 22 frames
  • Flash Sync Speed : 1/160 sec.
  • Shutter Speeds : Still images: 1/4000 to 30 sec., Bulb Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4 (in 1/3 step), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode, up to 1/30 in Auto Slow Shutter mode
  • Self-timer : 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay
  • Shutter Type : Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
  • Drive Mode : Single Shot, Continuous shooting (Hi/Lo selectable), Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont. with 10 sec delay; 3/5 frames selectable), Bracket (Cont. / Single/ WB / DRO)

Flash

  • Flash Modes : Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync, Wireless, Red-eye reduction (On/Off)
  • Flash Bracketing : 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 EV steps, 3/5 frames (1.0/2.0/3.0 EV : only 3 frames) selectable
  • Guide Number : 4 (in meters at ISO 100)
  • Flash Coverage : 16mm (focal-length printed on the lens body)
  • Flash Type : Built-in flash
  • Flash Metering System : Pre-flash TTL
  • Flash Compensation : +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
  • Recycling Time : Approx. 3 sec

Interface

  • NFC : Yes (NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, one touch remote, one touch sharing)
  • HD Output : HDMI micro connector (Type-D) BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI) PhotoTV HD 4K Still Image PB
  • Wi-Fi : Yes(Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band) )

Weights and Measurements

  • Dimensions (Approx.) : Approx. 4 3/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 7/16″ (109.6mm x 62.8mm x 35.7mm) (W/H/D) excluding protrusions
  • Weight (Approx.) : Approx. 7.9 oz (224 g) (body only) Approx. 10.0 oz (283 g) (With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo)

Power

  • Power Requirements : One rechargeable battery pack (NP-FW50)
  • Number of Still Images : Still Approx. 400 shots (CIPA standard) Movies Actual recording: approx. 75 min (CIPA standard) Continuous recording: approx. 110 min (CIPA standard)
  • External Power : AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately)
  • Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation) : Still images: approx. 2.3W (with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached), Movies: approx. 4.1W (with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)

In the box

  • Rechargeable Battery (NP-FW50)
  • AC Charger (AC-UB10)
  • Lens cap
  • Shoulder strap
  • Micro USB cable