This camera substitutes the NEX-5T as entry model of Sony’s interchangeable lens offer. It introduces the user to the power of the Bionz X and its fast focus hybrid system AF of 192 points per focal plane phase that is translated as automatic tracking, both on a fixed photo and in high definition video.
The Alpha 5100 integrates an automatic retractable flash, a multi device port and an HDMI output. It has Wi-Fi technology an NFC connectivity (Android and iOS compatible) and it also has a visualization screen that rotates 180°to help the realization of “selfies”.
The sensor is Sony’s Exmor CMOS with a 24.3 mp resolution. Its size is similar to the one found in Sony’s midrange cameras. It has, as additional bonus, a focus-by-touch and a shoot-by-touch function.
Its FullHD recording capacity, in high bit-ratio and XAVC format at 50Mbps, and its high speed continuous focus achieve that this compact camera inherits advantages from more advanced models of this same offer, like the Alpha 6000.
We will be able to find it at the end of September with a recommended Price of 699 dollars that include a 16-50mm lens with an opening of 3.5-5.6. One of the limitations compared to the superior models is the electronic visor or the accessory adapter, so it is not a a model that will attract professionals or enthusiasts that look for a secondary camera with a minimum of extra functions.
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