α5000Y Camera with APS-C Sensor Black

World's smallest, lightest APS-C interchangeable lens camera*

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At a glance

  • Discover professional quality detail with a large 20.1 effective megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor and new BIONZ X image processing engine
  • Small, lightweight and easy to handle, with inspiring features such as a 180 tiltable LCD screen
  • Great connectivity with One touch NFC (Near Field Communication) and Wi-Fi
  • Get creative with intuitive tools for image settings, adjustment and effects, plus a range of PlayMemories Camera Apps
  • Pop-up flash increases your shooting options

Benefits

Image quality on a par with DSLR

Small it may be, but the a5000 offers big camera performance. A large 20.1 effective megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor captures more light than other sensors and gives detailed images with rich tonal gradation. The new BIONZ X image processing engine enhances detail, reduces noise and gives hyper-real images while ISO settings between 100 and 16,000 ensure great versatility and performance, even at dusk or night time.

Self-portraits made simple

Shooting a selfie? A tiltable LCD screen flips up 180 so you can easily compose the shot and get all your friends in the frame. There's a built-in zoom lever that's easy to operate one-handed and a grip that's designed for comfortable finger placement, however you hold the camera. There's even a Soft Skin Effect to make sure your subjects are looking their best.


Enjoy total creative freedom

Press the Photo Creativity button and make the shot your own. Add picture effects, control background defocus, colour, brightness and vividness. You can even fine-tune your images - viewing many of the adjustments on the LCD monitor before you commit to the shot. Want more fun and functionality? Customise your camera with our PlayMemories Camera Apps.

Easy sharing with One touch NFC and Wi-Fi

Shoot, touch and share - in only a moment. With built-in Wi-Fi and One touch NFC, all it takes is a quick touch to wirelessly transfer photos and videos directly to a smartphone or tablet. You can even turn your phone into a remote control to zoom, focus and take photos with the free PlayMemories Mobile application for your smartphone. If you want to see the images on your TV, simply transfer them wirelessly.


Expand your options with a pop-up flash

Despite its compact size, the a5000 still has room for a built-in pop-up flash unit to enhance your shooting opportunities. As well as helping to avoid camera-shake blur caused by slow shutter speeds when shooting dimly-lit scenes, it lets you capture striking night shots with the main subject and background nicely exposed.

α5000Y Camera with APS-C Sensor Black

World's smallest, lightest APS-C interchangeable lens camera*

α5000Y Camera with APS-C Sensor Black

World's smallest, lightest APS-C interchangeable lens camera*

α5000Y Camera with APS-C Sensor Black

World's smallest, lightest APS-C interchangeable lens camera*


α5000Y Camera with APS-C Sensor Black

World's smallest, lightest APS-C interchangeable lens camera*

  • 20.1 MP Exmor® HD APS sensor Get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements. Thanks to the large 20.1 megapixel APS-C sensor size and Sony Exmor® APS HD CMOS technology, the camera achieves high resolution and DSLR quality images with no penalty in low-light sensitivity or sensor noise.
  • BIONZ X™ image processing engine Expect superlative results with Sony’s latest processing engine: truer color rendering, better noise reduction, and faster burst mode shooting.
  • Low light situations not a problem Built-in pop-up flash in a compact camera body is perfect when an extra burst of light is needed to get the shot. Combine with high ISO sensitivity - from 100 to 16000 ISO - to enable shooting in just about any setting.
  • Full HD 1080/60i/24p or 1080/30p MP4 movies Record stunning high quality Full HD video in either 60i or 24p frames per second. Records in your choice of 60i/24p Blu-Ray quality AVCHD™ format5, or in PC-friendly 1080/30p MP4 format.
  • Convenient Power zoom lens w/ motor zoom lever and body control A convenient zoom lever on the body of the camera allows for effortless one-handed operation and smooth zooming even when shooting self-portraits, bringing compact camera convenience to the realm of interchangeable-lens models.
  • Face Detection/Smile Shutter Set the α5000 to recognize faces and smiles. Face Detection locates up to eight faces in a composition then adjusts exposure, white balance and other settings based on these faces. Smile Shutter — adjustable in three levels — automatically takes a shot when smiles in the scene are detected.
  • Up to 420 Shots of battery life Take up to 420 shots on a single charge with Sony® lithium ion Stamina™ battery power. Sony's InfoLITHIUM® battery system enables you to see the percent of power remaining, so you can keep shooting in confidence.
  • Compact, easy-to-carry PZ 16-50mm kit lens For the ultimate in portability, the α5000 includes the collapsible 16-50mm power zoom (SELP1650) as the kit lens. Ideal when traveling or anytime a compact, lightweight camera-combo is desired.
  • Auto Object Framing fills the frame with your subject Give your photos a professional look with Auto Object Framing. Featuring advancements like exceptional two-person portrait capability along with Face Detection and Tracking Focus, Auto Object Framing not only turns ordinary photos into stunning compositions but does so automatically recognizing the scene then cropping accordingly.
  • Beautifully composed self-portraits made easy The α5000’s tiltable LCD screen flips up 180° to make shooting self-portraits a snap. Include other people, experiment with interesting angles or shoot against famous landmarks. When you press the shutter, the camera does all the work.
  • Superior Auto and Photo Creativity The Superior Auto mode makes great photography as simple as pointing and shooting. It also lets you enjoy creative photographic expression by entering the Photo Creativity mode — for easy adjustment of Background Defocus, Brightness, Color and Vividness — or adding Picture Effect modes while viewing the results in real-time on the LCD screen.
  • Scene Selection Optimize image quality for the type of scene you shoot by choosing one of nine Scene Selection modes, including Portrait, Sports Action and Macro.
  • Creative Style Bring out the character of your scene by choosing the appropriate mode (Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White or Sepia).
  • P/A/S/M modes These four modes make it easy to enjoy the creative freedom of manual shooting while prioritizing what is most important for the shot.
  • Hand-held Twilight (Scene Selection) Create beautiful hand-held evening shots with minimal blur and noise by activating this advanced Scene Selection mode.
  • Anti-Motion Blur This feature enhances clarity by reducing subject-motion blur, which tends to occur in dimly lit scenes or when shooting at telephoto settings.
  • Peaking function This handy feature colorizes the most sharply focused areas of your image so you can quickly confirm whether manual focusing needs adjustment.
  • DRO (D-Range Optimizer) DRO is another way to tame contrasty scenes for more natural looking images. Unlike Auto HDR, it can be used when photographing moving subjects, even during high-speed continuous shooting.
  • Sweep Panorama Just sweep the camera when shooting to capture spectacular panoramic landscapes that can be enjoyed on the LCD screen or a wide-screen TV.
  • MF Assist Improve your accuracy during manual focusing by magnifying the scene 6.8x or 13.6x on the LCD screen and fine-tuning what you see.

α5000Y Camera with APS-C Sensor Black

Powerful performance, compact design

Specifications

Size & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) 109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7 mm
Weight 210 g (Body Only) / 269 g (With battery and media)
Sensor
Sensor Type APS-C
Effective Pixels 20.1MP
Number of Pixels (total) Approx. 20.4
Image Sensor Aspect Ratio 3:2
Anti Dust Charge protection coating on Optical Filter
Recording (still images)
Recording Format (Still images) JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Image Size (pixels), 3:2 L: 5456 x 3632 (20M), M: 3872×2576 (10M), S: 2736x1824 (5.0M)
Image Size (pixels), 16:9 L: 5456x3064 (17M), M: 3872x2176 (8.4M), S:2736x1536 (4.2M)
Image Size (pixels), Sweep Panorama Wide: horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M), Standard: horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
Image Quality Modes RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
RAW Output YES
Picture Effect 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 , Soft Focus (High / Mid / Low), HDR Painting (High / Mid / Low), Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature (Auto / Top / Middle (H) / Bottom / Right / Middle (V) / Left), Watercolor, Illustration (High / Mid / Low)
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White, Sepia (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))
Dynamic Range Functions Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))
Shooting
Face Detection On / On (Regist. Faces) / Off, Face registeration, Face selection
Auto Portrait Framing NO
Clear Image Zoom Approx. 2x
Smart Teleconverter NO
Lens Compensation Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
Touch Shutter NO
Smile Shutter YES (selectable from 3 steps)
Self-Portrait YES (3 sec delay / OFF selectable)
Noise reduction
Noise Reduction Long exposure NR:available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low
Multi Frame NR NO
Focus
Focus Type Contrast-detection AF
Focus Sensor "Exmor™" APS HD CMOS sensor
Focus Point 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
Focus Mode Autofocus, DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
AF Mode AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
Focus Area Wide (25 points(contrast-detection AF)), Zone, Center-weighted, Flexible Spot (S/M/L)
Other Features Focus lock
AF Illuminator Built-in flash
AF Illuminator range Approx. 0.3 - approx. 3.0m (with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
Focus Sensitivity Range EV0 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
Viewfinder
Diopter Adjustment -
Viewfinder Type
Number of Dots -
Brightness Control (Viewfinder) -
Color Temperature Control -
Field Coverage -
Magnification -
Eye Point -
Viewfinder Display -
Real-time Image Adjustment Display (Viewfinder) YES(ON/OFF)
Shutter
Shutter Type Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Speed Still images:1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4(1/3 steps) up to 1/50 in AUTO mode (up to 1/25 in Auto slow shutter mode)
Flash Sync. Speed 1/160 sec. (With compatible Sony external flash)
Electronic Front Shutter Curtain YES
Flash
Flash Compensation +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
Flash Control Pre-flash TTL
Flash Range 16mm (focal-length printed on the lens body)
Flash Modes Flash Off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync
External Flash Compatibility -
FE Level Lock -
Wireless Control Yes(Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band) )
Playback
Playback Modes Single (with or without shooting information), RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 12/30-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 15.1x, M: 10.7x, S: 7.6x, Panorama (Standard): 19x, Panorama (Wide): 29x), Image orientation (Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Date/Still/MP4/VCHD), Forward/Rewind (Movie), Delete, Protect, Auto Review (10/5/2 sec,Off)
NFC™
NFC™ One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
Compatible OS
Compatible OS Windows Vista SP2 (Starter Edition is not supported), Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Mac OS X (v10.6-v10.8)
Print
Compatible Standards Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Power
Supplied Battery NP-FW50 W-series Rechargeable Battery Pack
Battery Life (CIPA, Still Images) Up to 420 shots
Battery Life (CIPA, Movies) Approx. 95 min(actual recording), Approx. 150 min(continuous recording)
Internal Battery Charge YES
External Power AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately)
Lens
Lens Mount Sony E-mount
Lens Compatibility Sony E-mount lenses
Zoom
Digital zoom (Still Image) L:Approx. 4x, M:Approx. 5.6x, S:Approx. 8x
Digital zoom (Movie) Approx. 4x
Smart zoom (Still Image) M:Approx.1.4x, S:Approx. 2x
Recording (movie)
Recording Format (Movie) AVCHD 2.0 / MP4
Video Compression AVCHD Ver. 2.0 compliant / MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)
Audio Recording Format Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Image Size (pixels), PAL* (3:2 mode)"L:5456 x 3632(20M), M:3872×2576(10M), S:2736x1824(5.0M)", (16:9 mode)"L: 5456x3064(17M), M: 3872x2176(8.4M), S:2736x1536(4.2M)"
Other Movie Functions PAL/NTSC Selector, Auto Slow Shutter
Storage Media
Compatible Recording Media Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC memory cards
Storage Media Slot YES
Recording Mode on 2 Memory Cards NO
White balance
White Balance Modes 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-step), A7 to B7(15-step)), Custom
AWB Micro Adjustment YES (G7 to M7, 15-step) (A7 to B7, 15-step)
Bracketing 3 frames, H/L selectable
Exposure
Metering Type 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Sensor "Exmor™" APS HD CMOS sensor
Metering Sensitivity EV0 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
Metering Mode Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Exposure Modes iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE, Aperture priority, Shutter-speed priority, Manual, Movie (Programmed AE / Aperture priority / Shutter-speed priority / Manual ), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
Scene Selection Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur
Exposure Compensation Still images: +/- 3.0EV (1/3EV steps);Movies: +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
Auto (AE) Bracketing Bracket: Cont., Bracket: Single, With 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV increments, 3 Frames (1/3 EV, 2/3 EV,1.0EV,2.0EV,3.0EV : only 3 frames) selectable
AE Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. (Auto/On/Off selectable)
ISO Sensitivity ISO 100–16000
LCD Screen
Screen Type 3.0" wide type TFT LCD
Touch Screen -
Total Number of Dots 460,800 dots
Brightness Control (LCD) Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Adjustable Angle Up by approx. 180 degrees
Display Selecter (Finder/LCD) YES(LCD)
LCD Display -
Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD) ON/OFF
Focus Magnifier YES (6.8x, 13.6x)
Peaking MF YES (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, colour: White/Red/Yellow)
Quick Navi NO
Image Stabilization
Steadyshot Not supported (image stabilization supported on lens)
Compensation Effect -
Drive
Drive Modes Single, Continuous, Speed-priority Continuous, 10 seconds and 2 seconds Self-timer, Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec delay 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracketing:Single, Bracketing:Cont, WB Bracketing, DRO Bracketing
Continues Shooting 3.5 fps (in Speed Priority Continuous Shooting mode)
WiFi®
View on Smartphone YES
Upload to PC YES
View on TV YES
PlayMemories Camera Apps™ YES
Interface
PC Interface Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
HD Output HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD, 4K Still Image PB
Multi Interface Shoe -
Smart Accessory Terminal 2 -
Auto-lock Accessory Shoe -
Others PC Remote
Audio
Microphone Built-in stereo microphone
Speaker Built-in,monaural
Custom function
Custom Function Type Custom key settings
Memory Function YES
Operating temparature
Range 2500 to 9900K& colour filterG7 to M7(15-step), A7 to B7(15-step)/ Custom