α5000Y Camera with APS-C Sensor 16-50 mm and 55-210 mm zoom lens
α5000Y Camera with APS-C Sensor 16-50 mm and 55-210 mm zoom lens
α5000Y Camera with APS-C Sensor 16-50 mm and 55-210 mm zoom lens
α5000Y Camera with APS-C Sensor 16-50 mm and 55-210 mm zoom lens
α5000Y Camera with APS-C Sensor 16-50 mm and 55-210 mm zoom lens
α5000Y Camera with APS-C Sensor 16-50 mm and 55-210 mm zoom lens
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 16-50 mm and 55-210 mm zoom lens
  • 20.1MP Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor
  • BIONZ X™ engine for superb detail and noise reduction
  • 180° tiltable LCD screen for perfect self-portraits
  • PlayMemories camera apps expand creativity
  • Simple sharing and control with Wi-Fi and NFC One-touch
  • Lens Compatibility Sony E-mount lenses
  • Sensor Type APS-C
  • Sensor Type APS-C type (23.2 x 15.4mm)
  • Effective Pixels 20.1MP
  • ISO Sensitivity ISO 100–16000
  • Viewfinder Type
  • Battery Life (CIPA, Still Images) Up to 420 shots
  • Screen Type 3.0" wide type TFT LCD
What's In The Box AC-UB10 AC charger (in-camera charging via USB), SELP1650, SEL55210, Rechargeable battery (NP-FW50), Shoulder strap, Micro USB cable, Lens hood, Lens cap, Lens rear cap
Size & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7 mm
Weight210 g (Body Only) / 269 g (With battery and media)
View on SmartphoneYESUpload to PCYESView on TVYES
PlayMemories Camera Apps™YESWireless & Network CapabilitiesWi-Fi
Lens MountSony E-mount
Lens CompatibilitySony E-mount lenses
Sensor TypeAPS-CSensor TypeAPS-C type (23.2 x 15.4mm)Effective Pixels20.1MP
Number of Pixels (total)Approx. 20.4Image Sensor Aspect Ratio3:2Anti DustCharge protection coating on Optical Filter
Smart zoom (Still Image)M:Approx.1.4xDigital zoom (Still Image)L:Approx. 4x, M:Approx. 5.6x, S:Approx. 8x
Digital zoom (Movie)Approx. 4x
Recording (still images)
Recording Format (Still images)JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant)Image Size (pixels), 3:2L: 5456 x 3632 (20M)Image Size (pixels), 16:9L: 5456x3064 (17M)Image Size (pixels), Sweep PanoramaWide: horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M)Image Quality ModesRAW
RAW OutputYESPicture EffectPosterization (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 StyleStandard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black & White, Sepia (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))Dynamic Range FunctionsOff
Recording (movie)
Recording Format (Movie)AVCHD 2.0 / MP4Video CompressionAVCHD Ver. 2.0 compliant / MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)Audio Recording FormatDolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch
Image Size (pixels), PAL*(3:2 mode)"L:5456 x 3632(20M), M:3872×2576(10M), S:2736x1824(5.0M)"Other Movie FunctionsPAL/NTSC Selector
Face DetectionOn / On (Regist. Faces) / OffAuto Portrait FramingNOClear Image ZoomApprox. 2xSmart TeleconverterNOLens CompensationBIONZ X™
Lens CompensationPeripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, DistortionTouch ShutterNOSmile ShutterYES (selectable from 3 steps)Self-PortraitYES (3 sec delay / OFF selectable)
Storage Media
Compatible Recording MediaMemory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC memory cardsStorage Media SlotYES
Recording Mode on 2 Memory CardsNO
Noise reduction
Noise ReductionLong exposure NR:available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.
Multi Frame NRNO
White balance
White Balance ModesAuto, 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)), CustomAWB Micro AdjustmentYES (G7 to M7, 15-step) (A7 to B7, 15-step)
Bracketing3 frames, H/L selectable
Focus TypeContrast-detection AFFocus Sensor"Exmor™" APS HD CMOS sensorFocus Point25 points (contrast-detection AF)Focus Sensitivity RangeEV0 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)Focus ModeAutofocus, DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
AF ModeAF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual FocusFocus AreaWide (25 points(contrast-detection AF)), Zone, Center-weighted, Flexible Spot (S/M/L)Other FeaturesFocus lockAF IlluminatorBuilt-in flashAF Illuminator rangeApprox. 0.3 - approx. 3.0m (with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
Metering Type1200-zone evaluative meteringMetering Sensor"Exmor™" APS HD CMOS sensorMetering SensitivityEV0 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)Metering ModeMulti-segment, Center-weighted, SpotExposure ModesiAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE, Aperture priority, Shutter-speed priority, Manual, Movie (Programmed AE / Aperture priority / Shutter-speed priority / Manual ), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
Scene SelectionPortrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion BlurExposure CompensationStill images: +/- 3.0EV (1/3EV steps);Movies: +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)Auto (AE) BracketingBracket: Cont.AE LockLocked when shutter button is pressed halfway. (Auto/On/Off selectable)ISO SensitivityISO 100–16000
Viewfinder TypeNumber of Dots-Brightness Control (Viewfinder)-Color Temperature Control-Field Coverage-
Magnification-Diopter Adjustment-Eye Point-Viewfinder Display-Real-time Image Adjustment Display (Viewfinder)YES(ON/OFF)
LCD Screen
Screen Type3.0" wide type TFT LCDTouch Screen-Total Number of Dots460,800 dotsBrightness Control (LCD)Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather modeAdjustable AngleUp by approx. 180 degreesDisplay Selecter (Finder/LCD)YES(LCD)
LCD Display-Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD)ON/OFFFocus MagnifierYES (6.8x, 13.6x)Peaking MFYES (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, colour: White/Red/Yellow)Quick NaviNO
Shutter TypeElectronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane typeShutter SpeedStill 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. Speed1/160 sec. (With compatible Sony external flash)Electronic Front Shutter CurtainYES
Image Stabilization
SteadyshotNot supported (image stabilisation supported on lens)
Compensation Effect-
Flash ControlPre-flash TTLFlash Compensation+/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)Flash Range16mm (focal-length printed on the lens body)Flash ModesFlash Off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync
External Flash Compatibility-FE Level Lock-Wireless ControlYes(Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band) )
Drive ModesSingle, 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 Shooting3.5 fps (in Speed Priority Continuous Shooting mode)
Playback ModesSingle (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™One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
PC InterfaceMass-storage, MTP, PC remoteHD OutputHDMI micro connector (Type-D)Multi Interface ShoeMulti/Micro USB TerminalMulti Interface Shoe-
Smart Accessory Terminal 2-Auto-lock Accessory Shoe-OthersPC Remote
Compatible OS
Compatible OSWindows Vista SP2 (Starter Edition is not supported)
MicrophoneBuilt-in stereo microphone
Compatible StandardsExif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Custom function
Custom Function TypeCustom key settings
Memory FunctionYES
Supplied BatteryNP-FW50 W-series Rechargeable Battery PackBattery Life (CIPA, Still Images)Up to 420 shotsBattery Life (CIPA, Movies)Approx. 95 min(actual recording)
Internal Battery ChargeYESExternal PowerAC Adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately)
Operating temparature
Range2500 to 9900K& colour filterG7 to M7(15-step), A7 to B7(15-step)/ Custom