α5000L Camera with APS-C Sensor White
α5000L Camera with APS-C Sensor White
α5000L Camera with APS-C Sensor White

α5000L Camera with APS-C Sensor White
One-touch remote and one-touch sharing
One-touch remote and one-touch sharing
One-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder and remote control for a digital camera, and one-touch sharing lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera. Either way, by installing Imaging Edge Mobile
 app to your NFC-enabled Android smartphone or tablet, you can avoid complex set-up sequences and establish wireless connection simply by touching your device to the camera. You are now ready to control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a previously out-of-reach spot, or simply be in your own group shot, as well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually.
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™ format, 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 Power Zoom 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.
Capture One (for Sony)
Capture One Express (for Sony) is a free award-winning image editing software that provides high-end image quality RAW development, easy management of your image files, and powerful editing tools. Capture One Pro (for Sony) can be bought for even more editing tools and tethered shooting capability.
Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X
This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.
Imaging Edge™ Remote, Viewer, and Edit
Elevate your photography with Imaging Edge desktop applications. Use "Remote" to remotely control shooting; "Viewer" to quickly preview, rate, and select photos from large image libraries; and "Edit" to develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery. Get the best from Sony RAW files, and manage your productions more efficiently.
α5000L Camera with APS-C Sensor White
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
Sensor Type
APS-C type (23.2 x 15.4mm)
Number Of Pixels (Effective)
ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 100–16000
Battery Life (Still Images)
Up to 420 shots
Viewfinder Type
Monitor Type
3.0" wide type TFT LCD
AC-UB10 AC charger (in-camera charging via USB), SELP1650, Lens cap, Rechargeable battery (NP-FW50), Shoulder strap, Body cap, Micro USB cable
Lens MountSony E-mount
Lens CompatibilitySony E-mount lenses
Sensor TypeAPS-CSensor TypeAPS-C type (23.2 x 15.4mm)Number Of Pixels (Effective)20.1MP
Number of Pixels (total)Approx. 20.4Image Sensor Aspect Ratio3:2Anti-Dust SystemCharge 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), 3:2L: 5456 x 3632 (20M)M: 3872×2576 (10M)S: 2736x1824 (5.0M)Image Size (pixels), 16:9L: 5456x3064 (17M)M: 3872x2176 (8.4M)S:2736x1536 (4.2M)Image Size (pixels), Sweep PanoramaWide: 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 ModesRAWRAW & JPEGJPEG FineJPEG Standard
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 FunctionsOffDynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5))Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))
Recording (movie)
Recording FormatAVCHD 2.0 / MP4Video CompressionAVCHD Ver. 2.0 compliant / MPEG-4 AVC (H.264)Audio Recording FormatDolby Digital (AC-3) 2chDolby Digital Stereo CreatorMP4: 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)"Movie FunctionsPAL/NTSC SelectorAuto Slow Shutter
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.High ISO NR: Normal/Low
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 lockTypeBuilt-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.Bracket: Single, With 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV increments3 Frames (1/3 EV, 2/3 EV,1.0EV,2.0EV,3.0EV : only 3 frames) selectableAE LockLocked when shutter button is pressed halfway. (Auto/On/Off selectable)ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)ISO 100–16000
Viewfinder TypeNumber of Dots-Brightness Control (Viewfinder)-Color Temperature Control-Field Coverage-
Magnification-Dioptre Adjustment-Eye Point-Viewfinder Display-Real-time Image Adjustment DisplayYES (ON / OFF)
LCD Screen
Monitor 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)Quick NaviNOPeaking MFYES (Level setting: High / Mid / Low / Off, Color: White / Red / Yellow)
Other Features
Face DetectionOn / On (Regist. Faces) / OffFace registerationFace selectionAuto Object FramingNOClear Image ZoomApprox. 2xSmart zoom (Still Image)M:Approx.1.4xS:Approx. 2xDigital zoom (Still Image)L:Approx.4x, M:Approx.5.6x, S:Approx.8xDigital zoom (Movie)Approx.4xPlayMemories Camera Apps™YES
Lens CompensationPeripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, DistortionImage ProcessorBIONZ X™Self-PortraitYES (3 sec delay/OFF selectable)Smart TeleconverterNOSmile ShutterYES (selectable from 3 steps)Touch ShutterNO
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 Curtain ShutterYES
Image Stabilization
SteadyshotNot supported (image stabilization supported on lens)
Compensation Effect-
Flash Control
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 SyncExternal Flash Compatibility-FE Level Lock-
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
Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)3.5 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)
PC InterfaceMass-storage, MTP, PC remoteNFC™One-touch remote, One-touch sharingHD OutputHDMI micro connector (Type-D)BRAVIA Sync (link menu)PhotoTV HD4K Still Image PBMulti Interface Shoe-
OthersPC RemoteAuto-lock Accessory Shoe-Multi Interface ShoeMulti/Micro USB TerminalSmart Accessory Terminal 2-
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 (Still Images)Up to 420 shotsBattery Life (Movies)Approx. 95 min (actual recording)Approx. 150 min (continuous recording)
External PowerAC Adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately)Internal Battery ChargeYES
Size & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7 mm
Weight (with battery and memory card included)210 g (Body Only) / 269 g (With battery and media)
Operating temparature
Range2500 to 9900K & color filter G7 to M7(15-step), A7 to B7(15-step) / Custom
WiFi® & NFC
View on SmartphoneYESUpload to PCYES
View on TVYESWireless & Network CapabilitiesWi-FiNFC One-touch functionalityDownloadable Camera Apps
Compatible OS
Compatible OSWindows Vista SP2 (Starter Edition is not supported)Windows 7 SP1Windows 8Mac OS X (v10.6-v10.8)
α5000L Camera with APS-C Sensor White
1 A successor application of PlayMemories Mobile™. Existing PlayMemories Mobile users can use this by updating PlayMemories Mobile.

2 Please contact Phase One regarding all inquiries as to usage and support including functional compatibility of Capture One Express (for Sony) and Capture One Pro (for Sony).

3 Final Cut Pro, iMovie, and Mac are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. The Mac logo is a trademark of Apple Inc.

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