α5100 E-mount camera with APS-C sensor White
α5100 E-mount camera with APS-C sensor White
α5100 E-mount camera with APS-C sensor White
α5100 E-mount camera with APS-C sensor White

α5100 E-mount camera with APS-C sensor White
BIONZ X™ for faster image processing
BIONZ X™ for faster image processing
The BIONZ X™ image processing engine reproduces texture and detail in real time—for remarkably realistic images with rich tonal gradations and a natural appearance. Visual noise is nearly imperceptible, thanks to advanced area-specific noise reduction. Detail reproduction technology delivers fine textures, and diffraction-reducing technology optimizes the performance of any lens.
Fast Hybrid AF captures with clarity
Fast Hybrid AF captures with clarity
Shoot with unparalleled precision, thanks to advanced Fast Hybrid AF. Improved phase-detection and contrast-detection capabilities achieve autofocus in 0.07 seconds. Advanced features include faster data reading from
the image sensor, higher-speed BIONZ
 X™ data processing, more advanced AF algorithms, and optimized control of the lens drive.
Track fast-moving subjects with 179 AF points
Track fast-moving subjects with 179 AF points
The Fast Hybrid AF system has 179 accurate phase-detection AF points, covering nearly the entire image area. They enhance subject tracking and the capture of fast-moving subjects, and improve scene recognition as well as subject size detection. Combined with 25 high-speed, high-precision contrast-detection AF points, you can capture with confidence.
6fps continuous shooting with AF tracking
6fps continuous shooting with AF tracking
Capture the decisive moment, even when your subject is speeding along. 6fps continuous shooting with superior AF tracking makes the most of the superb tracking capability of the 179 phase-detection AF points, and accurately tracks your subject—anywhere on the screen. Continuous shooting in high-speed situations achieves crispness and clarity.
Eye AF puts faces in focus
Eye AF puts faces in focus
Show off your subject’s best side, with extremely accurate Eye AF. Even when capturing someone partially turned away from the camera using a shallow depth of field, it ensures that their face will be in sharp focus. A green frame appears over the prioritized eye to let you know that focus has been achieved, and you’re ready to shoot.
180º tiltable LCD screen for creative freedom
180º tiltable LCD screen for creative freedom
Enjoy enhanced shooting comfort with a 3” LCD screen that tilts 180º to accommodate shooting at every angle, from low to high and in-between. This flexibility, combined with the camera’s compact mobility, will greatly expand your shooting options.
Built-in pop-up flash for expanded exposures
Built-in pop-up flash for expanded exposures
The a built-in pop-up flash (GN4; ISO 100・m) is useful for shooting in low light, capturing subjects in night landscapes (Slow Sync), and shooting portraits in backlit conditions (Daylight Flash). For the portrait-oriented, it can add a beautiful catch-light to a subject’s eyes. Rear Sync mode makes it possible to capture the path of a moving subject in a natural manner.
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.
Capture One (for Sony)*
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
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
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.*
Record movies in Full HD detail
Press the MOVIE button to record films that are notable for their sharpness and lack of visual noise—in your choice of 60p, 60i, or 24p. Improved Fast Hybrid AF provides remarkably fast and accurate autofocusing and tracking. P/A/S/M modes give you control over how the image looks, and Clear Image Zoom lets you zoom with extra clarity.
Fast Hybrid AF films with artistic control
Fast Hybrid AF provides extremely accurate focusing and smooth subject tracking, even while shooting movies. You can also adjust AF tracking duration and AF drive speed, for greater artistic control over the films you shoot.
Improved Lock-on AF targets your subject
Lock-on AF enhances the tracking of moving subjects by using the optimal
 AF point at all
times, and adjusting the target frame size to match your subject’s
characteristics. Thanks to advances in phase-detection AF, it’s now more accurate than ever–so lock-on, and shoot fast-moving targets with precision.
α5100 E-mount camera with APS-C sensor White
24.3MP Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor
BIONZ X™ engine for superb detail and noise reduction
Fast Hybrid AF with 179 phase-detection points
180º tiltable LCD screen for perfect self-portraits
Wi-Fi and One-touch NFC for simple sharing and control
Lens Compatibility
Sony E-mount lenses
Sensor Type
Sensor Type
APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm) Exmor™ CMOS sensor
Number Of Pixels (Effective)
ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 100–25600
Battery Life (Still Images)
Up to 400 shots
Monitor Type
3.0" wide type TFT LCD
AC adaptor (AC-UB10), Lens cap, Micro USB cable, Power cord, Rechargeable battery (NP-FW50), SELP1650, Shoulder strap
Lens MountSony E-mount lenses
Lens CompatibilitySony E-mount lenses
Sensor TypeAPS-CSensor TypeAPS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm) Exmor™ CMOS sensorNumber Of Pixels (Effective)24.3MP
Number of Pixels (total)Approx. 24.7 megapixelsImage 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: 6000 x 4000 (24M)M: 4240 x 2832 (12M)S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M)Image Size (pixels), 16:9L: 6000 x 3376 (20M)M: 4240 x 2400 (10M)S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M)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 StandardPicture EffectPosterization (colour, B/W)Pop colourRetro PhotoPartial colour (R,G,B,Y)High Contrast MonoToy Camera (Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta)Soft High-keySoft Focus (High/Mid/Low)HDR Painting (High/Mid/Low)Rich-tone MonoMiniature (Auto/Top/Middle(H)/Bottom/Right/Middle(V)/Left)WatercolourIllustration (High/Mid/ Low)Creative StyleStandardVividPortraitLandscapeSunsetBlack & WhiteSepia (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 / MP4 / XAVC SImage Size (pixels), NTSC*XAVC S: 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (30p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 50M)AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60p, 28M, PS), 1920 x 1080 (60i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (60i, 17M, FH), 1920 x 1080 (24p, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(24p, 17M, FH)MP4: 1440 x 1080 (30fps)VGA(640 x 480, 30fps)
Image Size (pixels), PALXAVC S: 1920 x 1080 (50p, 50M), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 50M)AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (50p, 28M, PS), 1920 x 1080 (50i, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (50i, 17M, FH), 1920 x 1080 (25p, 24M, FX), 1920 x 1080(25p, 17M, FH)MP4: 1440 x 1080 (25fps)VGA(640 x 480, 25fps)Movie FunctionsDual Video Rec, AF Tracking Duration, AF Drive Speed, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI Info. Display
Storage Media
Compatible Recording MediaMemory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)
Noise Reduction
Noise ReductionLong exposure NR: available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal / Low
White Balance
White Balance ModesAutoDaylightShadeCloudyIncandescentFlashUnderwaterCustomAWB Micro AdjustmentYesG7 to M7, 15-stepA7 to B7, 15-step
Bracketing3 frames, H/L selectable
Focus TypeFast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)Focus SensorExmor® R CMOS sensorFocus Point179 points (phase-detection AF) / 25 points (conotrast-detection AF)Focus Sensitivity RangeEV-1 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)AF ModeAF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
Focus AreaWide (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))Other FeaturesLock-on AF, Eye AF, Predictive control, Focus 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 SensorExmor™ CMOS sensorMetering SensitivityEV-1 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)Metering ModeMulti-segmentCenter-weightedSpotExposure ModesiAUTOSuperior AutoProgrammed AE (P)Aperture priority (A)Shutter-speed priority (S)Manual (M)Movie (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) )Sweep PanoramaScene Selection
Scene SelectionPortraitLandscapeMacroSports actionSunsetNight portraitNight SceneHand-held TwilightAnti 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, 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) selectableAE LockLocked when shutter button is pressed halfway. (Auto/On/Off selectable)ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)ISO 100–25600
LCD Screen
Monitor Type3.0" wide type TFT LCDTouch ScreenYesTotal Number of Dots921,600 dotsBrightness Control (LCD)Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather modeAdjustable AngleUp by approx. 180 degrees
LCD DisplayGraphic DisplayDisplay All InfoNo Disp. InfoHistgramReal-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD)ON/OFFFocus MagnifierYesPeaking MFYes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, colour: White/Red/Yellow)
Other Features
Face DetectionOn, On (Regist. Faces), OffAuto Object FramingYes (Still Images)Clear Image ZoomApprox. 2xSmart zoom (Still Image)M:Approx. 1.4xS:Approx. 2xDigital zoom (Still Image)L:Approx. 4x;M:Approx. 5.7x;S:Approx. 8xDigital zoom (Movie)Approx. 4x
PlayMemories Camera Apps™YESLens CompensationPeripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, DistortionImage ProcessorBIONZ X™Self-PortraitYes (3 sec delay / OFF selectable)Smile ShutterSmile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)Touch ShutterYes
Shutter SpeedStill images:1/4000 to 30 sec, BulbMovies: 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps) up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)Flash Sync. Speed1/160 sec.
Electronic Front Curtain ShutterYes
Image Stabilization
SteadyshotNot supported (image stabilization supported on lens)
Compensation EffectLens Compensation:Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
Flash Control
Flash ControlPre-flash TTLFlash Compensation+/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
Flash ModesFlash offAutoflashFill-flashSlow Sync.Rear Sync.Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable)
Drive ModesSingle-shotContinuous shootingSelf-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable)Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec delay 3/5 exposures selectable)Bracketing (Single,Cont.)White Balance bracketDRO bracket
Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.)6 fps (in High Continuous shooting)
Playback ModesSingle (with or without shooting information RGB histogram & highlight / shadow warning)12/30-frame index viewEnlarged display mode (L: 16.7x, M: 11.8x, S: 8.3x, Panorama (Standard): 19.2x, Panorama (Wide): 29.1x)Image orientation (Manual/Off selectable)SlideshowPanorama scrollingFolder selection (Date/ Still/ MP4/ AVCHD/ XAVC S)Forward/Rewind (Movie)DeleteProtectAuto Review (10/ 5/ 2 sec, Off)
PC InterfaceMass-storage, MTP, PC remoteNFC™Yes
HD OutputHDMI micro connector (Type-D)BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI)PhotoTV HD4K Still Image PBMulti Interface ShoeMulti / Micro USB TerminalPC remote
MicrophoneBuilt-in stereo microphone
SpeakerBuilt-in, monaural
Compatible StandardsExif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Custom function
Custom Function TypeYes
Supplied BatteryNP-FW50 W-series Rechargeable Battery PackBattery Life (Still Images)Up to 400 shotsBattery Life (Movies)Actual Recording:Approx. 75 minContinuous Recording:Approx. 110 min
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)224 g (Body Only) / 283 g (With battery and media)
WiFi® & NFC
View on SmartphoneYesUpload to PCYes
View on TVYesWireless & Network CapabilitiesWi-FiNFC One-touch functionalityDownloadable Camera Apps
α5100 E-mount camera with APS-C sensor White
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