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Sony Rolls Out New A5100 Compact Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera – Available for Preorder at Adorama

August 17, 2014

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 18, 2014

Adorama, one of the world's largest photography, video, imaging, and electronics retailers, is now offering for preorder the newly announced Sony A5100 interchangeable lens digital camera.

The newest Sony compact system camera with HD video recording aimed at consumers, the A5100, boasts the world's fastest Auto Focus (AF) performance (.06 seconds) and a wide-area 179-point focal plane phase detection AF sensor. Offering superb image quality thanks to the newly developed 24.3-effective megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processing, the A5100 delivers stunning low light photos with an ISO range of 100-256. The 180-degree articulated screen and pop-up flash make taking self-portraits a breeze, even in low lighting. And, at half the size and weight of other DSLRs, its lightweight and versatile form plus built-in Wi-Fi® make it ideal for sharing images with friends and family in just about any on-the-go photo or video opportunity.

Industry Expert Mason Resnick Takes a "First Look" at the New Sony A5100

Adorama Learning Center'sMason Resnick, a digital imaging expert, is one of the first to review the Sony A5100. An excerpt from Mason's "First Look" review: "The Sony A5100 is built on an upgraded 24.3MP APS-C sensor, features Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities so it will work in tandem with a smart phone or tablet, and is loaded with many video and still imaging features. The A5100, which accepts Sony's E-mount lenses, replaces the NEX-5T in Sony's MILC lineup, marking the end of cameras with the NEX branding." Read more at

Ultra-Fast and Accurate Auto Focus with 179 AF Points and 6Fps

The 5100 realizes up to 6fps continuous shooting by making the most of the wide-area 179-point phase detection AF sensor. Even when dealing with a moving subject, the 5100's superb moving-subject tracking performance ensures users get the shot during still or video capture.

Capture Life in High Resolution with 24MP APS-C Sensor

Thanks to the newly developed 24.3 megapixel Exmor® APS HD CMOS sensor, users can capture incredible detail and print gorgeous enlargements. The A5100 features a higher resolution than most DSLRs and adopts the same gapless on-chip lens structure as the a7R for ultimate image quality and light sensitivity.

Instant Sharing via Smartphone with Wi-Fi® and NFC

Wi-Fi® connectivity lets users control the A5100 with a compatible smartphone or tablet and transfer images directly to a mobile device for quick editing and sharing.

Record Full HD 1080/24/60P Video up to 50MB/s

The A5100 includes full-featured HD video recording capabilities – cinematic 24 frames per second (fps) in 1920 x 1080 and fast action at 60 fps and 60i. The A5100's 179-point AF system makes tracking moving subjects a breeze. Different codecs are selectable in camera, including XAVC S high 50 Mb/s bitrate for broadcast quality, Blu-ray™ quality AVCHD™ or the simple and easier to upload to the web MP4 codec. For serious videographers, uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2 clean screen video files sent to external recording devices is possible via the HDMI® connection.

Sony A5100 Pricing and Availability

The Sony A5100 is now available for pre-order from leading camera and electronics retailer Adorama for USD 549.99 for the body only, or USD 699.99 for the A5100 kit that comes included with the 16-50mm Lens in black, and either black or silver body color.

Orders are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Credit cards are not charged until the product is shipped.

For more information, please visit the Adorama website or the Adorama store located at 42 West 18th Street in Manhattan.


More Than a Camera Store

Adorama is more than a camera store – it's one of the world's largest photography, video, imaging, and electronics retailers. Serving customers for more than 35 years, Adorama has grown from its flagship NYC store to include the leading online destination for photography, video, and consumer electronics. Adorama's vast product offerings encompass home entertainment, mobile computing, and professional video and audio, while its services include an in-house photo lab, AdoramaPix, pro equipment rental at Adorama Rental Company, and the award-winning Adorama Learning Center, which offers free education for photographers in online channels such as the popular Adorama TV.

Adorama is listed as one of the top five electronics retailers by Consumer Reports, "Best of the Web" by, Internet Retailers Top 100, and is the official Electronics Retailer of the NY Giants.

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