New Mirrorless Camera Features Remarkable AF speed and tracking, 24 MP
The speedy new camera (model ILCE-5100) features the same Fast Hybrid AF system as the acclaimed a6000 model, which allows it to acquire focus in as little as 0.07 seconds1. It also shares the a6000’s image sensor – a 24.3 MP
Unique to the new a5100 is its extremely compact design, placing it among the smallest and lightest interchangeable lens cameras in market today.
“Sony continues to innovate in the mirrorless camera space, offering products that are not only smaller and lighter than competitive DSLRs, but that consistently outperform them,” said
Fast Hybrid AF system
Borrowing from the award-winning a6000, the compelling Fast Hybrid AF system on the new a5100 camera features focal plane phase-detection AF points with an extremely wide autofocus coverage area (179 focal points) that is teamed with high-precision contrast-detection AF. This potent combination allows the camera to accurately track and respond to a subject moving through nearly the entire frame, whether shooting still images or full HD videos.
Additionally, the a5100 camera has an extremely responsive touch screen which works with the AF system to enable Touch Focus, allowing shooters to focus by simply touching the intended subject on any area of the LCD screen – even if it’s at the far edges.
The new a5100 model also comes equipped with Eye AF and Lock-on AF functions that debuted in the a7/ a7R, a Flexible Spot AF area function, and AF-A mode (automatic switching between AF-C and AF-S) that is also offered in the a6000.
HD Video Performance
The versatile a5100 supports full HD video shooting in AVCHD as well as the XAVC S2 codec, which records video at a high data rate of 50 Mbps with advanced compression for impressive video quality. XAVC S paired with the advanced focusing system of the a5100 makes for a compelling HD video shooting solution that only a select number of cameras in market today – mirrorless or DSLR – can offer.
Additionally, with the power of the BIONZ X processor, the camera is able to read, process and output data from all of the sensor’s pixels during video recording, ensuring that it produces the highest quality video possible by eliminating aliasing, moirÉ and false color artifacts.
The new camera also features dual video recording, allowing it to simultaneously record two files – one in Full HD (AVCHD or XAVC S) and the other in lower resolution MP4 format – to a single installed SD card2. This gives videographers a high-quality file for viewing on large screens or working on in post-processing, as well as a smaller, lower data-rate version that is ideal for uploading and sharing.
Design, Controls, Wi-Fi® and New Accessories
The compact new mirrorless camera features a high resolution 921k dot WhiteMagic™ LCD screen that can tilt a full 180 degrees upright, ideal for self-portraits. On top of the camera body, there’s a zoom lever for convenient one-handed camera operation and a handy pop-up flash for tough lighting conditions.
The a5100 camera has built-in Wi-Fi, giving consumers one-touch connection with Xperia® or NFC-compatible Android™ smartphones or tablets for instant image transfer and sharing. A single touch also activates Smart Remote Control, giving users a live image preview through their compatible smartphone or tablet, and allowing them to use the smart device to release the camera’s shutter.
For devices without NFC one-touch capabilities, users can wirelessly transfer images and videos and activate Smart Remote Control through Sony’s free PlayMemories Mobile™ application, available for the iOS and Android platforms.
The camera is also compatible with downloadable Sony PlayMemories Camera Apps, adding a range of exciting and creative capabilities. Currently there are a total of 10 different applications available with several others to be released this spring. Learn more at www.sony.net/pmca (https://www.playmemoriescameraapps.com/portal/).
A new accessory that is compatible with the a5100 camera includes the easy-to-carry RM-SPR1 remote.
Pricing and Availability
The Sony a5100 compact interchangeable lens camera will be available in
The new camera and all compatible lenses and accessories will be available at Sony retail stores (http://store.sony.ca/) and other authorized dealers nationwide.
Sony a Lenses Assortment
The a5100 camera is compatible with Sony’s ever-growing assortment of E -mount interchangeable lenses, and uses the same Sony E-mount as the acclaimed a6000, a7, a7R and a7S models, as well as all the previous a ‘NEX’ cameras. All Sony ‘FE’ and ‘E’ lenses are compatible with all E -mount cameras.
Outlined below, the E-mount family now includes 20 different models with several premium models from ZEISS® and Sony’s G Series Lenses:
· E 16mm F2.8 · E 20mm F2.8 · E 35mm F1.8 OSS · E 50mm F1.8 OSS · E 30mm F3.5 Macro · E 24mm F1.8 ZEISS · E 10-18mm F4 OSS · E PZ 16-50mm F3.5 – F5.6 OSS · E 18-55mm F3.5 – F5.6 OSS · E 18-200mm F3.5 – F6.3 OSS · E 18-200mm F3.5 – F6.3 OSS LE · E PZ 18-200mm F3.5 – F5.6 OSS · E 55-210mm F4.5 – F6.3 OSS · E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS · E 16-70mm F4 ZEISS OSS · FE 28-70mm F3.5 – 5.6 OSS · FE 35mm F2.8 ZEISS · FE 55mm F1.8 ZEISS · FE 24-70mm F4 ZEISS OSS · FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS
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