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Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm OSS Lens


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4.77 / 5 based on 30 Reviews

Product Description

You 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 sensitivi,20.1 MP Exmor HD APS sensor. 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. The a5000s 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, Beautifully composed self-portraits made easy. Record stunning high quality Full HD video class=footnote Link>4 in either 60i or 24p frames per second. Records in your choice of 60i/24p Blu-Ray quality AVCHD format class=,Full HD 1080/60i/24p or 1080/30p MP4 movies class=footnote Link>4. 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, Low light situations not a problem. 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 compositio. Compact, easy-to-carry PZ 16-50mm kit lens, For the ultimate in portability, the a5000 includes the collapsible 16-50mm power zoom (SELP1650) as the kit lens. Ideal when traveling or anytime a compact, lightweight camera-combo is desired. Picture Effect modes, The a5000 includes 17 effects that can be applied to photos see more...

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Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm OSS Lens
Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm OSS Lens
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Brian H.
Los Angeles, CA
29 reviews
A decent camera for the price. You get access to Sony's impressive e-mount lens ecosystem and an easy to use interface. However, you might as well save a little more and buy an a5100 or an a6000 depending on your needs. The a5100 is an incredible little vlogging camera and the a6000 is a much better stills camera at only a slightly higher price point. If you get a good deal on this camera, then by all means go ahead and pick one up. But if you're planning on paying close to current retail pricing, skip this one and buy the a5100 or a6000.
Marie H.
Plainwell, MI
10 reviews
Starting off this is my first vlogging and filming camera for my YouTube videos. I love the flip up screen since I can’t afford to purchase a monitor and don’t know how to. The sound quality is pretty decent, I think it’s a great starting camera. My only complaint is ease of adjusting settings, specifically it has trouble focusing in on objects and people. I’m looking for more of a blurred background and have tried everything to no avail really. All in all for the price it’s decent but I’d recommend going for the canon g7x or something similar.
Holly L.
Irvine, CA
45 reviews
love my camera! it's a great starter for vlogging and the picture quality is so clear. Really easy to use and love that it has wireless transferring to upload photos and videos to phone or computer. Lightweight and comes with a strap and usb chord to charge and plug into computer
Karmela O.
Richmond, TX
148 reviews
I bought this because I have an upcoming gender reveal party. I had a DSLR however I do not have it with me anymore. I wanted a handy camera at the same time can take a very good quality picture. I wanted to buy something that is in trend -- which is the mirrorless camera -- I think, This is for the beginners -- who wants to learn the basics of photography or for the people who are fond of point and shoot. I am not a fan of the layout of the buttons however it works just fine. I did not buy this in it's full price because I think it's not worth it for $400-$500 price point. I got it for $350ish (with tax) at Best Buy. I waited and waited till they released it in this price. Anyway, The downfall of this camera is the screen. I would return it for the quality of lens -- FORREALS! -- however I badly needed a camera and I believe this is the best one for my budget. I would suggest for you to get the Sony A5100 instead of this, but if you have a budget -- this camera good enough. I am not a professional photographer, I am just a fan of taking good pictures. I am still learning and this camera works just fine.
Danielle F.
Wilcox , NE
50 reviews
I can never recommend this camera enough. It's amazing, and well worth the money. It's perfect for newbie photographers like myself, or even more experienced photographers. It has wi-if capabilities, amazing presets, and a pretty good battery life (as long as airplane mode is turned on). I can't wait to purchase more lenses for it, I'm hoping to get a good macro lens. :)
Laura S.
Bremen, Ga
57 reviews
I got this camera for Christmas and I LOVE IT!! This is my first camera that I have actually really wanted and wanted to learn more about. It takes such good quality pictures. I currently have the lenses that the camera comes with on it, but I am interested in getting the bigger/longer lenses. I love how lightweight this camera is and it is not bulky. I love how I can just put it in my bag and whip it out whenever I want to capture a good memory. Would HIGHLY recommend this camera. 
James M.
Racine, WI
7 reviews
Great camera with good iso the only down side is no hot shoe and no external audio that is the only reason I upgraded to a new camera. This camera is very good for vlogging and is now very affordable. I would recommend getting a warranty for it if you do buy it.
Ayame S.
191 reviews
I've been wanting a camera for suuuuch a long time, and I've been putting up with just my phone camera, but I feel like that wasn't enough...
I don't really know how to use a camera like this, but it's all part of the adventure! I would recommend this to everybody.
Amanda  L.
85 reviews
For the price, this camera is great. With the flip screen, it's perfect for vlogging or selfies! The camera produces great clear photos and I love the ability to send the photos to my phone immediately via WiFi. For videos, the auto focus is pretty great so it would be great for YouTube videos or vlogging. Can't wait to buy more lenses for this camera!
Kimberly M.
Bronx, NY
153 reviews
This camera takes high quality pictures, especially for the price. I bought this to take selfies of my makeup and for when I start blogging. I'm not a professional photographer but I can definitely say that this camera is for beginners. It's not hard to use. The screen might be an issue to others but I would highly recommend this or the Sony a5100.
Kailey W.
Oviedo, FL
38 reviews
I'm looking for a good camera to take makeup product pics of for Instagram but my apartment has the worst lighting possible so I need a high quality camera. Would this work or should I look for a different camera?
Paola M.
San diego, CA
94 reviews
Ive been wanting this camera for a while and i inow there is the a5100 and the a6000, but is there any huuuuge difference between the three? Other than the price and maybe the quality of the pictures.
Kendra B.
203 reviews
How is this camera for recording YouTube videos?
Ayame S.
191 reviews
What kind of protection did you get for this camera and where did you get it?
Jasmine D.
San Diego, CA
75 reviews
How do you like this camera? Great to film YouTube videos? Great for vlogs? What would you consider the best feature?

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