Sony α5100

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Sony α5100
Sony Alpha ILCE-5100 (front).jpg
Sensor typeCMOS rolling shutter[1]
Sensor size23.5 × 15.6 mm (APS-C type)
Maximum resolution6000 × 4000 (24 megapixels)
Film speed100-25600
Recording mediumSD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Focus areas179 focus points
Shutter speeds1/4000 s to 30 s
Continuous shooting6 frames per second
Image processing
Image processorBIONZ X
White balanceYes
LCD screen3 inches with 921,600 dots
Dimensions110 × 63 × 36 mm (4.33 × 2.48 × 1.42 inches)
Weight283 g including battery

The Sony α5100 (model ILCE-5100)[2] is a digital rangefinder-type mirrorless camera announced by Sony on 18 August 2014.


The camera has been well received because of its performance and its features.

Drawbacks and missing features[edit]

One of the main drawbacks is the fake shutter sound that the camera emits when taking a photo, something that many reviewers noted that worsens the experience of taking photos, as the sound cannot be turned off.[3] This fake shutter sound can be clearly heard when shooting at 1/10 s or slower, at faster speeds it is either not emitted or the sound appears to blend in with the mechanical rear curtain shutter sound. This fake shutter sound is probably present in order to indicate to the camera user that the exposure has started, most likely to mimic a mechanical front curtain, as most Sony camera now have electronic front curtains.[4]
Missing from this camera model is a dedicated physical Fn button, standard for most Sony mirrorless cameras.
Also the programmable function menu that can be assigned to one of the programmable buttons, similar to older Sony NEX camera models, is not available. [5][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ LAB Test - Sony α5100 video - dynamic range power for $550
  2. ^ "Sony announces α5100 compact mirrorless camera".
  3. ^ Sony α5100 review |
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