19 Aug 2014

Sony Introduces the α5100 world's smallest interchangeable lens camera

Sony introduces the new α5100, the world's smallest interchangeable lens camera. Despite being small, it has super-fast auto focus and brings pro quality pictures. With 179 phase detection points Fast Hybrid AF system, that is the key behind the super-fast auto focus.

What's more, the latest generation Exmor™ CMOS sensor with 24.3 effective megapixels is found in the α5100, together with the same powerful BIONZ X image processor found in the acclaimed α7 Series. Selfie lovers will love the 3-inch LCD screen that is able to be flipped 180 degrees! Sharing is also easy with theNFC and WiFi-direct enabled α5100.  All these features in the light, 283g (with Memory Stick Pro Duo and battery) camera.

The light, easy to use α5100 interchangeable lens camera from Sony will be available to pre-order from 20 August to 2 September 2014 at www.sony.com.sg/a5100preorder. It will be available in Singapore from 4 September 2014 onwards!

Key specifications : 
Lens compatibility
Sony E-mount lenses
Image sensor
APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm), Exmor CMOS sensor
Number of pixels (effective)
Approx. 24.3 megapixels
Recording format
Still
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Movie
XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4
Media
Memory 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)
Focus system
type 
Fast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Focus point
179 points (phase-detection AF) / 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
Sensitivity range
EV-1 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Exposure control
Metering type
1200-zone evaluative metering
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
Still images: ISO 100-25600 (1/3 EV step),
AUTO (ISO 100-25600, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Movies: ISO 100-12800 equivalent (1/3 EV step) / AUTO (ISO 100-12800 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Shutter
Shutter speed
Still images:1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb, 
Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4(1/3 steps)
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
Yes
Drive
Speed (approx., max.)
Continuous shooting: Hi: max. 6 fps, Lo: max. 3 fps
No. of frame recordable(approx.)
JPEG Fine L: 56 frames, JPEG Standard L: 75 frames, RAW: 23 frames, RAW&JPG: 22 frames
LCD
Type
7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT electrostatic touch screen
Number of dots (total)
921,600 dots
Adjustable angle
Up by approx. 180 degrees
Audio
Microphone
Built-in stereo microphone
Speaker
Built-in, monaural
Interface
HDMI micro connector (Type-D), Multi / Micro USB Terminal
Wireless LAN (built-in)
Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band)
NFC
NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible
PlayMemories Camera Apps
Yes
Flash
Built-in / Guide No. 4 (in meters at ISO 100Flash coverage 16mm
Battery
One rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Weight
With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo included: Approx. 283g,  Body only: Approx. 224g
Dimensions W x H x D (excluding protrusions)
approx. 109.6 (W) x 62.8 (H) x 35.7 (D) mm
Operating temperature
0 - 40 degrees C

(Information from Sony Singapore)

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