Sony - Alpha a5100 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm Retractable Lens - Black

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Sony Alpha a5100 Mirrorless Camera with 16–50mm Retractable Lens: If you're looking to impress your clients or capture realistic photos of important moments in your life, the Sony Alpha a5100 can help you make it happen. It features a 24.3-megapixel CMOS sensor that reproduces images with rich details and comes with a 16–50mm lens to get you started shooting. Share photos with your friends and family by connecting your smartphone or other device using the camera's built-in Wi-Fi.

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What's Included

  • 16-50mm Retractable lens
  • Alpha a5100 Mirrorless Camera
  • Micro USB cable, AC adapter
  • Owner's manual
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Shoulder strap, lens cap

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
Rating 4.65 out of 5 stars.
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (742 out of 780)

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SELP1650 E PZ 16–50mm f/3.5–5.6 OSS E-Mount lens included

Features POWER ZOOM, ED glass and aspherical elements and optical image stabilization for precise zooming and accuracy with minimal blurring.

24.3-megapixel CMOS sensor delivers vividly detailed images

Capture high-resolution images up to 6000 x 4000 pixels.

ISO 100–25,600

Enjoy crisp, clean images over a broad spectrum of lighting conditions.

Capture fast-action shots at up to 6 fps (frames per second)

From joyous facial expressions to fast-paced sports action, burst mode ensures you get the shot even if it only lasts a fraction of a second.

3" flip-up touch-screen LCD makes navigation simple

So you can easily set up and review shots.

Capture spectacular movies in HD

Record video footage in 1080/24/60p at up to 50MB/sec.

Ultrafast autofocus brings subjects and scenes into clear view

Features 179 AF points for precise focusing.

Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC (near-field communication) technology simplifies file sharing

Wirelessly connect your devices, such as your smartphone.

Built-in flash for proper illumination

Auto, fill, slow sync, rear sync and red-eye reduction (on/off selectable) modes allow you to add light to shots when necessary.

Multiformat memory slot for storing or transferring data

Supports SD, SDHC, SDXC, MS PRO Duo, MS PRO-HG Duo and MS XC-HG Duo formats. Memory cards not included.

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What Experts are Saying

Rating, 4.1 out of 5 with 16 reviews

Overall Customer Rating

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars with 778 reviews

96%of customers recommend this product.



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What Experts are Saying

Rating, 4.1 out of 5 with 16 reviews
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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about contrast, stabilizer , focus and sensor. Editors are less positive about memory and viewfinder and have mixed opinions about energy. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 87/100 = Very good quality.
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