Sony a5000 Digital Camera - £204.41 @ Amazon.co.uk
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Sony a5000 Digital Camera - £204.41 @ Amazon.co.uk

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Found 12th Sep 2015
Was on the market for a decent entry-level digital camera. Ordered it this morning.
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I own one of these & this is a cracking camera if you don't want to lug a SLR around. Fabulous price as well, probably because a new model is coming out, I paid a lot, lot more.
Also look at Amazon warehouse , prices from £186 but I find it a bit worrying that they have so many.
Yaba_Daba_Doo

I own one of these & this is a cracking camera if you don't want to lug a … I own one of these & this is a cracking camera if you don't want to lug a SLR around. Fabulous price as well, probably because a new model is coming out, I paid a lot, lot more.


A friend showed me his a5000 and I was amazed by it. Really powerful for its price. I was considering the a5100 and a6000 but they are worth a lot more in comparison, I believe twice as much.
good price
philk has one
Edited by: "brilly" 12th Sep 2015
Nice find... if I didn't already have the A5100, I might have been tempted at this price!
super price, about £50 more in argos
postawam

A friend showed me his a5000 and I was amazed by it. Really powerful for … A friend showed me his a5000 and I was amazed by it. Really powerful for its price. I was considering the a5100 and a6000 but they are worth a lot more in comparison, I believe twice as much.[img]http://www.camelcamelcamel.fr/uk/chart/new.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0&lang=en[/img]



Whats the difference between the 5000 and 5100, just minor updates?
Looks like a pretty great camera for the price. I'm looking at getting my first camera and was wondering if this would be a good starter camera?
Got one of these, the apps are all APks. Any way of side loading them?
good deal, I will visit amazon to get it !!! http://mazpics.science/28/g.png
Edited by: "baconpro" 12th Sep 2015
iceman85

Whats the difference between the 5000 and 5100, just minor updates?



Pretty major updates tbh.
The a5100 is a significantly better camera. It's basically an a6000 without an evf and as many controls.
Kais

Looks like a pretty great camera for the price. I'm looking at getting my … Looks like a pretty great camera for the price. I'm looking at getting my first camera and was wondering if this would be a good starter camera?


Yup. Image quality on par with the entry level Nikons and well above entry level Canons at a fraction of the size. The viewfinders in those DSLRs are so tiny and dark you might as well not have one, so unless you have existing lenses for a system it makes no sense not to go mirrorless.
twist

The a5100 is a significantly better camera. It's basically an a6000 … The a5100 is a significantly better camera. It's basically an a6000 without an evf and as many controls.


It is also worth quite a lot more.
neon123

Yup. Image quality on par with the entry level Nikons and well above … Yup. Image quality on par with the entry level Nikons and well above entry level Canons at a fraction of the size. The viewfinders in those DSLRs are so tiny and dark you might as well not have one, so unless you have existing lenses for a system it makes no sense not to go mirrorless.



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postawam

It is also worth quite a lot more.



And? Better cameras cost more.
Edited by: "twist" 12th Sep 2015
iceman85

Whats the difference between the 5000 and 5100, just minor updates?



A5100 features an improved sensor (24mp vs 20mp + lower noise), phase detection autofocus (focuses much faster, especially in low light), higher resolution and touch screen display, larger buffer, faster burst, 60fps video (vs 30), higher max ISO.

In saying that, unless any of those features stand out as necessities for your photography the A5000 is a bargain.
rossysaurus

A5100 features an improved sensor (24mp vs 20mp + lower noise), phase … A5100 features an improved sensor (24mp vs 20mp + lower noise), phase detection autofocus (focuses much faster, especially in low light), higher resolution and touch screen display, larger buffer, faster burst, 60fps video (vs 30), higher max ISO. In saying that, unless any of those features stand out as necessities for your photography the A5000 is a bargain.


Lower noise and higher ISO capabilities are always worth getting. Unless you either always shoot with great lighting or expensive fast lenses.
Unless you use decent primes or legacy lenses you would be hard pushed to see the difference in picture quality between an A5000s and an A5100 when using the bundled power zoom - it really doesn't stretch the excellent sensor in either cams (even though it's fine for what it is)
rhinopaul

Also look at Amazon warehouse , prices from £186 but I find it a bit … Also look at Amazon warehouse , prices from £186 but I find it a bit worrying that they have so many.


Ive noticed with the Warehouse "used" the prices these days aren't much less than the brand new ones. Not good
I've been thinking of getting a Sony RX100 M3. The a5000 is quite a bit bigger?
Cracking camera for the cash. Have owned a few of the Sony E-Mount range cameras and every one has been a winner. Waiting on the rumoured A7000 / A6100 and hoping for 4k recording.
I have this camera (£150 Refurb from Sony Outlet) and Its excellent. The autofocus isn't exactly slow but a phase detect is noticably faster and IMO is what makes the a5100 worth it if you want to spend the extra.

The menus are pretty easy but you only have one remappable button, the kit lens is pretty good IMO and the sensor is fantastic. The Sony image processing also seems to be good at removing noise.
The movie recording is fine but mine only seems to offer 25p/50i (from 25fps sensor output) and no external mic input.

This camera uses Sony E-Mount lenses and is basically an 'NEX' camera. So heres some cool cheap accessories (no affiliation):
Macro extender rings allow good macro photos with the kit lens (you get OIS which is helpful):
£16 ebay.co.uk/itm…599

If you want to play with manual lenses (you'll have to set the apature/focus manually)
This is a decent quality CCTV camera lens with an adapter for NEX which gets pretty sharp in the centre and has some nice bokeh.
£19 ebay.co.uk/itm…028

Adapter to use Canon FD mount lenses (manual ones only)
£11 - ebay.co.uk/itm…984
You can find some really nice used Canon FD lenses for reasonable prices, like the 50mm 1.4. If you're buying used lenses make sure they move smoothly and don't have any fungus.
Edited by: "jacksonliam" 12th Sep 2015
skdotcom

I've been thinking of getting a Sony RX100 M3. The a5000 is quite a bit … I've been thinking of getting a Sony RX100 M3. The a5000 is quite a bit bigger?


the rx100 is very close the size of this body, as soon as you add a lens though its double the thickness or more
General rule of thumb, bigger sensor, bigger lens.
twist

The a5100 is a significantly better camera. It's basically an a6000 … The a5100 is a significantly better camera. It's basically an a6000 without an evf and as many controls.


A5100 is more expensive.
jacksonliam

I have this camera (£150 Refurb from Sony Outlet) and Its excellent. The … I have this camera (£150 Refurb from Sony Outlet) and Its excellent. The autofocus isn't exactly slow but a phase detect is noticably faster and IMO is what makes the a5100 worth it if you want to spend the extra.The menus are pretty easy but you only have one remappable button, the kit lens is pretty good IMO and the sensor is fantastic. The Sony image processing also seems to be good at removing noise.The movie recording is fine but mine only seems to offer 25p/50i (from 25fps sensor output) and no external mic input.This camera uses Sony E-Mount lenses and is basically an 'NEX' camera. So heres some cool cheap accessories (no affiliation):Macro extender rings allow good macro photos with the kit lens (you get OIS which is helpful):£16 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191474936599If you want to play with manual lenses (you'll have to set the apature/focus manually)This is a decent quality CCTV camera lens with an adapter for NEX which gets pretty sharp in the centre and has some nice bokeh.£19 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140803789028Adapter to use Canon FD mount lenses (manual ones only)£11 - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221801482984You can find some really nice used Canon FD lenses for reasonable prices, like the 50mm 1.4. If you're buying used lenses make sure they move smoothly and don't have any fungus.


You would get the best out of old lenses with a full frame camera. Note that the a5000 is a 1.6x crop sensor, so a 50mm lens is effectively an 80mm lens on this camera and it doesn't use the full potential of the lens. This might not be good if you wanted to use a very wide angle lens for example.
TK42

A5100 is more expensive.



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anewman

You would get the best out of old lenses with a full frame camera. Note … You would get the best out of old lenses with a full frame camera. Note that the a5000 is a 1.6x crop sensor, so a 50mm lens is effectively an 80mm lens on this camera and it doesn't use the full potential of the lens. This might not be good if you wanted to use a very wide angle lens for example.


This is true (I didn't want to crowd my post with too much info) but doesn't take away from the Canon FD lenses being a good, cheap avenue for some quality used glass.
I've been thinking of picking up a 'speed booster' lens adapter to reduce the focal length of those full frame lenses down towards what they 'should be'. But next on my list is a OIS lens with a bit more zoom, as the kit lens is lacking in that department. The SEL18200 looks good but costs 3x the camera, so will probably settle for a used SEL55210.
If you're not sure of the differences between the 5000, 5100 and 6000, chances are you don't need the latter two yet. There's argument that investing now might be better, but with the sight of new versions on the horizon, this is a fantastic camera for someone looking to break from the compact world into the lands of dSLR photography. Heat from me.
Hardly a deal, would have been a great deal if this were for a5100
Been looking at this for a while. Cracking price, going to have to pull the trigger. Thanks OP
229mel

Hardly a deal, would have been a great deal if this were for a5100


better if it were an a7s or a 5d3 or a car or a plane or...
anewman

You would get the best out of old lenses with a full frame camera. Note … You would get the best out of old lenses with a full frame camera. Note that the a5000 is a 1.6x crop sensor, so a 50mm lens is effectively an 80mm lens on this camera and it doesn't use the full potential of the lens. This might not be good if you wanted to use a very wide angle lens for example.



The A5000 has a 1.5x crop factor, a 50mm becomes a 75mm. (Canon APSC sensors have a 1.6x crop factor)
anewman

You would get the best out of old lenses with a full frame camera. Note … You would get the best out of old lenses with a full frame camera. Note that the a5000 is a 1.6x crop sensor, so a 50mm lens is effectively an 80mm lens on this camera and it doesn't use the full potential of the lens. This might not be good if you wanted to use a very wide angle lens for example.




1.5x crop sensor on Sonys
toaster

The A5000 has a 1.5x crop factor, a 50mm becomes a 75mm. (Canon APSC … The A5000 has a 1.5x crop factor, a 50mm becomes a 75mm. (Canon APSC sensors have a 1.6x crop factor)




Beat me to it
229mel

Hardly a deal, would have been a great deal if this were for a5100




Hardly a deal yet you show me a single brand new camera with better IQ for less money?!

That's before you start on the massive lens options thanks to other brand adaptors

Unbeatable deal at this minute in time
twist

The a5100 is a significantly better camera. It's basically an a6000 … The a5100 is a significantly better camera. It's basically an a6000 without an evf and as many controls.



Significantly it's also double the price!!!

You'll always find a better product for double the money in electronics!
It's a good deal. No point in comparing with something over twice the price. Voted hot!
will just wait till the 5100 or 6000 is this price. Dont waste your $ for not as good camera.
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