Sony A5100 compact system camera with 16-50mm OSS lens, £299.00 at John Lewis.
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Sony A5100 compact system camera with 16-50mm OSS lens, £299.00 at John Lewis.

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Found 23rd Mar 2016
sony A5100 down to £299 with 16-50mm OSS lens, great price for this camera.
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Good price.
Shame it's not the a6000 for this price, can't live without a viewfinder
Love mine, produces excellent results.
sparklehedgehog

Shame it's not the a6000 for this price, can't live without a viewfinder



​I wish Fuji had something comparable with viewfinder at similar price..
sparklehedgehog

Shame it's not the a6000 for this price, can't live without a viewfinder


shame its not [insert pointless more expensive thing here] for this price .....

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Edited by: "brilly" 23rd Mar 2016
was thinking of getting the a5000 on argos finance , but at this price , i might pick this one up at full price . arghhhh decisions
kugz

was thinking of getting the a5000 on argos finance , but at this price , … was thinking of getting the a5000 on argos finance , but at this price , i might pick this one up at full price . arghhhh decisions


The A5100 has better focussing.

Might an old second hand DSLR be a possibility if finances are tight?
Edited by: "anewman" 23rd Mar 2016
kugz

was thinking of getting the a5000 on argos finance , but at this price , … was thinking of getting the a5000 on argos finance , but at this price , i might pick this one up at full price . arghhhh decisions



​you should have grabbed one from Amazon on offer at £274, but even at this price doesn't worth considering buying the a5000...
pwel

​I wish Fuji had something comparable with viewfinder at similar price..



To be fair the A6000 is crazy value, easily the best crop sensor mirrorless camera in terms of price-performance ratio in my opinion.
Have you looked at the X-Pro1 or X-E2 body with a used 16-50mm kit lens? You can get the lens for as little as £84 from mpbphotographic (and probably even less from eBay), paired with the bodies that sell for £400 you're easily in the same ballpark as an A6000 kit, with each of these cameras having its own set of strengths and weaknesses.

Edited by: "ElGofre" 23rd Mar 2016
kugz

was thinking of getting the a5000 on argos finance , but at this price , … was thinking of getting the a5000 on argos finance , but at this price , i might pick this one up at full price . arghhhh decisions



very bad screen is deal breaker, go for this one.
I was lucky enough to get this for £274 from Amazon at the start of Feb. Great camera and still a great price at £299.
Great camera well worth the money
Are people going for these due to compact size? I'm assuming the better pictures are going to come from a dslr with the larger sensor? Just curious as a Sony DSLR owner what the main draw is here?
same sensor size as an entry level DSLR
Foley2001_uk

Are people going for these due to compact size? I'm assuming the better … Are people going for these due to compact size? I'm assuming the better pictures are going to come from a dslr with the larger sensor? Just curious as a Sony DSLR owner what the main draw is here?


This camera uses the same APS-C sized sensor found in the majority of sub-£1000 DSLRs but yeah, it's the combination of the smaller size and high quality internals that make mirrorless cameras appealing. You might be thinking of micro four thirds (M43) systems that use smaller sensors.
Fantastic camera, bought it at the same price half a year ago from JL. Shoots really well in low light!
ElGofre

To be fair the A6000 is crazy value, easily the best crop sensor … To be fair the A6000 is crazy value, easily the best crop sensor mirrorless camera in terms of price-performance ratio in my opinion.Have you looked at the X-Pro1 or X-E2 body with a used 16-50mm kit lens? You can get the lens for as little as £84 from mpbphotographic (and probably even less from eBay), paired with the bodies that sell for £400 you're easily in the same ballpark as an A6000 kit, with each of these cameras having its own set of strengths and weaknesses.



​thanks for the advice, I'm along similar lines...I agree that Sony offers best IQ for the price but ergonomics/built quality/good viewfinder are high on my list thats why I'm thinking of Fuji. To be honest I don't want to stretch beyond £400 with kit lens so I'm thinking for 2nd hand body(xpro1 probably)...as for the primes I've got some quality MF glass, I shoot mainly landscapes, architecture,low light so AF is not important for me..


Edited by: "pwel" 23rd Mar 2016
ElGofre

To be fair the A6000 is crazy value, easily the best crop sensor … To be fair the A6000 is crazy value, easily the best crop sensor mirrorless camera in terms of price-performance ratio in my opinion.Have you looked at the X-Pro1 or X-E2 body with a used 16-50mm kit lens? You can get the lens for as little as £84 from mpbphotographic (and probably even less from eBay), paired with the bodies that sell for £400 you're easily in the same ballpark as an A6000 kit, with each of these cameras having its own set of strengths and weaknesses.


Mainly agree. Just to add - one other advantage of Sony is that overall package is smaller due to its kit lens.

Fuji produces images more to my liking (and has excellent quality and some small primes) but portability often makes a difference in deciding whether to carry the camera.

Also, Fuji 16-50 lens is great. I replaced mine with 18-55 but can't really see any improvement. Though that having dedicated aperture ring would be better but by-wire control of it mostly cancels any advantage for me.

Thanks for pointing out MPB website - bought the last cheaper 16-50 from them. Been looking for a used one on ebay now and then but nothing under £100 last few weeks.

Edited by: "phoni" 23rd Mar 2016
ElGofre

This camera uses the same APS-C sized sensor found in the majority of … This camera uses the same APS-C sized sensor found in the majority of sub-£1000 DSLRs but yeah, it's the combination of the smaller size and high quality internals that make mirrorless cameras appealing. You might be thinking of micro four thirds (M43) systems that use smaller sensors.



Interesting, yes I hadn't realised these were APS-C sensors, I'm using a Sony A55 SLT camera and doing a comparison on one of the spec compare websites this seems to beat my Sony A55 in quite a few areas.... Image stabilisation seems to be the main feature my A55 has over this.... Are the E mount lens stabilised in the lens rather than the body?
Foley2001_uk

Interesting, yes I hadn't realised these were APS-C sensors, I'm using a … Interesting, yes I hadn't realised these were APS-C sensors, I'm using a Sony A55 SLT camera and doing a comparison on one of the spec compare websites this seems to beat my Sony A55 in quite a few areas.... Image stabilisation seems to be the main feature my A55 has over this.... Are the E mount lens stabilised in the lens rather than the body?


Yes, though not all E mount lenses have OSS. The only E-mount bodies with stabilisation are some full frame models, the A7 II, A7 R II and A7S II.
Edited by: "anewman" 24th Mar 2016
Foley2001_uk

Interesting, yes I hadn't realised these were APS-C sensors, I'm using a … Interesting, yes I hadn't realised these were APS-C sensors, I'm using a Sony A55 SLT camera and doing a comparison on one of the spec compare websites this seems to beat my Sony A55 in quite a few areas.... Image stabilisation seems to be the main feature my A55 has over this.... Are the E mount lens stabilised in the lens rather than the body?


the main benefit your camera has is ergonomics tbh, try these out of used to a dslr as may feel like a shaky toy and the availability of lenses
benefit this has is its small and has good AF for the class
With the cashback, the Panasonic GX7 is the same price with John Lewis (with 14-42 kit lense).

Does anyone have an opinion as to which is better, GX7 or A5100 ?
rofldinho

With the cashback, the Panasonic GX7 is the same price with John Lewis … With the cashback, the Panasonic GX7 is the same price with John Lewis (with 14-42 kit lense).Does anyone have an opinion as to which is better, GX7 or A5100 ?



Was just about to ask the same question
rofldinho

With the cashback, the Panasonic GX7 is the same price with John Lewis … With the cashback, the Panasonic GX7 is the same price with John Lewis (with 14-42 kit lense).Does anyone have an opinion as to which is better, GX7 or A5100 ?


GX7 advantages:
- in-body sensor-shift image stabilisation
- many more lenses than Sony, particularly primes
GX7 disadvantages:
- smaller sensor (micro 4/3 vs APS-C of Sony). Also, having smaller sensor removes some of the advantage of wide primes if you are trying to get bokeh in your shots
phoni

GX7 advantages:- in-body sensor-shift image stabilisation- many more … GX7 advantages:- in-body sensor-shift image stabilisation- many more lenses than Sony, particularly primesGX7 disadvantages:- smaller sensor (micro 4/3 vs APS-C of Sony). Also, having smaller sensor removes some of the advantage of wide primes if you are trying to get bokeh in your shots



main advantage is the evf

the gx7 is a more 'complete' camera but sonys AF speed and sensor are better
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