Sony ILCE5100L (a5100L) Compact System Camera - Black - £274.00 @ Amazon
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Sony ILCE5100L (a5100L) Compact System Camera - Black - £274.00 @ Amazon

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Found 14th Dec 2015
I own this camera and this is a bargain for 24 hours only, it's been on here for more and been made hot, this mirrorless SLR is the best camera I have ever used and has an incredibly fast autofocus and has a small footprint.

UPDATE: Comes with SEL1650 Lens (16-50mm) which works great for taking selfies and Vlogging (especially with the flip up screen).

SPECIFICATIONS:

24.3MP Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor
BIONZ X™ engine for superb detail and noise reduction
Fast Hybrid AF with 179 phase-detection points
180º tiltable LCD screen for perfect self-portraits
Wi-Fi and One-touch NFC for simple sharing and control

LENS COMPATIBILITY
Sony E-mount lenses

SENSOR TYPE
APS-C

SENSOR TYPE
APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm) Exmor™ CMOS sensor

NUMBER OF PIXELS (EFFECTIVE)
24.3MP

ISO SENSITIVITY
ISO 100–25600

BATTERY LIFE (STILL IMAGES)
Up to 400 shots

SCREEN TYPE
3.0" wide type TFT LCD
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This is over £100 less than the usual price for this amazing camera. Hot!
cheapest ever price
was about to post this as the moronic forum search doesn't find this with 'a5100'
heat added

edit: before anyone asks - yes it comes with the kit power zoom lens (what the L means in a5100L)
Edited by: "brilly" 14th Dec 2015
Please find a comparable deal on the A6000, missed the double cashback offer from Sony.
I purchased this camera when it was £279. I must admit it is an excellent camera, but ended up returning it because to get the best out of it you need to spend a lot on the lenses. The compromise for me was the DSC-RX100II. Excellent price though.
by far the best camera deal at this price atm...
Had this camera in a similar deal last year. Its fantastic!

If you get it, make sure to try and pick up either the 35 or 50 mm f1.8 E mount lens. It will take professional looking photos every time with wonderful depth of focus and photos looks amazing!
Rhysbarnes

Does this camera have lenses? Because I see that it can change lenses


True - none listed in details so looks like this is 'body only'? If so OP needs to correct headline so it's not misleading.
Rhysbarnes

Does this camera have lenses? Because I see that it can change lenses



In the description on Amazon - "Box Contains- SEL1650 Lens"

And the second reply in this thread ...


brilly

edit: before anyone asks - yes it comes with the kit power zoom lens … edit: before anyone asks - yes it comes with the kit power zoom lens (what the L means in a5100L)



Sheesh ....
Besford

True - none listed in details so looks like this is 'body only'? If so … True - none listed in details so looks like this is 'body only'? If so OP needs to correct headline so it's not misleading.



You mean apart from the one mentioned in the box contents on the Amazon page?


If you read the 'Box contains' list, it states that it includes the SEL1650 lens. I've had this for a year and have been really pleased with it. Saving up for the 50mm f1.8 lens at the moment - that gets fantastic reviews.
Sorry about that! Three people including me have just made the same point about the lens all at the same time.
sancheez

You mean apart from the one mentioned in the box contents on the Amazon … You mean apart from the one mentioned in the box contents on the Amazon page?;)


Ah, found it (eventually) below all the promotional carp! Excellent deal then, HOT!
No viewfinder!!! Go for used a6000 instead.
Would love to upgrade from my nex5 to this (same lenses) but I really need a viewfinder now in my old age at least for some things anyway, not every shot. Have they done away with the double screen hinge as well? look like you can't tilt it downwards now when you want to hold the camera high and take a photo.
Sliwka

No viewfinder!!! Go for used a6000 instead.


not really relevant
pay more get more
get 2nd hand pay less?
whoop?

PeasUK

I purchased this camera when it was £279. I must admit it is an excellent … I purchased this camera when it was £279. I must admit it is an excellent camera, but ended up returning it because to get the best out of it you need to spend a lot on the lenses. The compromise for me was the DSC-RX100II. Excellent price though.


sounds like you were happy with the zoom range on this so this was never the camera for you tbh

Edited by: "brilly" 14th Dec 2015
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Besford

True - none listed in details so looks like this is 'body only'? If so … True - none listed in details so looks like this is 'body only'? If so OP needs to correct headline so it's not misleading.



The SEL1650 Lens IS included
Got this earlier this year at 279. It really is an excellent camera, especially if you can afford the odd lens or two to specialise your chosen topic of photography.

Also currently saving up for SEL50F18 lens which is currently £198 but has been a good bit cheaper in the past + Sony cashback promotions so look out for these.

Voted hot op - great price.
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PeasUK

I purchased this camera when it was £279. I must admit it is an excellent … I purchased this camera when it was £279. I must admit it is an excellent camera, but ended up returning it because to get the best out of it you need to spend a lot on the lenses. The compromise for me was the DSC-RX100II. Excellent price though.



Thats the case with all removable lens cameras but you get the benefit of the quality of the shots, this does come with a very good 16-50mm Zoom lens, I personally bought the 55-200mm lens to go with it from ebay and have only taken my Cannon DSLR out of it's bag once since (because i have a huge Telescopic 550mm lens for moon pics), It's light, compact and the whole thing with extra lens still weighs less than my Cannon DSLR but still feels sturdy in the hand.
Banned
had the a5000 before this and upgraded to this. the real advantages of the a5100 are the screen is really sharp compared to the a5000's which was grainy enough to be annoying, and this camera has an excellent multipoint focusing system which is quicker and better at focusing than the a5000.If you are deciding between the two go for this one. It is definitely worth the extra.
Banned
oh btw heat added....lol
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Mat-d-Rat

Would love to upgrade from my nex5 to this (same lenses) but I really … Would love to upgrade from my nex5 to this (same lenses) but I really need a viewfinder now in my old age at least for some things anyway, not every shot. Have they done away with the double screen hinge as well? look like you can't tilt it downwards now when you want to hold the camera high and take a photo.



It's just a single hinge for strength, the camera has a built in orientation sensor so when you hold it upside down above your head and tilt the screen out it takes the image the right way up
Ah neat, just a shame no viewfinder still, stupid old eyes of mine
I don't miss viewfinder. Its excellent camera. I own it for one year very happy. It just lack buttons and hot shoe.
Marvellous camera. Bargain.
Bargain voted hot.
Mat-d-Rat

Ah neat, just a shame no viewfinder still, stupid old eyes of mine


I use my similar NEX 3n (pretty much the same body, just older) as if it were one of my old twin-lens reflex cameras*, whereby I hold the thing at waist height and look down. That way I can actually use it without putting on reading glasses outdoors. At that distance I only concern myself with the overall composition.

* Mamiya C330 with many lenses; Rolleicord II; and although not a TLR, I use my Bronica ETRSi the same way with a WLF.
The OPs link to amazon now shows a price of £359.98. Pants.
Ordered this last night (at about 11.55pm, after reading numerous reviews and watching several videos of it) - cheers! X)
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freddyg

The OPs link to amazon now shows a price of £359.98. Pants.



I hit the expire button, it was a 24 hour deal only,I have expired this deal now
Edited by: "mixtlupus" 15th Dec 2015
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Guy Incognito

Ordered this last night (at about 11.55pm, after reading numerous reviews … Ordered this last night (at about 11.55pm, after reading numerous reviews and watching several videos of it) - cheers! X)



I've had this camera for about a year and i'm sure you will love it, like I have said, I own a full body Canon 650D DSLR and the quality from this camera actually puts it to shame
Judging by last year, this camera will more than likely be back on over the Christmas period at this price.
mikeyfive

Judging by last year, this camera will more than likely be back on over … Judging by last year, this camera will more than likely be back on over the Christmas period at this price.


only a hundred times...
Got mine today. Awesome camera. Thanks OP.
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AdDaMan

Got mine today. Awesome camera. Thanks OP.



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