"Fast hybrid autofocus" with 179 autofocus points, a large, light-sensitive Exmor CMOS sensor in APS-C format and the powerful Bionz X processor as a guarantee for best image quality.
A look at the technical functions of the a5100 (Alpha 5100) reveals that the little sister of the a6000 has absolutely no need to hide. In fact, thanks to comparable autofocus technology, it can bring almost as fast and precise sharpness to any image. It also has a touch-sensitive touch screen. This means that the user decides with his finger on the exact focus point in the image. Nothing stands in the way of sharp, natural action images and detailed portraits.
Extremely fast Fast Hybrid autofocus performance with 6 frames/second
179 autofocus points
Brilliant image quality thanks to the large 24.3 MP Exmor APS-C HD CMOS sensor
Full HD video quality in XAVC-S (50p)
Compact in shape and easy to use with a touch screen, the a5100 is perfect for ambitious amateur photographers who want more than their smartphone or compact camera can do. The camera's fast autofocus is particularly impressive. Nothing escapes the 179 phase detection points on the sensor surface. Once captured, the autofocus purposefully follows the football on the pitch, the daughter on the swing or the dog on the field. In portraits, the camera focuses directly on the iris in the eye at the touch of a button. This guarantees technically perfect photos. If you like, you can easily focus or release the camera via touch screen.
Once the subject is captured and the shutter-release button is pressed, the 24.3 million pixels of the Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor come into play. They pass every detail to the Bionz X image processor. The smart processor, which is also installed in the a7 professional camera, gives photos and videos the finishing touch with subtle improvements and excellent noise suppression.
Especially when recording video, users benefit not only from the excellent features of the Bionz X processor, but also from the powerful autofocus. It ensures that the focus is exactly on the desired subject - and remains there when movement comes into play. And thanks to the high resolution and sensitivity, just like in the cinema, shots also become reality for occasional filmers. The camera records moving images in the new XAVC S format at 50 Mbps in Full HD.
In view of the many functions, operation is surprisingly easy. The camera can be operated via touch screen with one finger. The screen on the back can be tilted 180 degrees. Self-portraits without heads cut off are therefore no longer a problem. Whether selfie or landscape photography: If the photos or videos are on the memory card, the camera passes them on to an Android or iOS tablet or smartphone at the touch of a button. From there, the digital memories can be sent to friends and family on the Internet or to their e-mail inbox. The easiest way to connect the smartphone to the camera is via NFC technology. If the two devices touch each other, they establish a direct connection without any detours. Thanks to "Smart Remote Control", the smartphone or tablet functions as a remote trigger with image control on the large display.…more