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Sony Alpha a5000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2745 reviews of Sony Alpha a5000. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the price and performance are overall positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the memory. Some have doubts about the viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha a5000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha a5000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 user reviews of Sony Alpha a5000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and price. The size and portability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the shutter and viewfinder.

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha a5000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 315 user reviews of Sony Alpha a5000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the image quality and performance. The price and portability also get good feedback, but there are some less positive opinions about the exposure and viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, performance, image quality

viewfinder, exposure

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Alpha a5000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony Alpha a5000 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the performance. The color also gets good feedback.

usability, color, performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Alpha A5000

 

A small, light, cheap CSC that's a small upgrade from the NEX-3N

Great value for money, Improved Bionz-X processor, Wi-Fi/ NFC, Good metering and white balance

Poor continuous AF, Disappointing LCD

Mar, 2014

Expert review by (t3.com)

Sony A5000 review

 

The Sony A5000 is a tiny, lightweight interchangeable lens camera

Compact build ; Tilting screen ; Hi-res APS-C sensor

Screen doesn't tilt down ; No hotshoe ; No touchscreen operation

Expert review by : Amy Davies (techradar.com)

Sony Alpha A5000 review

 

Sony's entry-level mirrorless camera keeps things simple

Small size ; Creative options ; Tilting screen

No touchscreen ; Limited raw functionality ; Screen not fully articulated

An excellent buy for those looking for their first compact system camera. Image quality is good, handling is great and there's a good solid system for E Mount cameras.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Alpha A5000 review: stunning image quality, at a new lower price

 

Stunning image quality for the price, but the controls might prove to be frustrating

With image quality this high and a price so aggressively low, anything less than five stars seems positively stingy. However, the Panasonic GF6 is available for the same price, the Fujifilm X-M1 and Sony NEX-5T cost around £50 more and they all offer...

Jun, 2018

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Sony a5000 (Alpha 5000) review

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An entry-level compact system camera (CSC) that's staggeringly lightweight, Sony's Alpha a5000 comes with built-in wi-fi, a rotating LCD screen and 20-megapixel (Mp) sensor. Available for an inexpensive price, our lab testers seemed to have a promising...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Macworld UK (macworld.co.uk)

Sony A5000 review

 

Sony's smallest and lightest CSC to date, the A5000 is another Sony NEX-type camera re-branded as an ‘Alpha', the name shared with Sony's DSLR range. In effect the A5000 is a follow up to the likes of the NEX-3N and NEX-5T, and continues their...

Large 20.1-megapixel resolution from an equally big APS-C sensor results in sharply detailed shots, tilting LCD screen, built-in flash, fairly priced kit with Power Zoom

Even with compact zoom lens this is still a squeeze for all but a roomy jacket pocket, no viewfinder or hotshoe via which to affix such an accessory

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Sony Alpha 5000 review

 

Although the Alpha 5000 is effectively a rebrand and refresh of the NEX-3N, Sony has made noticeable improvements in previously contentious areas, such as noise reduction, white balance and metering, as well as a significant jump in resolution.The...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Sony A5000 Review

 

While the A5000 does feature a host of improvements on the camera it replaces - namely the NEX-3N - there are still areas at which it is slightly let down.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : LensTip.com (lenstip.com)

DT 16-50 mm f/2.8 SSM

 

Weak image quality on the edge of the frame near the maximum relative aperture,, Significant chromatic aberration close the maximum relative aperture at both ends of focal range,, Vignetting which is not only high but also higher than that of the...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : photozone.de (photozone.de)

Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS (SEL-55210) - Review / Lens Test

 

We already feared to publish poor results but the Sony E 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS performed better than expected on the NEX 7 with its difficult 24 megapixel sensor. The lens is surely not remotely capable of exploiting the potential of this sensor but...

Mar, 2012

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