Sony Introduces Alpha 5000

Sony recently introduces the Alpha 5000 at CES 2014, the latest addition to the Sony Alpha family. The Sony Alpha 5000 is the world’s lightest interchangeable lens digital camera, with built in Wi-Fi and NFC, punches far above its weight when it comes to beautiful pictures and creative control. Packing a large 20.1 effective megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor, the 5000 produces exquisite images, despite its small size.

Alpha A5000 - Black (2)

A serious step up from ordinary point-and-shoot cameras, the new 5000 puts pro-style picture quality in a beautifully designed body that fits easily in your pocket. Small and light enough to take anywhere, it’s a perfect alternative to your DSLR. While weighing just 210g (approximately, without lens attached), its compact body accommodates a built-in flash to brighten dimly-lit scenes. The camera’s handgrip is also re-styled for sure, steady handling with any E-mount lens attached.

Alpha A5000 - Pink (1)

Picture quality is boosted with a DSLR-sized 20.1 effective-megapixel Exmor APS-C HD CMOS image sensor that captures huge amounts of fine picture information. Images are further enhanced by the new-generation BIONZ X processor shared with the acclaimed 7 and 7R full-frame cameras. Detail reproduction, area-specific noise reduction and diffraction reducing technologies ensure even finer textures and lower noise. What’s more, sensitivity is now adjustable manually right up to ISO 16000 for impressive pictures in fading light.

Alpha A5000 - Silver (3)

On-board Wi-Fi allows one-touch connection with your Xperia or NFC-compatible Android smartphone or tablet. It’s easy sharing of photos wirelessly on your mobile[1]. A single touch also activates Smart Remote Control, linking the camera with a smartphone or tablet to view shots, or fire the shutter from a distance.

Alpha A5000 - White (5)

PlayMemories Camera Apps[2] enhances your photo experience even further with a growing range of free and paid apps, spanning exciting creative effects, utilities and more. Currently, only free apps are available in Singapore, and these include an upgraded Time-lapse Ver.2.0, which can now smoothly track changes to ambient brightness in a scene, as well as the brand-new Sync to Smartphone, which automatically transfers shots to a pre-registered smartphone or tablet each time the camera’s switched off. The transferred photos can then be automatically relayed to your PlayMemories Online account if the mobile device has the PlayMemories Online App installed and the All Sync feature enabled

Specifications Sheet


Camera Type Interchangeable lens digital camera with built-in flash
Lens compatibility Sony E-mount lenses

Image sensor

Type APS-C type (23.2 x 15.4mm) “Exmor™” APS HD CMOS sensor
Number of pixels (effective) Approx. 20.1 megapixels

Recording system

(still image)

Recording format JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Image quality modes RAW/RAW+JPEG/JPEG Fine/JPEG Standard
Picture Effect 13 type: Posterisation (Colour, B/W), Pop Colour, Retro Photo, Partial Colour (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolour, Illustration

Recording system (movie)

Recording format AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant;


Recording system

Media “Memory Stick PRO Duo”/”Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo”/”Memory Stick XC-HG Duo”/SD memory card/SDHC memory card/SDXC memory card

Focus system

Type Contrast-detection AF
Focus point 25 points (contrast-detection AF)

Exposure control

Metering type 1200-zone evaluative metering
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) Still images: ISO100 to 16000, AUTO (ISO100 to 16000), Movies: ISO100 to 6400 equivalent, AUTO (ISO100 to 6400 equivalent)

LCD screen

Type 7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT
Number of dots 460,800 dots (total)
Field coverage 100%
Adjustable angle Up by approx. 180 degrees


View on smartphone


Send to computer


View on TV



Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible,

One-touch remote, One-touch sharing

PlayMemories Camera Apps


Drive Speed (approx., max.) Continuous mode: max. 2.5 fps
Speed Priority Continuous shooting: max. 3.5 fps
Power Still images Approx. 420 images (CIPA standard)
Dimensions (W x H x D) excluding protrusions Approx. 109.6mm x 62.8mm x 35.7mm
Weight Approx. 210g (body only)

Approx. 269g (with battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo included)

* Information, Details and Photographs Courtesy of Sony Singapore and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide *

[1] Only for smartphones or tablets with Android OS (Version 4.0 or later). The latest PlayMemories Mobile™

application must be installed on the mobile device.

[2] Availability of each software service varies according to country or region. Requires a valid Sony Entertainment

Network account. Some apps may require a fee.

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