α5100 E-mount camera with APS-C sensor

α5100 E-mount camera with APS-C sensor

Sony E-mount camera with 24.3 MP Exmor® APS-C CMOS sensor; compact size; BIONZ X engine; 180 tiltable LCD screen.
α5100 E-mount camera with APS-C sensor

BIONZ X for faster image processing

The BIONZ X image processing engine reproduces texture and detail in real time-for remarkably realistic images with rich tonal gradations and a natural appearance. Visual noise is nearly imperceptible, thanks to advanced area-specific noise reduction. Detail reproduction technology delivers fine textures, and diffraction-reducing technology optimizes the performance of any lens.

Record movies in Full HD detail

Press the MOVIE button to record movies that are notable for their sharpness and lack of visual noise - in your choice of 60p, 60i, or 24p. Improved Fast Hybrid AF provides remarkably fast and accurate autofocusing and tracking. P/A/S/M modes give you control over how the image looks, and Clear Image Zoom lets you zoom with extra clarity.

Fast Hybrid AF captures with clarity

Shoot with unparalleled precision, thanks to advanced Fast Hybrid AF. Improved phase-detection and contrast-detection capabilities achieve autofocus in 0.07 seconds. Advanced features include faster data reading from the image sensor, higher-speed BIONZ X data processing, more advanced AF algorithms, and optimized control of the lens drive.

Track fast-moving subjects with 179 AF points

The Fast Hybrid AF system has 179 accurate phase-detection AF points, covering nearly the entire image area. They enhance subject tracking and the capture of fast-moving subjects, and improve scene recognition as well as subject size detection. Combined with 25 high-speed, high-precision contrast-detection AF points, you can capture with confidence.

6 fps continuous shooting with AF tracking

Capture the decisive moment, even when your subject is speeding along. 6 fps continuous shooting with superior AF tracking makes the most of the superb tracking capability of the 179 phase-detection AF points, and accurately tracks your subject-anywhere on the screen. Continuous shooting in high-speed situations achieves crispness and clarity.

Fast Hybrid AF films with artistic control

Fast Hybrid AF provides extremely accurate focusing and smooth subject tracking, even while shooting movies. You can also adjust AF tracking duration and AF drive speed, for greater artistic control over the movies you shoot.

Eye AF puts faces in focus

Show off your subject's best side, with extremely accurate Eye AF. Even when capturing someone partially turned away from the camera using a shallow depth of field, it ensures that their face will be in sharp focus. A green frame appears over the prioritized eye to let you know that focus has been achieved, and you're ready to shoot.

Improved Lock-on AF targets your subject

Lock-on AF enhances the tracking of moving subjects by using the optimal AF point at all times, and adjusting the target frame size to match your subject's characteristics. Thanks to advances in phase-detection AF, it's now more accurate than ever-so lock on and shoot fast-moving targets with precision.

180 tiltable LCD screen for creative freedom

Enjoy enhanced shooting comfort with a 3 in LCD screen that tilts 180 to accommodate shooting at every angle, from low to high and in-between. This flexibility, combined with the camera's compact mobility, will greatly expand your shooting options.

Built-in pop-up flash for expanded exposures

The built-in pop-up flash (GN4; ISO 100 m) is useful for shooting in low light, capturing subjects in night landscapes (Slow Sync), and shooting portraits in backlit conditions (Daylight Flash). For the portrait-oriented, it can add a beautiful catch-light to a subject's eyes. Rear Sync mode makes it possible to capture the path of a moving subject in a natural manner.

One-touch remote and one-touch sharing

One-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder and remote control for a digital camera, and one-touch sharing lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera. Either way, by installing Imaging Edge Mobile1 app to your NFC-enabled Android smartphone or tablet, you can avoid complex set-up sequences and establish wireless connection simply by touching your device to the camera. You are now ready to control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a previously out-of-reach spot, or simply be in your own group shot, as well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS. No NFC No problem. You can also pair the devices manually.

Capture One (for Sony)2

Capture One Express (for Sony) is a free award-winning image editing software that provides high-end image quality RAW development, easy management of your image files, and powerful editing tools. Capture One Pro (for Sony) can be bought for even more editing tools and tethered shooting capability.

Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.3.

Imaging Edge Remote, Viewer, and Edit

Elevate your photography with Imaging Edge desktop applications. Use "Remote" to remotely control shooting; "Viewer" to quickly preview, rate, and select photos from large image libraries; and "Edit" to develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery. Get the best from Sony RAW files, and manage your productions more efficiently.4.

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Lens Mount Sony E-mount lenses
Lens Compatibility Sony E-mount lenses
Number Of Pixels (Effective) 24.3 MP
Number of Pixels (total) Approx. 24.7 megapixels
Image Sensor Aspect Ratio 3 : 2
Anti-Dust System Charge protection coating on Optical Filter
Recording (still images)
Recording Format (Still images) JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Image Size (pixels), 3:2 L: 6000 x 4000 (24 M)
M: 4240 x 2832 (12 M)
S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0 M)
Image Size (pixels), 16:9 L: 6000 x 3376 (20M)
M: 4240 x 2400 (10M)
S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M)
Image Size (pixels), Sweep Panorama Wide: horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M)
Standard: horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
Image Quality Modes RAW
JPEG Standard
Picture Effect Posterization (Color, B/W)
Pop Color
Retro Photo
Partial Color (R,G,B,Y)
High Contrast Mono
Toy Camera (Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta)
Soft High-key
Soft Focus (High/Mid/Low)
HDR Painting (High/Mid/Low)
Rich-tone Mono
Miniature (Auto/Top/Middle (H)/Bottom/Right/Middle (V)/Left)
Illustration (High/Mid/Low)
Creative Style Standard
Black & White
Sepia (Contrast [-3 to +3 steps], Saturation [-3 to +3 steps], Sharpness [-3 to +3 steps])
Dynamic Range Functions Off
Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5))
Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))
Recording (movie)
Recording Format AVCHD 2.0 / MP4 / XAVC S
Image Size (pixels), NTSC XAVC S: 1920 x 1080 (60 p, 50 M), 1920 x 1080 (30 p, 50 M), 1920 x 1080 (24 p, 50 M)
AVCHD: 1920 x 1080 (60 p, 28 M, PS), 1920 x 1080 (60 i, 24 M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (60 i, 17 M, FH), 1920 x 1080 (24 p, 24 M, FX), 1920 x 1080 (24 p, 17 M, FH)
MP4: 1440 x 1080 (30 fps)
VGA(640 x 480, 30 fps)
Movie Functions Dual Video Rec, AF Tracking Duration, AF Drive Speed, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI Info. Display
Storage Media
Compatible Recording Media Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)
Noise Reduction
Noise Reduction Long exposure NR: available from shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low
White Balance
White Balance Modes Auto
Color temperature <2500 to 9900 K> & color filter
AWB Micro Adjustment Yes
Bracketing 3 frames, H/L selectable
Focus Type Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Focus Sensor Exmor® CMOS sensor
Focus Point 179 points (phase-detection AF) / 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
Focus Sensitivity Range EV-1 to EV 20 (ISO 100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
AF Mode AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
Focus Area Wide (179 points [phase-detection AF], 25 points [contrast-detection AF])/Zone/Center/Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Lock-on AF (Wide/Zone/Center/Flexible Spot [S/M/L])
Other Features Lock-on AF, Eye AF, Predictive control, Focus lock
TYPE Built-in flash
AF Illuminator range Approx. 0.3–approx. 3.0 m (with E PZ 16–50 mm F3.5–5.6 OSS lens attached)
Metering Type 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Sensor Exmor® CMOS sensor
Metering Sensitivity EV-1 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Metering Mode Multi-segment
Exposure Modes iAUTO
Superior Auto
Programmed AE (P)
Aperture priority (A)
Shutter-speed priority (S)
Manual (M)
Movie (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) )
Sweep Panorama
Scene Selection
Scene Selection Portrait
Sports action
Night portrait
Night Scene
Hand-held Twilight
Anti-Motion Blur
Exposure Compensation Still images: +/- 3.0EV (1/3EV steps), Movies: +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
Auto (AE) Bracketing Bracket: Cont./Bracket: Single, With 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV increments, 3/5 frames (1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV: only 3 frames) selectable
AE Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. (Auto/On/Off selectable)
ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO 100-25600
LCD Screen
Monitor Type 3.0 in wide type TFT LCD
Touch Screen Yes
Total Number of Dots 921,600 dots
Brightness Control (LCD) Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Adjustable Angle Up by approx. 180 degrees
LCD Display Graphic Display
Display All Info
No Disp. Info
Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD) ON/OFF
Focus Magnifier Yes
Peaking MF Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
Other Features
Face Detection On, On (Regist. Faces), Off
Auto Object Framing Yes (Still Images)
Clear Image Zoom Approx. 2x
Smart zoom (Still Image) M:Approx. 1.4x
S:Approx. 2x
Digital zoom (Still Image) L:Approx. 4x;M:Approx. 5.7x;S:Approx. 8x
Digital zoom (Movie) Approx. 4x
PlayMemories Camera Apps™ Yes
Lens Compensation Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
Self-Portrait Yes (3 sec delay/OFF selectable)
Smile Shutter Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
Touch Shutter Yes
Shutter Speed Still images: 1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb
Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps) up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)
Flash Sync. Speed 1/160 sec.
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter Yes
Image Stabilization
Steadyshot Not supported (image stabilization supported on lens)
Compensation Effect Lens Compensation: Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
Flash Control
Flash Control Pre-flash TTL
Flash Compensation +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
Flash Modes Flash off
Slow Sync.
Rear Sync.
Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable)
Drive Modes Single-shot
Continuous shooting
Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable)
Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec delay 3/5 exposures selectable)
Bracketing (Single, Cont.)
White Balance bracket
DRO bracket
Continuous Drive Speed (approx. max.) 6 fps (in High Continuous shooting)
Playback Modes Single (with or without shooting information RGB histogram & highlight / shadow warning)
12/30-frame index view
Enlarged display mode (L: 16.7x, M: 11.8x, S: 8.3x, Panorama [Standard]: 19.2x, Panorama [Wide]: 29.1x)
Image orientation (Manual/Off selectable)
Panorama scrolling
Folder selection (Date/Still/MP4/AVCHD/XAVC S)
Forward/Rewind (Movie)
Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, Off)
PC Interface Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
NFC™ Yes
HD Output HDMI micro connector (Type-D)
BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI)
PhotoTV HD
4K Still Image PB
Interfaces Multi/Micro USB Terminal
PC remote
Microphone Built-in stereo microphone
Speaker Built-in, monaural
Compatible Standards Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Custom function
Custom Function Type Yes
Supplied Battery NP-FW50 W-series Rechargeable Battery Pack
Battery Life (Still Images) Up to 400 shots
Battery Life (CIPA, Movies) Actual Recording: Approx. 75 min
Continuous Recording:Approx. 110 min
External Power AC Adapter AC-PW20 (sold separately)
Internal Battery Charge Yes
Size & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.47 x 4.32 x 1.41 in
Weight (with battery and memory card included) 7.9 oz (Body Only)/9.98 oz (With battery and media)
WiFi® & NFC
View on Smartphone Yes
Upload to PC Yes
View on TV Yes
Wireless & Network Capabilities Wi-Fi®
NFC One-touch functionality
Downloadable Camera Apps

What's in the Box

  • Rechargeable Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Body cap
  • Micro USB cable