Sony debuts compact Alpha 5100 Interchangeable Lens Camera; pricing $700

Sony debuts compact Alpha 5100 Interchangeable Lens Camera; pricing $700

Sony has announced its new addition to its alpha camera series. Dubbed a5100 is an interchangeable lens camera built for pro-quality AF performance and image quality. The camera is built around lightweight single package that if you are a traveler, would certainly love to have one. The Alpha 5100 is also the smallest APS-C camera with a built-in flash.

The camera’s model number is ILCE-5100 and boast the similar Fast Hybrid AF system found on the flagship  α6000 model which lets you focus in just 0.07 seconds and the a5100 camera also has a 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 power-zoom lens. The camera comes with 24.3MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor and powered by a powerful BIONZ X processor that will make sure still images and Full HD videos without needing to focus.

Despite the fact that the camera doesn’t have a EVF, the compact device does have a 921k-dot display with touch functionality. You can flip it 180 degree forward for self-portraits. What makes the device very special is its ultra-portable design making it smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera out there. Moreover, the camera has a built-in WiFi making it easy to share photos to other devices  with a touch of a button. The camera also offers XAVC S video capture and ISO 25,600.

The Sony Alpha 5100 camera will be available in black and white and release date is set to September. You can get the camera for a price of $700 with a 16-50mm motorized zoom lens and body alone will cost you just $550. The camera is already on pre-order on Amazon.

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