Sony Alpha 5100 with Fast Hybrid Auto Focus and it’s a great selfie camera.
Sony seems to be more aggressive to launch new cameras, so that after launching the Alpha 5000, and Sony Alpha 6000, towards the end of the year Sony has launched a new mirrorless camera, the Sony Alpha 5100.
According to dpreview.com, the Alpha 5100 is combines the compact designs of the NEX-3N and NEX-5T and throws it in the guts of the A6000, the which means that it has a 24MP CMOS sensor, Bionz X processor, on-chip detection phase covering 92% of the frame with Wi-Fi and NFC.
The Alpha 5100 is a pocket-sized mirrorless camera. It looks like this camera was created for novice photographers. You could say this camera is the smallest mirrorless camera in the world, and has been equipped with a built-in flash, so beginners do not need to pay extra to buy an external flash.
It’s true, unlike the Sony NEX-5T, the A5100 now has a built-in flash, so you do not have to bother when you need extra light, especially in low-light conditions, or when you need special effects to make a portrait photo. This camera also has a Fast Hybrid Auto Focus (AF) system, and the BIONZ processor as the Alpha X 6000. You will also be pampered with a 180-degree tiltable 3-inch LCD Touchscreen, Full HD video recording, an expansive ISO range 100-25600 , 6 frames-per-second Continuous Shooting for up to 56 frames in full resolution.
Sony A5100 major features:
24.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
Bionz X image processor
Full HD video recording at 1080/60p and 24p with XAVC S support
Simultaneous recording of 1080p and 720p video
Hybrid AF system with 25 contrast-detect and 179 phase-detect points
6 fps continuous shooting with subject-tracking
3-inch flip-up LCD with 921,600 dots and touch functionality
Built-in GN4 flash
Wi-Fi with NFC capability and downloadable apps
If you want to make creative photographs, you can maximize the various creative features like 13 Pictures Effects, and an Auto HDR moves for taking High Dynamic Range photographs. High Dynamic Range Optimiser (HDR) is Sony’s solution for capturing more contrast than a single exposure can handle by combining two exposures into one image. The HDR feature has now become a trend, not just on Sony’s cameras, even a variety of smartphones are equipped HDR feature.
|Sony Alpha 5100 is perfectly compose selfies. Image: sony.co.id|
Sony’s also not forget the fans of selfie photos. All you have to do is to maximize your screen or the back of the 180 ° tiltable LCD screen and touch shutter. Simply flip up the LCD screen and adjust the magnification with the zoom lever for easy self-shooting, and compose your selfies beautifully at any angle, wherever you are. If you need, you can also maximize the Soft Skin Effect on the Sony Alpha 5100, which intelligently enhances skin tone, you’ll always look picture perfect.
The Sony Alpha 5100 is an entry level camera with a wide range of professional features, so that novice photographers can feel a sense of professional from an advanced photographer. If you are ready to spend more time, then this camera can be a tool to become a great photographer. However, if you are not going to decide to buy the Alpha 5100, perhaps you need to compare it with its competitors such as the Fujifilm X-M1, Kodak Pixpro S-1, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1, Canon EOS or Nikon 1 M S2 and Samsung NX Mini, even Pentax Q7.