Sony Alpha DLSR-A5000

  • Sony Alpha DLSR-A5000
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  • Wifi and NFC addition.
  • Improved metering.
  • Low price tag.


  • Poor LCD screen.
  • Noise reduction too aggressive at times.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Photo Review Australia on 88

Like its predecessors, the ILCE-α6000 is a nice little camera with plenty of adjustable functions and a worthwhile range of upgrades and enhancements that make it better than the earlier models.Noteworthy improvements include the updated AF system and...

By Expert Reviews on 80

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

By Good Gear Guide on 80

Go for the Sony a5000 if you like the idea of an interchangeable lens camera, but also want a camera body that's small and light. It can be used in manual mode, but it does good work in auto mode, too, which is just as well since changing manual settings...

By Photo Review Australia on 85

For an entry-level interchangeable-lens camera, the α5000 has a lot of advantages; it's small and light, takes nice-looking photos and movies and comes with a reasonably competent lens. On the downside, the lack of a viewfinder is a big disadvantage for...

By Macworld on 80

The A5000 provides one of the easiest and most accessible routes to achieving more professional-looking shots for anyone upgrading from a...

By Camera Labs on 86

The Sony Alpha A5000 is an upper entry-level mirrorless camera that's compatible with Sony's range of E-mount lenses. Announced in January 2014 it's the successor to the NEX 3N, and becomes the second E-mount camera to abandon the NEX branding in favour...

By Macworld UK on 80

It might not look the flashiest on test, but the stripped back A5000 is one of the easiest and most accessible routes to achieving more professional-looking shots for anyone upgrading from a smartphone, and with the Power Zoom the price seems fair too. ...

By T3 on 80

This number puts most other compact system cameras in the shade for power consumption – particularly ones at the entry level end of the pricing spectrum – the average more usually being 260-300 images prior to conking out.

By TechRadar on 80

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.

By TechRadar AU on 80

Another decent, well performing camera from Sony here. The A5000 is a good buy for those looking for their first compact system camera, offering a decent range of options for both beginners and those who are a little more...

By PhotographyBLOG on 90

The A5000 is the new entry-level model in Sony's range of compact system cameras. It's also currently the world's smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera with built-in wi-fi connectivity. Successor to last year's NEX-3N model, the Sony A5000...

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Sony a5000 review: Sony's beginner CSC adds Wi-Fi and a better processor, but is it enough? Find out in our Sony a5000 review video.The Sony a5000 was the fourth compact system camera from Sony to appear after the company decided to drop its NEX name for...

By TrustedReviews on 80

The Sony A5000 is a very good everyday compact system camera that offers a lot for its entry-level price. It's just a shame Sony has chosen to stick with a slightly underwhelming screen.

By ePHOTOzine on 90

The Sony Alpha A5000 is one of the more compact mirrorless cameras available with built in flash, particularly considering it has an APS-C CMOS sensor. For a smaller mirrorless camera you could have a look at the smaller sensor Nikon 1 series, or the...

By PCMag on 70

The Sony Alpha 5000 is an affordable mirrorless camera that delivers excellent images, but advanced shooters are going to feel limited by its control system.

By Digital Trends on 80

With its 20.1MP APS-C sensor and $499 kit price, the Sony Alpha A5000 is a no-brainer recommendation. This would be an excellent move for those of leaving the land of compacts for an interchangeable lens camera. That said the A5000 does have its...

By Amateur Photographer on 82

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...

By What Digital Camera on 87

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.Although the addition of Wi-fi and NFC connectivity are certainly welcome, the rear of the...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The Sony Alpha 5000 replaces the entry-level NEX-3N with a fairly minor upgrade. Still, it'll be a no-brainer choice for anyone hesitating between the NEX-3N and the more expensive NEX-5T. The A5000 is a great camera for users looking to learn the basics...

By TechRadar on

The Sony Alpha 5000 or A5000 is the third compact system camera (CSC) to arrive from the Sony since it announced its intention to stop using the NEX brand and use the Alpha brand for all its CSCs. The first two models were the Sony Alpha A7 and Sony...