• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 50,000

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Differences

Sony A5100 advantages over Leica TL2

  • Less expensive
    $448 vs $1950*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 400 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    67 vs 29 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Leica TL2 advantages over Sony A5100

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Newer
    4 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    410k vs 230k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    20.0 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/40000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    50000 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Very small and comfortable form factor; Very good image quality for its class; New dual video record function; Quick autofocus and good dynamic range.

  • Lacks an EVF and external mode dial; No hot shoe; JPEG processing at higher ISOs not as good as some competing mid-level models.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Sony A5100
Samsung NX1100
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe
Leica TL2
Samsung NX1100
  • $1950
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony A5000

Sony A5100
Sony A5000
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $379
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
Leica TL2
Sony A5000
  • $1950
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $379
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon EOS M3

Sony A5100
Canon EOS M3
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $429
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • External Mic Jack
Leica TL2
Canon EOS M3
  • $1950
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $429
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony A6500

Sony A5100
Sony A6500
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Leica TL2
Sony A6500
  • $1950
  • APS-C
  • Thinner
  • Higher-res screen
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Leica CL

Sony A5100
Leica CL
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
Leica TL2
Leica CL
  • $1950
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
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