• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • Detailed specifications
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  • Sony Alpha ILCE-A5000
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Predecessor: Canon 1Ds Mark III
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Sony NEX-3N
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Successor: Canon 1DX Mark II
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General
Model Number: 1DX A5000
Alternate Model Number(s):   ILCE-5000
Camera Format: Pro SLR Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $6800.00 $599.99
Street Price: $5,499.00 $476.87
Date Available: 2012-06-15 2014-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 54.7 oz (1,551 g)
includes batteries
13.7 oz (388 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 6.2 x 6.4 x 3.3 in.
(158 x 164 x 83 mm)
4.3 x 2.5 x 1.4 in.
(110 x 63 x 36 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon Sony
Effective Megapixels: 18.1 20.1
Sensor Format: 35mm APS-C
Sensor size: 864mm2 (36.00mm x 24.00mm) 357.28mm2 (23.20mm x 15.40mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 6.94 microns 4.25 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.0x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 82 79
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.8 23.8
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.8 13.0
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 2,786 1,089
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5184 x 3456 (17.9 MP, 3:2),
4608 x 3072 (14.2 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
2592 x 1728 (4.5 MP, 3:2)
5456 x 3632 (19.8 MP, 3:2),
5456 x 3064 (16.7 MP, 16:9),
3872 x 2576 (10.0 MP, 3:2),
3872 x 2176 (8.4 MP, 16:9),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
2736 x 1536 (4.2 MP, 16:9),
12416 x 1856 (23.0 MP, Other),
8192 x 1856 (15.2 MP, Other),
2160 x 5536 (12.0 MP, Other),
2160 x 3872 (8.4 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG, RAW, M-RAW (10.1MP), S-RAW (4.5MP); 14-bit CR2; RAW+JPEG JPEG, RAW (12-bit ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 12.0 3.3
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (60p/50p)
640x480 (30p/25p)
1920x1080 (60i or 24p (24/17Mbps))
1440x1080 (30p/12Mbps)
640x480 (30p/3Mbps)
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264 Intra/Inter frame, Sound: Linear PCM) AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF Sony E
Lens: n/a Sony SELP1650 PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS; 9 elements in 8 groups, 4 aspheric surfaces
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):   24 - 75mm
Focal Length (actual):   16 - 50mm
Zoom Ratio:   3.13x
Aperture Range:   f/3.5 - f/22 (W) / f/5.6 - f/36 (T); 7-blade circular aperture
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range:   25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: n/a 40.5mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values:   Up to 4x; up to 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Phase Detect : 61-point / 41 F4 cross-type AF points inc 5 dual cross type at F2.8; Spot, Single, Single + Adj 4 pts, Single + Adj 8 pts, Zone, Auto Contrast-detect AF: Multi Point (25 points)/ Center-weighted/ Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/ Zone
Auto Focus Assist Light? No Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 0.76x magnification, 20mm eyepoint, -3.0 to +1.0 diopter  
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.76x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.76x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.2 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,040,000 dots 460,800 dots (153,600 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 15.1x
Top Deck Display: Yes No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 51200 16000
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto (100-51200), 100-51200 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments), ISO can be expanded to L: 50, H1: 102400, H2: 204800 Auto (100-16000), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 16000
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom (up to 5), Color Temperature (Kelvin) Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Color Temp./ Filter (2500-9900K with 15-step Magenta/Green compensation)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/8000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 100K-pixel RGB sensor: 252-zone Evaluative (35 zones in low light), Center-weighted, Partial, Spot (Center, AF Point-linked, Multi (max 8 spots)) 1200-zone Evaluative Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Multiple Exposure. Scene Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur; Sweep Panorama; Picture Effects: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R, G, B, Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration; HDR; DRO
Self Timer: 10, 2 seconds 2 or 10; 3 shots after 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): No  
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No Yes
Flash Modes: n/a Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync. Red-eye reduction: On/Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a 4.0 m / 13.1 ft.
Flash Range Description: n/a Lens dependent; GN = 6m (ISO 200) / 4m (ISO100)
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 1/160
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: PC Sync, Hot Shoe n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / CF2 MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory: UDMA7 compliant  
Dual Card Slots: Yes No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW, M-RAW (10.1MP), S-RAW (4.5MP); 14-bit CR2; RAW+JPEG RAW (12-bit ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MOV (Video: H.264 Intra/Inter frame, Sound: Linear PCM) AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,Ethernet USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired (N3 contact), wireless Via Wi-Fi or optional wired RM-VPR1
Connections (extended): System extension terminal, RJ-45 LAN (1000BASE-T), mini HDMI, stereo mic mini jack, PC-sync terminal Multi Terminal/Micro USB (with remote support)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): <0.3 0.78
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): <0.3 0.81
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): <0.3 1.04
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 12.0 3.3
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 56 15
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 12.0 2.5
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 31 9
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 12.0 2.5
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 16 6
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.13 seconds 0.30 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 0.75 seconds  
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.064 seconds  
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.095 seconds 0.129 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.40 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.056 seconds 0.022 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF lag, wide-area mode = 0.221s Prefocused lag, Shortened enabled = 0.038s Live View AF lag, phase-detect = 0.897s Live View AF lag, contrast-detect = 0.746s Live View prefocused lag = 0.064s Full AF lag, wide-area mode = 0.291s
Startup Time: 0.5 seconds 2.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.2 seconds 1.0 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 0.0 seconds 2.4 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View):   420 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 1120 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary LP-E4N Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LP-E4N Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes No
Internal Charging Supported: No Yes
Software
Included Software: Digital Photo Professional, EOS Utility, ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser, Photostitch, Picture Style Editor PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter 4/Remote Camera Control
OS Compatibility: Windows XP (SP2/SP3) / Vista inc SP1 (excl. Starter Edition) / 7 (excl. Starter Edition); OS X v10.4-10.6 Windows XP/Vista/7/8; Mac OS X 10.6 or later. (PlayMemories Home is Windows only.)
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 18MP Full-frame CMOS sensor with 16-channel readout, dual DIGIC 5+ processors, advanced dust reduction, new 100K-pixel RGB metering system, new 61-point AF system, 12 fps burst (up to 14 fps in JPEG only, mirror locked-up), dual CF card slots, GbE port. BIONZ X processor, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC. Available in silver, black or white.