• APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Alpha ILCE-A5000
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
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Predecessor: Sony NEX-3N
NEX-3N vs A5000
Panasonic GM1
GM1 vs GM5
Successor:    
General
Model Number: A5000 GM5
Alternate Model Number(s): ILCE-5000  
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $599.99 $899.00
Street Price: $298.00 $897.99
Date Available: 2014-03-15 2014-11-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 13.7 oz (388 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
10.4 oz (294 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.3 x 2.5 x 1.4 in.
(110 x 63 x 36 mm)
3.9 x 2.3 x 1.4 in.
(99 x 60 x 36 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS Live MOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Panasonic
Effective Megapixels: 20.1 16.0
Sensor Format: APS-C 4/3
Sensor size: 357.28mm2 (23.20mm x 15.40mm) 224.9mm2 (17.30mm x 13.00mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.25 microns 3.77 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 2.0x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 4:3
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: 79 66
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.8 22.1
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 13.0 11.7
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,089 721
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 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)
4592 x 3448 (15.8 MP, 4:3),
4592 x 3064 (14.1 MP, 3:2),
4592 x 2584 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3424 x 3424 (11.7 MP, 1:1),
3232 x 2424 (7.8 MP, 4:3),
3232 x 2160 (7.0 MP, 3:2),
3232 x 1824 (5.9 MP, Other),
2416 x 2416 (5.8 MP, 1:1),
2272 x 1704 (3.9 MP, 4:3),
2272 x 1520 (3.5 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1712 x 1712 (2.9 MP, 1:1),
1824 x 1368 (2.5 MP, 4:3),
1824 x 1216 (2.2 MP, 3:2),
1824 x 1024 (1.9 MP, 16:9),
1712 x 1712 (2.9 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG, RAW (12-bit ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), RAW (RW2), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 3.3 5.7
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i or 24p (24/​17Mbps))
1440x1080 (30p/​12Mbps)
640x480 (30p/​3Mbps)
1920x1080 (60p/​60i/​30p/​24p)
1280x720 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Composite Video Out: No Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a No
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a No
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Sony E Micro Four Thirds
Lens: Sony SELP1650 PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS; 9 elements in 8 groups, 4 aspheric surfaces Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. (H-FS12032); 8 elements in 7 groups (3 aspherical lenses, 1 ED)
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 75mm 24 - 64mm
Focal Length (actual): 16 - 50mm 12 - 32mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.13x 2.67x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - f/22 (W) / f/5.6 - f/36 (T); 7-blade circular aperture f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22; 7 diaphragm blades (circular)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 40.5mm 37.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x; up to 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom 2x, 4x
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast-detect AF: Multi Point (25 points)/ Center-weighted/ Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/ Zone Contrast Detection: Face detection, AF Tracking, 23-area-focusing, 1-area-focusing, Pinpoint; Quick AF, Continuous AF, AF+MF, Eye Sensor AF, Touch AF/AE Function, Touch Pad AF, Touch shutter, Touch MF Assist
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type:   EVF: 1,166K-dot eq. "Live View Finder", 100% coverage, 0.92x / 0.46x(35mm eq.) magnification, 17.5mm eyepoint, -4.0 to +4.0 diopter range, eye sensor (high/low sensitivity)
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 388,666 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.46x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   0.92x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,800 dots (153,600 px) 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: Yes No
Max Playback Zoom: 15.1x 16.0x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 16000 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 200
ISO Settings: Auto (100-16000), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 16000 Auto, Intelligent ISO, 100 (extended), 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600; in 1 or 1/3 EV steps
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Color Temp./ Filter (2500-9900K with 15-step Magenta/Green compensation) Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1/2, Color Temperature Setting (2,500-10,000K in 100K steps)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 60 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1200-zone Evaluative Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot 1728-zone Intelligent Multiple, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: 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 Scene: Clear Portrait, Silky Skin, Backlit Softness, Relaxing Tone, Sweet Child's Face, Distinct Scenery, Bright Blue Sky, Romantic Sunset Glow, Vivid Sunset Glow, Glistening Water, Clear Nightscape, Cool Night Sky, Warm Glowing Nightscape, Artistic Nightscape, Glittering Illuminations, Handheld Night Shot, Clear Night Portrait, Soft Image of a Flower, Appetizing Food, Cute Dessert, Freeze Animal Motion, Clear Sports Shot, Monochrome; Creative Control: Expressive, Retro, Old Days, High Key, Low Key, Sepia, Monochrome, Dynamic Monochrome, Rough Monochrome, Silky Monochrome, Impressive Art, High Dynamic, Cross Process, Toy Effect, Toy Pop, Bleach Bypass, Miniature Effect, Soft Focus, Fantasy, Star Filter, One Point Color, Sunshine; Panorama
Self Timer: 2 or 10; 3 shots after 10 seconds 2, 10, 3 shots in 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync. Red-eye reduction: On/Off Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On/Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync., Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off; 1st. Curtain Sync, 2nd Curtain Sync; Wireless flash supported
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 4.0 m / 13.1 ft. 7.0 m / 23.0 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent; GN = 6m (ISO 200) / 4m (ISO100) Bundled flash has GN=7m (ISO 100)
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 1/50
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (12-bit ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG RAW (RW2), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo AVCHD (Audio format: Dolby Digital 2ch) / MP4 (Audio format AAC 2ch)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: Yes No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Via Wi-Fi or optional wired RM-VPR1 Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Multi Terminal/Micro USB (with remote support) Micro HDMI (Type-D)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.78 0.59
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.81  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 1.04 0.55
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 3.3 5.7
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 15 56
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 2.5 4.9
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 9 7
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 2.5 4.9
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 6 7
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.30 seconds 0.22 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.129 seconds 0.134 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.40 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.022 seconds 0.123 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF lag, wide-area mode = 0.291s  
Startup Time: 2.0 seconds 1.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.0 seconds 0.8 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 2.4 seconds 0.0 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 420 shots 210 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   220 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable 7.2v, 680mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No Yes
Internal Charging Supported: Yes No
Software
Included Software: PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter 4/Remote Camera Control PHOTOfunSTUDIO 9.6 PE, SILKYPIX Developer Studio 4.2 SE, LoiloScope (trial)
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7/8; Mac OS X 10.6 or later. (PlayMemories Home is Windows only.) PHOTOfunSTUDIO and LoiloScope: Windows XP/Vista/7/8; SILKYPIX: Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Mac OS X 10.4-10.8
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: BIONZ X processor, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC. Available in silver, black or white. External flash unit included. Available in black or red.