• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 125.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX9
  • Sony Alpha ILCE-A5000
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Predecessor:   Sony NEX-3N
NEX-3N vs A5000
Successor:    
General
Model Number: DSC-WX9 A5000
Alternate Model Number(s):   ILCE-5000
Camera Format: Ultra Compact Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No No
Retail Price: $199.99 $599.99
Street Price: $174.99 $540.98
Date Available: 2011-03-15 2014-03-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 4.9 oz (139 g)
includes batteries
13.7 oz (388 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 3.7 x 2.2 x 0.8 in.
(95 x 56 x 20 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: Sony Exmor R Sony
Effective Megapixels: 16.2 20.1
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch APS-C
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 357.28mm2 (23.20mm x 15.40mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.34 microns 4.25 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:   79
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):   23.8
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):   13.0
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):   1,089
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4608 x 3456 (15.9 MP, 4:3),
4608 x 2592 (11.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3),
7152 x 1080 (7.7 MP, Other),
4912 x 1080 (5.3 MP, Other),
4912 x 1920 (9.4 MP, Other),
3424 x 1920 (6.6 MP, 16:9)
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 JPEG, RAW (12-bit ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 10.0 3.3
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i(FX/FH))
1440x1080 (60i(HQ))
1440x1080 (30)
1280x720 (30)
640x480 (30)
1920x1080 (60i or 24p (24/17Mbps))
1440x1080 (30p/12Mbps)
640x480 (30p/3Mbps)
Movie File Format: AVCHD/MPEG-4 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: n/a Sony E
Lens: Carl Zeiss; 6 elements in 5 groups, 3 aspheric elements Sony SELP1650 PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS; 9 elements in 8 groups, 4 aspheric surfaces
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 25 - 125mm 24 - 75mm
Focal Length (actual): 4.5 - 22.5mm 16 - 50mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x 3.13x
Aperture Range: f/2.6 or f/8 (wide) / f/6.3 or ? (tele); 2-step with ND filter f/3.5 - f/22 (W) / f/5.6 - f/36 (T); 7-blade circular aperture
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
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: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: 2x Precision, up to 36x Smart Zoom Up to 4x; up to 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detection: 9-area with face detection / center / spot Contrast-detect AF: Multi Point (25 points)/ Center-weighted/ Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/ Zone
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: No Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type:    
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 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:   15.1x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   16000
Minimum ISO (native):   100
ISO Settings: Auto, 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 Auto (100-16000), 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 16000
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent 1/2/3, Incandescent, Flash, One Push Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Color Temp./ Filter (2500-9900K with 15-step Magenta/Green compensation)
Shutter Speed Range: 1/1600 - 2 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-pattern, center-weighted, spot 1200-zone Evaluative Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No Yes
Shutter Priority: No Yes
Full Manual Exposure: No Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: iAuto, Superior Auto, High Sensitivity, Soft snap, Landscape, Twilight Portrait, Twilight, Gourmet, Beach, Snow, Fireworks, Pet, Soft Skin, Handheld Twilight, Anti Motion Blur, Backlight Correction HDR 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: 2, 10, Portrait1, Portrait2 seconds 2 or 10; 3 shots after 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Flash On, Slow Syncro, Flash Off; Red-eye Reduction: On/Off/Auto 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: ISO Auto: Approx. 0.05 - 5.3m (W) / Approx. 1.0 - 2.2m (T) Lens dependent; GN = 6m (ISO 200) / 4m (ISO100)
Max Flash Sync:   1/160
Flash Exposure Compensation:   +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No Yes
Uncompressed Format:   RAW (12-bit ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: AVCHD/MPEG-4 AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo
Included Memory: 19.0 MB No memory included
Included Memory Type: Internal  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No Yes
Remote Control Type:   Via Wi-Fi or optional wired RM-VPR1
Connections (extended): Multi-connector (AV(SD),USB, DCIN), HDMI (Type C) Multi Terminal/Micro USB (with remote support)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 1.93 0.78
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
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 10.0 3.3
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 10 15
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   2.5
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   9
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   2.5
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   6
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.25 seconds 0.30 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.39 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.129 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):   0.40 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.014 seconds 0.022 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):   Full AF lag, wide-area mode = 0.291s
Startup Time: 2.2 seconds 2.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time:   1.0 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 7.6 seconds 2.4 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 210 shots 420 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-BN1 Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-BN1 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: No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
Software
Included Software: Windows Picture Motion Browser Ver 5.3 , PMP Portable PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter 4/Remote Camera Control
OS Compatibility:   Windows XP/Vista/7/8; Mac OS X 10.6 or later. (PlayMemories Home is Windows only.)
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: "Exmor R" CMOS sensor for stunning low-light performance; 5x 24m wide angle bright lens Fast capture with up to 10fps at full 16.2-megapixel; Full HD [email protected] with Dual Rec of stills and movies; 3D Still Image and 3D Sweep Panorama modes. Backlight Correction HDR enables crisp details in difficult lighting; Background Defocus highlights your subject like a DSLR. Available in black, silver and red. BIONZ X processor, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC. Available in silver, black or white.