Sony A5000: First batch of gallery images posted


posted Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 12:12 PM EDT


The Sony A5000 -- or more specifically 'Alpha 5000' -- is Sony's first compact, crop sensor, E-mount camera to forego the 'NEX' moniker. However, this new entry-level, pocketable mirrorless camera is more than just a name change. The A5000 sits in their lineup primarily as the successor to the Sony NEX-3N, although Sony doesn't really see it as a direct replacement: higher than the 3N, actually, but below the NEX-5T. The Sony A5000 houses a new APS-C sized, 20.1 effective megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor, and the same BIONZ X image processor as the full-frame Sony A7 and A7R, as well as their fixed-lens sibling, the RX10. Despite the modest step up in resolution from the 16.1 megapixel sensor of the NEX-3N, the new sensor and processor pairing allows the exact same sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 16,000 equivalents.

We just published a series of real-world gallery photos from this new camera after giving it a little vacation from our test lab out to the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. For your perusal, in addition to browsing through these real-world photos, make sure to use our Comparometer™ to pit images taken by the Sony A5000 against the NEX-3N and NEX 5T, as well as against any other camera we've ever tested!

Check out our Sony A5000 gallery images, as well as our first round of lab test images if you haven't already, and then read our first impressions Sony A5000 review for more info about this new higher-resolution, compact APS-C mirrorless camera. Stay tuned for our in-depth, complete A5000 review in the coming weeks.

70mm, f/4, 1/250s, ISO 800
70mm, f/9, 1/250s, ISO 100
24mm, f/10, 1/80s, ISO 100