Sony A5100 Shooter’s Report Part II: Catching fire and motion in low light


posted Friday, February 13, 2015 at 4:45 PM EST


The Sony A6000 has been the most popular camera on our website for almost a year now, and had its performance and image quality discussed by many. It's little brother, the Sony A5100, has basically the same image quality in viewing side-by-sides from our lab test images, but in a smaller and lighter package -- and costing about $100 less than its esteemed big brother. So we felt we should put it through some low light paces in the real world and see just how good it is in several tougher shooting situations.

Of course, it does lack an EVF and a few additional bells and whistles, but having shot extensively with both, I came away rather amazed by its potential as a good all-around imaging tool. Dive into my Sony A5100 Shooter's Report Part II for all the details and analysis, and see for yourself if it's a camera you should be considering as a first step into the ILC world or as a worthy and lightweight back-up to your enthusiast ILC.

1/800s / f/2.8 / ISO 1000 / 16mm f/2.8 lens (24mm eq.)
1/2000s / f/1.8 / ISO 1250 / 50mm f/1.8 lens (75mm eq.)
1/25s / f/2.5 / ISO 3200 / 50mm f/1.8 lens (75mm eq.)
(Rich tone monochrome)
1/100s / f/2.0 / ISO 100 / 50mm f/1.8 lens (75mm eq.)
partial color mode: green

Head to our Sony A5100 SR2 for more!