‘World’s Lightest’ Mirrorless Wi-Fi Camera from Sony- the new alpha 5000
Sony claims α5000 (or A5000) is the smallest and lightest mirrorless Wi-Fi camera to buy till now, weighing about less than 8oz, which keeps this camera apart from others. Sony α5000 comes with a 20.1 MP APS-C sensor and with the touch of Sony’s Bionz X processing the same processor which was first installed on Sony α7 and α7R full frame cameras.
Sony α5000 comes with the support of Wi-Fi and NFC for instant image transfer between camera and the smartphone or tablet. Sony α5000 also has a unique feature of Smart Remote Control that enable the linking of camera with a smartphone or tablet for viewing the image or fire the shutter from distance.
Pricing and availability of Sony (alpha) α5000
Sony α5000 will be available from March 2014 in Silver, Black and White color option. This Sony’s new alpha will be available for $600 in US in a kit of 16-50mm motorized zoom lens (model SELP1650).
Sony α5000 mirrorless camera will hopefully be available in India for the price of about 37,500 INR. We hope that Sony will not raise its price in India as they usually does.
Sony (alpha) α5000 tech specs
- 20.1 MP APS-C sensor
- Weighing 8oz (ounce)
- E-mount Interchangeable lens
- New generation Bionz X processor
- Full HD video recording
- Up to ISO 16000
- Wi-Fi enabled
- NFC support
- 180 degrees tiltable LCD screen
- Picture effects like pop color, selective color, toy camera and miniature mode
- 11 apps available
- Silver, Black and White color