Sony’s α5100 Available for Pre-Order – Singapore

Sony’s α5100 Available for Pre-Order – Singapore

Sony makes pretty awesome interchangeable lens cameras. The latest Sony’s α5100 is the World’s Smallest Interchangeable Lens Camera with Super-fast Autofocus and great all around professional-quality pictures.

To visualise it, the α5100 – 109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7mm body is approximately the size of two deck of playing cards stacked together. So, yes, it’s very small. while cramming in a DSLR-quality APS-C sensor.  This is the same sensor used on the α6000, alongside the 179 point, hybrid autofocus system which offers extremely fast AF response. For those selfie moments or quirky angle shots, the α5100 comes with a tilting touchscreen that can flip up to 180 degrees. Besides the optical specs, the α5100 comes with Wi-Fi and NFC for easy sharing connectivity. Sony has made the α5100 easy and fun to use, combining premium ‘DSLR’ picture quality with the user-friendliness and fun features more common in mobile phones and consumer-friendly cameras.

sony a5100 180 flip touchscreen

Images credit: Sony Electronics (Singapore)

Sony has started the pre-order for the α5100 in Singapore, with a series of freebies valued at S$229. This include the typical memory card, case, phone apps and battery pack. Nothing too significant but you may wish to leverage on the purchase with purchase lens on offer. The α5100 or a5100 would retail for S$999 in Singapore and available at all usual electronic retail distributors as well as Sony retail stores. The $999 package is for the standard body + lens, SELP1650, a pancake 16-50mm with aperture range 3.5-5.6 and Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation built-in. The α5100 will be available in Singapore from 4 September 2014 onwards.

Link to the Sony pre-order page for the a5100.

  • Fast Hybrid AF with widely-covered 179 focal plane phase-detection AF points for reliable tracking autofocus plus touch focusing and touch shutter release
  • Large, high-sensitivity 24.3 megapixel APS-C size Exmor™ CMOS sensor and powerful BIONZ X™ processor for superb image quality
  • Shoot cinematic Full HD movies with Fast Hybrid AF tracking
  • Perfect selfie with 180° tiltable touch enabled LCD Monitor and Soft Skin Effect
  • Expand your shooting fun with a host of downloadable PlayMemories Camera Apps™ to expand your creative possibilities
  • One-touch image and movie sharing with Wi-Fi/NFC


Lens compatibility Sony E-mount lenses
Image sensor APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm), Exmor CMOS sensor
Number of pixels (effective) Approx. 24.3 megapixels
Recording format Still JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Movie XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4
Media Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)
Focus system type  Fast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Focus point 179 points (phase-detection AF) / 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
Sensitivity range EV-1 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Exposure control Metering type 1200-zone evaluative metering
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) Still images: ISO 100-25600 (1/3 EV step),

AUTO (ISO 100-25600, selectable lower limit and upper limit)

Movies: ISO 100-12800 equivalent (1/3 EV step) / AUTO (ISO 100-12800 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit)

Shutter Shutter speed Still images:1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb,

Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4(1/3 steps)

Electronic Front Curtain Shutter Yes
Drive Speed (approx., max.) Continuous shooting: Hi: max. 6 fps, Lo: max. 3 fps
No. of frame recordable(approx.) JPEG Fine L: 56 frames, JPEG Standard L: 75 frames, RAW: 23 frames, RAW&JPG: 22 frames
LCD Type 7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT electrostatic touch screen
Number of dots (total) 921,600 dots
Adjustable angle Up by approx. 180 degrees
Audio Microphone Built-in stereo microphone
Speaker Built-in, monaural
Interface HDMI micro connector (Type-D), Multi / Micro USB Terminal
Wireless LAN (built-in) Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band)
NFC NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible
PlayMemories Camera Apps Yes
Flash Built-in / Guide No. 4 (in meters at ISO 100, Flash coverage 16mm)
Battery One rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Weight With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo included: Approx. 283g,  Body only: Approx. 224g
Dimensions W x H x D (excluding protrusions) approx. 109.6 (W) x 62.8 (H) x 35.7 (D) mm
Operating temperature 0 – 40 degrees C