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The freedom to shoot beautifully

Bring the power and flexibility of interchangeable-lens digital camera photography wherever you go, with the α5000—the world's lightest interchangeable-lens digital camera.

Create your own stunning photos and movies

Every gorgeous detail is yours to capture in any type of lighting.

Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor

Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor

This remarkable sensor has all the elements for world-class images: top sensitivity, extreme dynamic range, unsurpassed detail and low noise.

BIONZ X™ image processing engine

BIONZ X™ image processing engine

Expect superlative results with Sony’s latest processing engine: truer colour rendering, better noise reduction and hyperreal detail via high speed processing.

High sensitivity ISO 100-16000

High sensitivity ISO 100-16000

High sensitivity lets you capture in low light without a flash, or clearly freeze fast-moving action and minimises noise while maximising detail.

World’s most selected image sensor

World’s most selected image sensor

Sony is the world’s No. 1 manufacturer of image sensors for digital cameras and video recorders.

  • Full HD movie shooting
  • One-touch

Handy innovations for taking great shots

Making it easier to capture every beautiful memory

Whether you’re snapping a photo of yourself with your best friends, or taking a vibrant night shot in a bustling city, these innovations help ensure your photos are as beautiful as the experiences that inspire them.

α5000 Front View

Perfectly composed self-portraits

Now you can easily capture yourself striking the perfect pose—alone or with someone special. Simply flip the LCD screen up and fine-tune the composition. For the best results, Soft Skin Effect intelligently smoothes any wrinkles or dullness.

Soft Skin Effect

Soft Skin Effect

Soft Skin Effect smoothes any wrinkles or dullness, so you can be confident that you will always look your best.

Face Detection and Smile Shutter

Face Detection and Smile Shutter

These features ensure that faces look fantastic, with clear focusing and smiles captured at that perfect moment.

Auto Object Framing

Auto Object Framing

This function crops your shot for maximum appeal—without marked loss of quality, thanks to By Pixel Super Resolution Technology and the Exmor sensor.

Express yourself with Picture Effect

Bring your photos and movies to life

Turn everyday scenes into works of art with Picture Effect. Experiment with thirteen modes on photos or movies, and view them in real-time on the LCD screen to achieve the perfect look.

Add new features to your camera

PlayMemories Camera Apps transform your shooting experience

Download new editing and shooting apps, upload photos wirelessly without a computer and add the latest enhancements to your camera. (Please note, availability of applications varies by country.)

PlayMemories Camera Apps
Multiple exposure

Multiple exposure

Multiple exposure shooting made easy. Just choose one of seven themes, and this app automatically adjusts your exposures with optimised settings.



This easy-to-use app automatically shoots a series of still images, and combines them into a movie. Choose from eight themes to get the perfect look.

Sync to smartphone

Sync to smartphone

Coming Soon! Get your free account, and download this app to conveniently sync your photos with the PlayMemories Online™ service.

Lenses and accessories enhance your enjoyment

Make your camera your own, with stylish and functional accessories

Wide-ranging accessories meet every need

Professional level options open up new possibilities.

Further expand your shooting pleasure and give your photography a professional edge with accessories specially designed for this model.

Supported in Capture One Express (for Sony)

One of the world's best RAW converters by Phase One

Capture One Express (for Sony) is one of the world's best RAW converters, rendering precise colours and incredible detail. It contains flexible digital asset management, all the essential adjustment tools and fast, responsive performance in one customizable and integrated solution.

  • 20.1MP Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor

  • BIONZ X™ engine for superb detail and noise reduction

  • 180° tiltable LCD screen for perfect self-portraits

  • PlayMemories camera apps expand creativity

  • Simple sharing and control with Wi-Fi and NFC One-touch

Lens Compatibility
Sony E-mount lenses
Sensor Type
APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm) "Exmor™" APS HD CMOS sensor
Number Of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 20.1 megapixels
ISO Sensitivity
Still images: ISO 100-16000 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100-16000, selectable lower limit and upper limit) Movies: ISO 100-6400 equivalent (1/3 EV step) / AUTO (ISO 100-6400 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Battery Life (CIPA, Still Images)
Approx. 420 shots (LCD monitor)
Screen Type
7.5cm (3.0 type) TFT drive

What's in the Box

AC-UB10 AC charger (in-camera charging via USB), SELP1650, Lens cap, Rechargeable battery (NP-FW50), Shoulder strap, Body cap, Micro USB cable

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