Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Sony ?5000




    In summary


    For an entry-level interchangeable-lens camera, a ?5000 has a lot of advantages; it’s tiny and light, takes nice-looking photos and cinema and comes with a flattering efficient lens. On a downside, a miss of a viewfinder is a large waste for anyone who shoots still cinema or film clips in outside environments. Point-and-guess sharpened is imposed by a camera in such situations.


    The emanate is formidable by a miss of a hot-shoe, that means we can’t fit a viewfinder, even if one was available. Nor can we fit an appendage peep when a built-in peep isn’t absolute enough.


    For photographers who have stepped adult from point-and-press digicams or camera-phones these issues might benefaction few problems. But for anyone who wants to rise their photography into a tolerably critical pastime, they paint can impediments to progress.


    Price-wise a ?5000 isn’t unequivocally rival with an entry-level DSLR from one of a vital manufacturers, all of that embody viewfinders and prohibited shoes. But, if carrying a small, lightweight camera is a categorical priority, sacrificing these advantages might be a customarily choice if we wish a largest sensor for a physique size.


    Lens options for E-mount cameras sojourn comparatively limited. Sony now offers 8 primary (single focal length) and 10 wizz lenses. The operation is not as extensive as a M4/3 choice though includes both affordable and high-performance lenses.


     


    Full review


    When it was announced in January, a ?5000 was claimed as Sony’s smallest and lightest transmutable lens camera to date and while a NEX code name might be gone, a new camera retains a evil styling compared with it. Designed to use Sony E-mount lenses, this camera also facilities an APS-C picture sensor with 20.1-megapixel effective fortitude and a tilted guard that flips adult for holding ‘selfies’.



    The Sony ?5000, shown with a 16-50mm pack lens charity with a camera body. (Source: Sony.)


    The camera is granted with a 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ OSS lens, that was introduced with a NEX-6 camera in Sep 2012. 



    Who’s it for?
     Effectively a deputy for a NEX-3N, a ?5000 is targeted during entry-level photographers who wish a advantages a large-sensor, interchangeable-lens camera can yield – though in a compress format. This is a categorical advantage a camera has over likewise labelled and specified DSLRs from other manufacturers. The list next shows a categorical competitors for a ?5000.


     


    Sony ?5000


    Canon EOS 1200D


    Nikon D3300 


    Effective resolution


    20.1 megapixels


    18 megapixels


    24.2 megapixels


    Sensitivity range


    ISO 100-16000


    ISO 100-6400 (extension to ISO 12800 available)


    ISO 100-12800 (extension to ISO 25600 available)


    Viewfinder


    None


    Eye-level pentamirror; 95% coverage 


    Eye-level pentamirror; 95% coverage 


    Monitor


    Tilting 3-inch; 460,800 dots


    Fixed 3-inch; 460,000 dots


    Fixed 3-inch; 921,000 dots


    AF system


    25 indicate contrast-detection


    TTL-CT-SIR,  9 AF points


    Nikon Multi-CAM 1000, 11 AF points; contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame


    Shutter speeds


    30-1/4000 sec.


    30-1/4000 sec.


    30-1/4000 sec.


    Metering


    1200-zone evaluative


    TTL full orifice metering with 63-zone SPC


    420-pixel RGB sensor


    Max detonate speed


    2.5 fps


    3 fps


     5 fps


    Buffer ability (JPEG)


    15 frames


    Approx. 69 frames


    Approx. 6 frames


    Video format


    AVCHD and MP4


    MOV / H.264


    MOV / H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding


    Audio


    Built-in stereo microphone


    Built-in monaural microphone


    Built-in monaural or outmost stereo microphone; attraction adjustable


    Flash


    GN 4.0 (m/ISO 100)


    GN approx 9.2 (m/ISO 100)


    GN approx 12 (m/ISO 100)


    Wi-Fi NFC Connectivity


    Yes


    No


    No


    Battery ability (CIPA)


    Approx. 420 shots/charge


    500 shots/charge


    700 shots/charge


    Body measure (wxhxd)


    Approx. 109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7 mm


    130 x 100 x 78 mm


    Approx. 124 x 98 x 75.5 mm


    Body weight (incl. battery card)


    Approx. 269 grams


    Approx. 480 grams


    Approx. 460 grams


    Typical charity cost with lens (AU$)


    $590


    $500


    $650


    The user interface on a ?5000 has been designed radically for snapshooters and many ‘serious’ controls are buried in a camera’s menu. Menu diving is still compulsory to change many camera settings, that might not difficulty a aim marketplace though will perplex critical enthusiasts.


    There’s no viewfinder or mode dial; instead buttons can yield entrance to pivotal functions. The miss of prohibited shoe or appendage pier serve boundary some-more modernized shooting, nonetheless a built-in peep will be permitted for many intensity users.


    The inclusion of Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities make it easy for connected photographers to share images and videos, while a flip-up shade adds value for those who suffer holding self-portraits.  (The Soft Skin outcome mode can assistance to make these as appealing as possible.)


    Other permitted additions embody Auto Object Framing function, Full HD movie capability and a easy accessibility of Picture Effects (13 of them) that can be practical to photos or movies. Packaged in a physique that weighs customarily 269 grams with battery and tag –or 375 grams when a pack lens is enclosed – and during AU$699 it’s an appealing option.



    Build and Ergonomics
     Physically roughly matching to a NEX-3N, ?5000′s physique is done especially from polycarbonate plastic, that has a advantage of both light weight and substantial toughness. It’s also cheaper than metal. The new camera is also charity with a same 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 energy wizz lens.


    Like a NEX predecessors, a ?5000 fits absolutely into one palm and has a flattering generous, textured grip. The control blueprint is similar, nonetheless not matching on a tip and back panels. 




    Front perspective of a Sony ?5000, shown though a lens. The guard has been slanted adult for holding ‘selfies’. (Source: Sony.)
     The tip row retains a same elementary settlement as a NEX-3N, nonetheless a energy switch has been integrated into a shiver symbol and wizz lever. Behind it, a film symbol sits on a tilted tie between a tip and back panels. The peep pop-up symbol is located during a distant left finish of a panel, confronting a rear. 



    The tip row of a ?5000 though a lens. (Source: Sony.)


    Button functions have been simplified on a back row with a further of a tag to a menu symbol and icons to a relocated playback symbol as good as a undo button, that also accesses context-sensitive sharpened tips.  A control dial replaces a arrow pad though continues to yield entrance to a drive, display, ISO and bearing compensation/Photo Creativity functions, with a executive symbol selecting a sharpened mode and locking in adjustments.


    Forcing a arrow pad to hoop so many settings means a lot of toggling between a menu and arrow pad buttons is required. We feel this could deter beginner users from exploring many of a camera’s functions.



     The back row of a ?5000 with a guard in a ‘resting’ position. (Source: Sony.)



    The LCD shade is hinged during a tip and can be flipped adult by 90 degrees for waist-level sharpened or 180 degrees to face forwards for self-portraiture. It can’t be incited downwards for over-the-head shots, nonetheless we can spin a camera upside down and reason it above your head, if necessary.

     



    This portrayal shows a operation of adjustments permitted for a LCD screen. (Source: Sony.)


    Unfortunately, hold controls aren’t upheld and a shade fortitude is customarily 460,800 dots, that is comparatively low. Although a liughtness is adjustable, design a lot of point-and-guess sharpened in bright, balmy conditions. The miss of a viewfinder could be a deal-breaker for photographers who wish a camera to use outside in summer.


    Separate compartments are supposing for a battery and card. The former is in a ‘normal’ place behind a reason and accessed around a cover in a bottom plate. The ?5000′s memory tag container sits behind a tag on a left palm side of a camera and is located between a USB and mini HDMI ports.


    The NP-FW50 battery is charged by a USB pier possibly around a mains tie or by joining a camera around a USB wire to a mechanism or matching energy source. This pier also accepts a VPR1 wire remote control.


    The battery is CIPA rated for 420 shots/charge and a camera can arrangement an accurate standing guard on a LCD screen. Both Memory Stick Duo and SD cards in their several varieties can fit into a singular tag slot. The metal-lined tripod hollow is located on a bottom picture in line with a visual pivot of a lens.


    Lugs for a granted neck tag are located on any side panel. They’re not during a same turn or in homogeneous positions with honour to a executive pivot of a camera body, nonetheless this has tiny change on a camera’s change when it’s carried around a neck.



    Sensor and Image Processing
     The sensor in a ?5000 is a same 23.2 x 15.4mm “Exmor” APS HD CMOS chip as used in Sony’s SLT-A58 and ILCE-3000 cameras. It’s been lonesome in a examination of a ILCE-3000 (INSERT LINK).


    With an effective fortitude of 20.1 megapixels, it is partnered with an updated BIONZ X, that supports a attraction operation from ISO 100 to ISO16000. However, it can customarily yield a limit continual sharpened speed is 2.5 frames/second (fps) and a memory aegis is singular to 15 high-resolution JPEGs or 5 RAW+JPEG pairs per burst.



    Controls
     Pressing a executive symbol on a control dial takes we true to a sharpened menu where we can name from 9 sharpened modes, that embody dual entirely involuntary settings (‘intelligent’ and ‘superior’) or entrance a P, A, S and M modes. The remaining options are a film and brush panorama settings and a SCN setting, that contains a stage pre-sets.


    The ‘intelligent’ automobile environment includes stage recognition, allows a camera to brand when it is on a tripod and detects suit in a scene. For a latter, it will increase a ISO attraction and use a faster shiver speed to ‘stop’ a movement. The ‘superior’ automobile mode annals a detonate of shots and combines them to furnish a singular picture with rebate sound and a wider energetic range.


    Nine pre-sets are permitted in a SCN sub-menu: portrait, sports action, macro, landscape, sunset, night scene, hand-held twilight, night mural and anti suit blur. With any selection, a brief reason of a environment is displayed on a guard screen.


    For all other adjustments, we contingency press a menu button, that opens a 6 territory shade covering camera settings, tradition settings, wireless, application, playback and setup functions. There are 5 pages of camera settings, that embody picture distance and quality, aspect ratio, film record format and record settings, concentration and peep controls, ISO and metering settings, white balance, energetic range, Creative Style and Picture Effect settings, sound reduction, grin and face detection, automobile intent framing, stabilisation, colour space, audio recording and breeze filter settings and a list of sharpened tips that can be displayed.


    Drive modes, ISO and bearing remuneration are customarily quicker to entrance around a directional settings on a control dial. The initial includes a self-timer, automobile bracketing (exposure, white change and energetic operation optimiser) and continual sharpened options.


    In a dual automobile modes, dire a down symbol on the control dial accesses a Photo Creativity modes, that embody slider controls for adjusting credentials defocusing (depth of field), liughtness (exposure), colour (white balance) and vividness (saturation).  The Picture Effect settings are also permitted here.


    In a dual automobile modes they embody Toy camera, Pop colour, Posterisation (colour and B/W),  Retro photo, Soft high key, Partial colour (red, green, blue, yellow) and High Contrast mono. In a P, A, S and M modes we can also entrance Soft focus, HDR painting, Rich tinge mono, Miniature, Watercolour and Illustration settings. All are JPEG only.


    Sony’s Sweep Panorama mode is also available, charity both true and plane formats, with a limit fortitude of 11,520 x 1080 pixels. Up to 4x digital wizz is permitted when a camera’s wizz push is used to adjust focal length. Both these functions are also JPEG only.


    Each of a arrow pad ‘buttons’ can be customised to entrance one frequently-used function, selected from facilities including aspect ratio, quality, focusing, Wi-Fi, sharpened and expostulate mode settings. Alternatively, we can cancel a default settings by selecting a ‘not set’ option.


    Video capabilities are a same as a ILCE-3000′s. (INSERT LINK) Movies can be accessible in possibly AVCHD or MP4 format, with a former ancillary Full HD (1080 50/60i or 25/24p, depending on region) and a latter charity a choice between 440×1080 during 12 Mbit/second or VGA during 3 Mbit/second. Both modes concede a same Picture Effects to be used as a automobile modes for film recording.


    The ?5000 includes a breeze sound rebate filter and zebra settlement generator for judging bearing levels in movies. Eight threshold levels are supposing for a latter and an off setting.



    Focusing
     Unlike Sony’s higher-featured cameras, a ?5000 relies on a contrast-detection autofocusing system, formed on 25 showing points. Users can name between 25-area , centre indicate or a ‘flexible’ mark with 3 sizes, that can be changed around a array. But we unequivocally need a hold shade to take advantage of this setting.


    As it is, any time we wish to pierce a AF mark around a shade we contingency name a Flexible Spot environment from a concentration area options on page 3 of a Camera Settings sub-menu. The arrow pad is used to pierce a AF area around a screen. Once a AF area has been moved, a camera defaults to a normal arrow pad settings.


    AF modes embody a concentration lock, that can also entrance tracking AF. The normal single-shot (AF-S), continual (AF-C), approach primer concentration (DMF) and primer focusing settings are available. Peaking displays can be activated to assist primer focusing with a choice of red, yellow or white to prominence in-focus areas.



    Wi-Fi and NFC
     Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC give a ?5000 a categorical advantage over a competitors (aside from distance and weight). Users with an NFC-capable phone or inscription can settle a tie by simply putting a camera and intelligent device together.  The PlayMemories mobile (PMM) app will launch automatically.


    If your intelligent device isn’t NFC-enabled, we contingency implement a PlayMemories mobile app by downloading it from Sony’s  support page during http://www.sony.net/pmm/. When we launch PlayMemories Mobile, a device’s shade will arrangement a camera’s indication name. Selecting this reveals a cue than contingency be keyed into a intelligent device to finish a connection.


    Transferring images from a camera to a intelligent device is candid and we can name images for send from possibly device’s screen. PMM supports both singular and churned picture send and we can name between selecting images around a camera’s control dial or promulgation all images or cinema shot on a specified date.


    Images can be sent during 3 opposite sizes: original, 2M or VGA. RAW images are converted to JPEG format when they are sent. Only MP4 cinema can be transferred.


    The Applications territory of a menu includes a Smart Remote Embedded concentration afterwards enables a intelligent device to be used as a remote controller for a camera. Functions upheld embody triggering a shutter, reviewing shots and adjusting a bearing remuneration and self-timer settings. In a P, A, S and M modes we can also adjust aperture, shiver speed, ISO and white change settings and name a concentration indicate by drumming on a intelligent device’s screen.


    If we wish to upload images to amicable networks, we contingency implement a giveaway Direct Upload app. Aside from Sony’s PlayMemories Online service,  Facebook and Flickr  were a customarily services upheld when we reviewed a camera.



    Playback and Software
     Playback options are flattering customary with a common singular picture arrangement (with or though sharpened information RGB histogram highlight/shadow warning), 6 or 12-frame index perspective and magnified displays with between 7.6x and 15.1x enlargement, depending on a strange picture size. Auto revolution of true shots is upheld along with protection, deletion and DPOF  tagging for particular shots.


    Slideshows can also be played from a memory tag and film clips can be played with their soundtracks. Audio volume combination is also supported.


    The granted program includes Sony’s PlayMemories Home, that replaces a Picture Motion Browser granted with prior cameras.  It combines an picture importer/organiser with simple modifying functions for JPEGs and allows users to bake files to visual disks or upload them to network services.


    The granted tender record converter is Sony’s Image Data Converter. that is flattering simple though enables users to make teenager adjustments to liughtness and colour and save files in JPEG or TIFF format. Both applications are permitted for Windows and Mac handling systems. Third-party support includes a latest chronicle of Adobe Camera Raw.



    Performance
    Image peculiarity with a granted 16-50mm lens (INSERT LINK) was rather mixed, as shown in a examination of a lens. Even during a best focal length and orifice settings, JPEGs true out of a camera with a default customary Creative Style were a tiny soothing and benefited from a tiny unsharp masking post-capture.


    Colour facsimile was healthy looking, nonetheless Imatest showed somewhat towering saturation, quite in warmer hues and purplish blues. The Dynamic Range Optimiser reduced a occurrence of blown-out highlights and blocked-up shadows in JPEGs, while tender files taken during a same time seemed to have sufficient bit abyss to cover a customary liughtness operation of a balmy winter’s day.


    Imatest showed a camera and 16-50mm multiple to be able of assembly a approaching fortitude for a 20-megapixel sensor; though customarily customarily and customarily during ISO 100 for ARW.RAW files. (The best JPEGs were somewhat next expectations.) Each boost in attraction was compared with a on-going decrease in resolution, as shown in a graph of a Imatest results, below.




     
     Resolution declined neatly when a digital wizz was used. This was also compared with a dump in contrariety and decrease in saturation, quite in splendid outside lighting heading to images that seemed both soothing and rather flat.


    Long exposures during night defended a decent volume of detail, nonetheless exposures longer than 15 seconds had a somewhat blue cast, while shorter exposures were yellowish. Short exposures in low light levels contained a satisfactory volume of fact right adult to ISO 6400. Contrast and sharpness were significantly reduced during a top ISO settings.


    The built-in peep wasn’t absolute adequate to furnish scold exposures during a lowest ISO settings with a 50mm focal length. However, between ISO 400 and ISO 3200 shots perceived adequate exposure. Above this point, a camera was incompetent to recompense by adjusting exposures and on-going over-exposure occurred. Shots taken during a dual top attraction settings were radically unusable.


    White change opening was matching to a formula we have performed from prior Sony cameras. A slight comfortable expel remained in shots taken underneath both incandescent, while those taken with fluorescent lighting had traces of green. Both presets over-corrected slightly, a several fluorescent lighting settings imparting somewhat opposite colour casts. Manual dimensions constructed neutral colour delivery with any lighting type.


    Autofocusing with a singular AF mode was quick and wordless in splendid conditions. However, a continual AF mode was incompetent to keep gait with moderately-paced relocating subjects. The singular AF mode customarily took a second or dual to find concentration in low light levels.


    Metering was generally reliable, regardless of a lighting conditions and metering settlement used. However, carrying to use a guard shade for framing shots can make checking bearing levels formidable in daylight. The camera includes a guard liughtness combination in a setup menu, with a ‘sunshine’ environment to cope with these conditions. But it doesn’t make a shade significantly easier to use.


    Video peculiarity was generally good, nonetheless we found a few artefacts in some of a AVCHD clips. An instance is reproduced next with a red round around a influenced area.




     
     The stereo soundtracks were transparent adequate for pledge use and a filter is permitted to revoke breeze sound when sharpened out-of-doors. It doesn’t discharge breeze sound totally and isn’t effective in unequivocally breezy conditions.


    The picture peculiarity in film clips was also good adequate for applications like recording family activities, holidays and a like for displaying on home TV sets and video blogging. Colours were accurately accessible and superfluity was medium adequate to seem natural.


    The Wi-Fi and NFC functions worked as specified and it was easy to bond a camera to an NFC-capable Nexus 7 tablet. But connectivity functions are simple and we couldn’t entrance a GPS duty in a intelligent device to geotag picture files. Nor was it probable to upload shots directly to amicable networks as distant as we could determine.


    Still images are accessible by touching an idol displayed on a intelligent device’s screen, that can be changed to change focus. Provided a camera was is one of a P/A/S/M modes, it was probable to adjust a aperture, shiver speed, ISO and white change for sharpened stills and check shot combination regulating a intelligent device’s screen.


    Transferring JPEG images to a intelligent device was easy – though took adult to 10 seconds if they were during a strange record size. There’s an choice to revoke record sizes to 2-megapixel or VGA distance for speedier transmissions.



    Conclusion
     For an entry-level interchangeable-lens camera, a ?5000 has a lot of advantages; it’s tiny and light, takes nice-looking photos and cinema and comes with a flattering efficient lens. On a downside, a miss of a viewfinder is a large waste for anyone who shoots still cinema or film clips in outside environments. Point-and-guess sharpened is imposed by a camera in such situations.


    The emanate is formidable by a miss of a hot-shoe, that means we can’t fit a viewfinder, even if one was available. Nor can we fit an appendage peep when a built-in peep isn’t absolute enough.


    For photographers who have stepped adult from point-and-press digicams or camera-phones these issues might benefaction few problems. But for anyone who wants to rise their photography into a tolerably critical pastime, they paint can impediments to progress.


    Price-wise a ?5000 isn’t unequivocally rival with an entry-level DSLR from one of a vital manufacturers, all of that embody viewfinders and prohibited shoes. But, if carrying a small, lightweight camera is a categorical priority, sacrificing these advantages might be a customarily choice if we wish a largest sensor for a physique size.


    Lens options for E-mount cameras sojourn comparatively limited. Sony now offers 8 primary (single focal length) and 10 wizz lenses. The operation is not as extensive as a M4/3 choice though includes both affordable and high-performance lenses.


     


    SPECS



     Image sensor: APS-C form (23.2 x 15.4mm), “Exmor” APS HD CMOS sensor with 20.4 million photosites (20.1 megapixels effective)

     Image processor: BIONZ X 

     Lens mount: Sony E-mount 

     Focal length stand factor: 1.5x

     Digital zoom: Approx. 4x

     Image formats: Stills – ARW.RAW (2.3 format), JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant); Movies – AVCHD and MP4 (AVC/H.264)

     Image Sizes: Stills – 3:2 aspect: 5456 x 3632, 3872 x 2576, 2736 x 1824; 16:9 aspect: 5456 x 3064,   3872 x 2176, 2736 x 1536; Movies:  AVCHD – 1920 x 1080 during 50i and 25p (24M or 17M); MP4 – 1440 x 1080 and VGA during 25 fps

     Image Stabilisation: Digital Steady Shot

     Dust removal: Charge insurance cloaking on Optical Filter

     Shutter speed range: Still images:1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps) adult to 1/50 in AUTO mode (up to 1/25 in Auto delayed shiver mode); peep synch during 1/160 sec.

     Exposure Compensation: Still images: +/- 3.0EV (1/3EV steps), Movies: +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)

     Exposure bracketing: 3 frames in 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1.0EV, 2.0EV, 3.0EV  increments

     Other bracketing options: White Balance, DRO bracketing

     Self-timer: 10/2 sec check selectable, 10 sec check 3/5 exposures selectable

     Focus system: 25 indicate contrast-detection AF with concentration lock, built-in AF illuminator 

     Focus modes: AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus

     Exposure metering: 1200-zone evaluative metering with  Multi-segment, Centre-weighted and Spot metering patterns

     Shooting modes: iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Movie (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) ), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection

     Picture Effects: Posterisation (Colour or B/W), Pop Colour, Retro Photo, Partial Colour (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera (Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key, Soft Focus (High/Mid/Low), HDR Painting (High/Mid/Low)

     Creative Style Modes: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Black White, Sepia; adjustments for Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps)

     Colour space options: sRGB customary (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB customary concordant with TRILUMINOS Colour

     ISO range: Auto, ISO 100-16000 homogeneous (1/3 EV step with selectable reduce and top limits

     White balance: Auto, Sunny (5300K), Shadow (7500K), Cloudy (6000K), Incandescent (3000K), Fluorescent (4000K), Flash (5500K), Underwater; Custom, Color heat environment (Approx. 2000-14000K)

     Flash: Built-in peep GN 4.0 (in meters during ISO 100)

     Flash modes: Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync.; Red-eye Reduction selectable

     Flash bearing adjustment: +/- EV in 1/3, 1/2, or 1EV increments

     Sequence shooting: Max. 2.5 shots/sec. for adult to 5 RAW files or 15 Large/Fine JPEGs

     Storage Media: Single container for Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards; UHS-1 compliant

     Viewfinder: No

     LCD monitor: Tilting 3-inch far-reaching form TFT LCD shade with 460,800 dots

     Playback functions: Single picture (with or though sharpened information RGB histogram highlight/shadow warning), 12/30-frame Index View, Enlarged Display Mode (L: 15.1x, M: 10.7x, S: 7.6x, Panorama Standard: 19x, Panorama Wide: 29x), automobile course (manual/off selectable), Slideshow

     Interface terminals: Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote, NFC;  HDMI micro connector (Type-D), BRAVIA Sync (link menu), PhotoTV HD, 4K Still Image PB

     Wi-Fi function: IEEE 802.11b/g/n; Live View, Rec View, Wireless Touch AF shiver (Control settings for aperture, shiver speed, exposure, ISO sensitivity, white change and Drive Mode), Wireless Release, Power Off; Selectable from iAuto / ART / PASM (Live Bulb, Live Time)

     Power supply: NP-FW50 rechargeable lithium-ion battery; CIPA rated for approx. 420 shots/charge

     Dimensions (wxhxd): Approx. 109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7 mm(excluding protrusions)
     Weight: Approx. 210 grams (body only); 269 grams with battery and card


     


    TESTS



     Based on JPEG files prisoner with a granted 16-50mm lens.








     

     Based on ARW.RAW files processed with Adobe Camera Raw.




     





     


    SAMPLES


     



     Auto white change with illuminated lighting.



    Auto white change with fluorescent lighting.



     16mm focal length, ISO 100, 1/125 second during f/10.



    50mm focal length, ISO 100, 1/125 second during f/9. 




    4x digital zoom; 50mm focal length, ISO 100, 1/125 second during f/10.
     
     



    30-second bearing during ISO 100; 26mm focal length during f/4.5. 



    15-second bearing during ISO 400; 26mm focal length during f/4.5.


     



    10-second bearing during ISO 1600; 26mm focal length during f/7.1. 




    5-second bearing during ISO 6400; 26mm focal length during f/9.
     
     



    5-second bearing during ISO 12800; 26mm focal length during f/14. 



    3.2-second bearing during ISO 16000; 26mm focal length during f/11. 




    Flash bearing during ISO 100; 50mm focal length, 1/60 second during f/5.6.
     
     



    Flash bearing during ISO 400; 50mm focal length, 1/60 second during f/5.6. 



    Flash bearing during ISO 1600; 50mm focal length, 1/60 second during f/5.6. 



    Flash bearing during ISO 6400; 50mm focal length, 1/60 second during f/5.6. 




    Flash bearing during ISO 12800; 50mm focal length, 1/80 second during f/5.6.
     
     



    Flash bearing during ISO 16000; 50mm focal length, 1/100 second during f/6.3.




    Sweep panorama, normal setting: 16mm focal length, ISO 100, 1/100 second during f/11.
     
     




    Sweep panorama, far-reaching setting: 16mm focal length, ISO 100, 1/100 second during f/9. Note a distortions constructed by theme transformation within a scene.
     
     




    Stabilisation test; 16mm focal length, ISO 100, 1/5 second during f/3.5.
     




    16mm focal length, ISO 3200, 1/80 second during f/4.5.
     
     




    16mm focal length, ISO 16000, 1/125 second during f/7.1.
     
     




    Still support from AVCHD film shave accessible with FX 50i / 24M setting.
     
     




    Still support from AVCHD film shave accessible with FH 50i / 17M setting.
     
     




    Still support from AVCHD film shave accessible with FX 25p / 24M setting.
     
     




    Still support from AVCHD film shave accessible with FX 25p / 17M setting.
     
     




    Still support from MP4 film shave accessible with 1440 x 1080 pixels. Note a true distortion.
     
     




    Still support from MP4 film shave accessible with 640 x 480 pixels.
     
     Additional picture samples can be found with a review of a 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ OSS lens.


     


    Rating


    RRP: AU$699; US$498 (with SELP1650 lens)


     



    • Build: 8.5

    • Ease of use: 8.0

    • Autofocusing: 8.5

    • Still picture peculiarity JPEG: 8.8

    • Still picture quality RAW: 8.8

    • Video quality: 8.5


     


     


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