Thursday, April 3, 2014

Sony a5000 Camera

Sony Introduces the World’s Lightest Interchangeable-lens Digital Camera1, with Built in Wi-Fi and NFC
a5000 offers DSLR-style quality and creative power without weighing you down

I just bought the Sony NEX3 (in pink) not long ago and mentioned it on Instagram! Had some people telling me what a great choice i made to get that camera. When i had a chance to get my hands on this new Sony a5000 i was so happy because this is a "better" version and it comes with build in Wi-Fi.

Nowadays, most bloggers take pictures using their cameras then transfer to their phone via Wi-Fi. Which would explain why some bloggers have pictures which are so much clearer and sharper. A camera with the Wi-Fi function is a MUST for me because when i travel. I prefer to capture everything using my camera because it takes higher quality images than my phone. And when i want to post it on Instagram, i can just send it to my phone directly (no internet connection is required, the Wi-Fi for Camera to Phone works like "Bluetooth") instead of transferring to my laptop and uploading online (so troublesome!). Gone are the days i take a picture with my camera and then take out my phone to take a picture to Instagram.

The Sony a5000 takes super awesome pictures! I love how it automatically blurs backgrounds (this function can also be adjusted/disabled). It is really easy to use too! Plus, like a DSLR, you can change the lens.


It's totally a Selfie Camera. I can't remember the last time i owned a camera without a flip screen. THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST FOR SOMEONE LIKE ME! Tip: Use the Soft Skin Effect which automatically smoothen wrinkles and dullness if you want to look prettier. I like that the effect doesn't make you look "too fake" either and it is still sharp. There are some cameras with beauty mode which makes you glow so much it makes you look too doll-like and fake. There's one really popular selfie camera a lot of bloggers use and when i see their pictures i just know they used that camera cus of the "over glow".

The Sony a5000 comes in 3 Colors - White, Pink and Black.

Camera Type Interchangeable lens digital camera with built-in flash
Lens compatibility Sony E-mount lenses
Image sensor
Type APS-C type (23.2 x 15.4mm) "Exmor™" APS HD CMOS sensor
Number of pixels (effective) Approx. 20.1 megapixels
Recording system
(still image)
Recording format JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Image quality modes RAW/RAW+JPEG/JPEG Fine/JPEG Standard
Picture Effect 13 type: Posterisation (Colour, B/W), Pop Colour, Retro Photo, Partial Colour (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolour, Illustration
Recording system (movie)
Recording format
AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant;
Recording system
Media "Memory Stick PRO Duo"/"Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo"/"Memory Stick XC-HG Duo"/SD memory card/SDHC memory card/SDXC memory card
Focus system
Type Contrast-detection AF
Focus point 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
Exposure control
Metering type 1200-zone evaluative metering
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) Still images: ISO100 to 16000, AUTO (ISO100 to 16000), Movies: ISO100 to 6400 equivalent, AUTO (ISO100 to 6400 equivalent)
LCD screen
Type 7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT
Number of dots 460,800 dots (total)
Field coverage 100%
Adjustable angle Up by approx. 180 degrees
View on smartphone
Send to computer
View on TV
Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible,
One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
PlayMemories Camera Apps
Drive Speed (approx., max.) Continuous mode: max. 2.5 fps
Speed Priority Continuous shooting: max. 3.5 fps
Power Still images Approx. 420 images (CIPA standard)
Dimensions (W x H x D) excluding protrusions Approx. 109.6mm x 62.8mm x 35.7mm
Approx. 210g (body only)
Approx. 269g (with battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo included)
Is the Sony a5000 good? 

It is one of the best cameras i've ever used and i reeeeeally love it. It produces DSLR quality images without being too bulky to carry around.

Do you want to win this awesome camera???

If yes, join the 5000 Challenge!!

Sony is inviting all fans to participate in the 5000 challenge, where participants will have to race against the clock and answer 10 fun and interesting questions about the 5000 camera as accurately as possible.

Players with the highest scores and fastest timings will be able to win for themselves one of the 120 attractive prizes from Sony, while the top three winners will each receive a brand new 5000!

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