Sony - α 5000 - the world's lightest mirrorless camera with APS-C image sensor

Sony is going to release new entry model mirrorless camera α 5000 with Wi-Fi & NFC built-in on February 7.

It's the world's lightest mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (109.6x35.7x62.8mm, 210g) that has an APS-C size image sensor. It comes in the following colors: black, silver, white and pink.

α 5000 will be sold as a lens kit:

- α 5000 Power Zoom Lens Kit ILCE-5000L with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens - about ¥53,000
- α 5000 Double Zoom Lens Kit ILCE-5000Y with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens and E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS lens - about ¥78,000

The black model has a lens in black and the other models have a lens in silver.

α 5000 has Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor (20.1 million effective pixels) and BIONZ X image processor, the same as α7 and α7R (the α series's flagship models), maximum 16000 ISO sensitivity and 180-degree tiltable 3-inch TFT monitor.

 

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