This is the First Leaked Photo of the Sony a5100, and It Comes with a Full List of Specs


Okay, maybe leaked is a misnomer here — some publications have even come out and said they believe Sony (and others) are leaking stuff on purpose — but regardless, we just got our first peek at the followup to Sony’s a5000 mirrorless camera courtesy of Digicaminfo.

And what’s more, that first peek comes with a full list of specs. If you’re the type that likes to keep some things a mystery, we suggest you don’t read on.

By the looks of it, the a5100 will be a very worthwhile upgrade, even if you already own the a5000.


According to the leaked specs, the APS-C sensor is jumping from 20.1 to 24.3 megapixels, the AF system has been upgraded to the super-fast 176-point hybrid sensor in the a6000, and the 3-inch tiltable screen is now a touchscreen *insert squeal of excitement here* with a whopping 960k-dots of resolution.

Plus, the continuous speed has supposedly been upgraded from 3.5 to 6fps and max ISO has been boosted from 16,000 to 25,600. Sonyalpharumors took the words right out of our mouths when they said this is basically an a6000 without an EVF and for less money. Definitely a camera worth getting excited about.

  • howitzerr

    the a6000 is already the bargain of the century, and they will put the *same* sensor on an even cheaper camera ?

  • genotypewriter

    Also the EVF is gone making it smaller and a touch screen is added which makes it a lot faster and easier to use… it’s definitely a good deal.

  • Cinekpol

    This could equally well be any other NEX. It’s not like they evolve.

  • N0M15

    Meh.. an EVF is more useful than touchscreen.