Shoot incredibly sharp and focused photos every time with supremely fast AF performance with wide coverage and Touch AF.
Achieve beautiful and lifelike images with the latest-generation 24.3-megapixel*1 Exmor APS-C CMOS image sensor and BIONZ X, ensuring you never miss a detail again.
Look picture perfect effortlessly with Touch Shutter, Soft Skin Effect and at any angle with the Selfie 180 Flip Monitor.
Capture expressive Full HD footage in high bit-rate XAVC S format, enhanced by extremely accurate focusing and smooth subject tracking with Fast Hybrid AF.
Experience feature-rich convenience in the world's smallest interchangeable-lens digital camera*2. Its built-in flash, zoom lever and compact size with ergonomic grip make for easier shooting wherever you are.
Enjoy one touch sharing for mobile with Wi-Fi and NFC, enabling you to download*3 a multitude of Play Memories Camera Apps with fun and creative features. Edit and share your favourite moments with your loved ones and friends seamlessly.
Stunning Precision With The Breakthrough 4D Focus
Forget everything you knew about autofocus. With Sony's state-of-the-art 4D Focus, you'll be able to capture every moving subject with astonishing clarity like never before. The 4D Focus combines fast autofocus speed, wide coverage and steadfast tracking through a sophisticated AF algorithm. In this instance, the 5100 interchangeable lens camera comes equipped with remarkably fast AF performance at a mere 0.07 second and 179 wide-area focal plane phase-detection AF points, so you don't have to miss a perfect photo opportunity again. Experience a truly game-changing autofocus that never lets go of any moment worth capturing.
A Perfect Pairing For Sharp, Detailed Images
With three times the processing speed of earlier models, the new BIONZ X image processor reproduces textures and details in real life, and suppresses visual noise in specific areas to ensure sharp images. This results in realistic images with rich tonal gradations and a natural three-dimensional appearance. Together with the new 24.3MP APS HD CMOS sensor which improves light sensitivity, expect exceptionally low noise images throughout the entire range.
Perfectly Composed Selfies At Any Moment
Be camera ready from any angle with the convenient 180 degree tiltable LCD screen and touch shutter. Simply flip up the LCD screen and adjust the magnification with the zoom lever for easy self-shooting. Compose your selfies beautifully at any angle, wherever you are. Together with Soft Skin Effect which intelligently enhances skin tone, you'll always look picture perfect.
Full HD Resolution For Professional Results
Achieve film-like results with little effort with the 5100's Full HD movie shooting in high bit-rate XAVC S format. Enjoy not just crystal clear picture quality but superior sound recording as well. Its Fast Hybrid AF provides extremely accurate focusing and smooth subject tracking, allowing precise shooting under any condition.
A Plethora Of Features In A Tiny Body
Enjoy smooth operation for any kind of shooting with a built-in flash feature and zoom lever for seamless magnification on your subjects - all the feature-rich convenience in the world's smallest interchangeable lens digital camera.
Share Images With One Touch
Share photos and MP4 movies in an instant by simply touching the camera to your friend's Android smartphone or tablet. This remarkably convenient wireless feature is made possible by built-in Wi-Fi and NFC (Near Field Communication) technology that also works with pre-installed Smart Remote Control to enable remote control of your camera from the smartphone or tablet.
Lock-on AF tracks moving subjects with precision and clarity by continuously adjusting target frame size based on various subject characteristics, dramatically increasing the in-focus rate.
Eye AF is extremely accurate for tracking moving subjects and focusing on the subjects' eyes, freeing you to concentrate on the content of the scene for a perfect portrait photo.
ISO Sensitivity: 100 - 25600
The extremely high ISO range lets you shoot natural, nuanced photos in dim light or indoors without a flash.
Auto HDR (High Dynamic Range)
Auto HDR expands the dynamic range of your images from dark shadows to bright highlights to capture all the tonal gradations seen by your naked eye. It instantly shoots three exposures and composites the best details from each in the highlights, mid-tones and shadows to create a single image with an extremely wide dynamic range.
Peaking Function + MF Assist For Easy And Accurate Manual Focusing
MF Assist and Peaking enlarge screen images to make manual focusing easier. It helps to achieve focusing precision by detecting and highlighting the most in-focus area with a user-selected colour.
A Wide Selection Of Interchangeable Lenses
Enhance your photographic enjoyment with our range of 54 interchangeable lenses, including a growing assortment of E-mount and A-mount options. Adding on an A-mount adaptor lets you use Sony system A-mount lenses with your E-mount camera. Discover high-quality lenses to suit any shooting situation.
Accessorise Your Cameras
Make your photo adventures more enjoyable with an array of accessories - from tripods, microphone, flash, cases, straps, and more.
High-Speed Memory Cards
Sony's range of memory cards offers a wealth of entertainment possibilities and serves as a perfect companion for photographers. Transfer and share information or use it with Sony cameras, PSP, or Xperia smartphones or tablets.
Still images: +/- 3.0EV (1/3EV steps), Movies: +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
Smart zoom (Still images) - L: Approx. 4x, M: Approx. 5.7x, S: Approx. 8x, Digital zoom (Still images) - Approx. 4x M: Approx. 5.7x, S: Approx. 8x, Digital zoom (Movie) - Approx. 4x
3 frames, H/L selectable
Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur
Video Recording Frame Rate
LPCM, AAC, AC3
Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable)
Screen Size (Diagonal)
7.62 cm (3 inch) inch
23.5 x 15.6 mm