Play And Print Functions
Package Contents: The Sony ILCE-5100L kit contains
the α (alpha series) α5100 interchangeable lens digital camera and the SELP1650 16-50mm F3.5-5.6
zoom lens. The package also includes a rechargeable battery, AC adapter/charger,
and adjustable neck strap.
Lens Compatibility: The α5100 is compatible with Sony's E-mount series of smaller,
lighter lenses. With the optional
lens adapter, Sony α (alpha) A-mount lenses can be used with this camera.
3" Flip-up LCD Touch Screen: The α5100 uses a 3" LCD
touch screen with 921,600 dots and approximately 100% coverage. The
screen flips up 180° to frame low-angle shots and self-portraits. The
electrostatic touch panel lets you operate the camera intuitively by
touching the screen or sliding your finger across the screen. The Touch Shutter
function lets you focus on and take a picture of your subject by simply touching
the subject on the LCD screen.
Built-in Flash: The camera has a built-in flash with a guide
number of 4 (meters, ISO 100). It covers an area equivalent to a 16mm lens, and
recycles in approximately 3 seconds. The Red-eye Reduction feature fires a
pre-flash to help prevent red-eyes in your subject. When the flash is activated,
you can select one of the following flash modes:
- Auto Flash: The flash
automatically fires if it is dark or against light.
- Fill-Flash: The flash fires
every time the shutter is released.
- Slow Sync: Allows you to shoot a clear image
of both the subject and the background by slowing the shutter speed.
- Rear Sync: Objects illuminated by
other light sources are captured first, then the flash is fired right before
the exposure is completed.
- Flash Off: The flash does not fire.
APS-C-sized HD Image Sensor: The α5100 features
an APS-C sized Exmor CMOS image sensor (23.5 x 15.6mm). It has approximately
24.7-million total pixels and 24.3-million effective pixels.
Image Sizes: You can record
still images in a 3:2 or 16:9 aspect ratio in JPEG
(with Fine and Standard compression), RAW (uncompressed images), or RAW + JPEG
(two images--one uncompressed and one compressed--are recorded simultaneously). The image sizes include:
|Ratio ||Image Size ||Resolution |
|3:2 ||Large: 24M ||6000 x 4000 |
|Medium: 12M ||4240 x 2832 |
|Small: 6M ||3008 x 2000 |
|RAW Large: 24M ||6000 x 4000 |
|16:9 ||Large: 20M ||6000 x 3376 |
|Medium: 10M ||4240 x 2400 |
|Small: 5.1M ||3008 x 1688 |
|RAW Large: 20M ||6000 x 3376 |
Movie Recording: The α5100 can record moving images in
broadcast-quality XAVC S (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 with 2-channel LPCM audio) with its
high 50MB/s bitrate, AVCHD Ver. 2.0 format with Blu-ray quality(MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
with Dolby Digital 2ch audio) or MP4 for uploading to your favorite websites
(MPEG-4/H.264 with 2-channel AAC audio). You can choose from the following file
formats and bit rates:
|File Format ||Average Bit Rate ||Resolution |
|XAVC S 60p 50M ||50 Mbps ||1920 x 1080 (60p) |
|XAVC S 30P 50M ||50 Mbps ||1920 x 1080 (30p) |
|XAVC S 24P 50M ||50 Mbps ||1920 x 1080 (24p) |
|AVCHD 60p 28M (PS) ||28 Mbps ||1920 x 1080 (60p) |
|AVCHD 60i 24M (FX) ||24 Mbps ||1920 x 1080 (60i) |
|AVCHD 60i 17M (FH) ||17 Mbps ||1920 x 1080 (60i) |
|AVCHD 24p 24M (FX) ||24 Mbps ||1920 x 1080 (24p) |
|AVCHD 24p 17M (FH) ||17 Mbps ||1920 x 1080 (24p) |
|MP4 1440 x 1080 12M ||12 Mbps ||1440 x 1080 (30fps) |
|MP4 VGA 3M ||3 Mbps ||640 x 480 (30fps) |
Dual Media Options: The α5100 accepts two types
of media for capturing still images: Memory Stick XC-HG Duo and Memory Stick PRO Duo (including Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo),
SDHC, and SDXC (UHS-I compliant) Memory Cards. The camera is also compatible with Eye-Fi cards,
which can upload images from the memory card wirelessly to your computer via
Wi-Fi. Images recorded on Memory Stick XC-HG Duo and SDXC cards cannot be imported to
or played on computers or AV devices that are not compatible with exFAT.
Wireless Functions: The α5100 has built-in Wi-Fi capability, allowing
you to connect the camera to your smartphone or tablet, using the
PlayMemories Mobile app. Compatible devices must have Android 2.3 and later or
iOS 4.3 and later. Some of the available wireless functions include:
- NFC: The camera can wirelessly connect to compatible
Android smartphones (requires Android 4.0 and later) and tablets via NFC
(Near Field Communication). By simply touching your camera to the smart
device, you can easily transfer images and control the camera remotely.
- Smart Remote Control: You can remotely control the
camera's shutter release wirelessly from your mobile device.
- Direct Upload: You can upload you photos and movies wirelessly
from the camera to your smartphone or tablet. From there, they can be shared
via email or your favorite social media site.
- PlayMemories Camera Apps: You can add new functions to your
camera through various PlayMemories apps, including time-lapse photography
and portrait lighting.
- View on TV: You can view images on a network-enabled TV
by transferring them from the product without connecting to the TV with a
Optical SteadyShot: Optical SteadyShot is built into most of
E-mount lenses, including the supplied 16-50mm lens. When a SteadyShot-equipped
lens is attached to the camera, you can turn on the SteadyShot feature to reduce
the effects of camera shake. You cannot set Steady Shot when an A-mount lens is attached via
an LA-EA adapter.
Hybrid AF System: The α5100's high-performance ultra-fast
system uses a wide-area 179-point phase-detection sensor and a 25-point
contrast-detection sensor to give you accurate focusing in approximately 0.07
seconds, and continuous shooting up to 6 frames per second.
The camera offers the
following shooting modes:
- Single Shooting: Default setting for standard
picture taking--shoots one still image.
- Continuous Shooting: When you press and hold the
shutter button, the camera records the images continuously. You can select
low speed (maximum up to 3 frames per second) or high speed (up to 6 fps).
The maximum number of frames you can shoot continuously is 56 (JPEG Fine),
75 (JPEG Standard), 23 (RAW), and 22 (RAW+JPEG).
You can set the camera to two different self-timers:
- 10 Second: After you press the shutter button, the shutter will be
released about 10 seconds later. This is convenient when the
photographer wants to appear in a photo.
- 2 Second:
After you press the shutter button, the shutter will be released about 2
seconds later. This is convenient to reduce camera-shake.
- Self-timer Continuous: After you press the shutter button,
the camera will continuously take 3 or 5 images after a 10-second pause.
- Bracket (Continuous):
The camera can shoot three continuous images with the exposures shifted
automatically. This setting shoots images continuously with exposure value
shifted by plus or minus 0.3 EV, 0.7 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, or 3.0 EV.
- Bracket (Single): Like continuous bracket above, except
photos are taken one-by-one, each with different degree of brightness.
- Bracket (WB): Shoots three images, each with a
different color tone, according to the selected settings for white balance,
color temperature, and color filter.
- Bracket (DRO): Shoots a total of three images, each at
a different degree of D-Range Optimizer.
Exposure Modes: The camera offers the following exposure
- Intelligent Auto: The camera analyses the subject, and
allows you to shoot with appropriate settings. It recognizes and
automatically switches to Night Scene, Tripod Night Scene, Night Portrait,
Backlight, Backlight Portrait, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Spotlight, Low
Brightness or Baby.
- Superior Auto: The camera automatically recognizes and
evaluates the shooting conditions and sets the appropriate settings
automatically. The recognized scenes are the same, but the range of shooting
functions is wider than those of Intelligent Auto. This mode also performs
Auto HDR and chooses the best image.
- Scene Selection: You can select an appropriate mode for the
subject or the shooting conditions to allow you to shoot the image with a
suitable setting for the subject: Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset,
Night Scene, and Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait, and Anti-Motion Blur.
- Sweep Panorama: You can create a panoramic image from
composed images. To shoot, pan the camera horizontally or vertically while
holding down the shutter button. You can select from the following panorama
- Standard: Vertical--3872 x 2160; Horizontal--8192 x 1856
- Wide: Vertical--5536 x 2160; Horizontal 12416 x 1856
- Manual Exposure:
This mode allows you to shoot after adjusting the exposure (shutter speed
and aperture) manually.
- Shutter Priority: This mode allows you to shoot
after adjusting the shutter speed manually, letting the camera set the
appropriate aperture. With a high shutter speed, the moving subject appears as if
it is frozen on the image. With a slow shutter speed, the moving subject appears as if it were flowing.
- Aperture Priority: This mode allows you to shoot after adjusting the aperture
value manually, letting the camera set the appropriate shutter speed. This
mode gives you greater control over the depth of field.
- Program Auto: This mode allows you to shoot with the
exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the aperture
value), while keeping the custom settings for ISO sensitivity, Creative
Style, D-Range optimizer, etc.
Picture Effects: The α5100 allows you to shoot photos with
an effect filter to obtain various images. Available effects include: Toy
Camera, Pop Color, Posterization Color, Posterization B/W, Retro Photo, Soft High-key,
Partial Color, High Contrast Mono, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono,
Miniature, Watercolor, and Illustration.
Image Layering: In some Scene Selection modes, the camera
captures 6 images in a fraction of a second, then combines the data to create a
single image. This helps to control blur (Anti-Motion Blur mode) and to get
cleaner, sharper nighttime pictures (Hand-held Twilight mode).
Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensation is used to
alter the camera's standard exposure setting. You can make the image look
lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure). The exposure
compensation amount can be set up to +/-3.0 EV in 1/3-step increments (+/-2.0 EV
Face Detection: When activated, the camera detects the faces
of your subjects and adjusts the focus, flash exposure, and white balance
settings automatically. You can also select the priority face to be focused on,
or register the faces on which to automatically focus upon.
An advanced 1200-zone evaluative sensing system provides multi-pattern measuring for
superior exposure control accuracy in a wide range of lighting conditions. You
can select from the following methods for measuring the brightness of a subject:
Measures light on each area after dividing the total area into
multiple areas and determines the proper exposure of the entire screen.
While emphasizing the central area of the screen, this method measures
the average brightness of the entire screen.
- Spot: This method measures light only in the spot metering
circle in the center of the frame.
White Balance: You can adjust the color tones according to the
lighting conditions. You can choose from the following WB options:
- Auto WB: This mode adjusts the white balance automatically.
- Daylight: This mode adjusts for outdoors and sunlit subjects.
- Shade: This mode adjust for shady conditions on a clear day.
- Cloudy: This mode adjust for a cloudy sky.
- Incandescent: This mode adjusts for incandescent
- Fluorescent: This mode adjusts for fluorescent lighting
with separate positions for Warm White, Cool White, Day White, and Daylight.
- Flash: This mode adjusts for flash conditions.
- Underwater: The color temperature is adjusted for
- Color Temperature: This mode adjusts the white balance
depending upon the light source (color temperature). It achieves the effect
of color compensation (CC) filters for photography.
- Custom: In a scene where the ambient light consists of
multiple types of light sources, use of the custom white balance is
recommended in order to accurately reproduce the whiteness.
Creative Style: This camera is pre-programmed with image styles
optimal for various scenes and purposes. For each setting, you can adjust the
contrast, saturation, and sharpness. You can choose from the following settings: Standard, Vivid,
Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Sepia, and Black & White.
ISO Settings: ISO is a unit of measurement of sensitivity to
light. The larger the number, the higher the sensitivity. The camera's ISO can
be set manually or automatically between ISO 100 and ISO 25600 in 1/3 EV steps
with selectable lower and upper limits. For movies, values between ISO 100 and
ISO 12800 are available.
Noise Reduction: The camera offers Long Exposure and High ISO Noise
Reduction (NR) to automatically reduce the grainy noise found in photos during
long exposures or high ISO settings.
Optics: The Sony SELP1650 (E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS)
retractable zoom lens is compatible with the
Sony α NEX-series interchangeable lens cameras. The lens has a 35mm equivalent
focal length of 24-75mm, and is recommended for a wide variety of photos, from
snapshots to portraits.
Power Zoom: The SELP1650 is the first α- (alpha) series lens
with an electrically-driven zoom mechanism. When the camera is powered on, the
lens extends approximately 7/8", and becomes instantly ready for shooting. The
lens retracts approximately 5 seconds after the camera is powered off. You can
zoom in and out by sliding the zoom lever up or down. You can also
control the power zoom by turning the zoom/focus ring when the camera is in Auto
Note: The zoom/focus ring adjusts the focus when the
camera is in Manual Focus mode.
Optical SteadyShot (OSS): Equipped with Optical SteadyShot
(OSS), the lens compensates for blur caused by camera shake for normal handheld
photography. OSS also reduces the reliance on high ISO settings when shooting in
dark environments, which greatly enhances the effectiveness of the Hand-held
Twilight and Anti-Motion Blur shooting modes. Optical SteadyShot gives you a
4-stop shutter speed advantage when activated.
Focusing: The lens can be used with the NEX-series cameras in the
auto-focus, Direct Manual Focus, or manual focus modes. You can switch between focusing modes
in the camera menu.
Dimensions: The lens has the following dimensions:
Diameter=2.568", Length=1.405" (1.828"w/caps)
|Lens ||E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS |
|35mm Equivalent ||24-75mm |
|Mount ||Sony E-mount |
|Angle of View ||83-32° |
|Lens Construction ||9 elements in 8 groups |
(1 ED and 4 aspheric elements)
7-blade Circular aperture
|Minimum Focus ||9.84" (W) 12" (T) |
|Filter Diameter ||40.5mm |
|Aperture ||F3.5-5.6 maximum |
|Weight ||4.1 ounces |
Play And Print Functions
Playback Options: You can view images on
the LCD monitor with 3 options: with recording data
displayed, without recording data, or histogram display.
Auto Review: After an image is recorded, you can
have the camera automatically display it on the LCD monitor
for two, five or 10 seconds. You can also turn off auto
Image Rotation: Vertical shots can be
rotated automatically so that they are displayed upright
during playback. This can be done manually or automatically.
Playback Screen: You can view your photos back as
a single image on the LCD monitor, as an Index or as a Slide
Show. During Index View mode, you can view 12 or 30 images at
once. You can adjust the Slide Show mode interval from 1, 3,
5, 10, or 30 seconds.
Image Enlargement: During single image
playback you can enlarge an entire image or a select area of
an image, depending upon the image size. Small images
can be enlarged up to 8.3x, Medium images to 11.8x, and
Large images up to 16.7x. Once you have enlarged the image,
you can pan around the image to view the desired portion.
Rotating Images: Images can be rotated
counter-clockwise 360-degrees on the camera's LCD monitor
during single image playback.
Protect Images: You can protect all images on your
memory card or select only certain images to be protected
from accidental erasure.
Printing Options: The camera offers the following
- DPOF Compatible: Using the camera, you can
specify the images and the number of images to print
before you print images at a photo printing shop or with your
- Memory Card: You can print images with a
Memory Stick or SD card compliant printer.
- Computer: You can copy images to a computer
using the downloadable "Picture Motion Browser" software and
print the images.
The α5100 is powered by the NP-FW50 InfoLithium battery
(supplied). The battery communicates data to the camera, so
that the percentage of battery power remaining can be
displayed. Stamina Battery power allows you to take up to
400 images, or record movies continuously for up to 100
minutes (75 min typically) with a fully charged battery.
Charging: The supplied InfoLithium battery requires
approximately 5 hours 10 minutes for a full charge, using the supplied AC-UB10D AC
adapter and USB cable.
Power Save: You can set different time intervals for the
camera to switch to Power Save mode. You
can set the interval to 10 seconds, 20 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes, or 30 minutes. Once the
camera goes into Power Save mode, you can return to the shooting mode by
pressing the shutter button halfway.
HDMI Output: The α5100 has a micro-HDMI (Type D) output
for connecting the camera to your HDTV, so you can view
and share photos in clarity and detail. You can set the HDMI
Output resolution to Auto, 1080p, or 1080i. When
connected to a Sony BRAVIA TV, you can control the image
playback using the TV remote. A micro-HDMI-to-HDMI cable is
Micro USB: The camera is equipped with a
Micro USB terminal for charging the camera, and for
connecting the camera to your computer. The USB port is
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) compliant for high speed data
Downloadable Software: No software is included in the box with the
α5100. The following Application software can be downloaded from the Sony website
(URLs or links to the software can be found in the online Help Guide):
Image Data Converter:
- Compatible with Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8/8.1, Mac OS
- Playback and edit images recorded in RAW format with various
corrections, such as tone curve and sharpness.
- Adjust images with white balance, exposure, and Creative Style.
- Save as
RAW format or save in the general file format.
- Display and compare the RAW images and JPEG images recorded by the
- Rank images in 5 grades.
- Apply color labels.
Remote Camera Control:
- Compatible with Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8/8.1, Mac OS
- You can change the camera's settings and shoot photos.
- Record images directly to the computer.
- Perform interval timer shooting
PlayMemories Home / Action Cam Movie Creator:
Compatible with Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8/8.1, Mac OS X
Import images shot with the camera and display them on the computer.
Share images using PlayMemories Online.
With Windows, you can also do the following:
- Organize images on the computer on a calendar by shooting date to view them.
- Edit and correct images, such as trimming and resizing.
- Create a Blu-ray disc, AVCHD disc, or DVD-Video disc from AVCHD movies imported to a
computer. (You cannot create discs from XAVC S format movies, although they
can be imported to computers.)
- Upload images to a network service (internet connection required)
* XAVC S movies may not play back smoothly with Mac OS X.
Wireless Auto Import:
- Compatible with Mac OS X v10.7-10.9 (only with Intel processors; will
not operate on Macs with Core Solo/Core Duo processors)
- Required if you are using a Mac computer and want to import images to
the computer using Wi-Fi function.