The first photo and specs of the Sony A5100 E-mount mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor have been leaked on the web along with the device’s official announcement date.
Sony is preparing to introduce a bunch of new products in the next few weeks. One of them is called A5100 and it consists of an E-mount mirrorless camera which will come packed with an APS-C-sized sensor.
After being registered on the websites of multiple agencies, the MILC has just had its photo, specs, and announcement date leaked online.
Sony A5100 announcement date scheduled for August 19
Although it may be weird, this is really happening. The A5100 will replace the A5000 only a few months after the latter’s initial introduction.
Sony launched the A5000 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014, but the company’s Hong Kong division is teasing the revealing of its successor. The event is said to take place on August 19 and it will not include the unveiling of any other products.
The confirmation of the Sony A5100 announcement date comes with a photo of the mirrorless camera. Design-wise, nothing appears to have changed, while the lens kit will be the familiar 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ OSS.
A price has not been disclosed, nor a release date, therefore we will have to wait until August 19 to find out all the details.
Sony A5100 specs: A6000’s sensor and AF system, NEX-5T’s display
Additionally, the new E-mount shooter will also borrow the autofocus system from the A6000. This means that the camera will be able to focus in only 0.06 seconds.
However, it is worth noting that the A5100 will not sport a built-in electronic viewfinder, so users will only be able to make use of the Live View mode.
Since the A5000 is quite similar to the NEX-5-series of cameras, the A5100 is getting the 3-inch 921K-dot LCD touchscreen of the NEX-5T, which can also be tilted.
About the Sony A5000
As stated above, Sony has announced the A5000 at the CES 2014 as a nail in the “NEX” brand’s coffin.
It features a 20.1-megapixel APS-C sensor, WiFi, NFC, and a tilting touchscreen. The maximum ISO stands at 16,000, while the maximum shutter speed stands at 1/4000th of a second.
The mirrorless camera is still in stock at Amazon for a price a little under $500, which includes the aforementioned 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ OSS kit lens.