Well, we didn’t have to wait long after that image of the A5100 leaked online early yesterday, did we? Late last night (my time anyway), Sony officially unveiled their latest APS-C mirrorless camera, the a5100.

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As we have mentioned in our other coverage of this camera, it is essentially all the best bits from the powerful Sony A6000, placed into a cheaper body and released at a lower price. All in all, a sound strategy from Sony if you ask me.

Sony a5100 Specs

  • 24.3MP APS-C Exmor HD CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Gapless On-Chip Lens Design
  • 3.0″ 921.6k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080p Video in XAVC S at 50Mbps
  • Fast Hybrid AF & 179 Phase-Detect Points
  • Up to 6 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • Manual Focus Peaking and Zebra Function
  • Pop-Up Flash and Power Zoom Lever

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As you can see, this is a pretty nice piece of kit, even with the nicer A6000 body and viewfinder cut out. Right now, the body only for this nice little mirrorless will run you $549 for a preorder over at B&H. The camera is supposed to begin shipping next month (September).

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What are your thoughts on this new Sony a5100 mirrorless camera? Do you think taking the guts of the A6000 and placing them in a cheaper body is a smart move from Sony? Leave a comment below!