So after a tons of research and reviews, a few weeks ago I purchased the Sony A5100 to improve the quality of my images on my social media channels and blog.Although it’s too soon for a review, I’d like to go through the general specs just in case someone else is also camera shopping and needs a few information on this one! Camera shopping can be stressful, and with the prices of these high end cameras nowadays, it does serve well to take your time to make sure your camera is right for you. Here are the top five things about this camera (in general terms) that made go for this gem,
I’ve only ever owned one other camera, a small portable sumsung, over 5 years ago! I needed something to help me transition into the photography and dsr/dslr camera world. The A5100 was a perfect option to allow me to learn about the technical side and new terms of photography (lots to learn) without too much complication, and still produce images of the highest quality, 24.3MP (f0r now, I use the auto mode) Slowly but surely I will be able to use some of it’s manual settings and make the most of what this beauty has to offer. It is light weight and easy for me to carry along on the move. Finally I found it be a brilliant introduction to intechangable camera lenses,
It used to take me for ever to connect my camera to my laptop, and all transfer the images. I love the fact that the A5100 has built in wifi and saves me the hassle of using my mac book. I can literally take a picture and have it on Instagram in seconds now.
One of the most important aspects for me when choosing a camera was it’s ability to autofocus for pictures and videos. The Sony A5100 features 4D focus which allows superior autofocus performance in 4 dimension. Perfect for those spontaneous quick pictures.
4. HD Movies
The sony A5100 has been popular amongst bloggers for it’s HD Video feature. It’s precision and sharp details and pretty decent microphone make for excellent High Defnifintion videos and
5. 180 degrees LCD Screen
Lastly and perhaps most importantly, is the LCD camera that can be tilted for that infamous selfie! I plan to take my own pictures most of the time, being able to see myself on the screen is essential if I have the chance of producing a half decent picture.
So there it is, a few things I love about this camera. In the coming weeks I will be testing, learning and practicing some photography skills. By the beginning of the year hopefully I’ll be able to give an accurate review on this camera. Although there are already tons of information on the Sony A5100, hopefully I was able to summarise it in a useful way for someone out there.