A new camera has been introduced by Sony For fitting in its range of APS C-E mount cameras. It is claimed to have the smallest sensor size in the world which includes a Wi-Fi and a built-in flash.
The NEX-5T has been replaced by Sony A5100 and it sits under the A6000, which comes under the current line-up of compact system cameras of Sony.
It has a 24.3 million pixel APS C sized Exmor CMOS sensor along with Bionz X, the latest generation process or Sony, the same one that is found in the flagship A7 cameras of Sony. It also includes a 180 degree tilting touchscreen. It is touch sensitive and is somewhat unusual for Sony.
When it comes to connectivity, there is Wi-Fi. Through this the functionality of the camera can be downloaded and applications can be downloaded from the PlayMemories Store of Sony. It also includes the NFC technology so that quick connections can be made between cameras as well as camera compatible devices. Images can be transferred easily between the devices or a tablet or a smartphone can be used for controlling the camera.
The camera A5100 has the Hybrid AF system which is found in A6000. It has 179 phase detection points that are designed for capturing fast action. One can use the touch sensitive screen for focusing or firing off the shutter release. There is also availability of video recording with full HD at 50Mbps.
It has been claimed by Sony that this is the smallest camera in the world but comes with caveats. However, it is not small as Panasonic GM1, a compact system camera having smaller sensors.
The price of Sony A5100 price would be somewhere around £550 (US$700, AU$899), and would include kit lens. It can be pre-ordered.
ld include kit lens. It can be pre-ordered.