The NEX branding may have gone, but what else is new about Sony’s 20.1-million-pixel Alpha 5000 – its latest APS-C-format CSC on the market? Read the Sony Alpha 5000 review...

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Sony Alpha 5000 review – Our verdict

Although the Alpha 5000 is effectively a rebrand and refresh of the NEX-3N, Sony has made noticeable improvements in previously contentious areas, such as noise reduction, white balance and metering, as well as a significant jump in resolution.

The features of Sony’s entry-level compact system camera have been brought in line with much of the competition thanks to the addition of Wi-Fi and the increased functionality that comes with its inclusion, such as apps and remote-shooting functionality.

People upgrading from a standard compact camera, or photography newcomers, will do well to consider the Alpha 5000 with a view to one day upgrading again within Sony’s E-mount system. The ability to invest in a system with a good selection of lenses, at an entry-level price point, makes the Alpha 5000 an attractive first compact system camera.

  1. 1. Sony Alpha 5000 at a glance:
  2. 2. Sony Alpha 5000 review - Build and handling
  3. 3. Sony Alpha 5000 review - Metering
  4. 4. Sony Alpha 5000 review - Dynamic range and white balance and colour
  5. 5. Sony Alpha 5000 review - Autofocus
  6. 6. Sony Alpha 5000 review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  7. 7. Sony Alpha 5000 review - Live view, LCD and video
  8. 8. Sony Alpha 5000 review - Our verdict
  9. 9. Hands-on review
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