Rated 4 out of 5 by JeMO Great camera but one glaring flaw.
This is a fantastic camera, it has the same APS-C sensor, processor, and auto focus system as the a6000 in a smaller package. You can accomplish some quite amazing photos and and is compact enough to have with you all day.
I'm rating it 4 stars but it should really be 3.5 due to one major glaring flaw (would be 5 if this issue is fixed). For what ever reason Sony has decided to remove the function menu in this camera. The previous NEX-5T and pretty much ever other Sony camera, even the RX100 has a function menu. Several of the buttons are programmable including the "?" button yet there is no ability to make it pull up the function menu for quick access to your most used setting.
This truly is a shame and cuts the camera off at the knees as it is otherwise extremely capable in M, A, or S mode. Without this function menu feature you are forced to menu dive to make changes to many of your favorite settings which is a huge chore. I am baffled why this feature is not in the camera and even more confused why it hasn't been fixed. Several reviews have mentioned this glaring omission and it should be easily resolved with a firmware update yet nothing has happened.
April 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bolom128 Missing the function menu
Very hard to use the camera without function menu.
We need function menu please fix it.
June 27, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by JulieG Not for SUN!
Great pictures but it is impossible to see what you are taking a picture of! When its a bright day the sun reflects your own relection onto teh LCD screen- so i was just basically shooting at what i thougth was the object and crossing my fingers. Maybe a good camera for somewhere with not a lot of sun- or indoor shots. But if you live some where sunny dont bother! you need a view finder.
March 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by RCRicci Amazing Video Quality
I am still a photography novice, but somewhat familiar with video. I found the video quality to be amazing, - as well, the feature to save MP4 simultaneously with the HD video file.
April 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Znem Light Weight and Professional Quality
I have always been a Nikon fan but Nikon has not done the small camera Mirrorless well. Sony, has always been the tops in making things small and this camera is no exception. It's a pleasure to carry around my neck for long time periods and the quality of the photos is amazing.
April 19, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tral4l4 Good camera
This is a good camera, takes very nice pictures. Screen is a bit tough to see during sunlight. Touchscreen focus is very nice. If it would have a viewfinder and the touch screen would work in the menus as well, it would be the perfect camera.
I was deciding between this camera and the a6000, but chose the a5100 because it has the same guts as the a6000 + better video codec, is smaller, has flip up screen, and is smaller/lighter.
I am very happy with the purchase.
April 10, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by RonSonyA5100 Great camera!
Good kit lens for video and still photographs in most lighting conditions. Aperature is not fast, so you will need to get another lens for low light conditions. Automatic setting does most of the work for you when you are having fun and want to get in a few quick pictures of the activities.
March 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by AugustineChai9663 Good for Begineers
Easy to handle and good quality pictures
March 15, 2015