Sony releases the world's smallest APS-C ILC; the Alpha 5100

ILCE-5100_wSELP1650_kiseki_white-1200.jpgSony has just unveiled their smallest Alpha series ILC to date, with the introduction of the all new a5100 (aka the Alpha 5100). Positioned between their popular a5000 and a6000 models, the new a5100 borrows many of its features from its big brother, the a6000. These include the same 24.3-megapixel APS-C sized CMOS image sensor, BIONZ X processor, and Fast Hybrid AF system (which uses 179 Phase-Detection AF points + 25 Contrast-Detection AF points). While not quite as fast as its more expensive sibling, the A5100 does boast some fast AF performance, with Sony claiming it can lock focus within 0.07 seconds. Other interesting features include a 180 degree tilting LCD screen, 6fps burst shooting with continuous AF/AE, XAVC S full HD video at various frame rates (60p, 25p, etc.), Wi-Fi with NFC tech, and a built-in pop-up flash unit.

To learn more, see our Sony Alpha 5100 Preview.