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Advantages of the Sony A5000

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True resolution
Higher true resolution
19.8 MP vs 16 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Battery life
Longer battery life
420 shots vs 330 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Weight
Lighter
210 g vs 276 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.4" vs 1.5"
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Around 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Sony 5R

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 3.5 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Focus points
More focus points
99 vs 25
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
25,600 ISO vs 16,000 ISO
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The 5R's maximum light sensitivity is 1.4 f-stops better
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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Size Fairly small Help
              A5000110×63×36 mm
              5R111×59×39 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A5000210 g
              5R276 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A50001.4"
              5R1.5"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A5000$498.00
              5R$659.99
              Common Weaknesses
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Movie format Full HD (1080p) video Help
              A50001080p @ 24fps
              5R1080p @ 60fps
              Autofocus Slower hybrid detection autofocus Help
              A5000Contrast detection
              5RHybrid detection
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              A500025
              5R99
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A500016,000 ISO
              5R25,600 ISO
              Lens availability Few lenses available Help
              62 lenses
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              A5000460k dots
              5R921k dots

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