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Advantages of the Sony A5100

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Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
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Catch candid moments easily
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
24.7 MP vs 16 MP
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Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
Battery life
Longer battery life
400 shots vs 330 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Focus points
More focus points
179 vs 99
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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
Slightly lighter
224 g vs 276 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.4" vs 1.5"
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Around 10% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$362.87 vs $659.99
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The best price we've seen is $297 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Advantages of the Sony 5R

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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 6 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The 5R's maximum light sensitivity is 2 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
              A5100110×63×36 mm
              5R111×59×39 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A5100224 g
              5R276 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              A51001.4"
              5R1.5"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A5100$362.87
              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 Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              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
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A510012,800 ISO
              5R25,600 ISO
              Lens availability Few lenses available Help
              62 lenses
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              921k dots

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