I upgraded from a tiny Sony Cybershot point and shoot camera. This guy blew me away. It's not that much of a hassle to carry around since it still fits in my purse, but it packs a punch of a dslr camera. The sensor is downright amazing and is 4 times bigger than my previous camera which makes a huge difference, especially in low light. I tested the a5100 in Asia in all sorts of conditions and it surpassed all my expectations even in auto mode. The flip screen is perfect for selfies and the color is true to reality. I haven't felt the need to use the flash yet since it performs so well in low light. Only minus is that my iphone does bettet in burst mode (not sure why) and there is no view finders so it's a little bit harder to see in bright light. Other than that this camera is my new best travel companion!
I own some pro cameras Dslr Nikon D and Canon for years, some point and shoot digital Convinience carry (small size) always have been lacking in my quality department, sometimes on my short getaway vacations of 5 or 4 days I seem to want to pack light including my camera equipment. Sometimes unwantingly leaving myself quality deprived, not anymore. With what I get now with my Sony is a very Big Bang for my small size travel companion, you can't get any better than this camera unless you go bigger and I have that with my other cameras which I use in a more setup environment with slave flash and umbrellas for photo shoots. For a get up and go situations I can count on a small camera to give me unparalleled results. Very happy in my decision to purchase a camera that can fill the size gap and Convinience of a small carry camera that packs a large punch!
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.
This camera takes great pictures - very clear and great definition. It does tons of things automatically. The pano feature works very well. When you take a group picture it also takes a portrait of the people it thinks are the main subject - you get both pictures with one click. It's so cool. Took it to Switzerland for vacation and got great pictures of the Matterhorn!
I Love this camera! The quality is outstanding and it is easy to use. I have used a point and shot camera for 30 years. This is an easy upgrade and being a mirrorless camera it is very small and portable. A very easy camera to take on your travels. This camera also has many high quality lenses and accessories that you can use on a upgrade camera. Has fun.