sony alpha1500Are all digital cameras created equal? Not really, as Sony has just introduced the brand new Sony α5100 camera, which is a model that comes with pro-quality AF performance as well as image quality, all crammed into a single portable and lightweight package that travelers would have yearned for, for the longest time already.

The Sony α5100 is a speedy new camera that carries the model name ILCE-5100, and it will boast of a similar Fast Hybrid AF system that can be found on the acclaimed α6000 model, allowing users to acquire focus in just 0.07 seconds. Not only that, it carries the 24.3MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor alongside a powerful BIONZ X processor, making it an impressive hardware combination that lets you capture still images and full HD videos without losing focus.

What makes the Sony α5100 special is its extremely compact design that makes it one of the smallest and lightest interchangeable lens cameras that is available in the market at the moment. There is also a 921k dot WhiteMagic LCD screen which can be tilted to a full 180 degrees upright, making it perfect to capture that selfie, while built-in Wi-Fi lets you send photos to a different device with but a single touch of a button.

Expect the Sony α5100 compact interchangeable lens camera to arrive this September in black and white shades alongside a 16-50mm motorized zoom lens (model SELP1650) for approximately $700, or those who want just the body can pick it up for $550.

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