Sony A5100 Leaks Out with 24.3MP Sensor

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The Sony A5100 is expected to be announced soon as a direct replacement to the Sony A5000. New photos of the camera, along with a spec list have leaked out just days ahead of its launch.

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On the photo side, the A5100 upgrades to a 24.3MP APS-C sensor from the 20.1MP sensor found in the A5000. On the video side, the A5100 remains a 1080p-capable camera but adds Sony’s newer XAVC-S codec (in addition to the older and lighter weight AVCHD) with a max 50Mbps bit rate.

Sony A5100 Leaked Spec List

  • 24.3MP APS-C sensor
  • Full HD videos: XAVC S, AVCHD, MP4
  • Maximum bit rate of 50 Mbps in XAVC S
  • Phase difference AF and contrast AF hybrid
  • 179-point phase difference AF
  • 25-point contrast AF
  • 3″ touchscreen LCD monitor w/ 920k-dot res / 180-deg tiltable
  • 30 to 1/4000s shutter speeds
  • 1/160 sec. sync speed w/ electronic front curtain shutter
  • ISO 100-25600
  • Built-in flash (guide number 4)
  • Wi-Fi, NFC
  • 6 fps continuous shooting mode
  • Memory Stick & SD
  • Battery: NP-FW50 (400 shots battery live per CIPA standars)
  • Size: 109.6mm x 62.8mm x35.7mm
  • Weight: 224 g (body only)

We expect an official announcement this week on August 19. Stay tuned.

[via DCI]