LCD and Viewfinder
Sony a5000 has a Tilting 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 461k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
a5000 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Mirrorless camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Olympus OM-D E-M10 II (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 (Lumix DMC-GX80 / Lumix DMC-GX7 Mark II) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Sony a5000 can shoot continuously at max speed of 4 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec . Unfortunately a5000 doesn't have an external flash port so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Sony a5000 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 25 points to choose from.
With Sony a5000, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60i,24p fps and save in MPEG-4 and AVCHD formats. Full HD resolution of Sony a5000 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.a5000 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a None speaker.
Sony a5000 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Mirrorless camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 or Fujifilm X-T10 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Sony a5000 features a built-in wireless connectivity ( 802.11 b/g/n with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
With its NFC (Near Field Communication) feature, a5000 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.
One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our a5000. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Sony a5000 is powered by NP-FW50 battery which provides a shooting life of 420 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 349 shots, Sony a5000 has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Mirrorless Cameras
Sony A9 with its 650shots is the model with longest battery life among Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Sony a5000 vs Sony A9 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Current Lowest price for Sony a5000 is $498.00