Sony a5100 Sports Photography Score
Sony a5100 has a score of 58
for Sports Photography which makes it an AVERAGE
candidate for this type of photography. If Sports Photography is important for you, we recommend you to check the Alternative cameras at the bottom of this page. Read our detailed Sony a5100 Review
Sony a5100 Sports Photography Detailed Analysis
Fast Max shutter speed: 1/4000s
Sony a5100's 1/4000s shutter speed is fast enough to freeze any almost all sports action and is also helpful when you use a fast lens at largest aperture under bright sunlight. 179 Focus Points
In sports photography , you keep continuous autofocus (AFC) mode on for tracking the subject and more focus means better tracking. Good Low Light ISO
A good high ISO performance is very important in sports photography in order to have a fast shutter speed. Wireless Connection
It may not be used by everyone but pro sports photographers use Wi-fi to transfer files simultaneously without having to wait to change the memory card.
Average Continuous Shooting: 6.0fps
In the world of sports photography, faster is always better. Average Ergonomics&Handling
although not as good as a DSLR body, Sony a5100 is good enough for most conditions.
Most outdoor sports games are held in all-weather, so your camera has to be ready for difficult conditions such as rain and snow. Exposure to dust and water splashes are also very common in sports. No Built-in Viewfinder
In the lack of a a viewfinder, holding the camera away from the body while using live view is not very stable, especial with heavy camera bodies and lenses. Besides, LCD screens are very hard to read under bright sunlight. No Image Stabilization
Due to the lack of sensor based Image stabilization, Sony a5100 users have to rely on lenses with optical IS in order to maximize the sharpness of their sports photography photos. Currently there are native Sony E mount lenses with Image Stabilization for Sony a5100.
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