Sony ILCE-5100L with 16-50 mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens

MPN: ILCE5100LB.CEC  |  EAN: 4905524986808  |  Model: ILCE-5100L

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as at 25 Jul 19 | 6:30 AM CET



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Sony ILCE-5100L with 16-50 mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens - ILCE5100LB.CEC Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Mirrorless Camera
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Intermediate Skill Level (Photo)
Everyday Life Photography
Home Videos
Events Photography
Sports Photography
Film Making
Underwater Photography
Wildlife Photography
Landscape Photography
Event Videos
High FPS Videos
Astronomy Photography
WiFi Connectivity
Regular Looks
Camera Body with Lens
Bluetooth Connectivity

Kind of Camera

The Mirror-less Camera is a very good option for taking those shots with a professional flair. The ability to change lenses and tweak a variety of photo settings can be quite powerful. 

Photography Skillset

Keeping it simple - For someone who is not too bothered about technicalities, this Sony device works!

For those who are passionate about photography at a casual level but are prepared to make the occasional technical adjustments, the ILCE-5100L is a very straightforward option. At this skill level you'll be comfortable utilising features such as the 179  "Auto Focus points" that this camera comes with.

Video skill level

Casual videos - If the technicalities involved in altering video settings are not a priority, then this Sony device is a very good option!


Other Video needs

If you're looking for that silky-smooth rendering of your videos, this camera has got it as its able to handle 60 FPS at 1080p resolutions.

Video Scenarios

The Sony ILCE-5100L, is a very competent option when it comes to recording occasions and related activities. Also, the presence of its built-in Image stabilizer does help with making your clips look smooth and steady.

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Sony ILCE-5100L is a great companion to have.

For the YouTubers - This is a good choice for your video recordings because in addition to it's excellent Image Sensor Size (23.5 x 15.6 mm mm), it comes with an in-built image stablizer that ensures your shots remain steady.

Capture the drama - This Sony camera is is good partner for your craft. Filming in different situations  requires a really good Image sensor and this camera packs one that measures at 23.5 x 15.6 mm mm which works very well for your needs. 

Photo Scenarios

The Sony ILCE-5100L has a sensor size of 23.5 x 15.6 mm (mm) which is crucial for capturing as much light information as possible when taking photographs of the cosmos. The ability to shoot and store images as RAW files and not just JPEG is important for this kind of photography. This model delivers on that!

If you're looking to simply use your camera to point-and-shoot everyday moments with an item or person as the subject matter, then the ILCE-5100L is an easy recommendation for this.

While taking those action shots during the day's event, you'll be aiming to keep your subject matter in sharp focus while they're in motion. The Auto Focus Tracking capability that comes with this camera helps with this.

As lots of sports happen at night or in-doors, the image sensor size plays an important role in image quality during low light conditions. In addition to its 23.5 x 15.6 mm(mm) sensor size, the Sony ILCE-5100L, also comes with a Tracking Focus mode which is great for photos were the subject is constantly moving.

Sea-life is always breathtaking. With this camera from Sony, you can expect to produce vivid images that showcases the unique tone that are found with photographs taken underwater.

Whether on holiday or exploring new places, this camera from Sony is a great choice. Taking photos of what's around you - near and far - with the ILCE-5100L is a breeze.

In scenarios where animals are darting about, the burst mode on this camera comes in handy as well as it's Tracking Focus capability. The combination of these features and the 23.5 x 15.6 mm (mm) Image Sensor on this camera, provides you with a device that suits your wildlife photography needs - whether tranquil or dramatic.

If you've got requirements to take photos of a variety of landscapes, then the presence of multiple scene modes on a camera is helpful in order to setup quickly and start shooting. This model from Sony has got this capability making it a suitable option for your needs. In addition, this model has the ability to select what parts of your frame you would like to focus on before you take the shot.

Other considerations

With this model, you no longer need to worry about carrying cables for data transfer all the time as it comes with Wi-FI.


Whether you want to blend in, or have a camera that doesn’t attract unwanted attention, the basic design of the ILCE-5100L fits the bill.

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Technical Specifications

Sony ILCE-5100L with 16-50 mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens - ILCE5100LB.CEC Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Camera Type Mirrorless
Product Colour Black
Aperture Priority AE Yes
Aperture Range (F-F) 3.5-5.6
Camera File System DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, MPF, RAW
Image Formats Supported JPEG, RAW
Orientation Sensor Yes
Panorama Mode Yes
Photo Effects 1
Playback Modes Slideshow
Scene Modes Anti Motion Blur, Hand-held Twilight, Landscape, Macro, Night portrait, Night Scene, Portrait, Sports action, Sunset
Scene Modes Present Yes
Self-timer Delay 2, 10 s
Twilight Yes
White Balance Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Built-in Flash Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation Yes
Flash Exposure Correction ±2EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash Modes Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization
Flash Sync-speed 1/160 s
Auto Focus Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock Yes
Auto Focus (AF) Points 179
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection 1
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes Face detection
Face Detection Yes
Focus TTL
Focus Adjustment Auto/Manual
Focusing Distance 25
Manual Focus Yes
Smile Detection Yes
Tracking Focus 1
Light Exposure
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock Yes
ISO Sensitivity 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600
ISO Sensitivity (max) 25600
ISO Sensitivity (min) 100
Light Exposure Control Program AE
Light Exposure Correction ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Modes Aperture priority (A), iAUTO, Manual (M), Movie (Programmed AE (P) / Aperture priority (A) / Shutter-speed priority (S) / Manual (M) ), Programmed AE (P), Scene Selection, Shutter-speed priority (S), Superior Auto, Sweep Panorama
Light Metering Center-weighted, Multi-segment, Spot
Manual Exposure Yes
Camera Shutter Speed 30 - 1/4000 s
Continuous Shooting Mode Yes
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed 1/4000 s
Shutter Priority AE Yes
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 30 s
Camcorder Media Type Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick™ XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Full HD Yes
HD Type Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Motion JPEG Frame Rate 30 fps
Speakers 1
Supported Aspect Ratios 3:2, 16:9
Video Formats Supported AVCHD, MP4, XAVC S
Video Recording Yes
Video Resolutions 640 x 480, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Audio Formats Supported AAC LC, AC3, LPCM
Audio Noise Reduction Yes
Audio System Dolby Digital
Built-in Microphone Yes
Built-in Speaker(s) Yes
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Voice Recording Yes
Lens System
Digital Zoom 8 x
Filter Size 40.5 mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) 24 - 75 mm
Focal Length Range (f-f) 16 - 50 mm
Interchangeable Lens Present 1
Lens Mount Interface Sony E
Lens Structure (elements/groups) 9/8
Maximum Aperture Number 36
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 75 mm
Minimum Aperture Number 3.5
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 24 mm
Number Of Diaphragm Blades 7
Compatible Memory Cards MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, MS XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Built-in Display Yes
Display LCD
Display Diagonal 3 "
Display Resolution (numeric) 921600 pixels
Flip-out Screen Yes
Touchscreen Yes
Vari-angle LCD Display Yes
Magnification 0.215 x
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Megapixel 24.3 MP
Sensor Format Cropped
Sensor Type CMOS
Total Megapixels 24.7 MP
Technical Details
Image Processor BIONZ
Self-timer Yes
Other Features
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Stabilizer Yes
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI (Micro) Ports Quantity 1
HDMI Connector Type D
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
USB 2.0 (Micro USB) Ports Quantity 1
USB 2.0 Connectors 1
USB Connector Micro-USB
USB Connector Type B
USB Version 2.0
Battery Capacity 1080 mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard) 400 shots
Battery Technology Lithium
Battery Type NP-FW50
Number Of Batteries Supported 1
Power Source Type Battery, USB
Bluetooth Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC) Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included Yes
Batteries Included Yes
Cables Included USB
Certification CE
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 35.7 mm
Height 62.8 mm
Lens Diameter 64.7 mm
Lens Length 29.9 mm
Weight 224 g
Weight (including Battery) 283 g
Width 109.6 mm
Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels
Still Image Resolution(s) 6000 x 4000, 4240 x 2832, 3008 x 2000, 6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2400, 3008 x 1688, 8192 x 1856, 3872 x 2160, 12416 x 1856, 5536 x 2160
Memory Slots 1