goodphoto.kr shows us the new Sony a5100 in action. The rear lcd touch screen is used to activate autofocus and trigger the shutter simultaneously. This can be useful when the camera is not held in the standard position and the shutter button is at an awkward position to depress. This is not possible with the sony a6000. The chart below is a quick comparison between the Sony a5100 and the a6000.
Watch the a5100 touch shutter in action in the video below from goodphoto.kr.
Sony a5100 Touch Autofocus and Touch Shutter in Action
|Camera||Sony a5100||Sony a6000|
|Viewfinder||None||1.44M Dot LCD|
|Rear LCD||Touch screen||Not Touch Screen|
|LCD Tiltable||Up by approx. 180 degrees||Tilt up by approx. 90 degrees, down by approx. 45 degrees|
|Continuous Shooting Mode||Hi: max. 6 fps, Lo: max. 3 fps||11fps (hi), 6fps (mid), 2.5fps (low)|
|Focus Sensitivity||EV-1 to EV20||EV0 to EV20|
|Hot Shoe||None||MI Multi-Interface|
|Video Format||XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4||AVCHD Ver. 2.0 / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))|
|Shots per NP-FW50 Battery||Approx. 400 shots||Approx. 310 shots (Viewfinder), Approx. 360 shots (LCD monitor)|
Sony a5100with Touch Screen flipped 180° for Selfies