Sony A5100 Touch Shutter with Autofocus in Action

Sony a5100 24 Megapixel Touch Screen LCD Camera 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

Sony a5100 Touch Autofocus and Touch Shutter in Action

CameraSony a5100Sony a6000
ViewfinderNone                       1.44M Dot LCD
Rear LCDTouch screenNot Touch Screen
LCD TiltableUp by approx. 180 degreesTilt up by approx. 90 degrees, down by approx. 45 degrees
Continuous Shooting ModeHi: max. 6 fps, Lo: max. 3 fps11fps (hi), 6fps (mid), 2.5fps (low)
Focus SensitivityEV-1 to EV20EV0 to EV20
Hot ShoeNoneMI Multi-Interface
Video FormatXAVC S / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4AVCHD Ver. 2.0 / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Shots per NP-FW50 BatteryApprox. 400 shotsApprox. 310 shots (Viewfinder), Approx. 360 shots (LCD monitor)

sony a5100 touch screen

Sony a5100

with Touch Screen flipped 180° for Selfies


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