Here’s a quick review of my Sony A5000. I have been wanting a proper camera for a while now, and after some mooching around on the internet I decided I really liked the look of this one in particular. I bought this camera for myself, I wasn’t sent it to review or anything.
My lovely husband told me I could use the gift vouchers we had been given for our wedding to buy one at John Lewis, which I was delighted about. I was so pleased they had one left in stock! It cost £270 plus a bit extra for a memory card and a case.
The main reasons I went for this model:
- it’s not *too* bulky. It won’t fit in my pocket, but it’s happy in my handbag.
- I can buy more lenses if I want – but the one it came with is perfect for my needs
- It has a flip screen, which is great for vlogging and food shots (and selfies. Ahem)
- I can use wi-fi to transfer photo’s to my phone – great for instagram!
For all these reasons, it’s working out really well! I’ve taken some really gorgeous photos already that I just wouldn’t have got from my iphone. I’m especially pleased with the food shots – my pinterest images have certainly moved up a notch!
Things I’m not so keen on:
- No viewfinder – you have to use the screen to shoot. There is a model with a viewfinder, but it’s well out of my price range.
- I can’t use the “tap” wi-fi transfer, as that’s for android model phones only. Not a huge issue, but the wifi is a bit finicky. I also can only do it at home.
- No wrist strap included – I know I can get one for like 3p, and there was a neck strap, but I would have preferred a wrist one!
As you can see, those things certainly aren’t deal breakers. I’m really very happy with my Sony A5000 – here are some of my favourite shots so far. And I haven’t even played with any of the settings yet!