DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A PHOTOGRAPHER.
Now that we've got that out of the way.....
Let me tell you about this awesome thing called the Sony a5000 mirrorless camera.
- 180 degree flip up LCD screen. (perfect for selfies)
- Wi-Fi connectivity to smartphones. (send pictures right from your camera to your phone. Perfect for social media sharing.)
- Built in Pop-up flash.
- Playmemories camera apps. (see what someone in the other room is filming/shooting on your smartphone via the remote embedded app. Also saves directly to your phone.)
- Full HD 1080/60i/24p video.
- Interchangeable lenses.
- Comes in black or white.
This camera has so many amazing features that Im still learning how & when to use them all. It has a scene selection for shooting in different environments such as: Sports Action, Anti Motion Blur, Macro, Nighttime Portrait, Low Light Portraits & soooo much more. It has 2 different flash settings, aperture settings & shutter settings for the more advanced camera users.
What comes in the box:
- Lens cap
- Rechargeable battery
- Shoulder strap
- Micro USB
- SELP1650 Lens
- AC-UB10 AC charger (in-camera charging via USB)
- Body Cap
I purchased my camera from Best Buy...you can find it here. The awesome thing about Best Buy is that they do price compare so in my case, B&H Photo had a bundle deal for a camera bag (& its a nice Sony bag), lens cleaning kit & 8GB memory card for free with the purchase of the camera. SCORE!!!
I also ordered a macro ring light (for all the hair photos, selfies & videos Ill be making) lens filters, & a fisheye lens. The fisheye is a neat way to get fun creative images but, make sure you order a Sony product or one where reviewers confirm it fits the a5000. Mine does not fit & is poor quality. But, I do LOVE my macro ring light, you can find it here.
Wether you just need a camera to capture family moments, your travels, or in my case to capture clearer, better quality images of my work. This is great for any & every occasion.
So naturally I went out this weekend to test it out in a more fun environment & take pictures of a bachlorette party & The Cody Austin Band at the new Virginia Beach Eagles Nest. I also used it at a few weddings Ive done. Below are the pictures I took for the blog from the weekend.
Scale of 1-10 on this camera 10!!!
Price point: $$$$
For everyone i met on Saturday night....ENJOY YOUR PHOTOS!