Sony Alpha 5000 Bloggers Gathering @ Carcosa Seri Negara

Sony Malaysia just launched their latest Sony Alpha 5000 digital camera, officially launched yesterday to be exact. Touted to be the world’s lightest interchangeable-lens digital camera with built in Wi-Fi and NFC, I was delighted to be invited for the Sony Alpha 5000 Bloggers Gathering at Carcosa Seri Negara last week for a first hand look and feel of this new camera. 


Introducing the all-new Sony Alpha 5000 digital camera
Introducing the all-new Sony Alpha 5000 digital camera


Sony Alpha 5000 Bloggers Gathering
Venue: Carcosa Seri Negara
Date: 15 February 2014

The world’s lightest interchangeable lens digital camera, with built in Wi-Fi and NFC punches far above its weight when it comes to beautiful pictures and creative control. Packing a large 20.1 effective megapixel Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ X™ processor, the Alpha 5000 produces exquisite images, despite its small size.


 welcome speech from Kikuo Okura San, Sony Malaysia Managing Director
 Welcome speech from Kikuo Okura San, Sony Malaysia Managing Director

Reaching the rather sweet venue, where just next door there was a garden wedding being held, we were warmly welcomed by Sony Malaysia's staff. It was a surprise to be presented with one Sony Alpha 5000 camera each to play and explore with throughout the 2 hour gathering. I was impressed with it's weight from the word go, and further impressed by its features and functions further on throughout the day. 


brief product presentation by Ishida Masahiko, Head of Digital Imaging Sony Malaysia
Brief product presentation by Ishida Masahiko, Head of Digital Imaging Sony Malaysia


A quick welcoming speech was given by the Managing Director of Sony Malaysia, Mr Kikuo Okura San followed by the Sony Alpha 5000 product introduction. Going through the slides were impressive enough, but what ensued was even better, especially when we were given a free hand to snap as many photos as we like at the venue to compete in a short photography contest. Winner will walk away with one free Sony Alpha 5000!

Here's the Sony Alpha 5000 box, having it for tea
Here's the Sony Alpha 5000 box, having it for tea
A candid shot of the bloggers at the gathering, each one concentrating on checking out Sony Alpha 5000's functions
A candid shot of the bloggers at the gathering, each one concentrating on checking out Sony Alpha 5000's functions

Before continuing on, do note this post will only be a coverage on the event, while the more comprehensive Sony Alpha 5000 digital camera review will be up later. Yes, I'm currently still holding on to the camera, using it for my various food reviews, and events around town. 


A shot taken from the Sony Alpha 5000 of the Sony models present at the event
A shot taken with the Sony Alpha 5000 of the Sony models present at the event

Do note that all photos on this post today is taken using the Sony Alpha 5000, which produced pretty nifty quality photos, DSLR quality if you asked me. Check out some of the notable features of the Sony Alpha 5000 below:

  • High image quality with 20.1MP Exmor™ APS-C HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ X™ processor for beautifully detailed images
  • Light, compact body with pop-up flash only 210g great for travel and everyday use
  • 180° tiltable LCD screen easy for selfies / self-potraits
  • Interchangeable-lens like DSLR with compact body
  • NFC and Wi-Fi for One-touch sharing/remote control with smartphones & tablets
  • Photo Creativity and PlayMemories Camera Apps for picture enhancement and effect
  • Sleek design with easy grip and cool colours

We were given multiple Sony lenses to play with that afternoon
We were given multiple Sony lenses to play with that afternoon
Fellow blogger, Kelly Chin in deep concentration trying to get that perfect shot
Fellow blogger, Kelly Chin in deep concentration trying to get that perfect shot

On top of the DSLR quality pictures that can be produced from the Sony Alpha 5000 camera, I must say I love the fact that the camera has NFC and Wi-fi capabilities giving me the convenience of snapping and sharing high quality photos to my various social media channels. Anyway do check out below on some of the photos I managed to capture using the camera at the event.


Sweet cupcakes to tantalize our taste buds at the Sony Alpha 5000 Bloggers Gathering
Sweet cupcakes to tantalize our taste buds at the Sony Alpha 5000 Bloggers Gathering
Testing out a macro shot of one of the flowers on the table
Testing out a macro shot of one of the flowers on the table

Overall it was a fun and eventful bloggers gathering. Everybody had a great time testing out the camera and enjoying its features. The Sony Alpha 5000 has been launched with single-lens pricing of RM1,999 and twin-lens pricing of RM2,799. It’s available in 3 colours, black, white and pink. For more information about Sony Alpha 5000 Digital Camera do check out the product description at their website linked here: Sony Malaysia Sony Alpha 5000


4 comments :

  1. wow that's nice event
    I hope i am famous like u to attend such event as I love to take picture too
    That's a very nice macro picture of the flower
    Looking forward for the camera review from you soon ^^
    MY-Emily

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  2. Did you win? You can give me your old camera... ;)

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  3. Cool gear ! I also have Sony cam, which is mirror less exchangeable lens type.

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  4. Wow, such a big event. My first digital camera is Sony.

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