As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Sony Alpha A6000 is also often compared to boutiques, entry-level DSLRs, pro DSLRs, pro digicams and travel zooms. The Sony Alpha A6000's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Alpha A5100 and the Alpha a6300) and Leica (such as the Q2)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A6000 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it significantly larger viewfinder (0.70x vs 0.46x), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), can focus continuously while recording movies, is slightly lighter (285 g vs 390 g) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 120fps), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't have a touch screen, it's body is not weather sealed and users slower contrast detection autofocus (hybrid detection vs phase detection).

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
6 months newer
$363 - $448 (body only)
$450 - $548 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5100 (vs the A6000)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection

Significant disadvantages of the A5100 (vs the A6000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the A5100 and A6000

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Mid size (120×67×45 mm)
  • Light weight: 224 g vs 285 g

Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

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4 years newer

Significant advantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the A6000)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the A6000)

  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 62 lenses
  • Shorter battery life: 235 shots vs 420 shots

common strengths of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) and A6000

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 390 g vs 285 g
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the A6000)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Weather sealed
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the A6000)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.46x vs 0.70x

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and A6000

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×49 mm) vs Mid size (120×67×45 mm)
  • Light weight: 404 g vs 285 g

Sony A7

Sony A7
3 months older
$798 (body only)
$965 - $998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the A6000)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
  • Weather sealed
  • More lenses available: 92 lenses vs 62 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the A6000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the A7 and A6000

  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 417 g vs 285 g

Fujifilm X-T100

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4 years newer
$499 - $500 (body only)
$569 - $600 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T100 (vs the A6000)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection

Significant disadvantages of the X-T100 (vs the A6000)

  • None found

common strengths of the X-T100 and A6000

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Thin: 1.9" vs 1.8"
  • Inexpensive: $499.00 vs $379.00

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500
2 years newer
$1,098 (body only)
$1,498 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the A6000)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Weather sealed
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the A6000)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.46x vs 0.70x

common strengths of the Alpha a6500 and A6000

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×53 mm) vs Mid size (120×67×45 mm)
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A6000 compared to boutique competitors include: it is significantly smaller (mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs professional size (136×98×84 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), has a slightly longer battery life (420 shots vs 370 shots), is thinner (1.8" vs 3.3") and is significantly lighter (285 g vs 718 g).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 2,100k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (24 MP vs 42.2 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and it's body is not weather sealed.

Leica Q2

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5 years newer
$4,995

Significant advantages of the Q2 (vs the A6000)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Shoots much faster: 20 fps vs 11 fps
  • Much higher true resolution: 46.7 MP vs 24 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Q2 (vs the A6000)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (130×80×92 mm) vs Mid size (120×67×45 mm)
  • Built-in lens only
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Q2 and A6000

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 420 shots

Canon EOS R

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4 years newer
$1,994 - $2,299

Significant advantages of the EOS R (vs the A6000)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 921k dots
  • Many more focus points: 5,655 vs 179

Significant disadvantages of the EOS R (vs the A6000)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (136×98×84 mm) vs Mid size (120×67×45 mm)
  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly heavier: 660 g vs 285 g

common strengths of the EOS R and A6000

  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 420 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS RP

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5 years newer
$1,299 - $1,699

Significant advantages of the EOS RP (vs the A6000)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Many more focus points: 4,779 vs 179
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection

Significant disadvantages of the EOS RP (vs the A6000)

  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 420 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Larger: Prosumer size (133×85×70 mm) vs Mid size (120×67×45 mm)

common strengths of the EOS RP and A6000

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Inexpensive: $1,299.00 vs $379.00

Sony Alpha a99 II

Sony Alpha a99 II
2 years newer
$3,198 - $3,654

Significant advantages of the Alpha a99 II (vs the A6000)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 42.2 MP vs 24 MP
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a99 II (vs the A6000)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (143×104×76 mm) vs Mid size (120×67×45 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the Alpha a99 II and A6000

  • Flip-out screens
  • Very long battery life: 490 shots vs 420 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A6000 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), much larger viewfinder (0.70x vs 0.54x), has image stabilization (lens vs none), takes much higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 17.9 MP) and shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 3.7 fps).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,228k dots), doesn't have a touch screen, it's body is not weather sealed and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism).

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
2 years newer
$468 - $597 (body only)
$500 - $647 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5600 (vs the A6000)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the D5600 (vs the A6000)

  • Many fewer focus points: 39 vs 179
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.70x
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the D5600 and A6000

  • Flip-out screens
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 179
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
1 year newer
$549 (body only)
$729 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the A6000)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 62 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the A6000)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 19 vs 179
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.70x

common strengths of the T6i and A6000

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Popularity: 190 vs 320

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
2 years newer
$872 - $999 (body only)
$870 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the A6000)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 62 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the A6000)

  • Many fewer focus points: 45 vs 179
  • Much larger: Professional size (139×105×79 mm) vs Mid size (120×67×45 mm)
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.59x vs 0.70x

common strengths of the EOS 80D and A6000

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.59x vs 0.70x
  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
1 year newer
$629 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,150 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the A6000)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the A6000)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Many fewer focus points: 51 vs 179
  • Doesn't focus continuously recording movies

common strengths of the D7200 and A6000

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.61x vs 0.70x
  • Lots of focus points: 51 vs 179
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
3 years older

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the A6000)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 62 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the A6000)

  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 24 MP
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the T3i and A6000

  • Flip-out screens
  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
2 years newer
$310 - $549 (body only)
$393 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the A6000)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 62 lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the A6000)

  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 24 MP
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Many fewer focus points: 9 vs 179

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and A6000

  • Inexpensive: $299.00 vs $379.00
  • Popularity: 243 vs 320

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A6000 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), slightly larger viewfinder (0.70x vs 0.62x), has image stabilization (lens vs none), takes significantly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 17.9 MP) and shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 8 fps).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 2,359k dots), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 1,640,000 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and it's body is not weather sealed.

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
1 year older
$1,877 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the A6000)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 62 lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the A6000)

  • Many fewer focus points: 19 vs 179
  • Shoots much slower: 7 fps vs 11 fps
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.8"

common strengths of the 70D and A6000

  • Flip-out screens
  • Focus continuously recording movies
  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×106×79 mm) vs Mid size (120×67×45 mm)

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
4 years older
$1,099 (body only)
$1,418 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7D (vs the A6000)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much more lenses available: 220 lenses vs 62 lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Hybrid detection

Significant disadvantages of the 7D (vs the A6000)

  • Many fewer focus points: 19 vs 179
  • Shoots much slower: 8 fps vs 11 fps
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the 7D and A6000

  • Fast continuous shooting: 8 fps vs 11 fps
  • Fairly small: Professional size (148×111×74 mm) vs Mid size (120×67×45 mm)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 1.8"

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
1 year newer
$1,399 - $1,797 (body only)
$2,114 - $2,397 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the A6000)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 1,640,000 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the A6000)

  • Much thicker: 3.2" vs 1.8"
  • Much larger: Large (147×115×81 mm) vs Mid size (120×67×45 mm)
  • Significantly fewer focus points: 153 vs 179

common strengths of the D500 and A6000

  • Very fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Lots of focus points: 153 vs 179

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A6000 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 20 MP), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), much larger viewfinder (0.70x vs 0.22x), has an external mic jack and has a significantly longer battery life (420 shots vs 320 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,229k dots), doesn't have a touch screen and is older (february 2014 vs february 2016).

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
2 years newer
$532 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the A6000)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the A6000)

  • Much shorter battery life: 265 shots vs 420 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and A6000

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 24 MP

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
3 months newer
$510 - $748

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the A6000)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the A6000)

  • Lacks an external mic jack
  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 420 shots

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and A6000

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 24 MP
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
3 months older
$798 - $1,097

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX10 (vs the A6000)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 921k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX10 (vs the A6000)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Larger: Professional size (129×88×102 mm) vs Mid size (120×67×45 mm)
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-RX10 and A6000

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 24 MP
  • Flip-out screens

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony A6000 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it takes much higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 9.7 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), slightly better viewfinder coverage (100% vs 98%), much larger viewfinder (0.70x vs 0.09x) and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it doesn't have a touch screen, is older (february 2014 vs january 2019) and is less popular.

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95)

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5 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) (vs the A6000)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) (vs the A6000)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.09x vs 0.70x
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) and A6000

  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 420 shots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

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4 years newer
$448

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the A6000)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the A6000)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.09x vs 0.70x
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 and A6000

  • Inexpensive: $448.00 vs $379.00

Nikon Coolpix A1000

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5 years newer
$477

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the A6000)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the A6000)

  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 420 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Coolpix A1000 and A6000

  • Inexpensive: $476.95 vs $379.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second