As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Sony a6400 is also often compared to boutiques, pro DSLRs, entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms, pro digicams and super zooms. The Sony a6400's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Alpha a6500 and the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI) and Canon (such as the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) and the EOS 80D)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony a6400 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (102,800 ISO vs 51,200 ISO), has a touch screen, has a weather sealed body, is newer (january 2019 vs october 2016) and is more popular.

However, on average it significantly smaller viewfinder (0.46x vs 0.73x).

Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

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10 months older

Significant advantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the a6400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the a6400)

  • No weather sealing
  • Significantly fewer lenses available: 13 lenses vs 62 lenses
  • Significantly fewer focus points: 143 vs 425

common strengths of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) and a6400

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 390 g vs 403 g

Sony Alpha a6500

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

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the a6400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the a6400)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 102,800 ISO

common strengths of the Alpha a6500 and a6400

  • Weather sealed
  • Many focus points: 425 vs 425
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Fujifilm X-T30

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similar age
$899 (body only)
$999 - $1,039 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T30 (vs the a6400)

  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.61x vs 0.46x
  • Shoots significantly faster: 30 fps vs 11 fps

Significant disadvantages of the X-T30 (vs the a6400)

  • No weather sealing
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 102,800 ISO

common strengths of the X-T30 and a6400

  • Many focus points: 425 vs 425
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony a7 III

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10 months older
$1,876 - $1,998 (body only)
$2,116 - $2,198 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7 III (vs the a6400)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.78x vs 0.46x
  • Significantly longer battery life: 710 shots vs 410 shots
  • Significantly more focus points: 693 vs 425

Significant disadvantages of the a7 III (vs the a6400)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 102,800 ISO
  • Larger: Prosumer size (127×96×74 mm) vs Standard size (120×67×60 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 650 g vs 403 g

common strengths of the a7 III and a6400

  • Weather sealed
  • Many focus points: 693 vs 425
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Fujifilm X-T3

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4 months older
$1,399 (body only)
$1,699 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T3 (vs the a6400)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.73x vs 0.46x

Significant disadvantages of the X-T3 (vs the a6400)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 102,800 ISO
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the X-T3 and a6400

  • Weather sealed
  • Many focus points: 425 vs 425
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
2 years older

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the a6400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the a6400)

  • No touch screen
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 102,800 ISO

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and a6400

  • Weather sealed
  • Many focus points: 425 vs 425
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony a6400 compared to boutique competitors include: it is slightly smaller (standard size (120×67×60 mm) vs prosumer size (134×101×68 mm)), has a weather sealed body, has a screen which flips out, has an external mic jack and has a slightly longer battery life (410 shots vs 330 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 2,100k dots), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.46x vs 0.76x) and slightly shorter exposures (30 seconds vs 1800 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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4 months older
$898

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the a6400)

  • Much longer exposures: 1800 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the a6400)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Lumix DC-LX100 II and a6400

  • Fairly small: Standard size (115×66×64 mm) vs Standard size (120×67×60 mm)
  • Light weight: 392 g vs 403 g
  • Inexpensive: $897.99 vs $898.00

Ricoh GR III

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3 months older
$900

Significant advantages of the GR III (vs the a6400)

  • Significantly thinner: 1.3" vs 2.4"

Significant disadvantages of the GR III (vs the a6400)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the GR III and a6400

  • Fairly small: Compact (109×62×33 mm) vs Standard size (120×67×60 mm)
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Light weight: 257 g vs 403 g

Canon EOS R

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4 months older
$1,994 - $2,299

Significant advantages of the EOS R (vs the a6400)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Many more focus points: 5,655 vs 425

Significant disadvantages of the EOS R (vs the a6400)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (136×98×84 mm) vs Standard size (120×67×60 mm)
  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly heavier: 660 g vs 403 g

common strengths of the EOS R and a6400

  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 410 shots
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Nikon Z6

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4 months older
$1,764 - $1,997

Significant advantages of the Z6 (vs the a6400)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 204,800 ISO vs 102,800 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Z6 (vs the a6400)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Larger: Prosumer size (134×101×68 mm) vs Standard size (120×67×60 mm)
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 310 shots vs 410 shots

common strengths of the Z6 and a6400

  • Flip-out screens
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

Nikon Z7

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4 months older
$3,397 - $3,547

Significant advantages of the Z7 (vs the a6400)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 45.4 MP vs 24 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Z7 (vs the a6400)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Larger: Prosumer size (134×101×68 mm) vs Standard size (120×67×60 mm)
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 410 shots

common strengths of the Z7 and a6400

  • Flip-out screens
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks

Leica D-Lux 7

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similar age
$1,195

Significant advantages of the D-Lux 7 (vs the a6400)

  • Much longer exposures: 1800 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the D-Lux 7 (vs the a6400)

  • Built-in lens only
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the D-Lux 7 and a6400

  • Fairly small: Standard size (118×66×64 mm) vs Standard size (120×67×60 mm)
  • Light weight: 403 g vs 403 g
  • Inexpensive: $1,195.00 vs $898.00

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
7 years older
$2,300 (body only)
$2,844 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the a6400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the a6400)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and a6400

  • None found

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
3 years older
$1,399 - $1,797 (body only)
$2,114 - $2,397 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the a6400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the a6400)

  • None found

common strengths of the D500 and a6400

  • None found

Nikon D750

Nikon D750
4 years older
$1,149 - $1,297 (body only)
$1,797 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D750 (vs the a6400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D750 (vs the a6400)

  • None found

common strengths of the D750 and a6400

  • None found

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
10 years older
$2,311 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the a6400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the a6400)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5D Mark II and a6400

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 80D

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

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the a6400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the a6400)

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS 80D and a6400

  • None found

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
4 years older
$475 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the a6400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5500 (vs the a6400)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5500 and a6400

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i
3 years older
$549 (body only)
$729 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

Significant advantages of the T6i (vs the a6400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T6i (vs the a6400)

  • None found

common strengths of the T6i and a6400

  • None found

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
5 years older
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the a6400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the a6400)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5300 and a6400

  • None found

Canon EOS 3D

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6 years older

Significant advantages of the 3D (vs the a6400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 3D (vs the a6400)

  • None found

common strengths of the 3D and a6400

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony a6400 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it takes much higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 9.8 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (102,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a touch screen, has a weather sealed body and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,228k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (11 fps vs 24 fps) and much smaller viewfinder (0.46x vs 3.34x).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

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7 months older
$1,198

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the a6400)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 921k dots
  • Shoots much faster: 24 fps vs 11 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the a6400)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 102,800 ISO
  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 410 shots
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and a6400

  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 20 MP vs 24 MP
  • Have touch screens
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus which is uncommon: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95)

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similar age

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) (vs the a6400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) (vs the a6400)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 102,800 ISO
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.09x vs 0.46x

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) and a6400

  • Have touch screens
  • Very long battery life: 380 shots vs 410 shots
  • Announced: February 2019 vs January 2019

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
4 years older
$2,192

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the a6400)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 3.34x vs 0.46x
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the a6400)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 102,800 ISO
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 24 MP
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and a6400

  • Large viewfinder size: 3.34x vs 0.46x

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony a6400 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it takes slightly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 20 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (102,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), has a touch screen, has a weather sealed body and much larger viewfinder (0.46x vs 0.22x).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,229k dots) and is slightly more expensive ($898.00 vs $509.99).

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

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

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the a6400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the a6400)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and a6400

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
4 years older
$510 - $748

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the a6400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the a6400)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and a6400

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony a6400 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (standard size (120×67×60 mm) vs 146×119×181 mm), takes much higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 9.7 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (102,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), has a touch screen and has a weather sealed body.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2") and is slightly more expensive ($898.00 vs $326.95).

Nikon Coolpix P1000

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6 months older
$849 - $997

Significant advantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the a6400)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the a6400)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 102,800 ISO
  • Much larger: 146×119×181 mm vs Standard size (120×67×60 mm)
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the Coolpix P1000 and a6400

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Each supports an external flash
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Nikon Coolpix B600

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similar age
$327

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B600 (vs the a6400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B600 (vs the a6400)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 102,800 ISO
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Lacks an external mic jack

common strengths of the Coolpix B600 and a6400

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (122×82×99 mm) vs Standard size (120×67×60 mm)
  • Announced: January 2019 vs January 2019
  • Light weight: 500 g vs 403 g