As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Sony a6400 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, travel zooms, boutiques, entry-level DSLRs, super zooms and pro digicams. The Sony a6400's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Alpha a6500 and the Alpha A6000) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix A1000 and the Coolpix B600)

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 november 2014) and is slightly lighter (403 g vs 599 g).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,230k dots), significantly smaller viewfinder (0.46x vs 0.70x) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (24 MP vs 42.2 MP).

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)

  • None found

common strengths of the Alpha a6500 and a6400

  • Weather sealed
  • Many focus points: 425 vs 425
  • Have external mic jacks

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

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

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
4 years older
$365 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the a6400)

  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.46x

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the a6400)

  • No touch screen
  • No weather sealing
  • Slower autofocus: Hybrid detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the A6000 and a6400

  • Have external mic jacks
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 403 g
  • Inexpensive: $365.00 vs $898.00

Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II
4 years older
$998 - $1,056 (body only)
$1,198 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7 II (vs the a6400)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,230k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.46x
  • More lenses available: 92 lenses vs 62 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 7 II (vs the a6400)

  • No touch screen
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 102,800 ISO
  • Significantly fewer focus points: 117 vs 425

common strengths of the 7 II and a6400

  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony a7R III

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1 year older
$2,668 - $2,998 (body only)
$3,456 - $3,896 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7R III (vs the a6400)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,440k dots vs 921k dots
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.78x vs 0.46x
  • Much higher true resolution: 42.2 MP vs 24 MP

Significant disadvantages of the a7R III (vs the a6400)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (127×96×74 mm) vs Standard size (120×67×60 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 657 g vs 403 g
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the a7R III and a6400

  • Weather sealed
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 102,800 ISO
  • Many focus points: 399 vs 425

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)

  • Larger: Prosumer size (127×96×74 mm) vs Standard size (120×67×60 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 650 g vs 403 g
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the a7 III and a6400

  • Weather sealed
  • Many focus points: 693 vs 425
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony a6400 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has a touch screen, shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 7 fps), has a screen which flips out, has much more focus points (425 vs 61) and is newer (january 2019 vs july 2012).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,620k dots), much smaller viewfinder (0.46x vs 0.71x), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (102,800 ISO vs 1,640,000 ISO) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism).

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
2 years older
$2,193 - $2,999 (body only)
$2,549 - $3,899 24-105mm lens

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

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.46x
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 921k dots

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

  • Many fewer focus points: 61 vs 425
  • Shoots much slower: 7 fps vs 11 fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (151×116×76 mm) vs Standard size (120×67×60 mm)

common strengths of the 5D Mark IV and a6400

  • None found

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
10 years older
$2,318 24-105mm lens

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

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.46x
  • Significantly more lenses available: 165 lenses vs 62 lenses

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

  • Many fewer focus points: 9 vs 425
  • Shoots much slower: 3.9 fps vs 11 fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (152×114×75 mm) vs Standard size (120×67×60 mm)

common strengths of the 5D Mark II and a6400

  • None found

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
6 years older
$999 - $1,020 (body only)
$1,330 - $1,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the a6400)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.46x
  • Significantly more lenses available: 165 lenses vs 62 lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the a6400)

  • Many fewer focus points: 11 vs 425
  • Shoots much slower: 4.5 fps vs 11 fps
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the 6D and a6400

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Standard size (120×67×60 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 2.4"
  • Light weight: 770 g vs 403 g

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
7 years older
$2,300 (body only)
$2,751 50mm lens

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

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.46x
  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

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

  • Many fewer focus points: 61 vs 425
  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 11 fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (152×116×76 mm) vs Standard size (120×67×60 mm)

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and a6400

  • None found

Sony SLT A77 II

Sony SLT A77 II
4 years older
$1,198 (body only)
$1,798 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A77 II (vs the a6400)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.46x
  • More lenses available: 126 lenses vs 62 lenses
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/8000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the A77 II (vs the a6400)

  • Many fewer focus points: 79 vs 425
  • No touch screen
  • Much larger: Professional size (143×104×81 mm) vs Standard size (120×67×60 mm)

common strengths of the A77 II and a6400

  • Very fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Many focus points: 79 vs 425

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)

  • 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 102,800 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the a6400)

  • Many fewer focus points: 153 vs 425
  • Much larger: Large (147×115×81 mm) vs Standard size (120×67×60 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.2" vs 2.4"

common strengths of the D500 and a6400

  • Very fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens
  • Lots of focus points: 153 vs 425

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony a6400 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it takes significantly higher resolution photos (24 MP vs 9.7 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (102,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), has a weather sealed body, has a screen which flips out and slightly better viewfinder coverage (100% vs 98%).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,228k dots) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (11 fps vs 24 fps).

Nikon Coolpix A1000

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similar age
$515

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the a6400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the a6400)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 102,800 ISO
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the Coolpix A1000 and a6400

  • Flip-out screens
  • Announced: January 2019 vs January 2019
  • Popularity: 318 vs 448

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)

  • Higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 921k dots
  • Shoots significantly 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 smaller viewfinder: 0.22x vs 0.46x
  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 410 shots

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

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 24 MP
  • Flip-out screens
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus which is uncommon: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

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4 months older
$448

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the a6400)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the a6400)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 102,800 ISO
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.09x vs 0.46x
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 and a6400

  • Flip-out screens
  • Popularity: 362 vs 448

Leica C-Lux

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7 months older
$999 - $1,050

Significant advantages of the C-Lux (vs the a6400)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,240k dots vs 921k dots
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the C-Lux (vs the a6400)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 102,800 ISO
  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.19x vs 0.46x
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the C-Lux and a6400

  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 102,800 ISO
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 24 MP
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 410 shots

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 touch screen, has a weather sealed body, has a screen which flips out and has an external mic jack.

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 2,100k dots), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.46x vs 0.76x), has a slower max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second) and slightly shorter exposures (30 seconds vs 1800 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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4 months older
$998

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)
  • Fast continuous shooting: 11 fps vs 11 fps
  • Great battery life: 340 shots vs 410 shots

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
  • Many more focus points: 5,655 vs 425
  • Larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the EOS R (vs the a6400)

  • Much larger: Professional size (136×98×84 mm) vs Standard size (120×67×60 mm)
  • Built-in lens only
  • Shoots slower: 8 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the EOS R and a6400

  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 102,800 ISO
  • Flip-out screens
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 410 shots

Leica D-Lux 7

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similar age
$1,192 - $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

  • Fast continuous shooting: 11 fps vs 11 fps
  • Great battery life: 340 shots vs 410 shots
  • Announced: November 2018 vs January 2019

Nikon Z6

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4 months older
$1,878 - $1,997

Significant advantages of the Z6 (vs the a6400)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Z6 (vs the a6400)

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

common strengths of the Z6 and a6400

  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 204,800 ISO vs 102,800 ISO
  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 11 fps
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Alpha a99 II

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

Significant advantages of the Alpha a99 II (vs the a6400)

  • Significantly higher true resolution: 42.2 MP vs 24 MP
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.78x vs 0.46x
  • Significantly longer battery life: 490 shots vs 410 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a99 II (vs the a6400)

  • No touch screen
  • Much larger: Professional size (143×104×76 mm) vs Standard size (120×67×60 mm)
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the Alpha a99 II and a6400

  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 11 fps
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 102,800 ISO
  • Flip-out screens

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony a6400 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a touch screen, has a weather sealed body, shoots faster continuously (11 fps vs 6 fps), has a screen which flips out and has much more focus points (425 vs 45).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (921k dots vs 1,228k dots), much smaller viewfinder (0.46x vs 0.59x), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism) and much fewer lenses available (62 lenses vs 230 lenses).

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)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.59x vs 0.46x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 921k dots

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

  • Many fewer focus points: 45 vs 425
  • Much larger: Professional size (139×105×79 mm) vs Standard size (120×67×60 mm)
  • Shoots much slower: 7 fps vs 11 fps

common strengths of the EOS 80D and a6400

  • Fast continuous shooting: 7 fps vs 11 fps
  • Have touch screens
  • Weather sealed

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
4 years older
$475 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the a6400)

  • 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 D5500 (vs the a6400)

  • Many fewer focus points: 39 vs 425
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 11 fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Standard size (120×67×60 mm)

common strengths of the D5500 and a6400

  • Have touch screens
  • Flip-out screens
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 425

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
3 years older
$629 - $939 (body only)
$997 - $1,017 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the a6400)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 921k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.61x vs 0.46x

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the a6400)

  • Many fewer focus points: 51 vs 425
  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 11 fps
  • Much larger: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Standard size (120×67×60 mm)

common strengths of the D7200 and a6400

  • Weather sealed
  • Lots of focus points: 51 vs 425
  • Have external mic jacks

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 3,200 ISO), has a touch screen and has a weather sealed body.

However, on average it much smaller viewfinder (0.46x vs 1.39x) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Nikon Coolpix B600

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similar age
$431

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
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection

common strengths of the Coolpix B600 and a6400

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (122×82×99 mm) vs Standard size (120×67×60 mm)
  • Light weight: 500 g vs 403 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 2.4"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
4 years older
$398

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the a6400)

  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the a6400)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 102,800 ISO
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 24 MP
  • Many fewer focus points: 9 vs 425

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and a6400

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Standard size (120×67×60 mm)
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 2.4"

Nikon Coolpix P1000

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6 months older
$849 - $997

Significant advantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the a6400)

  • 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

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 1,228k dots) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (11 fps vs 24 fps).

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
2 years older
$494 - $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)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 102,800 ISO
  • Slower autofocus: Contrast detection vs Phase detection
  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and a6400

  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 102,800 ISO
  • Have touch screens
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 24 MP

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
2 years older
$998 - $1,010

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

  • Higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 921k dots
  • Shoots significantly faster: 24 fps vs 11 fps

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

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 102,800 ISO
  • Much shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 410 shots
  • Built-in lens only

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

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 24 MP
  • Flip-out screens
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus which is uncommon: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA

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6 months older
$898

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

  • Higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 921k dots
  • Shoots significantly faster: 24 fps vs 11 fps

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

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 102,800 ISO
  • Much shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 410 shots
  • Built-in lens only

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

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 24 MP
  • Flip-out screens
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus which is uncommon: Phase detection vs Phase detection