Sony Alpha DSLR-A560 vs Canon D6000

Sony Alpha DSLR-A560
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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A560

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Canon D6000

Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha DSLR-A560.

differences

Advantages of the Canon D6000

Lens availability
Significantly more lenses available
197 lenses vs 123 lenses
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More than 60% more lenses available
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Advantages of the Sony DSLR-A560

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Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Size
Much smaller
137×104×84 mm vs 161×92×174 mm
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2.2x smaller
Live view
Has live view
Yes vs No
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Preview your photos on the camera's screen before taking them
Thickness
Much thinner
3.3" vs 6.9"
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2.1x thinner
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
7 fps vs 1 fps
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7x faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder
Has a through-the-lens viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Tunnel
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Through-the-lens viewfinders let you see exactly what your photo will look like
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Weight
Much lighter
599 g vs 1,650 g
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2.8x lighter
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 200 ISO
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The DSLR-A560's maximum light sensitivity is 12 f-stops better
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Canon D6000.

similarities

Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

Common Strengths

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Common Weaknesses
Thickness Quite thick Help
D60006.9"
DSLR-A5603.3"
Size Large Help
D6000161×92×174 mm
DSLR-A560137×104×84 mm
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
D6000200 ISO
DSLR-A56012,800 ISO
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Movie format One shoots movies Help
D6000None
DSLR-A5601080p @ 30fps

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$368 body only

$479 - $640 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$479 body only

$548 - $566 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$647 body only

$579 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Entry-level DSLR

$1,130 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$240 body only

$484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$465 - $650 body only

$589 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Battery life Has a much shorter battery life

Canon D6000 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$300 - $547 body only

$379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$684 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$677 body only

$430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Nikon D600

Nikon D600

Pro DSLR

$1,321 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Lens availability Fewer lenses available
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,299 - $1,497 body only

$1,997 with 24-85mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Live view Has live view
Lens availability Fewer lenses available

Sony Alpha DSLR-A560 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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Nikon Coolpix 3700

Compact

Size Much smaller
Thickness Much thinner
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$329 - $366

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Color depth Worse color depth
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

Entry-level DSLR

$600 body only

$1,000 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Startup delay Less startup delay
Movie format Does not take movies
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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