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
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Canon D6000

Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
197 lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

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
137x104x84 mm vs 161x92x174 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
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 (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
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 200 ISO
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The DSLR-A560's maximum light sensitivity is 6 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
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent entry-level DSLRs

Common Strengths

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Common Weaknesses
Thickness Quite thick Help
D6000:6.9"
DSLR-A560:3.3"
Size Large Help
D6000:161x92x174 mm
DSLR-A560:137x104x84 mm
GPS No built-in GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
D6000:200 ISO
DSLR-A560:12,800 ISO
Movie format One shoots movies Help
D6000:None
DSLR-A560:1080p @ 30fps

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$334 body only

$847 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 a built in panoramas
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$697 body only

$695 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$302 - $527 body only

$379 - $447 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
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$599 - $699 body only

$620 - $700 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
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Super zoom

$377 - $418

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Thickness Is thicker
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Sony SLT A57

Sony SLT A57

Entry-level DSLR

$551 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Battery life Has a much shorter battery life

Canon D6000 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$600 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$393 body only

$429 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$849 - $896 body only

$1,299 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000

Entry-level DSLR

$907 body only

$728 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller

Sony Alpha DSLR-A560 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Entry-level DSLR

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Supports 24p No 24p support
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$466 - $608 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$339 - $349

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
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Nikon Coolpix 3700

Compact

$199

Size Much smaller
Thickness Much thinner
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Screen size Much smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$260

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Size Much smaller
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Supports 24p No 24p support

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