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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A560

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Canon D6000

Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 
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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
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster 7 fps vs 1 fps
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7x faster continuous shooting
Thickness Much thinner 3.3" vs 6.9"
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2.1x thinner
Image stabilization Image stabilization Sensor shift vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
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
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 Common Weaknesses

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Thickness Quite thick Help
D6000:6.9"
DSLR-A560:3.3"
Size Large Help
D6000:161x92x174 mm
DSLR-A560:137x104x84 mm
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$378 - $400 body only

$458 - $669 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 D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$272 - $387 body only

$401 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000

Entry-level DSLR

$379 body only

$575 with 18-55mm lens

Size Is much smaller
Thickness Is thinner
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature

Canon D6000 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$625 body only

$650 - $1,025 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 - $517 body only

$389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$497 body only

$597 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$697 body only

$599 - $797 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
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Nikon Coolpix 3700

Compact

$244

Size Much smaller
Thickness Much thinner
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $400

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Samsung NX30

Samsung NX30

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,213 body only

$649 - $800 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Movie format Higher frame rate movies
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Supports 24p No 24p support
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$399 - $520 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Movie format Higher frame rate movies
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Autofocus Slower autofocus

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