Sony Alpha DSLR-A560

Sony Alpha DSLR-A560

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Canon D6000

     

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A560

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
7 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Canon D6000

Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
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
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

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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
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$625 body only

$679 - $1,025 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Weight Is significantly heavier
HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$360 - $378 body only

$429 - $499 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 D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 - $527 body only

$389 - $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
Sensor size Has a marginally smaller sensor
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$897 - $1,097 body only

$1,197 - $1,240 with 18-140mm lens

Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$272 body only

$390 - $409 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
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Entry-level DSLR

Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Supports 24p Doesn't record movies in 24p
Sony SLT A57

Sony SLT A57

Entry-level DSLR

$608 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 D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$697 body only

$599 - $797 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

Sony Alpha DSLR-A560 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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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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

$349 - $399

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Color depth Worse color depth

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