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

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
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
D60006.9"
DSLR-A5603.3"
Size Large Help
D6000161x92x174 mm
DSLR-A560137x104x84 mm
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
D6000200 ISO
DSLR-A56012,800 ISO
Movie format One shoots movies Help
D6000None
DSLR-A5601080p @ 30fps

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$420 - $497 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
HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm 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
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$797 body only

$860 - $897 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
Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

Canon D6000 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$758 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$279 - $557 body only

$349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$227 body only

$350 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$497 - $547 body only

$499 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$354 body only

$630 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

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

$926 with 18-55mm lens

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
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$309 - $430

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
Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Super zoom

$179

Size Much smaller
Weight Lighter
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Entry-level DSLR

$754 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Size Smaller
Movie format Does not take movies
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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