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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha DSLR-A560

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

Reasons to buy the Canon D6000

Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 
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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
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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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
Movie format One shoots movies Help
D6000:None
DSLR-A560:1080p @ 30fps

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competitors

Shared Competitors

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Disadvantages

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$378 - $415 body only

$495 - $564 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

$747 body only

$650 - $847 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
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $400

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Longest exposure Much shorter exposures
Nikon D600

Nikon D600

Pro DSLR

$1,360 - $1,441 body only

$1,550 with 50mm lens

Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has much better image quality
Weight Is significantly heavier
Size Is significantly larger
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$285 body only

$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 D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$929 body only

$848 - $940 with 18-105mm lens

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Weight Is slightly heavier
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots

Canon D6000 Competitors

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Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$640 body only

$850 with 18-105mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 body only

$389 - $506 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$547 body only

$549 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$547 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller

Sony Alpha DSLR-A560 Competitors

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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

$485 - $649 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

Size Much smaller
Thickness Much thinner
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$448 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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