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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
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon D6000

Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
197 lenses
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
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
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

$370 - $400 body only

$485 - $590 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
Sony SLT A57

Sony SLT A57

Entry-level DSLR

$530 body only

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 EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$3,399 body only

$3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Weight Is much heavier
Size Is significantly larger
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$480 - $774 body only

$200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Size Is significantly smaller
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Sensor size Has a much smaller sensor
Canon Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel T4i

Entry-level DSLR

$609 body only

$200 - $660 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Sensor size Has a much smaller sensor

Canon D6000 Competitors

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Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$701 - $840 body only

$913 - $989 with 18-105mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 - $656 body only

$399 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$597 - $647 body only

$544 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$380 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Nikon D600

Nikon D600

Pro DSLR

$1,549 - $1,600 body only

$2,001 - $2,150 with 24-85mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Lens availability Fewer lenses available

Sony Alpha DSLR-A560 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $400

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Color depth Worse color depth
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 body only

$520 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Movie format Higher frame rate movies
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Autofocus Slower autofocus
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
Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

Sony Alpha DSLR-A290

Entry-level DSLR

Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Size Significantly smaller
Movie format Does not take movies
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$449 - $451

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Size Much smaller
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

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