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
Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Has live view
Live view
Preview your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Canon D6000

Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
197 lenses
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
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
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
D6000200 ISO
DSLR-A56012,800 ISO
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Movie format One shoots movies Help
D6000None
DSLR-A5601080p @ 30fps

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200

Entry-level DSLR

$497 - $547 body only

$499 - $550 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
Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$698 with 16-50mm 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
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$722 body only

$1,038 with 55-300mm 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

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$688 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Entry-level DSLR

$354 body only

$591 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$279 - $547 body only

$447 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$627 - $1,550 body only

$400 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller
Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100

Entry-level DSLR

$897 body only

$1,160 - $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Size Much smaller

Sony Alpha DSLR-A560 Competitors

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Disadvantages

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Nikon Coolpix 3700

Compact

Size Much smaller
Thickness Much thinner
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Screen size Much smaller screen
Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Entry-level DSLR

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Supports 24p No 24p support
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Super zoom

$329 - $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
Sony SLT-A55

Sony SLT-A55

Entry-level DSLR

$1,998 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Supports 24p No 24p support
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,499 body only

$3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Image stabilization No image stabilization

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