Sony Alpha A6000 vs Nikon D5500

Winner
Sony Alpha A6000

100

Nikon D5500

57

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha A6000

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.70x
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D5500

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Lens availability
Many lenses available
230 lenses
Battery life
Great battery life
820 shots

competitors

Sony Alpha A6000 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$363 - $448 body only

$450 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

Nikon D5500 Competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300

Entry-level DSLR

$474 body only

$459 with 18-55mm lens

GPS Has a GPS
Touch screen No touch screen
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$468 - $597 body only

$500 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
GPS Has a GPS
Weight Slightly heavier
Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000

Entry-level DSLR

$602 body only

Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Touch screen No touch screen

discussion

Sony Alpha A6000
Alpha A6000
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Nikon D5500
D5500
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Leonel (3:19 AM, April 16, 2015)
Well for me, it is the same. The nikon is tactil but it is really expansive compared to the sony. I didn't buy the nikon because the price was the double of the sony, and the quality is a little the same.
 
Captured Images (6:23 PM, April 08, 2015)
Nikon D5500 vs Sony a6000 - I really enjoy your camera comparison website but I must disagree with your winner between these two
cameras. The most highly important goal with any camera is sharpness and overall clarity of the pictures it takes: therefore, the Nikon D5500 has as you've stated: Slightly better image quality than the Sony a6000. However, as important as clarity is photographing a moving object(s); as the Sony a6000 can't keep focus as well on moving objects as well as the Nikon D5500. Everything else is just convenience. Those are the two most important functions of a camera; therefore, I would disagree with your overall rating that Sony a6000 is a winner over the Nikon D5500; and I own some Sony digital cameras too. For a full hands on video test review of both of these cameras that tells it all with a famous and experience photographer see the below
video link. Have a wonderful day and thanks for having a great camera analysis and resource website that everyone enjoys.
Good day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l04W4mCpUfU