Updated (March 2015): Compare the Nikon D7200 vs Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000 vs Nikon D7100

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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha A6000

Really small
Size
Mid size (120×67×45 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
11 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
230 lenses
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Built-in focus motor
Autofocuses with more lenses

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Advantages of the Nikon D7100

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Built-in focus motor
Has a built-in focus motor
Yes vs No
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Autofocuses with all autofocus lenses
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
230 lenses vs 62 lenses
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More than 3.5x more lenses available
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
950 shots vs 420 shots
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Around 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3"
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Around 10% larger screen
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.7 EV vs 13.1 EV
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Almost the same
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony A6000

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Size
Significantly smaller
120×67×45 mm vs 136×107×76 mm
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3.1x smaller
Focus points
Many more focus points
179 vs 51
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Weight
Significantly lighter
285 g vs 675 g
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2.4x lighter
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The A6000's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
11 fps vs 6 fps
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More than 80% faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Thinner
1.8" vs 3"
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More than 40% thinner
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
51,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO
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The A6000's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$548.00 vs $759.00
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The best price we've seen is $211 cheaper (around 30% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Overall image quality Good image quality Help
              D710083.0
              A600082.0
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              24 MP
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              D71001,229k dots
              A6000921k dots
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              D710024.2 bits
              A600024.1 bits
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              D710013.7 EV
              A600013.1 EV
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              D7100Pentaprism
              A6000Digital
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              D71001/8000s
              A60001/4000s
              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7200

              Nikon D7200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $935 - $1,197 body only

              $1,245 - $1,497 with 18-140mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $849 - $999 body only

              $919 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $578 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5500

              Nikon D5500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $580 - $747 body only

              $709 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $413 - $497 body only

              $489 - $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon D7100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 body only

              $684 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,295 - $1,497 body only

              $1,997 with 24-85mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Size Larger

              Sony Alpha A6000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 with 16-50mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,198 - $1,698 body only

              $1,498 with 28-70mm lens

              Autofocus Faster video autofocus
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Focus points Fewer focus points
              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $390 - $499 body only

              $510 - $599 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $284 body only

              $350 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Focus points Many fewer focus points

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