Nikon D7100

Winner
Nikon D7100

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Sony Alpha A6000

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Sony Alpha A6000

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Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
205 lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha A6000

Size
Really small
Mid size 120x67x45 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

differences

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
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Lens availability
Much more lenses available
205 lenses vs 21 lenses
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Around 10x more lenses available
Battery life
Much 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 3.0"
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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
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentaprism vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.7 EV vs 13.1 EV
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0.6 f-stops more dynamic range
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Advantages of the Sony A6000

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Size
Significantly smaller
120x67x45 mm vs 136x107x76 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 2 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 1 f-stop better
Lowest price
Cheaper
$448.00 vs $896.95
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The best price we've seen is $449 cheaper (2x less)
Low light performance
Slightly lower noise at high ISO
1,347 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
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The A6000 has a slight edge (0.1 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Overall image quality Good image quality Help
              D7100:83.0
              A6000:82.0
              True resolution Capture extremely high resolution images Help
              24 MP
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              D7100:1,229k dots
              A6000:921k dots
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
              Interchangeable lenses Both support interchangeable lenses, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              Many lenses to choose from
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              D7100:24.2 bits
              A6000:24.1 bits
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              D7100:13.7 EV
              A6000:13.1 EV
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              D7100:Pentaprism
              A6000:Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,129 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 body only

              $679 - $1,025 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $599 - $750 body only

              $597 - $700 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 body only

              $597 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon D7100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,497 - $1,597 body only

              $1,897 - $2,040 with 24-85mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $2,149 - $2,297 body only

              $2,997 with 24-120mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Lens availability Fewer lenses available
              Size Larger
              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,799 body only

              $2,149 with 18-135mm lens

              Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
              GPS Has a GPS
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,499 body only

              $1,099 - $1,978 with 28-135mm lens

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

              Sony Alpha A6000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $348 body only

              $498 - $650 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 Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $298 - $400 with 16-50mm lens

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Focus points Many fewer focus points
              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,298 - $2,098 body only

              $1,598 with 28-70mm lens

              Autofocus Faster video autofocus
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Focus points Significantly fewer focus points
              Sony NEX-7

              Sony NEX-7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,199 body only

              $788 with 18-200mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Slightly smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Focus points Many fewer focus points
              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $621 body only

              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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