Nikon D7100

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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

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha A6000

Size
Really small
Mid size 120x67x45 mm
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 
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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
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
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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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 Much lighter 285 g vs 765 g
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2.7x 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
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
Lowest price Cheaper $648.00 vs $946.95
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The best price we've seen is $299 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              True resolution Capture extremely high resolution images Help
              D7100:24 MP
              A6000:24.3 MP
              Overall image quality Good image quality Help
              D7100:83.0
              A6000:82.0
              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
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,231 body only

              $200 - $1,149 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

              $747 body only

              $650 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $640 body only

              $850 with 18-105mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $646 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 with 18-55mm lens

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $200 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Nikon D7100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,697 body only

              $2,197 - $2,200 with 24-85mm lens

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

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $2,297 body only

              $2,997 with 24-120mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Lens availability Fewer lenses available
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,199 body only

              $1,099 - $1,605 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

              $548 - $550 body only

              $650 - $700 with 16-50mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,498 - $2,098 body only

              $1,770 - $1,798 with 28-70mm lens

              Autofocus Faster video autofocus
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Focus points Significantly fewer focus points
              Size Larger
              Sony NEX-7

              Sony NEX-7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,052 body only

              $1,235 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Focus points Many fewer focus points
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $450 body only

              $699 - $749 with 16-50mm lens

              Lowest price Cheaper
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Focus points Significantly fewer focus points
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 - $450 with 16-50mm lens

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Focus points Many fewer focus points
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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