Sony Alpha A6000

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Sony Alpha A6000

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Sony A7

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Sony A7

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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha A6000

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Many focus points
Focus points
179
 

Reasons to buy the Sony A7

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
2,248 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
90.0
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
 

differences

Advantages of the Sony A7

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Autofocus
Faster video autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Shoot videos without worrying about focus
Low light performance
Significantly lower noise at high ISO
2,248 ISO vs 1,347 ISO
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The A7 has a slight edge (0.7 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Sensor size
Much larger sensor
Full frame 35.8x23.9mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
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Around 2.5x larger sensor
Overall image quality
Better image quality
90.0 vs 82.0
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Around 10% better image quality
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
14.2 EV vs 13.1 EV
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1.1 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth
Better color depth
24.8 bits vs 24.1 bits
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Distinguishes 0.7 more bits of color
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Lens availability
More lenses available
21 lenses vs 4 lenses
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Around 5.5x more lenses available
Battery life
Longer battery life
420 shots vs 340 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Focus points
More focus points
179 vs 117
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
11 fps vs 5 fps
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More than 2x faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
120x67x45 mm vs 127x94x48 mm
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Around 40% smaller
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$444.00 vs $1,198.00
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The best price we've seen is $754 cheaper (2.7x less)
Weight
Lighter
285 g vs 417 g
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More than 30% lighter
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
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.8" vs 1.9"
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Around 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths
              Overall image quality Good image quality Help
              A7:90.0
              A6000:82.0
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              A7:14.2 EV
              A6000:13.1 EV
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              24 MP
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              A7:24.8 bits
              A6000:24.1 bits
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Focus points Many focus points Help
              A7:117
              A6000:179
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              30 seconds
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support

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              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony NEX-7

              Sony NEX-7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,199 body only

              $809 with 18-200mm lens

              3D Captures 3D images
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm X-T1

              Fujifilm X-T1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,199 - $1,299 body only

              $1,599 with 18-55mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $897 - $1,097 body only

              $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

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

              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony SLT A77 II

              Sony SLT A77 II

              Pro DSLR

              $898 body only

              $1,498 - $1,795 with 16-50mm lens

              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony A7 Competitors

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              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,519 - $1,899 body only

              $2,299 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,099 - $3,399 body only

              $3,699 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Sony A7R

              Sony A7R

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              Autofocus Slower video autofocus
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $2,297 body only

              $2,997 with 24-120mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Autofocus Slower video autofocus
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,497 - $1,597 body only

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

              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Autofocus Slower video autofocus
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Sony Alpha A6000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $298 - $350 with 16-50mm lens

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $348 body only

              $498 with 16-50mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $587 body only

              $968 with 16-50mm lens

              Thickness Slightly thinner
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $550 - $600 body only

              $699 - $700 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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              Avatar for Rowland Rowland (0:09 AM, August 22, 2014)
              The A6000 can not, repeat not, sync with external strobes--such as those in a studio. If there is a way, I'd love to know it.
              Also, I just shot a swell movie. NO SOUND. Does the A 6000 need an external mic as well? There is much to like about this camera, but
              I am concerned with these two shortcomings.