Sony A7 vs Sony Alpha A6000

Winner
Sony A7

100

Sony Alpha A6000

96

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony A7

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
92 lenses
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha A6000

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11 fps
Weight
Light-weight
285 g
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

competitors

Sony A7 Competitors

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Sony Alpha a7 III

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,898 - $1,998 body only

$2,098 - $2,777 with 28-70mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha 7 II

Sony Alpha 7 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,110 - $1,398 body only

$1,299 - $1,598 with 28-70mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Larger
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$696 - $898 body only

$795 - $998 with 16-50mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

Sony Alpha A6000 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$348 body only

$400 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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Fujifilm X-T100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 - $600 body only

$699 - $700 with 15-45mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,198 body only

$1,598 with 18-135mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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Avatar for Matt Matt (5:50 PM, January 22, 2016)
Yeah, that's my issue too. I'm wondering if the a7 is worth the extra cost. I'm an enthusiast, I like good camera's, but I'm not a pro, I don't make money with my photography.

One completely non-technical distinct advantage the a6000 has is it is newer. Digital photography is advancing so fast that there are APS-C sensor camera's that perform much better than older full frame cameras. My question is that the a7 was the state of the art back in 2013, while the a6000 is a 2015 camera. Is a mere two years enough for it to be almost as good as a two year old full frame - at least enough that the additional cost/bulk of a full frame is no-longer worth it?


That's what I'm trying to figure out.
 
Avatar for Kiril Karaatanasov Kiril Karaatanasov (9:12 PM, January 03, 2016)
hmm there is something wrong with your studio setup I have no issues using triggers with A6000. I use cheap Chinese triggers from Yongnuo and they work as expected. I had issues using PocketWizard on a photo training seminar but did not have time to investigate, weirdly the same trigger worked on A7ii.....
 
Avatar for DJ TeeOh "The Official" DJ TeeOh "The Official" (3:37 AM, October 26, 2015)
The A6000 does have TTL but you need a compatible flash. Perhaps a wireless trigger might work for you.
 
Avatar for DJ TeeOh "The Official" DJ TeeOh "The Official" (3:36 AM, October 26, 2015)
You have to turn on the mic in the menu. I've used external flashes with the A6000. I set them to manual remote, unless you have a flash like the Nikon SB-700, then you set it to SU-4. The A6000 doesn't have a mic input jack but you can buy a Sony hotshoe adapter that has it. Or you can get the wireless mic kit.
 
Avatar for Muhammad Awais Ali Muhammad Awais Ali (11:02 AM, October 24, 2015)
please refer to scoring details to get a proper insight, final score is not the correct representative, in this case no doubt a7 is much better in image quality(specilly low light performance) etc, but a6 has better price to performance ratio, you can buy a new a6000 body in $500 but a7 body will cost $1100, for many people its matters a lot.
 
Avatar for Pedrulo Pedrulo (10:25 PM, September 02, 2015)
The things that happens in snapsort does not apply to real life, why? how is it that an a6000 its better than a Full Frame A7??? can any one help me with this?
 
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.