Sony Alpha A6000 vs Sony A7R

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Sony Alpha A6000

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Sony A7R

92

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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha A6000

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Many focus points
Focus points
179
High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
51,200 ISO
Really small
Size
Mid size (120×67×45 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Sony A7R

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
2,746 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
95.0
True resolution
High true resolution
36.2 MP
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather

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Advantages of the Sony A7R

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Low light performance
Significantly lower noise at high ISO
2,746 ISO vs 1,347 ISO
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The A7R has excellent image quality: 1 f-stops higher ISO than the A6000
Overall image quality
Better image quality
95.0 vs 82.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
36.2 MP vs 24 MP
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Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
Lens availability
More lenses available
92 lenses vs 62 lenses
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Around 50% more lenses available
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
14.1 EV vs 13.1 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth
Better color depth
25.6 bits vs 24.1 bits
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Distinguishes 1.5 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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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
Focus points
Significantly more focus points
179 vs 25
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
11 fps vs 4 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Longer battery life
420 shots vs 340 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Size
Smaller
120×67×45 mm vs 127×94×48 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Weight
Lighter
285 g vs 465 g
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Around 40% lighter
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
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
              A7R95.0
              A600082.0
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              A7R14.1 EV
              A600013.1 EV
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              A7R25.6 bits
              A600024.1 bits
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              A7R36.2 MP
              A600024 MP
              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
              Autofocus Slower hybrid detection autofocus Help
              A7RContrast detection
              A6000Hybrid detection

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,198 - $1,698 body only

              $1,498 with 28-70mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $647 body only

              $578 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm X-T1

              Fujifilm X-T1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,299 body only

              $1,586 - $1,899 with 18-135mm lens

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony NEX-7

              Sony NEX-7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $595 body only

              $669 with 18-55mm lens

              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,019 - $1,099 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $733 - $897 body only

              $987 - $1,197 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony SLT A77 II

              Sony SLT A77 II

              Pro DSLR

              $880 - $998 body only

              $1,598 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Sony A7R Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony A7S

              Sony A7S

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,994 - $2,498 body only

              $2,935 with 28-70mm lens

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
              True resolution Much lower true resolution
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $2,240 - $2,499 body only

              $2,800 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon D810

              Nikon D810

              Pro DSLR

              $2,997 body only

              $3,697 with 24-120mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,269 - $1,399 body only

              $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $1,997 body only

              $2,697 with 24-120mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution

              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
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $390 - $499 body only

              $526 - $599 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $274 body only

              $440 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              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
              Low light performance More noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

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