Sony Alpha A6000

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Sony Alpha A6000

99

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Sony A7R

95

Sony A7R

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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha A6000

Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Focus points
Many focus points
179
Size
Really small
Mid size 120x67x45 mm
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

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-stop higher ISO than the A6000
Weather sealed Weather sealed Yes vs No
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Sealed to shoot in the rain
True resolution Much higher true resolution 36.2 MP vs 24.3 MP
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Capture around 50% more detail in your photos
Overall image quality Better image quality 95.0 vs 82.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 35.9x24.0mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
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Around 2.5x larger sensor
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Dynamic range More dynamic range 14.1 EV vs 13.1 EV
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1 f-stop 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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Focus points Many more focus points 179 vs 25
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Battery life Longer battery life 420 shots vs 340 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Lens availability More lenses available 21 lenses vs 4 lenses
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Around 5.5x more lenses available
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 11 fps vs 4 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Size Smaller 120x67x45 mm vs 127x94x48 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Weight Significantly 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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        Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Overall image quality Good image quality Help
        A7R:95.0
        A6000:82.0
        Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
        Digital
        True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
        A7R:36.2 MP
        A6000:24.3 MP
        Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
        A7R:14.1 EV
        A6000:13.1 EV
        Color depth Good color depth Help
        A7R:25.6 bits
        A6000:24.1 bits
        Supports 24p 24p support Help
        For that film look
        Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
        Great for movies
        Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
        Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
        HDR In-camera HDR Help
        Combines multiple exposures
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
        Avoids dust in your photos
        External flash Each supports an external flash Help
        Better lighting
        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
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur

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        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony A7

        Sony A7

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $1,498 - $2,098 body only

        $1,790 - $1,798 with 28-70mm lens

        Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Sony NEX-7

        Sony NEX-7

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $1,074 body only

        $1,125 with 18-55mm lens

        3D Captures 3D images
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Nikon D5300

        Nikon D5300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $747 body only

        $659 - $847 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
        Fujifilm X-T1

        Fujifilm X-T1

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $1,299 body only

        $1,899 with 18-135mm lens

        Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $999 - $1,231 body only

        $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
        Nikon D7100

        Nikon D7100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,047 body only

        $1,347 with 18-140mm lens

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Olympus OM-D E-M1

        Olympus OM-D E-M1

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $1,299 - $1,399 body only

        $1,790 - $2,100 with 12-40mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Image stabilization Has image stabilization
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Sony A7R Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon EOS 5D Mark III

        Canon EOS 5D Mark III

        Pro DSLR

        $3,399 body only

        $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

        Lens availability Much more lenses available
        Battery life Much longer battery life
        True resolution Much lower true resolution
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Nikon D810

        Nikon D810

        Pro DSLR

        $3,297 body only

        $3,830 with 50mm lens

        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Lens availability Much more lenses available
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Size Much larger
        Canon EOS 6D

        Canon EOS 6D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,598 - $1,899 body only

        $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

        Lens availability Much more lenses available
        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
        True resolution Much lower true resolution
        Sony A7S

        Sony A7S

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $3,091 body only

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
        True resolution Much lower true resolution
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Nikon D800

        Nikon D800

        Pro DSLR

        $3,160 body only

        Lens availability Much more lenses available
        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Size Much larger

        Sony Alpha A6000 Competitors

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        Sony Alpha A5100

        Sony Alpha A5100

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $548 - $550 body only

        $698 - $700 with 16-50mm lens

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
        Sony Alpha NEX-6

        Sony Alpha NEX-6

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $430 - $480 body only

        $890 with 16-50mm lens

        Lowest price Cheaper
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
        Low light performance More noise at high ISO
        Sony Alpha A5000

        Sony Alpha A5000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $448 with 16-50mm lens

        Size Smaller
        Thickness Thinner
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

        Pro digicam

        $798

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Low light performance More noise at high ISO
        Overall image quality Worse image quality

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