Sony Alpha A6000

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Sony Alpha A6000

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Sony A7R

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Sony A7R

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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha A6000

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

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
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 Much higher true resolution 36.2 MP vs 24 MP
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Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
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
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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Advantages of the Sony A6000

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Focus points Many more focus points 179 vs 25
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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
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
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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        Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Overall image quality Good image quality Help
        A7R:95.0
        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
        A7R:14.1 EV
        A6000:13.1 EV
        Color depth Good color depth Help
        A7R:25.6 bits
        A6000:24.1 bits
        True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
        A7R:36.2 MP
        A6000:24 MP
        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
        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

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony A7

        Sony A7

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $1,498 - $2,098 body only

        $569 - $1,798 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

        $747 body only

        $629 - $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

        $1,199 - $1,499 body only

        $1,599 - $1,600 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

        $815 - $947 body only

        $1,247 with 18-140mm lens

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is much heavier
        Canon EOS 70D

        Canon EOS 70D

        Pro DSLR

        $999 - $1,153 body only

        $1,330 - $1,349 with 18-135mm lens

        Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Olympus OM-D E-M1

        Olympus OM-D E-M1

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $1,068 - $1,299 body only

        $1,785 - $2,099 with 12-40mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        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

        $3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

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

        Nikon D810

        Pro DSLR

        $3,297 body only

        $4,890 - $5,187 with 24-70mm lens

        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Lens availability Much more lenses available
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Size Much larger
        Sony A7S

        Sony A7S

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $3,996 with 70-200mm lens

        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
        Canon EOS 6D

        Canon EOS 6D

        Pro DSLR

        $1,495 - $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
        True resolution Much lower true resolution

        Sony Alpha A6000 Competitors

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        Sony Alpha A5000

        Sony Alpha A5000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $398 - $410 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

        $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
        Sony NEX-7

        Sony NEX-7

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $1,199 body only

        $999 - $1,136 with 18-55mm lens

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Smaller
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Focus points Many fewer focus points
        Sony Alpha NEX-6

        Sony Alpha NEX-6

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $399 - $574 body only

        $739 - $759 with 16-50mm lens

        Lowest price Slightly cheaper
        Thickness Slightly thinner
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        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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