Sony Alpha A6000 vs Sony Alpha A5100

Winner
Sony Alpha A6000

100

Sony Alpha A5100

77

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha A6000

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.70x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha A5100

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Size
Really small
Compact (110×63×36 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.4"

competitors

Sony Alpha A6000 Competitors

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$776 - $898 body only

$906 - $998 with 16-50mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,298 body only

$1,398 - $1,579 with 16-50mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Sony A7

Sony A7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$798 - $2,398 body only

$998 with 28-70mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony Alpha A5100 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$373 with 16-50mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$439 with 15-45mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$305 - $649 body only

$344 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

discussion

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FAKER (8:39 PM, June 18, 2015)
Since the sensor is equivalent, seems like it comes down to viewfinder vs swivel screen + touch screen. I think a5100 is more friendly to people moving from point and shoots whereas a6000 is for powerusers/ people who have had an alpha product before.
 
Avatar for Wahab Dilawar Wahab Dilawar (3:00 PM, November 09, 2014)
Very difficult to choose one of them.