Sony Alpha A6000 vs Sony Alpha A5100

Winner
Sony Alpha A6000

100

Sony Alpha A5100

79

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha A6000

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.70x
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
 

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

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Sony a6400

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$898 - $900 body only

$998 with 16-50mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$673 - $748 body only

$784 - $848 with 16-50mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Weight Heavier
Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Viewfinder No viewfinder

Sony Alpha A5100 Competitors

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Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
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Canon EOS M100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$439 - $449 with 15-45mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$258 - $549 body only

$361 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Touch screen No touch screen

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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.