Sony Alpha A6000 vs Sony Alpha A5100

Winner
Sony Alpha A6000

100

Sony Alpha A5100

76

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
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
Thickness
Thin
1.4"
Weight
Light-weight
224 g

competitors

Sony Alpha A6000 Competitors

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$812 - $898 body only

$930 - $998 with 16-50mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,398 body only

$1,498 with 16-50mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

Sony Alpha A5100 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 body only

$365 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$401 - $429 body only

$532 with 15-45mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$679

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

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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.