Sony Alpha A6000 vs Sony Alpha A5100

Winner
Sony Alpha A6000

100

Sony Alpha A5100

82

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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Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
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Fujifilm X-T100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 - $600 body only

$599 - $717 with 15-45mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$754 - $898 body only

$831 - $998 with 16-50mm lens

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

Sony Alpha A5100 Competitors

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Canon EOS M100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 with 15-45mm lens

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$499 - $709 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Size Significantly larger
Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600

Entry-level DSLR

$597 - $625 body only

$579 - $719 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Size Significantly larger

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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.