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

True resolution
High true resolution
24.7 MP
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Size
Really small
Compact (110×63×36 mm)

competitors

Sony Alpha A6000 Competitors

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$748 - $828 body only

$848 - $928 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

$1,198 - $1,398 body only

$1,298 - $1,499 with 16-50mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Weather sealed Weather sealed
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Fujifilm X-A3

Fujifilm X-A3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$443 body only

$549 with 16-50mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Viewfinder No viewfinder

Sony Alpha A5100 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$350 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$361 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p No 24p support
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$367 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution 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.