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Advantages of the Sony A5100

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Hybrid detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Size
Smaller
110×63×36 mm vs 120×67×45 mm
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More than 30% smaller
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
24.7 MP vs 24 MP
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Almost the same
Thickness
Thinner
1.4" vs 1.8"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
224 g vs 285 g
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More than 20% lighter
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Advantages of the Sony A6000

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
11 fps vs 6 fps
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More than 80% faster continuous shooting
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The A6000's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
420 shots vs 400 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths
              Movie continuous focus Focus continuously recording movies Help
              Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
              Size Fairly small Help
              A5100110×63×36 mm
              A6000120×67×45 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              A5100224 g
              A6000285 g
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              A5100$398.00
              A6000$427.90
              Thickness Thin Help
              A51001.4"
              A60001.8"
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Common Weaknesses
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              A510012,800 ISO
              A600025,600 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              921k dots
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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