General

Sony Alpha A5100 Sony Alpha A6000
Brand
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Sony Sony
Lowest price
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$398.00 $427.90
Announced
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August 2014 February 2014

Sensor

Type
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CMOS CMOS
Crop factor
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1.5x 1.5x
Megapixels
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24.7 MP 24 MP
Light sensitivity
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12,800 ISO 25,600 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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25,600 ISO 51,200 ISO
Sensor cleaning
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No Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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24.7 MP 24 MP
Native resolution
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5736 × 4304 6000 × 4000
Pixel size
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14.8 µm² 15.3 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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3" 3"
Resolution
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921k dots 921k dots
Touch screen
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Yes No
Flips out
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Yes Yes
Live view
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Yes Yes

Lenses

Lens availability
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62 lenses 62 lenses
Lens mount
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Sony E Sony E

Form factor

Size
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110×63×36 mm 120×67×45 mm
Depth
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1.4" 1.8"
Weight
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224 g 285 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes Yes
Waterproof
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No No
Weather sealed
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No No
Built-in focus motor
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No No

Viewfinder

Type
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None Digital
Viewfinder size
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n/a 0.70x
Coverage
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n/a 100%

Movies

Format
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1080p @ 60fps 1080p @ 60fps
Supports 24p
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Yes Yes
High-speed framerate
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None None
External mic jack
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No Yes
Autofocus
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Contrast detection Contrast detection
Continuous focus
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Yes Yes
All formats
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  1. 480p @ 30fps
  2. 1,440 x 1,080 @ 30fps
  3. 1080p @ 24fps
  4. 1080p @ 60fps
  1. 480p @ 30fps
  2. 1,440 x 1,080 @ 30fps
  3. 1080p @ 24fps
  4. 1080p @ 60fps

Features

Panorama
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Yes Yes
HDR
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Yes Yes
3D
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No No
Image stabilization
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None
  1. Lens
Supports RAW
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Yes Yes
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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Unknown Unknown
Shutter lag
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Unknown Unknown
Battery life
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400 shots 420 shots
Continuous shooting
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6 fps 11 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Phase detection Hybrid detection
Focus points
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179 179
Cross type focus points
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Unknown Unknown

Shutter

Max
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1/4000s 1/4000s
Min
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30s 30s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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Yes Yes
External connection
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No Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1 1
Supported formats
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  1. Memory Stick PRO Duo
  2. Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
  3. SD
  4. SDHC
  5. SDXC
  1. Memory Stick PRO Duo
  2. Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
  3. SD
  4. SDHC
  5. SDXC

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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80.0 82.0
Color depth
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23.8 bits 24.1 bits
Dynamic range
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13 EV 13.1 EV
Low light performance
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1,347 ISO 1,347 ISO
Sony Alpha A5100
Alpha A5100
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