Sony Alpha A6000 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Winner
Sony Alpha A6000

90

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

68

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha A6000

Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Many focus points
Focus points
179
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

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differences

Advantages of the Sony A6000

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Size
Significantly smaller
120×67×45 mm vs 129×88×102 mm
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3.2x smaller
Overall image quality
Better image quality
82.0 vs 69.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Focus points
Many more focus points
179 vs 25
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Weight
Much lighter
285 g vs 813 g
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2.9x lighter
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
1,347 ISO vs 474 ISO
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The A6000 has excellent image quality: 1.5 f-stops higher ISO than the DSC-RX10
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.8" vs 4"
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2.3x thinner
True resolution
Higher true resolution
24 MP vs 20 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
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
Color depth
Better color depth
24.1 bits vs 22.9 bits
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Distinguishes 1.2 more bits of color
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
51,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The A6000's boost ISO is 4 f-stops better
Viewfinder size
Slightly larger viewfinder
0.70x vs 0.26x
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Around 7.5x larger viewfinder
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.1 EV vs 12.6 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
11 fps vs 10 fps
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10% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$548.00 vs $898.00
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The best price we've seen is $350 cheaper (around 40% less)
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/3200s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX10

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Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              1. Lens
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              A600024 MP
              DSC-RX1020 MP
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
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              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5500

              Nikon D5500

              Entry-level DSLR

              $561 - $747 body only

              $689 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,098 - $1,698 body only

              $1,398 - $1,598 with 28-70mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $647 body only

              $549 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm X-T10

              Fujifilm X-T10

              Boutique

              $799 - $800

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

              Pro digicam

              $898 - $948

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Nikon D7200

              Nikon D7200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $968 - $1,097 body only

              $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Sony Alpha A6000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 with 16-50mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Canon EOS M3

              Canon EOS M3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $579 body only

              $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Focus points Many fewer focus points
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $380 - $599 body only

              $460 - $699 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $280 body only

              $440 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $584 - $748

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II

              Super zoom

              $1,279 - $1,298

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot G3 X

              Canon PowerShot G3 X

              Super zoom

              $999

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $749

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Significantly smaller
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

              Super zoom

              $598 - $1,557

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Size Larger

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              Avatar for bkbkjbb bkbkjbb (4:35 PM, June 05, 2014)
              So based on the advantages of each camera noted above, how the hell did you manage to score the RX10 the winner? This site is getting worse each time I look and much less dependable.