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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha A6000

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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 120x67x45 mm vs 129x88x102 mm
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3.2x smaller
Focus points Many more focus points 179 vs 25
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Overall image quality Better image quality 82.0 vs 69.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Weight Much lighter 285 g vs 813 g
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2.9x lighter
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
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More than 3x larger sensor
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 1 f-stop 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 2 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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0.5 f-stops more dynamic range
Lowest price Cheaper $448.00 vs $988.30
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The best price we've seen is $540 cheaper (2.2x less)
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 11 fps vs 10 fps
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10% faster continuous shooting
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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 Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              A6000:921k dots
              DSC-RX10:1,229k dots
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              A6000:24 MP
              DSC-RX10:20 MP
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              A6000:13.1 EV
              DSC-RX10:12.6 EV
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,298 - $2,098 body only

              $1,598 - $1,770 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
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              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
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Olympus OM-D E-M10

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $550 - $699 body only

              $750 - $799 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $749 - $1,048 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $874 - $947 body only

              $1,247 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Alpha A6000 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $298 - $410 with 16-50mm lens

              Size Slightly smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Focus points Many fewer focus points
              Sony Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $348 body only

              $498 - $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
              Sony NEX-7

              Sony NEX-7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,199 body only

              $787 with 18-200mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Slightly smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Focus points Many fewer focus points
              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $574 body only

              $749 - $759 with 16-50mm lens

              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Competitors

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              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

              Pro digicam

              $820 - $898

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $1,102

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Significantly smaller
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $398 - $433

              Zoom Much more zoom
              GPS Has a GPS
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

              Super zoom

              $298 - $600

              Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Overall image quality Much worse image quality
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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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.