Sony Alpha ILC-3000 vs Sony Alpha NEX-6

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Sony Alpha ILC-3000

79

Sony Alpha NEX-6

74

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Really small
Size
Compact (102×58×38 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1.5"
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-6

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures

Items often bought with the ILC-3000 or NEX-6

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Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha ILC-3000.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha NEX-6.

differences

Advantages of the Sony ILC-3000

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Battery life
Longer battery life
480 shots vs 360 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
True resolution
Higher true resolution
20.1 MP vs 16 MP
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Capture around 30% more detail in your photos
Size
Smaller
102×58×38 mm vs 120×67×43 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.5" vs 1.7"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-6

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Screen flips out
Has a flip-out screen
Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Focus points
More focus points
99 vs 25
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.71x vs 0.49x
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More than 2x larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 3.5 fps
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Around 3x faster continuous shooting
Startup delay
Less startup delay
2000 ms vs 2200 ms
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Around 10% less delay when turning on
Shutter lag
Slightly less shutter lag
257 ms vs 279 ms
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Around 10% less delay when taking photos
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
13.1 EV vs 12.8 EV
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
25,600 ISO vs 16,000 ISO
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The NEX-6's maximum light sensitivity is 1.4 f-stops better
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent mirrorless cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              ILC-300012.8 EV
              NEX-613.1 EV
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              23.7 bits
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Weight Light weight Help
              ILC-3000281 g
              NEX-6287 g
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/4000 of a second
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              30 seconds
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              ILC-30002200 ms
              NEX-62000 ms
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Autofocus Slower hybrid detection autofocus Help
              ILC-3000Contrast detection
              NEX-6Hybrid detection

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $648 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $280 body only

              $440 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

              Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 with 16-50mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $605 body only

              $803 with 16-50mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Captures 3D images
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $490 - $649 body only

              $581 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $480 - $647 body only

              $549 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Viewfinder Has higher quality type of viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Sony Alpha ILC-3000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony SLT A58

              Sony SLT A58

              Entry-level DSLR

              $498 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster video autofocus
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Size Much larger
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $263 body only

              $358 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Sony Alpha NEX-6 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony NEX-7

              Sony NEX-7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $762 body only

              $660 with 18-55mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Focus points Fewer focus points
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony NEX-5T

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $349 body only

              $640 with 16-50mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Smaller
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Sony NEX-5R

              Sony NEX-5R

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $346 body only

              $898 with 16mm lens

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO

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