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Nikon D5600 vs Sony a6100

Nikon D5600
Sony a6100

Why is Nikon D5600 better than Sony a6100?

  • 0.83% more megapixels (main camera)
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    24.2MPvs24MP
  • 400shots longer battery life
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    820shotsvs420shots
  • Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
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  • 115.4k dots higher resolution (screen)
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    1037k dotsvs921.6k dots
  • 38.89% more battery power
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    1500mAhvs1080mAh
  • Has a built-in HDR mode
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  • 6.67% bigger screen size
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    3.2"vs3"

Why is Sony a6100 better than Nikon D5600?

  • 386 more focus points
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    425vs39
  • 2x higher maximum light sensitivity
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    51200 ISOvs25600 ISO
  • 2.2x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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    11fpsvs5fps
  • 69g lighter
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    396gvs465g
  • 5% more viewfinder coverage
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    100%vs95%
  • Has a remote control
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  • Has an electronic viewfinder (EVF)
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  • 43.36% less body volume
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    476.86cm³vs841.96cm³

Price comparison

Nikon D5600

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D5600 AmazonNikon D5600 DSLR with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G...Nikon D5600 DSLR with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED
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$796.95
Nikon D5600 pricegrabberNikon D5600 Two Lens Kit with 18-55mm VR...Nikon D5600 Two Lens Kit with 18-55mm VR and 70-300mm ED Black, 24.2MP,5fps, ISO to 25,600, HD
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$796.95

Sony a6100

ProductStorePrice
Sony a6100 AmazonSony Alpha A6100 Mirrorless Camera
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$748.00
Sony a6100 AmazonSony Alpha A6100 Mirrorless Camera with ...Sony Alpha A6100 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm Zoom Lens, Black (ILCE6100L/B)
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$848.00
Sony a6100 AmazonSony Alpha A6100 Mirrorless Camera with ...Sony Alpha A6100 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm and 55-210mm Zoom Lenses, ILCE6100Y/B, Black
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$1,098.00
Sony a6100 pricegrabberSony Alpha 6100 Y/B Mirrorless Camera w/...Sony Alpha 6100 Y/B Mirrorless Camera w/ 16-50mm and 55-210mm Lenses
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$1,098.00
Sony a6100 pricegrabberSony Alpha 6100 L Mirrorless Camera w/ 1...Sony Alpha 6100 L Mirrorless Camera w/ 16-50mm Lens
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$848.00
Sony a6100 pricegrabberSony Alpha 6100 APS-C Mirrorless Camera-...Sony Alpha 6100 APS-C Mirrorless Camera- Body Only Black
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$748.00

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Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Nikon D5600
Sony a6100
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Nikon D5600
Sony a6100
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.Has a built-in focus motor
Nikon D5600
Sony a6100
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
4.weight

465g

396g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.viewfinder coverage

95%

100%

With 100% coverage, you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage, you may have to crop your photos afterward to get them looking perfect.
6.is dustproof and water-resistant
Nikon D5600
Sony a6100
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.

Optics

1.sensor size

23.5 x 15.6mm

23.5 x 15.6mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
2.focus points

39

425

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
3.megapixels (main camera)

24.2MP

24MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
4.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

51200 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
5.continuous shooting at high resolution

5fps

11fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Nikon D5600
Sony a6100
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.Has phase-detection autofocus for videos
Nikon D5600
Sony a6100
A phase-detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Nikon D5600
Sony a6100
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.Has timelapse function
Nikon D5600
Sony a6100
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
5.has a 24p cinema mode
Nikon D5600
Sony a6100
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
6.supports slow-motion video recording
Nikon D5600
Sony a6100
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Nikon D5600
Sony a6100
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Nikon D5600
Sony a6100
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Nikon D5600
Sony a6100
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
4.Has a zoom microphone
Nikon D5600
Sony a6100
Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.
5.has stereo speakers
Nikon D5600
Sony a6100
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

820shots

420shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Nikon D5600
Sony a6100
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Nikon D5600
Sony a6100
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Nikon D5600
Sony a6100
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.battery power

1500mAh

1080mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
6.has wireless charging
Nikon D5600
Sony a6100
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

Features

1.supports Wi-Fi
Nikon D5600
Sony a6100
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.has an external memory slot
Nikon D5600
Sony a6100
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
3.Has a remote control
Nikon D5600
Sony a6100
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
4.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Nikon D5600
Sony a6100
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
5.has an HDMI output
Nikon D5600
Sony a6100
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
6.supports a remote smartphone
Nikon D5600
Sony a6100
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.

Price comparison

Nikon D5600

ProductStorePrice
Nikon D5600 AmazonNikon D5600 DSLR with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G...Nikon D5600 DSLR with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR and 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED
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$796.95
Nikon D5600 pricegrabberNikon D5600 Two Lens Kit with 18-55mm VR...Nikon D5600 Two Lens Kit with 18-55mm VR and 70-300mm ED Black, 24.2MP,5fps, ISO to 25,600, HD
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$796.95

Sony a6100

ProductStorePrice
Sony a6100 AmazonSony Alpha A6100 Mirrorless Camera
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$748.00
Sony a6100 AmazonSony Alpha A6100 Mirrorless Camera with ...Sony Alpha A6100 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm Zoom Lens, Black (ILCE6100L/B)
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$848.00
Sony a6100 AmazonSony Alpha A6100 Mirrorless Camera with ...Sony Alpha A6100 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm and 55-210mm Zoom Lenses, ILCE6100Y/B, Black
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$1,098.00
Sony a6100 pricegrabberSony Alpha 6100 Y/B Mirrorless Camera w/...Sony Alpha 6100 Y/B Mirrorless Camera w/ 16-50mm and 55-210mm Lenses
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$1,098.00
Sony a6100 pricegrabberSony Alpha 6100 L Mirrorless Camera w/ 1...Sony Alpha 6100 L Mirrorless Camera w/ 16-50mm Lens
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$848.00
Sony a6100 pricegrabberSony Alpha 6100 APS-C Mirrorless Camera-...Sony Alpha 6100 APS-C Mirrorless Camera- Body Only Black
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$748.00

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