61points

Sony A5100

74points

Sony A6000

Sony A5100
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Sony A5100 vs Sony A6000

Sony A5100
Sony A6000
Sony A5100
Sony A6000
61
points
74
points

Why is Sony A5100 better than Sony A6000?

  • Has a stereo microphone
  • Has timelapse function
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has touch autofocus
  • 10mm narrower
    110mmvs120mm
  • 4mm shorter
    63mmvs67mm
  • 9mm thinner
    36mmvs45mm

Why is Sony A6000 better than Sony A5100?

  • 1.25% more megapixels (main camera)
    24.3MPvs24MP
  • 1.83x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
    11fpsvs6fps
  • 20shots longer battery life
    420shotsvs400shots
  • Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
  • Has a built-in focus motor
  • Has a hot shoe
  • Has a BSI sensor
  • Has an electronic viewfinder (EVF)

Top specs and features

Design

1.has a flip-out screen
Sony A5100
Sony A6000

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

2.Has a built-in focus motor
Sony A5100
Sony A6000

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.

3.Has a hot shoe
Sony A5100
Sony A6000

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

4.Is a system camera
Sony A5100
Sony A6000

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.

5. higher resolution (screen)

921k dots

921k dots

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.

Best

Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS

1040000k dots

6.has a touch screen
Sony A5100
Sony A6000

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Optics

1.focus points

179

179

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.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

2.has AF tracking
Sony A5100
Sony A6000

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.

3.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

25600 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.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

4.megapixels

24MP

24.3MP

Best

Panono Camera

108MP

5.continuous shooting at high resolution

6fps

11fps

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.

Best

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

60fps

6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
Sony A5100
Sony A6000

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

1080 x 60fps

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.

Best

Fujifilm X-T3

2160 x 60fps

2.Has timelapse function
Sony A5100
Sony A6000

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.

3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Sony A5100
Sony A6000

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

4.supports AVCHD format
Sony A5100
Sony A6000

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

5.has a 24p cinema mode
Sony A5100
Sony A6000

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
Sony A5100
Sony A6000

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

2.has a microphone in
Sony A5100
Sony A6000

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

For example

Canon EOS 200D

Battery

1. longer battery life

400shots

420shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

2.has a removable battery
Sony A5100
Sony A6000

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Sony A5100
Sony A6000

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

4.has a battery level indicator
Sony A5100
Sony A6000

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.Has WiFi
Sony A5100
Sony A6000

The device can connect to WiFi.

2.has an external memory slot
Sony A5100
Sony A6000

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Sony A5100
Sony A6000

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.

4.can be controlled remotely
Sony A5100
Sony A6000

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

5.has an accelerometer
Sony A5100
Sony A6000

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

6.has a HDMI output
Sony A5100
Sony A6000

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

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