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Sony A6000
Sony A5000
Top 27%1,800 points
Top 27%
Top 41%1,458 points
Top 41%
Sony A6000
Sony A5000
Top specs and features

Sony A6000 vs Sony A5000: 62 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

21.5% more megapixels (main camera).
24.3MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
20MP

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.5 x 15.6mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 25.4mm
23.2 x 15.4mm

3. focus points

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.
179
Sony Alpha a7 III: 693
25

4. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
11fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
3.5fps

5. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
1347ISO
Sony Alpha a7 III: 3730ISO
1089ISO

6. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Sony A6000
Sony A5000
28% have it

7. maximum light sensitivity

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.
25600 ISO
Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR: 1640000 ISO
16000 ISO

8. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
82
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98
79

9. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
420shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
420shots

10. video recording (main camera)

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.
1080 x 60fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
1080 x 60fps

11. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Sony A6000
Sony A5000
38% have it

12. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
24.1bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
23.8bits

13. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
1/4000s
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 1/32000s
1/4000s

14. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Sony A6000
Sony A5000
50% have it

15. Has phase detection autofocus for photos

A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.
Sony A6000
Sony A5000
31% have it

16. dynamic range

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
13.1Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs
13Evs

17. pixel density

41.62% higher pixel density.
490ppi
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 2160ppi
346ppi

18. has AF tracking

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.
Sony A6000
Sony A5000
72% have it

19. resolution

2x higher resolution.
1280 x 720px
Panasonic Lumix DC-TS7: 5184 x 3888px
905 x 509px

20. Has timelapse function

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.
Sony A6000
Sony A5000
16% have it

21. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Sony A6000
Sony A5000
25% have it

22. has a 24p cinema mode

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
Sony A6000
Sony A5000
26% have it

23. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
921k dots
Fujifilm X-T1 + XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS: 1040000k dots
460k dots

24. width

10mm narrower.
120mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
110mm

25. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Sony A6000
Sony A5000
25% have it

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