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Sony A6000
Sony A5100
Top 27%1,806 points
Top 27%
Top 46%1,329 points
Top 46%
Sony A6000
Sony A5100
Top specs and features

Sony A6000 vs Sony A5100: 52 facts in comparison

1. megapixels

1.25% more megapixels (main camera).
24.3MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
24MP

2. 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
179

3. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
11fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
6fps

4. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Sony A6000
Sony A5100
28% have it

5. 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
25600 ISO

6. 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
400shots

7. 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

8. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Sony A6000
Sony A5100
38% have it

9. 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

10. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Sony A6000
Sony A5100
50% have it

11. 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 A5100
31% have it

12. 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 A5100
72% have it

13. 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 A5100
16% have it

14. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Sony A6000
Sony A5100
25% have it

15. 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 A5100
26% have it

16. 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
921k dots

17. width

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

18. has a touch screen

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
Sony A6000
Sony A5100
25% have it

19. Has a built-in focus motor

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.
Sony A6000
Sony A5100
18% have it

20. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Sony A6000
Sony A5100
55% have it

21. can be controlled remotely

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
Sony A6000
Sony A5100
45% have it

22. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Sony A6000
Sony A5100
47% have it

23. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Sony A6000
Sony A5100
46% have it

24. shoots raw

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.
Sony A6000
Sony A5100
57% have it

25. height

4mm shorter.
67mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
63mm

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