• APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Advantages

Sony A5000 over Sony A6000

Sony A6000 over Sony A5000

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear LCD only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 20.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Less shutter lag
    ~ <0.2 vs 0.30 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Faster RAW shooting
    2.1 fps vs 1.2 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    2.0 fps vs 1.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 16000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Amazing image quality for the price; Blazing-fast hybrid autofocus; Swift burst shooting with generous buffer depths; Good battery life with LCD monitor; More compact than a DSLR; In-camera Wi-Fi wireless networking

  • Continuous autofocus can't match its burst rate; High-ISO JPEGs can look overprocessed; Sluggish startup performance; No touch-screen display; Wi-Fi can be a bit frustrating to use

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-7

Sony A5000
Sony NEX-7
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • Newer
  • $532
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sony A6000
Sony NEX-7
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $532
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • External Mic Jack

Compared to Canon EOS M

Sony A5000
Canon EOS M
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $340
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sony A6000
Canon EOS M
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $340
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • External Mic Jack

Compared to Fujifilm X-M1

Sony A5000
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer battery life
  • $427
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe
Sony A6000
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $427
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Doesn't require an AA filter

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Sony A5000
Sony NEX-5T
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Longer battery life
  • More pixels
  • $308
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sony A6000
Sony NEX-5T
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
  • $308
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Sony A5100

Sony A5000
Sony A5100
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sony A6000
Sony A5100
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Higher-res screen
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
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