• APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000

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Differences

Sony A5000 advantages over Sony QX1

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Less expensive
    $379 vs $498*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 52 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Sony QX1 advantages over Sony A5000

  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Sony A5000
Samsung NX1100
  • $379
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $390
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe
Sony QX1
Samsung NX1100
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $390
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Sony A5000
Sony NEX-5T
  • $379
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Internal flash
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Sony QX1
Sony NEX-5T
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Internal flash
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony A5100

Sony A5000
Sony A5100
  • $379
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $415
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher effective ISO
Sony QX1
Sony A5100
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $415
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Sony A5000
Samsung NX3300
  • $379
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • Hot shoe
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
Sony QX1
Samsung NX3300
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon EOS M10

Sony A5000
Canon EOS M10
  • $379
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sony QX1
Canon EOS M10
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Touchscreen
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