• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25600

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Advantages

Sony A6000 over Olympus E-M10

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Less shutter lag
    0.150 vs 0.234 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Olympus E-M10 over Sony A6000

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Fast startup
    1.30 vs 2.20 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Love or hate them, they can be useful
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Longer shutter
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

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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

  • Great image quality especially from RAW files; Excellent dynamic range for a Four Thirds sensor; Very good high ISO performance; Realistic colors and excellent hue accuracy; Built-in Wi-Fi with remote control and sharing features; Improved HD video; Lightweight and very portable; Built-in pop-up flash; Minimal EVF lag time.

  • Contrast-Detect AF struggles with small and low-contrast subjects; Mediocre battery life; No external microphone or headphone jack; Mediocre burst speed with continuous AF; No weather sealing; Heavy-handed high ISO noise reduction.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic G6

Sony A6000
Panasonic G6
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $581
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
Olympus E-M10
Panasonic G6
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Newer
  • $581
  • 4/3
  • 60p
  • External Mic

Compared to Panasonic GX7

Sony A6000
Panasonic GX7
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $491
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Olympus E-M10
Panasonic GX7
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $491
  • 4/3
  • Fast startup
  • 60p

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Sony A6000
Sony NEX-5T
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
Olympus E-M10
Sony NEX-5T
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A5000

Sony A6000
Sony A5000
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $298
  • APS-C
Olympus E-M10
Sony A5000
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels

Compared to Sony A5100

Sony A6000
Sony A5100
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Higher-res screen
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
Olympus E-M10
Sony A5100
  • $599
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • On-sensor phase detect
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