• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • $748 Average Retail $800 MSRP
  • APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • $700 MSRP

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Advantages

Sony A6000 over Samsung NX1000

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 20.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    5 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.150 vs 0.598 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 20 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (single-shot mode)
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 30 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster RAW shooting
    2.1 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 4 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    2.0 fps vs 0.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
    3.1x vs 2.5x
    Zooming is easier than walking

Samsung NX1000 over Sony A6000

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-5R

Sony A6000
Sony NEX-5R
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
Samsung NX1000
Sony NEX-5R
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection

Compared to Sony NEX-3N

Sony A6000
Sony NEX-3N
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Wi-Fi
  • $507
  • APS-C
Samsung NX1000
Sony NEX-3N
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • More pixels
  • $507
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Sony A6000
Samsung NX1100
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $418
  • APS-C
Samsung NX1000
Samsung NX1100
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • $418
  • APS-C
  • Newer

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Sony A6000
Sony NEX-5T
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
  • $484
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
Samsung NX1000
Sony NEX-5T
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • $484
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection

Compared to Sony A5000

Sony A6000
Sony A5000
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $448
  • APS-C
Samsung NX1000
Sony A5000
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • High-res screen
  • Hot shoe
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
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