• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • $782 Average Retail $800 MSRP
  • APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16000
  • $498 Average Retail $600 MSRP

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Advantages

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
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 20.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • High-res screen
    922k vs 461k dots
    Better screen fidelity makes you a better photographer
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 16000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sony A5000 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 Samsung NX1000

Sony A6000
Samsung NX1000
  • $782
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $450
  • APS-C
Sony A5000
Samsung NX1000
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • High-res screen
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Sony NEX-5R

Sony A6000
Sony NEX-5R
  • $782
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
  • $588
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
Sony A5000
Sony NEX-5R
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • Newer
  • $588
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Sony NEX-3N

Sony A6000
Sony NEX-3N
  • $782
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Wi-Fi
  • $373
  • APS-C
Sony A5000
Sony NEX-3N
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • More pixels
  • $373
  • APS-C

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Sony A6000
Samsung NX1100
  • $782
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $432
  • APS-C
Sony A5000
Samsung NX1100
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $432
  • APS-C
  • High-res screen
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Sony A6000
Sony NEX-5T
  • $782
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
  • $492
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
Sony A5000
Sony NEX-5T
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • $492
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
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