• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 16000

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Advantages

Sony A6000 over Sony NEX-3N

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs rear LCD only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    8 months vs 20 months old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    0.150 vs 0.272 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 1.1 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

Sony NEX-3N over Sony A6000

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.78 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)

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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

  • Excellent image quality for an entry-level mirrorless; User interface ideal for consumers stepping up from point-and-shoots; Speedy and accurate autofocusing; Zoom lever on body; Tremendous value.

  • Lack of hot shoe or accessory port limits more advanced shooting; No electronic viewfinder; Performance lags behind previous model, especially on burst shooting speed.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-M1

Sony A6000
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Lighter weight
Sony NEX-3N
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • 24p
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • Higher-res screen

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Sony A6000
Sony NEX-5T
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
Sony NEX-3N
Sony NEX-5T
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Fujifilm X-A1

Sony A6000
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Lighter weight
Sony NEX-3N
Fujifilm X-A1
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • 24p
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • Higher-res screen

Compared to Sony A5000

Sony A6000
Sony A5000
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $298
  • APS-C
Sony NEX-3N
Sony A5000
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • More pixels

Compared to Sony A5100

Sony A6000
Sony A5100
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Higher-res screen
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
Sony NEX-3N
Sony A5100
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
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