• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000

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Differences

Sony A6000 advantages over Sony QX1

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,347 vs 1,063 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 20.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • 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
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.1 fps vs 3.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    47 vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 16000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sony QX1 advantages over Sony A6000

  • Less expensive
    $498* vs $648
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 440 vs 360 shots
    Capture more photos
  • 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

  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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

User reviews

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Buy the 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; No touch-screen display; Wi-Fi can be a bit frustrating to use

The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX300

Sony A6000
Samsung NX300
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
Sony QX1
Samsung NX300
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Sony A6000
Samsung NX3000
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Slow-motion videos
Sony QX1
Samsung NX3000
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $750
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Samsung NX500

Sony A6000
Samsung NX500
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Sony QX1
Samsung NX500
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Sony A6000
Samsung NX3300
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • 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 A6000
Canon EOS M10
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Sony QX1
Canon EOS M10
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Touchscreen
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