• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • $2095 Average Retail $2000 MSRP
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • $748 Average Retail $800 MSRP

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Advantages

Sony A7 over Sony A6000

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • External Mic
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Sony A6000 over Sony A7

  • Lighter weight
    468g vs 769g
    Lighter weight
  • Less shutter lag
    0.150 vs 0.227 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster RAW shooting
    2.1 fps vs 1.3 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode
  • Kit lens zoom ratio
    3.1x vs 2.5x
    Zooming is easier than walking

Review Excerpt

  • Incredibly small body for a fully-featured, full-frame camera; Very high resolution; Hybrid autofocus is reasonably fast and confident; Significantly better burst-shooting performance than A7R; Excellent image quality even at very high sensitivities; Faster x-sync than A7R; Accepts existing Alpha-mount and E-mount lenses, and can optionally crop to APS-C image circle.

  • Grass-is-greener syndrome when compared to its higher-res sibling; Moderate performance; Loud shutter (but electronic first-curtain helps); Mediocre battery life when using electronic viewfinder; Weak low-light autofocus considering its price; Limited selection of native Sony FE lenses.

  • 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 A7
Samsung NX1000
  • $2095
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
Sony A6000
Samsung NX1000
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $700
  • APS-C

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Sony A7
Samsung NX1100
  • $2095
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $418
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
Sony A6000
Samsung NX1100
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $418
  • APS-C

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Sony A7
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $2095
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $1250
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • GPS
Sony A6000
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1250
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • GPS

Compared to Sony A5000

Sony A7
Sony A5000
  • $2095
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Lighter weight
  • Internal flash
Sony A6000
Sony A5000
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $448
  • APS-C

Compared to Fujifilm X-T1

Sony A7
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $2095
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Headphone jack
  • $1643
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Less shutter lag
Sony A6000
Fujifilm X-T1
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • 24p
  • $1643
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • External Mic
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