• APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Sony A5000 advantages over Canon T6

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 77 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    388g vs 697g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 29 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    3.3 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    9 vs 6 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Canon T6 advantages over Sony A5000

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $399 vs $498
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 2.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • More telephoto lens reach
    88 mm vs 75 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Newer
    3 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster RAW shooting
    3.0 fps vs 2.5 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • 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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Review Excerpt

  • Good image quality overall; Good value for money; In-camera Wi-Fi and NFC make light work of image sharing; Decent kit lens; Friendly, approachable design; Good ergonomics; Lots of room to grow in Canon's ecosystem

  • Slow burst shooting with very limited raw buffer; Resolution, dynamic range and high ISO performance trail current rivals; Mediocre autofocus performance; Limited feature set; Very basic movie capture features

The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Sony A5000
Samsung NX1100
  • $541
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe
Canon T6
Samsung NX1100
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Sony A5000
Sony NEX-5T
  • $541
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Internal flash
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Canon T6
Sony NEX-5T
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon T5

Sony A5000
Canon T5
  • $541
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $524
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Canon T6
Canon T5
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $524
  • APS-C

Compared to Sony A5100

Sony A5000
Sony A5100
  • $541
  • APS-C
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon T6
Sony A5100
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon D3400

Sony A5000
Nikon D3400
  • $541
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $397
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Canon T6
Nikon D3400
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • $397
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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