• APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000

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Differences

Sony A5000 advantages over Sony A6600

  • Less expensive
    $298 vs $1798
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 69 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    388g vs 828g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens

Sony A6600 advantages over Sony A5000

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 810 vs 420 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    203 mm vs 75 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    2 years vs 8 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
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.0 fps vs 3.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    99 vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    11.0 fps vs 2.5 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    46 vs 9 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 16000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

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Compared to Samsung NX1100

Sony A5000
Samsung NX1100
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Higher-res screen
  • Hot shoe
Sony A6600
Samsung NX1100
  • $1398
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Sony A5000
Sony NEX-5T
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Internal flash
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sony A6600
Sony NEX-5T
  • $1398
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $299
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A5100

Sony A5000
Sony A5100
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Higher effective ISO
Sony A6600
Sony A5100
  • $1398
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Fujifilm X-T2

Sony A5000
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $1100
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
Sony A6600
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $1398
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen
  • $1100
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Fujifilm X-T3

Sony A5000
Fujifilm X-T3
  • $298
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
Sony A6600
Fujifilm X-T3
  • $1398
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • NFC
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
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