• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 45.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Sony A6000 advantages over Canon R5

  • Less expensive
    $498 vs $4999
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    45 mm vs 88 mm
    Thinner

Canon R5 advantages over Sony A6000

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    No 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
  • More telephoto lens reach
    105 mm vs 75 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    4 months vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    700k vs 307k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.76x vs 0.70x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    45.0 vs 24.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 51200 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos

User reviews

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

The Competition

Compared to Samsung NX500

Sony A6000
Samsung NX500
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $1197
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Canon R5
Samsung NX500
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $1197
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon EOS M3

Sony A6000
Canon EOS M3
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $429
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon R5
Canon EOS M3
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $429
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Sony A6300

Sony A6000
Sony A6300
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Fast startup
Canon R5
Sony A6300
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony A7R IV

Sony A6000
Sony A7R IV
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $2998
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon R5
Sony A7R IV
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Bigger pixels
  • $2998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite

Compared to Nikon Z7 II

Sony A6000
Nikon Z7 II
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • NFC
  • $3000
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon R5
Nikon Z7 II
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $3000
  • 35mm
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • Longer exposure
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