• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Sony A6000 advantages over FUJIFILM X-A5

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.1 fps vs 6.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    47 vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

FUJIFILM X-A5 advantages over Sony A6000

  • 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
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 450 vs 360 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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 NX300

Sony A6000
Samsung NX300
  • $531
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $656
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
FUJIFILM X-A5
Samsung NX300
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $656
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Sony A6000
Samsung NX3000
  • $531
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Slow-motion videos
FUJIFILM X-A5
Samsung NX3000
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • NFC

Compared to Samsung NX500

Sony A6000
Samsung NX500
  • $531
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
FUJIFILM X-A5
Samsung NX500
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • More pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X-A3

Sony A6000
Fujifilm X-A3
  • $531
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • NFC
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Newer
FUJIFILM X-A5
Fujifilm X-A3
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $599
  • APS-C

Compared to Canon EOS M6

Sony A6000
Canon EOS M6
  • $531
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $679
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
FUJIFILM X-A5
Canon EOS M6
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $679
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • Faster JPEG shooting
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