• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony A6000 advantages over Leica Q

  • Less expensive
    $598 vs $4195*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    45 mm vs 93 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.1 fps vs 10.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Leica Q advantages over Sony A6000

  • 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
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.00 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Higher effective ISO
    2,221 vs 1,347 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/500 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • 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

  • 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 Sony RX1R

Sony A6000
Sony RX1R
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica Q
Sony RX1R
  • $4345
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Sony A6000
Samsung NX3000
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Slow-motion videos
Leica Q
Samsung NX3000
  • $4345
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon EOS M3

Sony A6000
Canon EOS M3
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $429
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Leica Q
Canon EOS M3
  • $4345
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $429
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Leica X-U (Typ 113)

Sony A6000
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $3595
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Bigger pixels
Leica Q
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • $4345
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $3595
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Sony A6300

Sony A6000
Sony A6300
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Fast startup
Leica Q
Sony A6300
  • $4345
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
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