• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 847.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Sony A6000 advantages over Sony A7 III

  • Less expensive
    $648 vs $2198
    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
    45 mm vs 73 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    468g vs 945g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.1 fps vs 9.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    11.1 fps vs 9.7 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode

Sony A7 III 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
    ~ 5.93 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • 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
  • Higher effective ISO
    3,730 vs 1,347 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    14.7 vs 13.1 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 710 vs 360 shots
    Capture more photos
  • 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
    3 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.78x vs 0.70x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    163 vs 47 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    33 vs 22 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • 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
    204800 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

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

  • New 24MP sensor offers excellent image quality; Outstanding high ISO performance and dynamic range; Improved JPEG colors; Improved build quality; Fast autofocus; Excellent 4K video; Very good battery life.

  • Buffer clearing can be slow even with fast UHS-II cards; UHS-II support only on one card slot; No losslessly compressed RAW option; Dedicated battery charger not included; Menus are still confusing; No built-in flash.

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-6

Sony A6000
Sony NEX-6
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
Sony A7 III
Sony NEX-6
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Samsung NX500

Sony A6000
Samsung NX500
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Sony A7 III
Samsung NX500
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony A6300

Sony A6000
Sony A6300
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • $873
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Fast startup
Sony A7 III
Sony A6300
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $873
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Nikon Z6

Sony A6000
Nikon Z6
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1597
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A7 III
Nikon Z6
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $1597
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Nikon Z6 II

Sony A6000
Nikon Z6 II
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $2030
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A7 III
Nikon Z6 II
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $2030
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • Newer
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