• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 24.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

Buy From

Differences

Sony A6100 advantages over Nikon Z6 II

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer video battery life
    125 vs 85 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Nikon Z6 II advantages over Sony A6100

  • 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
    ~ 5.94 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • More dots on screen
    2100k vs 922k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    14.0 fps vs 11.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • 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
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos

User reviews

Buy From

Your purchases support this site

Buy the Sony A6100

Your purchases support this site

Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-T100

Sony A6100
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • NFC
  • $459
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon Z6 II
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $2000
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $459
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony A6400

Sony A6100
Sony A6400
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Higher extended ISO
Nikon Z6 II
Sony A6400
  • $2000
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • NFC

Compared to Canon EOS M6 Mark II

Sony A6100
Canon EOS M6 Mark II
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • More pixels
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Nikon Z6 II
Canon EOS M6 Mark II
  • $2000
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon R6

Sony A6100
Canon R6
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
Nikon Z6 II
Canon R6
  • $2000
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More pixels
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Nikon Z5

Sony A6100
Nikon Z5
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1297
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon Z6 II
Nikon Z5
  • $2000
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More dots on screen
  • $1297
  • 35mm
Compare Other Cameras?