• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 102,400

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Differences

Sony A6400 advantages over Canon R6

  • Less expensive
    $998 vs $2799
    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
    59 mm vs 88 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    519g vs 680g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 20.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Canon R6 advantages over Sony A6400

  • 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
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.58 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • More telephoto lens reach
    105 mm vs 75 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    11 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    540k vs 307k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 102400 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
  • 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

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-T100

Sony A6400
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Fast startup
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon R6
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon EOS M6 Mark II

Sony A6400
Canon EOS M6 Mark II
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • More pixels
Canon R6
Canon EOS M6 Mark II
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Sony A6100

Sony A6400
Sony A6100
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
Canon R6
Sony A6100
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony A9 II

Sony A6400
Sony A9 II
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon R6
Sony A9 II
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • More pixels

Compared to Nikon Z6 II

Sony A6400
Nikon Z6 II
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $2030
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon R6
Nikon Z6 II
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $2030
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More pixels
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