• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 47.3 megapixels
  • ISO 50 - 50,000

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Differences

Sony A6400 advantages over Leica SL2

  • Less expensive
    $998 vs $6287*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 50000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Leica SL2 advantages over Sony A6400

  • Slower slow-motion
    180 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • 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
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 59 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    2 years vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    2100k vs 922k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.78x vs 0.70x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    47.3 vs 24.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 11.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    20.0 fps vs 11.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    78 vs 42 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/40000 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
  • 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
  • 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

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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
Leica SL2
Fujifilm X-T100
  • $6492
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

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
Leica SL2
Canon EOS M6 Mark II
  • $6492
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony A6100

Sony A6400
Sony A6100
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
Leica SL2
Sony A6100
  • $6492
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
  • $748
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Nikon Z7 II

Sony A6400
Nikon Z7 II
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $2997
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Leica SL2
Nikon Z7 II
  • $6492
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
  • $2997
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony A1

Sony A6400
Sony A1
  • $898
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $6498
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
Leica SL2
Sony A1
  • $6492
  • 35mm
  • High resolution composite
  • Top deck display
  • $6498
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen
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