Product Comparison: Sony Alpha a5000 vs Sony Alpha a6000


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Sony
Origin
Thailand
Thailand
About the Product
Bring the power and flexibility of interchangeable-lens digital camera photography wherever you go, with α5000—the world’s lightest interchangeable-lens digital camera.
Test the limits of your creativity with the premium mirrorless DSLR that’s focused on speed. Every artistic shot you take—from fast-action to candid—benefits from 24.3MP detail and the world’s fastest auto focus6. For capturing crucial moments that go by in a blink, the a6000 can shoot 11 photos in one second. It’s compact and easy to use, too. Two quick-access dials let you change settings on the fly. Very intuitive.
Model
Alpha a5000
Alpha a6000
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
20.1 MP
24.3 MP
Sensor Type
APS-C, "Exmor®" CMOS
APS-C, "Exmor®" CMOS
Lens
16-50 mm Power Zoom Lens
16-50 mm Lens
Viewfinder
Electronic

Sony Alpha a5000

Sony Alpha a6000

Size & Weight
Height
2.47 in.
2.63 in.
Width
4.32 in.
4.72 in.
Depth
1.41 in.
1.78 in.
Weight
9.49 oz.
12.13 oz.

Sony Alpha a5000

Sony Alpha a6000

Sony Alpha a5000

Sony Alpha a6000

Sony Alpha a5000

Sony Alpha a6000

Sony Alpha a5000

Sony Alpha a6000

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm OSS Lens (White)
  • It's light weight, and very aesthetically pleasing. Great camera for someone who wants to take pictures of their family, travels, or for youtube videos.
  • The weight is a bit more than a standard point and shoot, and you definitely can't just shove this bad boy in your pocket like may other cameras. But if quality is more-so what you are looking for, this is a perfect camera to get.
  • Light weight and takes amazing pictures.
  • The camera is easy to use and light weight. I like it.
  • Sony Alpha a5000 camera design is fabulous and light weight.
Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera
  • Another thing I really like about this camera is the size and how solid it feels.
  • I primarily bought the a6000 for it's very small size and great image quality for quick short trips.
  • The weight reduction and compactness weren't really a factor to me, but a nice bonus nonetheless.
  • The power zoom that comes in the kit is by no means a bad option - takes adequate photos, and preserves the selling point of the tiny size of the camera
  • loving the small camera size and all the controls they give you, that being said I have big hands and some buttons are crammed together.
Imaging
ISO Settings
100 - 16000
100 - 25600
Digital Zoom
4 x
4 x
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, RAW
JPEG, RAW, RAW+JPEG, MOV, MP4

Sony Alpha a5000

Sony Alpha a6000

What customers say about "Imaging"
Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm OSS Lens (White)
  • Takies great photos every time. The image stabilisation and degree of detail is impressive. Can be used on automatic as an idiot camera, or you can use many advanced settings.
  • I got the silver version, fantastic camera with incredible quality images, fast processor, highly attractive and durably made.
  • As a vlogger this camera is an essential, video quality is top notch!
  • It's small but has a big punch! The photo quality is amazing and I love that you can flip the back screen up for selfies.
  • The images were just not as crisp as I was hoping for. There is a blur at the edges of things, almost a muddy feel to them. It is possible a different lens could help, but I was not willing to chance that.
Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera
  • With the proper settings of shutter speed, ISO, and aperture it gives great pictures
  • High ISO performance rivals full frame cameras.
  • It does an excellent job of evaluating the scene and automatically selecting the right mix of aperture, shutter speed and ISO.
  • There's also a full-time manual zoom override if you want.
  • The camera has an amazing ability to identify faces and recognize when a person smiles.
Display
Display Type
LCD
LCD
Touch Screen
No
No
Screen Size
3 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
460800 dots
921600 dots
Vari-angle Display
Yes
Yes

Sony Alpha a5000

Sony Alpha a6000

Sony Alpha a5000

Sony Alpha a6000

What customers say about "Display"
Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm OSS Lens (White)
  • The flip up screen comes in handy for self videos.
  • The LCD is super bright and if used correctly one really does not need an EVF (Electronic View Finder) .
  • I also love how the display flips up, perfect for vlogging and selfies.
  • Love using the camera and love that it has the flip screen so that you can use it as a vlogging camera or to take bomb instagram selfies!
  • I also loved the fact that it had a reversible LCD screen so that you can take good selfies.
Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera
  • Viewfinder resolution is acceptable.
  • Despite low resolution, the View finder is helpful esp in mid day sun.
  • All controls are easily within reach of the thumb, that is a very good ergonomics. In addition, intuitive menus are great for navigating and are well displayed on the LCD screen.
  • There are two things about the camera that bug me a bit. The biggest one is that the display screen scratches very easily (like a credit card). As soon as you buy this camera invest in a screen protector because the screen is easily scratched/scuffed.
  • The one thing i did not like about it is the preview on the display screen. You might think the camera is not clear because of small noises. But when you check your album you'll be impress how clear and focus it actually is.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
Yes
Yes
Shooting Modes
Aperture Priority, Sweep Panorama, Manual, Shutter Priority, Memory Recall, Programmed AE, Superior Auto, Scene Selection, iAUTO
Programmed Auto, Manual, Aperture Priority, Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection, Movie, Memory Recall, Superior Auto, Shutter Priority, Intelligent Auto
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White, Cool White, Day White, Daylight), Flash, Underwater/ Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K), Custom
Fluorescent (Cool White), Cloudy, Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Day White), Color Temperature Filter, Fluorescent (Warm White), Custom, Incandescent, Underwater, Daylight, Shade, Flash, Color Temperature, Auto
Shutter Speeds
30 - 1/32000
30 - 1/4000
What customers say about "Features"
Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm OSS Lens (White)
  • The kit lens also has a zoom feature on it along with Image Stabilization and is super handy in and around the city for day and night shots.
  • Audio is very clear and battery life is also decent.
  • Software features/ menu options are close to same as newer a6000.
  • Very bad focus balance on selfies between fore and backgrounds.
  • Lack of buttons to quickly change settings.
Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera
  • Even in handheld lowlight panorama shot jpegs are quite stunning.
  • Additionally, it has modes for movies, panoramas, and specific scene scenarios.
  • Don't be afraid of the manual settings mode. It will certainly broaden your horizons as far as what more you can do in photography.
  • With the proper settings of shutter speed, ISO, and aperture it gives great pictures.
  • The focus and clarity is amazing, and the shutter speed is crazy fast.
  • I was taking a picture of the ocean but the waves were moving too quickly and it was almost impossible to get the panorama shot no matter how many times I tried!
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
Yes
Yes
NFC Enabled
Yes
Yes
Integrated GPS
No
No
Output(s)
microHDMI (Type-D), Micro-USB
HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0, Wired Remote Port
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm OSS Lens (White)
  • Love the wifi feature to quickly send your images to your phone.
  • The wifi feature is pretty cool.
  • Wi-Fi with NFC.
  • No microphone input.
  • I mostly love this camera; however, I always have difficulties transferring the files to the computer. The USB doesn't work and the wi fi works most of the time but is very slow and skips files sometimes.
Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera
  • I love being out shooting, then being able to transfer any picture I want in full resolution straight to my Android phone via NFC.
  • The Sony app is pretty cool along with the nfc for transferring images to your phone/tablet.
  • The wifi and NFC are nice for quickly uploading pictures to a phone or tablet, I use a Nexus 10 and have had no problems with the Sony app for sharing pictures and remotely controlling the camera.
  • My wife loves the NFC technology that allows you to just hold the camera up to your phone and automatically transfer whatever picture you're looking at on the camera to the phone.
  • The SD card slot is kind of crammed next to the battery, making it rather hard to get the card out.
Power
Battery Model
NP-FW50 W-series Rechargeable Battery Pack
NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Battery life
420
360

Sony Alpha a5000

Sony Alpha a6000

Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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