Product Comparison: Sony Alpha a5100 vs Sony Alpha a6000


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Sony
Origin
Thailand
Thailand
About the Product
If you're looking to impress your clients or capture realistic photos of important moments in your life, the Sony Alpha a5100 can help you make it happen. It features a 24.3-megapixel CMOS sensor that reproduces images with rich details and comes with a 16–50mm lens to get you started shooting. Share photos with your friends and family by connecting your smartphone or other device using the camera's built-in Wi-Fi.
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 a6500
Alpha a6000
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
24.3 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 a5100

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
9.98 oz.
12.13 oz.

Sony Alpha a5100

Sony Alpha a6000

Sony Alpha a5100

Sony Alpha a6000

Sony Alpha a5100

Sony Alpha a6000

Sony Alpha a5100

Sony Alpha a6000

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony Alpha a5100 16-50mm Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black)
  • It's SMALL and lightweight. Great for hiking and traveling with. You hardly even notice it when you're carrying it around.
  • Portable and light - I got a sigma 30mm 2.8 lens that makes it a great combo for everyday/food photography, and I use an adaptor for my canon landscape lenses. AF works, is slow, but so are landscapes.
  • Portable.. Small,compact,tilt screen.. Easy to use.
  • This is an amazing camera! It's light weight. Mirror less, and takes really nice pictures.
  • Good for travelling.
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 - 25600
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 a5100

Sony Alpha a6000

What customers say about "Imaging"
Sony Alpha a5100 16-50mm Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black)
  • The camera, when the settings were right, produced impressive photos. The video quality is stunning.
  • Very good overall image quality, cleaner in the shadow with respect to the 70D/7D mkII sensors, and also somewhat sharper at low ISO.
  • Low light ability is excellent.. Way above from Nex6 which I did test before purchase this.
  • Image quality.. Very close to 70D.. I think it can make it with better glass in front of it ( which I will test later ) however, Image quality is great.
  • 6 fps continuous shooting is kinda slow. I really felt this when I was trying to photograph flying birds.
  • Sony raw files on this camera are not just real raw, they are somewhat manipulated. This allows for sharper, more detailed pictures, but I found that this creates a lot of extra color artifacts when shooting high contrast areas, in particular artificial lights in nighttime photography.
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
TFT-LCD
LCD
Touch Screen
Yes
No
Screen Size
3 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
921600 dots
921600 dots
Vari-angle Display
Yes
Yes

Sony Alpha a5100

Sony Alpha a6000

Sony Alpha a5100

Sony Alpha a6000

What customers say about "Display"
Sony Alpha a5100 16-50mm Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black)
  • The LCD screen tilts 180 degrees.
  • Touch the screen to focus on any part of the image.
  • The LCD screen suffers in bright, sunny outdoor conditions. Even when using the sunny outdoor setting. This resulted in some pretty underexposed shots. I couldn't see what I was doing, which made me pine for a viewfinder.
  • Touchscreen is a joke: works practically only for selecting the focus point. Tilting is nice but does not have the same flexibility of the canon articulated screen. Also not very bright, however I rarely shoot midday under the sun.
  • Very limited touch screen.
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
Auto, iAUTO, Programmed AE, Sweep Panorama, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual
Programmed Auto, Manual, Aperture Priority, Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection, Movie, Memory Recall, Superior Auto, Shutter Priority, Intelligent Auto
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent (Warm White, Cool White, Day White, Daylight), Incandescent, Flash, Cloudy, Underwater/ Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K), Custom, Underwater, Shade
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 - 1/4000
30 - 1/4000
What customers say about "Features"
Sony Alpha a5100 16-50mm Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black)
  • It's pretty intuitive to use. I never looked at the manual until I started getting interested in more of the advanced, manual features.
  • Apps are fairly well integrated with the camera's functions.
  • Love all of the features & especially the screen that flips up. I use it to make sure I'm in focus while Vlogging. The auto focus is outstanding! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!
  • I like the auto HDR feature -- gives exceptional results under lower light conditions.
  • Can't take photos with the USB cable (power) plugged in.
  • Sony app are not available in all Latin America, so one of the reasons I bought it was Timelapse app.. So for Costa Rica there's no option to purchase anything ( only free apps) in playmemories.
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 a5100 16-50mm Mirrorless Digital Camera (Black)
  • My favorite feature is the ability to use my phone as a remote wirelessly and to send pics and video to my phone over WiFi.
  • A huge addition was that the camera came with WiFi, which means I can send videos or photos taken with this camera to any device around me as long as i'm on WiFi.
  • Easy to use, wonderful pictures, love the wifi feature to load the pictures on my phone.
  • It takes beautiful photos and wifi transfer works easily.
  • I haven’t been able to send the pictures to my phone (over WiFi as it says) but it works fine on my Mac.
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
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Battery life
400
360

Sony Alpha a5100

Sony Alpha a6000

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