Product Comparison: Sony Alpha a7 vs Sony Alpha a6000


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Sony
Origin
Thailand
Thailand
About the Product
Meet the full-frame, palm-sized α7: portability and capability in one. Packing a 24.3MP 35mm Full Frame sensor into a body half the weight of leading DSLRs, this is an exciting new landmark in the compact full-frame market.
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 a7
Alpha a6000
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
24.3 MP
24.3 MP
Sensor Type
APS-C, "Exmor®" CMOS
APS-C, "Exmor®" CMOS
Lens
28-70 mm Zoom Lens
16-50 mm Lens
Viewfinder
Electronic 0.5"-type
Electronic

Sony Alpha a7

Sony Alpha a6000

Size & Weight
Height
3.75 in.
2.63 in.
Width
2.25 in.
4.72 in.
Depth
1.9 in.
1.78 in.
Weight
16.7 oz.
12.13 oz.

Sony Alpha a7

Sony Alpha a6000

Sony Alpha a7

Sony Alpha a6000

Sony Alpha a7

Sony Alpha a6000

Sony Alpha a7

Sony Alpha a6000

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony Alpha a7 Full-Frame Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28-70mm Lens
  • This camera is ergonomically great! Being able to reach all of the dials for shutter speed/aperture/whatever you program them for without taking your hand off the grip is hugely appreciated.
  • lim and light weight, better image processing than older cameras.
  • This is a great light weight camera that packs a punch.
  • It's a light weight full frame camera with direct controls. It takes beautiful pictures and I have it matched with the Sony 55mm 1.8 FE lens.
  • While the camera itself is light, the first party lenses are typically about the same weight as the body itself! I wouldn't be surprised if my zoom lenses start developing creep from how far they pull the body down while I'm carrying it.
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
50 - 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, MPF Baseline, RAW, Exif Ver.2.3
JPEG, RAW, RAW+JPEG, MOV, MP4

Sony Alpha a7

Sony Alpha a6000

What customers say about "Imaging"
Sony Alpha a7 Full-Frame Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28-70mm Lens
  • Great image quality, the lens ecosystem is wide open (I've been shooting with a lot of old Minolta glass), very small and light body.
  • The flexibility of a full frame image sensor and share image quality you get in such a small camera body is really fantastic.
  • The kit lens is very good, but I dumped it for the Zeiss 55mm f/1.8 and the image quality is outstanding. Highly recommend this camera.
  • Image quality is superb as usual and it all depends on the lens you use with it.
  • Great image quality. The focus is more accurate than most DSLR's I've owned including the d800 and 5D MK3. The high end DSLRs do seem to focus faster though at least than the kit lens I have with my A7.
  • AF is still sluggish compared to high end DSLR.
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
No
No
Screen Size
3 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
921600 dots
921600 dots
Vari-angle Display
Yes
Yes

Sony Alpha a7

Sony Alpha a6000

Sony Alpha a7

Sony Alpha a6000

What customers say about "Display"
Sony Alpha a7 Full-Frame Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28-70mm Lens
  • The adjustable screen allowed me to shoot near the ground without having to lay down.
  • The A7 is full frame, compact, has a fab viewfinder & tilt screen.
  • Great EVF. The eye detection works great. It will turn off the screen and turn on the EVF when you put your face up on it.
  • I love the tilt screen. It makes composing easier especially for low angle shots.
  • No touch screen. Don't understand this decision. I want a touch screen because it makes videos a whole lot easier.
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, Scene Selection, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Sweep Panorama, Manual, Superior Auto
Programmed Auto, Manual, Aperture Priority, Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection, Movie, Memory Recall, Superior Auto, Shutter Priority, Intelligent Auto
White Balance Modes
Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Shade, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White, Cool White, Day White, Daylight), Underwater, 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 - 1/8000
30 - 1/4000
What customers say about "Features"
Sony Alpha a7 Full-Frame Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28-70mm Lens
  • The electronic viewfinder is a great feature; the ability to use a level, focus peaking, grids, zebra stripes etc while looking through the viewfinder is invaluable, especially if you're shooting manual focus.
  • A beautiful electronic viewfinder and under most conditions make you forget you are not using an optical viewfinder.
  • Very helpful focus aid for manual focus shooters (peaking and magnification).
  • The battery life is also pretty bad, as a result of Sony trying to keep the battery consistent across A-series bodies. I'd say you probably have 300-400 shots on a charge.
  • Paucity of full frame E lenses and lenses are very expensive.
  • Lack accessories to support studio shooting (ie. wireless flash controller).
  • Battery life is short. Buy extra batteries and external charger!
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)
Micro-USB, microHDMI (Type-D), Headphone minijack, Microphone minijack
HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0, Wired Remote Port
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
1
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Sony Alpha a7 Full-Frame Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28-70mm Lens
  • Short flange focal distance means almost all vantage manual focus lenses can be adopted.
  • Good WIFI implementation and connectivity to the web and smartphones. A well thought-out strategy for social media/sharing.
  • I'm also very pleased with the lower noise, better low light performance and truer colors. If you want bells & whistles, there's WiFi & NFC connectivity.
  • NFC is convenient to quickly sling photos to your Android devices. Apple devices uses wifi which is also fast but a little less convenient.
  • The A7 comes with built in wifi and you can download apps for the iphone, iPad and Android platforms to take advantage of this. You can easily transfer photos from the A7 to your phone or tablet and also use your phone or tablet as a remote to take pictures.
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
340
360

Sony Alpha a7

Sony Alpha a6000

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