Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A5000 vs 600D

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

focus points


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

EOS 600D
continuous shooting


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Camera Rocket Score

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Sony Alpha A5000 

Camera Rocket recommends the Sony Alpha A5000  based on its image quality and focusing.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Alpha A5000 vs EOS 600D

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

Alpha A5000
1,089 ISO
EOS 600D
793 ISO

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Alpha A5000
22 ms
EOS 600D
87 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Alpha A5000
3.5 fps
EOS 600D
3.7 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Alpha A5000
420 photos
EOS 600D
440 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

Alpha A5000
23.8 bits
EOS 600D
22.1 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

Alpha A5000
13.0 ev
EOS 600D
11.5 ev

Features Key features of the Alpha A5000  vs EOS 600D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Alpha A5000
19.8 MP
EOS 600D
17.9 MP

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Alpha A5000
18.5 microns
EOS 600D
18.5 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Alpha A5000  vs
EOS 600D 
Megapixels 19.8 MP 17.9 MP
Resolution 5456 x 3632 5184 x 3456
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.6x
Pixel size 18.5 microns 18.5 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 16,000 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) None 6,400 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Self cleaning sensor No Yes

focus system

Type Contrast detection Phase detection
Focus points 25 9
Supports continuous Yes No


Viewfinder mirror None Opaque
Viewfinder No Yes
Type N/A Pentamirror
Coverage N/A 95%
Magnification N/A 0.85x


Max continuous shooting 3.5 fps 3.7 fps
Battery life 420 440
Continuous shooting
3.7 fps, JPEG
3.5 fps
Shutter lag 22 ms 87 ms


Alpha A5000  vs
EOS 600D 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 24 fps (17 Mbps, AVCHD, MPEG-4) 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack None 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Manual
Autofocus type Contrast detection N/A
Autofocus supports continuous Yes N/A


Size 3" 3"
Resolution 460 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen Yes Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes


Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7 mm 133.1 x 99.5 x 79.7 mm
Thickness 35.7 mm 79.7 mm
Weight 210 g 570 g
Is weather sealed No No


Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes No
Automatic panorama Yes No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
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