Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A6000 vs 1Ds Mark II

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from sonyalpharumors.com, imaging-resource.com, dpreview.com, techradar.com and 1 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Alpha A6000 vs EOS 1Ds Mark II

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

Alpha A6000
1,347 ISO
EOS 1Ds Mark II
1,480 ISO

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Alpha A6000
420 photos
EOS 1Ds Mark II
1,200 photos

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

Alpha A6000
24.1 bits
EOS 1Ds Mark II
23.3 bits

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

Alpha A6000
13.1 ev
EOS 1Ds Mark II
11.3 ev

Features Key features of the Alpha A6000  vs EOS 1Ds Mark II 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Alpha A6000
51,200 ISO
EOS 1Ds Mark II
3,200 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

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

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

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

Alpha A6000
15.3 microns
EOS 1Ds Mark II
52.0 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Alpha A6000  vs
EOS 1Ds Mark II 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 16.6 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 4992 x 3328
Size APS-C Full frame
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 36 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.0x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 52.0 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 1,600 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) Unknown to 51,200 ISO 50 ISO to 3,200 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes No

focus system

Type Hybrid detection Contrast detection
Focus points 179 45
Supports continuous Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 1.07x 0.7x
Viewfinder size 0.7x 0.7x

performance

Max continuous shooting 11 fps 4 fps
Battery life 420 1,200
Continuous shooting
11 fps
4 fps

video

Alpha A6000  vs
EOS 1Ds Mark II 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps None
Shoots video in 24p Yes N/A
Shoots high speed video No N/A
External mic jack Proprietary N/A
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection N/A
Autofocus type Contrast detection N/A
Autofocus supports continuous Yes N/A

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 2"
Resolution 921 k dots 230 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes No

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 120 x 67 x 45 mm 156 x 158 x 80 mm
Thickness 45 mm 80 mm
Weight 285 g 1,500 g
Is weather sealed No Yes

features

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