Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A6000 vs 5D Mark III

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

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark III 

Camera Rocket recommends the Canon EOS 5D Mark III  based on its reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Alpha A6000 vs EOS 5D Mark III

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

Alpha A6000
1,347 ISO
EOS 5D Mark III
2,293 ISO

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Alpha A6000
420 photos
EOS 5D Mark III
950 photos

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

Alpha A6000
24.1 bits
EOS 5D Mark III
24.0 bits

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

Alpha A6000
13.1 ev
EOS 5D Mark III
11.7 ev

Features Key features of the Alpha A6000  vs EOS 5D Mark III 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Alpha A6000
51,200 ISO
EOS 5D Mark III
102,400 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 5D Mark III
38.7 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Alpha A6000  vs EOS 5D Mark III 

8.0
8.2
With the 5D Mark III's large images files it is advisable to use a fast CF memory card, especially if you are planning to shoot bursts in Raw+JPEG mode.
EOS 5D Mark III

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Alpha A6000  vs
EOS 5D Mark III 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 22.3 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 5456 x 4096
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 38.7 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) Unknown to 51,200 ISO 50 ISO to 102,400 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Hybrid detection Phase detection
Focus points 179 61
Supports continuous Yes No

shutter

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

form factor

Size 120 x 67 x 45 mm 152 x 116 x 76 mm
Thickness 45 mm 76 mm
Weight 285 g 950 g
Is weather sealed No Yes

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n None
Automatic panorama Yes No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
Optical

video

Alpha A6000  vs
EOS 5D Mark III 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes Yes
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack Proprietary 3.5mm

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3.2"
Resolution 921 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 1.07x 0.71x
Viewfinder size 0.7x 0.71x

performance

Max continuous shooting 11 fps 6 fps
Battery life 420 950
Continuous shooting
6 fps @ 5760 x 3840, JPEG, 65 shots
6 fps @ 5760 x 3840, RAW, 13 shots
11 fps
Shutter lag 22 ms 61 ms
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