Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A6000 vs 600D

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?

EOS 600D
10.0
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 600D

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

Alpha A6000
1,347 ISO
EOS 600D
793 ISO

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Alpha A6000
22 ms
EOS 600D
87 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Alpha A6000
11 fps
EOS 600D
3.7 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Alpha A6000
420 photos
EOS 600D
440 photos

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

Alpha A6000
24.1 bits
EOS 600D
22.1 bits

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

Alpha A6000
13.1 ev
EOS 600D
11.5 ev

Features Key features of the Alpha A6000  vs EOS 600D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Alpha A6000
24 MP
EOS 600D
17.9 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Alpha A6000
51,200 ISO
EOS 600D
12,800 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

EOS 600D
0.53x

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

Alpha A6000
15.3 microns
EOS 600D
18.5 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Alpha A6000  vs
EOS 600D 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 17.9 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 5184 x 3456
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.6x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 18.5 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) Unknown to 51,200 ISO 6,400 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Hybrid detection Phase detection
Focus points 179 9
Supports continuous Yes No

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Pentamirror
Coverage 100% 95%
Magnification 1.07x 0.85x
Viewfinder size 0.7x 0.53x

performance

Max continuous shooting 11 fps 3.7 fps
Battery life 420 440
Continuous shooting
3.7 fps, JPEG
11 fps
Shutter lag 22 ms 87 ms

video

Alpha A6000  vs
EOS 600D 
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
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Manual
Autofocus type Contrast detection N/A
Autofocus supports continuous Yes N/A

display

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

shutter

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

form factor

Size 120 x 67 x 45 mm 133.1 x 99.5 x 79.7 mm
Thickness 45 mm 79.7 mm
Weight 285 g 570 g
Is weather sealed No No

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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