Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A6000 vs 70D

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 70D
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 70D

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

Alpha A6000
1,347 ISO
EOS 70D
926 ISO

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Alpha A6000
22 ms
EOS 70D
59 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Alpha A6000
11 fps
EOS 70D
7 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Alpha A6000
420 photos
EOS 70D
920 photos

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

Alpha A6000
24.1 bits
EOS 70D
22.5 bits

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

Alpha A6000
13.1 ev
EOS 70D
11.6 ev

Features Key features of the Alpha A6000  vs EOS 70D 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Alpha A6000
24 MP
EOS 70D
20 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Alpha A6000
51,200 ISO
EOS 70D
25,600 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 70D
0.59x

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

Alpha A6000
15.3 microns
EOS 70D
16.9 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Alpha A6000  vs
EOS 70D 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 20 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 5472 x 3648
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 22.5 x 15 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.6x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 16.9 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) Unknown to 51,200 ISO 12,800 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Hybrid detection Phase detection
Focus points 179 19
Supports continuous Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 98%
Magnification 1.07x 0.95x
Viewfinder size 0.7x 0.59x

performance

Max continuous shooting 11 fps 7 fps
Battery life 420 920
Continuous shooting
11 fps
7 fps
Shutter lag 22 ms 59 ms

video

Alpha A6000  vs
EOS 70D 
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 Phase detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Phase detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes

display

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

shutter

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

form factor

Size 120 x 67 x 45 mm 145 x 106 x 79 mm
Thickness 45 mm 79 mm
Weight 285 g 755 g
Is weather sealed No Yes

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Automatic panorama Yes No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
Optical
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Comments

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