Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A6000 vs V1

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?

continuous shooting


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Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

Sony Alpha A6000 

Camera Rocket recommends the Sony Alpha A6000  based on its image quality, focusing and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Alpha A6000 vs Nikon 1 V1

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

Alpha A6000
1,347 ISO
Nikon 1 V1
346 ISO

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Alpha A6000
22 ms
Nikon 1 V1
73 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Alpha A6000
11 fps
Nikon 1 V1
60 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Alpha A6000
420 photos
Nikon 1 V1
350 photos

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

Alpha A6000
24.1 bits
Nikon 1 V1
21.3 bits

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

Alpha A6000
13.1 ev
Nikon 1 V1
11.0 ev

Features Key features of the Alpha A6000  vs Nikon 1 V1 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Alpha A6000
24 MP
Nikon 1 V1
10 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Alpha A6000
51,200 ISO
Nikon 1 V1
6,400 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

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

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

Alpha A6000
15.3 microns
Nikon 1 V1
11.6 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Alpha A6000  vs
Nikon 1 V1 
Megapixels 24 MP 10 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 3872 x 2592
Size APS-C Nikon CX
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 2.7x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 11.6 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) Unknown to 51,200 ISO 100 ISO to 6,400 ISO
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Hybrid detection Hybrid detection
Focus points 179 135
Supports continuous Yes No


Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Electronic
Coverage 100% 100%


Max continuous shooting 11 fps 60 fps
Battery life 420 350
Continuous shooting
60 fps, JPEG
11 fps
Shutter lag 22 ms 73 ms


Alpha A6000  vs
Nikon 1 V1 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes No
Shoots high speed video No Yes
External mic jack Proprietary 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Phase detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Phase detection


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


Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/16000 s

form factor

Size 120 x 67 x 45 mm 113 x 76 x 43.5 mm
Thickness 45 mm 43.5 mm
Weight 285 g 294 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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