Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A6000 vs D5300

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

D5300
9.9
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

D5300
5.5
focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

D5300
10.0
continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

D5300
9.1
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 D5300

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

Alpha A6000
1,347 ISO
D5300
1,338 ISO

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Alpha A6000
22 ms
D5300
80 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Alpha A6000
11 fps
D5300
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Alpha A6000
420 photos
D5300
600 photos

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

Alpha A6000
24.1 bits
D5300
24.0 bits

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

Alpha A6000
13.1 ev
D5300
13.9 ev

Features Key features of the Alpha A6000  vs D5300 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Alpha A6000
24 MP
D5300
24 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Alpha A6000
51,200 ISO
D5300
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

D5300
3.2"

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

D5300
0.54x

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

Alpha A6000
15.3 microns
D5300
15.3 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Alpha A6000  vs
D5300 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 24 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Size APS-C APS-C
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.5x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 15.3 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 39
Supports continuous Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Pentamirror
Coverage 100% 95%
Magnification 1.07x 0.82x
Viewfinder size 0.7x 0.54x

performance

Max continuous shooting 11 fps 5 fps
Battery life 420 600
Continuous shooting
5 fps, JPEG
11 fps
Shutter lag 22 ms 80 ms

video

Alpha A6000  vs
D5300 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 60 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 Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3.2"
Resolution 921 k dots 1,037 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 124.5 x 99.1 x 76.2 mm
Thickness 45 mm 76.2 mm
Weight 285 g 480 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

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