Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A6000 vs E-M10

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

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Alpha A6000 vs OM-D E-M10

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

Alpha A6000
1,347 ISO
OM-D E-M10
842 ISO

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Alpha A6000
22 ms
OM-D E-M10
66 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Alpha A6000
11 fps
OM-D E-M10
8 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Alpha A6000
420 photos
OM-D E-M10
320 photos

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

Alpha A6000
24.1 bits
OM-D E-M10
23.1 bits

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

Alpha A6000
13.1 ev
OM-D E-M10
12.5 ev

Features Key features of the Alpha A6000  vs OM-D E-M10 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Alpha A6000
24 MP
OM-D E-M10
15.9 MP

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

OM-D E-M10
0.55x

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

Alpha A6000
15.3 microns
OM-D E-M10
14.1 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Alpha A6000  vs
OM-D E-M10 
Type CMOS LiveMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 15.9 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 4608 x 3456
Size APS-C Four Thirds
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 17.3 x 13 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 2.1x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 14.1 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) Unknown to 51,200 ISO None
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes

focus system

Type Hybrid detection Contrast detection
Focus points 179 81
Supports continuous Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Electronic
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 1.07x 1.15x
Viewfinder size 0.7x 0.55x
Display type OLED LCD
Display resolution 1,440 k dots 1,440 k dots

performance

Max continuous shooting 11 fps 8 fps
Battery life 420 320
Continuous shooting
11 fps
8 fps
Shutter lag 22 ms 66 ms

video

Alpha A6000  vs
OM-D E-M10 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps (24 Mbps)
Shoots video in 24p Yes No
Shoots high speed video No No
External mic jack Proprietary None
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"
Resolution 921 k dots 1,400 k dots
Has a touch screen No Yes
Has a flip out screen Yes Yes
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 60 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/4000 s

form factor

Size 120 x 67 x 45 mm 119.1 x 82.3 x 45.9 mm
Thickness 45 mm 45.9 mm
Weight 285 g 396 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

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