Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A6000 vs A7S

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?

Sony A7S
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 A7S

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

Alpha A6000
1,347 ISO
Sony A7S
2,993 ISO

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Alpha A6000
22 ms
Sony A7S
24 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Alpha A6000
11 fps
Sony A7S
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Alpha A6000
420 photos
Sony A7S
320 photos

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

Alpha A6000
24.1 bits
Sony A7S
23.6 bits

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

Alpha A6000
13.1 ev
Sony A7S
13.3 ev

Features Key features of the Alpha A6000  vs A7S 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Alpha A6000
24 MP
Sony A7S
12.4 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

Sony A7S
0.71x

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

Alpha A6000
15.3 microns
Sony A7S
69.1 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Alpha A6000  vs
A7S 
Type CMOS Exmor R CMOS
Megapixels 24 MP 12.4 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 4064 x 3048
Size APS-C Full frame
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 35.8 x 23.9 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.0x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 69.1 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 409,600 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) Unknown to 51,200 ISO None
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes No

focus system

Type Hybrid detection Contrast detection
Focus points 179 25
Supports continuous Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Electronic Electronic
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 1.07x 0.71x
Viewfinder size 0.7x 0.71x
Display type OLED TFT
Display resolution 1,440 k dots 2,359 k dots

performance

Max continuous shooting 11 fps 5 fps
Battery life 420 320
Continuous shooting
11 fps
5 fps
Shutter lag 22 ms 24 ms

video

Alpha A6000  vs
A7S 
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 Manual
Autofocus type Contrast detection N/A
Autofocus supports continuous Yes N/A

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 921 k dots 921 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 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 120 x 67 x 45 mm 126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2 mm
Thickness 45 mm 48.2 mm
Weight 285 g 489 g
Is weather sealed No Yes

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR Yes Yes
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n None
Automatic panorama Yes Yes
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
Optical
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