Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of A6000 vs A5100

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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Benchmarks Real world tests of Alpha A6000 vs A5100

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

Alpha A6000
1,347 ISO
Alpha A5100
1,347 ISO

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Alpha A6000
22 ms
Alpha A5100
21 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Alpha A6000
11 fps
Alpha A5100
6 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Alpha A6000
420 photos
Alpha A5100
400 photos

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

Alpha A6000
24.1 bits
Alpha A5100
23.8 bits

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

Alpha A6000
13.1 ev
Alpha A5100
13.0 ev

Features Key features of the Alpha A6000  vs A5100 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Alpha A6000
24 MP
Alpha A5100
24.7 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Alpha A6000
51,200 ISO
Alpha A5100
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

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

Alpha A6000
15.3 microns
Alpha A5100
14.8 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Alpha A6000  vs
Megapixels 24 MP 24.7 MP
Resolution 6000 x 4000 5736 x 4304
Area 23.5 x 15.6 mm 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 1.5x
Pixel size 15.3 microns 14.8 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO 100 ISO to 12,800 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) Unknown to 51,200 ISO 100 ISO to 25,600 ISO
Self cleaning sensor Yes No

focus system

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


Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder Yes No
Type Electronic N/A
Coverage 100% N/A
Magnification 1.07x N/A
Display type OLED N/A
Display resolution 1,440 k dots N/A


Max continuous shooting 11 fps 6 fps
Battery life 420 400
Continuous shooting
11 fps
6 fps
Shutter lag 22 ms 21 ms


Alpha A6000  vs
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 None
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes Yes


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


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

form factor

Size 120 x 67 x 45 mm 109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7 mm
Thickness 45 mm 35.7 mm
Weight 285 g 224 g
Is weather sealed No No


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
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