Sony a6000 and Sony a5100 is famous for the technology that is widely circulated in this camera. There are three things that are similar to the a6000, the APS-C 24 MP image sensor, BionZ-X processor and autofocus hybrid capable for moving subjects.
The Sony a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera is a modern, sophisticated and versatile mirrorless camera with APS-C APS-24PS sensor and BIONZ X image processor to deliver high quality and sensitivity to ISO 25600.
In addition to outstanding imaging characteristics, the image processor is also suitable for continuous shooting up to 11 fps and the smart Fast Hybrid AF system using phase and contrast detection methods to get focus quickly and accurately.
Sony a5100 has a flash mounted on top of the camera, so no need to plug an external flash. Another significant difference is the camera material, a5100 made of plastic. The body texture of this Sony a5100 camera varies depending on the color chosen. White color is smooth. The texture of titanium is very smooth, memorable as metal, and the black texture is rough, like orange peel. Like the current mirrorless camera trends, the LCD screen on the Sony a5100 can be rotated up to 180 degrees, this is to accommodate camera users who like selfie. (See Also : Canon EOS M3 vs Sony a5100)
Features and Specifications
Sony a6000 has a fast auto focus performance for moving subjects especially in bright / outdoor light conditions. Sony a5100 is much smaller than Sony a6000. In addition to its small physical size, the weight of this camera is also lightweight is 223 grams, 399 grams with battery and lens kit 16-50mm f / 3.5-5.6 OSS. That may be a big advantage especially on long walks.
Sony a5100 also has some new features that a6000 doesn’t own, that is touch LCD. Touch LCD can be used to define focus areas and can also focus + photographing like using a mobile camera. The buttons available on the A5100 are not as many advanced cameras as the Sony a6000, as there are two programmable buttons customized. By default, the middle button is direct access to shooting mode, because the a5100 does not have a dial mode.
The performance / speed of camera operation is especially fast autofocus for beginner class mirrorless cameras. For startup (the time to turn on the camera until it’s ready for the image is a bit slow, it needs to wait about 3-5 seconds. But after turning on and when shooting, the camera’s performance is fast and almost no time is missed. When shooting with RAW format, we need to wait less more 1-2 seconds to display the image on the LCD screen.
Sony claims the autofocus speed is 0.07 seconds slightly slower than the a6000 which claims 0.06 seconds. Practically, both seem very fast. It’s just that when shooting with small openings (f / 8-f / 16), or in very dark conditions, the autofocus system turns into a much slower detection of detecting and often “hunting” (focus detection back and forth).
Sony a6000 vs Sony a5100
If you like a light mirrorless camera, you can choose one from the camera above. Sony a5100 excels in some features, one of them is LCD touch screen. However, the Sony a6000 also has several other advantages.