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Compare the Sony Alpha A6000 to the A6400 and A6500

They are all equally compact, but differ in performance and price. To find out which model you should choose, I compared the devices with each other. Below, I have explained the biggest differences between the Sony Alpha A6000, A6400, and A6500. I mainly looked at the video quality, the focus system, and the overall image quality.

In short

Sony Alpha A6000 Sony Alpha A6400 Sony Alpha A6500
Video quality Full HD (max. 60 fps) Full HD (max. 120 fps), 4K (max. 30 fps) Full HD (max. 120 fps), 4K (max. 30 fps)
Focus points 179 425 425
Image sensor APS C, 24.3 Megapixels APS C, 24.2 Megapixels APS C, 24.2 Megapixels
Maximum ISO value 25,600 102,400 51,200
Touchscreen No Yes Yes
Tiltable screen Yes, 90 degrees Yes, 180 degrees Yes, 90 degrees
External microphone jack No Yes Yes

Sony Alpha A6000

  • 24.3 megapixels, APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Full HD 1080p, 11fps, WiFi
  • including 16-50mm lens
499,-
in stock

Pros

  • This camera has 7 buttons to which you can assign a function as desired.
  • With the hybrid autofocus, you can accurately focus the camera in different light conditions.
  • You'll capture fast-moving subjects accurately thanks to the high number of frames per second.

Cons

  • It doesn't have a 180 degree tiltable touchscreen for selfies and vlogs.
  • The image stabilization is located in the lens and not in the body.

Sony Alpha A6400

  • 24.2 megapixels, APS C Exmor CMOS sensor
  • Records in 4K Ultra HD, photographs at 11 fps, WiFi
  • Including 16-50mm lens
1.032,-
in stock

Pros

  • The camera has 425 focus points, so all your photos will be razor sharp.
  • You'll capture moving subjects sharply with 11 frames per second.
  • With the 180-degree tiltable screen, you can easily take selfies and record vlogs.

Cons

  • The image stabilization is located in the lens and not in the body.

Sony Alpha A6500

  • 24.2 megapixels, APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 4K Ultra HD, 11fps, WiFi
  • Including 16-70mm lens
1.999,-
in stock

Pros

  • You can quickly focus on your subject thanks to the high number of focus points.
  • You can operate the camera easily via the touchscreen.
  • Filming in 4K quality ensures lifelike film images.

Cons

  • It doesn't have a 180 degree tiltable touchscreen for selfies and vlogs.

Recording

Filming with the Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

You can film with this camera in Full HD quality at 60 frames per second: great video quality. Unfortunately, you cannot connect an external microphone to it. During filming, you can view the subject through the screen or the viewfinder. The digital images you see here have a minimal delay, which makes them appear live.

Film with the Sony Alpha A6400

Sony Alpha A6400

With the A6400, you can film in 4K quality at 30 frames per second. If you want to make a real slow-motion video, choose Full HD. In this film quality, you can film with 120 fps. You can follow your subjects during filming via the screen or the viewfinder. The digital images seem almost live, thanks to their minimal delay. Thanks to the external microphone connector, you can improve the sound quality of your vlogs and videos.

Filming with the Sony Alpha A6500

Sony Alpha A6500

The A6500 also has 4K video quality. You film at 30 frames per second. If you choose Full HD quality, it's possible to film at 120 frames per second. This higher number of fps is ideal for making slow motion videos. During filming, you can view the image you want to capture via the screen or the viewfinder. There is hardly any delay in this, which makes the images appear live.

Focus

Focus with the Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

When focusing with the Sony A6000 you have the choice of 179 focal points. The camera determines whether the subject is in focus, based on the advanced 4D autofocus system. The height, width, and depth of the subject are examined. But your camera also predicts what the subject will do. Based on the predicted movement and the other elements, the camera focuses.

Focus with the Sony Alpha A6400

Sony Alpha A6400

The Sony A6400 also uses the advanced 4D autofocus system. Based on the predicted movements of your subjects, the depth, width, and height, the camera focuses. This camera has a much larger number of focus points, no less than 425. The points cover almost the entire image area, so that you can focus on even the smallest subjects. Focusing is also super fast.

Focus with the Sony Alpha A6500

Sony Alpha A6500

With the Sony A6500, focusing on the tiniest subjects is child's play. You have a choice of 425 different focus points, just like with the Sony A6300. This camera also uses the advanced 4D focus technology. This involves looking at the width, depth, height, and predicted movements of the subject. This way, you can focus extremely accurately with this camera.

Image quality

Sony Alpha A6000 image quality

Sony Alpha A6000

With the 24.3-megapixel sensor of APS C size, you can take razor-sharp images. Even in the dark, this camera manages to capture detail through a maximum ISO value of 25,600. You can take 11 shots per second in burst mode. This way, you'll never miss a single moment. You'll also know for sure that the moment will be captured right.

Image quality Sony Alpha A6400

Sony Alpha A6400

The Sony A6300 has a 24.2-megapixel sensor of APS C size. This makes detailed images. In dark situations, this camera succeeds better than the A6000 in taking clear pictures. This is made possible by its high light sensitivity, as the ISO values range up to 102,400. At 11 frames per second, you can also capture moving subjects.

Sony Alpha A6500 image quality

Sony Alpha A6500

This camera is the absolute winner in terms of sharpness. The device has a 5-axis image stabilizer, which prevents motion blur. This way, you're sure that your photo is sharp, even with a longer shutter speed. In addition, the device has a large buffer, allowing you to shoot up to 300 photos in succession. This makes the camera very suitable for capturing fast moving objects.

Conclusion

All 3 cameras have good image quality. If you mainly take photos with the camera, the A6000 is a suitable model. Thanks to the fast autofocus system, you can take sharp photos. The A6400 and A6500 are more suitable for recording videos. You can film in 4K resolution and connect an external microphone to improve the sound quality. With the 180-degree tiltable screen of the A6400, you can easily record vlogs.


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