Sony a5000 vs. Sony a5100 vs. Sony a6000 vs. Sony a6500

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Jan 7, 2014
Aug 18, 2014
Feb 12, 2014
Oct 6, 2016
 
$600 (with 16-50mm power zoom lens)
$549 (body only), $699 (with 16-50 PZ lens)
$799 with 16-50mm Powerzoom
$1400 (body only)
 
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Composite
Composite
Composite
Magnesium alloy
 
5456 x 3632
6000 x 4000
6000 x 4000
6000 x 4000
5456 x 3064, 3872 x 2576, 3872 x 2176, 2736 x 1824, 2736 x 1536
6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2832, 4240 x 2400, 3008 x 2000, 3008 x 1688
6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2832, 4240 x 2400, 3008 x 2000, 3008 x 1688
 
3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
3:2, 16:9
20 megapixels
24 megapixels
24 megapixels
24 megapixels
20 megapixels
25 megapixels
25 megapixels
25 megapixels
APS-C (23.2 x 15.4 mm)
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
Bionz X
Bionz X
Bionz X
Bionz X
sRGB, AdobeRGB
sRGB, AdobeRGB
sRGB, AdobeRGB
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Primary color filter
Primary Color Filter
Primary Color Filter
Primary color filter
 
Auto, 100 - 16000
Auto, 100-25600
Auto, 100-25600 (51200 with Multi-Frame NR)
Auto, 100-25600 (expandable to 51200)
 
 
 
51200
9
10
10
8
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
No
No
No
Sensor-shift
 
 
 
5-axis
RAW
RAW
RAW
RAW
Fine, standard
Extra fine, fine, normal
Extra fine, fine, normal
Extra fine, fine, standard
  • JPEG (DCF v2.0, EXIF v2.3)
  • RAW (ARW)
  • JPEG (DCF v2.0, EXIF v2.3)
  • RAW (Sony ARW 2.3)
  • JPEG (DCF v2.0, EXIF v2.3)
  • RAW (Sony ARW 2.3)
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • Raw (14-bit Sony ARW)
  • Contrast
  • Saturation
  • Sharpness
 
  • Contrast
  • Saturation
  • Sharpness
 
 
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (2X)
Yes (2X (Clear Image Zoom), 4X (digital zoom))
Yes (2X)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
25
179
179
425
Sony E
Sony E
Sony E
Sony E
1.5×
1.5×
1.5×
1.5×
 
Tilting
Tilting
Tilting
Tilting
3
3
3
3
460,800
921,600
921,600
921,600
No
Yes
No
Yes
TFT LCD with 180 upward tilt
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
None
None
Electronic
Electronic
 
 
100%
100%
 
 
1.05× (0.7× 35mm equiv.)
1.07× (0.71× 35mm equiv.)
 
 
1,440,000
2,359,296
 
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
30 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
1/4000 sec
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
  • iAuto
  • Superior Auto
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Scene selection
  • Sweep Panorama
  • Movie
  • iAuto
  • Superior Auto
  • Programmed AE
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual
  • iAuto
  • Superior Auto
  • Programmed AE
  • Aperture Priority
  • Shutter Priority
  • Manual
  • iAuto
  • Program
  • Aperture priority
  • Shutter priority
  • Manual
  • Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
  • Portrait
  • Sports Action
  • Macro
  • Landscape
  • Sunset
  • Night Scene
  • High-held Twilight
  • Night Portrait
  • Anti Motion Blur
 
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
4.00 m (at ISO 100)
4.00 m (at ISO 100)
6.00 m (at ISO 100)
6.00 m (at ISO 100)
No
No
Yes (via Multi Interface Shoe)
Yes (via hot shoe)
Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction
Flash off, auto, fill-flaw, slow sync, redeye reduction
Flash off, auto, fill-flaw, slow sync, redeye reduction, hi-speed sync, wireless control
Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction (On/Off selectable), Hi-speed sync, Wireless
1/160 sec
 
1/160 sec
1/160 sec
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Speed priority continuous
  • Self-timer
  • Bracketing
 
 
  • Single
  • Continuous (Hi+/Hi/Mid/Lo)
  • Self-timer
  • Bracketing
3.5 fps
6.0 fps
11.0 fps
11.0 fps
Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom)
Yes (2 or 10 sec, continuous (3-5 shot))
Yes (2 or 10 sec, continuous (3-5 shot))
Yes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Highlight-weighted
  • Spot
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
±3 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
Yes (3-shot)
Yes (3 frames, high/low settings)
Yes
Yes (3 frames, H/L selectable)
 
1920 x 1080 (60i/24p), 1440 x 1080 (25 fps), 640 x 480 (25 fps)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p, 25p), 1280 x 720 (120p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
 
MPEG-4, AVCHD
MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
MPEG-4, AVCHD
MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
 
Supports XAVC S, AVCHD, MP4
 
 
 
 
 
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 60 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 17 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 28 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 28 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50i / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50i / 17 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 16 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 6 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 17 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 16 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 17 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1280 x 720 @ 25p / 6 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
None
Mono
Mono
Mono
 
SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo
SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo
 
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Yes (micro HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
Yes (micro-HDMI)
 
No
No
Yes
 
No
No
No
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
Built-In
802.11 b/g/n with NFC
802.11b/g/n with NFC
802.11b/g/n with NFC
802.11b/g/n + NFC
Yes (via smartphone)
Yes (wired or PC)
Yes (wired or PC)
Yes (via smartphone)
 
No
No
No
Yes
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
Battery Pack
NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and USB charger
NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and USB charger
NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and USB charger
NP-FW50
420
400
360
350
269 g (0.59 lb / 9.49 oz)
283 g (0.62 lb / 9.98 oz)
344 g (0.76 lb / 12.13 oz)
453 g (1.00 lb / 15.98 oz)
110 x 63 x 36 mm (4.33 x 2.48 x 1.42)
110 x 63 x 36 mm (4.33 x 2.48 x 1.42)
120 x 67 x 45 mm (4.72 x 2.64 x 1.77)
120 x 67 x 53 mm (4.72 x 2.64 x 2.09)
 
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (requires downloadable app)
Yes (via optional app)
 
 
None
None
None
None