Nikon D7100 vs. Sony A6000

Nikon D7100 vs. Sony A6000 1Nikon D7100 is a professional APS-C DSLR on the other hand the A600 is a high end mirrorless camera, take a look at the specification comparison below….

Major Difference

Nikon D7100 vs. Sony A6000 Specification Comparison Table.

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Megapixel:  The Sony Alpha A6000 features more resolution compared to Nikon D7100, so you will get large printouts and you can also re-compose /crop your images after shooting.

The NO-OLPF benefit – Nikon D7100 built without low-pass filter and Sony A6000 have, we will sure see improvement in sharpness performance when compared to 100%. 

More AF Points: Sony A6000 Fast Hybrid AF system uses a total of 25+179 AF points (25 Contrast and 179 Phase) to do AF, so we have no doubt that Sony A6000 will do more quick and precise AF than Nikon D7100.

Better low light performance – The Sony Alpha A6000 have more ISO range compared to Nikon D7100, the Sony Alpha A6000 features more ISO range hence you get better low-light images at HIGH ISO range.

Better Shutter Range: Nikon D7100 features better shutter range of 30 sec – 1/8000 in order to clearly record and freeze even the fastest movements into a ultra-sharp imageFast shutter range will help you to capture amazing action shots; on the other hand Sony Alpha A6000 shutter range is limited to 30 sec 1/4000 only.  

Top Continuous shooting speed: Sony A6000 features fast shooting speed compared to Nikon D7100.

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Video Mode: Nikon D7100 features full HD video recording @ 60 and 50 fps frame rate. HD video recording @ 60 fps and 50 fps.

Supported formats Nikon D7100 autofocus and manual exposure control during video recording, a built-in stereo. Additional recording time, and an all new 60i function enables smooth playback on HDTVs or external monitors.

Video Mode: Sony Alpha A6000 features full HD video recording @ 60 and 24 fps frame rate. 1440 x 1080 video recording @ 30 fps and 25 fps.

Supported formats Sony Alpha A6000 supports standard recoding format high-quality AVCHD codec. Additionally, a Zebra function is available, in 70 to 100+ levels, during recording for easier detection of exposure clipping to prevent overexposure.

Display: Sony A6000 features fixed display & tilting with+921,600 (screen dots)  on the other hand Nikon D7100 have fixed display with +1,229,000 Screen dots, so we get more flexibility while composing our shot with Sony A6000.

Viewfinder: Nikon D7100 features Pentamirror viewfinder on the other hand Sony A6000 have EVF 100%,

Battery Life (CIPA): Nikon D7100 battery rating is 950 shots and other hand Sony A6000 battery rating is 420 shots. According to CIPA.

Dimensions: Sony A6000 is smaller than Nikon D7100.

Weight: Sony A6000 lighter than Nikon D7100.

 Verdict: We are surprised that Sony implemented such advance AF system inside the A6000 mirrorless camera, the D7100 AF system need a urgent update… or it look completely outdated, The A6000 AF system work all the time when you are using the Viewfinder or LCD display unit…. on the other hand the Nikon D7100 PHASE AF system is limited to viewfinder AF system.. when you switch to viewfinder the contrast based AF system gets active that gives you bit slower and sluggish AF compared to Phase.

Based on the Specification comparison of both the camera, we recommend you to go with Sony A6000 Mirrorless camera.

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1 comment to Nikon D7100 vs. Sony A6000

  • John Nicholson

    Your comparison is useful, but to be fair you don’t mention the much better quality lens selection with Nikon.
    I’m still going for the Sony – size, weight, tiltable screen!

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