Nikon V3 vs. Sony Alpha A6000

We have a big difference in the sensor size , the Sony A6000 sensor is twice+ big than Nikon V3 sensor, so even don’t dare to think that Nikon V3 will give you better image quality than A6000, the other fact is both camera features HYBRID Af system,, take a look at the major difference below…

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Major Difference

Nikon V3 vs. Sony Alpha A6000 Specification Comparison Table.

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Megapixel:  The Sony Alpha A6000 features more resolution compared to Nikon V3, so you will get large printouts and you can also re-compose /crop  your images after shooting.

Low pass filter:  Nikon V3 have no built-in low pass filter.


Bigger Sensor Size:  Sony Alpha A6000 have bit bigger sensor size compared to Nikon V3, bigger sensors captures more light and have better color depth, improved noise performance and increased dynamic range.

More AF Points: Nikon V3 Fast Hybrid AF system uses a total of 276 AF points (171 Contrast and 105 Phase) to do AF, so we have no doubt that Nikon V3 will do more quick and precise AF than Sony Alpha A6000.

Better low light performance – The Sony Alpha A6000 have more ISO range compared to Nikon V3, the Sony Alpha A6000 features more ISO range hence you get better low-light images at HIGH ISO range.

Better Shutter Range: Nikon V3 features better shutter range of 30 sec – 1/16000 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 1/8000 only.  

Top Continuous shooting speed: Nikon V3 features fast shooting speed compared to Sony Alpha A6000.

Better Video Mode: Nikon V3 features full HD video recoding @ 60 and 30 fps frame rate. HD video recoding @ 120 fps, 60 fps and 30 fps.

Nikon V3  Video Mode: Nikon V3 features full HD video recoding @ 60 and 30 fps frame rate. HD video recoding @ 120 fps, 60 fps and 30 fps. Movie e-VR image stabilization is available to help minimize the appearance of camera shake.

Other Video Features of Nikon V3

  • Full Time AF
  • Clear audio is recorded via an on-board stereo microphone
  • full-resolution still images
  • especially prevalent
  • optional external microphone

Sony Alpha A6000 features full HD video recoding @ 60 and 24 fps frame rate. 1440 x 1080 video recoding @ 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.

Other Video Feature of Sony Alpha A6000

  • Full Time AF
  • cinematic look
  • produce high resolution movies
  • Internet-friendly MP4 format.
  • Benefitting advanced video applications
  • HDMI output

Display: Nikon V3 features touch screen display with+921,000 (screen dots)  on the other hand Sony Alpha A6000 have tilting display, so we get more flexibility while composing our shot with Nikon V3.

Nikon V3 vs. Sony Alpha A6000  2Viewfinder: Sony Alpha A6000 features EVF 100% viewfinder on the other hand Nikon V3 have optional viewfinder,

Battery Life (CIPA): Sony Alpha A6000 battery rating is 420 shots and other hand Nikon V3 battery rating is 324 shots. According to CIPA.

Dimensions: Nikon V3 is smaller than Sony Alpha A6000.

Weight: Nikon V3  light-weight than Sony Alpha A6000.

High ISO Test Between Nikon V3 vs. Sony Alpha A6000

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Verdict: The Nikon V3 offers more AF points and faster Continuous shooting speed than Sony A6000, Sony A6000 have bigger sensor and more ISO range than V3, both camera have same type of Hybrid AF system. We recommend  you to buy Sony A6000, since the A6000 is a perfect combo of speed and image quality.

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