Don’t worry by the end of this comparison, you’ll know everything you need to know in order to make an informed decision on which camera you should choose.
So, without further ado, let’s begin!
Sony a5000 Vs Canon T6 – Comparison overview
The Sony a5000 is an Entry-Level Mirrorless camera, while the Canon T6 is an Entry-Level DSLR. Now despite the difference in type, both cameras actually have a number of features in common.
First of all, the Sony a5000 and the Canon T6 feature NFC (near-field communication). With NFC, you can connect wirelessly to other compatible devices. To connect, all you need to do is tap the two devices against each other.
Both cameras also have high resolution sensors. However, the a5000’s is 2 megapixels larger. As a result, the a5000 will give you more detail in your images than the Canon T6.
Another feature which both cameras have in common is face detection focus. With face detection focus, your camera scans the frame for a face, then locks focus on it. This feature comes in very handy when doing portraits. With face detection, your portraits will always be in focus.
Sony a5000 Vs Canon T6 – Comparison table
|Date announced||January 7, 2014||March 10, 2016|
|Type||Entry-Level Mirrorless||Entry-level DSLR|
|Screen type||3-inch tilting screen||3-inch fixed screen|
|Sensor type||20 megapixel APS-C CMOS||18 megapixel APS-CMOS|
|Battery life||420 shots||500 shots|
|Face detection focus||Yes||Yes|
|Supports RAW format||Yes||Yes|
Sony a5000 Vs Canon T6 – What situation is each best for?
The Sony a5000 is good for portrait photography. However, this would not be possible without certain features.
The first feature which makes the Sony a5000 good for portrait photography is, the high sensor resolution.
The Sony a5000 features a 20 megapixel sensor, which give you a great amount of detail in your portraits.
The large sensor also plays a major part in getting good portraits.
The Sony a5000 has a 23.2 x 15.4 mm sensor, which provides shallower field depth, and a nice blurry background to your portraits.
Same as the a5000, but has 18 megapixels, and a 22.3 x 14.9 mm sensor.
Thanks to its small compact body, the Sony a5000 can be used everyday photography.
It weighs only 269g, making it carry it comfortably. Its small body also makes it easier for the camera to be put in any bag.
Same as the a5000, but weighs 485g.
Sony a5000 Vs Canon T6 – Common features
With NFC, you can connect wirelessly to nearby compatible devices.
Face detection focus
Face detection focus improves your camera’s focusing performance. It scans the whole frame for a face, and then focuses on the face.
With face detection focus, your portrait shots will always be in focus.
High sensor resolution
The Sony a5000 and the Canon T6 have high sensor resolutions. However, that of the a5000 is higher. The Sony a5000 has 20 megapixels, while the Canon T6 has 18 megapixels.
As a result, both cameras will give you a lot of detail in your photos. You can get large prints, and crop your images without losing much detail.
Sony a5000 Vs Canon T6 – Unique features
An articulating screen gives you more flexibility when shooting. With it, you can shoot in angles you wouldn’t be able to with a fixed screen.
Weighs only 269g
The Weight of the Sony a5000 is quite average for a mirrorless camera. It’s a lot lighter than the Canon T6, which is a DSLR.
Weighing 485g, the Canon T6 is a lot heavier. So, if you are looking for a light camera which you can carry about comfortably, the Sony a5000 is for you.
Frame rate of 4fps
This frame rate is a bit below average, but is still better than the T6’s frame rate of 3fps. This means that you will be able to capture more points in your subject’s movement with the a5000.
25 focus points
The number isn’t really much when you look at it, but you get wider frame coverage when focusing with the a7, than you do with the Canon T6.
20 megapixel sensor
The Sony a5000 has a sensor resolution of 20 megapixels. With a resolution this high, you will get a lot of detail in your photos. You can also get beautiful enlargements, and crop your images without losing much detail.
Looking through an optical viewfinder, what you see is what the camera sees. One advantage which viewfinders have is that they help you stabilize the camera.
When using a viewfinder, you’re going to hold the camera closer to your body. This makes the camera a bit more stable.
Battery life of 500 shots
Being a DSLR, the good battery life isn’t a surprise. With the Canon T6, you can shoot for a longer length of time, without missing any action, due to low battery.
Sony a5000 Vs Canon T6 – Unique pros
Flexibility when shooting.
Decent frame rate.
Higher sensor resolution.
Longer battery life.
Better framing and control.
Sony a5000 Vs Canon T6 – Unique cons
Shorter battery life.
Lower sensor resolution.
Sony a5000 Vs Canon T6 – Common pros
Very handy for portraits.
Easy wireless connectivity.
Better image quality.
More details and bigger prints.
Sony a5000 Vs Canon T6 – Common cons
No weather sealing.
No image stabilization
Sony a5000 Vs Canon T6 – How users feel about both
Users were quite impressed with the Sony a5000. For its affordable price, it came packed with a lot of features. The first obvious feature which people praised was, the compactness and lightness of this camera.
Many users praised the fact that Sony was able to cram so many features into such a small body. This made it easy to carry the a5000 about in any bag. Another feature of the a5000 which was praised by users is, the 20 megapixel sensor resolution. The image quality of this camera was also praised by users.
However, there were a couple of things which didn’t please users. First was the fact that this camera has no microphone input. Secondly, they found the video-recording limit annoying.
Overall, users think that the Sony a5000 is an amazing camera, which is suitable for even beginners.
This camera was very light and compact for a DSLR. This was one feature which users liked a lot. Users also liked the simplicity of the menus. This made it easy for even beginners to use.
Another feature of the T6 which users liked was, the LCD screen. Even in bright conditions, it was easy to see what was on the screen. Users also liked the affordability of the Canon T6, as it is one of the most affordable DSLR’s in the market.
There were a couple of things which users didn’t like about the T6. First was the fact that it had no microphone jack. This made the T6 unpopular among videographers. Another thing which users complained about was the poor video autofocus.
Overall, users think that the Canon T6 is an affordable DSLR, which both beginners and professionals can use.
And that brings us to the end of this comparison. Let’s do a quick recap to wrap this up. The Sony a5000 is an Entry-Level Mirrorless camera, while the Canon T6 is an Entry-Level DSLR.
Both cameras have many high sensor resolutions. However, that of the a5000 is higher. The Sony a5000 also has a tiltable LCD screen, which gives you more flexibility when shooting. In addition, this camera is a lot lighter, and more compact than the Canon T6.
The T6 on the other hand, has longer battery life than the Sony a5000. It also has an optical viewfinder, which gives you better framing and control.
Both cameras are very affordable. You can’t go wrong if you pick any one of these cameras. You can be sure that you are getting value worth the money.
With that being said, if you are looking for the more affordable camera of the two, go for the Sony a5000.