Camera Overview

Sony a6100 is the company’s newest version of the entry-level option in their APS-C range of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. It succeeds the a6000 with numerous evolutionary upgrades and new features.

Announced on August 28th, the a6100 will be available in 3 variants (body only, 16-50 lens kit and a dual-lens kit with 16-50 & 55-210 lenses) and will start shipping in October.

What’s New (Sony a6100 vs a6000)

The a6100 gets numerous upgrades, both evolutionary and all-new, compared to the a6000. Here’s a list of many of these notable changes.

  1. a6100 has the Latest BIONZ X processor
  2. It gets Sony’s new 0.02 sec AF speed
  3. More AF points: 425 phase-detection & 425 contrast-detection AF points (vs 179 phase-detection & 25 contrast-detection AF points)
  4. Stills: Real-time Eye AF for people/animals
  5. Stills: Real-time Tracking
  6. a6100 can record 4K videos up to 30 fps (vs no 4K video on the a6000)
  7. It can record 1080p videos at up to 120 fps frame rate (vs a max of 60 fps for a6000)
  8. No limits on continuous video recording time (vs limited to about 30 mins)
  9. Interval shooting to create time-lapse movies in post
  10. a6100 has a Microphone jack (vs no mic port on a6000)
  11. It has a touch-sensitive LCD panel (vs no touch-sensitivity)
  12. Tilting LCD tilts up 180 degrees and down 74 degrees (vs titlts up 90° & down 45° on the a6000)

Things to Remember about the a6100

These are a few things to note when considering the a6100.

  • Sony a6100 has no headphone jack
  • Its touchscreen doesn’t work for menus & navigation
  • The LCD screen tilts vertically, not sideways
  • The memory card slot is UHS-I compatible

Camera Details

Sony a6100

Date

Aug 28th2019

Rating

NoRating

Pixels

24.2Megapixels

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Make / Model

Sensor Size

Camera Type

Key Specs / Features

Proprietary

  • Processor: BIONZ X
  • Lens: Sony E-mount

Sensor

  • Pixels: 24.2 Megapixels
  • Type: CMOS
  • Size: APS-C

ISO Range

  • Auto ISO: 100 - 6400
  • Native ISO: 100 - 32000
  • Extended ISO: 51200

Shutter Speed

  • Fastest: 1/4000 Sec
  • Slowest: 30 Sec

Focus

  • AF Points: 425

Continuous

  • Speed: Up to 11 FPS

Video

  • 4K UHD: Up to 30 FPS
  • Full HD: Up to 120 FPS

Battery Life

  • Images: Up to 420 Shots *
  • Video: Up to 125 mins *

Displays

  • Screen: 2.95" with 0.92 m-dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Viewfinder: 0.39" with 1.44 m-dot OLED EVF

Features

  • IBIS: No
  • Wireless: WiFi / Bluetooth / NFC

Interface

  • HDMI (micro)
  • USB (Micro-B)
  • Microphone (Stereo Mini)

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