Sony A6100 Review Rundown

Sony Electronics | Published on 20 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer


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  • Super-fast autofocus
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent image quality
  • Easy to use and use
  • Not as good as some other mirrorless cameras


A budget APS-C camera upgrade for the Sony a6000 with ultrafast AF, the Sony A6100 is a compact, speedy camera with strong image quality and excellent autofocus. Family photographers will love it, but enthusiasts may want to consider the A6400 instead.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 67%
Reviewers from Gizmodo have found the following[***]:
The Sony a6100 is the perfect camera for impatient people like me. The 425 autofocus phase-detection points make it very difficult to confuse the camera. As with most Sony cameras, the menus and hoops required to jump through for customization are labyrinthine. It's rare to find a modern camera that doesn't have its own mobile app.
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  • Super-fast autofocus
  • Fantastic battery life
  • Autofocus mode is compatible with Sony type E lenses
  • Clumsily designed control panel


Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The A6100 uses the same E-mount as all Sony mirrorless cameras, both APS-C and full-frame models. The camera has a native ISO range of 100-32,000, but it can be expanded to 51,200. The battery is rated for 380 shots, decent for a mirrorless camera, but a far cry from the 810-shot battery life of the A6600.
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  • 24-megapixel APS-C sensor
  • Real-Time Eye AF
  • Easy-to-use menu system
  • Not as good as Fujifilm X-T30


Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The a6100's 24MP image sensor is the same chip and image processor combination used in the a6400 and a6600. Images show strong detail from its lowest ISO 100 sensitivity through ISO 3200. The camera works with a free app, Sony Imaging Edge Mobile, to transfer images and video from camera to phone.
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  • Strong image quality
  • Fast autofocus
  • Good battery life
  • Easy to use
  • Lacks a viewfinder


Sentiment Score[*] 88%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
Sony A6100 is the successor to the wildly popular Sony A6000. It has the same 24MP APS-C sensor as the more expensive Sony A6400 and Sony A6600 cameras. It can shoot 4K at 30fps with a slight crop. Images can be shared wirelessly using a smartphone or tablet connected by Wi-Fi through Sony's app.
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  • 24MP APS-C sensor
  • 24MP EVF and tilting rear LCD screen
  • Easy-to-use app
  • Battery life is a little short


Sentiment Score[*] 88%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The a6100 is the best mirrorless camera for consumers looking for pro-grade performance for under $700. Sony has been refining its autofocus system considerably since the a6000. The camera also features real-time tracking, which allows you to specify a subject that the camera will hold focus on.
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  • Sharp 24-megapixel images
  • Sharp, detailed video
  • Fast autofocus
  • 4K video
  • Not as sharp as the a6000


Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The a6100 has a 24.2-megapixel camera and 425-phase detection autofocus. This is a huge step up from the a6000, and perhaps the most compelling reason to spend the extra money if you're weighing your options. Full-resolution images don't fill the screen when composing or reviewing them, so you'll need to wirelessly transfer them to your phone via the capable Sony Imaging Edge app.
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  • Excellent image quality
  • 4K/30p video
  • Excellent autofocus
  • Excellent battery life
  • Touch controls are disabled when navigating menus


  1. 1. ^ The $600 Sony a6100 Is Everything You Need to be a Happy Photographer. Gizmodo. 02 March 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ Sony A6100 review: A great camera under $1,000. Digitaltrends. 05 November 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ Sony a6100 Review. Pcmag. 26 February 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ Sony A6100 review. Techradar. 19 February 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. 5. ^ Sony a6100 review. Tomsguide. 18 February 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  6. 6. ^ Sony A6100 Review. Trustedreviews. 12 November 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  7. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  8. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  9. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.


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