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Sony A6100 APS-C Mirrorless Camera (2019)

MSRP 900 EURNeoscore 54%NEX score 74%

Product Overview

Sony a6100 is a mirrorless camera in the Sony E-mount system. Introduced by Sony in 2019, it comes with an APS-C sensor with 24 MP (6000 x 4000) resolution and a 1.44 million-dot EVF.
The camera has a usable battery life, though a second battery may be a good thing to keep in your camera bag. The 11.0 fps burst rate serves enthusiasts well enough, though some professionals may find it limiting.
The Sony a6100 comes with 425 autofocus points.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 54% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good 11.0 fps burst rate
  • Rather compact
  • Very light
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Viewfinder with great 1.07x magnification
  • Supports both WiFi and Bluetooth
Cons
  • Very low resolution EVF

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 74% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent video quality
Cons
  • Lackluster autofocus
  • Disappointing rear LCD
  • Limited video options
  • No 5-axis stabilization
  • No touch LCD
  • Pricey for an APS-C camera
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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
HDMI + Microphone + Remote Control + USB 2.0
Wireless Connectivity
802.11b/g/n + NFC + Bluetooth

Construction

Adjustment | Tilt
Flip-up 180 deg & down 74 deg
Form Factor
Mirrorless camera
Image Size
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Lens Mount
Sony E-mount
Microphone
Stereo
Sensor | Resolution
24 MP (6000 x 4000)
Sensor | Type
CMOS
Speakers
Mono

Dimensions

Size | Depth
59 mm / 2.32 in
Size | Height
67 mm / 2.64 in
Size | Width
120 mm / 4.72 in
Weight
396 g / 13.99 oz

Display

Display Diagonal
3 inch
Display Type
Tilting TFT LCD
Resolution
921,600 dots
Viewfinder | Coverage
100%
Viewfinder | Magnification
1.07x
Viewfinder | Resolution
1,440,000 dots
Viewfinder | Type
Electronic

Function

AE Bracketing
±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
Autofocus
425 focus points
Crop Factor
1.5
Exposure Compensation
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Mode
Auto / Aperture Priority / Shutter Priority / Manual
Flash
Built-in
Flash Sync Speed
1/160 s
GPS
No
Image Stabilization
No
Intervalometer
Yes
ISO Range
100 ~ 32000 (expands to 51200)
Processor
Bionz X
Touch Screen
Yes
Video Codecs
MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S, H.264
Weather Resistance
No

Performance

Battery Life
420 shots
Battery Life | Stills
380 shots (Viewfinder) / 420 shots (LCD)
Battery Life | Video
70 min (Viewfinder) / 75 min (LCD)
Flash Range
6.00 m
Max Burst Rate
11.0 fps
Shutter Speed
1/4000 to 1/4 s
Storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo

Production

Battery
NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery & charger
Debut
2019-08-28
Model Name
ILCE-6100

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

gizmodo[1]

Sentiment Score 76%
Reviewers from gizmodo have found the following***:
The Sony a6100 isn't perfect, but it offers so many good things for such a low price that it turns into a deal that's difficult to reject. Right now there are few mirrorless APS-C cameras that offer the same for that price. While its sensor is not full frame, the A6100 has demonstrated that it can handle itself more than well in dark situations.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Incredibly fast autofocus
  • Excellent manual controls
  • Excellent image stabilization
Cons
  • Pricey for an APS-C camera

cameralabs[2]

Sentiment Score 81%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following***:
The Sony A6100 is an upper entry-level mirrorless camera with a 24 Megapixel APSC sensor, 4k video, 11fps shooting, viewfinder and tilting touchscreen. Announced in August 2019, it’s the official successor to the five and a half year old A6000, bringing that model up to date with Sony's latest features, especially regarding AF and video which are almost the same as the flagship A6600. Spending $300 extra over the original A6000 gets you the A6 100 with a touch sensitive and flips all the way up to face you, a broader and more confident autofocus system, 1080 slow motion, unlimited recording times and a microphone input.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • 4k video, unlimited recording
  • Weather-sealing
  • S-Log movie profiles
Cons
  • Lower resolution viewfinder

digitaltrends[3]

Sentiment Score 77%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
For an entry-level mirrorless camera, the A6100 is hard to beat. Image quality, while not a dramatic step forward, has improved thanks to better JPEG processing. Real-Time Tracking and Eye AF leads the competition. Sony's menu system remains as dense and obtuse as ever.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Real-Time Eye AF
  • Fast autofocus
Cons
  • No 5-axis stabilization
  • Limited video options

pcmag[4]

Sentiment Score 71%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The Sony a6100 is a compact, speedy camera with strong image quality and excellent autofocus. It captures high-quality 4K footage at your choice of 24 or 30fps at a 100Mbps recording rate. Video quality is excellent, but the older image sensor's slower readout means that 60fps 4K isn't an option.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent autofocus performance
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No 4K video
  • No touch LCD

techradar[5]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
The Sony A6100 is arguably the most enticing camera in Sony's A6000 series today. Image quality and autofocus are also on a par with the more expensive Sony A6400 and Sony A6600. Despite the Bionz X processor, the limitations of a UHS-I SD card slot are clear. The main gripes that we have of all A6XXX series cameras – mainly handling and less forgivable on the flagship models – are here.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent image quality and autofocus
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent build quality
Cons
  • No UHS-II card slot

tomsguide[6]

Sentiment Score 53%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following***:
Sony's a6100 has a bright, relatively crisp OLED electronic viewfinder. The camera's LCD is a touch screen, but only in a limited sense. The main menu features six tabs, each with multiple submenus. The Record button is recessed into a corner at the upper rear of the camera.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Bright, clear OLED viewfinder
  • Excellent image quality
  • Compact, sturdy design
Cons
  • Lackluster autofocus
  • Disappointing rear LCD

trustedreviews[7]

Sentiment Score 86%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
The a6100’s 24.2-megapixel sensor captures 6000 x 4000 pixel images that will produce beautifully detailed prints at up to A2 size. It offers 13 Picture Effects, six Creative Style modes and contrast/sharpness/saturation tweaks, but I tend to avoid and shoot in Standard mode and/or Raw. It can capture up to 120fps Full HD video, which is excellent for grabbing slow-mo moments.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent image quality
  • Excellent autofocus
  • Excellent video quality
Cons
  • No in-body stabilisation

User Reviews

References

1. ^ The $600 Sony a6100 Is Everything You Need to be a Happy Photographer. [gizmodo]. https://gizmodo.com/the-600-sony-a6100-is-the-perfect-mirrorless-camera-fo-1841927542. 2020-03-02. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Sony A6100 review so far. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/sony-alpha-a6100-review/. Retrieved 2022-01-21.
3. ^ Sony A6100 review: A great camera under $1,000. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/digital-camera-reviews/sony-a6100-review/. 2019-11-05. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Sony a6100 Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/sony-a6100. 2020-02-26. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Sony A6100 review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/sony-a6100. 2020-02-19. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Sony a6100 review. [tomsguide]. https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/sony-a6100. 2020-02-18. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Sony A6100 Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/sony-a6100. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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