Sony Alpha a6100 Review

Overall Score

76

Main Features

  • 24 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 32000 ISO
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 1440k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 11 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 120 x 67 x 59 mm, 396g.
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Sony Alpha a6100 Overview


First introduced in August, 2019, Sony Alpha a6100 is a 24 MP Mirrorless with a APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS sensor.

Sony A6100 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Sony Alpha a6600 Sony A6600 2019 24MP 100 - 32000 503g 120 x 67 x 69mm
Sony Alpha a6100 Sony A6100 2019 24MP 100 - 32000 396g 120 x 67 x 59mm
Sony Alpha a6400 Sony A6400 2019 24MP 100 - 32000 403g 120 x 67 x 60mm
Sony Alpha a6500 Sony A6500 2016 24MP 100 - 25600 453g 120 x 67 x 53mm
Sony Alpha a6300 Sony A6300 2016 24MP 100 - 25600 404g 120 x 67 x 49mm

Proc and Cons of Sony A6100


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Alpha a6100 with competitors in semi-pro mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
NFC Connectivity
Touch Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
32000 Max Native ISO
11.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
UHS-I Memory Card Support
Microphone Port
1440k dot Viewfinder Resolution
±5 AE Bracketing Range
Selfie Friendly Screen
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Bluetooth Connectivity
Tilting Screen
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
AF Face Detection
24MP High Resolution Sensor
922k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
396g Light Body
Timelapse Recording
425 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No Image Stabilization
Low Battery Life: 420 shots
Type Scores

Sony Alpha a6100 has an Overall Score of 76/100 and ranked #60 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #97 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sony A6100 Scores
Imaging score
63
Features score
76
Value for money score
69
Portability score
88
Overall score
76
Average Scores in Semi-Pro Mirrorless
Imaging Score
53
Features Score
69
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
83
Overall score
67

Physical Dimensions of Sony A6100


Sony Alpha a6100 weighs 396g and has external dimensions of 120 x 67 x 59mm (4.72 x 2.64 x 2.32"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras is 444g, Sony A6100 is 48 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Sony A6100 is less by 6mm more than the average length in Semi-Pro Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Sony A6100
396g
Average weight
444g
Min weight
140g
Max weight
635g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Sony A6100
59mm
Average Thickness
54mm
Min Thickness
33mm
Max Thickness
93mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Alpha a6100 with the dimensions:

Sony Alpha a6100

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Alpha a6100 Dimensions Alpha a6100
Sony Alpha a6400 Sony A6400 403 g 396 g 120 x 67 x 60 mm 120 x 67 x 59 mm
Sony Alpha a6000 Sony A6000 344 g 396 g 120 x 67 x 45 mm 120 x 67 x 59 mm
Canon EOS M50 Canon M50 390 g 396 g 116 x 88 x 59 mm 120 x 67 x 59 mm
Sony Alpha a6300 Sony A6300 404 g 396 g 120 x 67 x 49 mm 120 x 67 x 59 mm
Sony Alpha a6500 Sony A6500 453 g 396 g 120 x 67 x 53 mm 120 x 67 x 59 mm
Sony Alpha a6600 Sony A6600 503 g 396 g 120 x 67 x 69 mm 120 x 67 x 59 mm
Sony Alpha A7 II Sony A7 II 599 g 396 g 127 x 96 x 60 mm 120 x 67 x 59 mm
Canon EOS M6 Mark II Canon M6 MII 408 g 396 g 120 x 70 x 49 mm 120 x 67 x 59 mm

Specifications of Sony Alpha a6100


General
Brand Sony
Model Alpha a6100
Announced August, 2019
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Sony E
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 116
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 922k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 1440
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.71
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 425
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 11.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 6.00
Flash Modes Flash off, auto, fill flash, slow sync, rear sync, wireless, hi-speed
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 24 MP
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000
Max Native ISO 32000
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 51200
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, XAVC S, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB Yes
Battery
Battery Life 420 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FW50
Physical
Weight 396 g
Physical Dimensions 120 x 67 x 59 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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