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Sony A7R II vs Sony A6000

Portability
68
Imaging
78
Features
84
Overall
80
Sony Alpha A7R II front
 
Sony Alpha a6000 front
Portability
85
Imaging
67
Features
78
Overall
71

Sony A7R II vs Sony A6000 Key Specs

Sony A7R II
(Full Review)
  • 42MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Bump to 102400)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 625g - 127 x 96 x 60mm
  • Announced June 2015
  • Previous Model is Sony A7R
  • Updated by Sony A7R III
Sony A6000
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Increase to 51200)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 344g - 120 x 67 x 45mm
  • Released April 2014
  • Succeeded the Sony NEX-6
  • Updated by Sony A6300
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Sony A7R II vs Sony A6000 Overview

In this article, we will be matching up the Sony A7R II versus Sony A6000, former being a Pro Mirrorless while the latter is a Advanced Mirrorless and both of them are created by Sony. There is a sizable difference among the sensor resolutions of the A7R II (42MP) and A6000 (24MP) and the A7R II (Full frame) and A6000 (APS-C) possess totally different sensor sizing.

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The A7R II was launched 14 months later than the A6000 which makes the cameras a generation apart from each other. Both of these cameras offer different body type with the Sony A7R II being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Sony A6000 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before we go through a in-depth comparison, below is a concise overview of how the A7R II scores vs the A6000 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Sony A7R II over the Sony A6000

 A7R II A6000 
ReleasedJune 2015April 2014Fresher by 14 months
Screen resolution1229k922kCrisper screen (+307k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony A6000 over the Sony A7R II

 A6000 A7R II 

Common features in the Sony A7R II and Sony A6000

 A7R II A6000 
Manual focus Dial accurate focusing
Screen typeTiltingTiltingTilting screen
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen measurement
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither offers Touch friendly screen

Sony A7R II vs Sony A6000 Physical Comparison

If you are aiming to carry your camera frequently, you're going to have to take into account its weight and measurements. The Sony A7R II offers exterior measurements of 127mm x 96mm x 60mm (5.0" x 3.8" x 2.4") having a weight of 625 grams (1.38 lbs) whilst the Sony A6000 has proportions of 120mm x 67mm x 45mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 1.8") along with a weight of 344 grams (0.76 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you have attached at that time. The following is the front view sizing comparison of the A7R II versus the A6000.

Sony A7R II vs Sony A6000 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the A7R II and A6000 is 68 and 85 respectively.

Sony A7R II vs Sony A6000 top view buttons comparison

Sony A7R II vs Sony A6000 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is very hard to envision the gap in sensor sizing simply by seeing specs. The visual here should provide you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the A7R II and A6000.

As you can plainly see, each of these cameras offer different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The A7R II due to its bigger sensor will make shooting shallower depth of field simpler and the Sony A7R II will provide extra detail utilizing its extra 18 Megapixels. Higher resolution will let you crop pictures a little more aggressively. The more recent A7R II is going to have an edge with regard to sensor innovation.

Sony A7R II vs Sony A6000 sensor size comparison

Sony A7R II vs Sony A6000 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony A7R II vs Sony A6000 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony A7R II Portrait photography advice
Sony A6000 Portrait photography advice
86
focusing manually
fantastic resolution (42MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
provides face detection focus
exports RAW files
80
you can focus manually
decent MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
comes with face detection focusing
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Sony A7R II Street photography highlights
Sony A6000 Street photography highlights
81
screen tilts
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great sensor size (Full frame)
exports RAW files
weather proof
very good high ISO (25,600)
80
screen tilts up and down
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW files
lighter than competitors in class (344g)
good ISO range (25,600)
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sony A7R II Sports photography info
Sony A6000 Sports photography info
77
great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
fantastic resolution (42MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
provides tracking autofocus
weather proof
comes with phase detect auto focus
max fps very slow (5.0 frames/s)
low battery power (290 CIPA)
73
decent MP (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
comes with tracking autofocus
comes with phase detect AF
no image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Sony A7R II Travel photography details
Sony A6000 Travel photography details
62
weather proof
fantastic resolution (42 megapixels)
low battery power (290 per charge)
display isn't selfie friendly
77
lighter than competitors in class (344g)
decent MP (24 megapixels)
built-in flash
does not contain selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Sony A7R II as a Landscape photography camera
Sony A6000 as a Landscape photography camera
83
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Sony E mount)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
fantastic resolution (42 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
does not have low pass filter
very good high ISO (25,600)
exports RAW files
weather proof
low battery power (290 shots)
79
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Sony E mount)
decent sized screen (3")
decent MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
good ISO range (25,600)
supports RAW files
no image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony A7R II Vlogging advice
Sony A6000 Vlogging advice
37
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
provides face detection focus
video res high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
does have external mic port
display isn't selfie friendly
33
comes with face detection focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competitors in class (344 grams)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
doesn't have external microphone jack
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Sony A7R II vs Sony A6000 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony A7R II and Sony A6000
 Sony Alpha A7R IISony Alpha a6000
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Sony
Model Sony Alpha A7R II Sony Alpha a6000
Class Pro Mirrorless Advanced Mirrorless
Announced 2015-06-10 2014-04-23
Body design SLR-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip Bionz X Bionz X
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Full frame APS-C
Sensor measurements 35.9 x 24mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 861.6mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 42 megapixel 24 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 7974 x 5316 6000 x 4000
Maximum native ISO 25600 25600
Maximum enhanced ISO 102400 51200
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Minimum enhanced ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Number of focus points 399 179
Lens
Lens mount Sony E Sony E
Amount of lenses 121 121
Crop factor 1 1.5
Screen
Screen type Tilting Tilting
Screen diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 1,229 thousand dot 922 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen tech - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,359 thousand dot 1,440 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.78x 0.7x
Features
Min shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Max shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 5.0fps 11.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range no built-in flash 6.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes no built-in flash Flash off, auto, fill-flaw, slow sync, redeye reduction, hi-speed sync, wireless control
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Max flash sync - 1/160 secs
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 625 gr (1.38 lbs) 344 gr (0.76 lbs)
Dimensions 127 x 96 x 60mm (5.0" x 3.8" x 2.4") 120 x 67 x 45mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 1.8")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 98 82
DXO Color Depth score 26.0 24.1
DXO Dynamic range score 13.9 13.1
DXO Low light score 3434 1347
Other
Battery life 290 photos 360 photos
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-FW50 NP-FW50
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures)) Yes (2 or 10 sec, continuous (3-5 shot))
Time lapse recording With downloadable app With downloadable app
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots 1 1
Pricing at release $2,913 $548