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Sony A6100 vs Sony A6300

Portability
81
Imaging
70
Features
88
Overall
77
Sony Alpha a6100 front
 
Sony Alpha a6300 front
Portability
83
Imaging
67
Features
82
Overall
73

Sony A6100 vs Sony A6300 Key Specs

Sony A6100
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 32000 (Raise to 51200)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 396g - 120 x 67 x 59mm
  • Introduced August 2019
Sony A6300
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Expand to 51200)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 404g - 120 x 67 x 49mm
  • Launched February 2016
  • Succeeded the Sony A6000
  • Updated by Sony A6500
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Sony A6100 vs Sony A6300 Overview

In this write-up, we are contrasting the Sony A6100 versus Sony A6300, both Advanced Mirrorless digital cameras and both of them are designed by Sony. The resolution of the A6100 (24MP) and the A6300 (24MP) is very similar and they come with the same exact sensor sizes (APS-C).

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The A6100 was launched 3 years later than the A6300 and that is quite a serious difference as far as tech is concerned. Each of these cameras offer the identical body type (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before delving in to a full comparison, below is a brief introduction of how the A6100 grades vs the A6300 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Sony A6100 over the Sony A6300

 A6100 A6300 
LaunchedAugust 2019February 2016Fresher by 44 months
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Sony A6300 over the Sony A6100

 A6300 A6100 

Common features in the Sony A6100 and Sony A6300

 A6100 A6300 
Manual focus Very precise focusing
Display typeTiltingTiltingTilting display
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display dimensions
Display resolution922k922kSame display resolution

Sony A6100 vs Sony A6300 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is going to carry your camera often, you'll have to think about its weight and volume. The Sony A6100 offers external measurements of 120mm x 67mm x 59mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 2.3") along with a weight of 396 grams (0.87 lbs) while the Sony A6300 has sizing of 120mm x 67mm x 49mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 1.9") accompanied by a weight of 404 grams (0.89 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are using during that time. Here is the front view measurement comparison of the A6100 against the A6300.

Sony A6100 vs Sony A6300 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the A6100 and A6300 is 81 and 83 respectively.

Sony A6100 vs Sony A6300 top view buttons comparison

Sony A6100 vs Sony A6300 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is hard to visualise the gap between sensor sizing just by reviewing specifications. The visual underneath might give you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the A6100 and A6300.

To sum up, the two cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing and the same exact megapixels and you can expect similar quality of photos though you would want to take the launch date of the products into consideration. The newer A6100 will have an edge in sensor technology.

Sony A6100 vs Sony A6300 sensor size comparison

Sony A6100 vs Sony A6300 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony A6100 vs Sony A6300 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony A6100 Portrait photography details
Sony A6300 Portrait photography details
82
has manual focus
decent megapixels (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
has face detect focus
supports RAW formats
80
has manual focus
megapixel count decent (24MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
offers face detect focus
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Sony A6100 Street photography info
Sony A6300 Street photography info
79
screen tilts
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
provides focus via touch
above average high ISO (32,000)
lack of image stabilization
79
has a tilting screen
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW files
environment proof
very good ISO range (25,600)
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sony A6100 Sports photography advice
Sony A6300 Sports photography advice
75
decent megapixels (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
has tracking focus
comes with phase detect auto focus
lack of image stabilization
75
megapixel count decent (24 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
offers tracking focus
environment proof
comes with phase detect auto focus
lack of image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Sony A6100
Travel photography with Sony A6300
86
supports bluetooth
provides focus via touch
decent megapixels (24MP)
has built in flash
screen is selfie friendly
76
environment proof
megapixel count decent (24MP)
flash built-in
does not have selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Sony A6100
Landscape photography with Sony A6300
79
has manual focus
change lenses (Sony E mount)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
decent megapixels (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
above average high ISO (32,000)
supports RAW formats
lack of image stabilization
79
has manual focus
change lenses (Sony E mount)
decent sized screen (3 inches)
megapixel count decent (24 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
very good ISO range (25,600)
supports RAW files
environment proof
lack of image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony A6100 Vlogging features
Sony A6300 Vlogging features
79
screen is selfie friendly
has touchscreen
has face detect focus
great video quality (3840 x 2160 pixels)
does have mic socket
lack of image stabilization
35
offers face detect focus
high video quality (3840 x 2160 pxls)
does have mic port
does not have selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
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Sony A6100 vs Sony A6300 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony A6100 and Sony A6300
 Sony Alpha a6100Sony Alpha a6300
General Information
Make Sony Sony
Model Sony Alpha a6100 Sony Alpha a6300
Category Advanced Mirrorless Advanced Mirrorless
Introduced 2019-08-28 2016-02-03
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Bionz X BIONZ X
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 23.5 x 15.6mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 366.6mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixel 24 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Maximum native ISO 32000 25600
Maximum enhanced ISO 51200 51200
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 425 425
Lens
Lens mount Sony E Sony E
Total lenses 121 121
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1.5
Screen
Range of screen Tilting Tilting
Screen size 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 922k dot 922k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 1,440k dot 2,359k dot
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.71x 0.7x
Features
Min shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Max shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 11.0 frames per second 11.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 6.00 m (at ISO 100) 6.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash settings Flash off, auto, fill flash, slow sync, rear sync, wireless, hi-speed Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction, Hi-speed sync, Wireless
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 4K (3840 x 2160 @ 30p/24p), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (24p)
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video data format MPEG-4, XAVC S, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 396 grams (0.87 lbs) 404 grams (0.89 lbs)
Dimensions 120 x 67 x 59mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 2.3") 120 x 67 x 49mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 1.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 85
DXO Color Depth score not tested 24.4
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 13.7
DXO Low light score not tested 1437
Other
Battery life 420 shots 400 shots
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-FW50 NP-FW50
Self timer Yes Yes
Time lapse feature With downloadable app
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Launch price $748 $889