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Sony A6100 vs Sony A6400

Portability
81
Imaging
70
Features
88
Overall
77
Sony Alpha a6100 front
 
Sony Alpha a6400 front
Portability
83
Imaging
69
Features
88
Overall
76

Sony A6100 vs Sony A6400 Key Specs

Sony A6100
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 32000 (Push to 51200)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 396g - 120 x 67 x 59mm
  • Launched August 2019
Sony A6400
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 32000 (Boost to 102400)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 403g - 120 x 67 x 50mm
  • Released January 2019
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Sony A6100 vs Sony A6400 Overview

Here, we will be contrasting the Sony A6100 and Sony A6400, both Advanced Mirrorless cameras and both are manufactured by Sony. The resolution of the A6100 (24MP) and the A6400 (24MP) is pretty comparable and both cameras have the identical sensor size (APS-C).

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The A6100 was revealed 8 months later than the A6400 and they are both of a similar generation. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before diving right into a detailed comparison, here is a concise introduction of how the A6100 matches up versus the A6400 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Sony A6100 over the Sony A6400

 A6100 A6400 
ReleasedAugust 2019January 2019Fresher by 8 months

Reasons to pick Sony A6400 over the Sony A6100

 A6400 A6100 

Common features in the Sony A6100 and Sony A6400

 A6100 A6400 
Manual focus Dial exact focus
Screen typeTiltingTiltingTilting screen
Screen size3"3"Same screen size
Screen resolution922k922kThe same screen resolution
Selfie screen Both are selfie friendly
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Sony A6100 vs Sony A6400 Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to carry your camera often, you will want to consider its weight and volume. The Sony A6100 provides outside dimensions of 120mm x 67mm x 59mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 2.3") accompanied by a weight of 396 grams (0.87 lbs) while the Sony A6400 has sizing of 120mm x 67mm x 50mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 2.0") and a weight of 403 grams (0.89 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you have at that moment. Underneath is a front view dimensions comparison of the A6100 versus the A6400.

Sony A6100 vs Sony A6400 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the A6100 and A6400 is 81 and 83 respectively.

Sony A6100 vs Sony A6400 top view buttons comparison

Sony A6100 vs Sony A6400 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it can be difficult to envision the gap in sensor sizing simply by going through technical specs. The visual here will help offer you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the A6100 and A6400.

As you have seen, the 2 cameras come with the identical sensor size and the identical MP and you should expect comparable quality of images although you should really take the release date of the cameras into account. The more recent A6100 is going to have an advantage in sensor innovation.

Sony A6100 vs Sony A6400 sensor size comparison

Sony A6100 vs Sony A6400 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony A6100 vs Sony A6400 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony A6100 Portrait photography highlights
Sony A6400 Portrait photography highlights
82
focusing manually
good resolution (24MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
provides face detection focus
saves RAW files
81
manual focus
resolution is good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
provides face detection focusing
exports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Sony A6100 Street photography information
Sony A6400 Street photography information
79
screen tilts up and down
sensor size is good (APS-C)
saves RAW files
provides touch to focus
great ISO range (32,000)
no image stabilization
81
tilting screen
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
exports RAW files
provides focus by touch
environment proofing
very good high ISO (32,000)
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sony A6100 Sports photography information
Sony A6400 Sports photography information
75
good resolution (24 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
provides tracking autofocus
comes with phase detect auto focus
no image stabilization
76
resolution is good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
provides tracking autofocus
environment proofing
comes with phase detect AF
does not have image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Sony A6100 Travel photography advice
Sony A6400 Travel photography advice
86
supports bluetooth
provides touch to focus
good resolution (24 megapixels)
flash built-in
screen is selfie friendly
87
environment proofing
has bluetooth
provides focus by touch
resolution is good (24 megapixels)
built-in flash
screen is selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Sony A6100 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony A6400 as a Landscape photography camera
79
focusing manually
switch lenses (Sony E mount)
screen size is good (3 inch)
good resolution (24 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
great ISO range (32,000)
saves RAW files
no image stabilization
80
manual focus
switch lenses (Sony E mount)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
resolution is good (24 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
very good high ISO (32,000)
exports RAW files
environment proofing
does not have image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony A6100 Vlogging information
Sony A6400 Vlogging information
79
screen is selfie friendly
touchscreen capability
provides face detection focus
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 resolution)
does have external mic support
no image stabilization
80
screen is selfie friendly
screen is touchscreen
provides face detection focusing
high res video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
does have external microphone port
does not have image stabilization
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Sony A6100 vs Sony A6400 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony A6100 and Sony A6400
 Sony Alpha a6100Sony Alpha a6400
General Information
Make Sony Sony
Model Sony Alpha a6100 Sony Alpha a6400
Class Advanced Mirrorless Advanced Mirrorless
Launched 2019-08-28 2019-01-15
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip Bionz X Bionz X
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 23.5 x 15.6mm 23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area 366.6mm² 366.6mm²
Sensor resolution 24MP 24MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 6000 x 4000 6000 x 4000
Highest native ISO 32000 32000
Highest boosted ISO 51200 102400
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points 425 425
Lens
Lens mounting type Sony E Sony E
Amount of lenses 121 121
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1.5
Screen
Display type Tilting Tilting
Display size 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 922 thousand dot 922 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 1,440 thousand dot 2,359 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.71x 0.7x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 11.0fps 11.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 6.00 m (at ISO 100) 6.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options Flash off, auto, fill flash, slow sync, rear sync, wireless, hi-speed Off, auto, on, slow sync, rear sync, redeye reduction, wireless, hi-speed sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video data format MPEG-4, XAVC S, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264, XAVC-S
Microphone 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 gr (0.87 lb) 403 gr (0.89 lb)
Physical dimensions 120 x 67 x 59mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 2.3") 120 x 67 x 50mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 2.0")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested 83
DXO Color Depth score not tested 24.0
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 13.6
DXO Low light score not tested 1431
Other
Battery life 420 photographs 410 photographs
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-FW50 NP-FW50
Self timer Yes Yes
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick DUO (UHS-I compliant)
Storage slots 1 1
Retail pricing $748 $898