Sony A6100 summary
Sony A6100 is Sony's Advanced Mirrorless camera initially released on August of 2019. It features a 24 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a max resolution of 6000 x 4000.
The A6100 is scored #6 out of 54 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras & overall #55 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our collection. You should use our Smart camera filter to get camera rankings based on your personal criteria.
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Sony A6100 family
The Sony A6100 has a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can check out all older and latest models as well as important specifications.
Sony A6100 Gallery
You can view the A6100 from several angles in the gallery below.
Sony A6100 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of benefits and drawbacks of the Sony A6100 based on factors that are normally considered necessary in a camera.
Sony A6100 Sensor specs
The Sony A6100 houses the Bionz X processor chip. The spec of the sensor in the Sony A6100 is 23.5mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 367 mm² sensor is able to capture 6000 x 4000 pixels with aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The CMOS sensor has 24 megapixels and includes a native ISO range of 100 - 32000. The ISO can be widened digitally to a maximum of 51200. RAW files are supported which means that you have more room to maneuver in post.
The picture below shows the A6100's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The A6100 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is outlined in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Sony A6100 dimensions
Sony A6100 weighs around 0.87 lb (396 gr or 13.97 oz) & the size of the camera is 120mm x 67mm x 59mm (4.7" x 2.6" x 2.3"). The weight of typical Advanced Mirrorless camera is 437 gr so the Sony A6100 is very much the same as compared with other rivals.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
Listed below is a visual of the Sony A6100 besides a soft drink so you can get a feel for its size.
The top view below will highlight the button design on the A6100.
Sony A6100 Lens details
The A6100 uses the Sony E mount and has 170 lenses to select from. Here is some of the lenses we have in our database that will work with the A6100.
Sony A6100 Connectivity
The A6100 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that contain NFC and / or Bluetooth support can be used wirelessly via smartphones. You will be able to copy pictures and in some cases adjust camera settings without connecting straight with the camera.
Many apps also enable a Liveview and hit the shutter whenever you are not close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external monitor. A lot of cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Sony A6100 Video details
The max video resolution in the Sony A6100 is 3840 x 2160 and you can save in MPEG-4, XAVC S and H.264 format. 2160p can provide a superb resolution for video. You are able to downsample to 1080p in order to get clearer video. Beware of the large file sizes and make sure you own high quality SD cards with good write speed. Even though the body offers a microphone socket, it is sadly missing a headphone socket which means that you will not be able to monitor your sound levels.
Sony A6100 Weather Sealing
There is no environment proofing on the Sony A6100 so you have to be careful in rainy or dusty situations.
Sony A6100 Display and Viewfinder
The Sony A6100 features a 3" tilting display with a resolution of 922k dots.
The display is selfie friendly for self portraits and group photos when needed. Moreover the display is touch friendly which means that you are able to switch focus point and adjust settings using your fingers.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The View Finder specifications for Sony A6100 are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 1,440k dots
- ViewFinder Coverage 100 percent
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.71x
For bright outdoor situations that make the camera displays washed out and challenging to see, viewfinders will be quite useful.
Sony A6100 Shutter details
Sony A6100 continuous shooting speed is 11.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Sony A6100 Flash and Hot shoe details
Sony A6100 features both built-in flash as well as external flash support.
Sony A6100 Autofocusing details
Sony A6100 features both Phase Detect AF plus Contrast Based AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker and precise compared to Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera features Face detect which makes it valuable for taking photos of people.
The Sensor features 425 focus points to choose from. Sony A6100 has tap to focus. You can use your fingers in order to adjust where you focus. It also includes Tracking AF for moving objects. Sony A6100 comes with manual focusing if required during low light scenarios or you want more exact control on focusing.
Sony A6100 Battery life
The battery pack (NP-FW50) on the Sony A6100 is designed to last for 420 shots based on the CIPA standards making it above the usual in comparison to its category. The usual Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 366. Sony A6600 features the maximum (810) battery life within this group of cameras.
Following is a collection of Advanced Mirrorless cameras that come with the highest battery life:
Sony A6100 for varying kinds of photography
The following chart shows a rundown of the Sony A6100 for varying kinds of photography. To find out more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Sony A6100 Portrait photography advice
The Sony A6100 receives a points total of 83 which is wonderful, meaning that it is a great fit to use for portraits. Taking portraits leans heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos along with the potential to work with off-camera flash.
Sony A6100 Street photography highlights
Getting a tremendous points total of 80, the Sony A6100 is a superb option to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera gives a fine balance of image quality plus portability.
Sony A6100 Sports photography advice
A awesome sports photography rating of 77 indicates the Sony A6100 is a terrific option for photographing sports. A camera should have great autofocus plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Sony A6100 as a Travel photography camera
Size is really important in choosing a travel camera. Overall, the Sony A6100 gets a wonderful 86 for a travel camera which makes it a superb fit for your travels.
Sony A6100 as a Landscape photography camera
For those who are looking to purchase a camera for landscape photographs, the biggest aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Sony A6100 at it's wonderful score of 81 as a landscape camera is a terrific fit within the current market.
Sony A6100 as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging preferably should come with a moving display screen, mic port and preferably image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Sony A6100 is a excellent pick for vlogging as it comes to a superb rating of 80.
Sony A6100 Alternatives
If you want alternatives to the A6100, here is a range of the highest placed cameras that fall under the class of Advanced Mirrorless.
The line graph followed below gives you a bird's eye view of the A6100 versus it's highest scored competitors listed above.
Here are a few more cameras you may view as alternative options. To see a detailed comparison, just click on the "compare" link.