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Sony a6100 Overview
The Sony a6100 was announced on August 28 2019 and effectively replaced the very popular and successful Sony a6000.
The a6100 packs a new advanced AF system with 425 phase detection points, real-time tracking and Eye AF that can now also detect animal eyes. There’s also 4k video recording and the LCD screen flips up 180 degrees for self-portraits.
Here’s one of Sony’s launch and promotion videos for the a6100:
The camera above the Sony a6100 is the a6400 and they are actually very similar.
They share the same processor and AF technology but the a6400 gets a few extras such as an improved EVF resolution of 2,359,296 vs 1,440,000 dots, and there’s a higher frame rate of 100/120 FPS vs 50/60 FPS on the a6100.
If you shoot video then the a6100 is missing the picture profiles that can be found on the a6400.
The continuous shooting buffer is slightly smaller on the a6100, but it will still let you shoot 77 JPGs or 33 RAW files before it’s full. This compares to 116 JPGs or 46 RAW files on the a6400.
The a6100 is missing the magnesium alloy body and weather sealing that can be found on the a6400, although Sony does not guarantee that either camera is waterproof.
The a6100 is currently Sony’s entry level APS-C camera and will most definitely make for a great little all-rounder, the perfect travel camera or a blogging camera.
DPReview awarded this camera their Silver Award and concluded their in-depth review with the following:
The a6100 is an entry-level mirrorless camera built around one of the best autofocus systems we’ve encountered (as of late 2019). With a couple of settings changes it can be one of the most powerful point-and-shoot cameras available, capable of taking good photos in a wide range of situations.DPReview
Sony a6100 Key Specs
- 24.2-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor
- Still image ISO 100-32000 (Extended ISO 100-51200)
- Advanced AF system with 425 phase-detection points
- 1.44M dot OLED electronic viewfinder
- 0.9M dot LCD tilting rear touchscreen
- Wi-Fi for image transfer to smart devices
- 4K video capture
- USB charging
- 396 g / 13.97 g with battery and memory card
You can find the full Sony a6100 details and specifications over on Sony’s product page.
Sony a6100 FAQS
The Sony a6100 was announced on August 28 2019.
The single memory card slot supports SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compliant) and Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo cards.
The Sony FP-FW50 W-series rechargeable battery.
No. The Sony a6100 has an APS-C sensor with a 1.5x crop factor compared to a full-frame 35mm sensor.
Sony claim that the a6100 is dust and moisture resistant, they don’t claim that it is fully waterproof and you should therefore use a rain cover if using the camera in wet weather or very dusty environments.
The Sony a6100 has a 24.2 megapixel sensor.
396 g / 13.97 g / 1.11 lb with battery and memory card
The body only includes: AC adaptor:AC-UUE12, body cap, eyepiece cup, micro USB cable, power cord, rechargeable, battery NP-FW50, shoulder strap.
The maximum fps (frames per second) for the mechanical shutter of the a6100 is 11 fps.
The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
The Sony a6100 is more of an enthusiasts camera than a professional camera.