Canon SL1 vs. Sony a6000

So, you are now torn between the Canon SL1 and Sony a6000. Both are popular digital cameras on the market. You can consider these two cameras to be from a similar price range, though, for right now, Canon SL1 is available at a slightly lower price point than Sony a6000. Canon SL1 comes from the Rebel SL1 DSLR camera series. On the other hand, Sony a6000 is a renowned model from the Alpha digital mirrorless camera series. Before you make your choice, you need to know the exact differences between these two models. Read the comparisons between Canon SL1 and Sony a6000 below.

Canon SL1 vs. Sony a6000

One fundamental difference between these two cameras is that Canon SL1 is a DSLR camera whereas Sony a6000 is a digital mirrorless camera. The mirrorless camera is rather newer than the DSLR technology, but this doesn’t necessarily translate into better performance or output quality of either model. However, due to incorporating more optical components, Canon SL1 becomes bigger and heavier than Sony a6000. Well, to be fair, Canon SL1 is actually one of the world’s smallest and lightest DSLR cameras. But a DSLR camera, no matter how compact it is, can hardly match the compactness and lightweight nature of a digital mirrorless camera. Sony a6000 is significantly thinner and lighter, allowing for easier handling, storage, and travel. (Read also: Canon SL1 vs. Nikon D3200)

Canon SL1 is given a chance to boast as it comes with touchscreen control in combination with button and dial control. This allows for easy and intuitive operation. However, the display screen is fixed. Sony a6000 has no touchscreen control, but the display is rotatable, allowing you to shoot from difficult angles while still seeing what you are shooting. Canon SL1 offers an external mic jack for recording videos, while Sony a6000 offers Wi-Fi and NFC for easy and seamless wireless connectivity.

Canon SL1 is quite powerful for continuous shooting, but that is only if you shoot in JPEG. The camera offers unlimited JPEG buffer so that you can shoot pics literally non-stop in JPEG. However, the RAW buffer is limited to 8 shots, and the continuous shooting speed is not that awesome either – 4 frames per second. Sony a6000 has 47 shots JPEG buffer and 22 shots RAW buffer, and the continuous shooting speed is 11 frames per second. Sony a6000 also comes with higher shutter speeds and highers ISO levels.

Image Quality
Canon SL1 actually delivers great images with the 18 MP APS-C image sensor, but Sony a6000 is even better. It is armed with a 24 MP APS-C CMOS image sensor. The higher optical resolution allows the camera to deliver big images with excellent fine details. The pixels are also bigger, allowing for better color depth and dynamic range.

- 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- 4 FPS continuous shooting
- 9 point AF system, center AF point is cross-type
- ISO 100-12800 (expandable to 25600)
- 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps) and 720 (60, 50 fps) HD video (29min limit, H.264 format)
- 3" touch panel LCD screen with 1,040,000 dots
- Movie Servo AF for continuous focus tracking of moving subjects
- 24 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- ISO 100-25600 (expandable to 51200)
- Hybrid AF with 179-point focal plane phase-detection and 25 contrast detect points
- Up to 11 FPS continious shooting
- 3-inch tilting LCD with 921,000 dots
- OLED electronic viewfinder with 100% coverage and 1.4 million dots
- Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC

Canon SL1 vs. Sony a6000
Between these two great cameras, we recommend you to choose Sony a6000. It has better design, better features, and better image quality.

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