Canon EOS R vs Sony Alpha A6000 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS R vs Alpha A6000 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS R vs Sony Alpha A6000 Specs

EOS R

  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 31 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 40000 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount R Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 135.8 x 98.3 x 84.4mm³ (5.3" x 3.9" x 3.3")
  • 660g (21.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS R

Alpha A6000

  • Introduced in February 2014
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 11 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount E Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 120 x 66.9 x 45.1mm³ (4.7" x 2.6" x 1.8")
  • 344g (11.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Alpha A6000

EOS R vs Alpha A6000 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: EOS R and Alpha A6000 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Canon EOS R

EOS R vs Alpha A6000: Viewfinder

EOS R has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 3.68 megapixel with magnification of 0.76x.

Alpha A6000 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 1.44 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.70x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

EOS R (0.76x)

Alpha A6000 (0.70x)

Simulated viewfinder of the EOS RSimulated viewfinder of the Alpha A6000

Advantage: Canon EOS R

Canon EOS R VS Sony Alpha A6000 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS R a better choice

EOS R

Alpha A6000

Larger sensor (5)Full frameAPS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)31.3024.30
Auto Focus points (4)5955179
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)3.681.44
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.100.92
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)370360
USB 3.0 (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS R are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Canon are the larger sensitivity, the better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the rather comfortable touch screen, the superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the Alpha A6000: that the battery has more stamina, the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

The EOS R scores 35 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha A6000

EOS R

Alpha A6000

Higher speed (4, frames/second)511
Larger lens selection (3)450
Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)660g
(21.3 oz.)
344g
(11.1 oz.)
More portable (2)1127cm³
(71 cu.in.)
362cm³
(23 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha A6000 are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and the built-in flash. A nice touch is the lower weight than the EOS R and the more compact size.

Yields 13 points for the Alpha A6000.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS R

Alpha A6000

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
WiFi
Canon EOS R VS Sony Alpha A6000 Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS R and Alpha A6000

EOS R und Alpha A6000, front viewEOS R und Alpha A6000, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS R und Alpha A6000, view from aboveEOS R und Alpha A6000, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS R

Sony Alpha A6000

35
13

We recommend Canon EOS R as better choice.

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