Cam1 vs Cam2

Nikon D3000 vs. Sony a6000

It's never been easier to decide which camera is the best choice for you. Below, we'll look at more specs than you can shake a stick at.

Nikon D3000

Resolution:
10 megapixels
Screen Size:
3" screen
Sensor Type:
APS-C sensor
Release Date:
7/30/2009
LCD Movement:
Fixed
Autofocus Details:
Contrast Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi-area
Single
Continuous




Autofocus Light?:
Battery Type:
Battery Pack
Battery Specs:
Lithium-Ion EN-EL9a rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life:
500
Type:
Compact SLR
Built-In Flash?:
Yes (pop-up)
Color Filter:
Continuous Drive:
3.0 fps
Custom White Balance:
Yes (5)
Dimensions:
126 x 97 x 64 mm (4.96 x 3.82 x 2.52")
Drive Modes:
Effective Pixels:
10 megapixels
Sealed / Weather-Proof?:
No
Exposure Compensation:
+/-5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Modes:
External Flash:
Yes (Hot-shoe)
File Format:
Flash Modes:
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow sync, Rear curtain
Flash Range:
12.00 m (at ISO 100)
Focal Length Equivalent:
Format:
GPS:
None
HDMI:
No
ISO:
Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, (plus 3200 with boost)
Aspect Ratio(s):
0.12638888889
Image Stabilization:
No
JPG Quality Levels:
Fine, Normal, Basic
Live View:
No
Manual Exposure Mode:
Yes
Manual Focus:
Yes
Maximum Resolution:
3872 x 2592
Maximum Aperture:
Maximum Shutter Speed:
1/4000 sec
Microphone?:
None
Minimum Shutter Speed:
30 sec
Number of Focal Points:
11
Orientation Sensor?:
Yes
Processor:
Expeed
Remote Control?:
Yes (Optional ML-L3)
Screen Dots:
230000
Screen Size:
3"
Screen Type:
Self Timer?:
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Photo Detectors:
11 megapixels
Sensor Size:
APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm)
Sensor Type:
CCD
Shutter Priority:
Yes
Speaker?:
None
Storage Types:
SD/SDHC card
Subject / Scene Modes:
Yes
Timelapse Recording:
No
Touch Screen?:
No
USB:
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Uncompressed Formats:
RAW
Video:
Viewfinder:
Optical (pentamirror)
White Balance Bracketing:
No
Weight (With Battery Installed):
536 g (1.18 lb / 18.91 oz)
White Balance Presets:
12
Metering Mode Details:
Multi
Center-weighted
Spot
ASIN(s):
B002JCSV5I
Maximum ISO (Boosted):
3200
Wireless:
Eye-Fi Connected
Body Construction Material:
Color Space:
Headphone Port?:
Microphone Port?:
MSRP:
AE Bracketing:
Flash Sync Speed:
Wireless:
Lens Mount:
Nikon F

Sony a6000

Resolution:
24 megapixels
Screen Size:
3" screen
Sensor Type:
APS-C sensor
Release Date:
2/12/2014
LCD Movement:
Tilting
Autofocus Details:
Contrast Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi-area
Selective single-point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
Live View
Autofocus Light?:
Yes
Battery Type:
Battery Pack
Battery Specs:
NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery and USB charger
Battery Life:
360
Type:
Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Built-In Flash?:
Yes
Color Filter:
Primary Color Filter
Continuous Drive:
11.0 fps
Custom White Balance:
Yes
Dimensions:
120 x 67 x 45 mm (4.72 x 2.64 x 1.77")
Drive Modes:
Effective Pixels:
24 megapixels
Sealed / Weather-Proof?:
No
Exposure Compensation:
+/-5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Modes:
External Flash:
Yes (via Multi Interface Shoe)
File Format:
Flash Modes:
Flash off, auto, fill-flaw, slow sync, redeye reduction, hi-speed sync, wireless control
Flash Range:
6.00 m (at ISO 100)
Focal Length Equivalent:
Format:
MPEG-4, AVCHD
GPS:
None
HDMI:
Yes (micro-HDMI)
ISO:
Auto, 100-25600 (51200 with Multi-Frame NR)
Aspect Ratio(s):
3:2, 16:9
Image Stabilization:
No
JPG Quality Levels:
Extra fine, fine, normal
Live View:
Yes
Manual Exposure Mode:
Yes
Manual Focus:
Yes
Maximum Resolution:
6000 x 4000
Maximum Aperture:
Maximum Shutter Speed:
1/4000 sec
Microphone?:
Stereo
Minimum Shutter Speed:
30 sec
Number of Focal Points:
179
Orientation Sensor?:
Yes
Processor:
Bionz X
Remote Control?:
Yes (wired or PC)
Screen Dots:
921600
Screen Size:
3"
Screen Type:
TFT LCD
Self Timer?:
Yes (2 or 10 sec, continuous (3-5 shot))
Photo Detectors:
25 megapixels
Sensor Size:
APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
Sensor Type:
CMOS
Shutter Priority:
Yes
Speaker?:
Mono
Storage Types:
SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Subject / Scene Modes:
Yes
Timelapse Recording:
Touch Screen?:
No
USB:
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Uncompressed Formats:
RAW
Video:
Viewfinder:
Electronic
White Balance Bracketing:
Yes
Weight (With Battery Installed):
344 g (0.76 lb / 12.13 oz)
White Balance Presets:
10
Metering Mode Details:
Multi
Center-weighted
Spot
ASIN(s):
B01NACWUB8 B01NADEMVU
Maximum ISO (Boosted):
Wireless:
Built-In
Body Construction Material:
Composite
Color Space:
sRGB, AdobeRGB
Headphone Port?:
No
Microphone Port?:
No
MSRP:
$799 with 16-50mm Powerzoom
AE Bracketing:
+/-5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
Flash Sync Speed:
1/160 sec
Wireless:
802.11b/g/n with NFC
Lens Mount:
Sony E