Cam1 vs Cam2

Nikon D5000 vs. Sony a6300

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 D5000

Resolution:
12 megapixels
Screen Size:
2.7" screen
Sensor Type:
APS-C sensor
Release Date:
4/14/2009
LCD Movement:
Fully articulated
Autofocus Details:
Contrast Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi-area
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
Live View


Autofocus Light?:
Battery Type:
Battery Pack
Battery Specs:
Nikon EN-EL9a Lithium-Ion battery
Battery Life:
Type:
Compact SLR
Built-In Flash?:
Yes (Pop-up)
Color Filter:
Continuous Drive:
4.0 fps
Custom White Balance:
Yes (5)
Dimensions:
127 x 104 x 80 mm (5 x 4.09 x 3.15")
Drive Modes:
Effective Pixels:
12 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:
17.00 m (at ISO 100)
Focal Length Equivalent:
Format:
Motion JPEG
GPS:
Optional
HDMI:
Yes
ISO:
Auto, 200 - 3200 (plus 6400 with boost)
Aspect Ratio(s):
0.12638888889
Image Stabilization:
No
JPG Quality Levels:
Fine, Normal, Basic
Live View:
Yes (With contrast-detect AF, face detection and subject tracking)
Manual Exposure Mode:
Yes
Manual Focus:
Yes
Maximum Resolution:
4288 x 2848
Maximum Aperture:
Maximum Shutter Speed:
1/4000 sec
Microphone?:
Mono
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:
2.7"
Screen Type:
Self Timer?:
Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
Photo Detectors:
13 megapixels
Sensor Size:
APS-C (23.6 x 15.8 mm)
Sensor Type:
CMOS
Shutter Priority:
Yes
Speaker?:
Mono
Storage Types:
SD/SDHC card
Subject / Scene Modes:
Yes
Timelapse Recording:
Yes
Touch Screen?:
No
USB:
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Uncompressed Formats:
RAW
Video:
Viewfinder:
Optical (pentamirror)
White Balance Bracketing:
Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Weight (With Battery Installed):
590 g (1.30 lb / 20.81 oz)
White Balance Presets:
12
Metering Mode Details:
Multi
Center-weighted
Spot
ASIN(s):
B00FXYT12G B00267S7TQ
Maximum ISO (Boosted):
6400
Wireless:
Eye-Fi Connected
Body Construction Material:
Color Space:
Headphone Port?:
No
Microphone Port?:
No
MSRP:
AE Bracketing:
+/-2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Sync Speed:
Wireless:
Lens Mount:
Nikon F

Sony a6300

Resolution:
24 megapixels
Screen Size:
3" screen
Sensor Type:
APS-C sensor
Release Date:
2/3/2016
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 & charger
Battery Life:
400
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 49 mm (4.72 x 2.64 x 1.93")
Drive Modes:
Effective Pixels:
24 megapixels
Sealed / Weather-Proof?:
Yes
Exposure Compensation:
+/-5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Modes:
External Flash:
Yes
File Format:
Flash Modes:
Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear Sync., Slow Sync., Red-eye reduction, Hi-speed sync, Wireless
Flash Range:
6.00 m (at ISO 100)
Focal Length Equivalent:
Format:
MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S, H.264
GPS:
None
HDMI:
Yes (micro-HDMI)
ISO:
Auto, 100-25600, expandable to 51200
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:
425
Orientation Sensor?:
Yes
Processor:
BIONZ X
Remote Control?:
Yes (via smartphone)
Screen Dots:
921600
Screen Size:
3"
Screen Type:
TFT LCD
Self Timer?:
Yes
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
Subject / Scene Modes:
Yes
Timelapse Recording:
Yes (downloadable app)
Touch Screen?:
No
USB:
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Uncompressed Formats:
RAW
Video:
Supports X-AVC S up to 100 Mbps, AVCHD to 28Mbps
Viewfinder:
Electronic
White Balance Bracketing:
Yes
Weight (With Battery Installed):
404 g (0.89 lb / 14.25 oz)
White Balance Presets:
10
Metering Mode Details:
Multi
Center-weighted
Spot
ASIN(s):
B078T3M224 B078T1R61B
Maximum ISO (Boosted):
51200
Wireless:
Built-In
Body Construction Material:
Magnesium alloy
Color Space:
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Headphone Port?:
No
Microphone Port?:
Yes
MSRP:
$1000/ยฃ1000/โ€šยฌ1250 (body only), $1150/ยฃ1100/โ€šยฌ1400 (w/16-50mm lens)
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