Sony A6000 and Fujifilm X-T10 are mirrorless cameras that were announced by their respective manufacturers on February 2014 and May 2015. These cameras have intermediate specs. Not too high, but capable enough for handling lots of photography needs.

Both cameras have their respective characteristics. When talking about Fujifilm mirrorless cameras, you are talking about cameras with retro design. The vast majority of Fujifilm mirrorless cameras come with a retro design. Sony mirrorless cameras, on the other hand, come with a design that tend to similar to pocket cameras, except the full frame models. A6000 is one of the mirrorless cameras from Sony that has a pocket camera style while X-T10 is one of the Fujifilm mirrorless cameras that has a retro design.

Both cameras are equipped with an electronic viewfinder although the location of the viewfinder of Sony A6000 is a bit weird. Instead of on the center area like other cameras, the viewfinder of Sony A6000 lies on the right side of the body.

Back to question. Which is the better between these mirrorless cameras? Before answering this question, let’s take a look at the table below to compare the specs of Sony A6000 and Fujifilm X-T10.

Specs comparison: Sony A6000 vs Fujifilm X-T10

 Sony A6000Fujifilm X-T10
AnnouncedFebruary 2014May 2015
Sensor24.24 MP APS-C CMOS15.98 MP APS-C CMOS
DxOMark82-
Color filter arrayRGBNew 6x6 RGB
Resolution6024 x 4024 4896 x 3264
ISO100 - 25600100 - 51200
Fastest - Slowest speed (s)1/4000 - 30.01/32000 - 30.0
Frame rate (fps)11.08.0
Mount typeSony EFujifilm X
Weight344 g381 g
Battery typeNP-FW50 (7.2V), 1080mAhLi-ion, NP-W126, 7.4V, 1260mAh
Number of autofocus points17977
StorageSD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I)
Image formatJPEG, RAW (ARW)JPEG, RAW (RAF)
Other featuresLive view, electronic viewfinder, articulated screen, exposure bracketing, WB bracketing, USB, Wi-Fi, sound recording, external micro, histogramLive view, dust cleaning, electronic viewfinder, articulated screen, exposure bracketing, WB bracketing, USB, Wi-Fi, sound recording, external micro, histogram, live autofocus
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You see from the table above that one of the significant differences between Sony A6000 and Fujifilm X-T10 is the sensor resolution. In digital camera, what matter about sensor is actually not the resolution. Resolution only affects the image resolution instead of quality. What matter about digital camera sensor is the size and the sensor size Sony A6000 and Fujifilm X-T10 is not much different. We will cover more details about the sensor aspect later on the next section. For now, let’s analyze other specs. Starting from ISO.

ISO is the most common aspect noticed by many people who want to buy a new camera, especially those who to photography. For a camera with a small sensor like Sony A6000 and Fujifilm X-T10, high ISO is important enough. Fujifilm X-T10 offers higher ISO range than Sony A6000. The ISO range offered by Fujifilm X-T10 is 100 – 51200 while Sony A6000 offers 100 – 25600 of ISO range. On the shutter speed range section, Fujifilm X-T10 also offers more options than its competitor from Sony. While Fujifilm X-T10 offers the shutter speed range of 1/32000 – 30.0, Sony A6000 offers only 1/4000 – 30.0. Camera with a longer shutter speed range is a better suited if you often use your camera to take the pictures of moving objects. Different story goes if you often use your camera on the long exposure mode.

For a photoshoot on a long exposure mode, higher ISO range might will be helpful since you have more options to find the best combination for a proper exposure triangle. On this case, Fujifilm X-T10 is better than Sony A6000.

One of the advantages of Sony A6000 is that is has a faster autofocus (also has more autofocus points). It once advertised by Sony as the mirrorless camera with the world’s fastest autofocus with lag of 0.06 second and 11 fps continuous shooting with tracking AF. Sony A6000 itself offers the autofocus points of 179 while Fujifilm X-T10 offers only 77 of autofocus points.

Sony A6000

 

Fujifilm X-T10

 

 

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There is no significant difference on the screen section between Sony A6000 and Fujifilm X-T10. These two cameras offer an articulated screen, but doesn’t support touch operation. The screen of these cameras also have the same size, 3-inch. The screen of Sony A6000 has the resolution of 921600 while the the screen of Fujifilm X-T10 has the resolution of 920000. As we said, there is no significant difference on display between Sony A6000 and Fujifilm X-T10.

Although doesn’t offer touch operation, the articulated screen of Sony A6000 and Fujifilm X-T10 at least will be useful to take the pictures of an object from an extremely low angle without requiring you to get on your knee. You can combine the articulated screen with the live autofocus feature to take the pictures from an extremely low angle.

One of the biggest problem of mirrorless cameras, including Sony A6000 and Fujifilm X-T10, is the battery life. Compared to DSLR cameras, mirrorless cameras have a shorter battery life due to many electronic components need to be fired up. The battery of Sony A6000 and Fujifilm X-T10 is only capable of firing up the camera to take about 350 photos per charging. Both Sony A6000 and Fujifilm X-T10 have a Wi-Fi feature for wireless photo transfer.

The maximum video resolution can be recorded by Sony A6000 and Fujifilm X-T10 is 1920 x 1080 with the frame rates of 60 fps. No special features offered by either Sony A600 or Fujifilm X-T10 regarding the video recording.

Sensor comparison: Sony A6000 vs Fujifilm X-T10

As we have mentioned above, there is a significant enough different in terms of sensor resolution between Sony A6000 and Fujifilm X-T10. The sensor of Sony A6000 has the resolution of 24 MP while the sensor of Fujifilm X-T10 has the resolution of 15 MP. Again, sensor resolution doesn’t affect the quality of the image. It only determines the maximum generated image resolution. Since the sensor of A6000 has a higher resolution, it is capable of generating image with higher image resolution. The maximum image resolution generated by Sony A6000 is 6024 x 4024 while Fujifilm is only 4896 x 3264.

What about the sensor size?

Take a look at the image below to see the comparison between the sensor size of Sony A6000 and Fujifilm X-T10.

Body comparison: Sony A6000 vs Fujifilm X-T10

If you have been a while on photography, you must know the tendency of Fujifilm when developing a mirrorless camera. Nearly all of the mirrorless camera models developed by this manufacturer have a retro design with the style of DSLR. Fujifilm X-T10 is not the exception. The matter of body size, Fujifilm is larger than A6000. It also has a heavier weight than Sony A6000.

Photo results comparison: Sony A6000 vs Fujifilm X-T10

Finally, we have come to this section. Taking a look at the photos taken using a camera model you want to buy is one of the ways to get you be more convinced before making a purchase. If you have no idea where to go to see the examples of the photos taken using Sony A6000 and Fujifilm X-T10, don’t worry. We have selected the examples below in which were taken from Pixabay.

  • Sony A6000
  • Fujifilm X-T10

Conclusion

Both Sony A6000 and Fujifilm X-T10 are mirrorless cameras with intermediate specs. For professional photographers, these two cameras can be a good complement to the gear they already have. They can also be a great gear for those who want to enter to the photography world. Be it Sony A6000 or Fujifilm X-T10 is a good camera for fulfilling daily photography needs like social media post. They can also be a nice tool for a professional use. Just tailor the lens according to your photography purpose.

Just keep in mind that be it Sony A6000 or Fujifilm X-T10 is not the newest version. Currently, there have been the updated versions of these two cameras. Sony A6000 has been replaced by Sony A6300 while Fujifilm X-T10 has been replaced by Fujifilm X-T20.

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