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Sony Alpha a6100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Sony Alpha a6100. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and portability. The performance and price also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the shutter. Opinions about the reliability and design are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha a6100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Jon Devo (

Sony A6100 Review | Trusted Reviews


Sony A6100 review: Has Sony just made the perfect mid-range camera for beginners and improvers? Quite possibly...

Class-leading autofocus system;Packed with features;Good battery performance

No picture profiles for video;No video stabilisation

Nov, 2020

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Sony A6100 review: Incredible autofocus performance for a budget camera


APS-C cameras are still important to Sony, and the A6100 is a big upgrade over the A6000. You now get a much improved autofocus system with intelligent face- and eye-tracking, along with 4K 30 fps video. Sony has also improved the color science and...

Best-in-class autofocus ; Sharp downsampled 4K video ; Accurate colors ; Good low light performance ; Flip-up display

Poor menu system ; Bad rolling shutter ; Low-resolution EVF

For its APS-C camera series, Sony has stuck with the "don't fix what ain't broke" mantra. I didn't think that was enough for the more expensive A6400 and A6600 cameras, given stiff competition from Fujifilm's X-T30 and X-T3, or Canon's M6 Mark II.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : David Elrich (

Sony A6100 review: A great camera under $1,000


The Sony A6100 is one of the best deals in cameras. Using the same sensor and Real-Time autofocus system as the $1,400 A6600, it's an absolute steal at just $750. While it's not the prettiest or most intuitive camera on the market, it makes up for it...

Excellent value ; Great in-camera JPEG quality ; Industry-leading autofocus ; Good 4K video ; Built-in EVF

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : dpreview staff (

Best cameras under $1000 in 2021


What's the best camera for less than $1000? The best cameras for under $1000 should have good ergonomics and controls, great image quality and be capture high-quality video. In this buying guide we've rounded up all the current interchangeable lens...

May, 2021

Expert review by : dpreview staff (

The best cameras for family and friends photos in 2021


Family moments are precious and sometimes you want to capture that time spent with friends or loved-ones in better quality than your phone can manage. We've selected a group of cameras that are easy to keep with you, and that can adapt to take photos...

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Sony a6100 Review


Light and compact. ; Built-in EVF. ; Tilting touch LCD. ; Superlative autofocus. ; Loads of lens choices. ; Up to 11fps Raw capture. ; 4K video.

Not as well-built as the a6400. ; Low-resolution EVF. ; 4K video can show some wobble. ; Underwhelming battery life. ; Charging port isn't USB-C.

The Sony a6100 is a compact, speedy camera with strong image quality and excellent autofocus. Family photographers will love it, but enthusiasts may want to consider the a6400 instead.

Feb, 2020

Expert review by : Tim Coleman (

Sony A6100 review


The Sony A6100 is the successor to the one of the most popular mirrorless cameras ever. Is it up to the job?

Superb tracking autofocus Solid battery life Most controls are easy to use Sony’s app works well Lots of features in a compact body

No IBIS for video Limited touchscreen functions Relatively low-spec LCD and EVF

If you're looking for a small, beginner-friendly camera for both stills and video, then the A6100 is one of the best around. Its main strengths are its image quality, battery life and class-leading autofocus. The fact that it inherits many features...

Feb, 2020

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Sony a6100 review


A marvellous mirrorless all-rounder

Affordable ; Good all-round performance ; Excellent autofocus

No in-body stabilisation ; No log profiles for colour grading

Fine features make this an ideal first step into “serious” photography

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Sony A6100 Review


The Sony A6100 is a new entry-level mirrorless camera that features the fastest auto-focusing system in the world. With a 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor, 4K movie recording, a tilting OLED screen, electronic viewfinder and built-in flash, the Sony A6100...

Feb, 2020

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Sony A6100 Review


Announced alongside the flagship A6600, Sony also unveiled an entry- to intermediate-level APS-C mirrorless camera that sports a similar list of specs, features and performance upgrades along with a competitive, budget-friendly price.


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