DPReview Published Sony a6100 Review (82% Overall Score)

DPReview has completed their full in-depth review for the Sony a6100 mirrorless camera, and the new Sony a6100 achieved an impressive 82% overall score and Silver Award from the experts at DPReview.

Sony a6100 Key Features:

  • 24.2MP APS-C type, Exmor CMOS sensor
  • BIONZ X image processor
  • Up to 11fps with AE/AF tracking, 8fps real-time preview
  • 4K movie recording in high-bit-rate XAVC S format
  • Tilting 7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT LCD screen
  • 1.0 cm (0.39 type) electronic viewfinder
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, memory card slot
  • Real-time tracking, real-time auto AF tracking
  • Native ISO sensitivity up to ISO 32000
  • Monitor tilts upward by 180 degrees and downward by 74 degrees

What we like

  • Excellent image quality in both JPEG and Raw
  • Class-leading AF tracking is especially good for photographing people
  • Good video quality
  • Strong feature set (including EVF) for the price
  • Extensive customization options
  • NFC makes image transfer simple
  • Good battery life for its class
  • USB charging is convenient

What we don’t

  • Large menu can be difficult to navigate
  • Both command dials need to be controlled with the thumb
  • No in-body stabilization makes it harder to shoot steady video
  • No in-camera Raw conversion to edit images
  • Bluetooth can’t be used to speed-up Wi-Fi connection
  • Significant ‘jello’ effect in 4K/24p mode or significant crop in 30p mode
  • Touchscreen behavior needs to be switched between stills and video modes
  • No adjustment of Auto ISO thresholds
  • No external charger provided

Conclusion from DPReview:

The a6100 is an entry-level mirrorless camera built around one of the best autofocus systems we’ve encountered (as of late 2019). With a couple of settings changes it can be one of the most powerful point-and-shoot cameras available, capable of taking good photos in a wide range of situations.

Sony a6100 body: $748 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony a6100 with 16-50mm Lens: $848 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Sony a6100 with 16-50mm and 55-210mm Lenses: $1,098 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Read more: Best Lenses for Sony a6100 and Best Memory Cards for Sony a6100.