Sony A6100 – 17 Things You Should Know (FAQ)

Sony A6100 is a great entry-level mirrorless camera. It’s very compact, has a 24MP APS-C sensor, shoots 4K video and slow-motion video in 1080p and has many other useful features. It’s a great choice for beginners as well as enthusiasts who may not need additional features you can find on the A6400 or A6600, for example. If you want to learn more about this camera, here’s a list of some of the most frequently asked questions about the A6100 along with our answers.

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When was Sony A6100 released?

The A6100 was announced on August 28, 2019, and was released in October of the same year.

Does Sony A6100 have image stabilization?

No, the A6100 doesn’t have in-body image stabilization, also known as IBIS. The only cameras in Sony’s APS-C lineup that have IBIS are the older Sony A6500 and the newly released A6600.

Is Sony A6100 weather-sealed?

No, unfortunately, the A6100 doesn’t have weather sealing but this is common among the cameras in its price range.

Is Sony A6100 a full-frame camera?

No, this is not a full-frame camera. Sony A6100 has an APS-C sized sensor. We’ll explain more about its crop factor in the next segment.

What is Sony A6100’s crop factor?

The crop factor is 1.5x when compared to a full-frame camera. This means that if you use a 50mm lens on this camera, you’ll essentially get an identical field of view you’d get from a 75mm lens on a camera with a full-frame sensor.

Does Sony A6100 have a touchscreen?

Yes, it does have a touchscreen. You can tap on part of the screen and the camera will focus there, which makes it very simple to use even for beginners. This is the main use case of the touch screen, as touch functions aren’t available in the menu system.

Is Sony A6100 a DSLR?

No, the A6100 is a mirrorless camera. Compared to DSLRs, mirrorless cameras don’t have a mirror in front of the sensor and are generally more compact because of this. Mirrorless cameras also have other improvements besides size and weight, like an electronic viewfinder instead of an optical one, which allows you to preview exposure, depth of field and much additional information like what’s in focus.

How long does the battery last on A6100?

The battery is rated at 420 still shots or 125 minutes of video.

What SD card to buy for Sony A6100?

One of our top choices for this camera would be the SanDisk Extreme PRO 128GB UHS-I U3 V30. However, you can check out our article on the best SD cards for Sony A6100 if you need additional information.

Is the A6100 good for video?

Yes, Sony A6100 is a pretty good choice for video shooters – especially beginners and even some enthusiasts. The camera can shoot 4K videos at up to 30 fps and 1080p at up to 120 fps. More advanced users should probably look at the A6400 or A6600 because of additional features like S-Log and HLG (HDR).

Does Sony A6100 have a mic input?

Yes, this camera has a mic input. Using an external microphone is very important if you’re serious about recording quality videos. Check out our article on the best mic for Sony A6100 for more info.

Does Sony A6100 have a headphone jack?

There is no headphone jack on the A6100. If you want a Sony APS-C camera with this feature, you should buy the A6600.

What lenses to buy for Sony A6100?

This is not an easy question to answer. There are many lenses for the E-Mount ecosystem, but if we had to pick one it would be the newly released Sony 16-55mm f/2.8, which is quite expensive but also very covers an extremely useful range. If you want more information on lenses for this camera, check out our article on the best lenses for Sony A6100.

Which gimbal for Sony A6100?

Like we mentioned earlier, the A6100 doesn’t have in-body image stabilization and if you want smooth video footage from your new camera, you may be interested in getting a gimbal. Our two favorite choices for this lightweight camera would be the DJI Ronin-SC and Zhiyun Weebil S.

Sony A6100 vs A6000?

According to Sony, the newly released A6100 has more than 40 improvements when compared to its predecessor. Some of the most important ones include a much better autofocus system, better sensor, the addition of 4K video recording and slow-motion in Full HD, touch screen. Even if you already have an A6000, all these upgrades make buying the A6100 worth it.

Sony A6100 vs A6400?

These two cameras have quite a few things in common including the 24MP sensor, autofocus performance, and 4K video recording. So, what are some of the main differences? For starters, the A6100 lacks a magnesium alloy body found on the A6400, which means it doesn’t have weather sealing. The EVF is also better on the A6400 (1,440,000 vs 2,359,296 dots). Moreover, the A6100 doesn’t have support for S-Log and HLG (HDR) picture profiles when recording videos.

Sony A6100 vs A6600?

Pretty much everything we mentioned that this camera lacks compared to the A6400 is true when it comes to the A6600. However, there are a few other things that make the A6600 an even better (but also pricier) camera. These features include in-body image stabilization, larger battery with much bigger battery life, and the inclusion of headphone jack, which is important for serious video shooters.

We hope that this guide helped you learn more about the A6100 and its features and that you found the answer to your question.