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What is the difference between sony Alpha 5000 and sony alpha 6000?

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1. What is the difference between 5000 and 6000. 5000 is more expensive (66% - 90%) Does the difference really crucial?

2. What other videocamera you may advise at these price range?

Requirements:
1. Good video quality for shooting videolessons
2. Durability of the battery. Ability to make 2 hours video movie.
3. Good optics.
4. Good ergonimic/lightweight.
5. Convenient syncronisation with PC.
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One question at a time please.
RE: 2. This is a very open question and thus subject to multiple opinions, so please open another post for further comments.

RE: 1.
I am a fan of the Sony Alpha as my older and better quality Minolta Alpha lenses fit the Sony Alpha.
This is because Sony kept the Alpha mounting when they took over Minolta cameras.

The A6000 is a far better camera, but you must decide whether or not the extra cost warrants the use you intend it for.
This is something that only you can decide.

Advantages of the Sony A5000
 
Size Smaller 109x62x35 mm vs 120x67x45 mm
More than 30% smaller
Thickness Thinner 1.4" vs 1.8"
More than 20% thinner
Weight Lighter 210 g vs 285 g
Around 30% lighter
Lower Price @ about 40% less

 


Advantages of the Sony A6000
 
Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 921k dots vs 460k dots
More than 2x higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Focus points Many more focus points 179 vs 25
Set focus accurately within the frame
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 1,347 ISO vs 1,089 ISO
The A6000 has a slight edge (0.3 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
True resolution Higher true resolution 24 MP vs 19.8 MP
Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 11 fps vs 3.5 fps
More than 3x faster continuous shooting
Sensor cleaning Has a self cleaning sensor Yes vs No
Removes dust from the sensor automatically, avoiding spots in photos
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality 82.0 vs 79.0
Almost the same
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 16,000 ISO
The A6000's maximum light sensitivity is 0.7 f-stops better

This information has been edited into my own words where needed from a copy from http://snapsort.com/compare/Sony-Alpha-A5000-vs-Sony-Alpha-A6000
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See the video comparison guide of the A5000 vs A6000 titled "Sony Alpha a5000 Vs a6000 Low Light, Menus & Controls" by Eds drafts on you tube.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FazdtuzD9bs
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My previous posts include great detail about A5000 vs A6000
If you just want a brief comparison then see:
cameracomparisonreview.com
sony-alpha-a6000-vs-sony-alpha-a5000

Link:
http://www.cameracomparisonreview.com/2014/03/13/sony-alpha-a6000-vs-sony-alpha-a5000/
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The choice of cameracomparisonreview.com "sony-alpha-a6000-vs-sony-alpha-a5000"
and my recommendation is the a6000
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Thanks.
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Michael,
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