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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Sony A6100 Mirrorless Camera Review with Sample Photos


Sony A6100 Mirrorless Camera Review with Sample Photos

Hello Guys! Ceddy here and welcome back to the blog! And for today's content, I am going to share with you my camera test review of the Sony A6100 mirrorless camera. 

Sony Alpha 6100 Mirrorless Camera

Level Entry Mirrorless Camera by Sony

This a level entry mirrorless camera from Sony. Its brother Sony A600 was debuted 5 years ago, and Sony needs to refresh its Mirrorless Camera lineup and they created its big brother - The Sony A6100, also followed by Sony A6600 - having more advanced features and a stiff price hehe. 

Well, I've been longing to have my own professional camera, filming and taking photos but producing excellent results is my aim. So I decided to buy the Sony A6100. I bought the camera for the price of $800. For aspiring content creators, It's optional to buy these types of cameras. Trust me, I'm using my iPhone and my DJI Osmo Mobile 2 for vlogging and taking high-quality images. As for me, I want to take it to the next level and decided to upgrade my tools. It's not necessary to buy such expensive cameras, as long as you have great, informative content then you are good to go. 

Hefty Price, But Worthy Investment

Yep, $800, a bit pricey for a camera, other content creators preferred to use an affordable Canon or Go Pro. But I decided to choose Sony as they have an excellent product reputation especially in creating Mirrorless Camera. 

Mirrorless Camera or DSLR?

Mirrorless Camera (Sony A6100)

Sony A6100 can be categorized under the APS-C (Advanced Photo System Camera) Mirrorless E-Mount Camera. So basically, the lenses are interchangeable. You can use other non-sony branded lenses, If you have an existing canon lense, for example, you can use it on this camera. It's very light but the downside is the limited usage of lenses and accessories. 

The only thing that I don't like about this camera is the weight, it weighs .87 pounds without the lens and the longer I hold the camera while filming, my arms are getting number after,  on the other hand, I find it very handy to hold.

Sony A6100 Mirrorless Camera 

DSLR Camera (Canon EOS 4000)

On the one hand, DSLR is bulkier, the advantage of using multiple lenses, and the ability to use the optical viewfinder in low light conditions. Since it's bulkier, It's difficult to use it with one hand. 

Build Quality

The build quality of the camera is (of course,  the Sony way) It feels good in the hand, and the handgrip is so comfortable, just a solid grip.

4K Video and Image Quality / Memory Card

For the video footage, In order to utilize the 4K feature of this camera, You need to purchase a separate UHS SD CARD. I have 2 SD HC Ultra Memory Card, one is 32 GB and the other one is 128 GB. You have to cash out a little for the UHS Memory card, and they're a bit pricey compared to regular SD HC. It's just funny because I can film a 4K video in my iPhone 11 without any additional memory cards.

The image quality that this camera produced is excellent. It surpasses my expectations, but for the video quality, it's great but not excellent. I find the video unstable especially if I'm doing a vlog inside the car for example. For pre-editing, it takes hours to render and stabilized that shaky footage. 

There's a lot of mirrorless camera stabilizer these days. But that's another story. Speaking of Stabilizer, I am also using a DJI Osmo Mobile 2 for my on-the-go vlog. You can check my review by clicking here.

Anyways, here are some of the images made possible by Sony a6100 Mirrorless camera. 

Do note: These images are in the raw file and it was edited using Adobe Lightroom.


These sample images were taken at Hudayriyat Beach in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

If you're not in the mood to read this content, then you can watch my quick unboxing review here.

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