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Image Stabilization A5100 vs A6000

Hello all, I noticed on several review sites that the A6000 has Image Stabilization and the A5100 does not?!? Is this accurate? If so, that would make the choice of the A6000 over the A5100 an obvious choice for the $50-100 premium.

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Sony A5100 - A6000

Both cameras have Image Stabilization .
What the A5100 does Not have is a digital viewfinder nor a hot-shoe.
The A5100 is a A6000 guts stuffed into the A5000 camera housing.
Which makes it smaller and lighter.

If you are into "selfies" you want the A5100.

Here is a comparison chart:

http://www.cnet.com/products/sony-alpha-a5100/

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A6000 advanced features and faster

Neither the a5100 or the a6000 has Image Stabilization in body. However many lenses for both cameras have IS built into them. The a6000 has a viewfinder while the a5100 does not - but if you are ok with holding your camera away and using the LCD on the back (even in bright light) this should not be an issue. a5100 has a touch screen the a6000 does not not. You can use external flash with the a6000 and it is faster than the a5100, but also slightly heavier and with more controls. I would say the a6000 is targeted at the more advanced photographer - but both are fantastic cameras.

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