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Test the limits of your creativity with the premium mirrorless DSLR that's focused on speed. Every artistic shot you take-from fast-action to candid-benefits from 24.3MP detail and the world's fastest auto focus. For capturing crucial moments that go by in a blink, the A6000 can shoot 11 photos in one second. It's compact and easy to use, too. Two quick-access dials let you change settings on the fly. Very intuitive.
Compact and Lightweight Mirrorless DSLR
The a6000 is a super-compact mirrorless camera that's about half the size and weight of a typical DSLR, yet it has the same size APS-C sensor as most DSLRs. The interchangeable lenses and E-mount system make the a6000 more versatile than almost any other camera on the market.
High Resolution 24MP APS-C Sensor
Get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements thanks to the newly developed 24.3 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor. It has higher resolution than most DSLRs and adopts the same gapless on-chip lens structure as the a7R for ultimate image quality and light sensitivity.
Better Images through BIONZ X Processing
The new BIONZ X image processor faithfully reproduces textures and details in real time via extra high-speed processing capabilities delivering true-to-life images - as seen by the naked eye. It enables greater natural detail, and richer tonal gradations.
Capture the perfect moment - the a6000 realizes 11 frames per second continuous shooting with AF (Auto Focus) tracking by making the most of the wide-area 179-point phase-detection AF sensor. Even when dealing with a moving subject the a6000's superb moving-subject tracking performance ensures you get the shot during still or video capture.
Easy and Intuitive Controls
Despite its small size, the a6000 gives you full DSLR control and immediate access to the functions you need to shoot like a pro. Two dials on top and a rear-mounted control wheel allow quick selection of shooting modes and camera settings.
Instantly Connect via NFC and Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to control your camera with your compatible smartphone or tablet and the PlayMemories Camera Apps. Frame your shot on your device's LCD, snap the shutter, and then transfer the images directly to your mobile device for quick editing and uploading. And with NFC (near field communication) technology, connecting has never been easier. Simply tap the camera to an NFC-enabled device, and you're ready to shoot and share without wires or hassles.
Stunning Low Light Photos
With 20% higher sensitivity than the NEX-7 due to the newly developed Exmor CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor, you get stunning detail in in low light from ISO range 100 25000. And for an additional burst of light, the a6000 features a pop-up flash and a standard hot shoe for additional flash accessories.
Full HD Output
Capture Full 1920 x 1080 HD uncompressed clean-screen video files with external recording devices via an HDMI connection in 60p and 60i frame rates. Selectable in-camera AVCHD codec frame rates include super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p, while MP4 codec is also available for smaller files for easier upload to the web.
What You See is What You Get
View every scene in rich detail on the high contrast 1.4M dot Tru-Finder OLED EVF. It delivers 100% frame coverage with an approximately 33° viewing angle for corner-to-corner visibility. Not only that, the viewfinder displays what will appear in your recordings, including the effects of your camera settings so you can fine-tune focus and preview your shots before you take the picture.
PlayMemories Camera Apps
Personalize your camera by adding new features of your choice with PlayMemories Camera Apps. Find apps to fit your shooting style from portraits, detailed close-ups, sports, time lapse, motion shot and much more. Use apps that shoot, share and save photos using Wi-Fi that make it easy to control and view your camera from smartphone, and post photos directly to Facebook or backup images to the cloud without connecting to a computer.
Cover Every Shooting Angle
Snap shots high over crowds or down low to capture a pet's eye view with the tiltable 3.0" (921k dots) Xtra Fine LCD Display that boasts a range of movement of approximately up 90° and down 45°. Easily scroll through menus and preview life thanks to WhiteMagic technology that dramatically increases visibility in bright daylight. The large display delivers brilliant-quality still images and movies while enabling easy focusing operation.
DSLR-like Focusing Speed
Enhanced Fast Hybrid auto focus combines speedy phase-detection AF with highly accurate contrast-detection AF, which has been accelerated through a new Spatial Object Detection algorithm, to achieve among the fastest autofocusing performance of any full-frame camera. First, phase-detection AF with 179 densely placed phase-detection AF points swiftly and efficiently moves the lens to bring the subject nearly into focus. Then contrast-detection AF with wide AF coverage fine-tunes the focusing in the blink of an eye.
Very competent camera at a great price.
I'm a "semi-professional" photographer. I shoot everything from local sports, to portraits. I've always shot with Nikon and therefore have a second smaller format to carry when shooting my own family or traveling. I've found that this camera is powerful enough to replace my Pro DSLR as well as small enough to replace my compact 1 series camera. The shutter speed is great, AF is way better than I expected, menu is easy to navigate, and the customizable buttons make this a super simple to use camera. I was at first a little worried about the lens mount, and lack of lenses, but Sony has just released another slew of lens options to add to their line-up. And my experience so far is that they are of great quality. I've also used some older MF lenses via adapters and am finding them very easy to use, with exceptional image quality. I Highly recommend this camera. I plan to stick with this one for the long run, and it's cheap enough to pick-up a back-up body in the near future.
Great travel camera, light and easy to use. Photos look fabulous! Can not wait to take it on my next adventure. Love that it has a view finder a must for me.
Sony got this camera body right finally. This small camera offers excellent image quality from its APSc sensor. You have a very good electronic viewfinder with configurable information content. Did I say configurable? The weird thing with Sony is that there is no Sony style or tradition. You make this camera function the way you want. You can program the metering and focusing mode menus under dedicated buttons to your liking. With the dial switch and the buttons you can (after some practice) control any situation you like. And still you have the programmable shooting modes that you cane tune up to your liking. There is no water level or built-in neutral filter but all the rest is there. You can shoot 10f/s bursts which sounds really neat when you do it. There are more in-camera filtering modes that you will ever need. The choice of the Sony E-lenses might not be as attractive as the micro 4/3 cameras have. I got the Zeiss 16-70mm f/4 lens which is a good lens and further correcter in Lightroom. It is a big to my taste and too expensive. You have connectivity now, the a6000 has its own browser and it connects to WiFi network for three purposes: -You can control it with your iOS or Android device. In theory, it should connect automatically but it did not do it like its little brother RX100II did out from the box. -You can load apps to give the camera extra functionality such as time lapse. -You can transfer your photos from the camera wherever you wish throug WiFi.It is a question of time when there will be FB, Twitter, Flickr and Whatsapp apps. They say that the video of this camera is fantastic. I am bothered by the placement of the video button. The camera shakes when you push it. I have not seriously tested this camera's video. I was looking forward to using my Canon EF lenses on the Sony. The autofocus is not usable. Manual focus confirmation on the other hand works very well. The L-series Canon lenses really shine on this body. The Metabones adapter is costly. I got it because of the reviews. People are happy with the cheaper alternatives also. The point is, you can give a new life to your old lenses on this Sony using the appropriate adapter. The autofocus is very versatile and fast. You can choose the point or the area, you can use face and smile recognition. The focusing system can follow the selected face moving around in the crowd. I think it is cool to watch the focus points jump around but thus far I have not taken any pictures with this mode. My first impression of this camera was that it is a real High Tech product. The second impression was that it tries to please everybody not succeeding very well with anybody. Now I realized that you can actually get this camera do pretty much what you want it to but you must take your time. The 20mm pancake lens is on the way already. I am also considering the Rokinon 12 mm f/2.0 for landscapes. The Canon 100mm f/2 seems like an excellent manual focus portrait lens. That's the glitch now. The a6000 body is slim and performant but the native lenses are either not very good or then they are too expensive. This is an opinion that might change once I learn this camera better.
I have shot professionally for over 15 years but shoot less and less for $ since no one pays for pro services anymore. So, I wanted a small camera that was affordable with affordable glass. I ended up purchasing this around the holidays for a great price and also purchased the Sigma 19mm art lens. What a great combo. The camera is not perfect but it does take great shots and for the money the best value out there.
I bought the a6000 (a.k.a ILCE-6000) to downsize from my Canon D500 with 15-85 IS lens, which tipped the scales at 44 oz. The Alpha a6000 with 16-70 mm Sony/Zeiss lens weighs about 25 oz. The features that made me choose this mirrorless camera over other brands and models were the number of megapixels (24), the APS-C sensor, and the shooting speed (11 fps). It seems to be well built and the controls seem natural to me. The software in the camera provides a very large number of automated shooting options, and for a full explanation you should download the Help Guide from the Sony web site. Unlike the supplied instruction Manual (44 pages) the help guide (not supplied in the box) is 209 pages long. If you were planning on treating the camera as a small DSLR, these bells and whistles may be less relevant to you. I tried out some of the shooting modes, some of which (e.g., Toy Camera) seem gimmicky. Others like sweep panorama are more useful, but I don't think that the results are as sharp as if you were to stitch together photos using Photoshop. Speaking of Photoshop and Lightroom, if you haven't upgraded lately you may find that your old versions are unable to open the Sony RAW images or to supply needed lens corrections. One objection I have is placement of the SD card slot. It is adjacent to the battery slot, and so close to the camera chassis that I have trouble getting my fingers around it to remove it after push-releasing. Another objection is that the software does not allow some features when RAW+JPEG are chosen for image quality. Writing a RAW image with or without JPEG does not allow, for example, the HDR feature. Strangely, with aperture priority or shutter priority it is impossible to completely disable the flash: "This operation or setting is not available as follows..." appears on the screen. This is a good camera, but I'm still not convinced that it will make me abandon my DSLR when weight and size are not an issue. I compared images from the a6000 with the Sony/Zeiss lens set at 50 mm and various apertures focused on a point 40 ft. away with images of the same scene shot with my Canon D500 (15 Mp) and either the cheap Canon 50 mm EF-S lens or the more expensive 15-85 EF-S IS lens at 50 mm (all shots done using a tripod). I thought that the sharpness with the a6000 at f/8 was qualitatively similar to those with both Canon lenses.
Got a problem? this camera has the answer. Fast focus and fast shutter and just plain fast. Did I forget Quiet?
I've only had this camera for a few weeks and can only compare to the Nex 5R. I've taken it on a hike and shot in daytime and at night. The tabbed menu system works really well. It's organized and lets you easily access all the system settings. I also like the 3 custom function buttons and their placement on the camera. The construction of the camera is pretty solid. There's a bit of heft to it once you put the lens on which is good and bad. It is definitely bigger and heavier than the 5R. I like the 5R because I can fit it in the pouch of a Camelbak with a 30mm lens attached. The A6000 with the same lens won't fit. The EV viewfinder is a little laggy and the resolution is poorer compared to the FDA-EV1S. The colors popped in the FDA-EV1S but the colors in the viewfinder on the A6000 look a little muted. The pictures themselves look great once transferred to a computer. The AF is definitely faster. I do have an issue with the battery draining quickly because the camera won't go into sleep mode when not taking photos. It looks like its continuously try to focus. Easiest solution is to just turn it off when not taking photos. It also has a problem of figuring out where to focus. A touchscreen would have helped.
I bought this to replace my NEX-7. While it focuses much better than the NEX, I'm not convinced this is that camera's replacement. I'm still on the fence about the a6000 as the controls a a bit confusing while shooting and the IQ is good, not exceptional. The lag time from sleep to shoot is almost a deal breaker for me. About 2 seconds. The shot can be gone by then.