Sony Alpha a6000 Brief Review

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Specifications

  • 24.7 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Continuous shooting up to 11 fps
  • Maximum shutter speed 1/4000
  • 179 point phase detection autofocus or 25 point contrast AF
  • Manual modes
  • RAW and JPEG
  • 1080p HD video
  • 13 picture effects
  • NFC and Wi-fi
  • Accessory shoe
  • OLED Viewfinder
  • 3” LCD
  • Manual Focus Peaking
  • Lithium-ion battery rated at up to 360 shots
  • Weighs 10.1 ounces
  • Release Date: 2014-04-20
  • Final Grade: 93 A

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Sony Alpha a6000
The Sony a6000 offers some serious autofocus action.
By Hillary Grigonis, Last updated on: 5/18/2014

Mirrorless cameras have been known for lagging behind DSLRs in autofocus speed; Sony is attempting to bridge the gap with a 179 point phase detection autofocus (there's also a 25 point contrast autofocus option). We haven't seen it in action yet, but it's certainly an intriguing model. For under $700 for body-only and about $800 with a kit lens, the a6000 offers an APS-C sensor, the same size used in consumer DSLRs. The 11 fps burst shooting speed is impossible to find in a DSLR at this price point, yet the a6000 includes the beloved viewfinder and a slot for adding flashes and other accessories. The Sony a6000 certainly looks to be a competitor in the mirrorless arena this year.

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