Alpha a6000by Sony

  • Alpha a6000
  • Alpha a6000
  • Alpha a6000
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
A definite buy! This is among the best in its class.
89%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The Alpha a6000's 24 megapixel CMOS sensor is one of the best in its class.
  • The continuous shooting mode of 11 frames per second is fast and is complemented by a high-quality continuous autofocusing system.
  • The camera switches automatically from still focus to continuous focus so you needn't fret about blurred shots if a subject moves on you.

CONS

  • The flash exposure can be inaccurate causing improper exposure of images.
  • Images captured in low lighting conditions are not as sharp as those of competitors.
  • There is no external charger to make it easier to swap batteries.
The Sony Alpha a6000 is mirrorless, interchangeable lens compact camera aimed at photo enthusiasts. It has a 24.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, and shots can be framed in either a 3-inch, 921,600-dot tilting LCD display or a 1.44 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder. At top speed, the unit's continuous shooting mode is fast at 11 fps, and those shots are kept sharp by a hybrid focusing system that combines a 25 area contrast-based system with 179 embedded phase detect AF points. The unit supports 1080p video, as well as built-in WiFi and NFC. The basic a6000 package includes a 16-50 mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens, and the body only is available.
NameAlpha a6000OM-D E-M10 Mark IIAlpha a5100Nikon 1 J5EOS M3
ManufacturerSonyOlympusSonyNikonCanon
Techwalla Score
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List Price$650$650$550$500$680
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The Sony A6000 produced images of outstanding quality during the review period.

The Sony A6000 produced images of outstanding quality during the review period.

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92%

Advanced shooters will find dedicated controls, speedy performance and excellent image quality, while ILC newbies will benefit from accurate…

Advanced shooters will find dedicated controls, speedy performance and excellent image quality, while ILC newbies will benefit from accurate full-auto options and a straightforward interface, also making it a solid fit for beginners with the cash to spare.

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90%

As is starting to become pretty much standard, the A6000 comes complete with inbuilt Wi-Fi and NFC technology. Like other recent Sony camera…

As is starting to become pretty much standard, the A6000 comes complete with inbuilt Wi-Fi and NFC technology. Like other recent Sony cameras, it is also customisable with apps which can be downloaded to increase functionality – for instance, a time-lapse app is available.

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...if you want stabilization, you'll need to look for E-mount lenses that bear the OSS (Optical Steady Shot) designation.

...if you want stabilization, you'll need to look for E-mount lenses that bear the OSS (Optical Steady Shot) designation.

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Slightly disappointingly, there’s no headphone jack to monitor audio although the multi interface hotshoe at least allows you to connect an …

Slightly disappointingly, there’s no headphone jack to monitor audio although the multi interface hotshoe at least allows you to connect an external microphone.

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88%

Autofocus performance is hard to quantify, but it is without a doubt the highlight of the A6000.

Autofocus performance is hard to quantify, but it is without a doubt the highlight of the A6000.

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80%

... images generally look excellent, though in low light they don't remain as sharp as photos from some competitors.

... images generally look excellent, though in low light they don't remain as sharp as photos from some competitors.

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...we've not before seen a camera at this price able [to] shoot so fast and track focus so well, nor one that offers such complete control o…

...we've not before seen a camera at this price able [to] shoot so fast and track focus so well, nor one that offers such complete control over its movie shooting.

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In the case of the A6000 it's definitely quick, but in our day to day use we wouldn't describe it as the fastest out there

In the case of the A6000 it's definitely quick, but in our day to day use we wouldn't describe it as the fastest out there

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Our favorite thing about the a6000 is that its lens is powered, a rare find among ILC cameras—and a convenience that supports using the came…

Our favorite thing about the a6000 is that its lens is powered, a rare find among ILC cameras—and a convenience that supports using the camera with one hand, just as if it were a point-and-shoot camera.

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While the Sony A6000 may not ooze retro cool like the Olympus OM-D E-M10, it ticks all the important boxes that any mirrorless camera should…

While the Sony A6000 may not ooze retro cool like the Olympus OM-D E-M10, it ticks all the important boxes that any mirrorless camera should; it's lightweight, it doesn't take up much space, it has plenty of control for even demanding enthusiasts, and it can make use of some nice compact lenses.

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