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Sony Alpha A6000 Digital Camera

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MILC 24.3MP 3x Feb 2014
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Twenty-Three Industry Awards

This camera has received twenty-three awards from experts in digital cameras.

The reviewers at Trusted Reviews, Camera Labs, M3.idg.se, Pocket Lint, Focus-numerique.fr, Hi-tech.mail.ru/, Gagadget.com and Ua.gecid.com all wrote that concluded that they would endorse this Sony digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This MILC digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com, Cnetfrance.fr, 3dnews.ru and Reviewed.com all of whom decided that this camera was excellent.

Two other expert review sites both wrote that this digital camera was fantastic and gave it one of their highest awards. What Digital Camera and DP Review both gave this Sony camera a "Gold" award.

Two other expert review sites thought that this MILC digital camera was good. This Sony camera received an Ephotozine "Highly Recommended" award and it received a "Best Buy" award from Expert Reviews.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on fourty-nine expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review and CNET.com this camera has an overall expert rating of 87 out of 100. That puts this Sony camera in the top 8% of all the cameras of this spec and age.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 823 owner reviews this digital camera has a fantastic average owner rating.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of Sony Alpha A6000 owners who bought it considered that it was able to produce good images. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “From my first impressions it's a lovely camera that takes great pictures even in the automatic modes”. Clashcity Rocker said on Amazon three years ago “I am still constantly amazed by the quality of pictures and ease of use this camera delivers”. Also three years ago Dave Ashman mentioned “It feels like a real camera.2) The photo quality is far superior to my RX100 or Fujifilm X-M1 in terms of sharpness” in his review of this digital camera and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Seventeen Sony Alpha A6000 reviewers said in their reviews that the product had a good picture resolution. Two years ago Amazon Customer wrote “My decision to upgrade to the A6000 from an NEX6 was instigated by the attraction of an increased count of 24.3 mega pixels and the promises of faster”. Three years ago Dabbler gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said “I was also interested in the upgraded resolution this camera gives.I bought a kit with the 16 to 50 Zoom”. Dabbler also wrote “Resolution wise the extra eight megapixels makes a difference especially when cropping in”.

A number of customers said in their reviews that the product had a good image sensor. Clashcity Rocker gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “As with most EVF cameras, there is a sensor to switch between LCD” in their Sony Alpha A6000 review. Dabbler wrote “Not amazing, better than you might expect for 24 megapixel sensor, they have improved the technology since the NEX 7”. G Hooper wrote on Amazon “The Sony APS-C sensor provides great results with nice rich JPEG colours”.

A few Sony Alpha A6000 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was good in low light. Clashcity Rocker scored the product 5 stars and said in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000 on Amazon “EVF are also beneficial in low light shooting”. Gareth Steel wrote on Amazon three years ago “This is the camera I have been waiting for! OK from a low light perspective it isnt going to be as good a say the A99.” and rated it 80 out of 100. M. Cashmore mentioned on Amazon “It has very competent low light performance”.

A number of customers said in their reviews that this digital camera had a good ISO range. Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000 “Amazing high ISO image quality” and rated it 4 stars. Amateurphotographer.co.uk also mentioned “Good high ISO performance”.

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Good Quality Lens

A number of customers agreed that the Sony Alpha A6000 had a good autofocus. A. M. Vaughan gave it a score of 5 stars and said “Sharp images, quick accurate focus, lightweight.I bought this to replace a Nikon D90 DSLR” in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000. Amazon Customer wrote in their Sony Alpha A6000 review on Amazon “The promises of faster and more accurate focusing”. Amazon Customer also said “Extensive autofocus options which give a lot of flexibility”.

Several Sony Alpha A6000 reviewers who purchased it thought it had a good lens. D.from.london said “One of my favorite e-mount lens is the Sigma Art F2.8 60mm” in their review. Dabbler wrote on Amazon three years ago “I need to be replaced it with the 18 to 55 as I believe that this lens gives sharper images than the kit lens” in their review and gave the Sony Alpha A6000 a rating of 4 stars. Dave Ashman said in the same month “The only downside is the lens selection” in his review of the Sony Alpha A6000 and scored the Sony Alpha A6000 5 stars.

Two people wrote in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Dave Ashman mentioned “Has a very useful zoom range of 27-153mm, so it's a very good single-lens solution for landscapes, portraits” in his review of the Sony Alpha A6000.

One customer who reviewed the Sony Alpha A6000 wrote that it had a good image stabiliser. Clashcity Rocker mentioned on Amazon “It also has in-lens stabilization” and scored the product 5 stars.

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Easy to Use

Eighteen people who bought it agreed that it was easy to use. Amazon Customer gave the product a score of 5 stars and said three years ago “The digital view finder is very handy too when shooting in bright outside conditions”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “The controls are improved, auto-focus has to be the best in any CSC so far”. Clashcity Rocker wrote in their review “The REALLY helpful "Focus Peaking", which will show the areas that are in focus, great if you want to use a old lens” and gave it an excellent rating.

A few Sony Alpha A6000 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was easy to use the menus. Clashcity Rocker wrote “Sony have thankfully taken the camera menu system from their well respected A7 full-frame range, so it's really quick”. Three years ago Mosta67 said on Amazon “The standard settings will be ideal for fast moving toddlers” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. Mrs. Pauline D. Horkan said in her Sony Alpha A6000 review on Amazon “The camera menus are so easy to learn” and scored the product 5 stars.

Some customers wrote in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Three years ago Dabbler gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “I like the slightly enlarged handgrip”. M. Cashmore gave the product a very good rating and mentioned in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000 on Amazon “I feel much more comfortable carrying it round than I did with a full size”.

One person who reviewed it said that it was easy to handle. Amazon Customer wrote “Preferred the handling of this one” in their review. One Sony Alpha A6000 reviewer who purchased this digital camera considered that it performed as expected. Phil Moore scored it very highly and he said three years ago “Does exactly what it says on the tin”.

One Sony Alpha A6000 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good interface. Dpreview.com mentioned in their Sony Alpha A6000 review on DP Review “The a6000 brings Sony's latest interface improvements and enhanced JPEG processing to a well-featured, competitively-priced mid-range camera”.

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Robust

Some Sony Alpha A6000 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it was well made. Clashcity Rocker mentioned three years ago “Build quality is exceptionally good” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 5 stars. In the same month Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert review site Ephotozine “The camera features a new 24.3 megapixel APS-C sensor, 11fps continuous shooting with AF, 3inch tilting screen, built in fla” in their review of this digital camera and rated this digital camera 5 stars. Cameralabs.com said on expert website Camera Labs “The Sony A6000 is a good solid interchangeable lens camera with one major advantage over rivals” in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000.

Five Sony Alpha A6000 owners wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was strong and durable. Dave Ashman gave the product a score of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Sony Alpha A6000 on Amazon “Also feels very sturdy and comfortable grip for prolonged use”. Mr J S Gill wrote “It feels sturdy and has the right amount of weight, not too light that you wonder what you paid for (like some new smart phones these days” in his review of the Sony Alpha A6000. Mr J S Gill also wrote “The lenses supplied with the camera are equally impressive, sturdy, metal parts”.

A few people who bought this digital camera concluded that it was reliable. A. M. Vaughan mentioned in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000 on Amazon three years ago “I think the autofocus is more reliable and it is so much more practical”. Dave Ashman scored the product 5 stars and he said in his review of the Sony Alpha A6000 on Amazon “I believe that Amazon reviews are usually the most helpful and dependable, so when people choose to rate an outstanding product as '1 star' because they lost the eyepiece”. Jason wrote on Amazon “It seems far less reliable for a decent picture than my basic point” in his Sony Alpha A6000 review.

One customer who bought the Sony Alpha A6000 mentioned that it was easy to damage or scratch. Two years ago Tiger-Samurai said “The Package with the camera arrived in a good condition, without any damage” in their Sony Alpha A6000 review.

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Nice Design

Some people thought it was good looking. Clashcity Rocker said in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000 “The bundled lens here is pretty decent if you are starting out on the E-mount format, I got some nice shots right out the box” and scored it 5 stars. D.from.london said on Amazon “The results were pretty amazing” in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000. G Hooper wrote on Amazon “The operation is pretty quick and its focus speed is greatly improved compared to the previous NEX models” in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000 and scored it 5 stars.

A number of Sony Alpha A6000 reviewers said in their reviews that this digital camera was neat. Mosta67 wrote in their review three years ago “The viewfinder is neat - not had one of these for over a decade since my Minox”. In the same month Roy Wyatt scored the product very highly and he said “Good neat camera”.

A few Sony Alpha A6000 owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was a good design. Cnet.com said on CNET.com “Coupled with the compact -- compared to a dSLR -- design and excellent feature set” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “Solid design” in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000. Dp Review said “Outstanding image quality Lightweight design with big grip Easier to use UI than previous NEX UI”.

A few Sony Alpha A6000 owners who purchased this digital camera considered that it was ergonomic. Dave Ashman mentioned “What's so great about the A6000?1) It's simply the most ergonomic of all the small APSC cameras anywhere near this price point”. G Hooper said in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000 on Amazon “Large enough to be ergonomically great to use” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

One person who purchased this digital camera considered that it was smooth. Smh.com.au said “It has a powered zoom for smooth video use”. One person who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was angular. Todayonline.com mentioned in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000 “The compact mirrorless camera's simple, angular body comes in two colours — black”.

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Good Connectivity

Six Sony Alpha A6000 reviewers who bought it thought it was wifi compatible. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Sony Alpha A6000 review on Amazon “Wifi is a nice gimmick and may have uses for some”. Gareth Steel mentioned “Having wi-fi built in is very useful”. Music Lover wrote in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000 “Wireless and NFC work perfectly, linking to a large UHD TVto view images is amazing”.

A few people agreed that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Three years ago Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Wi-Fi connectivity are handy and we love the near-field-communication;”. Amateurphotographer.co.uk gave the product a score of 4 stars and wrote in their Sony Alpha A6000 review “Good Connectivity”.

One Sony Alpha A6000 reviewer who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was able to connect to the internet.

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Good Size

A number of customers who reviewed the Sony Alpha A6000 considered that it was compact. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this digital camera “We also looked at the A5000 for its compact size” . Clashcity Rocker gave this digital camera a very good rating and mentioned in their Sony Alpha A6000 review on Amazon “It's compact size makes it a good walk-about lens”. D.from.london wrote on Amazon “This is a real shame as this is my smallest and most compact lens” in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000.

Five Sony Alpha A6000 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A6000 was lightweight. D. Smith wrote “This camera gives me everything that I've been missing in a small and lightweight package” in their review of this digital camera. Gareth Steel gave it a rating of 4 stars and said on Amazon “It's lightweight body, fast focusing, machine gun 11fps” in their review of this digital camera. Expert website Stuff.tv mentioned in their review of this digital camera “It's also surprisingly compact and lightweight considering t” .

Several Sony Alpha A6000 owners who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was a good body shape. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The SEL50 which is even sharper on this body than my earlier NEXs”. Clashcity Rocker wrote in their review “The body grip has a nice feel”. M. Cashmore mentioned in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000 on Amazon “The only things I think I would change about the camera is the body construction”.

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was heavy and bulky. Clashcity Rocker wrote “It feels like a very solid camera, without feeling too heavy” in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000 and scored the Sony Alpha A6000 5 stars. Three years ago Mr J S Gill rated it as very good and he said “Not too heavy that it becomes an issue to carry around”.

Several customers considered that the product was a good depth. Dave Ashman mentioned on Amazon “It means that the photos have lovely depth of field - isolation of the main subject from the background - which is nicely blurred”. Paul rated it as excellent and he said in his review of the Sony Alpha A6000 “Also a reasonable amount of depth of field helps!I did try the tracking facility”.

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Good Product Quality

Several people agreed that the Sony Alpha A6000 was good quality. Amazon Customer said “The leap in image quality is noticeable” in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000. Amazon Customer also said “The image quality is significantly better with the A6000 of course”. B.tarran mentioned “The sensor is the same as nikon's 24mp apsc cameras and the picture quality as good”.

Good Technical Features

Some people who bought it concluded that it had good features. Daniel B. gave it a very good review and he mentioned on Amazon “Sharp, light and great features”. Graham Hall wrote “Light to carry and offering great features at an affordable price” . M. Cashmore scored it 5 stars and mentioned three years ago “Great camera, fun features, good shots, wish it was metal” in their Sony Alpha A6000 review.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Thirteen Sony Alpha A6000 reviewers who purchased it mentioned that it had a good viewfinder. Mrs. Pauline D. Horkan wrote on Amazon “Viewfinder is so clear” in her review. S. C. Lee said in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000 “Shoot to a keen ameture photographer as it can be set very easily from the view finder to cope with any tyupe of photographic effect you may require” . Expert website Ephotozine.com said “The Sony Alpha A6000 offers an impressive range of features, including a good electronic viewfinder”.

Ten Sony Alpha A6000 reviewers who bought it reckoned that it was mirrorless. Clashcity Rocker mentioned on Amazon “As a long-term owner, I still believe this camera is unbeatable in the mirrorless market”. D.from.london mentioned on Amazon two years ago “One of the Best Mirrorless Cameras in the World” and gave the Sony Alpha A6000 a very good review. Kenrockwell.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Sony A6000 is a very competent APS-C mirrorless camera with an excellent built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF”.

A few people who bought it thought it had a good screen. Dabbler said on Amazon “I find myself using the viewfinder a lot more than the screen It is much better than the previous NEX6 Finder, even though on paper the resolution is lower”. Three years ago Dave Ashman wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “It looks stunning on a full-HD screen” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Two years ago Toptenreviews.com said in their review of this digital camera “The Sony Alpha a6000 mirrorless camera features a bright LCD screen and built-in Wi-Fi”.

A number of Sony Alpha A6000 owners who bought the Sony Alpha A6000 agreed that it had an electronic viewfinder. Amazon Customer scored it very highly and wrote “The EVF is far better than I'd expected”. Two years ago G. A. Siddons gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their Sony Alpha A6000 review on Amazon “The EVF is great you get exactly what you see”. Mike P wrote on Amazon “The EVF is superb, allowing you to frame up your image” in his review of the Sony Alpha A6000 and gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Good Video Capture

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000 on Amazon “Articulating screen is great for video and waist level shots” and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars. Dave Ashman said on Amazon “It works great.4) Video is crisp, creamy-smooth panning” and scored the Sony Alpha A6000 5 stars. G Hooper mentioned in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000 on Amazon “The tilt screen is extremely useful (especially for video) and the viewfinder is of very good quality”.

Good Support

Some people who purchased it concluded that it had good technical guidance. Two years ago D. Smith gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “Don't be put off by poor reviews of the manual”. Rhys wrote on Amazon “Miss on fast moving targets and manual focus can become quite burdensome to set”. Amateurphotographer.co.uk said “1080p video with full manual control” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Battery Life

Some Sony Alpha A6000 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good battery life. Clashcity Rocker mentioned in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000 “Definately saves battery life.I'm a big fan of the NFC functionality, all devices should have it! Tap your phone on it when in camera mode”. Clashcity Rocker also mentioned “Updating the onboard apps, as this also vastly improves standby battery life”.

Sony Has Good Camera Reviews

Sony has good average reviews for its MILC cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other brands.

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Fairly High Megapixel

The Alpha A6000 has one of the higher megapixels (24.3 megapixels) amongst MILC cameras of this age. MILC cameras that were launched more than two years ago have megapixels of between 2.3MP and 46MP.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago which do not support wi-Fi, the Sony Alpha A6000 supports wi-Fi.

There are a number of other digital cameras which support wi-Fi currently available which you might also want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other cameras which also support wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1[plb_2070627_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Sony Alpha A6000 supports Full HD video. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also support Full HD video.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Alpha A6000, the Sony Alpha A6000 has a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price] which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1[plb_2070627_price].

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This camera supports an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If you want a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Very Small Maximum Aperture Number

The Sony Alpha A6000 has one of the smallest maximum aperture numbers (40) amongst similar spec digital cameras of this age. The average maximum aperture number of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A6000 is 15.

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6000 X 4000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Sony Alpha A6000 has a 6000 x 4000 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. Most cameras of this spec and age have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2832, 4240 x 2400 and 3008 x 2000 and 3008 x 1688.

This digital camera's still image resolution (6000 x 4000) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Alpha A6000.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst still image resolution is 1024 x 768.

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±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Alpha A6000 has a ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction across all similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Alpha A6000.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 3EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step).

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The Alpha A6000 has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most digital cameras of this age and spec. The most frequently found HDMI connector type is Mini, but this HDMI connector type is not found on this Sony camera. The HDMI connector types Micro are also found on this camera.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 51,200, the Alpha A6000's ISO sensitivity (max) is one of the highest amongst digital cameras of this age and spec. Digital cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A6000 have ISO sensitivity (max)s of between 1,600 and 410,000.

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Stereo Audio System

This digital camera has a Stereo audio system, which is typical of many MILC cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

With a total megapixels of 24.7 megapixels, the Sony Alpha A6000 has a quite many total megapixels compared to most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago. MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago have total megapixelss of between 12MP and 48MP, and the average total megapixels is 19MP.

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Has Eight White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony Alpha A6000 is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Sony digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on MILC cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A6000. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent", "Shade" and "Underwater" are also found on this camera.

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179 Auto Focus (AF) Pointss

179 auto Focus (AF) pointss

The Alpha A6000 is a 179 auto Focus (AF) points camera. Most of the other cameras of this type and age have between 11 and 799 auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Alpha A6000 has a higher image resolution than most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Sony camera has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution.

This digital camera's image resolution (6000 x 4000 pixels) is actually the best image resolution across all cameras of a comparable type and age to the Alpha A6000.

The worst image resolution across comparable types of digital camera is 4000 x 3000 pixels.

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Quite Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

Digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Alpha A6000 have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 50 and 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 140. At only 100, the Alpha A6000 has a fairly small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that came out around the same time as the Alpha A6000.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 921,600 pixels, the Sony Alpha A6000 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Alpha A6000. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as the Alpha A6000 is 33 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 730,000 pixels.

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Supports Nine ISO Sensitivitys

The Alpha A6000 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Sony camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of this spec and age. The ISO sensitivitys "100", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "51200" are also supported by this camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Alpha A6000 have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 27mm and 870mm. The Alpha A6000 has one of the longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (300 millimeters) amongst MILC cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on digital cameras of this spec and age. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Features Four Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Alpha A6000 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Sony camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on cameras of a similar age and type to the Alpha A6000. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Contrast Detection Auto Focus", "Face detection" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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TFT Display

The Alpha A6000 has a better display than most MILC cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Sony camera has a TFT display, whereas most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. The display of all cameras of a comparable age and type to the Alpha A6000 ranges from LCD to AMOLED.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Sony Alpha A6000 is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Sony camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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11 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

Some customers who purchased the product said that it was not noisy. Three years ago Dave Ashman wrote on Amazon “Terrible image noise), Canon S120” however despite that he still scored the product very highly. Expert website Popphoto.com said in the same month “Somewhat noisy at higher ISOs Who It's For” in their Sony Alpha A6000 review.

One customer reckoned that the Sony Alpha A6000 was not quiet. Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “No silent shutter option” in their review.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other digital cameras of this type and age, the Alpha A6000 does not support video capability.

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Not 3D

The Sony Alpha A6000 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Alpha A6000 are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the Alpha A6000 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The Sony Alpha A6000 is not waterproof. Most of the other MILC cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A6000 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age, the Alpha A6000 does not have an image stabilizer.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Alpha A6000 is more than most MILC cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Sony camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras of this age and type. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off", "Flash on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The Alpha A6000 has a greater number of camera file systems than most MILC cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a RAW camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by MILC cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "Exif 2.3" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Only Has Two Photo Effectss

The Alpha A6000 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of this age and spec. This Sony camera has a Vivid photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. The photo effects "Neutral" is also found on this camera.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of MILC cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Alpha A6000 is 12h, and the battery life (max)s range from 1.2h to 110h. With a battery life (max) of only 1.5 hours, the Alpha A6000 has one of the shorter battery life (max)s amongst MILC cameras of this age.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Sony Alpha A6000 has a greater number of supported image formats than most MILC cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Sony digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of this age and type.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony Alpha A6000

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Sony camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

The Alpha A6000 has a relatively average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Alpha A6000.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think cheaper cameras such as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 4 times zoom factor, the Alpha A6000 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Alpha A6000.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Weight

The Alpha A6000 has a pretty standard weight (285 grams) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Alpha A6000.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6[plb_2147371_price] (360g and cheaper).

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer Location
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Mounting Type
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Correction
Pre-Flash
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Built-In Processor
Playback Modes
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Carrying Case
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Aspect Ratio
Technical Details
Image Processor
Built-In Speaker(s)
Magnifier
Smartphone Remote Support

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Expert Reviews

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25 September 2015

I buy only from these approved sources. I can't vouch for ads below.The Sony A6000 is a very competent APS-C mirrorless camera with an excellent built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF).It performs... Read more…

11 June 2015

The Sony Alpha a6000 mirrorless camera features a bright LCD screen and built-in Wi-Fi. The camera also offers a super-quick focus, phase detection and built-in photography apps. One drawback is... Read more…

5 June 2015

Jump to our Best Compact cameras, Ultra-zoom cameras and Bridge camerasTo make this article easier to browse, and to make it easier for you to find the camera you're after, we've split it into... Read more…

8 May 2015

I've been using the Sony Alpha a6000 for some time now, and I'm liking it a lot. Part 1 of my review was mainly a tour of the camera body. In this follow-up, I'll share more about the use and... Read more…

2 March 2015

We have all been taking about how smartphones are getting the better of standalone cameras. In fact, this fact hit me so much last month when I was on a trip to Las Vegas to cover CES. I kept... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 20 May 2014 by KSingh

On the whole this camera is very good. Its tiny considering the features available and the auto focus is very good, the frame rate is very very fast but some features are just daft. The auto... Read more…

Reviewed 10 February 2015 by Robodiba

I wanted something light and good quality to carry around instead of my very heavy Nikon D200. Results are brilliant as is convenience. With Fotodiox adaptors I can use ALL of my Nikkor and Pentax... Read more…

Reviewed 20 October 2014 by RafaelQ
RafaelQ would recommend the Sony Alpha A6000 (Verified Purchase)

I traded in my Sony NEX 7 for this camera because of the updated BIONZ X processor and super fast focusing. Images are crisp and vibrant...

Reviewed 2 November 2014 by Mdlfiftyer
Mdlfiftyer would recommend the Sony Alpha A6000

I was looking for a camera that was small and light weight that would take great pictures for backpacking. I was blown away! If youre a packer, I don't think you could do better. Ive had... Read more…

Reviewed 21 September 2014 by Geoffreyme
Geoffreyme would recommend the Sony Alpha A6000 (Verified Purchase)

There are many things about this camera that caused gut wrenching disappointment in me when I first started taking pictures with it. I am writing this review to let you know it is a GREAT CAMERA,... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony est27, sony a6000, sony 7015048k, sony 7015045k, sony 7015045s, sony ilce6000, canon ilce6000, sony ilce6000s, sony ilce6000h, sony ilce6000b, canon ilce6000b, sony ilce6000lw, sony ilce6000sc, sony ilce6000bc, sony ilce6000lh, canon ilce6000bc, sony ilce6000sce, sony ilce6000bce, sony ilce6000cec, sony ilce6000scec, sony ilce6000bcec, canon ilce6000bce, canon ilce6000bcec
Barcodes 00027242878815, 00027242878839, 00027242882140, 00027242885059, 00027242888272, 00201120193058, 00689466812565, 00742920001902, 00845251071146, 00845251073874, 03662362033385, 03662362033392, 03662362033408, 03662362033415, 03662362033422, 03662362033439, 03662362033446, 03662362033453, 03662362033460, 03662362033477, 03662362033484, 03662362033491, 03662362033507, 03662362033552, 03662362033569, 03662362033576, 03662362033606, 03662362033613, 04056572580590, 04548736000193

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