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Sony Alpha A6000 Digital Camera

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MILC 24.3MP CMOS 4x Feb 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
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Twenty-Three Industry Awards

Amongst cameras that have been available for more than two years, this digital camera is one of the most highly awarded by experts.

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 endorse this camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The editors of five additional expert review sites all decided that this digital camera was superb and gave it their highest award. PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com, Cnetfrance.fr, 3dnews.ru and Reviewed.com all gave this camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

The reviewers at two other expert review sites both wrote that this Sony camera was superb and gave it one of their highest awards. This camera received a "Gold" award from both What Digital Camera and DP Review.

Two additional expert review sites liked this camera. The reviewer at Ephotozine gave this Sony camera a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and it received a "Best Buy" award from Expert Reviews.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

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%. That puts this MILC camera in the top 10% of all the digital cameras of this spec and age.

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, Alpha A6000 owners rated this digital camera as excellent.

Good Quality Lens

Some Sony Alpha A6000 owners who reviewed the Sony Alpha A6000 considered that it had a good autofocus. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “The promises of faster and more accurate focusing”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Extensive autofocus options which give a lot of flexibility”. Clashcity Rocker gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The auto-focus is really quick, they have clearly nailed phase detection focusing on mirrorless cameras, something that's always been a challenge previously”.

Several people who purchased this digital camera thought it had a good lens. Two years ago D.from.london said “One of my favorite e-mount lens is the Sigma Art F2.8 60mm”. Dabbler said in their review of this digital camera “I need to be replaced it with the 18 to 55 as I believe that this lens gives sharper images than the kit lens”. Dave Ashman said in his review “The only downside is the lens selection”.

A few Sony Alpha A6000 owners who reviewed the Sony Alpha A6000 concluded that it had a good zoom. Dave Ashman said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Has a very useful zoom range of 27-153mm, so it's a very good single-lens solution for landscapes, portraits” and scored this digital camera very highly.

One customer said in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Clashcity Rocker said on Amazon “It also has in-lens stabilization” in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000.

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Good Quality Pictures

Fifty-five Sony Alpha A6000 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. A. M. Vaughan wrote “Sharp images, quick accurate focus, lightweight.I bought this to replace a Nikon D90 DSLR” and scored the product very highly. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “From my first impressions it's a lovely camera that takes great pictures even in the automatic modes”. Clashcity Rocker said in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000 “I am still constantly amazed by the quality of pictures and ease of use this camera delivers”.

A few customers said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Amazon Customer scored it very highly and wrote on Amazon “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” in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000. Dabbler wrote “I was also interested in the upgraded resolution this camera gives.I bought a kit with the 16 to 50 Zoom” in their review and rated it 4 stars. Dabbler also said “Resolution wise the extra eight megapixels makes a difference especially when cropping in”.

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

Several Sony Alpha A6000 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good in low light. Clashcity Rocker said 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 the product 4 stars. In the same month M. Cashmore mentioned in their Sony Alpha A6000 review on Amazon “It has very competent low light performance”.

Some Sony Alpha A6000 reviewers said in their reviews that it had a good ISO range. Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “Amazing high ISO image quality” . Amateurphotographer.co.uk also mentioned “Good high ISO performance”.

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Good Size

Twenty-seven customers considered that it was compact. Three years ago Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “We also looked at the A5000 for its compact size” in their Sony Alpha A6000 review and scored the product very highly. Clashcity Rocker wrote “It's compact size makes it a good walk-about lens”. D.from.london scored this digital camera very highly and wrote “This is a real shame as this is my smallest and most compact lens” in their Sony Alpha A6000 review.

Five people who reviewed it considered that it was lightweight. D. Smith mentioned in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000 on Amazon “This camera gives me everything that I've been missing in a small and lightweight package”. Three years ago Gareth Steel wrote on Amazon “It's lightweight body, fast focusing, machine gun 11fps”. Stuff.tv wrote also three years ago “It's also surprisingly compact and lightweight considering t” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 5 stars.

A number of customers concluded that the product was a good body shape. Two years ago Amazon Customer mentioned “The SEL50 which is even sharper on this body than my earlier NEXs”. Clashcity Rocker said in their review three years ago “The body grip has a nice feel”. M. Cashmore said in their review on Amazon “The only things I think I would change about the camera is the body construction”.

Some Sony Alpha A6000 reviewers considered that it was heavy and bulky. Three years ago Mr J S Gill mentioned “Not too heavy that it becomes an issue to carry around” in his review of the Sony Alpha A6000 and rated the Sony Alpha A6000 5 stars.

A few Sony Alpha A6000 owners said in their reviews that the product was a good depth. Dave Ashman gave it a rating of 5 stars and he 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” in his review of this digital camera. Paul mentioned “Also a reasonable amount of depth of field helps!I did try the tracking facility” and gave the Sony Alpha A6000 a rating of 5 stars.

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Good Technical Features

Fourteen customers who reviewed it thought it had good features. Daniel B. wrote in his Sony Alpha A6000 review on Amazon “Sharp, light and great features”. Graham Hall said in his review on Amazon three years ago “Light to carry and offering great features at an affordable price”. M. Cashmore said also three years ago “Great camera, fun features, good shots, wish it was metal” in their review and rated the Sony Alpha A6000 as very good.

Good Product Quality

Thirty customers considered that it was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon “The leap in image quality is noticeable”. Amazon Customer also wrote “The image quality is significantly better with the A6000 of course”. Two years ago B.tarran mentioned in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000 “The sensor is the same as nikon's 24mp apsc cameras and the picture quality as good”.

Easy to Use

A number of Sony Alpha A6000 reviewers concluded that the product was easy to use. Amazon Customer mentioned “The digital view finder is very handy too when shooting in bright outside conditions” in their review of this digital camera. Amazon Customer also said “The controls are improved, auto-focus has to be the best in any CSC so far”. Three years ago Clashcity Rocker rated the Sony Alpha A6000 5 stars and wrote “The REALLY helpful "Focus Peaking", which will show the areas that are in focus, great if you want to use a old lens”.

A few people who bought the product concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Clashcity Rocker rated it as very good and mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “Sony have thankfully taken the camera menu system from their well respected A7 full-frame range, so it's really quick”. Mosta67 mentioned on Amazon “The standard settings will be ideal for fast moving toddlers” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Mrs. Pauline D. Horkan mentioned on Amazon “The camera menus are so easy to learn”.

Several customers agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Three years ago Dabbler mentioned “I like the slightly enlarged handgrip” in their Sony Alpha A6000 review and scored it 4 stars. M. Cashmore wrote in their Sony Alpha A6000 review on Amazon “I feel much more comfortable carrying it round than I did with a full size”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A6000 was easy to handle. Three years ago Amazon Customer scored the product 5 stars and wrote “Preferred the handling of this one” in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000.

One customer who reviewed this digital camera thought it performed as expected. Phil Moore said on Amazon “Does exactly what it says on the tin” in his review of the Sony Alpha A6000.

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Good Connectivity

Several Sony Alpha A6000 owners who reviewed the Sony Alpha A6000 agreed that it was wifi compatible. Amazon Customer gave it a rating of 5 stars and said “Wifi is a nice gimmick and may have uses for some” in their review. Music Lover wrote “Wireless and NFC work perfectly, linking to a large UHD TVto view images is amazing” in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000. Expert website Toptenreviews.com said in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000 “The Sony Alpha a6000 mirrorless camera features a bright LCD screen and built-in Wi-Fi”.

A number of Sony Alpha A6000 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Three years ago Amazon Customer said “Wi-Fi connectivity are handy and we love the near-field-communication;” in their review of this digital camera. Amateurphotographer.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “Good Connectivity” .

One person said that this digital camera was able to connect to the internet.

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Nice Design

A few customers who bought the product reckoned that it was good looking. Clashcity Rocker wrote “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” in their Sony Alpha A6000 review and scored the product 5 stars. Two years ago D.from.london scored the product 5 stars and said on Amazon “The results were pretty amazing”. G Hooper mentioned “The operation is pretty quick and its focus speed is greatly improved compared to the previous NEX models” .

Some people who reviewed the Sony Alpha A6000 reckoned that it was neat. Mosta67 rated the product 4 stars and wrote “The viewfinder is neat - not had one of these for over a decade since my Minox” in their review of this digital camera. Roy Wyatt mentioned on Amazon “Good neat camera” and scored it 5 stars.

A few people who bought the product said that it was a good design. Cnet.com wrote in their review of this digital camera three years ago “Coupled with the compact -- compared to a dSLR -- design and excellent feature set”. Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned also three years ago “Solid design” in their review of this digital camera. In the same month Dp Review said on DP Review “Outstanding image quality Lightweight design with big grip Easier to use UI than previous NEX UI”.

Some Sony Alpha A6000 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was ergonomic. Dave Ashman said in his review “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 mentioned on Amazon “Large enough to be ergonomically great to use” in their Sony Alpha A6000 review.

One customer who bought it considered that it was smooth. Smh.com.au said in their Sony Alpha A6000 review three years ago “It has a powered zoom for smooth video use” . One Sony Alpha A6000 owner wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was angular. Expert website Todayonline.com wrote in their review “The compact mirrorless camera's simple, angular body comes in two colours — black” .

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Robust

Thirteen customers said in their reviews that the product was well made. Clashcity Rocker gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Build quality is exceptionally good”. Clashcity Rocker also wrote “It feels like a very solid camera, without feeling too heavy”. Gareth Steel wrote in their Sony Alpha A6000 review “Having wi-fi built in is very useful” .

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A6000 was strong and durable. Dave Ashman wrote three years ago “Also feels very sturdy and comfortable grip for prolonged use” in his Sony Alpha A6000 review and rated it 5 stars. Mr J S Gill said “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” . Mr J S Gill also said “The lenses supplied with the camera are equally impressive, sturdy, metal parts”.

Several Sony Alpha A6000 reviewers concluded that it was reliable. A. M. Vaughan rated the product as excellent and said on Amazon three years ago “I think the autofocus is more reliable and it is so much more practical” in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000. In the same month Dave Ashman he said in his Sony Alpha A6000 review “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 in his Sony Alpha A6000 review on Amazon “It seems far less reliable for a decent picture than my basic point”.

One Sony Alpha A6000 owner wrote that this digital camera was easy to damage or scratch. Tiger-Samurai mentioned in their Sony Alpha A6000 review two years ago “The Package with the camera arrived in a good condition, without any damage” .

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several Sony Alpha A6000 owners concluded that the Sony Alpha A6000 had a good viewfinder. Mrs. Pauline D. Horkan wrote in her review of this digital camera “Viewfinder is so clear”. S. C. Lee wrote in their review “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” and scored the Sony Alpha A6000 5 stars. Ephotozine.com mentioned on expert review site Ephotozine three years ago “The Sony Alpha A6000 offers an impressive range of features, including a good electronic viewfinder” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

A number of Sony Alpha A6000 owners considered that the Sony Alpha A6000 was mirrorless. Clashcity Rocker scored the product 5 stars and mentioned in their Sony Alpha A6000 review on Amazon “As a long-term owner, I still believe this camera is unbeatable in the mirrorless market”. Two years ago D.from.london said in their review “One of the Best Mirrorless Cameras in the World”. In the same month Kenrockwell.com mentioned in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000 “The Sony A6000 is a very competent APS-C mirrorless camera with an excellent built-in electronic viewfinder (EVF”.

A few people who reviewed the Sony Alpha A6000 reckoned that it had a good screen. Dabbler said three years ago “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” and gave the Sony Alpha A6000 a score of 80 out of 100. Dave Ashman mentioned in his review of this digital camera “It looks stunning on a full-HD screen”. Three years ago expert website Ephotozine.com scored the Sony Alpha A6000 5 stars and wrote “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.

A few customers who reviewed it wrote that it had an electronic viewfinder. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000 two years ago “The EVF is far better than I'd expected” . In the same month G. A. Siddons said “The EVF is great you get exactly what you see” in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000. Mike P mentioned on Amazon “The EVF is superb, allowing you to frame up your image”.

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Good Video Capture

Some people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was good for video recording. Amazon Customer mentioned two years ago “Articulating screen is great for video and waist level shots” in their review of this digital camera. Dave Ashman wrote “It works great.4) Video is crisp, creamy-smooth panning”. G Hooper wrote two years ago “The tilt screen is extremely useful (especially for video) and the viewfinder is of very good quality” in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000 and rated it as very good.

Good Support

A few Sony Alpha A6000 reviewers who purchased the product reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Two years ago D. Smith mentioned on Amazon “Don't be put off by poor reviews of the manual” in their review and scored it 5 stars. Rhys said in their review “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 the Sony Alpha A6000.

Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

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

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Good Battery Life

A number of Sony Alpha A6000 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Clashcity Rocker mentioned in their review of the Sony Alpha A6000 on Amazon “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” and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars. Clashcity Rocker also said “Updating the onboard apps, as this also vastly improves standby battery life”.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this digital camera is Full HD, which is typical of many MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite High Megapixel

The Alpha A6000 has one of the higher megapixels (24.3 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age. The average megapixel of comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 18MP, and the megapixels range from 7.9MP to 46MP.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Alpha A6000 supports wi-Fi, unlike most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A6000 which do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other cameras which support wi-Fi currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper digital cameras such as the Sony Alpha A5100 ($399.99).

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a wi-Fi and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 + H-FS014042, or the Samsung NX300 ($350.00) is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Alpha A6000 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Alpha A6000.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with a built-in flash currently available including cheaper cameras such as the Sony Alpha A5100 ($399.99).

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 + H-FS014042.

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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 typical of many comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other digital cameras that support an MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think the Alpha A5100 ($399.99), and the Alpha A5100 ($399.99) both from Sony which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 + H-FS014042 (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Samsung NX300 ($350.00) (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The average ISO sensitivity (max) of cameras of this age and type is 23,000, and the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 1,600 to 410,000. When compared to other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Alpha A6000, the ISO sensitivity (max) of the Sony Alpha A6000 of 51,200 is one of the highest.

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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 the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s of 4240 x 2832, 3008 x 2000, 6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2400, 3008 x 1688, 12416 x 1856, 5536 x 2160 and 8192 x 1856 and 3872 x 2160.

This camera's still image resolution (6000 x 4000) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Alpha A6000.

A 1024 x 768 still image resolution(s) is the worst still image resolution across comparable types of camera.

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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 the ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most MILC digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction across all comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A6000.

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

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Stereo Audio System

This digital camera has a Stereo audio system, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is typical of many cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the Alpha A6000 is more than most digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector type found on cameras of a comparable type and age to the Alpha A6000.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

This camera has an Electrical viewfinder type, which is typical of many MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

The Sony Alpha A6000 has one of the more total megapixelss (24.7 megapixels) amongst MILC digital cameras of this age. Comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago have total megapixelss of between 12MP and 48MP.

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Has Six White Balances

The Alpha A6000 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this age and spec. This Sony digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on MILC digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Alpha A6000. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this digital 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 digital camera. Most of the other cameras of this age and type have between 11 and 246 auto Focus (AF) pointss.

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6000 X 4000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Sony Alpha A6000 has a 6000 x 4000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to it. Most MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution.

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

A 4000 x 3000 pixels maximum image resolution is the worst image resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The Sony Alpha A6000 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) (921,600 pixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. Digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the Alpha A6000 have display resolution (numeric)s of between 33 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels.

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Supports Nine ISO Sensitivitys

The Alpha A6000 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. The ISO sensitivitys "100", "400", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800", "25600" and "51200" are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. 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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TFT Display

The Alpha A6000 has a TFT display which is better than most MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most cameras of this age and spec 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. Across all MILC digital cameras that have been available for more than two years the best display is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Alpha A6000 has a greater number of power sources than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Alpha A6000.

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12 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

Several people who reviewed the Sony Alpha A6000 agreed that it was not noisy. Three years ago Dave Ashman mentioned “Terrible image noise), Canon S120” in his review of the Sony Alpha A6000 although he rated this digital camera as excellent. Expert review site Popphoto.com said “Somewhat noisy at higher ISOs Who It's For”.

One Sony Alpha A6000 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Sony Alpha A6000 was not quiet. Amateurphotographer.co.uk said in their review of this digital camera “No silent shutter option” however despite that they rated the product 4 stars.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Alpha A6000 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the Alpha A6000.

There are a number of other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at including the Sony Alpha A5100 ($399.99) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Alpha A6000 does not support video capability. Most of the other MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not support video capability.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to the Alpha A6000, the Alpha A6000 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A6000 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Alpha A6000 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Samsung NX300 ($350.00).

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Not Waterproof

The Sony Alpha A6000 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time 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 age and type, the Sony Alpha A6000 does not have an image stabilizer.

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Only Features Seven Flash Modess

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

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the Alpha A6000 is more than most cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera supports a RAW camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Alpha A6000. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "Exif 2.3" are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Only Has Two Photo Effectss

The Sony Alpha A6000 has a greater number of photo effects than most MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This Sony digital camera has a Vivid photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on digital cameras of this type and age. The photo effects "Neutral" is also found on this camera.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

At only 1.5 hours, the Alpha A6000 has a quite short battery life (max) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The battery life (max)s of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 1.5h to 110h.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The Alpha A6000 has a greater number of supported image formats than most MILC digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This digital camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Alpha A6000.

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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 Sony released the Alpha A6000.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Alpha A6000 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the Alpha A6000.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 4 times zoom factor, the Alpha A6000 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Alpha A6000.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Sony Alpha A5100 ($399.99) (8x) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 285 grams, the Alpha A6000 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Alpha A6000.

Digital cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 + H-FS014042 (360g), or the Samsung NX300 ($350.00) (284g).

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Sony Alpha A5100 ($399.99) which is cheaper.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Sensor Format
Supported Aspect Ratios
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Lens Mount Interface
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
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
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
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
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
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

(106)
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

(671)
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 243, sony 243m, sony 243mp, sony a6000, sony n097393, sony ilce6000, sony 7015046k, sony 7015048k, sony n097393w, sony 7015045s, sony vp158937, sony ilce6000h, sony ilce6000l, sony ilce6000y, sony ilce6000s, keyboard a6000, canon ilce6000, sony ilce6000sc, keyboard a6000y, sony ilce6000lb, canon ilce6000l, sony ilce6000lh, sony ilce6000lw, sony ilce6000ls, sony ilce6000lsc, sony ilce6000sce, sony 1650mm55210
Barcodes 00006536089031, 00006536175687, 00008478357447, 00027242878822, 00027242878839, 00027242882140, 00027242885059, 00027242888272, 00027242904156, 00027242904163, 00201120193058, 00635131600821, 00689466812565, 00813789600732, 00845251071146, 00845251073874, 03662362033385, 03662362033392, 03662362033408, 03662362033415, 03662362033422, 03662362033439, 03662362033446, 03662362033453, 03662362033460, 03662362033477, 03662362033484, 03662362033491, 03662362033507, 03662362033552

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