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Sony Alpha 6000 (Sony A6000) Mirrorless Digital Camera Review

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Sony Alpha 6000 (also known as Sony A6000) is a 24 megapixel camera with a kit lens that has a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24mm-75mm. Also has a 921,600 pixels 2.9-inch LCD that swivels, includes an electronic viewfinder, which is helpful when composing in bright light. The camera’s kit lens has a maximum aperture of f/3.5 and shutter speed range is 30 seconds to 1/4000 of a second. Sony A6000 can consider as a mirrorless SLR-like camera because it accepts interchangeable lenses but does not have a mirror and through-the-lens viewfinder.

Sony Alpha 6000 stores photos and video on SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo cards but has no on-board storage. Sony A6000 can captures images as JPEG or RAW files at a high resolution of 6000 x 4000 while captures full HD video as MP4 files at a high resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a frame rate up to 60p and 60i fps. It also comes with optical image stabilization system.

Sony A6000 measures as 5.1 inches wide x 2.7 inches high x 1.9 inches deep, and weighs 12 ounces (with memory card, battery, and strap).

Sony Alpha 6000 is advanced mirrorless camera is filled with useful features, such as the ability to fire off 11 high resolution photos per second. It also includes Wi-Fi, which allows you to connect and control the camera from a smart phone or tablet or even back up your photos and video to a computer wirelessly. It also has an excellent quality electronic viewfinder and can capture very good HD-resolution video.

With its hybrid autofocus system (which includes both phase-detection and contrast-detection AF points), you can set the Sony A6000 in a variety of autofocus modes, including AF tracking, which allows the camera to keep fast-moving objects continuously in focus, even for videos. This A6000 model is for photographers who are interested in a versatile and powerful compact camera that has many advanced features that found on more expensive and heavier models.

PHOTO QUALITY. It can captured images with a very good quality. Pictures were sharp with most details and subtle patterns in the image. The pictures were also sharp even in low-light situations without a flash.

You will see Sony Alpha 6000 provide excellent for outdoor performance, such as when you shooting landscapes in the daytime. The A6000 also very good for indoor and low-light performance without a flash, such as photographing a well-lit basketball game in a gym or shooting under an overcast sky as well as capturing a birthday party. In low-light condition (without a flash), photos taken displayed little image noise while subjects retained most of their correct detail and color.

FLASH. The Alpha 6000 captured flash shots that were good with the 16-50mm kit lens. The camera’s flash could illuminate most subjects that are closer but had some problems with distant subjects.

LENS. Comes with a standard 3x optical zoom lens. The lens also has very wide-angle (24mm) capability that’s very useful for landscapes and group portraits, while you may get a bit of distortion when you’re shooting faces up close.

IMAGE STABILIZER. In low-light settings, it almost never produced blurry photos. When taking hand-held shots at the telephoto at end of the zoom range can generally blur due to the slight movement.

SPEED. The Sony Alpha 6000 powers up in a moderate speed, short interval between shots, important when shooting fast moving subjects.

VIDEO. Takes very good video, captures full HD video at 1920 x 1080 60p and 60i and good audio in stereo.

 

Pros

  • Takes very good photos
  • Photos generally were sharp, even in low-light condition
  • Photos displayed little visual noise, even in low light
  • Excellent image stabilizer
  • Video quality is very good
  • Long battery life for an SLR-like camera
  • Has wide-angle capability with the kit lens
  • Short next-shot delay
  • Thin for an SLR-like
  • LCD can swivel
  • Includes wireless capabilities

Cons

  • Nothing significant issue but some user complain about documentation details

 

Product Highlight

  • 24 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100-25600 (expandable to 51200)
  • Hybrid AF with 179-point focal plane phase-detection and 25 contrast detect points
  • Up to 11 FPS continious shooting
  • 3-inch tilting LCD with 921,000 dots
  • OLED electronic viewfinder with 100% coverage and 1.4 million dots
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC and Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo memory
  • Compatible with Sony E Mount lenses

Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens

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