The Sony a6000 is a new addition to their range of interchangeable lens cameras, and boasts a fantastically fast autofocus time of 0.06 seconds, ensuring that you’ll never miss that perfect moment you’re trying to capture. The a6000 also features a 24.3 megapixel sensor, cramming in a massive amount of detail and texture to your images.
Although this is a mirrorless camera, when using the camera, you’ll find a lot of the features you’d expect to find on a DSLR, only the a6000 is much more compact and portable. The mode dial on the top right of the camera sits perfectly for your thumb, and customisable buttons and interface mean the camera can be set up perfectly for your preference. With the a6000, you can share your photos or movies quickly and easily with a smartphone or tablet using the inbuilt NFC and Wi-Fi capabilities. You can also activate NFC to use the camera remotely.
This kit comes with the 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS lens.
BIONZ X™ image processing engine
Astonishingly fast, Sony’s sophisticated BIONZ X™ image processing engine reproduces textures and details in real-time as seen by the naked eye. The resulting images are remarkably realistic with especially rich tonal gradations and a natural three-dimensional appearance. Whether shooting still images or movies, visual noise is nearly imperceptible, thanks to further advanced area-specific noise reduction. Detail reproduction technology delivers more finely detailed textures while diffraction-reducing technology optimizes the performance of any lens you mount to enable advances such as finer details at small aperture settings.
Full HD movies
Press the MOVIE button to start recording beautiful movies that are notable for their sharpness and lack of visual “noise”—in your choice of 60p/50p, 60i/50i or 24p/25p*. New improved Fast Hybrid AF provides remarkably fast and accurate autofocusing and tracking while shooting movies. You can also use P/A/S/M modes to achieve maximum control over how the image looks, and zoom with extra clarity, courtesy of Clear Image Zoom. *NTSC/PAL
179 AF points over nearly the entire screen
In addition to 25 higher-speed, higher-precision contrast-detection AF (Fast Intelligent AF) points, the improved Fast Hybrid AF system features 179 extremely accurate phase-detection AF points that cover nearly the entire image area. They permit enhanced subject tracking plus the capture of fast-moving subjects anywhere on the screen, as well as improved scene recognition and subject size detection.
11 fps continuous shooting with AF tracking
When your subject is moving fast, 11 fps continuous shooting with superior AF tracking performance ensures you capture the decisive moment. This feature makes the most of the superb tracking performance of Sony’s wide-area 179 phase-detection AF points to accurately track your subject anywhere on the screen.
Even when capturing a subject partially turned away from the camera with a shallow depth of field, the face is sharply focused thanks to extremely accurate Eye AF. A green frame appears over the prioritized eye when focus has been achieved.
Improved Lock-on AF
Now more accurate than ever, due to advances in phase-detection AF, Lock-on AF enhances tracking of moving subjects by adjusting target frame size to match subject characteristics and ensuring usage of the optimal AF point at all times.
Matching the focus mode to the subject assures super-sharp results. The 6000 is the first E-mount camera to offer AF-A, and displays the active AF points even in the AF-C mode so you can easily check if you are focusing on the intended subject.
High-resolution OLED Tru-Finder™
View every scene clearly and naturally on the bright and accurate OLED Tru-Finder™ viewfinder, which offers 100% frame coverage. The new optical system with four double aspherical lenses provides a wide viewing angle of approximately 33° and clear visibility from corner to corner. Clear details, rich tonal gradation, and high contrast are yours in both dark and light environments, thanks to an advanced OLED design that lets you more faithfully preview defocusing, exposure, and other effects. You can also fine-tune the focus by taking advantage of MF Assist and a helpful Peaking function, as well as adjust brightness in five steps to match the shooting environment.
Tiltable 3” LCD screen
Shooting comfort is enhanced by a 3” LCD screen that smoothly tilts to accommodate everything from low to high-angle shooting. This tilting flexibility combines with the camera’s compact mobility to greatly expand your shooting options.
One-touch remote and one-touch sharing
One-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder and remote control for a digital camera, and one-touch sharing lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera. Either way, by installing the PlayMemories Mobile app to your NFC-enabled Android smartphone or tablet, you can avoid complex set-up sequences and establish wireless connection simply by touching your device to the camera. You are now ready to control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a previously out-of-reach spot, or simply be in your own group shot, as well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually.
- Megapixels: 24.3
- Sensor and Processor: APS-C / Bionz X Image Processor
- Focusing Points: 179 points (phase-detection AF) / 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
- Frames Per Second: Up to 11fps
- Video Capabilities: Full HD Video
- Connectivity: WiFi and Bluetooth
- Memory Card: SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS-I compatible)
- Body Mount: Sony E-mount
- Rear Screen Style: 3.0″ wide type TFT LCD, approx. 921,600 dots
What’s in the box:
- Sony A6000
- 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS lens
- AC adaptor (AC-UB10)
- Body cap
- Eyepiece cup
- Micro USB cable
- Power cord
- Rechargeable battery pack (NP-FW50)
- Shoulder strap