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Sony Alpha ILCE-6000 NEX (no lens included)

24-megapixel mirrorless DSLR camera with Wi-Fi®

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Our take on the Sony Alpha ILCE-6000 NEX (no lens included)

by Eric Angevine
Sony

Want a camera you can grow into? Try a compact system camera.

These digital cameras combine the creative options of a DSLR with portability that's more like that of a point-and-shoot. Their automatic modes will help you take striking pictures from day one without having to be an expert. However, like DSLRs, compact system cameras (CSCs) have interchangeable lenses, and advanced control and processing. You can explore these features for even better results as you take time to learn more about the hobby. Cameras in this class have large image sensors for beautifully detailed pictures, but their mirrorless design means the camera bodies and matching lenses can be smaller, lighter, and more portable — great for snapping memorable pics when you're on the move.

The Sony ILCE-6000 with E-series lenses

The ILCE-6000 camera body is compatible with Sony E-series lenses, so you can choose the one that's right for you.

DSLR quality in a point-and-shoot body

For sharp, detailed photos in a lighter camera body, the Sony Alpha ILCE-6000 is tough to beat. A large 24.3-megapixel CMOS sensor guarantees high-resolution images. The sensor works with Sony's lightning-quick BIONZ™ X processor to record greater natural detail, richer tonal gradations, lower noise and more realistic images whether you shoot stills or video. Enhanced Fast Hybrid auto focus combines speedy phase-detection AF with highly accurate contrast-detection AF, so you get ultra-fine focus in the blink of an eye. Once it's locked in, you can shoot up to 11 frames per second—ideal for immortalizing a touchdown run, or baby's first steps.

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See the light

If you're shooting at a birthday party, and you want to make sure you can see faces in a darkened room, you may want to use the built-in flash. For more lighting options, the ILCE-6000 has a hot shoe that will let you add a sophisticated accessory flash when you want one. Then there are those times when you just want to use the light you have: overlooking Paris at night, or Christmas lights in your hometown, for instance. For those times when atmosphere matters, the camera has an extended ISO (exposure) range from 100-25000. That's plenty of flexibility for a low-light masterpiece.

Share instantly with Wi-Fi

The ILCE-6000 can team up with your smartphone or tablet, allowing you to wirelessly transfer photos and video to your mobile device for instant online sharing. If you're an Android™ user, Near Field Communication allows you to pair the camera to a compatible device with just a quick tap.

Highlights:

  • 24.3-megapixel Exmor® APS-C sensor for highly-detailed images
  • Wi-Fi connectivity and easy NFC pairing with compatible smart devices
  • uses Sony E-mount lenses
  • ultra-fast autofocus with BIONZ X processing engine
  • up to ISO 25600 sensitivity for superior low-light imaging
  • 3" high-resolution (921k-dot) tilting LCD screen
  • OLED viewfinder (1.4 million dots) gives a clear view of what you're shooting
  • full HD 1080/60p video
  • 179 autofocus points for tracking a moving subject
  • built-in flash
  • compatible with downloadable PlayMemories™ camera apps that help shoot, share and save photos using Wi-Fi
  • up to 11 frames per second for shooting continuous action
  • micro HDMI output (cable not included)
  • rechargeable NP-FW50 battery included
  • make external connections to computers and monitors with included micro USB cable
  • 5-3/16"W x 2-11/16"H x 1-13/16"D
  • weight: 12.1 oz. (with battery)
  • warranty: 1 year parts and labor
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
LCD Screen Size 3"
Adjustable-angle LCD Yes
Wi-Fi Built-in
Touchscreen No
Waterproof No
GPS-enabled No
Lens 35mm Equivalent None included
Optical Zoom N/A
Digital Zoom 4x
Filter Diameter N/A
Manual Focusing Yes
Manual Exposure Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
HDMI Output Micro
Memory
Internal Memory None
Memory Media Memory Stick PRO Duo + PRO-HG Duo
Image
Effective Megapixel Count 24.3
Total Megapixels 24.7
Image Stabilization Optional
Highest Resolution 6000 x 4000
HD Video Recording 1920 x 1080/60p
Dimensions
Width (inches) 5-3/16
Height (inches) 2-11/16
Depth (inches) 1-7/8
Weight With Battery (ounces) 12.1
Warranty
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Product Research
What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • ILCE-6000 digital camera body (black)
  • Camera body cap (attached)
  • NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion battery (7.2V 1020mAh 7.3Wh)
  • 23" USB cable (Type A USB on one end and Micro USB on other end)
  • AC-UB10C AC adapter (DC output: 5V 05A)
  • Eyepiece cup
  • Neck strap
  • Instruction Manual (English)
  • Instruction Manual (French)
  • Warranty sheet
  • Updating the camera lens software
  • Wi-Fi Connection/One-Touch (NFC) Guide
  • Online Product Registration sheet
  • Lenses & Accessories brochure

Our Product Research Team

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Recording Features
Built-in Wi-Fi
Play And Print Functions
Battery Information
Software

Recording Features

Overview: The Sony α6000 (ILCE-6000) alpha series camera kit contains the α6000 camera body, along with a rechargeable battery, adjustable neck strap, and USB cable. The α6000 has built-in Wi-Fi, an APS-C-sized image sensor, and is compatible with Sony E-mount lenses.

Note: This "body only" package does not include a lens.

Compatible Lenses: The α6000 has an E-mount, and is compatible with the full line of Sony E-mount lenses. With the LA-EA 4, LA-EA3, LA-EA2 or LA-EA1 Mount Adapter, the camera can also use Sony A-mount lenses, and select Minolta/Konica lenses.

3" Tiltable LCD Screen: The α6000 uses a 3" LCD screen with 921,600 dots. You can tilt the LCD up approximately 90° for low angle shots or approximately 45° for high angle photography. The brightness of the LCD monitor can be adjusted in 5 steps from -2 to +2.

0.39" OLED Electronic Viewfinder: The 0.5" high contrast OLED electronic color viewfinder has 1,440,000 dots, and provides approximately 100% field of view. You can adjust the brightness in 5 steps. The built-in diopter lets you adjust the viewfinder image to your individual eyesight. You can set the camera to switch between the LCD screen and viewfinder automatically when you look into the EVF, or choose one or the other in the camera's menu.

Display Options: You can choose how much information appears in the viewfinder and LCD monitor. There are five options each for the LCD screen and Viewfinder: Graphic Display, Display All Info, No Display Info, Level, and Histogram.

Live View: The α6000's Live View lets you use the LCD screen and Electronic Viewfinder to frame your photos as you shoot. When the Live View display is set to "Setting Effect On", the LCD or viewfinder will provide an accurate preview of your photo, including the white balance, exposure compensation, creative style or picture effect. With the "Setting Effect Off", you can check the image composition without the effects of the exposure settings.

Image Sensor: The α6000 features an APS-C-sized Exmor CMOS image sensor (23.5 x 15.6mm). It has approximately 24.7-million total pixels and 24.3-million effective pixels.

Still Image Recording Formats: The α6000 can record still images JPEG file format in Standard and Fine compression rates. You can choose to shoot in 3:2 or 16:9 aspect ratio, and in large, medium, and small image sizes. You can also record still images using the RAW format, which is uncompressed with no processing performed in the camera. RAW images must be transferred to a computer for processing, editing, and printing using the downloadable Image Data Converter software. You can set the α6000 to record a RAW and a JPEG image (Large, Medium, or Small) at the same time. You can select the following image sizes:

  3:2 16:9
Large 6000 x 4000 (24M) 6000 x 3376 (20M)
Medium 4240 x 2832 (12M) 4240 x 2400 (10M)
Small 3008 x 2000 (6M) 3008 x 1688 (5.1M)
RAW (L) 6000 x 4000 (24M) 6000 x 3376 (20M)

Panorama Photos: The Panorama mode lets you record panoramic images by holding down the shutter button as you pan across the scene. Panoramic photos can be taken in several different resolution settings:

  • Standard:
    • Vertical: 3872 x 2160 (8.4M)
    • Horizontal: 8192 x 1856 (15M)
  • Wide:
    • Vertical: 5536 x 2160 (12M)
    • Horizontal: 12416 x 1856 (23M)

Movie Recording Formats: The α6000 can record 16:9 Full High Definition movies with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video and 2-channel Dolby Digital audio. Movies can also be recorded in MP4 mode with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video and MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2-channel audio. You can select from the following bit rates/image quality:

File Format Average Bit Rate Resolution
AVCHD 60p 24M (PS) 28 Mbps 1920 x 1080 (60p)
AVCHD 60i 24M (FX) 24 Mbps 1920 x 1080 (60i)
AVCHD 60i 17M (FH) 17 Mbps 1920 x 1080 (60i)
AVCHD 24p 24M (FX) 24 Mbps 1920 x 1080 (24p)
AVCHD 24p 17M (FH) 17 Mbps 1920 x 1080 (24p)
MP4 1440 x 1080 12M 12 Mbps 1440 x 1080 (30fps)
MP4 VGA 3M 3 Mbps 640 x 480 (30fps)

Dual Media Options: The α6000 camera accepts two types of media for capturing still images: Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, and Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, plus SD, SDHC, and SDXC Memory Cards. The maximum number of images that can be recorded on a memory card formatted with this camera varies slightly between the two types of media.

Clear Image Zoom: Clear Image Zoom increases the effective focal length of the lens by up to 2.8x (Medium images) or 4x (Small images) by digitally magnifying the center of the image. Combined with the camera's Digital Zoom and Optical Zoom, you can increase magnification up to 8x over the lens' maximum focal length.

Fast Hybrid AF System: The α6000's Fast Hybrid auto focus system combines phase-detection auto focus with highly accurate contrast-detection AF for lightning fast auto focusing. Phase Detection uses 179 densely placed AF points to quickly move the lens to bring the subject nearly into focus. Then Contrast Detection's 25 focus points fine-tunes the focusing, resulting in the sharpest images. You can choose from the following Auto/Manual Focus Modes:

  • AF-S (Single-shot Auto focus): The camera focuses and the focus is locked when you press the shutter button halfway down. Recommended for use with motionless subjects.
  • AF-C (Continuous Auto focus): The camera continues to focus when you press and hold the shutter button halfway down. Recommended for use when the subject is in motion.
  • AF-A (Automatic AF): Single-shot AF and Continuous AF are switched according to the movement of the subject.
  • DMF (Direct Manual Focusing): After focusing automatically, you can make fine focusing adjustments manually.
  • Manual Focus: When it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus mode, you can adjust the focus manually. This mode allows you to set the distance of a subject by rotating the focusing ring to achieve a sharp focus.

AF (Auto focus) Area: You can select between 4 settings:

  • Wide: The camera focuses automatically on a subject in all ranges of the image.
  • Zone: You can select a zone (consisting of 9 focus areas) on the monitor on which to focus.
  • Center-Weighted: The camera uses the AF area located in the center area exclusively.
  • Flexible Spot: You can change the size of and move the focusing area in order to focus on a small subject or narrow area.

Focus Lock: If a subject is off-center and outside of the AF area, you can lock the focus of the camera.

AF Illuminator: When you press the shutter button halfway down a red illuminator is emitted until the focus is locked. Under dark lighting conditions or when you shoot a low contrast subject, the AF illuminator allows the camera to focus more easily on the subject. The AF illuminator has a range of 3'-4" to 9'-9".

Drive Modes: The camera offers the following shooting modes:

  • Single Shooting: Default setting for standard picture taking.
  • Continuous Shooting: At full resolution, the camera can record continuously up to 2.5 frames per second. In Speed Priority Continuous, the frame rate increases to a maximum of 11 fps.
  • Self-Timer: You can set the camera to three different self-timers:
    • 10 Second: After you press the shutter button, the shutter will be released about 10 seconds later. This is convenient when the photographer wants to appear in a photo.
    • 2 Second: After you press the shutter button, the shutter will be released about 2 seconds later. This is convenient to reduce camera-shake.
    • 10 Seconds/3 or 5 Images: The camera records 3 or 5 images continuously after a 10 second delay. You can choose the best shot from the shots taken.
  • Bracket Shooting: Bracket shooting allows you to shoot 3 or 5 images, each with different degrees of exposure (base exposure, under exposure, and over exposure). You can select the bracket step value from 0.3EV, 0.5EV, 0.7EV, 1.0EV, 2.0EV, or 3.0EV. After shooting, you can select an image that suits your intention.

Shooting Modes: The top-mounted Mode Dial lets you select from the following shooting modes:

  • iAuto (Intelligent Auto): This mode allows easy shooting with settings adjusted automatically.
  • iAuto+ (Superior Auto): The camera recognizes and evaluates the shooting condition and sets the appropriate settings automatically. The camera saves one appropriate image by combining or separating images as necessary.
  • Program Auto: For shooting with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the aperture value), while allowing you to adjust other settings manually.
  • Aperture Priority: This mode allows you to shoot after adjusting the aperture value manually, letting the camera set the appropriate shutter speed. This mode gives you greater control over the depth of field.
  • Shutter Speed Priority: This mode allows you to shoot after adjusting the shutter speed manually, letting the camera set the appropriate aperture. With a high shutter speed, the moving subject appears as if it is frozen on the image. With a slow shutter speed, the moving subject appears as if it were flowing.
  • Manual Exposure: This mode allows you to shoot after adjusting the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) manually.
  • Scene Selection: You can select an appropriate mode for the subject or the shooting conditions to allow you to shoot the image with a suitable setting for the subject: Portrait, Infant, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Backlight Portrait, Backlight, Landscape, Macro, Spotlight, Low Light, Night Scene (with tripod), and Hand-held Twilight.
  • Sweep Panorama: Shoot expansive scenery or high-rise buildings with dynamic composition.
  • Memory Recall: You can register often-used camera settings (including Shooting Mode, Aperture, Shutter speed) to the Memory Recall (MR) position on the Mode Dial for easy recall.
  • Movies: You can record movies in Full HD or standard definition in 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio. When selected on the Mode Dial, you can select the desired movie settings, including Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual Exposure.

Picture Effect: In Intelligent Auto or Superior Auto mode, you can select Picture Effect to get one the following effect filters to achieve more impressive and artistic expression: Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color (Red, Green, Blue, or Yellow), High Contrast Mono, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature, Watercolor, and Illustration.

Creative Style: The Creative Style function lets you select the desired image processing. You can adjust exposure (shutter speed and aperture) as you like with Creative Style. You can choose from: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, or Sepia. You can also adjust Contrast, Saturation, and Sharpness.

Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensation is used to alter the camera's standard exposure setting. You can make the image look lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure) The exposure compensation amount can be set up to +/-5.0 EV in 1/3-step or 1/2-step increments. When shooting movies, the exposure can be adjusted in a range of +/-2.0 EV.

AE Lock: You can fix the exposure before deciding on the composition when taking a picture. This is effective when the metering object and focusing object are different or when you want to shoot continuously while keep the same exposure value.

Metering Mode: A 1200-zone evaluative sensing system provides multi-pattern measuring for superior exposure control accuracy in a wide range of lighting conditions. You can select the method for measuring the brightness of a subject from the following three methods:

  • Multi Segment: This method uses the whole screen divided into 1200 zones to measure light.
  • Center Weighted: While emphasizing the central area of the screen, this method measure the average brightness of the entire screen.
  • Spot: This method measure light only in the spot metering circle in the center of the frame.

White Balance: You can adjust the color tones according to the lighting conditions. You can choose from the following WB options, and adjust the +/- 3 to fine tune the colors: Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White), Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Flash, Color Temperature, Color Filter, Underwater, and Custom.

Color Temperature/Color Filter: You can adjust the white balance further by selecting Color Temperature or Color Filter in the Custom White Balance option. With Color Temperature, the higher the number, the more reddish the image, and the lower the number, the more bluish the image. Color Filter achieves the effect of Color Compensation filters for photography. Based on the set color temperature as the standard, the color can be compensated to Green (G) or Magenta (M).

ISO Settings: ISO is a unit of measurement of sensitivity to light. The larger the number, the higher the sensitivity. The camera's ISO can be set manually or automatically, depending upon the exposure mode. The manual ISO range is 100 to 25600 in 1/3EV increments. For movies, the ISO sensitivity is 100-12800, selectable in 1 EV steps.

Built-in Flash: The α6000 has a pop-up flash. When using the built-in or an optional external flash, the camera offers several Flash Modes: Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, and Wireless. Red-eye Reduction can be turned on or off for each Flash Mode. You can adjust the amount of flash light in a range of -3.0 EV to +3.0 EV with the Flash Compensation feature. Flash Bracketing is also available.

Multi-Interface Shoe: The α6000 is equipped with the Multi-Interface Shoe, allowing you to use an external flash, such as the HVL-F20M, HVL-F43M, or HVL-F60M. The ECM-XYST1M stereo microphone is also compatible.

Connections: The camera has the following connections:

  • Micro HDMI: The Micro HDMI (Type D) connection outputs video and audio via a Micro HDMI-to-HDMI cable (not supplied). The camera automatically recognizes an HDTV and sets the output resolution to 1080i or 1080p. When connecting to a Sony Bravia Sync-compatible TV via HDMI, you can operate the camera using the TV's remote control.
  • Micro USB: The camera's Micro USB port lets you connect the camera to a computer for transferring photos and movies via the supplied USB cable. The camera also connects to the supplied AC adapter via the USB cable.

Built-in Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Overview: The Sony α6000 has built-in Wi-Fi so you can interface the camera with your smartphone or Wi-Fi-enabled laptop computer and wirelessly perform various shooting and playback functions. The camera also supports NFC (near field communication).

PlayMemories Mobile: To interface with the Sony α6000, your smartphone must have the PlayMemories Mobile application. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and requires iOS 5.0 or later. It is also compatible with Android smartphones and tablets with the Android 2.3 - 4.4 operating environment.

NFC (Near Field Communication): By touching an NFC-enabled Android smartphone or tablet to the "N" mark on the right side of the camera, the smartphone will be connected automatically via Wi-Fi, and the PlayMemories Mobile app will be launched. The two devices must touch for approximately 1-2 seconds to make the connection.

Wi-Fi Functions: The following wireless functions can be performed with the α6000:

  • Smart Remote: You can use a smartphone as a remote controller for the camera. Still images shot via remote control are automatically sent to the smartphone's memory. You can also change some of the camera's settings, including EV, Self-Timer, and Review Check.
  • Send to Smartphone: You can transfer still images to a smartphone for viewing. Images can be transferred in its original image size, or resized to 2M or VGA. RAW images are converted to JPEG format before being transferred.
  • Send to Computer: You can transfer images stored on the camera's memory card to a computer connected to a wireless access point or wireless broadband router in order to easily make backup copies.
  • View on TV: Images can be viewed on a network-enabled TV.

Play And Print Functions

Playback Screen: You can view your photos back as a single image on the LCD monitor, as an Index View, or as a Slide Show. During Index View mode, you can view 12 or 30 images at once.

Auto Review: After an image is recorded, you can have the camera automatically display it on the LCD monitor for two, five or 10 seconds. You can also turn off auto review.

Image Rotation: Vertical shots can be rotated automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback. This can be done manually or automatically.

Slide Show: You can automatically play back still images continuously in a slide show. You can set the interval to 1, 3, 5, 10, or 30 seconds.

View Mode: There are four View Modes to choose from for playing back images and movies: Date View, Folder View (Still), Folder View (MP4), and AVCHD View.

D-Range Optimizer/Auto HDR: The camera allows you to correct the brightness and contrast of an image automatically, using the D-Range Optimizer (DRO) and Auto High Dynamic Range functions. The DRO optimizes the gradations of a recorded image in each area of the image; you select the optimal level from Lv1 (weak) and Lv5 (strong). When Auto HDR is selected, the camera shoots three images with different exposures, then overlays them to create one image with the correct exposure and an overlaid image.

4K Still Image Playback: The α6000 can output images in 4K resolution to an HDMI-connected TV that supports 4K. The 4K playback function can be selected in the Playback Menu only when the camera is connected to a 4K-compatible TV via HDMI or Wi-Fi.

Protect Images: You can protect all images on your memory card or select only certain images to be protected from accidental erasure.

Printing Options: The camera offers the following printing options.

  • DPOF Compatible: Using the camera, you can specify the images and the number of images to print before you print images at a photo-shop or with your printer.
  • Memory Card: You can print images with a Memory Stick or SD card compliant printer.
  • Computer: You can copy images to a computer using the available downloadable software and print the images.

Battery Information

InfoLithium Battery: The α6000 is powered by the NP-FW50 InfoLithium battery (supplied). The battery communicates data to the camera, so that the percentage of battery power remaining can be displayed. Approximately 360 still images or 90 minutes of movies can be recorded with the supplied battery using the LCD monitor.

Charging: The NP-FW50 InfoLithium battery requires approximately 5 hours 10 minutes for a full charge, using the supplied AC-UB10C AC adapter and USB cable.

Power Save: You can set different time intervals for the camera to switch to Power Save mode. You can set the interval to 10 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, 5 minutes, or 30 minutes. Once the camera goes into Power Save mode, you can return to the shooting mode by pressing the shutter button halfway.

Software

Downloadable Software: The α6000 does not include software in the box. Instead, Sony offers software for Windows- and Mac-compatible computers for importing still images and movies recorded with the camera to your computer. The software is compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7 (SP1), Windows Vista (SP2), and Mac OS X v10.6 - v10.8 operating systems. You can download the software to your computer using the appropriate URL provided in the supplied Instruction Manual. The following downloadable software is compatible with the camera:

  • PlayMemories Home: With PlayMemories Home, you can view your images, and use various convenient features to enhance the images you have shot. PlayMemories Home is required for importing AVCHD movies to your computer.
  • Image Data Converter: Image Data Converter software is needed for playing back and editing images recorded in RAW format with various corrections, such as tone curve and sharpness. With Image Data Converter, RAW images can be adjusted with white balance, exposure, Creative Style, and converted into JPEG or TIFF formats.
  • Remote Camera Control: Remote Camera Control can be used to control the camera from your computer. You can also change the camera's settings, perform interval timer shooting, and record images directly to the computer.
 
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4 out of 5

Not a substitute for an SLR

Written By Leslie, Saipan, MP on Sunday, October 12, 2014
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First off, the camera is that good -- but be warned it's for season shooters, if you'll be picking this camera as a substitute for an SLR pls don't. This can be your go to "on the go" camera because this thing is light compare to my SLR. What i like about this camera is that it takes good quality pictures because of its APS-C focusing system. What bugs me is that the battery really hogs the power of the camera, really descent but common Sony guys. If you'll be taking pictures primarily for casual and family use this is a keeper but if you're expecting a speedy camera for that wedding event better go with an SLR. Bottomline this camera is amazing just don't expect too much if you're a season SLR shooter. How i wish Sony people would give us rebates for extra batteries ha-ha!!!
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5 out of 5

Great camera

Written By Larry, Amherst, NY on Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Having owned 3 NEX series cameras as well as many others, this a6000 is the best yet, trouncing my prior NEX-7.
Pros:
Fast AF, relatively small and light, moderate cost, nice EVF, flash,,and smartphone integration
Cons:
Needs a really good small pancake lens to make it a true pocket camera
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5 out of 5

Sony Alpha 6000

Written By WayneR, Charlottesville, VA on Wednesday, August 27, 2014
 
Tremendous camera- I used it primarily as a camera off of a surgical microscope to document procedures for lecturing and patient education. I like it so well that I bought another for personal use. It has replaced my big Canon and it's attendant lenses (I got the Zeiss 16/70 f4 and e Sony 70/200 f4 to replace the equivalent in Canon). Much less to lug around. And more megapixels. And faster focusing.
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2 out of 5

ILCE-6000 Unrealized potential

Written By Stuart B., West Palm Beach, Florida on Wednesday, August 06, 2014
 
I've had my A-6000 about a month, maybe 500 photos - and it is a camera with unrealized potential. After shooting back to a Pentax and Nikon F1- I find the absence of a manual very hard to manage - the camera behaves very well as a point and shoot, good quality photos with Lightroom corrections applied to the lenses I own, but it has several shortcomings (below) that reduce it to a point and shoot.
Pros:
Good to excellent image quality with Lightroom lens corrections applied. Very light, well balanced, and very quiet. Remote operation from a cell phone open creative windows in time lapse and distance wildlife that were well beyond my budget.
Cons:
No manual is unacceptable. I shoot wildlife and the camera just won't focus on birds in flight - the shutter just locks up and the body laughs at me. I'm reduced to manual focus for any moving shots. Finally they pointed out a foot note n a blog comment that says the fast auto focus is disabled above F/8 (huh - maybe they think focusing isn't needed for a point and shoot), and focus won't work accurately on a blue sky. No autofocus - Over $1000, 1 star.
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5 out of 5

An excellent continuation of the APS-C E-mount lineup

Written By Joe M., Seattle, WA on Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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I have spent a week with this body and the SEL-P18105G, SEL-35F18, and SEL-55210. I am very impressed. Having owned the 5, 5N, 5R in the past, I'm surprised and disappointed that Sony omitted the horizon/level indicator. Why? Other than that, the JPEG output is impressive and the AF coverage and speed are the best I have seen to date. For the price, this is a whole lot of camera. It covers the areas and times when my other camera, an A99, cannot come along for the ride.
Pros:
Price, build quality, AF point coverage and speed, almost all functions can be assigned to so many buttons. I could not fill all of the available slots.
Cons:
These are minor, but they could be improved. The horizon level indicator (why?!). It would be nice to have a faster flash-sync speed. I have been through two different boxes. Are all of the new batteries now made in China? All Sony Alpha batteries used to be made in Japan, and they felt more solid. The new ones feel hollow, but they are certainly a bit lighter than the original NP-FW50's.
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5 out of 5

A6000-Top performer

Written By Marty S, State Island, NY on Saturday, May 31, 2014
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This camera performs better than my Nikon D5200 full size DSLR. Compact size and full control of camera functions and picture taking modes. All the advantages of a DSLR in a relatively small package.
Pros:
Small size, electronic viewfinder,sturdy construction, great ergonomics and most of all fantastic photos.
Cons:
Sony and Zeiss lenses can be rather expensive.
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5 out of 5

Sony A6000

Written By Roger, Los Angeles on Saturday, May 03, 2014
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Love this camera. Moved up from a NEX-5N. It's a little bigger but not much, still feels compact. I use this with the SELP18105G lens and the 50mm 1.8 and feel that's all I need to carry around with me. Very versatile setup. EVF is very clear, burst rate is excellent. Photos I've taken with the camera can be seen on my Tumblr http://rgrxdgr.tumblr.com/ Definitely recommended to anyone who is moving up from the "lower" end NEX models but do not want to invest in full frame just yet (A7).
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