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Sony a6000 Kit

24-megapixel mirrorless camera with 16-50mm lens

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Our take on the Sony a6000 Kit

For sharp, detailed photos from a light camera body, the Sony Alpha a6000 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.

The Sony ILCE-6000 connected to a computer

The a6000 camera can make a direct connection with your computer via USB, or use built-in Wi-Fi to upload photos.

DSLR quality in a point-and-shoot body

For sharp, detailed photos from a light camera body, the Sony Alpha a6000 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.

Starter lens included

One of the most exciting features of the a6000 zoom kit is the included 16-50mm lens. It's a perfect lens to get you started shooting great photos right out of the box. You're covered for portraits and action shots, with a little extra zoom for good measure. The camera body is compatible with Sony's line of E-mount lenses, so you can always add other specialized lenses if the need arises sometime down the road.

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 a6000 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 a6000 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.

Product Highlights:

  • 24.3-megapixel Exmor® APS-C sensor for highly-detailed images
  • Wi-Fi connectivity and easy NFC pairing with compatible smart devices
  • Sony E-mount 16-50mm zoom lens included
  • lens compatible with 40.5mm filters
  • 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
    • firmware update enables shooting in XAVC-S format at 60p, 30p, and 24p
  • 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
  • rechargeable NP-FW50 battery included
  • micro HDMI output (cable not included)
  • make external connections to computers and monitors with included micro USB cable
  • 5-3/16"W x 2-11/16"H x 2-3/4"D
  • weight: 16.2 oz. (with battery and lens)
  • warranty: 1 year parts and labor
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • ILCE-6000 digital camera body (black)
  • SELP1650 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens (attached)
  • 40.5mm Lens 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

Still learning the camera but I am more than happy thus far. Great camera!

Kyle, Oklahoma City, OK


Sony a6000 Kit Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(22 Reviews)

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Guest from Earlysville, VA on 10/11/2018

Fits perfectly in hand! Great quality photos!




Kyle from Oklahoma City, OK on 5/6/2018

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Still learning the camera but I am more than happy thus far. Great camera!

Pros: Easy to use and great build quality

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Needham, MA on 4/29/2018

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Great camera, good controls, busy menus, good photos, lots of features and good low-light range (but not so much better image quality for average shots than some good advanced P&S cameras to my eyes).



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Lynda from Fstrvl Trvose, PA on 1/17/2018

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We bought this camera for our son and daughter-in-law who are having a baby in Feb. They love it! Very easy to use!

Pros: Very easy to use!


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David from Signal Mountain, TN on 1/14/2018

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Bought this for my son who was going to New Zealand and wanted a good mirrorless camera. This one is a winner! He was able to use it quickly and he is posting amazing photos from his trip. The price on Crutchfield was the best and it was shipped as part of a package with a carrying case and several other useful items.



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Ron from Martinsburg, WV on 1/1/2018

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Great Product, Great Service



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Crutchfield customer from Port Jefferson, NY on 11/10/2017

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Bought it for my 14 year old granddaughter who has just joined the photography club as a freshman. She thinks it's a great camera & takes very good pictures. She is learning how to use all the features from her class. When she gets the basics of it all, I will probably buy her the telephoto lens; but for now, she loves it!!!



Great Camera, Great Price

Carlos Obando from San Francisco, CA on 6/28/2017

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Great camera, haven't had a chance to use it much but I love the stills resolution.

Pros: Light weight, great pic resolution.

Cons: None

Great camera

Monika from Astoria, NY on 6/25/2017

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I just used it on my first trip and got beautiful photos. Camera is small, lightweight and easy to use. Definitely worth it.



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Crutchfield customer from South Carolina on 4/28/2017

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So far I love this camera. I was able to take it out and use it right away which I loved, but there are lots of functions and options I need to learn about. I bought it with the kit lens and am very pleased as a beginner. The camera is much less bulky than the dslr cameras I looked at. Crutchfield was great to work with and I also recommend buying this product from here.



Driving My Family Crazy With All The Pictures I've Been Taking

Matthew from Canton, OH on 3/19/2017

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I love this camera! Especially the grip. It is also a great size and weight, and even looks amazing. There is a steep learning curve for a novice like me that has always used basic point and shoot cameras and cell phones for my photography needs. The menu and available settings can be overwhelming, but I've found them to be well worth exploring and experimenting with. Lots of online look-ups and video websites of settings that I don't know what they are. Pictures taken on the auto setting don't come out bad by any means, but they can be so much better than auto with this camera. I knocked a star off because the kit lens is just not that great (the camera itself is 5 stars). It doesn't have the clarity that I was hoping for. I ended up purchasing the Sony SEL35F18 lens because the Sony 16-50mm kit lens was so disappointing. The new lens is phenomenal. I wish I had just purchased the camera body and then the SEL35F18 and not wasted the extra money on the kit. Something thing that kind of bugs me is that I think Crutchfield sent me an open box camera. I watched a few unboxing videos on YouTube and other people had a tag and sticker on their camera that were missing on mine. This prompted me to check the shutter count and sure enough, it wasn't zero. There weren't many shots taken with it, but still. Everything seems to work okay and I was able to register it without issues, but I paid full price for a new camera, not an open box return.

Pros: Great feel. Great weight. Great size. Looks great. Solid build. Rubber grip is phenomenal. Amazing photos!

Cons: None yet

Crutchfield response on 4/3/2017 We appreciate the review. We've reached out to Matthew to address the concern about the open-box item. It looks like what Matthew describes is consistent with the packaging from the manufacturer. Our warehouse team checked a brand new camera and told us this: "The box does not have a seal on it from Sony. The camera is only wrapped in a white bag."

Really satisfied with purchase

Crutchfield customer from Harrisonburg, VA on 3/8/2017

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Great camera for novice. However, it is not a point and shoot. Will do that, but much more powerful. Buy this if you want a professional camera in addition to point and shoot. Continues to surprise me with functionality. Just downloaded app to iPhone that lets me Transfer photos to iPhone AND control shutter, all within its own network. Neat. You also need to look at YouTube videos on operation. Highly recommend.



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Crutchfield customer from San Jose, CA on 11/2/2016

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My Sony a6000 was delivered really quickly to me in California. Loved that there was a bundle of the camera bag, wipes, and memory card included.I would definitely recommend shopping with Crutchfield!



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Jennifer from Spring, TX on 9/16/2016

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Overall the camera takes high-resolution, clear, quality photos. I do not really like the auto-cropping feature that Sony has automatically turned on...but it can be easily turned off. The Auto-crop function (along with a less-expensive brand of memory card I was using) might have something to do with some of my photos being ruined with large, solid bars across more than half my photos. I think Memory Card I was using, along with my quick camera shots, couldn't keep up sometimes with the high-speed of the auto-crop. I recommend this camera for a mid-level beginner to expert photographer.

Pros: - Great Resolution - Great Quality - Interchangeable Lenses - Works basically as good as a DSLR, maybe better than some models

Cons: - Auto-Cropping - Zoom function for looking at photos taken (can't figure out how to zoom in to see the details) - Could use a better camera guide with the camera

Crutchfield response on 9/20/2016 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Keith from River Edge, NJ on 9/1/2016

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So far so good. I have had it only 2 days as of this writing, but I own a Sony Alpha 7 Full Frame SLR that is a great camera. I wanted something a bit smaller and this seemed the right choice.

Pros: Great EVF especially when shooting Video.

Cons: As with all Digital cameras there are far too many menus and settings. Do we really need so many choices?

Terrific Enthusiast camera without needing to go dSLR

Meade from Charlottesville, VA on 7/7/2016

My wife and I just had our first baby and we wanted something that could take photos much better than a cellphone, but without the bulk and necessary experience of a full frame dSLR. After many reviews we settled on the Sony a-6000. It has been the perfect balance of exceptional photos, low bulk, and small learning curve. Our photos are turning out great, and we didn't have to break the bank. Highly recommend.

Pros: Small size, point-&-shoot simplicity if desired Great lowlight, great autofocus, great speed

Cons: I wish it came with the no-cable style wall charger. Instead, it comes with a short length of USB to plug it in.

Great Alternative to DSLR

Christopher from Raleigh, NC on 4/20/2016

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I've had the camera for about a month and I'm very pleased with the purchase. I was looking to make the step up from point and shoot camera to something with interchangeable lenses. I stumbled onto info about mirrorless cameras. I did lots of research and this camera kept popping up. The new A6300 was being released and I was tempted to purchase that. But once I learned about the differences between the 2 camera, I felt that the A6000 had everything I needed. The camera is pretty easy to operate and the controls are pretty intuitive. I would recommend watching a couple of youtube demos of the camera to learn more about it. You can take really good pictures right out of the box using auto mode. But, once you know how to use more of the settings, you'll be able to take stunning photos. Some people are not to keen on the kit lens. With this package, you get the kit lens at a nice discount and it is useful to have a smaller lens in case you want the camera to be more compact. I recommend using the kit lens for a couple of weeks and then see what type of photos you're taking. At that point, you can think about purchasing another lens.

Pros: Fast (fast focusing & fast shutter speed), compact (compared to DSLRs), and excellent photos

Cons: None at this point

Great camera

SabMoAlex from Virginia on 12/6/2015

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Great camera. You get a lot for the money. No matter your skill set, this camera works for all. It's light, compact, awesome kit lens, and easy to use. Best of all takes great images.

Pros: Light, compact, kit lens is great.


great camera, steep learning curve

Guest from Virginia on 11/29/2015

Once you know the menus, and you have set up your custom functions, this is a great camera. However, as other reviews have said, it is not weatherproof, and it easily attacks dust onto the sensor when you change lenses.




Crutchfield customer from Georgia on 3/23/2015

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I'm impressed! Smaller than "normal" DSLR cameras. Great focusing, easy to use, sharp pictures.



Great buy

Torry from Los Angeles, CA on 10/29/2014

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It's a great buy: great quality of product, great price, great gift with purchase. and I was amazed by Crutchfield's shipping speed, the package arrive on time and safely, well packed too!

Pros: Size and weight is pretty good Really fast for object in motion capture well in darker envornment too

Cons: limited lens selection Price is high compare to a5000


HENRY F from Mendon, NY on 9/5/2014

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Outstanding unit. kit lens is great and I found that I can use my Leica lenses on this camera with a metabones adaptor and get superb results. Really fast focus.

Pros: Fast Focus, great manual focus assist, good grip, light,

Cons: Need more great lenses like fuji has


Hands-on research

Features and Specs

LCD Screen Size 3"
Adjustable-angle LCD Yes
Wi-Fi Built-in
Touchscreen No
Waterproof No
GPS-enabled No
Lens 35mm Equivalent 24-75mm
Optical Zoom 3.125x
Digital Zoom 4x
Filter Diameter 40.5mm
Manual Focusing Yes
Manual Exposure Yes
Built-in Flash Yes
HDMI Output Micro
Internal Memory None
Memory Media Memory Stick PRO Duo + PRO-HG Duo
Sensor Size APS-C
Megapixels 24.3
Image Stabilization With included lens
Highest Resolution 6000 x 4000
4K Video No
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080/60p
Width (inches) 5-3/16
Height (inches) 2-11/16
Depth (inches) 2-3/4
Weight With Battery (ounces) 12.1
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research

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

Recording Features

Overview: The Sony α6000 (ILCE-6000L) alpha series camera kit contains the α6000 camera body and the E16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS zoom lens (SELP1650), 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. With the LA-EA4 Mount Adapter (or earlier version LA-EA2), the camera can also use Sony A-mount lenses, and select Minolta/Konica lenses.

Firmware Update Available: An update to the camera's internal software is available from the Sony website. This update enables the camera to record movies in XAVC S format at 60p, 30p, and 24p. Recording XAVC S movies requires the use of a Class 10 or faster SDXC memory card.

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.

Included Lens

Lens Overview: The ILCE-6000L kit includes the E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS zoom lens (SELP1650).

Power Zoom (PZ): The 16-50mm lens features a powered zoom control. To zoom in and out, a spring-loaded slide control can be moved in one direction or the other. When the camera is turned off, the lens retracts to less than 1-1/2" in length.

Optical Steady Shot (OSS): When the SEL1650, or another "OSS" lens is mounted to the camera, you can activate the Optical SteadyShot image stabilizer in the menu. Optical SteadyShot compensates for camera shake without sacrificing image quality by internally shifting lens elements. OSS gives you more flexibility when shooting in low light situations, or when zooming in on distant objects.


  • Lens Type: Sony E-mount
  • Focal Length: 16-50mm (24-75mm in 35mm format)
  • Filter Diameter: 40.5mm
  • Angle of View: 83° - 32°
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 9.84" (W) - 12" (T)
  • Maximum Aperture: f/3.5 (W) -  f/5.6 (T)
  • Minimum Aperture: f/22 (W) -  f/36 (T)
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.215x
  • Aperture: 7-blade circular
  • Lens Construction: 9 elements in 8 groups
  • Dimensions: 2.549" (Diameter) x 1.402" (Length)
  • Weight: 4.1 ounces

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.


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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I wanted a good camera instead of using a cell phone all the time. This camera had great reviews. [ Matthew  Aug 30, 2017 ]
Price break and was looking for a compact "SLR" that can use my Sony SLR "A" mount lenses [ DEXTER  Nov 28, 2016 ]
great reviews plus great price [ JAMES  Nov 23, 2016 ]
I wanted to move to a light-weight camera that delivered photos equivalent to a DSLR. I am pleased with my choice. [ Maureen  May 08, 2016 ]
Similar features to the Sony A58 camera, but smaller and lighter frame, quicker auto focus is a plus for a novice like myself [ travis  Mar 10, 2016 ]
With the information online and positive feedback from a friend who has one, this seemed to be perfect for our upcoming trip. [ Scott  Jan 20, 2016 ]
The versatility and power packed functions in a small package. 20,000 pictures later I am very pleased with the results. I would purchase this many times over. [ Dennis  Dec 18, 2015 ]
Its versitality [ BRENDA  Dec 15, 2015 ]
Love this camera! [ Jose  Dec 09, 2015 ]
size, performance, reviews, price [ Richard  Dec 07, 2015 ]

1 question already asked

The camera already has a very good electronic viewfinder. [ Diego  Mar 30, 2015 ]
It has a great built in view finder [ Peter  Mar 30, 2015 ]
Zero! The a6000 already has an excellent viewfinder. [ John L.  Mar 30, 2015 ]