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Sony ILCE6000B Compact System Camera Body (Fast Auto Focus, 24.3 MP, Electronic View Finder, Wi-Fi and NFC) - Black
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Overall score: 80%
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- Sony’s 24.3MP Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor; Fast Hybrid Autofocus system; SVGA Tru-Finder.
- 24.3MP Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
- Fast Hybrid Autofocus system
- Sharp SVGA Tru-Finder OLED viewfinder
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The a6000 brings Sony's latest interface improvements and enhanced JPEG processing to a well-featured, competitively-priced mid-range camera. Its stand-out features are its comprehensive video controls and continuous autofocus performance unprecedented at this price. The flexible but optically average power zoom make this a highly capable and compact package.
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Colour Name: Black | Style Name: ILCE6000B.CEC
Lightest in its class, this interchangeable-lens digital camera delivers astonishing performance in a compact body. It boasts the world's fastest AF performance* (0.06 seconds) - one that outshines entry-level DSLRs - thanks to a 179-point focal plane phase-detection AF sensor. So, you need never miss a photo opportunity again, even with a fast-moving subject
AC adaptor (AC-UB10)
Micro USB cable
Rechargeable battery pack (NP-FW50)
From the Manufacturer
Quicker autofocus than a DSLR
Shoot better with the α6000: 24 MP quality, fast autofocus — and very portable. Add an OLED Tru-Finder, manual controls and a range of lenses, for an enhanced alternative to bulky DSLRs.
Fast AF performance
Capture every subject clearly with unparalleled precision, at record speed, thanks to Sony’s advanced Fast Hybrid AF with vastly improved phase-detection and contrast-detection capabilities. Fast data reading from the image sensor, high-speed BIONZ X data processing, more advanced AF algorithms and optimised control of the lens drive delivers approximately 35 per cent faster performance than in previous systems.
11 fps continuous shooting with AF tracking
When your subject is moving fast, 11 fps continuous shooting with AF tracking performance ensures you capture the decisive moment. This feature makes the maximum of the tracking performance of Sony’s wide-area 179 phase-detection AF points to accurately track your subject anywhere on the screen.
179 AF points over nearly the entire screen
In addition to 25 high-speed, high-precision contrast-detection AF (Fast Intelligent AF) points, the improved Fast Hybrid AF system features 179 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.
24.3-megapixel APS-C image sensor
Create images of astounding beauty that surpass your expectations with Sony’s 24.3-effective- megapixel APS-C image sensor. The same size as found in most DSLRs, this sophisticated sensor offers high sensitivity in dimly lit environments and striking foreground and background defocusing. You’ll enjoy the increased light collecting efficiency of a gapless on-chip lens structure, low noise throughout a wide sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 25600 and high corner-to-corner image quality with lifelike colour, detail and smooth tonal gradations that reveal every nuance of your scene.
BIONZ X image processing engine
Sony’s fast and 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 optimises the performance of any lens you mount to enable advances such as finer details at small aperture settings.
High-resolution OLED Tru-Finder
View every scene clearly and naturally on the bright and accurate OLED Tru-Finder viewfinder, which offers 100 per cent frame coverage. The optical system with four double aspherical lenses provides a wide viewing angle of approximately 33 degrees 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.
Swift, intuitive operation
Controls are refined for intuitive DSLR-style operation while viewing scenes through the viewfinder. The mode dial enables quick selection of shooting modes with your thumb, while the control dial and control wheel make it easy to set various parameters.
Tiltable 3 inches LCD screen
Shooting comfort is enhanced by a 3 inches 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. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually.
|Sensor Type||APS-C type (23.2 x 15.4 mm)||APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6 mm)||APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6 mm) Exmor CMOS sensor||APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6 mm) Exmor CMOS sensor|
|Megapixels||20.1 MP||24.3 MP||24.3 MP||Approximately 24.2 MP|
|ISO Sensitivity||ISO 100–16000||ISO 100–25600||ISO 100–25600||Still images: ISO 100-25600 (expandable to 51200), AUTO (ISO 100-6400, selectable lower limit and upper limit), Movies: ISO 100-25600 equivalent, AUTO (ISO 100-6400 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit)|
|Maximum Continuous Shooting Speed||3.5 fps (in Speed Priority Continuous Shooting mode)||11 fps (in High Continuous shooting)||6 fps (in High Continuous shooting)|
|Movie Recording Mode||AVCHD 2.0 / MP4||AVCHD 2.0 / MP4||AVCHD 2.0 / MP4 / XAVC S||XAVC S / AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant / MP4|
|Screen Type||3.0 inch wide type TFT LCD||3.0 inch wide type TFT LCD||3.0 inch wide type TFT LCD||7.5 cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT|
|Viewfinder||Viewfinder 0.39 inch -type electronic viewfinder (color)||XGA OLED, 1.0 cm (0.39 type) electronic viewfinder (colour)|
|Battery Life (Sill Shooting)||Up to 420 shots||Up to 360 shots||Up to 400 shots||Approximately 350 shots (viewfinder) / Approx. 400 shots (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)|
|Wireless and Network Capabilities||Downloadable Camera Apps, NFC One-touch functionality, Wi-Fi||Downloadable Camera Apps, NFC One-touch functionality, Wi-Fi||Downloadable Camera Apps, NFC One-touch functionality, Wi-Fi||NFC One-touch functionality|
|Interfaces||Multi/Micro USB Terminal||Multi Interface Shoe, Multi/Micro USB Terminal||Multi / Micro USB Terminal, PC remote|
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I've got a Sony NEX 5N and last year bought a Sony RX100 - mostly for its small size.
Although I have other cameras those are my main comparison cameras.
My main reason for buying the Sony a6000 was the Sony marketing of supposedly amazing auto-focus capabilities and also for the electronic view finder - which neither the NEX 5N nor RX100 have.
As well as landscapes I do also like to take occasional action shots of my dog and also wild life - a couple of years ago I went on a sea safari and got some excellent shots of dolphins and seals with my Nikon D700.
*** Auto Focus ***
The Sony a6000 has 179 AF points which the Sony marketing implies can quickly track any moving object in the frame and get perfect focus every time.
My young Labrador never stays in one place long enough and its a challenge getting action shots of her - hence my excitement when I saw the Sony marketing of the super fast autofocus system of the a6000 and the videos I saw on the Internet of the a6000 easily tracking fast moving subjects and every shot being in focus!
It looked like all I need do was whip out the camera, switch it on and it'd be able to automatically shot rapid action shots of my fast moving dog.
If only my experience matched the marketing. Instead the Sony struggled to even spot my small brown Labrador in outside locations ( fields, muddy paths etc ). Leaving it up to the Sony camera I was lucky to get any shots in focus!Read more ›
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 and more accurate focusing. In my Dad’s case he had an NEX5R and was struggling with the lack of an integrated viewfinder. Overall I’m pleased with my decision, in particular the additional clarity the extra pixels provide, although I initially didn’t notice any significant difference with the focusing except for a lag returning to full frame view when using auto focus with a manual tweak. My Dad is over the moon with his.
As I have used the camera over the last seven months, I have come to appreciate the additional focusing accuracy and noticed less need to manually tweak before confirming my shot, even when using macro for some extreme close ups. It was also the camera I chose to use for those infrequent lifetime events such as the solar eclipse, such was my confidence in the overall package.
My Dad never really got on without a viewfinder on his NEX5R and has taken like a duck to water with both the integrated flash and the viewfinder of the A6000. He found the change to the menu layout slightly trickier to get used to than I did moving from the NEX6 but after only a few weeks of use seemed to master the main differences sufficiently that he took me through the settings needed for the aforementioned eclipse.Read more ›
Controls are sensibly located, plenty of customisation of the buttons is available, and the menu system is logically laid out and easy to access.
I've been using this with a mixture of lenses. The SEL18200 (beer can) is my general use lens, and seems to have improved on the A6000. I've also had a lot of fun with the SEL16, which works as well on this as the 5N, and the SEL50 which is even sharper on this body than my earlier NEXs.
Low-light imaging isn't as clean as I got from the 5N, and low-light auto-focus is sluggish, but that's about the only flaw I can find with the camera.
You really won't be disappointed with this camera - I can't believe it's so cheap. It blows some CSCs costing twice as much out of the water.
I find that it's a easy camera to use but wish it had a touch screen. We are all so used to them from phones that to find a picture taking device without one seems odd.
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Brilliant piece of kit, I'm a Pro user and bought this for a bit of fun and a back-up camera. The more I use the camera and research the internet, the more i ask myself why spent... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Struan W.
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A stunningly good camera. Pity the software support is so dismal.Published 14 months ago by Wayne Gilbert