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Sony ILCE6000LB Compact System Camera with SELP1650 Lens Kit (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. 16-50mm power zoom lens included.
- 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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Sony ILCE6000LB Compact System Camera with SELP1650 Lens Kit (Fast Auto Focus, 24.3 MP, Electronic View Finder, Wi-Fi and NFC) - Black
|Delivery||FREE Delivery||FREE Delivery||FREE Delivery||FREE Delivery|
|Display Size||3 inches||3 inches||3 inches||3 inches|
|Item Weight||285 g||290 g||213 g||393 g|
|Lithium Battery Weight||59 g||17 g||160 g||40 g|
|Minimum Focal Length||0.63 inches||0.94 inches||0.41 inches||0.94 inches|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||24.7 MP||20.1||20.2 MP||16.84 MP|
|Optical Sensor Size||23.5 x 15.6 mm||13.2 x 8.8 mm||13.2 x 8.8 mm||MICRO 4/3"|
|Optical Zoom||3 x||3 x||3.6 x||3 x|
|Special Features||Shutter Priority||Serial Shot Mode||Serial Shot Mode||Serial Shot Mode|
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Style Name: ILCE6000LB.CEC | Colour Name: Black
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
Rechargeable battery pack (NP-FW50)
AC adaptor (AC-UB10)
Micro USB cable
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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Top Customer Reviews
This is an exceptional camera and you have to work hard to mess up a shot. The results you get are as close to "professional" quality as you can get this side of £3000. That is actually an understatement because unlike full frame DSLR's , you do not need to know anything about photography to take the perfect picture.
The body is much smaller and lighter than a DSLR. It won't quite fit in your pocket with the standard lens but it's easy to carry around all day in a small case. It is a quality piece of equipment and feels comfortable in the hand. I bought the silver version which has a nice retro look and reminds me of the Leica of the 60s.
It works in both j peg and raw modes so if you are into post production photoshoping that is a plus. The camera has 2 auto modes, and all the usual manual settings too. The auto focus is amazingly fast and because of its light weight, it makes it ideal for action photography or taking pics of the kids running about.
The lenses are interchangeable and you can mount full frame lenses with an additional adapter as well as the Sony e mount ones .The stock lens is superb and the zoom function is very smooth and perfect for framing shots.
Other noteworthy points are it has a hot shoe, an electronic viewfinder ( which has transformed my results) , an excellent flash which can be pointed at the ceiling and a tilting lcd screen.
It can shoot at an astonishing 11 frames a second in burst mode. You can happily shoot at 6400 iso without the standard size images getting grainy and in low light conditions it will take 3 exposures and merge them to give a far better result.Read more ›
Also, I think it's helpful to have some context - especially with cameras. In my case, I like to shoot casually; friends and family (kids), with some sports, holidays and cars. I have recently owned: A Sony Rx100 (simply outstanding), Fujifilm X-M1, Sony NEX6, Panasonic GM1 (crazy small and cute but terrible image noise), Canon S120 and Canon EOS40D.
What's so great about the A6000?
1) It's simply the most ergonomic of all the small APSC cameras anywhere near this price point. Only the Fujifilm X-T1 is better and that's twice the price! It is very compact but also feels very sturdy and comfortable grip for prolonged use. It feels like a real camera.
2) The photo quality is far superior to my RX100 or Fujifilm X-M1 in terms of sharpness and more natural looking skin tones - especially compared to the Fuji, which tends to make faces look a bit wax-like.
3) For kids, animals and sports it's simply unbeatable unless you pay more than twice the price. It is amazing at tracking fast moving objects from any angle or speed. It means that the photos have lovely depth of field - isolation of the main subject from the background - which is nicely blurred. The continuous shooting is approx. twice as fast as my previous digital SLR - again, amazing, I don't know how Sony have done but it works great.
4) Video is crisp, creamy-smooth panning, and the tracking focus helps the main objects really stand out - which smaller cameras simply cannot achieve. It looks stunning on a full-HD screen.Read more ›
Overall, for me this is the ideal camera and a nice step up from the NEX 6. It is small enough to be portable (with the 16-50 kit lens) but large enough to be ergonomically great to use.
The Sony APS-C sensor provides great results with nice rich JPEG colours. The tilt screen is extremely useful (especially for video) and the viewfinder is of very good quality.
The operation is pretty quick and its focus speed is greatly improved compared to the previous NEX models. However, Sony still have not caught up with the Panasonic micro 4/3 cameras that I have tried - they are unbelievably fast. What put me off the Panasonics though was the lower quality of their sensors, poor JPEG colours (noticeable green tint) and their own small collapsible lens.
The Sony E-mount lens range is slowly growing and offers some pretty good lenses. I love using the A6000 with the sel1670 Zeiss lens. It balances perfectly on the A6000 and provides an very useful 24mm to 105mm range. (Although that lens is generally way too expensive given what it delivers. I bought it from Amazon when they were selling it for just £400.) The Sony sel18200 lens is a good option if you need reach with a general purpose lens - although it does make the A6000 rather front heavy.
Overall I would thoroughly recommend this camera and the E-mount system.
However, there is one note of caution. If you plan on only using this camera with the kit lens then there may be better options. For example, you may be better off with one of the large sensor compact cameras such as the Sony RX100, Sony RX10, Canon G7X, G1X, Panasonic LX100, etc.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great camera, decent kit lens that performs well producing sharp photographs
Lovely and compact enough to carry all day
Been very pleased with this camera. Had it some time now and it hasn't let me down. Pictures are very clear and it is easy to use for the what I use it for. Read morePublished 19 days ago by dormouse
Ridiculously complicated non-touchscreen interface in an age where touchscreens are found even on the cheapest smartphones. Cryptic buttons have been showered on the back unit. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Talisman
This is a great Camera, I bought it as a replacement for my Sony A55-SLT.
It has manual controls; Aperture, Shutter speed. Read more
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