Sony A6000 Hands On First Look

Yesterday, Sony announced its new mirrorless camera – the A6000. This new model is a replacement for the popular NEX 6 camera introduced in 2012.

Sony A6000 - front

Externally the A6000 looks pretty similar to the older version, however there are some very interesting internal changes to the camera including:

  • Sensor: 24 Megapixel APS-C.
  • Image processor: New Bionz X fast processor.
  • Sensitivity: 100-25,600 ISO.
  • Shutter speed: 60- 1/8000 seconds.
  • Viewfinder: digital – 1.4M-Dot OLED (down from the NEX 6 – 2.36M dot EVF).
  • LCD: 90 degree tilting 3.0″ 921k dot.
  • Wireless Connectivity: Wi-Fi/NFC + Sony apps.
  • Advanced features: Focus Peaking,  clean HDMI output and zebras.
  • Shooting speed: up to 11fps burst shooting  (AF-S) with AF.
  • AF: new Hybrid AF system with 25 contrast-detect and 179 phase-detect points and 92% coverage (compared to 50% in the NEX 6).
  • Flash: Built-in/external flash.
  • Video: Full HD video recording at 1080/60p and 24p
  • Price: Just under $650 body only (on pre-order at B&H) or just under $800 (on pre order at B&H).

On the video above you can see Andrew Hoyle from CNET taking a first look at the A6000 and some of its changes.

Sony A6000 official video


You can find many more photography gear announcements and new products on our photography gear section here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.


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