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

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