Sony A6000 Hands-On Review

Chris Niccolls from the Camera Store in Canada got the latest new camera from Sony – the A6000, which was announced only a few short weeks ago. His impressions, as you can see from the video above) were very positive, specifically when it comes to the focusing speed (which was always pretty good on the Sony NEX series in our experience).

Here is a quick recap on the main features of the new Sony A6000 (you can check out our original article on the A6000 – here):

  • 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).

You can find many more previews and reviews on our Photography review 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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