Brand

a6000

  • Built around a 24 MP APS-C sensor, hybrid autofocus, and a continuous shooting speed up to 11FPS, the Sony a6000 promises the shooting style and image quality of a DSLR in a compact package. The a6000 adopts the same gapless on-chip lens structure as the a7R and features a new-generation RGB color filter (first introduced on this model). Sony says that this technology will significantly increase light collecting efficiency. The top-mounted control dial and rear-mounted control wheel allow quick settings that vary depending on the shooting mode (including exposure, ISO and WB). In addition, there is a Fn (function button) and seven customizable buttons, including two dedicated custom buttons which can be assigned any of 47 functions.

  • Body

    Body type
    Rangefinder-style mirrorless

    Sensor

    Max resolution
    6000 x 4000
    Other resolutions
    6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2832, 4240 x 2400, 3008 x 2000, 3008 x 1688
    Image ratio w:h
    3:2, 16:9
    Effective pixels
    24 megapixels
    Sensor photo detectors
    25 megapixels
    Sensor size
    APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)
    Sensor type
    CMOS
    Processor
    Bionz X

    Image

    ISO
    Auto, 100-25600 (51200 with Multi-Frame NR)
    White balance presets
    10
    Custom white balance
    Yes
    Image stabilization
    No
    Uncompressed format
    RAW
    JPEG quality levels
    Extra fine, fine, normal

    Optics & Focus

    Autofocus
    • Contrast Detect (sensor)
    • Phase Detect
    • Multi-area
    • Selective single-point
    • Tracking
    • Single
    • Continuous
    • Face Detection
    • Live View
    Digital zoom
    Yes (2X)
    Manual focus
    Yes
    Number of focus points
    179
    Lens mount
    Sony E (NEX)
    Focal length multiplier
    1.5x

    Screen & Viewfinder

    Articulated LCD
    Tilting
    Screen size
    3"
    Screen dots
    921,600
    Touch screen
    No
    Screen type
    TFT LCD
    Live view
    Yes
    Viewfinder type
    Electronic
    Viewfinder coverage
    100%
    Viewfinder magnification
    0.7x
    Viewfinder resolution
    1,440,000

    Photography features

    Minimum shutter speed
    30 sec
    Maximum shutter speed
    1/4000 sec
    Aperture priority
    Yes
    Shutter priority
    Yes
    Manual exposure mode
    Yes
    Subject / scene modes
    Yes
    Built-in flash
    Yes
    Flash range
    6.00 m (at ISO 100)
    External flash
    Yes (via Multi Interface Shoe)
    Flash modes
    Flash off, auto, fill-flaw, slow sync, redeye reduction, hi-speed sync, wireless control
    Continuous drive
    11.0 fps
    Self timer
    Yes (2 or 10 sec, continuous (3-5 shot))
    Metering modes
    • Multi
    • Center-weighted
    • Spot
    Exposure compensation
    ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
    AE Bracketing
    ±5 (3, 5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
    WB Bracketing
    Yes

    Videography features

    Resolutions
    1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
    Format
    MPEG-4, AVCHD
    Microphone
    Stereo
    Speaker
    Mono

    Storage

    Storage types
    SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo

    Connectivity

    USB
    USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
    HDMI
    Yes (micro-HDMI)
    Microphone port
    No
    Headphone port
    No
    Wireless
    Built-In, 802.11b/g/n with NFC
    Remote control
    Yes (wired or PC)

    Physical

    Environmentally sealed
    No
    Battery
    NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery
    Battery life (CIPA)
    420
    Weight (inc. batteries)
    344 g (0.76 lb / 12.13 oz)
    Dimensions
    120 x 67 x 45 mm (4.72 x 2.64 x 1.77″)

    Other features

    Orientation sensor
    yes
    GPS
    No