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Sony Alpha a6000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8528 reviews of Sony Alpha a6000. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviews about the price and size are on the whole positive. The portability and performance are also appreciated, but there are some mixed views about the control panel and memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha a6000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha a6000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 user reviews of Sony Alpha a6000 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the image quality and lens. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative views about the storage and memory.

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony ILCE6000 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with SELP1650 Lens Kit - Black (24.3MP)Sony ILCE6000 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with SELP1650 Lens Kit - Black (24.3MP)

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha a6000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1838 user reviews of Sony Alpha a6000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the image quality and price. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas comments about the control panel and reliability are different.

performance, usability, portability, price, image quality

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Alpha a6000 Interchangeable Lens Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom LensSony Alpha a6000 Interchangeable Lens Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Alpha a6000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Sony Alpha a6000 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. People really like the image quality and usability. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably.

performance, price, portability, usability, image quality

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Alpha a6000 24.3 MP Interchangeable Lens Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom LensSony Alpha a6000 24.3 MP Interchangeable Lens Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens

Jul, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Sony Alpha 6000 review: a do-it-all mirrorless camera that's worth every penny

 

There are more powerful mirrorless cameras on the market, but if you're looking to spend less than $1,000 including a lens, Sony's Alpha 6000 is a solid pick.

Incredibly fast autofocus ; Excellent image quality ; Beginner-friendly interface ; Integrated WiFiand EVF ; Solid battery life

No microphone input jack

Sony is continuing its winning streak with the Alpha 6000. This well-rounded camera should last you for several years of top-notch shooting, and at $800 (or £669) with the 16-50mm power zoom lens, your wallet will be in good shape, too. Advanced...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Richard Butler (dpreview.com)

Sony a6000 Review

 

Sony's NEX-6 was a departure from the company's usual lineup of mirrorless cameras when it was introduced in the Fall of 2012. It slotted in between the various NEX-5 models and the NEX-7, and staked out a middle ground between the two, aiming to offer...

24 megapixel APS-C sensor is one of the best in its class Small body with generally well placed controls Very fast continuous shooting Class-leading continuous autofocus Excellent level of control over video (including manual exposure) High quality,...

Flash exposures often misjudged No In-camera Raw conversion option Noise reduction can be a bit heavy-handed No touchscreen No electronic level gauge Battery life feels low (though provided charge percentage info helps judge remaining life) Specifying...

The a6000 is one of Sony's first E-mount cameras to eschew the NEX branding that first introduced the company's range of mirrorless cameras around four years ago. And, while it may look very similar to the

Jun, 2014

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Alpha 6000 (ILCE-6000) review

 

Editors' note, July 2, 2014: After evaluating subsequent products in this class, I've retroactively granted the Alpha 6000 an Editors' Choice for consumer mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras, replacing the older Alpha NEX-6. While it's not perfect,...

The Sony Alpha 6000 has seriously fast continuous shooting for the money, and its design improves upon its predecessor's already excellent one. Plus it's got an extensive feature set.

The movie record button remains annoying, and while it delivers excellent photo quality, it's not best-in-class in low light. It's also slow on startup.

Despite small annoyances, the Sony Alpha 6000 is a great overall camera for more advanced photographers who want something smaller than a dSLR, especially if they need the continuous- shooting speed.

May, 2014

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony Alpha 6000

 

The Sony Alpha 6000 focuses instantly and shoots at 11.1fps. Its image quality matches its speed, making it our Editors' Choice.

Incredibly fast autofocus. 11.1fps burst shooting with tracking focus. Amazing high ISO image quality. Sharp OLED EVF. Tilting rear display. In-body flash and multi-function hot shoe. Wi-Fi with NFC. Downloadable camera apps. 1080p60 video capture.

Overly sensitive eye sensor. Slow start up. EVF lags in very dim light. Lacks analog mic input. Some apps must be purchased.

There's an eye sensor that automatically switches between the rear LCD and the EVF, but it's got a bit of a hair trigger. If you're using the camera near your body, it turns off the LCD when the Alpha is just 3 inches away from you, and even my index...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Sony α6000

 

Sony has announced its latest Alpha-series ILC (Interchangeable Lens Camera) system, the α6000 (or a6000). The α6000 features a large 24.3-megapixel Exmor APS-C HD CMOS image sensor. FYI, this is the image sensor size most commonly found on...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Sony A6000 Review

 

With unusual cameras like the A7 and A7R, Sony's A6000 ran the risk of being overshadowed. Elevated from the NEX range to sit alongside Sony's full DSLRs with the Alpha prefix, the A6000 builds on the NEX-6 with a new 24.3-megapixel sensor and a flashy...

It’s easy to fall into the trap of discounting interchangeable-lens cameras as subpar to their DSLR counterparts, and certainly the early generations perhaps focused more on affordability and size than they did image quality. It’s also clear that the...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (letsgodigital.org)

Sony A6000

 

Sony Alpha 6000 reflex camera : The speedy new ILCE-6000 from Sony boasts the quickest AF performancei of any interchangeable lens digital camera, snapping subjects into sharp focus in just 0.06 seconds. From spontaneous smiles to towering tennis...

Style-matching optional accessories for the A6000 include the LCS-EBC just-fit Body Case that protects the camera from dust and everyday scratches. It’s possible to transfer data via connected USB, use the NFC function or mount the camera on a tripod...

Jun, 2014

Essential

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony A6000 Review

 

The Sony A6000 is a new compact system camera featuring a 24.3-megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, BIONZ X processor, a sensitivity range of ISO 100-25600, Fast Hybrid AF for optimal fast and precise autofocus as quick as 0.06sec with 25...

The Sony A6000 is a full-featured, responsive compact system camera that delivers excellent images in a variety of situations, all at a very competitive price that significantly undercuts its main rivals. Despite lacking a touchscreen interface and...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : imaging-resource.com (imaging-resource.com)

Sony A6000

 

The well-received Sony NEX-6 not only gets refreshed with the NEX "de-branding" we expected, but also upgraded with some very significant performance enhancements in the new Sony Alpha 6000 (from here on out called the A6000). Looking like a blend of...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

Amazon is Giving Away a Sony A6000 Kit [Ended]

 

Amazon is giving away a Sony A6000 with 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS lens. All you have to do is click a box on this page on Amazon. If you happen to win one of these, let us know in the comment below. Go...

If you happen to win one of these, let us know in the comment below. Good luck!

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:Mono / Stereo
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):350 / 360
Battery life (max):1.5
Battery Type:NP-FW50
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery / USB

Camera

Anti-dust function: / Y
Brightness adjustment:Y / Yes
Built-in processor:BIONZ X
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, RAW / DCF 2.0,Exif 2.3,MPF,RAW / DCF 2.0,Exif 2.3,RAW / DCF, Exif 2.3, RAW
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-4 - 3
Dioptre correction:Y
Eye Relief:0.827
Histogram:Y / Yes
Image processor:BIONZ X
Photo effects:Neutral, Vivid / Vivid, Neutral, Sepia
Playback mode: / Slideshow
Playback Modes:Slideshow
Saturation adjustment: Yes
Scene modes:Close-up (macro), Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Portrait, Sports / Landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, Sunset / Landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, Sunset, Night Portrait / Landscape, Night, Night landscape, Portrait, Sports, Sunset, Twilight / Landscape, Portrait, Sunset / Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Portrait
Self-timer:2, 10 / 2,10
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Auto
Smartphone remote support:Y
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Direct Sunlight, Fine, Fluorescent L, Outdoor, Sunny / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade, Underwater / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade / Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Flash

Certificates

Certification:CE

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Graphite / Graphite, Grey / Grey / Silver / White
Energy Star certified:N

Display

Display: / TFT
Display Diagonal:3
Display Diagonal (metric):2.95
Display resolution (numeric):1228800 / 921.600 / 921600
Field of view:100
Vari-angle LCD display:Y / Yes

Flash

External flash connector:Y / Yes
Flash exposure compensation: / Y / Yes
Flash exposure correction: / ±2EV (1/3 EV step) / ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Flash metering modes:
Flash modes:Auto / Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Flash on, Pre-flash, Slave / Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Flash on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Flash on, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization, Flash Off / Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Pre-flash, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization / Flash Off, Hi-speed sync
Flash sync-speed:0.004 / 1/160
Pre-flash: / Y / Yes

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam:Y / Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y / Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:117 / 179
Auto Focus (AF) points selection:Auto
Auto focusing (AF) modes: / Centre weighted Auto Focus, Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus / continuous auto focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection, Single Auto Focus / Continuous Auto Focus, Face detection, Single Auto Focus / Contrast Detection Auto Focus, Face detection
Closest Focusing Distance:9.84
Focus:
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Magnifier:Y
Normal focusing range:0.3 - 3 / 0.3 - 3.0 / 11.8 - 118.1
Normal focusing range (tele):0.3
Normal focusing range (wide):3
Smile detection:Y / Yes

Lens System

Digital Zoom:4 / 8
Extra/Smart zoom:2 / 4
Filter size:1.59 / 1.81 / 1.93 / 2.17 / 2.44
Fixed focal length:1.18
Focal length range (f-f):0.63 - 1.97 / 0.63 - 2.76 / 0.669 - 2.76 / 0.709 - 7.87 / 0.945 - 2.76
Lens mount interface: / Sony E
Lens structure:13/9 / 16/12 / 17/13 / 7/5 / 8/6 / 8/9 / 9/8
Lens structure (elements/groups):13/9 / 16/12 / 17/13 / 7/5 / 8/6 / 8/9 / 9/8
Lens Type:Standard / Telephoto
Maximum aperture number:22 / 36 / 40
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.5 / 11.8 / 12.4 / 2.95 / 4.13
Minimum aperture number:11 / 2.8 / 22 / 3.5 / 4
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.945 / 1.06 / 1.12 / 3.25
Mounting type:Bayonet
Number of diaphragm blades:7
Optical Zoom:3

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: / Y / Yes
ISO sensitivity: / 100, 200, 400, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, 51200 / 100, 200, 400, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, 51200, Auto / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, 51200 / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, 51200, Auto / 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 51200 / 100, 25600 / 100, 51200, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):25600 / 51200
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step) / ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE / Manual
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Matrix / Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot / Evaluative (Multi-pattern)

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, MS XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, MS XC-HG Duo, SDXC / MS PRO Duo,MS Pro-HG Duo,MS XC-HG Duo,SD,SDHC,SDXC / MS PRO, MS Pro-HG, MS Pro-HG Duo HX, RS-MMC, SD, SDIO / SD, SDHC / SD,SDHC,SDXC

Networking

Bluetooth:N
Near Field Communication (NFC): / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b,802.11g,802.11n

Other Features

Aspect Ratio: / 3:2
Built-in flash: Yes
Face detection:
USB connectivity: Yes
Video compression formats:

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included:Y / Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB
Carrying case: Yes
Hand strap: Yes
Handheld remote control:Y / Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:MILC / MILC Body
Image formats supported:JPG / JPG,RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):0.925 x 0.614
Image Stabilizer:N / No / Y / Yes
Image stabilizer location:Lens
Maximum image resolution:6000 x 4000
Megapixel:24.3
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Format:Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Sensor Type: / CMOS
Still image resolution(s):3008 x 1688 \n3008 x 2000 \n4240 x 2400\n4240 x 2832\n6000 x 3376\n6000 x 4000 / 6000 x 4000, 4240 x 2832, 3008 x 2000, 6000 x 3376, 4240 x 2400, 3008 x 1688, 12416 x 1856, 5536 x 2160, 8192 x 1856, 3872 x 2160 / 6000 x 4000, 4240 x 2832, 3008 x 2000, 6000 x 3376, \n4240 x 2400, 3008 x 1688, 12416 x 1856, 5536 x 2160, 8192 x 1856, 3872 x 2160 / 6000 x 4000\n3936 x 2624\n3008 x 2000\n3936 x 2624\n3008 x 2000\n1968 x 1312\n6000 x 3376\n3936 x 2216\n3008 x 1688\n3936 x 2216\n3008 x 1688\n1968 x 1112 / 6000 x 4000\n6000 x 3376\n4240 x 2832\n4240 x 2400\n3008 x 2000\n3008 x 1688
Supported aspect ratios:3:2, 16:9
Total megapixels:24.7

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y / Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
PictBridge: Yes
USB connector:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B
USB connector type:USB Type-B
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type: / Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/4000 / 1/8000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30 / 60

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra,Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard,Mac OS X 10.7 Lion,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Technical Details

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Image processor:BIONZ X
Magnifier: / Y / Yes
Smartphone remote support:Y / Yes
Viewfinder:1

Video

Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:60
Video compression format:AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / AVCHD, MP4
Video formats supported:AVC,AVCHD,H.264,MP4,MPEG / AVCHD,H.264,MP4,MPEG4 / AVCHD,MP4
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080 / 640 x 480,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder: / Electrical / Electronic
Magnification:0.71 / 1.07
Viewfinder screen size:0.39 / 0.5
Viewfinder type:Electrical / Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.78 / 2.35
Height:2.62 / 2.63 / 3.77
Lens diameter:2.39 / 2.51 / 2.55 / 2.62 / 2.68
Lens length:1.18 / 1.59 / 1.8 / 2.95 / 3.81 / 3.82 / 4.25
Lens weight:10.9 / 12.2 / 16.2 / 4.09 / 4.94 / 5.64
Weight:10 / 10.1 / 19.6
Weight (including battery):12.1 / 21.1
Width:4.72 / 5