Sony Alpha a6000

Sony Alpha A6000 is the latest mirrorless camera that attracted a lot of attention. That’s because this camera offers the performance, handling, and quality as a DSLR but wrapped in a compact body design. The camera uses 24.3MP APS-C Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor like SLT-A77 and Alpha A7 which supported by BIONZ X Image Processor which three times more powerful than SLT-A99’s processor. Sony Alpha a6000 also features Tru-Finder 0.39″ 1,440k-Dot OLED EVF, 3.0″ 921k-Dot Xtra Fine Tilting LCD, Full HD 1080i/p AVCHD Video at 24/60 fps, Fast Hybrid AF & 179 Phase-Detect Points, Up to 11 fps Shooting and ISO 25600. Not only that, it also has Multi-Interface Shoe and Built-In Flash including Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC. The camera is expected to be available on April 2014.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½



Lens Mount Sony E-Mount

Camera Format APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)

+ Actual: 24.7 Megapixel
+ Effective: 24.3 Megapixel

Max Resolution 24MP: 6000 x 4000

Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.5 x 15.6 mm

File Formats
+ Still Images: JPEG, RAW
+ Movies: MP4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

Dust Reduction System Yes

Memory Card Type SD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo

AV Recording

Video Recording Yes

+ 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 24 fps
+ 1440 x 1080: 30 fps
+ 640 x 480: 30 fps

Video Format

    High Definition

1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (28Mbps)
1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (24Mbps)
1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (17Mbps)

    High Definition

1920 x 1080p / 24 fps (24Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 24 fps (17Mbps)

    High Definition

1440 x 1080 / 30 fps (12Mbps)

    Standard Definition

640 x 480 / 30 fps (3Mbps)

Aspect Ratio 3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo

Focus System

Focus Type Auto & Manual

Focus Mode Automatic (A), Continuous-servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M) , Single-servo AF (S)

Autofocus Points
+ Phase Detection: 179
+ Contrast Detection: 25


Viewfinder Type Electronic

Viewfinder Size 0.39″

Viewfinder Pixel Count 1,440,000

Viewfinder Eye Point 23.00 mm

Viewfinder Coverage 100%

Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 1.07x

Diopter Adjustment – 4 to +3 m

Display Screen 3″ Widescreen Tilting LCD (921,600)

Screen Coverage 100%

Exposure System

ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-25600

+ Type: Electronic & Mechanical
+ Speed: 30 – 1/4000 sec, Bulb Mode
+ 1/4 – 1/4000 sec in Movie Mode

Remote Control RM-DSLR2 (Optional)
Metering Method Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering

Exposure Modes
+ Modes: Aperture Priority, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Memory Recall, Movie, Programmed Auto, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Superior Auto, Sweep Panorama

+ Metering Range: EV 0.0 – EV 20.0

+ Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)

White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater

Burst Rate
+ Up to 11 fps
+ Up to 6 fps
+ Up to 2.5 fps


Flash Modes Auto, Fill-in, Off, Rear Sync, Red-eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Wireless

Built-in Flash Yes

Guide No. 19.69′ (6 m) ISO100

Max Sync Speed 1 / 160 sec

Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)

Dedicated Flash System TTL

External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, Wireless


Shutter Lag 0.02 Seconds

Continuous Shooting Up to 11 fps

Self Timer 10 sec, 2 sec

Connectivity HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0, Wired Remote Port

Wi-Fi Capable Yes

Included Software Requirements
+ Windows: Vista (SP2), 7 (SP1), 8
+ Mac: OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8


Battery 1x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2VDC, 1080mAh

Weight & Measure

Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.7 x 2.6 x 1.8″ / 120.0 x 67.0 x 45.0 mm

Weight 12.13 oz / 344 g with battery and memory card

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Sample Photos

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User Manual

Sony Alpha a6000 User Manual (PDF)

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