Summary

Highly Recommended awardIf you're looking for a mirrorless camera that's great at sports and action shooting, as well as delivering superb video, look no further than Sony's Alpha A6000 series. There's three models, the original A6000, the recent A6300 (which adds 4k video, weather-proofing and even better AF), and the latest A6500 (which takes the A6300 and adds a touch-screen and built-in stabilisation). All three are great choices, but if you don't need 4k video or weather-proofing, the original A6000 is simply hard to beat for value. It packs a 24 Megapixel APS-C sensor, electronic viewfinder, tilting screen, Wifi with NFC, 1080p movies up to 60fps and a hotshoe / accessory mount into a tiny body. Most exciting of all is the hybrid AF system which embeds phase-detect AF points across almost the entire sensor area, allowing it to confidently track fast-moving subjects wherever they may be

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Sony Alpha A6000 review

Samples

The following images were taken with a final production Sony Alpha A6000, fitted with the Sony 16-50mm power kit zoom lens. The A6000 was set to its best quality 24 Megapixel resolution and Fine quality compression with Auto White Balance and the Standard Creative Style style unless otherwise stated. Image stabilisation was enabled for hand-held shots and disabled for tripod based shots. All of the images below are available to download in larger or their original formats for analysis. Click on the desired image to access the files at Flickr.

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/320, Aperture:13.0, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:16.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/250, Aperture:11.0, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:16.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/400, Aperture:9.0, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:16.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/500, Aperture:9.0, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:50.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/500, Aperture:9.0, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:50.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/320, Aperture:9.0, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:16.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/250, Aperture:9.0, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:16.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/320, Aperture:9.0, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:50.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/320, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:35.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/400, Aperture:9.0, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:30.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/400, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:400, Focal length:50.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/1250, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:50.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/800, Aperture:8.0, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:50.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/640, Aperture:8.0, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:50.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/800, Aperture:8.0, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:50.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/1000, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:50.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/200, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:400, Focal length:50.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/50, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:3200, Focal length:50.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/80, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:3200, Focal length:50.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/320, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:50.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/500, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:50.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/200, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:400, Focal length:50.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/15, Aperture:8.0, ISO Sensitivity:1600, Focal length:16.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/15, Aperture:7.1, ISO Sensitivity:1600, Focal length:16.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/1250, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:25600, Focal length:27.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/640, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:12800, Focal length:27.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/320, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:6400, Focal length:27.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/160, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:3200, Focal length:27.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/80, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:1600, Focal length:27.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/40, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:27.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/20, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:400, Focal length:27.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/10, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:200, Focal length:27.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/5, Aperture:5.6, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:27.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:30, Aperture:20.0, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:50.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:1/30, Aperture:8.0, ISO Sensitivity:800, Focal length:16.0 mm

 

Above: Model:ILCE-6000, Model:ILCE-6000, Shutter speed:6, Aperture:8.0, ISO Sensitivity:100, Focal length:22.0 mm

 

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