Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens
We recently added this camera to our arsenal, taking us to 3 Sony cameras! Yep we’re sold on Sony. This camera is surprisingly compact and light for the high quality images and video it delivers for an affordable price. We us it with the Sony Gun Zoom mic to record our ‘production’ style videos (as opposed to on-the-fly travel videos) and are impressed with the quality. It’s not so large that you don’t want to take it out with you for a day either, so we usually end up carrying both this and the Sony RX100, plus if we are expecting to see wildlife, we will also take our Sony HX400 which has an incredible zoom. Get a decent sized memory card and extra batteries and charger for this so you don’t run out when you need it most.
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The a6000 brings Sony’s latest interface improvements and enhanced JPEG processing to a well-featured, competitively-priced mid-range camera. Its stand-out features are its comprehensive video controls and continuous autofocus performance unprecedented at this price. The flexible but optically average power zoom make this a highly capable and compact package.
- 24 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- ISO 100-25600 (expandable to 51200)
- Hybrid AF with 179-point focal plane phase-detection and 25 contrast detect points
- Up to 11 FPS continious shooting
- 3-inch tilting LCD with 921,000 dots
- OLED electronic viewfinder with 100% coverage and 1.4 million dots
- Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
- SD/SDHC/SDXC and Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo memory
- Compatible with Sony E Mount lenses
- Great images from best-in-class sensor
- Small body with generally well placed controls
- Fast continuous shooting with class-leading autofocus
- Excellent level of control over video (including manual exposure)
- High quality, responsive viewfinder