Sony Sony a6000 mirrorless camera announced today- claims "world's fastest autofocus camera"

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  1. α-One

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    Oct 18, 2013
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    Sony ILCE6000 mirrorless camera undeiled today by the company
    Sony added today to their increasing list of APS-C sensor based mirrorless system cameras(old NEX series), the new member called a6000, the successor to successful NEX-6 and NEX-7 and the one can claim the flagship model cap of that series. Sony claims that a6000 model has the 'world's fastest autofocus (delay under 0.06 sec) with its top notch precision accuracy and widest autofocus area with 179 phase detection and 25 contrast focus points, the review video below from a pre-consumer model illustrates same ( the claim is not a blind one). It also boasts a 24.3MP APS-C CMOS HD Exmor sensor (NEX-7 had same megapixel sensor) with new BIONZ X processor which is seen on sony's fullframe mirrorless models A-7 and A-7R. Along with high image quality features, it also holds some quality video capture abilities too.

    Sony a6000 camera image
    You can have a look at the short video review by ItsDanKReviews in which the reviewer really illustrated the a6000's autofocus both in still and video modes, before moving to further details. Its obviously faster, may be more than the recent fastest mirrorless model's 0.07sec in Fujifilm X-T1.

    Moving into further details , the new mirrorless interchangeable lens camera from sony holds many features like its predecessors like an EVF , a high quality tiltable LCD screen, builtin flash, Wifi with NFC etc to assist you with the photography. The OLED EVF is disappointly downgraded to 1.44 m dots (NEX-6 and 7 had 2.3m and 2.4m dot EVFs respectively) but has 100% frame coverage with 35° angle of view, but experts says, its brighter and large enough though low in resolution. The LCD is 921k dot and is tiltable with good viewing angles in day light and is similar display compared to NEX-6. Now, a6000 had 11 fps continous shooting , just 1 frame upgrade from 10 fps in NEX-6. With Wifi and NFC enabled you can use your android/iOS smartphone to control camera actions and also there are lots of Playmemories apps free as well as paid you can add to camera like Photo retouch free app and Time-lapse video app (paid). There are seven customizable camera buttons apart from 2 function button which gives you plenty of options to customize to your favourite camera settings.
    Even though Sony has high definition full HD video recording with various frame (60p, 60i, 24p cinema) and in AVCHD or MP4 formats with dedicated video button, focus peaking and zebra lines etc equipped in this camera, you might feel some options like external mic-jack and head-phone jack missing, but you are not looking at a high end camera here. But with micro-HDMI you can record uncompressed full HD video using external recorders, aslo there is 4K still image output to a compatible resolution TV. Now, with the price it is announced with, there is not much room for disappointment i would say.

    If you compare side by side the Sony's line of mirrorless cameras with a6000, the new camera is slightly bigger than NEX-6 and NEX-7, but same size of sony a-7/a-7R without EVF bump. I'm sure you will notice the difference, but it gives optimum feel for a handheld camera which i feel its best.

    Sony Alpha ILCE 6000 Specifications list
    - 24.3MP APS-C Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor
    - BIONZ X Image Processor
    - 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
    - Built-In Wi-Fi NFC and Flash
    - Fast Hybrid AF with 179 Phase-Detect Points and 25 Contrast Detect points
    - Up to 11 fps Shooting and ISO 100-25600
    - Multi-Interface Shoe and Built-In Flash
    - Auto Object Framing and Multi Frame NR
    - Sony E- lens mount
    - Max shutter speed - 1/4000
    - Exposure Compensation- +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV
    - Memory Card compatibility- MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
    - Clean Full HD output via external recorders
    - Battery - NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery with 420shots capacity

    Sony a5000- NEX-6- a6000 comparison below(DPreview)

    Sony a6000 preview videos

    Sony a6000 sampe shot image (courtesy ePhotozine)
    What is Sony ILCE600 mirrorless camera to customers?:- Aimed at enthusiasts and serious amatuers, Sony a6000 is going to satisfy average customers with its highlighted features like fastest autofocus and great photo capabilites. With $650 body only and $800 for 16-50mm lens kit, this camera is price under NEX-6 and NEX-7 with some awesome features and negligible missing specs. But at professional level , customers will feel the lack of features missing from it, but keep in mind its not for you.

    PreOrder Links:-
    Sony a6000 Body only - AmazonUS for $648, Adorama for $648, BHPhoto for $648, WexUK for £599+Camera bad and 32GB memory card. Also available from Sony official websites across Europe. The camera will be shipped on April 20 2014.
    Sony a6000 with 16-50mm lens Kit - AmazonUS- for $798, Adorama-$798, BHPhoto for $798, WexUK for £729+ free camera bag and 32GB memory card.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2014

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