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

Summary

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.

from $548+
Pros
  • Incredibly fast autofocus
  • Excellent image quality
  • Beginner-friendly interface
  • Integrated WiFiand EVF
  • Solid battery life
Cons
  • No microphone input jack
Sony Alpha 6000 review: a do-it-all mirrorless camera that's worth every penny

By now, you've probably had a chance to shoot with a compact interchangeable-lens camera, or you've at least caught a whiff of that never-ending mirrorless cam hype. Sure, we've run into a few duds, but the last few years have brought a slew of models that exceeded our already lofty expectations, with Sony often leading the pack. Still, $800 (or £669 in the UK) is a lot to spend on any gadget, and while you'd probably be safe making a purchase based on Sony's reputation in this space, we don't blame you for wanting a review.

We invite you to stick around even if you're not thinking about buying a camera today -- we're going to have some fun with this one. Sony's Alpha 6000 met its match with monkeys in Bali, delicious Hong Kong dim sum and the brilliant skyline of Singapore. Strap in and join us on a wild Southeast Asian adventure, powerful ILC in tow.

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Scores

Engadget

92
 

Breakdown

Video quality
8.0
Design and form factor
8.4
Battery life
7.1
Image quality
9.9
Ease of use
8.0
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Specs

α

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Sony E)
Resolution (effective)
24.3 megapixels
Sensor size
APS-C
Memory card
SD, Memory Stick PRO Duo
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Specs

α

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Sony E)
Resolution (effective)
24.3 megapixels
Sensor size
APS-C
Memory card
SD, Memory Stick PRO Duo
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