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Sony α 6000

Sony α 6000

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92 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
92

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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.

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Pros
  • Incredibly fast autofocus
  • Excellent image quality
  • Beginner-friendly interface
  • Integrated WiFiand EVF
  • Solid battery life
Cons
  • No microphone input jack
92 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
92

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

92
 

User Reviews

90
intrins
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
80
abepine
Buy the camera. You will not be disappointed. As someone who suffers from buyers...read more
90
kedmond
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
88
Average Critic Score
Product Review
T3
We like the sturdy build of the camera - the controls fell well placed and it sits comfortably in the hand, unlike some CSCs which can feel a little unbalanced once a lens in attached. The added Wi-Fi and NFC, plus the EVF and also neat tweaks and we look forward to taking the new sensor for a spin...
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TrustedReviews
As a result the familiar feeling Sony A6000 feels like a souped-up NEX-6 with improved handling. On this evidence many people will find themselves considering this new camera, even previous NEX owners will now have a good reason to consider upgrading.
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Gizmodo
Overall, the A6000 is a much more powerful camera with better image quality than its predecessor, which sadly, has some scaled back viewfinder hardware. Luckily, it's getting a scaled back price too: $800 coupled with the super compact 16-50mm power zoom lens.
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Pocket-Lint
The A6000 is all boxy lines and compact form, complete with E-mount for interchangeable lenses. It’s the company’s attempt to breathe new life into the compact system camera line, and although it’s not reinvented the wheel, it has successfully rebranded.
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Imaging Resource
On the inside, the Sony A6000 features a big sensor upgrade over the NEX-6 with a newly developed 24.3-megapixel EXMOR APS HD CMOS sensor coupled with Sony's BIONZ X image processor which was borrowed from the A7/A7R lineup.
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Expert Reviews
The new camera is aimed at the same kind of photography enthusiasts. There's still no touch screen, but you do get a thumb-controlled dial on the upper rear and a mode dial next to that. The dial is now recessed into the body, giving the whole design a far neater look.
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ePHOTOzine
The Sony Alpha A6000 is slightly larger than the NEX-6 it replaces, with a redesigned mode dial and command dial, the camera is still able to squeeze in the electronic viewfinder (EVF), a pop-up flash and hot-shoe on the top plate.
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Engadget
We had a few minutes to check out the A6000 ahead of CP+. We poked around the new interface, which we found to be a refreshing change from the NEX format of yesteryear. The A6000 is actually noticeably larger than the NEX-6, but not significantly so.
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DigitalCameraReview
A 16-50mm lens is included with the standard kit, and DCR had no problem changing the lens using the release button located near the bottom of the lens. It takes a little maneuvering to get the lens out after releasing it, but it prevents the user from unintentionally releasing the lens.
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CNET
The new sensor incorporates the latest gapless microlens technology that most modern sensors now use and coupled with the Bionz X processor I think we should see some pretty good photo and video quality.