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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.

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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.

Pros
  • Incredibly fast autofocus
  • Excellent image quality
  • Beginner-friendly interface
  • Integrated WiFiand EVF
  • Solid battery life
Cons
  • No microphone input jack
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Scores

Engadget

92
 

User Reviews

80
ryanmaclean
A great camera for taking portraits, fashion, glamour. In-studio, you'll want...read more
90
AstraLuna
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
100
starvsion
Just love this camera, has features of mid-range DSLR, takes amazing pictureread more
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Key Specs

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens
Lens mount
Sony E
Resolution (effective)
24.3 megapixels
Sensor size
APS-C
Memory card
Sd, Ms pro duo
Model
with 16-50mm lens

General

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Sony E) (Yes)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
24.3 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
APS-C
ISO modes
Auto iso, 100 iso, 200 iso, 400 iso, 800 iso, 1600 iso, 3200 iso, 6400 iso, 12800 iso, 25600 iso

Flash

Flash
Yes (Slow, Red eye)

Shooting

Focus
Af, Manual (179 points) (Tracking)

Imaging

Exposure modes
Aperture, Shutter, Manual, Program, Macro, Auto
Exposure compensation
Yes
Scene selection
Yes
White balance modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Flash, Flourescent, Custom

Other features

Remote control
Yes
Self-timer
Yes
Tripod mount
Yes
Water resistant
No
11 fps (max)
Screen size
3 inches
Screen type
OLED

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
Lcd, Optical (Yes) (Yes)

Storage

Memory card
Sd, Ms pro duo (Sdxc, Sdhc)

Image formats

Image formats
Jpeg, Raw
Video recording
Yes (MPEG-4) (1920 x 1080 (1080p))

Connections

USB
2.0
WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2) (Internal)
Video output
Yes (HDMI)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Photos per charge (CIPA standard)
360
Model
without lens

General

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Sony E) (Yes)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
24.3 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
APS-C
ISO modes
Auto iso, 100 iso, 200 iso, 400 iso, 800 iso, 1600 iso, 3200 iso, 6400 iso, 12800 iso, 25600 iso

Flash

Flash
Yes (External (shoe)) (Slow, Red eye)

Shooting

Focus
Af, Manual (179 points) (Tracking)
Shutter speed
1/ {"1":4000, "2":30} secs

Imaging

Exposure modes
Aperture, Shutter, Manual, Program, Macro, Auto
Exposure compensation
Yes
Scene selection
Yes
White balance modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Flash, Flourescent, Custom

Other features

Remote control
Yes
Self-timer
Yes
Tripod mount
Yes
Water resistant
No
11 fps (max)
Screen size
3 inches
Screen type
OLED

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
Lcd, Optical (Yes) (Yes)

Storage

Memory card
Sd, Ms pro duo (Sdxc, Sdhc)

Image formats

Image formats
Jpeg, Raw
Video recording
Yes (MPEG-4) (1920 x 1080 (1080p))

Connections

USB
2.0
WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2) (Internal)
Video output
Yes (HDMI)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Photos per charge (CIPA standard)
360