Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Plus 55-210mm Power Zoom Lenses

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  • Amazing quality in half the size & weight of conventional DSLRs, World’s fastest auto focus6 at 0.06 seconds and 179 AF points, Shoot 11 frames per second so you never miss any of the action
  • Capture life in high resolution and in low light with 24MP APS-C sensor and two lenses provide the tools you’ll need to start shooting immediately
  • What you see is what you get with built-in OLED viewfinder, Easy and intuitive controls help you shoot like a pro, Record Full HD 1080/24/60P video
  • Focus Sensitivity Range: EV 0 to EV 20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
  • OLED electronic viewfinder with 100 Percent coverage and 1.4 million dots

Specification: Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Plus 55-210mm Power Zoom Lenses

Batteries

1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer

No

Product Dimensions

11.99 x 4.52 x 6.68 cm, 285 Grams

Date First Available

Sept. 24 2014

Manufacturer

Sony Electronics Inc

Place of Business

SAN DIEGO, CA, 92127 US

Item model number

ILCE6000Y/B

13 reviews for Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Plus 55-210mm Power Zoom Lenses

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  1. Anthonx

    This review will evolve as I get to know the camera better. They provide a quick start manual about 30 pages that does not begin to cover the camera’s features, and it is tricky to locate the 200+ page manual online that covers everything, and even the longer manual doesn’t explain everything.

    The electronic viewfinder is great, I think in some ways better than optical viewfinder on DSLR, because it shows you if there are issues, such as color balance, with the picture you are about to take. And the picture in the EVF is sufficiently sharp and bright to be as satisfying as an optical viewfinder. You need the eyepiece on the viewfinder to shield it from outside light. Unfortunately that eyepiece falls off easily and you can expect to lose a few. UPDATE: The EVF is a struggle to use when it is really bright outside, such as when shooting in snow, and also does not let you see the effects of adjusting a polarizing filter.

    The Sony PlayMemories apps and software are required to upload via wifi to your phone or computer and the process is unreliable. However, plugging USB cable between camera and computer makes uploads easy, so you don’t have to take out the SD card. It’s a good thing, because the SD card is hard to take out; it is right next to the door that conceals it, and the door is so close to the card you can’t get a good grip on the card. UPDATE: The SONY PlayMemories app is required to transfer pictures to your phone or tablet and can be extremely frustrating to use. Some of the irritations: repeated asking entry of a complex password using your phone or tablet. More recently, the app would not run because I had to acknowledge an updated privacy policy, which I could not do because I was connected to the camera instead of the internet. If you don’t like proprietary apps that you have to use with hardware, this one will not make you feel any better.

    Zooming with the zoom ring is not seamless on the short lense, it lags a bit, might as well just use the electric zoom lever on the side of the lens.

    The flash redeye reduction function has to accessed through the menus, it cannot be set using the flash settings. Otherwise, direct access to change various shooting settings seems to work well.

    Picture quality is great! That’s the bottom line, isn’t it?

    Stay tuned.

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    UPDATE June 2019

    I just took this camera on a trip to Switzerland and really got to know it. Here are my comments:

    The Good
    • The camera is really manageable size and I wore it constantly. It can go in a coat pocket if needed. My son, on the other hand, left his DSLR in the hotel a lot because it was too big to carry around.
    • Picture quality is awesome and the camera focuses and shoots quickly
    • Automatic bracketing is a great feature but often not needed because the camera’s automatic exposure is usually spot on. Because it generates a lot of extra pictures, I now use it only on scenes where exposure is problematic.

    The Bad
    • Memory card is difficult to remove due to poor placement relative to the door
    • Complicated menus, not well organized, would prefer to have more direct access to functions
    • Playback of sound not very loud; would appreciate stereo earphone plug
    • Video record button easy to hit by accident, not easy to find by feel and stop recording without jiggling camera.
    • Manual zoom on the shorter lens is not truly manual but is an electric zoom that has lag.
    • Have to power on and extend the lens to view pictures

    The Ugly
    • Built-in flash not nearly powerful enough for fill in bright sunlight beyond a distance of about 5 feet. Sure, you can attach an external flash, but I don’t want to add that bulk to the camera.

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  2. B.Hemington

    No lens at all, even when seller listed it as “shown in photo” with a lens, and later says “body only”. What? Bad Chinese translation?

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  3. transformer

    had some quality issues. banding on pictures

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  4. W. Brown

    good vendor, with quick delivery
    the new camera and lenses were exactly as described

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  5. ray b.

    Camera and lens arrived as promised. So far the camera and lenses are working up to my expectations. Like the camera and the results I have been getting with it.

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  6. MALVIOUS

    Very good camera, lacks some small things but for anyone starting photography or is interested, I would definitely recommend. Auto focus on lower shutter speed is mehh, too slow or doesn’t focus 25% of the time. But the auto focus is good if the shutter speed is higher. I like it a lot!

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  7. Alde

    Simply fabulous. Takes a few days to get used to it, coming from a dslr (t3i). At first I was like what the f%ck did I do then I actually used it so far it only proved me wrong. Btw, turn airplane mode on and buy a or two spare batteries.

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  8. Saif Al Manam

    For beginners like myself, it’s incredible quality camera.

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  9. Cassidy

    I cannot tell you enough how much I love my Sony a6000. It is my most prized possession! This last July I started a travel blog (http://becauseshecantravel.com) and needed to “up my photography game”. After lots of shopping around and reviews, this seemed like the obvious choice. I got a screamin’ deal over Black Friday that includes the telephoto lens and a camera bag. I’m a fairly beginner photographer, but have taken classes sporadically and have gotten some great photos out of my iPhone camera. However, the jump from iPhone camera to this camera…wow. You will be so amazed!

    After using for about three months, here are my main takeaways:
    – Buy the telephoto lens, it is AMAZING. I wish I could always shoot with that lens, everything is perfectly crisp.
    – YouTube has a crap ton of helpful how-to videos on this camera. I had a weird auto-crop thing happening and was able to turn it off through YouTube tutorials. Same with the beeping sound when you focus. Check out the videos for sure if you have any questions.
    – The battery definitely runs out quickly. Since I had read about this issue before buying the camera, I invested in a charger with two additional batteries (NP FW50 RAVPower Camera Battery Charger Set), which was absolutely worth it and has been necessary more than once. You will run out of battery after about 300 photos (which goes surprisingly fast).
    – The process to switch lenses is super easy, well done Sony!
    – This is a great first step to professional photography. Particularly for travelers! It is very lightweight, even with the whole camera bag you hardly even feel it. An important feature for those of us on the go.
    – It has a pop-up flash! I didn’t realize this when I bought it, so that was a pleasant surprise.
    – The function to wirelessly transfer photos from my camera to my cell phone is hands-down my favorite feature. When I’m traveling wi-fi and computers can be spotty. Having the ability to send photos directly to my phone, to then post on social media, is invaluable. I think they undersell this feature, it’s so easy and useful!

    Overall, I love this camera and will recommend it to anyone and everyone who will listen to me.

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  10. Bugalydosh

    Professional photographer MASSIVELY IMPRESSED!

    I purchased this camera as our “family fun” and vacation camera (when do not want to lug around our heavy pro bodies and lenses).

    Highlights:
    The AP-C sized sensor is really amazing. The image quality is fantastic. The viewfinder is appreciated and functional!

    Pro’s:
    -Image quality rivals my old D7000, which was far heavier, bigger, more cumbersome and more expensive
    -Wifi is a GREAT feature! I can now take professional quality photos and send it to my smart phone for immediate posting to Facebook.
    -Digital viewfinder is great because it shows in real-time what your manual adjustments will look when you take your photo (as opposed to the snap/review process with pro bodies). It also turns the screen on/off automatically to conserve battery power.
    -Size and weight, I cannot believe they crammed so much tech into such a small body at such an affordable price!
    -Great lenses available (sold separately) for more advanced users or those looking for pro quality photos. #1 recommendation SEL35F18 35mm f/1.8 prime lens (becomes a fast 50 for this crop sensor, with stabilization)

    Cons:
    -In camera processing not as advanced as the older and lesser qualified Nikon J bodies
    -Not as weather sealed as Olympus or other mirrorless bodies (I was originally going to get another Nikon 1 series the AW for all weather, but the image quality wasn’t nearly as good… still, if I’m shooting in the snow/rain I’ll be paranoid this camera will break if getting wet or super humid as opposed to many other weather sealed options out there).
    -Raw quality isn’t easily compatible with Photoshop and RAW’s aren’t as impressive of an improvement/versatility as my Nikon bodies. Net, if you get this camera, just use it as a JPEG shooter and save on the card/computer memory.

    Some background on me; I shoot professionally and use Nikon bodies. My previous mirror less was a J3, but the image quality was too poor in low light conditions which led me to find an alternative. I am incredibly impressed with the Sony!

    If you want a camera you can take snowboarding or surfing I suggest the Nikon AW1 (more expensive and less image quality, but water/shock/freeze proof), if you take your camera in less harsh environments but still feel the in camera processing is important or would like a camera which handle the rain I suggest an Olympus, for a cheaper camera the Nikon J’s are great.

    If you want one of the best quality mirrorless cameras, and image quality is your priority, this is it.

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  11. Amazon Customer

    Flexible high quality camera. For amateur, delivers excellent photos in auto mode. As experience grows can start getting creative with multiple scene modes. For more expert photographers can shoot in aperture or shutter priority modes or full manual. Telephoto zoom lens is great for shooting children where getting too close might spoil the spontenaity of the action. Multiple shooting modes help capture action, and bracketing exposure option ensures perfect exposure. Smaller and lighter than most DSLRs but all the same features. HD video also a plus.

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  12. Subrata Shome

    Awesome picture quality,good focus,night mode is very fine and minimum noice,pro & expert mode working really awesome macro mode also helpfull.

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  13. Rita Hazarika Nath

    Very nice product

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    Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Plus 55-210mm Power Zoom Lenses

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