Sony has released a new model of mirrorless cameras, which will replace the Sony NEX-6 and Sony NEX-7. Alpha A6000 received very fast autofocus, 24.3-megapixel APS-C sensor, built-in flash, as well as a set of advanced interfaces – Wi-Fi and NFC. Without optics model will cost $ 924.
The camera has a pretty strong design with predominantly straight lines. Pen to hold a pleasant covered rubber shell that comes to the opposite side. The handle is strong enough stands for better ergonomics. It is a button c1 and the shutter key.
Last aligned with the zoom lever. Below have door behind which can detect a removable battery and memory card slot SD. On the upper end of the housing are two of the disc. One is responsible for mode selection, and the second can be used for setting ISO or shutter speed.
Near there is a niche where it hides flash and a “hot shoe” for connecting accessories. In addition to the rotary 3-inch display (non-touch interface) is an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 1440K. On the side of the case has to swivel mount. Overall dimensions chamber 120 x 55.9 x 45.1 mm, weight – 285 g Available colors – black and titanium.
Includes: AC power cord, AC adaptr (AC-UB10), battery ((NP-FW50), shoulder strap, for optical connector, microUSB.
- 24.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
- Mount optics Sony E-Mount
- 3-inch swivel display with a resolution of 921 000 pixels
- OLED-viewfinder with increasing 0.7x
- Hybrid autofocus (0.06 seconds by CIPA)
- Continuous shooting 11 frames per second with the included autofocus
- Processor BIONZ X
- FullHD video recording
- Built-in WiFi and NFC
- Application Support Sony PlayMemories
- 360 shots per charge (CIPA)
Camera interface unified with all new models, including a series of compact Sony Cyber-Shot. Even those who have not previously had to deal with the products of Sony, to understand it is not difficult. Besides the main control buttons there are two allocated to which you can assign fast function.
Menu is divided into several sections, including settings, wifi, application, and viewing. Brightness Control Viewfinder is also carried out separately. It works without delay, and provides high-quality image. screen is easy to read even in direct sunlight, and swivel adds convenience. By default, the screen has an aspect ratio 16:09, but the mode is also available 3:02.
- Speed of the Shutter – 0.05 s
- Focusing speed
- wide angle – 0,175 sec
- full zoom – 0,175 sec
- readiness for the first picture from the turned off – 2.1 seconds
- format of picture – JPEG / RAW
- continuous shooting – 10.1 k / s
- duration of the series – 48 frames in JPEG, and 20 frames in RAW
Testing was performed with 16-50mm OSS lens. Delays in completing even long series was not found. Autofocus works quickly and accurately.
If you use the default settings color reproduction and brightness of images on top. Skin tones are natural, red-eye with the built-in flash is not available.
If you use the default settings for taking pictures on the street can barely missed definition. Along the edges of the frame also has a small loss of sharpness, but chromatic aberration and purple fringing is well controlled.
Up to 400 units of ISO noise is absent and the detail is very good. Small noise begins to appear at ISO1600 and more at ISO3200, but the details are still not affected. On the border of ISO6400 noise grows and already suffers noticeably clear.
Automatic white balance works well with incandescent and fluorescent light, but the presets give a more accurate result. Installation for fluorescent lighting give photo magenta hue.
Use this mode is very easy – just press the shutter button and rotate the camera in the desired direction. This should not be too quick. Resolution and the overall quality is very good, but sometimes may be present halos.
Alpha A6000 supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) and DRO for shooting in difficult lighting conditions. Even in automatic mode function works very well.
There is a large set of filters, but they can be applied only when the format JPG.
The camera is able to shoot FullHD video with stereo sound. In this case you can use the zoom.
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- high quality assembly
- nice appearance and ergonomics
- digital Viewfinder
- WiFi and NFC
- for the full potential requires a powerful lens
Alpha A6000 – is a compact but powerful device with a good price/quality ratio, but a potential buyer should also consider the purchase of a decent optics.