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Sony a6000 Guides
Sony a6000 Overview
The Sony a6000 was announced on February 12th 2014 and has since gone on to become one of the most sold mirrorless cameras in the world, often claiming top spot on Amazon in their mirrorless camera sales charts.
The a6000 was also my first ever Sony Alpha camera and also the camera that inspired me to start this Alpha Shooters blog and community.
In this video adventure sports photographer and Sony Ambassador Chris Burkard demonstrates exactly how well the a6000’s auto-focus tracking works when shooting surf photography:
Despite record sales for over 6 years the a6000 was finally laid to rest in 2020 and the Sony a6100 took over the reins as Sony’s entry level 6xxx series APS-C camera.
DPReview awarded this camera their Gold Award and concluded their in-depth review with the following:
The a6000 brings Sony’s latest interface improvements and enhanced JPEG processing to a well-featured, competitively-priced mid-range camera. Its stand-out features are its comprehensive video controls and continuous autofocus performance unprecedented at this price. The flexible but optically average power zoom make this a highly capable and compact package.DPReview
Is the a6000 still worth buying in 2021?
It certainly is!
Yes the a6100 will focus faster, has real-time tracking, animal Eye AF and 4k video, but if you don’t need these features then the a6000 is still a great buy!
If you do decide to pick-up an a6000 then you might find my Sony a6000 Top 10 Lenses Guide helpful.
Sony a6000 Key Specs
- 24.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
- Bionz X image processor
- Still image ISO 100-25600
- Hybrid AF system with 179 phase-detect points and 25 contrast-detect points
- Built-in flash + Multi-Interface Shoe
- 11 fps continuous shooting with subject-tracking
- 3-inch tilting LCD with 921,600 dots
- OLED electronic viewfinder with 1.44M dots
- Diffraction correction, area-specific noise reduction, and detail reproduction technology
- Full HD video recording at 1080/60p and 24p; clean HDMI output
- Wi-Fi with NFC capability and downloadable apps
- 285 g / 0.76 lb / 10.05 oz with battery and memory card
You can find the full Sony a6000 details and specifications over on Sony’s product page.
Sony a6000 FAQs
The Sony a6000 was announced on February 12th 2014.
The single memory card slot supports SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I compliant) and Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo cards.
The Sony FP-FW50 W-series rechargeable battery.
No. The Sony a6000 has an APS-C sensor with a 1.5x crop factor compared to a full-frame 35mm sensor.
This a6000 is neither dust-proof, nor splash-proof, nor water-proof.
The Sony a6000 has a 24.3 megapixel sensor.
285 g / 0.76 lb / 10.05 oz with battery and memory card
The a6000 body only includes: AC adaptor (AC-UB10), Eyepiece cup, Lens cap, Micro USB cable, Power cord, Rechargeable battery pack (NP-FW50), Shoulder strap. If you order the a6000 with the 16-50mm Kit lens then you also get the SELP1650.
The maximum fps (frames per second) for the mechanical shutter of the a6000 is 11 fps.
The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
The Sony a6000 is more of an enthusiasts camera than a professional camera.
The a6000 does not support silent shooting.
Yes it does but only in AF-S mode (autofocus single shot).
No, the a6000 does not support animal eye autofocus, only human eyes are detected.