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Sony a6000 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm Lens

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Sony a6000 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm Lens
Key Features
  • 24.3MP APS-C Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Tru-Finder 1.44m-Dot OLED EVF
  • 3.0" 921k-Dot Xtra Fine Tilting LCD
Sleek and quick, the Sony a6000 is a versatile APS-C mirrorless camera offering a well-balanced combination of apt stills performance and Full HD video capabilities, along with fast AF performance and intuitive handling.
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Sony A6000 Overview

Sleek and quick, the Sony a6000 is a versatile APS-C mirrorless camera offering a well-balanced combination of apt stills performance and Full HD video capabilities, along with fast AF performance and intuitive handling.

Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body (Black)

The black Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera is a versatile and advanced mirrorless camera featuring a 24.3MP APS-C-sized Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor to produce high-resolution still images and Full HD movies with marked low-light quality and sensitivity to ISO 25600. Beyond notable imaging traits, the image processor also lends itself to continuous shooting up to 11 fps and an intelligent Fast Hybrid AF system that uses both phase- and contrast-detection methods to quickly and accurately acquire focus.

For live view monitoring, image playback, and menu navigation, both a large rear monitor and detailed electronic viewfinder are available. The 3.0" 921k-dot XtraFine LCD screen features a tilting design to facilitate easier use from both high and low angles and also incorporates WhiteMagic technology for easier viewing in bright conditions. The 0.39" 1,440k-dot Tru-Finder OLED EVF offers 100% frame coverage and a refined optical design to provide a natural viewing perspective and magnification. The body design of the a6000 also houses a configurable user interface, built around several customizable buttons and two control dials, for efficient and intuitive access to frequently used camera settings. Additionally, a Multi Interface shoe is available for attaching external flashes, continuous lights, or microphones.

Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, with support for NFC-enabled devices, is also integrated into the a6000 to support remote camera control and image sharing to linked mobile devices. In addition to these base features, with firmware version 2.0 users will have access to the XAVC S format for Full HD 1080p video at 24, 30, and 60 fps. This format will dramatically improve video quality by allowing the camera to capture images at a high bit rate of 50 Mbps, which holds more information than AVCHD for fewer artifacts. Along with this, users will be required to use Class 10 or faster SDXC memory cards with a capacity of 64GB or greater.

24.3MP Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor and BIONZ X Image Processor
The 24.3MP APS-C-sized Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor work together to produce high resolution, well-detailed imagery with minimal noise and notable low-light quality and sensitivity to ISO 25600. The sensor utilizes a gapless on-chip lens design, which fills the gaps between neighboring pixels with optimized lenses that match the angle of incidence to increase light gathering ability and produce edge-to-edge sharpness and quality. The processor also contributes to providing a wealth of speed throughout the camera system, including Fast Hybrid AF, a top continuous shooting rate of 11 fps, and Full HD 1080i/p video recording in multiple frame rates.
Fast Hybrid AF System
The Fast Hybrid AF system utilizes both a 179-point phase-detection system and 25-point contrast-detection system to achieve precise focus in as little as 0.06 sec. Utilizing a Spatial Object Detection algorithm, this fast focusing system first employs the phase-detection AF points to quickly bring the subject into focus and then uses the contrast-detection AF points, with wide AF coverage, to fine-tune the sharpness for ensured accuracy. Beyond supporting single shot modes, this system also provides AF tracking when shooting up to 11 fps in continuous high mode and functions seamlessly when recording Full HD movies.

For further refinement, a series of distinct AF modes can be selected from depending on the subject. Eye AF is a detail-oriented focusing function that can prioritize a subject's pupil and dedicate focusing performance on that for sharply-rendered portraits; Lock-on AF is a dedicated focusing method for use with moving subjects and adjusts the target frame size as the subject moves throughout the image frame; AF area settings allow you to prioritize specific regions within the frame for increased accuracy; and AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C (Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), and Manual Focus modes can also be chosen.
Full HD Video Recording
Full HD 1080p video recording is supported at 60, 30, and 24 fps in the high-quality 50 Mbps XAVC S codec. Other recording options include the ability to utilize the AVCHD and MP4 codecs, with support for recording up to 1080p60 video at 28 Mbps. Dual video recording is supported, as well, with the ability to select either XAVC S or AVCHD codecs plus a duplicate MP4 file to be recorded at the same time for greater efficiency when sharing videos online. Additionally, using the integrated HDMI type D output, both 1080i60 and 1080p60 uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2 video can be recorded to an optional external recorder.

Complementing the video capabilities of the a6000, a built-in stereo microphone is incorporated into the design and records audio in the Linear PCM 2-channel format for XAVC S movies, the AC-3 Dolby Digital format for AVCHD movies, and the MPEG-4 AAC-LC format for web-quality MP4 videos.

Manual focus peaking and a zebra function are also available, to benefit working in manual focus and to assure highlight detail is retained, respectively. A marker setting can be shown on the rear LCD as well, in order to display a center marker, guide frame, aspect marker, safety zone, and other pertinent features for video recording.
Body Design
Revolving around a compact and lightweight profile, the a6000 incorporates both an electronic viewfinder and a large rear LCD monitor. The Tru-Finder 0.39" 1,440k-dot OLED EVF features a refined optical system that integrates four double-sided aspherical elements to provide 100% frame coverage and a wide 33° viewing angle for clear edge-to-edge viewing. The electronic viewfinder's design offers a true live view image, which is able to simulate the appearance of the finalized image prior to shooting and also avails focusing aids, such as MF Assist and the Peaking function. The 3.0" 921k-dot rear Xtra Fine monitor is a larger alternative, suitable for making accurate compositions, reviewing imagery, and navigating the menu system. It features a tilting design that can tilt upward approximately 90° or downward 45° to benefit working from high and low angles. Additionally, WhiteMagic technology works to increase the overall brightness of the screen to better support use in bright or sunlit conditions.

Complementing the overall handling of the a6000 is a customizable user interface that includes an Fn function button and seven other buttons that can be adjusted depending upon user preferences and assigned to one of 47 different functions. Furthermore, two top dials offer an intuitive means for selecting crucial camera settings in a deft manner. A built-in pop-up flash, featuring a guide number of 19.7' at ISO 100, is available for working in difficult lighting conditions and a Multi Interface Shoe is also available for attaching additional on-camera accessories, such as flashes, video lights, and microphones.
Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity
Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity enables the a6000 to instantly share imagery to mobile devices for direct sharing online to social networking, via email, and to cloud storage sites. NFC (Near Field Communication) is also supported, which allows for one-touch connection between the camera and compatible mobile devices; no complex set-up is required. Once connected, the linked mobile device can also display a live view image on its screen and remotely control the camera's shutter.

Additionally, PlayMemories Camera Apps are also supported via the built-in Wi-Fi connection, and allow you to personalize the camera's features depending on specific shooting styles. Apps are available to suit creating portraits, detailed close-ups, sports, time lapse, motion shot, and other specific types of imagery.
Other Camera Features
  • The Sony E-mount affords compatibility with an extensive number of lenses and lens adapters.
  • An advanced 1200-zone evaluative exposure metering sensor delivers consistent and accurate results using multi-segment, center-weighted, or spot metering modes.
  • Auto Object Framing is an intelligent shooting mode that can automatically analyze the scene and subjects within it and determine an aesthetically-pleasing composition. The subsequent imagery will be cropped according to subject matter, resulting in a well-balanced composition that utilizes Face Detection and Tracking Focus to ensure high image quality and sharpness.
  • Clear Image Zoom can be used to magnify the center of scenes by 2x to effectively extend the reach of any focal length lens. This digital zoom technology uses an intelligent interpolation process to minimize the amount of image degradation in order to produce realistic, high-quality images.
  • Picture Effect modes allow you to apply creative settings and emphasize certain facets of individual images for a richer, more aesthetic picture quality. Posterization (Color/B&W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-Key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-Tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, and Illustration modes are available.
  • The Photo Creativity feature provides quick access to Picture Effects as well as dedicated controls for adjusting Background Defocus, Brightness, Color, and Vividness. Additionally, these effects can be combined for nearly limitless adjustment options.
  • Superior Auto mode is an intelligent automated setting that can quickly identify the current shooting environment and adjust crucial camera settings to deliver optimized results. This mode also utilizes Auto HDR and Hand-held Twilight modes, which employ image compositing techniques to better handle difficult lighting conditions.
  • Anti-Motion Blur automatically corrects for subject movement in order to deliver clean, sharp imagery in low-light conditions. This is accomplished by recording six sequential frames and compositing portions of each image to ensure overall sharpness.
  • Hand-held Twilight Mode automatically composites details from six sequentially-recorded images in order to attain higher overall image sharpness when working in low-light conditions.
  • Multi Frame NR records consecutive images at a reduced ISO sensitivity and then composites them into a single image to realize higher effective sensitivity with minimal image noise.
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) works to improve images featuring backlit subjects or scenes with high contrast where details can be lost in the shadows or highlights. This mode can be controlled automatically or fine-tuned using five settings.
  • Auto HDR automatically records three sequential frames of an image and composites them into a single frame to realize greater shadow and highlight detail with an extended range of mid-tones.
  • Creative Style settings provide control over how the camera processes images based on six different predetermined styles: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, and B&W. Within these settings, contrast, saturation, and sharpness can also be adjusted depending on personal preference.
  • In-camera creation of 4K slide shows is possible for rich playback to ultra high definition televisions. An HDMI port is incorporated into the camera's design, too, to enable direct connection to HDTVs.
  • TRILUMINOS Color support is afforded by the a6000 to produce rich, natural colors when imagery is viewed on a TRILUMINOS Display.
  • Convenient USB charging allows you to charge the included lithium-ion battery in-camera via USB connection from either an AC outlet or PC source.
  • Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
    Sleek and Retractable Standard Zoom
    An ideal companion for your compact, APS-C mirrorless camera, the E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens from Sony offers a versatile equivalent zoom range of 24-75mm as well as a retractable design that makes your system much more manageable when not in use. The useful focal length range and portable form factor make this a go-to lens when traveling or for everyday general shooting needs.
    Form Factor and Optical Design
    • A variable aperture of f/3.5-5.6 helps keep the lens' overall size and weight to a minimum.
    • Due to a retractable design, this lens can be made to be extremely compact when not in use.
    • One extra-low dispersion glass element is featured in the lens design to help reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color neutrality.
    • Four aspherical elements are incorporated in the lens design to reduce astigmatism, field curvature, coma, and other monochromatic aberrations.
    • Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality when employing selective focus techniques.
    Power Zoom, Image Stabilization, and AF
    • Power Zoom mechanism enables making smooth zoom movements, suitable for video recording, via the on-lens switch or via camera-based controls on select camera bodies.
    • Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake for sharper imagery when shooting handheld with slower shutter speeds. This stabilization system can also be combined with select camera's sensor-shift type image stabilization for more effective control of camera blur.
    • An internal focus design contributes to fast autofocus speeds and the minimum focus distance is just 9.8", suiting working with close-up subjects.

    Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body (Black) Specs

    Lens MountSony E
    Sensor ResolutionActual: 24.7 Megapixel
    Effective: 24.3 Megapixel
    Sensor Type23.5 x 15.6 mm (APS-C) CMOS
    Crop Factor1.5x
    Image StabilizationNone
    Built-In ND FilterNone
    Capture TypeStills & Video
    Exposure Control
    Shutter TypeElectronic Shutter
    Shutter SpeedElectronic Front Curtain Shutter
    1/4000 to 30 Seconds
    1/4000 to 1/4 Second in Movie Mode
    Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode
    ISO SensitivityPhoto/Video
    100 to 25,600
    Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Multi-Zone, Spot
    Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
    Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
    Metering Range0 to 20 EV
    Continuous ShootingUp to 11 fps
    Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
    Still Image Capture
    Image Sizes3:2
    24.3 MP
    Aspect Ratio3:2
    Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
    Video Capture
    Broadcast OutputNTSC
    Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo Hybrid (UHS-I)
    Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
    Resolution921,600 Dot
    Display TypeTilting LCD
    TypeBuilt-In Electronic
    Resolution1,440,000 Dot
    Eye Point23 mm
    MagnificationApprox. 1.07x
    Diopter Adjustment-4 to +3
    Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
    Focus ModeAutomatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
    Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 179
    Contrast Detection: 25
    Autofocus Sensitivity0 to +20 EV
    Built-In FlashYes
    Flash ModesAuto, Fill Flash, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Wireless
    Guide Number19.69' / 6 m at ISO 100
    Maximum Sync Speed1/160 Second
    Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
    Dedicated Flash SystemTTL
    External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe, Wireless
    Battery Type1 x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.2 VDC, 1080 mAh
    Dimensions (W x H x D)4.72 x 2.63 x 1.78" / 119.89 x 66.8 x 45.21 mm
    Weight10.05 oz / 285 g (Body Only)
    12.13 oz / 344 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight1.48 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.2 x 5.75 x 5.25"

    Sony E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens Specs

    Focal Length16 to 50mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 75mm)
    Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 5.6
    Minimum Aperturef/22 to 36
    Lens MountSony E
    Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
    Angle of View83° to 32°
    Minimum Focus Distance9.84" / 25 cm
    Maximum Magnification0.21x
    Optical Design9 Elements in 8 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Image StabilizationYes
    Filter Size40.5 mm (Front)
    Dimensions (ø x L)2.55 x 1.18" / 64.77 x 29.97 mm
    Length at Maximum Extension2.04" / 51.8 mm
    Weight4.09 oz / 116 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight0.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4 x 3.5 x 3.4"

    Sony A6000 Reviews

    Sony a6000

    By Mark Justin
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2023-01-16

    I just purchased this recently and I'm loving it. I'm just a beginner so the autofocus really helps. It also came with a free bag, SD card and an extra battery which made it even better because I need them. No complains from me.

    Complicated camera not for beginners

    By Photo fun
    Rated 3 out of 5
    Date: 2022-10-24

    It looks operational in the store but too complicated

    Very happy

    By Michael
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-10-19

    Great camera...fantastic photos even with kit lens...perfect companion to my RX10 m4...thanks B&H for the great service and product choices

    Gift from husband

    By Brenton
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-10-06

    I have mentioned how great it would be to have a nice camera to take photos of all the amazing animals that come onto our property. My husband decided to buy this camera due to its great reviews for doing such. I can't wait to see how it does!

    sony a6000

    By Ezekiel
    Rated 4 out of 5
    Date: 2022-09-16

    nice camera but its lacking owners manual which covers the camera in depth for amateurs

    Still going strong after 8 years

    By Richard
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-07-29

    I bought this in 2014 because it was light, it had good reviews, and the viewfinder was in the upper left-hand corner (viewed from the back), allowing my nose to stick to the side, avoiding the screen. I've used this when backpacking and for travel, when low weight really matters. I bought the body only and have used the Sony 18-135mm lens, the Sony 35mm lens, Rokinon 12mm and 20mm manual lenses, and the Laowa 65mm macro lens. For the Sony lenses, the camera firmware does an excellent job at creating JPEG files free of distortion and vignetting. The main disadvantages of the camera are rate of power consumption from the battery, lack of weather sealing, and lack of in-body stabilization. Vloggers report overheating when recording video. Using the 12 mm Rokinon lens I have made 24x36 prints that preserve an amazing amount of detail. Reviews of the Sony 16-50 mm lens have been lackluster, but I don't own this lens. I have taken 28,000 shots with this camera, and like it a lot for shooting stills. I'll stick with the a6*** series Sony cameras when it comes time to upgrade, but I don't see the need to spend the extra bucks while the a6000 still does its job. I have used it for astrophotography with good results. If you want to shoot still photos, this camera will probably meet your needs unless you are a professional photographer.

    Great for beginner user!

    By Niles
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-12-30

    B H staff led me to this camera as a gift for a young person just getting in to photography. It's the perfect solution and my child loves it. It's a perfect mix of packable size for her to take it on hikes and trips. After we read through the manual together she can use/understand most of the basic settings, but there's a ton more for her to learn about her new hobby. I like it so much I'm considering buying the same one for myself.

    So Fun!!

    By Tanya
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-11-28

    I am an amateur photog, but I love this camera. It is light weight and compact to throw in my pack and use it on hikes and biking. Am enjoying practicing my close up portraits at our family gatherings. Grip fits my hand and the settings are easy. I have much to learn, and am loving the process!

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    What is the fastest write speed ? will a SD U1 be ...

    What is the fastest write speed ? will a SD U1 be enough or do I need a U3 ? Thanks
    Asked by: Camila
    An SDXC U3 card would give the best performance with the Sony A6000. One such card is the SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO UHS-I SDXC Memory Card, BH# SAEPSD64GBG
    Answered by: Kirk
    Date published: 2022-02-10


    Which metabones adapter does the a6000 take if I wanted to use canon lenses
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The Metabones T Smart Adapter Mark IV for Canon EF or Canon EF-S Mount Lens to Sony E-Mount Camera, B&H # MEEFEBT4, would be the correct adapter to use to connect Canon EF lens to the Sony E-mount used on the SOny ALpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera.
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    Can you charge the camera from the micro-usb ...

    Can you charge the camera from the micro-usb while recording?
    Asked by: Nathan
    No, the camera could be powered with AC power while recoding. You will need the Sony AC Adapter for Select Sony Cameras. Here is the link:
    Answered by: Jeremy
    Date published: 2021-07-11


    Can this camera tolerate humidity and light snow?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    I used the camera last November in Eastern Europe when it drizzled. I do not see how temporary exposure to reasonable humidity or light snow may damage the camera unless you mean tropical, steam room level humidity
    Answered by: Igor A.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    How do I reset my camera?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Sonys Help Guide on their website states to use the Setting Reset setting in the cameras menu to reset the camera to the default settings. There should be two options in the menu; Camera Settings Reset, which only initializes the main shooting settings to the default settings, or Initialize, which initializes all the cameras settings to the default settings.1.MENU ? (Setup) ? Setting Reset ? desired setting.It also states the following:NOTE:Be sure not to eject the battery pack while resetting.When you perform Initialize, downloaded applications on the product may be uninstalled. To use these applications again, re-install them.The value set with AF Micro Adj. will not be reset even when Camera Settings Reset or Initialize is performed.
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2018-08-25


    My Sony ECM gz1m shotgun mic won't work in my a6000. Have any of you had issues like this?
    Asked by: Michael
    Please email us at [email protected]<a href= target= _blank ></a> so we can provide the best assistance for you.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-25

    Does the a6000 come with Capture 1 software for ...

    Does the a6000 come with Capture 1 software for Sony?
    Asked by: Bart
    Hi Bart, No it does not but you can download the free version of the software at Regards, Jen
    Answered by: SonyListens
    Date published: 2018-12-26


    How can I ensure it's a new unopened piece ?. The box is NOT Sony sealed, neither do the individual accessories in it come in sealed covers, nor does the Camera has the label/sticker showing Wi fi/NFC just on the top of hot shoe (or) the tag on the camera with the features listed on it (as shown in many A6000 unboxing videos on Youtube). Any answers will be highly appreciated by existing owners or B&H. I've bought quite a bit of stuff from B&H. Hoping to get some response
    Asked by: Aarti S.
    All items in our inventory would be new, unless clearly stated otherwise on the item's page. And for the most part, no used or refurbished items will come up in a search unless you are specifically looking in our Used Department.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-25
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