Sony A6000 Review

5.0
April 22, 2014 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

  • Software

    • Operating System Compatibility : supported, Windows Image Mastering API(IMAPI) Ver.2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs.) Windows Vista® SP2 (Starter Edition is not supported) Windows® 7 SP1; Windows® 8; Mac OS X (10.6-10.8)
    • Supplied Software : Supplied Software: PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter Version 4
  • Camera

    • Camera Type : Mirrorless Camera
    • Lens Compatibility : Sony E-mount, (Sony A-mount, Minolta/Konica Minolta Maxxum lenses confirmed via optional LA-EA adaptor)
    • Lens Mount : Sony E-mount
    • Color : Black
  • Drive System

    • Continuous Shooting Speed : Continuous mode: 11fps (hi), 6fps (mid), 2.5fps (low) with AF
    • Flash Sync Speed : 1/160 sec.
    • Shutter Speeds : Still images: 1/4000 to 30 sec., Bulb Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4 (in 1/3 step), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode, up to 1/30 in Auto Slow Shutter mode
    • Self-timer : 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay
    • Shutter Type : Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
    • Drive Mode : Single Shot, Continuous shooting (Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec delay 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracket: Cont. / Single/ WB / DRO
  • Exposure System

    • D-Range Optimizer : Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))
    • Auto Exposure Lock : Yes with AE lock button (AE also locked when shuter button is halfway: Auto/On/Off selectable)
    • Exposure Compensation : Still images: ±5.0 EV(1/3EV, 1/2EV steps selectable) Movies: ±2.0 EV(1/3EV steps selectable)
    • Picture Effect(s) : 13 modes: 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, Illustration
    • Exposure Settings : iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual (M), Memoru Recal (MR), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection, Movie
    • Scene Mode(s) : Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
    • Exposure Bracketing : Cont. Bracket: x3 or x5 image in 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV increments, Single Bracket: x3 or x5 image in 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV increments, White Balance Bracket: Low (LO), high (HI) DRO Balance Bracket: Low (LO), high (HI)
    • Metering Modes : Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
    • Metering Sensitivity : EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
    • Metering : Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
    • ISO : Stills: ISO 100-25,600 selectable in 1/3 EV steps, Still Auto: ISO 100-25,000 selectable upper and lower limit, Movies: ISO 100-12,800 selectable in 1 EV steps, Movie Auto ISO 200-12,800 selectable upper and lower limit
    • Noise Reduction : Long exposure NR: On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., High ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off selectable, Multi-frame NR: Auto/ISO 100 to 51200
    • Creative Style : Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box(1-6), (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation (-3 to +3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3 steps))
    • Color Temperature : 2500 to 9900K & Color Filter (G7 to M7: 15-steps, A7 to B7: 15-steps)
    • White Balance Mode : Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White, Cool White, Day White, Daylight), Flash, Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & Color Temp. Filter (G7 to M7: 15-steps, A7 to B7: 15-steps), Custom, Underwater Auto
  • Flash

    • Flash Modes : Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync, Wireless, Red-eye reduction (On/Off)
    • Flash Bracketing : 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 EV steps, 3/5 frames (1.0/2.0/3.0 EV : only 3 frames) selectable
    • Guide Number : 6 (in meters at ISO 100)
    • Flash Coverage : 16mm (focal length printed on lens body)
    • Flash Type : Built-in, Pop-up
    • Flash Metering System : Pre-flash TTL
    • Flash Compensation : ±3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
  • Focus Control

    • Focus Features : Lock-on AF, Eye AF, Predictive control, Focus lock, AF illuminator (with Built-in LED type) Approx. range; 0.3- approx. 3.0m (with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
    • AF Illuminator : Built-in LED, Range: approx. 3' 4” - 9' 9” (0.3m-3.0m)
    • Focus Sensitivity : EV0 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
    • Focus Area : Wide (179 points phase-detection AF, 25 points contrast-detection AF), Zone, Center-weighted, Flexible Spot (Small, Medium, Large)
    • Focus Points : 179 points (phase-detection AF) 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
    • AF Modes : AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
    • Focus System : Fast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
  • Imaging Sensor

    • Processor : BIONZ X™ image processor
    • Pixel Gross : Approx. 24.7 megapixels
    • Focal Length Conversion Factor : 1.5x
    • Color Filter System : RGB primary color
    • Effective Picture Resolution : Approx. 24.3 megapixels
    • Anti Dust : Charge protection coating on Optical Filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
    • Imaging Sensor : Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)
  • Interface

    • NFC : Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)
    • HDMI Terminal : HDMI® micro connector (Type-D)
    • DC IN : Yes via optional AC-PW20AM (sold separately)
    • Memory Card Slot : Dual compatibility slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™/PRO-HG HX Duo™ media - SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
    • HD Output : HDMI micro connector (Type-D) BRAVIA Sync (link menu) PhotoTV HD 4K Still Image playback via HDMI to compatible 4K TV
    • Tripod Mount : Yes (1/4" diameter, 20 threads per inch)
    • Remote Commander : Yes, via optional RM-VPR1
    • USB Port(s) : USB 2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)
    • Wi-Fi : Yes(Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band) )
    • Accessory Shoe : MI (Multi-interface shoe), Standard ISO 518:2006 design with multi-pin configuration for additional accessories
    • A/V Remote Terminal : Yes, via optional RM-DSLR2 wired Multi-terminal remote
  • LCD Display

    • Peaking : Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
    • Real-time image adjustment display : Yes (On/Off)
    • LCD Type : 3.0" TFT LCD (921,600 dots)
    • Coverage : 100%
    • Customization : Graphic Display, Display All Info, No Disp. Info, Histogram, For viewfinder
    • Angle Adjustment : Tilt up by approx. 90 degrees, down by approx. 45 degrees
    • Zebra : Yes (levels 70, ,75, 80, 85, 90, 95, 10, 100+, off)
    • Histogram : Yes (On/Off)
    • Live View : Continuous Live View
    • Brightness Control : Auto, Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
    • Grid Display : Yes (Rule of Thirds, Square 4x6, Diagonal & Square 4x4, Off)
  • Power

    • Battery Type : InfoLITHIUM® NP-FW50 (7.2V)
    • Number of Still Images : Approx. 310 shots (Viewfinder), Approx. 360 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)
    • External Power : AC Adaptor AC-PW20
    • Battery Capacity : 1080 mAh
    • Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation) : Approx. 2.8W (still images, with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens)
  • Power consumption

    • Power Consumption (in LCD Screen Operation) : Approx. 2.4W (still images, with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens)
  • Recording

    • Panorama Still Image Size : Wide: Horizontal 23M (12,416 x 1,856), Wide: Vertical 12M (5,536 x 2,160), Standard: Horizontal 15M (8,192 x 1,856), Standard: Vertical 8.4M (3,872 x 2,160)
    • Audio Format : Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch
    • Video Format : AVCHD Ver. 2.0 / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
    • Video Mode : AVCHD: PS - 1920x1080/60p @28Mbps FX - 1920x1080/60i @24Mbps FH - 1920x1080/60i @17Mbps FX - 1920x1080/24p @24Mbps FH - 1920x1080/24p @17Mbps MP4: HD - 1440x1080/30fps @12Mbps, VGA - 640x480/30fps @3Mbps
    • Color Space : Still: sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut), Adobe RGB Movie: xvYCC standard (x.v.Color™ when connected via HDMI cable) Compatible with TRILUMINOS™ color
    • Still Image Size 16:9 : L: 6000 x 3376 (20M) M: 4240 x 2400 (10M) S: 3008 x 1688 (5.1M)
    • Still Image Size 3:2 : L: 6000 x 4000 (24M) M: 4240 x 2832 (12M) S: 3008 x 2000 (6.0M)
    • Still Image Mode : RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
    • Still Image File Format : JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
    • Media Type : SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™ media
    • Still Image Max Effective Resolution : 24.3M pixels (approx.)
  • Service and Warranty Information

    • Limited Warranty Term : 1 Year Parts & Labor
  • Viewfinder

    • Type : 0.39" (1.0 cm) OLED electronic viewfinder (color), 1,440,000 dots
    • Field of View : 100% (approx. 33° vewing angle)
    • Magnification : Approx. 1.07x (35mm camera equivalent: Approx. 0.70x) with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 diopter
    • Diopter Adjustment : -4.0 to +3.0m-1
  • Weights and Measurements

    • Dimensions (Approx.) : Approx. 4-3/4" x 2-7/8" x 1-13/16" (120mm x 67mm x 45mm)
    • Weight (Approx.) : Approx. 10.1 oz (285 g) (body only) Approx. 12.1 oz (344 g) (with battery and memory stick)

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