Sony Alpha a6000 Review

Overall Score

69

Main Features

  • 24 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 1440k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 11 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 120 x 67 x 45 mm, 344g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: Alpha NEX-6
  • Replaced by: Alpha a6300

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Sony Alpha a6000 Overview


First introduced in April, 2014, Sony Alpha a6000 is a 24 MP Mirrorless with a APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Sony replaced the older Sony NEX-6 with Alpha a6000. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony A6000 with Sony NEX-6

Sony replaced Alpha a6000 with Sony A6300. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony A6000 with Sony A6300


Sony A6000 comes with a 23.5 x 15.6 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.21 mm (1.1").

- Full Frame
- Sony Alpha a6000

Sensor resolution of Sony A6000 ~ 6019 x 3986 pixels.

Sony A6000 has Crop Factor: 1.53

The sensor has a surface area of 366.6 mm².

There are approximate 23,991,734 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Sony A6000 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Sony Alpha a6600 Sony A6600 2019 24MP 100 - 32000 503g 120 x 67 x 69mm
Sony Alpha a6100 Sony A6100 2019 24MP 100 - 32000 396g 120 x 67 x 59mm
Sony Alpha a6400 Sony A6400 2019 24MP 100 - 32000 403g 120 x 67 x 60mm
Sony Alpha a6500 Sony A6500 2016 24MP 100 - 25600 453g 120 x 67 x 53mm
Sony Alpha a6300 Sony A6300 2016 24MP 100 - 25600 404g 120 x 67 x 49mm

Proc and Cons of Sony A6000


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Alpha a6000 with competitors in semi-pro mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Tilting Screen
AF Face Detection
24MP High Resolution Sensor
922k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
344g Light Body
179 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Remote Control with a Smartphone
NFC Connectivity
External Flash
RAW Support
25600 Max Native ISO
11.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
UHS-I Memory Card Support
1440k dot Viewfinder Resolution
5 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
No Articulating Screen
No Image Stabilization
Low Battery Life: 360 shots
Type Scores

Sony Alpha a6000 has an Overall Score of 69/100 and ranked #80 out of 195 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #175 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Sony A6000 Scores
Imaging score
62
Features score
64
Value for money score
83
Portability score
91
Overall score
69
Average Scores in Semi-Pro Mirrorless
Imaging Score
53
Features Score
69
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
83
Overall score
67

Physical Dimensions of Sony A6000


Sony Alpha a6000 weighs 344g and has external dimensions of 120 x 67 x 45mm (4.72 x 2.64 x 1.77"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras is 444g, Sony A6000 is 100 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Sony A6000 is less by 6mm more than the average length in Semi-Pro Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Sony A6000
344g
Average weight
444g
Min weight
140g
Max weight
635g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras


Sony A6000
45mm
Average Thickness
54mm
Min Thickness
33mm
Max Thickness
93mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Alpha a6000 with the dimensions:

Sony Alpha a6000

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Alpha a6000 Dimensions Alpha a6000
Sony Alpha a6300 Sony A6300 404 g 344 g 120 x 67 x 49 mm 120 x 67 x 45 mm
Sony Alpha a5100 Sony a5100 283 g 344 g 110 x 63 x 36 mm 120 x 67 x 45 mm
Canon EOS M3 Canon M3 366 g 344 g 111 x 68 x 44 mm 120 x 67 x 45 mm
Sony Alpha a5000 Sony a5000 269 g 344 g 110 x 63 x 36 mm 120 x 67 x 45 mm
Sony Alpha A7 Sony A7 474 g 344 g 127 x 94 x 48 mm 120 x 67 x 45 mm
Sony Alpha a6500 Sony A6500 453 g 344 g 120 x 67 x 53 mm 120 x 67 x 45 mm
Fujifilm X-T10 Fujifilm X-T10 381 g 344 g 118 x 83 x 41 mm 120 x 67 x 45 mm
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Olympus E-M10 396 g 344 g 119 x 82 x 46 mm 120 x 67 x 45 mm

Specifications of Sony Alpha a6000


General
Brand Sony
Model Alpha a6000
Announced April, 2014
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Sony E
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 116
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 922k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 1440
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 179
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 11.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 6.00
Flash Modes Flash off, auto, fill-flaw, slow sync, redeye reduction, hi-speed sync, wireless control
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area 366.6 mm²
Sensor Resolution 24 MP
Max Image Resolution 6000 x 4000
Max Native ISO 25600
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 51200
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 360 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FW50
Physical
Weight 344 g
Physical Dimensions 120 x 67 x 45 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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