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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    First digital camera purchase

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    ZeldaFanReview
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    I am an amateur photographer. Everything I know of photography comes from studying physics and just self interest of taking pictures for sharing. I do not intend to have photography as more than a hobby in my life. Phone cameras, for as advanced as they have become, they still do not offer proper f/stop, iso, or shutter speed controls due to obvious hardware limitations. And many times I missed a good picture moment due to digital zoom making the scene a blurry mess. So I gave in to the idea of purchasing a digital camera. Friends who are professional photographers recommended going straight for a mirrorless camera. One who made part of his career using canon SLR and DSLR cameras, the other nikon DSLRs; both moved on from DSLRs to sony mirrorless. They both convinced me of having not as steep learning curve in handling the camera. Playing around with other DSLRs and the the sony a6000 in stores, I understood what my friends meant. Auto focus speed is fast and intuitive, iso and shutter speed live preview from OLED view finder made the camera's use very intuitive even for a first timer as me. No surprises of changing settings and then getting a blurrier or darker picture than what the view finder couldn't predict. This camera is also very light when using the 16-50mm kit lens. Can be easily carried with included strap or conveniently in backpack. Build material is solid. The included 16-50mm kit lens offers great range for wide angle captures that most other cameras don't offer with 18mm. Colors are always vivid and images sharp thanks to auto focus. Even when using manual focus, the OLED view finder offers zoom to where you desire to aim to achieve accurate preview to and pin point focus adjustments. 55-210mm lens takes excellent long distance captures with solid precision. As expected, it adds weight to the camera, making it less portable. Captures come out great and sharp from long distances, allowing for good range in outdoors, and thanks to the camera's sensor great night time pictures and videos. This camera doesn't support 4k video capture. However, recording 1080p 60fps videos is easy and intuitive. Also allows other finer adjustments for capture saving, including 24fps for cinematic results. Camera supports sony's playmemory apps. They can be purchased separately. One of them allows for timelapse capture with excellent presets and customization for all kinds of creative captures. This is being a great camera for a first timer. Even semi and professional photographer friends have fun with this camera when I present it to them. Preset options, and levels of control allow for my creativity to be unbounded by my phone's camera. My skyline and sunset pictures are better than ever. More lens can be bought for even greater creative options that may lead to professional routes of photography. Only negative I have, common to my friends who jumped from DSLRs, is the battery life. It is a result of smaller body, and fact that the image sensor is continuously active due to view finder true preview, versus DSLRs' sensor being active only at shutter action. So far it lasts around 3.5 hours of video capture in 1080p 60fps, or about 400 pictures per charge. Definitely not a deal breaker as I don't use it for more than a day without charging. But I do have to charge it almost every other day. When I do go for a trip, I may buy either extra battery or a high capacity phone charger to charge it on the go. Charging can be done from USB straight in camera, though slow when connected to a computer. With wall outlet charger, it gets to 100% in about 1 hour or less. Image sharing can be done from NFC with supported NFC enabled tablets/phones, or local WIFI signal straight from camera, which allows to browse camera's pictures and videos and download straight to phone/tablet using playmemories app. Transfers of 50 pictures take less than 1 minute, no internet or computer required. Only downside to this excellent and convenient feature is that RAW pictures will be transferred as JPEG, so less options are then given in mobile version of Lightroom style editors. I am happy my friends recommended such a great camera for first purchase. And by amount of features and compatible lens sony is making, this may be my long term photography tool.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful photos with light and easy handling

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    PolandVacationer
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    I went into Best Buy shopping for a new SLR. I had never considered a mirror-less camera, and did not know anything about them. I had reservations, believing an SLR was the only way to go for clear beautiful photos, but I was tired of lugging around heavy cameras in order to get great photos. My Best Buy salesmen showed me the Sony A6000, answered my many questions, and assisted me in trying out the camera in the store. I was impressed with its ease of use, comfortable design for handling, and the amazing clarity of the photos with this camera. The price for the bundle with the camera, zoom and case was great, too. I decided to give it a go. I am very glad I did!. This camera is awesome! We vacationed in the mountains of Poland, and I was able to take beautiful photos of the gorgeous countryside, castles, and people of the quaint villages and towns. Colors were clear and bright, lighting crisp, and I didn't have to set a thing. No more finding the 'party scene' setting, or 'sunset' settings. Point and click. Beautiful! While I did not use the long lens extensively I did occasionally switch lenses to capture distant views, or detail on buildings. The lens was much lighter than other zoom lenses I had, making it easy to work with. I was able to comfortably capture clear, crisp details. I love the camera's option for multiple frame shooting- in low, mid and high speed, to capture movement so clearly. The camera takes several photos in sequence -slow or fast.. I've had a multi-frame feature with other cameras, but never as easy to use as on the A6000. The mutlipoint autofocus on this camera is amazing. Everything is perfectly clear without having to do a lot of work to get there. So easy. This camera also shoots very clear and smooth video. I will say that I wish the video camera button were in a different place- on the top or the back of the camera. Its located on the right side edge near the top, which is awkward. I took some short videos a few times before I realized I was filming. It's also a tad awkward to stop filming because of the button location. Having used an SLR for years, I didn't think I would use the screen on the back to shoot much, but found it was very easy to do, I was able to comfortably toggle back and forth using the eye viewfinder or the screen as needed. And I wear glasses, and that did not matter at all. This camera is very comfortable to use. The tilt feature on the screen in back is terrific for shooting in awkward spaces, capturing a different angle, or when one can't put the camera to one's eye. I didn't explore all its many features yet- but i just uploaded my over 3000 photos taken over our 2 week vacation, and wow! I love this camera! I'm so glad I bought the large SD card! Thanks, Best Buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice travel camera

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    Cali
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    I am new to photography, and I love this camera.I bought this as my first interchangeable lens camera. I chose the bundle/kit, which came with the 50mm and 210mm. You won't be disappointed. Small enough to carry around with the lens I have. I'm addicted and have acquired a few more lenses and some gear for it. Also necessary for those just starting out is a separate battery charger pack with two back-up batteries - worth it and it even comes with European adapter. I don't have any complaints, but don't know enough about photography to really give this any more of a detailed review for now. I've forced myself to shoot manual and read about how cameras work and this is a really fun camera to work with. I've come pretty far and enjoy the fact that I can be lazy in some situations and use the various auto settings. Overall, it is a quality camera with tons of features and flexibility. The camera grip provides a secure hold with one hand. The left mounted viewfinder makes for easy viewing without nose smudges on the LCD. Build quality is solid and tight with no squeaky plastic sounds when you grip the camera. An industry standard hot shoe tops the camera. It has the standard electrical contact for use with other brand flashes in addition to having the Sony proprietary contacts for use with Sony microphones or lights. Overall, I can't rave about the a6000 enough. It is as close to the perfect beginner camera as you can get. Affordable, loaded with features, great image quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, Excellent camera

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    Barrett1134
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    So we switched from our old Nikon DSLR camera which we have had for about 5 - 7years. We loved that camera but the shutter spazzed out and got stuck open... cant fix it. So we figured it was time to go get another one. When looking online though and going to a local camera shop, the consensus from everyone was for our needs we should probably be looking at a mirrorless camera. A lot of the issues on the old ones in terms of overall quality and nighttime shooting were resolved in the last few years, and many now perform better than the DSLR ones - at least according to the camera experts we chatted with. Anyway, so we went and checked this one out as it had some of the best overall ratings around. When we got to Best Buy, the guy in the camera department lit up when we started to look at it. He went on and on about the features and how impressive this particular one is. We were sold, literally. To put it in perspective though, we are just an average family with average sports and holidays to take pictures with. We want high quality photos, and we want action shots for the kids sports games. This camera is a complete wizard at getting us terrific photos of those things. It is crazy easy to use, has a built in flash, takes great night time shots, and gets great battery life. The best part for us though, is that it is about half the size and weight of our old Nikon. The reason that is such a big deal for us is that we are instantly more likely to use it or take it with us places because it doesn't have or need a big carrying case, and it isn't obstructive to bring around. We are very very happy with this camera and would highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony's a6000 Mirrorless Camera Will Wow You!

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    Gabe
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    Just purchased Sony's a6000 Mirrorless camera. I love photography and particularly shooting nature scenes, but to be honest: lugging around my Canon 5D Mark IV with heavy lenses is oftentimes a chore, so I decided to get a small secondary camera and zeroed-in on the Sony because of my experience with Sony camcorders and in particular the quality of Sony products and especially the new mirrorless technology. I not going to give you a technical evaluation or critique, but talk about the few photos I've taken. I have been extremely impressed with the quality, sharpness, and color of my photos. The camera came with a couple of good starter lenses. I also purchased a 18-105 lenses, extra batteries, and a dual charger, and an LCD screen protector. Do I want to replace my Canon Mark IV? No. But, it sure is great to go for a nature walk and carry the Sony a6000 in hopes of grabbing a few photos here and there. I take it with me in my car - because living here in Rhode Island there are many opportunities for some beautiful shots. If you're good with photography software, photo editing programs like Photoshop Elements will give you the ability to do some amazing things to enhance and bring out the quality of your photos. You might check out also Luminar, Movavi Photo Editor, or Adobe Lightroom. BEST BUY'S credit card gives me a certain amount of time to pay for the camera without any interest. Great Deal! Love the camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Camera for a Beginner !!

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    Inukku
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    I have been using the Sony Alpha a6000 for the past 3-4 months and I'm completely in love with this small DSLR cam. It is so handy and small and yet gives the clarity and performance of a bigger DSLR cam. The design of the cam is very nice as it fits perfectly in the hand and wouldn't feel the weight for long duration use. Only few issues I have come across are i) You would definitely need at least one spare battery for a complete day of use even for a normal user. ii) Its not the exact one if you are more into video recording. The camera gets heated after about 10mins of video recording and gets off showing the warning message of device over heated. This happened to me a couple of times which i was already aware going through the online reviews of this device before I bought this cam. You will have to wait another 2-3 minutes to reboot the device. But I am into more of clicking than taking lot of videos, so I don't much care about these issues as a beginner. iii) The snap click sound is a bit louder. These are some of the issues I have come across in these 3 months. The stills are super clear and I should admit that this is the best budget camera in the mirrorless camera segment. The camera connectivity to iOS and Android devices are seamless. You can just transfer the photos wirelessly to your mobile device in just a couple of clicks which I like the most. The electronic viewfinder is just wow, you get to see the exact picture color that is been captured. More over the weight and size of the device is the biggest advantage I see over the traditional huge DSLR cams which are very difficult to carry around. I would definitely recommend this product to others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing camera!

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    DogLover278
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    I needed a camera to take great quality pictures of my service dog. This camera.. I wish I can rate it more than 5 stars.. First, there are so many different settings to choose from "night, fast moving object, so on". 2nd, I absolutely love the setting where you take a picture and the camera automatically focuses on the subject and blurs the background. 3rd. It can capture 11 pictures in 1 second on shooting mode. This camera is fantastic. 4th, when you want to send your picture to your smart phone, all you have to do is "send to smartphone" the camera will pop up a wifi name, join that wifi on your phone and boom! Those pictures are now on your phone! Simple. Easy. Quality photos. I love it! I can take a picture from extreme distance, and it still gives me quality pictures! Wish I have known about this camera sooner! I was definitely hesitant paying Over $ 500 for a camera.. But I definitely don't regret my decision!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Known faults

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    Retired
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    I purchased the Sony a6000 kit late 2016. I don't use the camera often but do use it for special occasions and vacations. I am happy with the camera except for the KNOWN lens faults with the 16-50mm lens. The lens looses communication with the camera body. Youtube has many reports about this issue to the point that at least one calls this lens a piece of Sony crap. My lens is acting up more and more frequently now that makes is difficult to capture a good shot. The lens fault will occasionally lock the camera up and in order to get the camera working again the camera power needs to be cycled. The lens continuously looses the F-stop causing the lens to zoom in and out on its own and if the F-stop is re-established then the shot needs to set up all over again. I have in the past recommended this camera to friends but have to take that recommendation back. A sales person recommended me to purchase a new lens rather than offering some resolution or some type of credit or fix. The lens that was recommended cost almost twice the cost of the kit price! The 16-50mm is a great focal length range but not the quality that I expect from Sony. Sony, why are you still offering this lens if it has an inherent problem?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera at any price

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    Irap
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    I purchase the Sony A-6000 to use as my "instead of using my iPhone camera". It is roughly the same sizes most of the point and shoot cameras, but is as good or better then most of the DSLRs. It has the same sensor as my Nikon D7200, and shoots faster 11 frames per second. Sony makes the sensors for most of the Nikon cameras. I purchased this as an additional camera to add to my list of other cameras. This is my first mirrorless camera. I shoot for stock photo houses. I wanted camera that I would keep with me on a daily routine. The camera performs great. I purchased it with the two kit lenses 16-50 and the 55-210. After trying the camera out this weekend I found both lenses looked pretty sharp viewing it in Lightroom. It is a great package for the money. I got it on sale do for a very good price. The model as been upgraded twice since this came out, but the A6000 had everything that I wanted in a small camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I sold my Nikon D5300 for this..and no Regrets

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    Flashoser
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    I love this Camera and I got the Kit with Sony Bag and Extra Lens 55-210 Zoom , I sold my D5300 Nikon, and this camera blows it away, and with the Sony Play Memories Apps you can get for it, I was able to do Time Lapses that move! Pan, Zoom etc.., and All kinds of other nifty programs you can buy, like Star Trails, Fun! and the Pictures blow my mind! The Kit Lens is Just Awesome, don't let people tell you that they just think every kit lens sucks, go on Facebook and look up the sony A6000 group, over 11,000 members and see their pictures with kit lens, just amazing, most popular Camera out there I believe.. Mirrorless! is the way to go, glad i did not invest in Nikon lenses, but you can buy and adapter and use other brand lenses with this camera!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Lens failed to work twice and camera body once

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    Anne
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    Please do not buy this camera kit. The smaller lens failed to work now for the second time in less than two months. I had the small lens repaired in January, the body failed to power up and had it repaired in February. Just got the body back from repair and now the smaller lens will not work again. It was just repaired mid January. I want Best Buy to stop selling this camera. It is terrible. Even though mine is under the one year warranty, yes these failures all happened in less than a year, I have to pay shipping and insurance and be without my camera each occurrence. I prefer to return my camera for a complete refund or at least send me a new lens. Two lens failures to work with the camera in less than 6 weeks if terrible. This should not be sold anywhere and I expect Best Buy to not continue to sell products that fail. Google lens failure with this camera before you buy it and you will see a large amounts of complaints. It is a known problem and they keep selling it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One more great Sony Alpha

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    AlanL
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    I had a Sony NEX 5n which was starting to fail on me, so I wanted a new camera for an upcoming vacation. I stuck with an Alpha series because I already had the lenses to go with it. I didn't want the 16-50 power zoom lens, but it was cheaper to buy the package and than to buy the body and 55-210 separately. The 16-50 is more compact than the 18-55 lens that came with my older camera, and is quite sharp. Compared to the NEX5-n, the Alpha 6000 loses the screen that folds all the way up to take selfies, and the touch shutter. It gains a built in flash, rather than separate, and the controls are laid out better, and the menus more logical. Even after using the NEX5-n for years, I was often scratching my head trying to remember where a certain function was, the Alpha 6000 is much more user friendly. I went with the 6000 rather than the 6300 because the 6300 offered minor advantages over the 6000 for a big price difference, and I haven't been disappointed in my choice. Battery life seems shorter than with the NEX5-N. I went through three fully charged batteries in one day at Universal Studios. A spare battery or two is highly recommended. The 6000 gains 8 megapixels over the NEX5-N, and it shows. The pictures are sharp and finely detailed. The viewfinder is a nice feature in sunny weather. Overall a great camera for anyone interested in an interchangeable lens camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Real consumer review!!! Read this and learn...

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    Breaker11

    This review only applies to all DSLR users that plans to transition over to the Sony A-series. I bought this camera and returned it the next day. DO NOT buy this camera. It looks good on paper until you've actually tried it. PERIOD! Pros: price package <$1000 with 2 kit lenses. It has WIFI and NFC capabilities. It is portable and cheap battery availability. Fair pictures and can be compared to point and shoot camera qualities :). The low light quality is fair. If you are a landscape lover - you'll get away with the kit lenses. You can charge the batt via USB connection. Cons: you'll end up spending more money on the adapter in order for you to use your old lenses or buy buy new e mount lenses. The pictures looks very soft and can't zoom to crop - picture quality is is horrible for a mirrorless camera. A Nikon D3200 can do a lot better job in general (trust me- I did a comparison - wit kit lense). All false claims of fast moving auto focus and fake 24.3 mega pixels. The camera over heats for a period of long usage - and short batt life.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      Hi Breaker11, we're sorry to hear that the camera failed to meet your expectations. Thanks for the feedback, we'll take note of your concerns and forward them to the right people. Thanks_Mitch sony_US

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super camera & lens kit

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    Jimbo
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    I was upgrading from a Sony RX100 which I took a lot of terrific pictures with. However, the many features packed tightly in a pocket camera wore out in less than two years. I wanted a more robust format camera like the A6000 which my daughter had bought previously. This camera seems very robust and has more flexibility than the RX100. It is more of a photographer's camera and I recommend a professional photographer's guide book to bring out the best that the camera offers. Sony did a great job with the features and there are a lot of accessories which add to the pix quality. Low light and action shots are amazing and fun. Play with the effects and delete what you don't like. The learning curve is really fast, This is a camera that likes using a camera strap since it is too big for your pocket. Changing to the telephoto lens takes 10-20 seconds so you have to anticipate the shot. Get a soft case so you can slip it in your bag and protect it. Extra batteries are recommended so you don't run out of juice in the middle of a day's shoot. This camera is really smarter than I am...and I love getting my composition captured artistically. On bright, sunny days the LCD screen can be too dark for critical viewing, but the adjustable eye viewfinder works fast to save the shot. Really great feature!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Camera for starters!

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    Frank
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    I love mirrorless cameras. This one continues my love for them. before I get to the good stuff, here is one thing that went wrong with my camera. By no means this issue would change my mind on this camera. I love it still. during a photoshoot, my shutter gave out and gave an error message. Sony upheld their warranty on it and is currently being fix. now onwards to the meat of the review. 1) Photo quality is fantastic 2) Video quality clear and crisp 3) camera built-in mind I was worried but it worked better than expected. I still recommend a boom mic but if you are on a budget, the intenal mic is good. The camera has a program to reduce the wind noise 4) action shots was this camera main reason to exist. takes amazing shot. 5) the camera is light weight and the lens availability for this camera is endless! especially with the additional A-mount adaptors. if you want start taking photos for fun or to learn the camera's physics (iso,shutter, exposure, etc.) this camera will be great. it doesn't hurt your bank account too much like others but you get high quality photos that I believe is comparable to canon, Nikon and others in their respective tiers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Compact, fast, and overall wonderful

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    JoshW
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    I was trying to decide which body to get, between the a6000 with 2 lenses and a6300 with just the kit. The photo staff at the store was excellent in helping me decide, letting me play around with the cameras, etc.. I actually wound up with the camera, and 3 lenses - as I bought the 50mm f/1.8 OSS lens as well. It's become my standard lens, though I do really appreciate the 55-210 for what it is. It's a bit slower in low light, but it produces wonderful candid portrait style photos of animals and people during events. I can't wait to photograph vacation with this. The parade photos are going to be phenomenal. The auto-focusing is fast and 24p video looks like it came from a much larger rig. My only complaint right now is that it's winter, and everything is gray. I can't wait for some greenery and sun to appear so I can utilize this to its full potential. I was tired of lugging around a full sized DSLR, but didn't like using my phone of a point and shoot because they just weren't the same speed or quality - this is a step beyond anything I could have imagined. Kudos, Sony!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Lens quit working while on vacation

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    Anne
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    I used this camera and lens and it worked well at first. It does take good pictures. But yesterday, the lens that comes with the camera, now is not working. I have an error message when I try to use it and I have cleaned the contacts on both the lens and camera. In researching online, apparently this has been a problem since 2014. So for 3 years, Sony has sold a lens kit that has a defective or sensitive lens that stops working. Why would Best Buy keep selling this kit? Since I am out of town, I hope the local Best Buy will replace the camera and lens kit. I have used it less than 5 months and it now is not functioning. If Best Buy replaces the camera and lens with a new one, I will update my review at least based on the customer service from Best Buy. Sony should be fixing this lens kit and not selling it any more. I used Cannon for years prior to buying this camera and I never had any problem with the camera or lens failing.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Camera, incredible pictures

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    niteryder
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    After using Nikon DSLR/SLR's for 30 years, I switched to this Sony system and could not be happier. A few things I like, 11fps continuous shooting, yes 11 frames per second! Auto focus is near perfect, low light performance has been very good for me. The EVF viewfinder is awesome, so bright and clear. I'd never used one before his camera, now I wouldn't purchase a camera that doesn't have it. Lens selection is weak compared to Nikon, but what is available seems to be very good. I have the 16-50 and 55-210mm kit lenses, and the Sigma 19 mm 2.8 art, and the 30 mm 2.8 art prime lenses. I find the Sigma lenses to be fantastic lenses, and the kit lenses to be very good, with the 55-210 being the better of the 2. I'm very happy with my choice, and would never go back to the Nikon system. The Sony is an incredible choice, and I would recommend it to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent camera for beginner to advanced

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    bdog
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    I was upgrading my older Canon rebel t1i and discovered that many pros had moved to Sony. I found the a6000 and realized I could get better IQ while downsizing. Looking at Canon and also taking my SD card to test the fuji xe2, canon 7d and sony a6000 showed the strengths and weaknesses of all. All in all the sony was much better at low light. I delayed the purchase thinking the sony lenses weren't great, but I shouldn't have. It takes some time to sort through all the features because there is so much adjustability. Theres even face registration and priority. The kit lenses are ok for the 16-50, and actually pretty good clarity for the 55-200. It turned out to be a good portrait lens with a decent bokeh for most use. In real life use the f4.5 max aperture is Ok. The higher Iso performance is good enough to compensate. I plan to add the sigma 19,30,60mm lenses which will cover the shallow depth of field duties. Focus is fast with rare misses in really low light. Face detect and wide area tracking work well. I have been impressed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for anyone!

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    Smoore
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    Im not a professional photographer but I am an artist and lover of the natural world. So picture quality is important to me. I wanted a good camera to capture the beautiful places I've been since moving to Southern California from Michigan. I did my homework beforehand, picture quality was important and so was price. I researched alot of cameras before settling on this one. You can spend less and get good quality ...but I had certain things I wanted a 1 inch digital sensor raw ability and the flexibilty to change lenses. I got all this and more without spending a fortune compared even to some Sony bridge cameras. One has a great super zoom lens but it is $1500.00 and the lens is fixed for example. You can easily look up the specs and pro reviews to get the details. Im very happy with my choice the 2 lenes are great for starting out I can upgrade as funds permit if I desire. My salesperson was great answered all my questions if he didnt know took the time to find out. A good buying experience and product.

    I would recommend this to a friend