Sony - Alpha A6000 Mirrorless Camera (Body Only) - Black

Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless Camera: Whether you're a professional photographer who needs something a bit more portable or just someone who wants to preserve important moments, the Sony Alpha A6000 is the way to go. It features a 24.3-megapixel Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor that lets you capture realistic images and HD videos. To get started, simply attach a compatible lens (sold separately).

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Overview

What's Included


  • Alpha A6000 Mirrorless Camera (Body Only)
  • Micro USB cable
  • Neck strap
  • Owner's manual
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (82 out of 85)

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Features


24.3-megapixel Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor delivers vividly detailed images

Capture high-resolution images up to 6000 x 4000 pixels.

ISO 100–25,600 for stills, plus ISO 100–12,800 for movies

Enjoy crisp, clean images over a broad spectrum of lighting conditions.

Never miss a shot with ultrafast 11 fps (frames per second)

From joyous facial expressions to fast-paced sports action, burst mode ensures you get the shot even if it only lasts a fraction of a second.

3" color TFT display makes it easy to review photos and videos

Look at stored footage before you print or share.

Capture spectacular movies in HD

Movie mode lets you record 1080/24/60p video footage.

BIONZ X image processing engine delivers speed and performance

Quickly capture high-quality images.

OLED viewfinder helps you set up shots

Easily keep subjects within frame.

179-point phase-detection autofocus brings subjects into clear view

Also features 25-point contrast-detection autofocus.

Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC (near-field communication) technology simplify file sharing

Connect your wireless devices and use your compatible cell phone to control the camera's functions.

Optical image stabilization minimizes blurring

Help prevent camera shake and vibration.

Flash for proper illumination

A hot shoe allows you to attach an external flash (sold separately).

Multiformat memory slot for storing or transferring data

Supports SD, SDHC, SDXC and MS PRO Duo formats. Memory cards not included.


Overall customer rating

4.8
97%
would recommend to a friend

Expert Rating

4.6

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for pro/beginner

    Posted
    Photography27
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    What can I say this camera is by far the best camera I have ever had it's amazing. This camera right here is competing against 1,000$ camera. The reason why I love it so much it's cause how small it is compared to normal dslr. Dslr are just so big to carry around and just gets annoying of carrying around when I go to family events and just makes me not wanna take a picture but with the Sony a6000 I take it every were I go now it's so small and portable. It's take pictures at 24.3 megapixels most camera are at 18-20 megapixels. & another thing that caught my attention of this camera is the frames per second most dslr camera the "higher end" camera tend to have 4-6 frames per second wich is nothing compared to the a6000 the a6000 is at 11 frames per second and he reason why this is a must is cause I take a bunch of baby pictures and we all know how much they move so when I use this a6000 at 11 frames per seconds it takes so manny quick pictures so manny that I never miss the shot apose to a normal dslr might have to retake the picture a couple of times.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Camera

    Posted
    GreenFlash
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    The more you work with digital cameras, the more you realize how important accurate focus is. What makes the Sony A6000 stand out is how fast and how accurately it focuses. I am attaching a head crop from a casual shot of my daughter at the swimming pool, first day I had this camera; lens was a Sony/Zeiss 16-70 F4. Focus just doesn't get any better. There's the new A6300 which is even faster, and with a few more options including S Log 2 and 3 and 4k video, but for hundreds of dollars more. On good thing, the 6300 does us the favor of causing some discounts on the A-6000 that make it just an incredible value. I also have and recommend the Nikon D5500...if it is fairly comparably priced. Either of these cameras regularly produces shots of a quality unknown on any digital camera only 10 years ago. And for both, excellent lenses are available at pretty reasonable prices. But if I had to choose only one, it would be the A6000.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Mirrorless Camera 2014

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    Loreto
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    The Sony A6000 is one of the best mirrorless cameras in 2014. The build quality of the camera body is excellent and the button layout has a lot of customization options. When paired with a fast E-mount prime lens such as the Zeiss 35mm 2.8 or the Sony 50mm 1.8 OSS the camera produces excellent images that rival or surpass results from other competing mirrorless/DSLR cameras that use an APS-C size sensor. Video quality is also best in class. The autofocus is extremely fast and accurate, even in continuous mode an area where competing mirrorless cameras fare poorly. The only drawbacks if any are the relatively poor battery life when compared to traditional DSLRs, a common characteristic of mirrorless cameras which use an electronic viewfinder.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Camera for Advanced Amateur or Beginners

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    Brianjgeraghty
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    I love this camera; granted I've been in the Sony line for some time. I have two other cameras (a5000, NexC3). The real advantage to my way of thinking if you're at the point where you're relying on a review is the speed to focus, and the speed to shoot (11fps). Now there other other features, such as the lock on auto focus that garner attention, but those are the biggies in my book. So, if you're a parent with a fast kid, and you need to capture those moments in between moments, this is a great option. It will help you get there. You can use the manual settings, you can leave it on superior auto (which essentially makes it a glorified point and shoot) but the camera will raise to your level of technicality. You can swap the lenses so if you want a different type of looks, you can do that. you can get a lot of lenses off of Craigslist, you can even get an adapter and go old school with like Minolta or Nikon lenses if you want. This is an all around great camera. A little heavy on the he battery life if I'm being critical, but that's the trade off for speed and focus. Get a few extra batteries and you'll be fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I Love This Camera

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    Gainey
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    I absolutely love this camera. I purchased this camera for its compact size and the 24 mega pixels. I have been a Canon shooter for 10 years but after watching Jason Lanier shooting with Sony on You Tube, I had to save and go buy this. Shoots 11 fps, with more options than my Canon, it's wonderful. However I am still learning the camera with time permitting. I bought the 210mm, 50mm Macro and the Bower Fisheye. I am impressed all the way around. Pictures are sharp, colors are vivid. Will I switch from Canon to Sony, NO! The Sony will come in handy using the fisheye for weddings, and sunsets. Canon does have the fisheye lens of course but, I saved money and bought the Sony (that I wanted) with 3 lenses for what I would of paid for the Canon fisheye lens. I am a Happy Shooter! If you like it, buy it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A6000

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    Frank
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    The Sony a6000 (2014 release) is now the older, little brother to the Sony a6300 (2016 release). The specs of these two cameras is well reviewed online with detailed information on both. If you are interested in the Sony mirrorless and a small size DSLR camera the only comment I can add is price. Sony and BestBuy pricing has the a6000 body now at about one third the price of the a6300 body when you consider the add-on free items. You can buy 3 a6000's, not that you would, but it sure keeps $$ in your pocket for an extra Sony lens or other items. As an amateur photographer for many years I would certainly consider the a6000. It is still after two years on the market a fantastic camera and one of the best selling small, mirrorless DSLRs out there. You will not be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for what it is...

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    John
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    The Sony - Alpha A6000 Mirrorless Camera uses an APS-C sensor (smaller than "full frame") that has high resolution and captures wide dynamic range, though it suffers from the smaller sensor size and that means more noise at higher ISO levels... Practically speaking that means pictures taken at lower light will "strain" the sensor to gather light, and that may result in diminished image quality... That said, the image quality (IQ) of the camera is generally quite good to excellent, though you will encounter some noise at higher ISO levels. With the advent of the Sony 6300 and 6500, this camera body is a bit out of date, too. The never revisions of this camera are better in terms of sensor resolution, ISO levels, dynamic range, and buffer size for faster shooting. If I had to choose all over again, I would pay the extra for the 6300 (or 6500) and pass on this model.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Camera for Beginner or Seasoned Photo

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    SpecialQ
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    LOVE THIS CAMERA! Sony has really stepped up their game by adding some high quality lenses. Their first couple of generations of these cameras were good, but they were essentially glorified point-and-shoots. The adjustments and settings were all hidden away in back menus that took forever to navigate and change. This version all the key settings upfront and available and you can customize the buttons to further make the settings you change most often available to you. The camera is very light and so small that I actually ran a half-marathon with the camera clipped to my hip. I was able to get the best race photos yet. Definitely recommended for anybody that's tired of lugging around their larger SLR equipment. (Though I've been very hesistant to give up my own, too nostalgic!)

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars with 17 reviews

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    With unusual cameras like the A7 and A7R, Sony's A6000 ran the risk of being overshadowed. Elevated from the NEX range to sit alongside Sony's full DSLRs with the Alpha prefix, the A6000 builds on the NEX-6 with a new 24.3-megapixel sensor and aFull Review
  • The Imaging Resource!Rating, 5 out of 5imaging-resource.com on July 14, 2014
    Sony A6000
    The well-received Sony NEX-6 not only gets refreshed with the NEX "de-branding" we expected, but also upgraded with some very significant performance enhancements in the new Sony Alpha 6000 (from here on out called the A6000). Looking like a blendFull Review
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