Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm and 55-210mm Power Zoom Lenses
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Test the limits of your creativity with the advanced mirror less camera and lens bundle that's focused on speed and clarity. Every artistic shot you take-from candid's to fast-action-benefits from 24.3MP detail and the world's fastest autofocus. For capturing crucial moments that go by in a blink, the a6000 can shoot 11 frames per second. With a convenient OLED viewfinder, built-in Wi-Fi and compact size, it's easy to use too.
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118 of 122 people found the following review helpful.
Best Camera I've Ever Used!
By A. Ryan
Simply one of the best cameras I have ever used, and for the price, you can't beat it. I bought the package deal with the standard kit lens and the 55-210mm lens, and especially with the 55-210mm, I've taken some of the best photos I've ever taken, and I've only scratched the surface of what this camera can do!
What I love:
--Compact size and weight! At work, I use a Nikon D300s, and the weight difference is amazing. The Sony a6000 is so light, it's just a joy to carry around and use!
--Tons of features! Auto modes for beginning photographers, but it has the ability to go all manual for more advanced photographers
--FAST shutter! I mean fast. Up to 11 frames per second!
--PEAKING on manual focus!! This means that when you look at the view screen or optical viewfinder on manual focus, whatever is in focus gets a slight red outline. Fantastic feature! I haven't mastered the art of tack sharp focus yet, but this helps me be sure that I'm in focus!
--View screen on the back can tilt up or down, so you can have the camera higher or lower, and still be able to see the screen
--Programmable buttons that you can set to work just about any feature of the camera. Use Auto Focus Lock alot? Just set one of the buttons, and have instant access to that feature!
--Face programming! Shooting a birthday, and want to be sure the birthday boy or girl's face is always the focus? Store a photo of their face in the camera, and from then on, whenever the camera sees that face, it will lock on. Amazing.
--Auto Eye Focus! Taking a portrait, and want to make sure the eyes are in focus? Use auto eye focus, and the camera will automatically find the eye and focus accordingly.
What I don't like so much (but these are really just nitpicky, since I pretty much love everything...)
--Kit lens doesn't seem to be as good a quality as the 55-210mm. You might want to consider a different lens.
--Screen on the back is hard to see in sunlight. Luckily, the camera also has an optical viewfinder, and you can look there to take photos, or even review photos you've taken. Everything you see on the back screen you can see in the viewfinder.
--Learning curve. This has a gigantic menu, and lots of buttons and things, so it can be a chore to learn. My advice? Find one of Gary Fong's videos online or at sonya6000.com.
--Battery could last a little longer, IMHO
So many fantastic features in one camera! Sorry to gush, but I'm just in love with my Sony a6000. You absolutely cannot get a better camera for the money. Great job, Sony!
158 of 165 people found the following review helpful.
This is the future!! Simply amazing. So much so I sold my Nikon DSLR & all the Lenses ;)
Wow, simply amazing. So much so I sold my Nikon DSLR & all the Lenses after 2 weeks of owning it. I had a very capable D3200 and 4 quality lenses. This matched or exceed that camera in every category. Much lighter, Much faster and spot on with Auto focusing. I was leaving my Nikon at home or in the bag way too often due to its size, Not with my A6000. I picked up the 55-210mm(great lens), and the Sigma 30mm art lens and I am pretty much set for any situation. I ended up leaving the 30mm on for most of the time(great lens for $200). Battery life is very acceptable.
1.) Good for beginner or pro as it has 2 Automatic settings(PHD-push here dummy), or as many settings as my Nikon.
2.) FAST , you can set it to shoot up to 11 frames per second.
3.) Pic quality is on par with DSLRS that cost thousands more
4.) Optical view finder is great addition
5.) Small form factor lets it go just about everywhere
6.) Programmable buttons for using the pro features.
7.) Tons of sites and Videos on the net to help and teach you to do anything with the camera.
The Negatives are few and far between, but a couple gripes are as follows...
1.) Menu has a bit of a learning curve and could have been helped by a touch screen.
2.) Kit lens 16-50mm is a little subpar(16mp only) Get a $200 sigma 30mm lens
3.) View finder sensor is a bit too sensitive and will turn off main LCD screen(There is a fix, just google it).
4.) Doesn't come with a charger, but can get one on Amazon with a couple batteries(non sony) for around $22.
PS> I tested out numerous camera bags and found the perfect one for me, it is the Canon 100eg($25 ish). It Is very small, secure and will hold my camera, all 3 lenses, charger with 2 extra batteries and most my other accessories.
120 of 127 people found the following review helpful.
If you are not a pro, or a pro looking for a back-up/family/vacation camera, this is it.
Professional photographer MASSIVELY IMPRESSED!
I purchased this camera as our "family fun" and vacation camera (when do not want to lug around our heavy pro bodies and lenses).
The AP-C sized sensor is really amazing. The image quality is fantastic. The viewfinder is appreciated and functional!
-Image quality rivals my old D7000, which was far heavier, bigger, more cumbersome and more expensive
-Wifi is a GREAT feature! I can now take professional quality photos and send it to my smart phone for immediate posting to Facebook.
-Digital viewfinder is great because it shows in real-time what your manual adjustments will look when you take your photo (as opposed to the snap/review process with pro bodies). It also turns the screen on/off automatically to conserve battery power.
-Size and weight, I cannot believe they crammed so much tech into such a small body at such an affordable price!
-Great lenses available (sold separately) for more advanced users or those looking for pro quality photos. #1 recommendation SEL35F18 35mm f/1.8 prime lens (becomes a fast 50 for this crop sensor, with stabilization)
-In camera processing not as advanced as the older and lesser qualified Nikon J bodies
-Not as weather sealed as Olympus or other mirrorless bodies (I was originally going to get another Nikon 1 series the AW for all weather, but the image quality wasn't nearly as good... still, if I'm shooting in the snow/rain I'll be paranoid this camera will break if getting wet or super humid as opposed to many other weather sealed options out there).
-Raw quality isn't easily compatible with Photoshop and RAW's aren't as impressive of an improvement/versatility as my Nikon bodies. Net, if you get this camera, just use it as a JPEG shooter and save on the card/computer memory.
Some background on me; I shoot professionally and use Nikon bodies. My previous mirror less was a J3, but the image quality was too poor in low light conditions which led me to find an alternative. I am incredibly impressed with the Sony!
If you want a camera you can take snowboarding or surfing I suggest the Nikon AW1 (more expensive and less image quality, but water/shock/freeze proof), if you take your camera in less harsh environments but still feel the in camera processing is important or would like a camera which handle the rain I suggest an Olympus, for a cheaper camera the Nikon J's are great.
If you want one of the best quality mirrorless cameras, and image quality is your priority, this is it.