a6000

Sony a6000
  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 4 stars
$475 to $550
  • 80%

  • Sony a6000
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  • Last modified: October 18, 2017
  • Usability
    Editor: 75%
  • Image Quality
    Editor: 70%
  • Speed
    Editor: 50%
  • Accessories
    Editor: 40%

The top-end camera in Sony’s E-mount lineup, the a6000 is a solid all-around camera for users who might want to manually adjust camera settings, including aperture, shutter speed, and exposure compensation. If I’m traveling light and want to take professional-grade landscape photos, I’ll grab the a6000. My one complaint about the a6000 is the lack of a touchscreen. Without a touchscreen, learning to use the camera is a little more difficult, and common tasks like reviewing pictures and focusing during video are slower. If a touchscreen is a priority, choose the a5100 instead. Note that choosing the a5100 requires you to give up the electronic viewfinder, flash hot shoe, and some useful buttons and dials. Here are comparisons against other cameras: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIwTmGTuwlQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l04W4mCpUfU For existing owners, here’s a hands-on video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ1-lTg6AoQ  

Pros

  • Electronic viewfinder previews your exposure
  • 11 frames per second
  • Great image quality in a small package

Cons

  • Autofocus can be frustrating for sports
  • Buttons and dials are small and flimsy compared to a DSLR
  • Sony’s lens lineup is okay, but not as good as Canon & Nikon
  • Screen is difficult to see in sunlight