Shoot better with the Alpha 6000: superb 24MP quality, worlds quickest autofocus - and very portable. Add an OLED Tru-Finder™, manual controls and a range of lenses, for a superior alternative to bulky DSLRs.
The perfect moment, captured
Unlike many competitors, the Alpha 6000s Fast Hybrid AF combines the strengths of both phase- and contrast-detection autofocus. With a class-leading 179 phase detection points (covering almost the entire image) and a high-speed contrast-detection function, the result is not only an impressive 11 fps burst mode, but also highly accurate movement tracking for both stills and video.
Quality starts with the sensor
The Alpha 6000 outclasses many cameras in its category. Its APS-C size sensor offers 1.6 times the area of 4/3 sensors, and 13 times that of the 1/2.3 sensors of typical compact digital cameras, resulting in an outstanding level of quality in every image.
BIONZ X™ Processor
With three times the processing speed of earlier models, the new BIONZ X™ is able to accurately capture textures, reduce blurry details and even suppress visual noise to ensure sharp images. These advantages apply equally to still images or video.
Exmor™ CMOS sensor
The new 24.3 MP APS HD sensor features optimised light gathering (through angled micro-lenses) and improved light sensitivity.
The BIONZ X™ image processor ensures images of the highest quality, and provides the muscle needed for ultra-fast AF.
Amazing shots in low light
The extremely high ISO range lets you shoot natural, nuanced photos in dim light or indoors without a flash.
Introducing the worlds fastest autofocus
The worlds fastest autofocus makes the Alpha 6000 one of the most versatile interchangeable-lens camera available; at a mere 0.06 seconds, you are assured of getting the perfect shot in any situation from family events to sports to nature, capture flying water drops and fleeting smiles.
Never miss the perfect shot
The advanced Fast Hybrid AF enables more scenes to be focused via phase-detection only (reducing reliance on the contrast-detection mode), delivering the worlds fastest AF available to capture your subject at the exact moment you intend.
Wider frame coverage
More autofocus points mean a better chance of capturing a perfectly sharp image, and with a class-leading 179 AF points, the Alpha 6000 provides extensive frame coverage and continuous, precise location of your subject - no matter where in the frame they may be.
11 fps continuous shooting with AF tracking
Capturing an impressive 11 photos a second would not mean much if they were blurry. Thats where the Alpha 6000 excels; you get a very high frames-per-second (fps) rate while the superior AF tracking ensures your selected subject is crisp and clear.
Video phase detection
The Alpha 6000s impressive AF capabilities are not just limited to still photos. It uses the same phase-detection priority to ensure fast focusing and smooth tracking to give a professional polish to your most demanding video projects.
Stop the action, not the thrills
Freeze your subject at an amazing 11 fps for dramatic shots that capture the exact moment or expression you are looking for.
With Full 1080 HD at 60p or 24p, you can make the aesthetic choice to capture film-like motion in your videos.
AF features for any scene
Eye AF, Lock-on AF and more let you delegate that aspect to the camera, freeing you to concentrate on the content of the scene.
More camera. Less to carry.
Expert features, customisable buttons and manual controls - in a compact, lightweight design.
The best camera is the one you have with you. With its compact size and light weight, the Alpha 6000 compares favourably to bulkier, heavier DSLRs. Yet with the creativity of interchangeable lenses, manual controls and more, you sacrifice nothing.
Smarter viewfinder for better photos
The OLED Tru-Finder™ EVF is another Alpha 6000 expert-level tool, with real-time data for planning and previewing shots. Exposure Control compensates for bright/dim scenes, Focus Zoom enlarges a chosen detail and Display Mode reveals histograms and more.
Lenses: the ultimate creative tool
Experiment with interchangeable E-mount lenses and beyond.
Snap, tap and share.
Wi-Fi and NFC (Near Field Communication) connectivity make it simple to show, and share, your genius. It requires no complicated setup and - in one step - enables the transfer of photos or movies to NFC-compatible televisions as well as Android smartphones or tablets.
PlayMemories Camera Apps
Sonys apps make your camera smarter, effortlessly. Add upgrades and new capabilities to your camera as your photographic skills expand.
Post that fantastic shot - right now - to your favourite social media site; you can even attach a comment.
Smart Remote Control
Get perfect selfies, group shots or unusual angles when you control your camera with a smartphone.
Dimensions (W x H x D): Approx. 120mm x 66.9mm x 45.1mm
Weight: With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo included: Approx. 344
Body Only: Approx. 285 g
Lens Mount: Sony E-mount lenses
Lens Compability: Sony E-mount lenses
Sensor Type: APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm) "Exmor™" APS HD CMOS sensor
Effective Pixels: Approx. 24.3 megapixels
Number of Pixels (total): Approx. 24.7 megapixels
Image Sensor Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Anti Dust: Charge protection coating on Optical Filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
Smart zoom (Still Image): M:Approx. 1.4x
Digital zoom (Still Image): L:Approx. 4x;M:Approx. 5.7x;S:Approx. 8x
Digital zoom (Movie): Approx. 4x
Recording Format (Still images): JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Image Size (pixels), 3:2: L: 6000 x 4000(24M),M: 4240 x 2832(12M),S: 3008 x 2000(6.0M)
Image Size (pixels), 16:9: L: 6000 x 3376(20M),M: 4240 x 2400(10M),S: 3008 x 1688(5.1M)
Image Size (pixels), Sweep Panorama: Wide: horizontal 12,416 x 1,856 (23M), vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M), Standard: horizontal 8,192 x 1,856 (15M), vertical 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
Image Quality Modes: RAW
RAW & JPEG
Picture Effect: Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera (Normal/Cool/Warm/Green/Magenta), Soft High-key , Soft Focus(High/Mid/Low), HDR Painting(High/Mid/Low), Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature(Auto/Top/Middle(H)/Bottom/Right/Middle(V)/Left), Watercolor, Illustration(High/Mid/ Low)
Creative Style: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box(1-6), (Contrast (-3 to 3 steps), Saturation (-3 to 3 steps), Sharpness (-3 to 3 steps))
Dynamic Range Functions: Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))
Recording Format (Movie): AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant, MP4
Video Compression: AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio Recording Format: AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Other Movie Functions: AF Tracking Duration, AF Drive Speed, Auto Slow Shutter, HDMI Info. Display
Face Detection: On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off, Face registeration, Face selection, Max. number of detectable 8
Clear Image Zoom: Approx. 2x
Lens Compensation: Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
Smile Shutter: Yes (selectable from 3 steps)
Compatible Recording Media: Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC memory cards
Noise Reduction: Long exposure NR:available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec.
High ISO NR: Normal/Low
Multi Frame NR: Auto/ ISO 100 to 51200
White Balance Modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White,Cool White,Day White,Daylight), Flash, Underwater/ colour Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & colour filter (G7 to M7(15-step), A7 to B7(15-step)),Custom
AWB Micro Adjustment: YesG7 to M7, 15-stepA7 to B7, 15-step
Bracketing: 3 frames, H/L selectable
Focus Type: Fast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Focus Sensor: "Exmor™" APS HD CMOS sensor
Focus Point: 179 points (phase-detection AF) / 25 points (conotrast-detection AF)
Sensitivity Range: EV0 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
AF Mode: AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
Other Features: Predictive control, Focus lock, Eye-Start AF (only with LA-EA2 or LA-EA4 attached(Sold separately))
AF Illuminator: Yes (with Built-in LED type)
AF Illuminator range: Approx. 0.3 - approx. 3.0m (with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
Metering Type: 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Sensor: "Exmor™" APS HD CMOS sensor
Metering Sensitivity: EV0 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
Metering Mode: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Exposure Modes: iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE, Aperture priority, Shutter-speed priority, Manual, Movie (Programmed AE / Aperture priority / Shutter-speed priority / Manual ), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
Scene Selection: Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur
Exposure Compensation: /- 5.0EV(1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable)
Auto (AE) Bracketing: Bracket: Cont./Bracket: Single, With 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV increments, 3/5 frames (1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, 3.0 EV : only 3 frames) selectable
AE Lock: Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway. (Auto/On/Off selectable)
ISO Sensitivity: Still images: ISO 100-25600 equivalent (1/3 EV step), AUTO (ISO 100-25600, selectable lower limit and upper limit) Movies: ISO 100-12800 equivalent (1/3 EV step) / AUTO (ISO 100-12800 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Viewfinder Type: 1.0 cm (0.39 type) electronic viewfinder (color)
Number of Dots: 1 440 000 dots
Brightness Control (Viewfinder): Auto/Manual (5 steps between -2 and 2)
Color Temperature Control: Manual (5 steps)
Field Coverage: 100%
Magnification: Approx. 1.07x (35mm camera equivalent: Approx. 0.70x) with 50mm lens at infinity, -1mstyle name="sup"-1/style
Diopter Adjustment: -4.0 to 3.0mstyle name="sup"-1/style
Eye Point: Approx. 23mm from the eyepiece lens, 21.4mm from the eyepiece frame at -1mstyle name="sup"-1/style(CIPA standard)
Viewfinder Display: Graphic Display, Display All Info., No Disp. Info., Histogram
Screen Type: 7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT
Total Number of Dots: 921,600 dots
Brightness Control (LCD): Manual (5 steps between -2 and 2), Sunny Weather mode
Adjustable Angle: Up by approx. 90 degrees, Down by approx. 45 degrees
Real-time Image Adjustment Display (LCD): On/Off
Focus Magnifier: Yes (5.9x, 11.7x)
Peaking MF: Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, colour: White/Red/Yellow)
Quick Navi: Yes
Shutter Type: Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Speed: Still images:1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb, Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4(1/3 steps) up to 1/50 in AUTO mode (up to 1/25 in Auto slow shutter mode)
Flash Sync. Speed: 1/160 sec.
Electronic Front Shutter Curtain: Yes (On/Off)
Steadyshot: Not supported (image stabilization supported on lens)
Flash Control: Pre-flash TTL
Flash Compensation: /- 3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)
Flash Modes: Flash Off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync, Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable), Hi-speed sync, Wireless control
External Flash Compatibility: Sony Alpha System Flash compatible with Multi Interface Shoe, attach the shoe adaptor for flash compatible with Auto-lock accessory shoe
Drive Modes: Single, Continuous, Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec delay 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracket: Cont./ Single, White Balance bracket, DRO bracket
Continues Shooting: Hi/Mid/low Selectable
Playback Modes: Single (with or without shooting information), RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 12/30-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 16.7x, M: 11.8x, S: 8.3x, Panorama (Standard): 19.2x, Panorama (Wide): 29.1x), Image orientation (Manual/Off selectable), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Date/Still/MP4/VCHD), Forward/Rewind (Movie), Delete, Protect, Auto Review (10/5/2 sec,Off)
View on Smartphone: Yes
View on TV: Yes
PlayMemories Camera Apps™: Yes
NFC™: One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
PC Interface: Mass-storage, MTP, PC remote
HD Output: HDMI micro connector (Type-D)
BRAVIA Sync (link menu)
4K Still Image PB
Multi Interface Shoe: Yes
Others: Remote Control (Sold Separately), PC Remote
Microphone: Built-in stereo microphone
Compatible Standards: Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Supplied Battery: NP-FW50
Battery Life (CIPA, Still Images): Approx. 310 shots (Viewfinder) / Approx. 360 shots (LCD monitor)
Battery Life (CIPA, Movies): Actual Recording: Approx. 60 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 60 min (LCD monitor), Continuous Recording: Approx. 90 min (Viewfinder) / Approx. 90 min (LCD monitor)
Internal Battery Charge: Yes
External Power: AC Adaptor AC-PW20 (sold separately)