Sony Alpha 6000
Price £449 (body only)
THE sony Alpha 6000 is a cheaper alternative to the more recent and significantly more expensive Alpha 6300 (£829 body- only) and Alpha 6500 (£1,279 body- only) models that succeeded it. While there are some areas where it shows its age, it remains a capable camera with a good specification that provides unbeatable value for money at its price point.
Built around a 24.3mP APs- C Exmor CmOs sensor and BiONZ X image processor, the A6000 offers a native sensitivity range of isO 100-25,600 along with an extended setting of isO 51,200. Continuous shooting speed, meanwhile, is a very respectable 11fps. While there’s no support for 4K video, the A6000 does provide 1080p Full HD video capture at up to 60fps. in addition, it comes with built-in Wi- Fi and NFC connectivity along with support for sony’s Playmemories apps that can be used to add extra features.
The hybrid AF system encompasses 179 phase- detection AF points plus a further 25 contrast- detect AF points for speedy focus acquisition. The A6000 is fitted with a 3in, 921k- dot lCD display that can be tilted up and down; however, unlike the A6500, there’s no touchscreen functionality. Above this sits a 1.44m- dot EVF that’s still perfectly usable, even though its resolution isn’t as high as the A6300 and A6500 – both of which come equipped with 2.36m- dot EVFs. Build quality, as with all sony mirrorless cameras, is very good with the A6000 benefiting from robust (albeit not weathersealed) polycarbonate and magnesium alloy construction.
Price: £449 (body only) 24.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor ISO 100-12,800 (expandable to ISO 25,600) 11fps continuous shooting 3in, 921k-dot tiltable LCD 1080p Full HD video capture