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p.1 #1 · Official: Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless announced


Official: Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless Digital announced
Sony just announced the new Alpha A6000. This new new mirrorless camera will have the world's fastest AF with 11 fps subject tracking. It will replace the NEX-6, packing a 24MP sensor, Bionz X processor and a redesigned phase-detect AF system covering 92% of the frame.

The Sony Alpha A6000 is available for pre-order:
  1. Sony A6000 body: B&H Photo | Adorama ($648)

  2. Sony A6000 w/ 16-50mm: B&H Photo | Adorama ($798)

Sony A6000 highlights:
  1. 24.3MP APS-C Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor
  2. Magnesium Alloy Body
  3. BIONZ X Image Processor
  4. Tru-Finder 0.39" 1,440k-Dot OLED EVF
  5. 3.0" 921k-Dot Xtra Fine Tilting LCD
  6. Full HD 1080i/p AVCHD Video at 24/60 fps
  7. Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC and downloadable apps
  8. Fast Hybrid AF & 179 Phase-Detect Points
  9. 11 fps continuous shooting with subject-tracking
  10. ISO up to 25600
  11. Diffraction correction, area-specific noise reduction, and detail reproduction technology (Jpeg)
  12. Multi-Interface Shoe and Built-In Flash
  13. Auto Object Framing and Multi Frame NR
  14. Weight: 344 g (0.76 lb / 12.13 oz)
  15. Dimensions: 120 x 67 x 45 mm (4.72" x 2.64" x 1.77")
  16. Battery Life (NP-FW50): 360 shots




























Feb 12, 2014 at 04:24 AM
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p.1 #2 · Official: Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless announced


Wow, that's a very aggressive price for the body.


Feb 12, 2014 at 04:33 AM
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p.1 #3 · Official: Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless announced


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Feb 12, 2014 at 04:41 AM
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p.1 #4 · Official: Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless announced


Agreed, great deal for the price it looks like.



Feb 12, 2014 at 05:00 AM
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p.1 #5 · Official: Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless announced


Yep looks like an awesome camera and great price...


Feb 12, 2014 at 05:05 AM
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p.1 #6 · Official: Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless announced


WoW! Now, I have to see if I can get this instead of the A7 to save me some
moolah.

Waiting now for the obligatory comparison for this aps-c sensor with the full frame
A7.



Feb 12, 2014 at 05:08 AM
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p.1 #7 · Official: Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless announced


I'm more concerned with the EVF comparison between this and the NEX-6. Otherwise, it looks like a winner from here.


Feb 12, 2014 at 05:14 AM
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p.1 #8 · Official: Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless announced


I just saw on DPreview that the body is made of magnesium alloy. This is a pretty aggressive price. They also say the AF is pretty impressive. As impressive a camera as the E-M1 and X-T1 are, when you look at this price, it would be hard for any NEX owner who might be interested in another system to leave.

It's interesting that Sony claims it's the world fastest AF, period, locking in at 0.6 sec. I had expected them to be competitive but still behind Fuji and Olympus, but Sony is claiming they are second to none. Interesting. Looking forward to in depth review in the future.

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Feb 12, 2014 at 05:28 AM
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p.1 #9 · Official: Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless announced


I wonder if they even believe it when they say fastest AF in the world.

Otherwise, looks like the best camera per dollar Sony is making. If only they didn't use the cartoon nex interface.



Feb 12, 2014 at 05:33 AM
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p.1 #10 · Official: Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless announced


I may as well put the video here too



I'm die hard fuji, but it has to be said: this looks better than the x-t1 in some very important ways (AF, fps, mp, PRICE)



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p.1 #11 · Official: Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless announced


I'm curious how Sony makes any money, undercutting every competitor. A7R is $1200 less than D800E. This one is hundreds less than Olympus and Fuji. It's nuts, but I'm glad they're doing it.


Feb 12, 2014 at 05:37 AM
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p.1 #12 · Official: Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless announced


The EVF and ergonomics are a let down. I think the Oly EM1/5,A65/A77/A99/A7x EVFs were around 2.x Megadots right? Why use an EVF with barely half that resolution for this model? Were there really any cost savings by doing that or was it just to create an artificial stratification between the classes of cameras?

Also the body is almost 100% NEX and it probably has the same silly menu system. I thought with Sony killing NEX brand that they would also rethink the P&S controls and unify with "Alpha" functional style.

Edit:
On second thought. The ergonomics are not as bad as I thought. I get put off a lot by P&S control schemes using the 4way directional button and use of menus to change settings.

So I guess the only thing that I can say sucks compared to NEX6/7 is the EVF

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Feb 12, 2014 at 05:40 AM
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p.1 #13 · Official: Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless announced


sflxn wrote:
I'm curious how Sony makes any money, undercutting every competitor. A7R is $1200 less than D800E. This one is hundreds less than Olympus and Fuji. It's nuts, but I'm glad they're doing it.


Mirrorless should be cheaper than DSLRs. Way fewer parts and complexity. Compared to Fuji and Oly though? I'm not so sure. Sony's good lenses are pricey, so there's that.

This hugely undercuts the price of the X-T1. The X-T1 has some significant advantages, namely the control scheme and EVF, but 50% cheaper is pretty compelling.


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Feb 12, 2014 at 05:41 AM
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p.1 #14 · Official: Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless announced


sflxn wrote:
I'm curious how Sony makes any money, undercutting every competitor. A7R is $1200 less than D800E. This one is hundreds less than Olympus and Fuji. It's nuts, but I'm glad they're doing it.



Maybe explains why Sony is exiting the computer/tv world.



Feb 12, 2014 at 05:41 AM
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p.1 #15 · Official: Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless announced


My mistake, looks like the menu system is Alpha, not nex!


Feb 12, 2014 at 05:44 AM
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p.1 #16 · Official: Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless announced


sflxn wrote:
I'm curious how Sony makes any money, undercutting every competitor

they don't really, their credit rating is junk and the whole corp is weaving over and under break even point every year.
however they just sold their pc/vaio business and their sensor business is making them money, so they're probably here to stay, at least as far as cameras are concerned.

Bottom line: enjoy the prices.



Feb 12, 2014 at 05:45 AM
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p.1 #17 · Official: Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless announced


Now that I've seen the specs, photos, and video first look, I cannot believe people are whining about this not being a true NEX-7 successor. I thought the same when this camera was just a rumor, but man, look at that video first look. This is a beast. People are whining about loss of Tri-Nav. Ok, I give them that, but rally, Tri-Nav was always a compromise for those used to DSLRs. This layout is closer to the A7(R), and I much prefer it over Tri-Nav. All those customizeable buttons. The better grip. This camera is superior to the NEX-7 to me, with the exception of the EVF. However, the delay for the EVF to turn on in the NEX-7 was so frustrating that I never used it.

I'm not saying this is a preorder for me, but I've been looking for a fast AF camera for zooms to complement my A7R for primes. This camera just shot to the top of the list for me, esp since I own E lenses already and the menus and controls will be common across cameras.



Feb 12, 2014 at 05:54 AM
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p.1 #18 · Official: Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless announced


SAR suggested that the Nex7 successor would appear at Photokina this year.


Feb 12, 2014 at 06:06 AM
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p.1 #19 · Official: Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless announced


As much as I dislike the NEX cameras, I must say the AF looks very promising in that parrot shoot.
Most of the Sony products use a low price high volume strategy. It does help consumers in the short run as to we can enjoy lower price for products but in the long run the manufacturers probably don't make a profit and end up bankrupt - ever wonder why Sony has been losing money all these years?



Feb 12, 2014 at 06:07 AM
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p.1 #20 · Official: Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless announced


The evf on the nex7 never really looked right even with color and contrast adjustments, it crushed blacks and was over saturated.


Feb 12, 2014 at 06:08 AM
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