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World’s Fastest Autofocus – The Power of Speed


When Sony introduced the NEX-6 camera in the fall of 2012 it was a departure from its usual lineup of mirrorless cameras, aiming to offer an accessible camera with a strong feature set for photographers. To that end the NEX-6 brought 2 things not on any Sony mirrorless camera’s; an exposure mode dial & and ISO-standard hot shoe. The A6000 offers a similar feature set, but adds a number of significant features including updated resolution, processor and hybrid AF system.

Where the NEX-6 had 99 phase-detect point covering about 50% of the sensor, the A6000 has 179, with 92% coverage. Combining this with the new Bionz X processor allows the camera to shoot continuously at 11 fps with subject tracking. With these major updates, cost cutting measures still seem to have worked: the A6000 is priced at $649, $100 lower than the NEX-6’s launch price. Video

  • 24.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Bionz X image processor
  • Hybrid AF system with 25 contrast-detect and 179 phase-detect points
  • Built-in flash + Multi-Interface Shoe
  • 11 fps continuous shooting with subject-tracking
  • 3-inch tilting LCD with 921,600 dots
  • OLED electronic viewfinder with 1.44M dots
  • Diffraction correction, area-specific noise reduction, and detail reproduction technology
  • Full HD video recording at 1080/60p and 24p; clean HDMI output
  • Wi-Fi with NFC capability and downloadable apps

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