Sony Electronics recently announced new digital imaging products at CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show 2014 and one of them was the Sony 6000 and I would like to share with all my readers here the latest news and information for the Sony Alpha 6000.
The speedy new ILCE-6000 from Sony boasts the quickest AF performance of any interchangeable lens digital camera, snapping subjects into sharp focus in just 0.06 seconds. From spontaneous smiles to towering tennis serves, you’ll capture those fleeting moments that other cameras miss. And thanks to the 24.3 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor, every frame is crammed with rich detail and texture. Boosting Sony’s mirrorless line-up, the ILCE-6000 comes in two iconic designs, black and titanium, sure to inspire jealous glances from other photographers. For users who have been thinking about taking advantage of size and weight advantages of a mirrorless camera but don’t want to sacrifice super-quick autofocus, the ILCE-6000 now renders that conversation moot.
Even quicker than most professional DSLRs, the phenomenal autofocus speed of the ILCE-6000 is powered by Sony’s advanced Fast Hybrid AF system. A 179-point focal plane phase-detection AF sensor is teamed with high-precision contrast-detection AF. This potent combination delivers the world’s fastest1 AF performance of any interchangeable lens camera, plus continuous shooting at a blazing 11fps with highly accurate autofocus tracking. Nothing gets past the ILCE-6000 – even fast-moving subjects like athletes and acrobatic pets – and the Fast Hybrid AF system is also available in movie mode. There are plenty more premium features packed into the camera’s compact, purposeful body. Composing scenes is a pleasure through the new clear, bright OLED Tru-Finder™ which consists of four double aspherical lenses. Preview the effects of adjusting focus, exposure and other settings: what you see is exactly what you get.
Intuitively-placed mode and control dials on top of the camera allow effortless adjustment of shooting settings while you’re focused on the scene in front of you. A total of 7 customisable buttons – including two dedicated custom buttons – give swift access to any one of 43 assignable functions to satisfy any photo enthusiast. And for extra flexibility in any situation, there’s a built-in flash to brighten up portraits or gloomy indoor shots. It’s easy to share shots on your mobile: on-board Wi-Fi allows one-touch connection with your Xperia™, NFC-compatible Android smartphones, tablets and VAIO. A single touch also activates Smart Remote Control, linking the camera to fire the shutter from a distance and view photos on your mobile.
The ILCE-6000 interchangeable lens digital camera from Sony will be available in Singapore at all Sony stores and selected authorised dealers from the second quarter of 2014.
* Information, Details and Photographs Courtesy of Sony Singapore and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide *
|Lens compatibility||Sony E-mount lenses|
|Image sensor||Type||APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm) “Exmor” APS HD CMOS sensor|
|Number of pixels (effective)||Approx. 24.3 megapixels|
system (still image)
|Recording format||JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)|
|Record system (movie)||Recording format||AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant/ MP4|
|Media||Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)|
|Focus system||Type||Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)|
|Focus points||179 points (phase-detection AF) / 25 points (contrast-detection AF)|
|Exposure control||Metering type||1200-zone evaluative metering|
|ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)||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 (colour)|
|Number of dots||1,440,000 dots|
|Magnification||Approx. 1.07x (35mm camera equivalent: Approx. 0.70x) with 50mm lens at infinity -1m-1)|
|LCD screen||Type||7.5cm (3.0-type) type TFT, WhiteMagic|
|No. of dots||921,600 dots|
|Adjustable angle||Up by approx. 90 degrees, Down by approx. 45 degrees|
|Wi-Fi||View on smartphone||Yes|
|Send to computer||Yes|
|View on TV||Yes|
|NFC||Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible,
One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)
|PlayMemories Camera Apps||Yes|
|Audio||Microphone||Built-in stereo microphone|
|Dimensions (excluding protrusions)||Approx. 120.0mm x 66.9mm x 45.1mm|
|Weight||Approx. 285g (body only)
Approx. 344g (with battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo included)