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Sony Alpha A6000 ILCE-6000L/B Black Mirrorless Camera with 16-50 mm Lens

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  • 24.3 MP APS-C Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Tru-Finder 0.39" 1,440K OLED EVF
  • 3.0" 921K Xtra Fine Tilting LCD
  • Full HD 1080i/p AVCHD Video at 24/60 fps

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Mirrorless DSLR Camera ILCE-6000L/B


  • All the quality in half the size and weight of other DSLRs
  • World's fastest auto focus with 179 AF points and 11FPS6
  • High resolution with 24MP APS-C sensor
  • Instant sharing via smartphone with Wi-Fi® and NFC
  • ISO range of 100 - 25,600 for low light photos
  • Easy and intuitive controls
  • Record Full HD 1080/24/60P video
  • OLED Viewfinder
  • Convenient tilt LCD, pop-up flash and MI shoe
  • Enhance your camera and creativity with Camera Apps


Compact and Lightweight Mirrorless DSLR

The a6000 is a super-compact mirrorless camera that's about half the size and weight of a typical DSLR, yet it has the same size APS-C sensor as most DSLRs. The interchangeable lenses and E-mount system make the a6000 more versatile than almost any other camera on the market.

High Resolution 24MP APS-C Sensor
Get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements thanks to the newly developed 24.3 megapixel Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor. It has higher resolution than most DSLRs and adopts the same gapless on-chip lens structure as the a7R for ultimate image quality and light sensitivity.


Better Images through BIONZ X Processing
The new BIONZ X™ image processor faithfully reproduces textures and details in real time via extra high-speed processing capabilities delivering true-to-life images - as seen by the naked eye. It enables greater natural detail, richer tonal gradations, lower noise and more realistic images whether you shoot stills or video.


Ultra-Fast Response
Capture the perfect moment – the a6000 realizes 11 frames per second continuous shooting with AF (Auto Focus) tracking by making the most of the wide-area 179-point phase-detection AF sensor. Even when dealing with a moving subject the a6000's superb moving-subject tracking performance ensures you get the shot during still or video capture.


Easy and Intuitive Controls
Despite its small size, the a6000 gives you full DSLR control and immediate access to the functions you need to shoot like a pro. Two dials on top and a rear-mounted control wheel allow quick selection of shooting modes and camera settings. In addition to the Fn button, there's seven customizable buttons, which can be assigned any of 47*4 functions.


Instantly Connect via NFC and Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi® connectivity allows you to control your camera with your compatible smartphone or tablet and the PlayMemories Camera Apps™. Frame your shot on your device's LCD, snap the shutter, and then transfer the images directly to your mobile device for quick editing and uploading. And with NFC (near field communication) technology, connecting has never been easier. Simply tap the camera to an NFC-enabled device, and you're ready to shoot and share without wires or hassles.


Stunning Low Light Photos
With 20% higher sensitivity than the NEX-7 due to the newly developed Exmor CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor, you get stunning detail in in low light from ISO range 100 – 25000. And for an additional burst of light, the a6000 features a pop-up flash and a standard hot shoe for additional flash accessories.


Full HD Output
Capture Full 1920 x 1080 HD uncompressed clean-screen video files with external recording devices via an HDMI® connection in 60p and 60i frame rates. Selectable in-camera AVCHD™ codec frame rates include super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p, while MP4 codec is also available for smaller files for easier upload to the web.


What You See is What You Get
View every scene in rich detail on the high contrast 1.4M-dot Tru-Finder™ OLED EVF. It delivers 100% frame coverage with an approximately 33-degree viewing angle for corner-to-corner visibility. Not only that, the viewfinder displays what will appear in your recordings, including the effects of your camera settings so you can fine-tune focus and preview your shots before you take the picture.


PlayMemories Camera Apps
Personalize your camera by adding new features of your choice with PlayMemories Camera Apps. Find apps to fit your shooting style from portraits, detailed close-ups, sports, time lapse, motion shot and much more. Use apps that shoot, share and save photos using Wi-Fi® that make it easy to control and view your camera from smartphone, and post photos directly to Facebook or backup images to the cloud without connecting to a computer.


Cover Every Shooting Angle
Snap shots high over crowds or down low to capture a pet's eye view with the tiltable 3.0" (921k dots) Xtra Fine™ LCD Display that boasts a range of movement of approximately up 90 degrees and down 45 degrees. Easily scroll through menus and preview life thanks to WhiteMagic™ technology that dramatically increases visibility in bright daylight. The large display delivers brilliant-quality still images and movies while enabling easy focusing operation.


The Fastest Focusing Camera in the World
Enhanced Fast Hybrid auto focus combines speedy phase-detection AF with highly accurate contrast-detection AF, which has been accelerated through a new Spatial Object Detection algorithm, to achieve among the fastest autofocusing performance of any full-frame camera in the world. First, phase-detection AF with 179 densely placed phase-detection AF points swiftly and efficiently moves the lens to bring the subject nearly into focus. Then contrast-detection AF with wide AF coverage fine-tunes the focusing in the blink of an eye.

  • All the quality in half the size & weight of other DSLRs
  • World's fastest auto focus with 179 AF points and 11Fps
  • Capture life in high resolution with 24MP APS-C sensor
  • Better Images through BIONZ® X processing
  • Instant sharing via smartphone with Wi-Fi® and NFC
  • Stunning low light photos with ISO range of 100 - 25,600
  • Easy and intuitive controls help you shoot like a pro
  • Record Full HD 1080/24/60P video
  • What you see is what you get with an OLED Viewfinder
  • 3.0" 921k dot LCD tilts for high and low angle framing
  • Enhance your camera and creativity with Camera Apps
  • Fast Hybrid AF (Auto Focus) with 179 phase-detection points
  • Low light situations not a problem
  • 4K Still image output by HDMI or Wi-Fi® for viewing on 4K TVs
  • New Eye AF control
In The Box
  • Rechargeable Battery (NP-FW50)
  • AC Adaptor (AC-UB10)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Body Cap
  • Eyepiece Cup
  • Micro USB Cable

Learn more about the Sony Alpha 6000


Alpha 6000


Package Type
Body with Lens Kit

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
Image Sensor Size
23.5 x 15.6mm
Gross Pixels
24.7 MP
Effective Pixels
24.3 MP
Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal:Vertical)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color
Dust Cleaning System
Charge protection coating on Optical Filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
Image Processor
BIONZ X image processor

White Balance

White Balance
Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm White, Cool White, Day White, Daylight), Flash, Color Temperature (2500 to 9900K) & Color Temp. Filter (G7 to M7: 15-steps, A7 to B7: 15-steps), Custom, Underwater Auto


Viewfinder Type
0.39" OLED electronic viewfinder (color), 1,440,000 dots
Approx. 1.07X (35 mm camera equivalent: Approx. 0.70X) with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1 m -1 diopter
Dioptric Adjustment
-4.0 to +3.0 m -1
Viewfinder Information
XGA OLED Electronic

LCD Monitor

3.0" 921.6K
LCD Coverage
Brightness Adjustment
Auto, Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode


Focus Type
Fast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF / contrast-detection AF)
Focusing Modes
AF-A (Automatic AF), AF-S (Single-shot AF), AF-C ( Continuous AF), DMF (Direct Manual Focus), Manual Focus
AF-assist Beam
Built-in LED, Range: approx. 3.0' 4.00" - 9.0' 9.00"
Focusing Point Selection
179 points (phase-detection AF) 25 points (contrast-detection AF)


Exposure Control
iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual (M), Memoru Recal (MR), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection, Movie
Exposure Compensation
Still images: +/- 5.0 EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable)
Movies: +/- 2.0 EV (1/3 EV steps selectable)
Metering System
Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
ISO Sensitivity
Stills: ISO 100 - 25,600 selectable in 1/3 EV steps
Still Auto: ISO 100 - 25,000 selectable upper and lower limit
Movies: ISO 100 - 12,800 selectable in 1 EV steps
Movie Auto ISO 200 - 12,800 selectable upper and lower limit
AE Lock
Yes with AE lock button (AE also locked when shuter button is halfway: Auto / On / Off selectable)


Shutter Type
Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed
Still images: 1/4000 to 30 sec., Bulb Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4 (in 1/3 step), up to 1/60 in AUTO mode, up to 1/30 in Auto Slow Shutter mode
2 sec. or 10 sec. delay


Flash Type
Built-in, Pop-up
Flash Mode
Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync, Wireless, Red-eye reduction (On / Off)
Flash Range
16 mm (focal length printed on lens body)
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/-3.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 and 1/2 EV steps)

Drive System

Drive Modes
Single Shot, Continuous shooting (Hi/Mid/Lo selectable), Self-timer (10/2 sec delay selectable), Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec delay 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracket: Cont. / Single/ WB / DRO
Continuous Shooting Speed
Continuous mode: 11fps (hi), 6fps (mid), 2.5fps (low) with AF


Scene Modes
Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur

Recording System

File Format
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Image Type
RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Color Space
Still: sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut), Adobe RGB Movie: xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) Compatible with TRILUMINOS color
Recording Media
Dual compatibility slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo / Pro-HG Duo / PRO-HG HX Duo media - SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card


Movie Format
AVCHD Ver. 2.0 / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Movie Recording
AVCHD: PS - 1920 x 1080/60p @28Mbps, FX - 1920 x 1080/60i @24Mbps, FH - 1920 x 1080/60i @17Mbps, FX - 1920 x 1080/24p @24Mbps, FH - 1920 x 1080/24p @17Mbps
MP4: HD - 1440x1080/30fps @12Mbps, VGA - 640x480/30fps @3Mbps
Max. Recording Resolution
1920 x 1080


Compatible Lenses
Sony E-mount, (Sony A-mount, Minolta/Konica Minolta Maxxum lenses confirmed via optional LA-EA adaptor)
Lens Mount
Sony E-mount
Lens Spec
Mount Material: Metal
Optical Zoom: Approx. 3X
Direct Manual Focus: Yes
Low Noise During Movie Capture: Yes
Lens Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot
Macro Mode: Yes
Minimum Focus Distance: 9-13/16'' (0.25 m) (W) - 11-13/16'' (0.3 m) (T)
AF for Movie Capture: Contrast AF
Magnification: 0.215X
Lens Groups-Elements: 8 groups, 9 elements (4 aspheric surfaces)
Lens Type: Sony E-mount
Lens Weight: 4.10 ozs.
Dimensions (Max. Diameter x Length): 2-5/8" x 1-13/16 (64.7 x 29.9 mm)
Aperture (Max.): f/3.5 - 5.6
Aperture (Min.): f/22 - F32
Maximum Magnification: 0.215X
Aspheric Elements: 1 ED element, 3 aspheric elements
Aperture Blade: 7 Blades
Digital Zoom: Approx. 4X
Lens Mount Type: Sony E-mount lenses
EV Compensation: Still images: +/-3.0 EV (1/3 EV steps selectable) Movies: +/-2.0 EV (1/3 EV steps selectable)
Filter Diameter: 40.5 mm
Focal Length (35 mm equivalent): 24 mm - 77 mm
Exterior Finish: Black (NEX-5T/B)
Angle of View: 83 degree - 32 degree


Built in Wifi
Instant sharing via smartphone with Wi-Fi and NFC

Power Source

InfoLITHIUM NP-FW50 (7.2V)
Battery Life
Approx. 310 shots (Viewfinder), Approx. 360 shots (LCD monitor) (CIPA standard)


Amazing performance in half the size and weight of conventional DSLRs

World's fastest auto focus with 179 AF points and 11FPS6

High resolution with 24 MP APS-C sensor

Instant sharing via smartphone with Wi-Fi and NFC

ISO range of 100 - 25600 for low light photos

Easy and intuitive controls

Record Full HD 1080 / 24 / 60 P video3

OLED Viewfinder

Convenient tilt LCD, pop-up flash and MI shoe

Enhance your camera and creativity with Camera Apps

Additional Information

Date First Available
November 13, 2014
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  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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5/ 5
I am very satisfied with the product also what a great deal for Sony a6000 8/6/2017 9:46:20 PM

Pros: It's a great price for Sony a6000 compared to the other electronic websites. Definitely I am satisfied with the product I have bought. The shipping only took 2days and It was free.

Cons: Overall product have met my expectations.

Overall Review: Yes I would recommend this to friends.

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2/ 5
Outstanding compact camera (without stock lens) - IF IT WORKS 3/1/2017 6:09:04 AM

Pros: Small, many features, great quality with high IOS, RAW, interchangeable lenses, add on flash.

Cons: COMPLETELY fell apart after 2 years!!!! Pancake lens does this great camera injustice. Flash broke after 2 years & SD card spring is jammed. Wireless does not work.

Overall Review: UPDATE: First the flash popped and broke. Soon after the pancake lens jammed. Then the SD card slot failed. Now the view screen died. What a piece of junk. You BETTER get an extended warranty!!!!

In 2 years I have taken over 25,000 pictures with this camera. A fast 16GB card is plenty (unless all RAW).
With a quality lens (even a $350 one), this compact camera is unbelievable for the price.
It took great pictures at a dance recital which was very tricky due to low light and fast movement. Set at the lowest f stop, fast shutter speed and high ISO I was completely happy.
At a wedding I took simultaneous RAW & JPG with no major lag. The camera would heat up some.
Sony offers free software to do simple editing in RAW.
Even after firmware updates, my wireless did not work.
Mine is silver, which looks cool, but hard to read the writing on the body in the dark.

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5/ 5
GREAT camera. Silver has issue. Replace the lens. 1/2/2017 8:30:13 PM

Pros: Fast, compact, great quality photos, many features.

Cons: Hard to see the writing on the silver body.
The pancake lens does this camera an injustice.

Overall Review: I reviewed the black A6000, but own this silver.
Save some money and do NOT buy this without this lens!
Get any average quality lens and you will be much happier.
Silver looks cool, but reading the writing on the body in low light is very hard.
And getting matching silver lenses is harder to find.
After 2 years and 25,000 pictures, mine is showing wear.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Amazing photos. 7/3/2016 9:12:20 AM

Pros: First dslr camera ive ever purchased. Me and the wife had played around with one at a best buy in the town we lived in. We just absolutely loved it. The pictures comes out crystal clear and thats just the tip of the iceberg. So many features that im still learning. This camera is loaded.

Cons: None

Overall Review: I'd definitely recommened this camera to anyone who wants to take professional looking photos and this is coming from a total "noob".

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
great little camera without the weight an bulk of a DSLR. 5/1/2016 10:00:41 AM

Pros: light, fast at auto focus, more features than many DSLRs, built in viewfinder for those sunny days.

Cons: not a large number of E-mount lenses available. it can use Nikor or Cannon lenses with an adapter.

Overall Review: Love the Camera. I grew up using SLRs. I am traveling more and I don't want to lug around a bulky and heavy DSLR but I want interchangeable lenses and features of a DSLR. Takes great pictures. More customization features than you can count. The new a6300 does not seem to be worth the premium. The A7 is bettet, being full frame but is nearly double the cost.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Sony A6000 1/21/2015 7:39:30 PM

Pros: Great Picture quality
Customizable function buttons

Cons: The Camera strap is a bit messy

Overall Review: I received the camera with no lables, no tags. You tube vidoes (unboxing) shows camera with labels and tags attached. Did i get a "return" or "a floor model"?

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Verified Owner
3/ 5
No lens caps, really? 11/30/2014 11:02:54 PM

Pros: So now I've had the camera for about two weeks. I love the resolution and quality of the photos. The auto focus rocks as does the continuous shooting. It's really top-notch, I'm very happy. I'm also happy with the functions, menu, ability to customize buttons and so forth. And thanks Newegg for including a nice memory card that Sony left out of the bundle.

Cons: I'm still miffed about the lack of a body cap and rear lens cap with the 16-50mm lens bundle.

Also, Sony should include a memory card. (It was nice that Newegg provided one for free.)

Lack of a DC style car charger was a negative too. I had to buy one aftermarket.

And the big negative was when I bought an FE 70-200mm lens and mounted it to the a6000. I noticed it had some rotational play, of about .002-.003". Not cool. It was then that I mounted the lighter FE 28-70mm lens and noticed the same rotational play as well.

The OEM E mount consist of two parts, one metal ring over a plastic inner ring to which the lens locks. This is true of the a7 and a7r as well. The newer a7s, Iv'e read, has a single piece all metal E mount ring.

As it turns out, someone decided this rotational play was such a problem that there is now an aftermarket single piece all metal E mount replacement. So I bought one, a "Tought E Mount" by fotodiox, and now my lenses click into place nice and tight.

Overall Review: So, overall, I'm very happy with the camera. But because it's kind of a "kit project," meaning I had to purchase bits and pieces, as well as an aftermarket 'performance' part, Sony only gets three eggs on the a6000 16-50mm lens bundle.

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3/ 5
No lens caps, really? 11/20/2014 1:56:43 PM

Pros: I've only had this camera for a little over a day now. What little I've learned so far, it seems very nice. I will append this review at a later date with my overall user experience once I get the camera into the field. Also, so far it's fully compatible with Linux under digicam, Gwenview, and GIMP. Darktable will be able to process the RAW files by the end of the year, they say.

Cons: For now, I'm ***very*** disappointed that I was forced to immediately get online to buy a camera body cap and a rear lens cap--and I can't remove the lens until they arrive. It's really pathetic that a relatively expensive mid-range interchangeable lens camera would be packaged and sold without a full set of protective caps. Also missing, a full instruction book which must be download from the Sony website.

Overall Review: I sure hope I'm not making an expensive mistake buying into the Sony ecosystem which generally is marked by overpriced products, manufacturer penny pinching (lack of caps and a complete printed instruction manual for example). Of course, the quality is very good, but Sony seems to prefer to pinch pennies and have "satisfied" customers rather than loose a penny or two and have happy customers. It's a fine line they walk for a tiny extra profit. I'll update this review with a full user experience at a later date.

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