STANDOUT FEATURE: Superfast Hybrid autofocus.
Sony Alpha a6000
Estimated Street Price: $800 (with 16-50mm motorized zoom)
The new 24.3-megapixel, APS-C Exmor CMOS image sensor ups the pixel count 50% over that of the NEX-6. The eye-level OLED Tru-Finder is smaller and has fewer pixels than the NEX-6's (1.44M-dot vs. 2.36M-dot), but is a much appreciated feature, as viewing an LCD in bright conditions can be very difficult. The 3-inch LCD monitor tilts up 90° and down 45° for easy high- and low-angle shooting.
Video specs are similar to the NEX-6's: 1920x1080 at 60p, 60i and 24p; 1440x1080 at 30p and 25p; and 640x480 at 30p and 25p—in MPEG-4 AVCHD or (for smaller files) MP4. A built-in mic provides stereo sound, but there are no headphone or external mic ports.
Like the NEX-6 (and other recent Sony cameras), the a6000 has built-in WiFi with NFC connection—just tap your NFC-enabled smart device with the camera to make a connection. The camera is also compatible with Sony PlayMemories Camera Apps.
Like the NEX cameras, the a6000 uses Sony E-mount lenses, and via LA-EA adapters, Sony A-mount and legacy Konica Minolta Maxxum lenses. E-mount lenses currently number 22, providing focal lengths from 10-18mm through 55-210mm. Dimensions are 4.7x2.6x1.8 inches and 10.1 ounces.