Sony’s New A6000 Mirrorless Camera Boasts World’s Fastest Autofocus System

by on February 12, 2014

in Sony

 Sony A6000

Sony has taken wraps off the new A6000 mirrorless camera, which continues the rebranding process of Sony’s E-mount cameras.

Sony A6000 back

Sony’s E-mount cameras were previously branded as NEX models. Since Sony consolidated the Alpha branding, new mirrorless cameras have dropped the NEX moniker in favor of the Alpha moniker and have simply been referred to as an A* series model number.

Sony A6000 Key Features

  • 24.3MP APS-C Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Tru-Finder 0.39″ 1,440k-Dot OLED EVF
  • 3.0″ 921k-Dot Xtra Fine Tilting LCD
  • Full HD 1080i/p AVCHD Video at 24/60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • Fast Hybrid AF & 179 Phase-Detect Points
  • Up to 11 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
  • Multi-Interface Shoe and Built-In Flash
  • Auto Object Framing and Multi Frame NR

Sony A6000 side

The A6000 serves as an update to the popular NEX-6 model and features a new Hybrid AF system that has a combination of 179 phase-detection AF points and contrast-detect AF for a 0.06 sec AF acquisition. The camera delivers up to 11fps at 24.3MP to rival the top DSLRs on the market.

Sony A6000 front

The Sony A6000 should be available in April with a kit lens for $800 or as a body-only for $650. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mark Treen February 12, 2014 at 7:29 pm

Does anyone know the AF speeds of a normal DSLR, maybe the Canon 6D or Nikon D800? I was trying to research this earlier and couldn’t find the stats.

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2 Joe le Fada April 11, 2014 at 1:02 am

The AF speed greatly depends on the lens mounted.
This whole “world’s fastest auto-focus system” marketing BS is a joke.

A DSLR will always be faster that any mirrorless. The Canikon guys have been working on these systems for decades.

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3 Mark Treen April 14, 2014 at 12:50 am

Does anyone know why mirror less has such a hard time with AF speeds? What about DSLR makes AF faster? The pentaprism for the viewfinder can’t possibly help AF. Is it the light that goes to the separate AF sensor below for DSLR’s but there is no separate sensor for mirror less?

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