One Chance – Sony a6000 with a 16–50mm f/3.5–5.6 Lens

One Chance – Sony a6000 with a 16–50mm f/3.5–5.6 Lens


If you only have one shot at capturing baby’s first steps, trust a compact, interchangeable-lens camera. The a6000 offers superfast autofocus that smartphones can’t achieve, to ensure you’ll nail that all-important shot every time. Its ultra-high resolution guarantees faithful reproduction of details and color for true-to-life images and gorgeous enlargements.

Sony’s α6000 boasts 0.06-second autofocus, 24.3 megapixels and the latest, fastest Bionz X processor. This imaging powerhouse uses Sony’s hybrid autofocus system that helps the camera accurately track a subject moving through nearly the entire frame, and to shoot at speeds up to 11 frames per sec with continuous autofocus. Can your smartphone do that?

Also notable is its bright OLED Tru-Finder, which lets you see a live preview of all setting adjustments before you take the shot. And mode and control dials on top of the camera give you access to commonly used settings. Additionally, a “function” button and two additional customizable buttons provide access to any of 47 assignable functions to customize the camera to your shooting style.

Other features include: ISO 100–25,600 for incredible low-light performance; a 3.0-inch, 921,600-dots LCD; Full HD 1080/24/60p video recording; 13 picture effects, like toy camera and HDR painting; creative styles, such as vivid and night scene; scene modes, including motion blur; sweep panorama; a built-in flash; and an accessory shoe.

The α6000 also offers built-in Wi-Fi, giving you one-touch connection with Xperia or NFC-compatible Android smartphones or tablets for image transfer and sharing. A single touch also activates a smart remote control, linking the camera with a smartphone/tablet for a live image preview, to fire the shutter from a distance and to review shots. For devices without NFC, you can wirelessly transfer images and videos and activate smart remote control through Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile app.

The Sony α6000 compact system camera comes in a kit with a quiet 16–50mm motorized zoom lens (SELP1650) for $800. It’s offered body only for $650.