Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sony announces a6000 - claimed world's fastest AF and 11 fps subject tracking

Sony has released its new a6000 mirrorless camera, which is the replacement to the NEX-6. This midrange mirrorless features a 24MP CMOS sensor, Sony's latest Bionz X processor, and a refined Hybrid AF system that covers 92% of the frame with phase-detect points. The new AF system allows for continuous shooting at 11 fps with subject tracking, and also claimed the 'world's fastest autofocus', according to Sony. The camera now offers zebra pattern and clean HDMI output for movie lovers. Those who love the XGA EVF on the NEX-6 may be disappointed by the smaller, lower resolution one on the a6000.

Sony a6000 Key Specification :

  • 24 megapixels
  • APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) CMOS Sensor
  • Bionz X Image Processing
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (51200 with Multi-Frame NR)
  • 179 Number of focus points
  • 3″ Tilting LCD screen with 921,600 dots
  • Electronic viewfinder with 1,440,000 resolution
  • 11 fps Continuous drive
  • 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 24p), 1440 x 1080 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and NFC
  • NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery
  • 120 x 67 x 45 mm
  • 344 g

The camera will be available in silver or black for $650 body only, or $800 when kitted with the 16-50 F3.5-5.6 power zoom lens.