LCD and Viewfinder
Sony A6000 has a Tilting 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 922k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
A6000 has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 1,440kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Sony A6000 can shoot continuously at max speed of 11 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/4000 sec
A6000 has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
One neat feature that we like about A6000's built-in flash has is that the flash head can be tilted upwards manually using your finger, which can be used to bounce the flash light and create a more pleasing lighting on your subject. It is not a very strong flash so the ceiling/wall or the surface you use for bouncing must be relatively close to the camera.
Sony A6000 features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 179 points to choose from. Sony A6000 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Sony A6000, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 60p,60i,24p fps and save in MPEG-4, AVCHD and XAVC S formats. Full HD resolution of Sony A6000 will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video
. You can also consider its successor, the Sony A6300
which features 4K video recording.
A6000 has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Sony A6000 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Mirrorless camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Sony Alpha A7 or Olympus OM-D E-M1 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Sony A6000 features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi)
connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC
feature, A6000 can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our A6000. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect A6000 to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Sony A6000 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 360 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Mirrorless type cameras is 360 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Semi-Pro Mirrorless Cameras
Panasonic GH3 with its 540shots is the model with longest battery life among Semi-Pro Mirrorless cameras. Check the comparison of Sony A6000 vs Panasonic GH3 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Mirrorless cameras list.
Sony A6000 Features Compared to Main Competitors