Sony has just introduced the new A6000, a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, which the company claims has “the world’s fastest AF performance.” Sony says the A6000 can lock in its autofocus system on a subject in just 0.06 seconds.
The Sony A6000 (model ILCE-6000) uses a 24.3-megapixel, APS-C-size sensor and is powered by the Bionz X processor. The camera uses Sony’s Hybrid AF system, featuring a focal plane phase-detection AF sensor with a wide autofocus coverage area of 179 points, that’s paired with a contrast detection AF.
According to Sony, this system allows the camera to track and respond to a subject moving through nearly the entire frame. It also lets the camera shoot at a speedy rate of 11 frames per second with continuous autofocus.
Other features of the Sony A6000 include an OLED Tru-Finder, designed to let you see a live preview of all your settings before the photo is captured; a new arrangement of model and control dials on top of the camera to give photographers quicker access to making adjustments; and a Function button and two customizable buttons to help set 47 assignable functions on the camera. There’s a built-in flash; built-in WiFi; and NFC wirelessly sharing with compatible smartphones and tablets.
The Sony A6000 goes on sale in April 2014 for $800 as a kit with the 6-50mm motorized zoom lens (model SELP1650). It comes in black or silver and will also be available body only, for $650.