Earlier this month, as Sony sold its PC division, it was made clear that the Japanese brand will focus more on its imaging division now apart from smartphones and tablets. The A6000 is the first camera launched after the announcement, and it banks on some heavy claims. According to Sony, the camera has the world’s fastest auto-focusing system among interchangeable lens APS-C cameras.
Positioned as a replacement to the NEX-6, the A6000 is a midrange interchangeable lens camera targeted at the enthusiast. It has a 24-megapixel CMOS sensor (APS-C), a Hybrid AF system that boasts a focusing time of just 0.06 seconds, and widespread focus points for better focusing ability. It can do a maximum of 11fps in continuous shooting mode, while video benefits from the availability of Zebra pattern and clean HDMI out. Being an E-mount camera, it can accept all FE and E lenses.
With NFC and Wi-Fi available onboard, connecting the camera to handheld devices won’t be a problem. It comes with a flip-out screen, and will be available in silver or black. International prices start at $650 (equivalent of Rs 40,404) for the body only. Expect it to sit close to the NEX-6 in terms of pricing, when it comes to India.