This is a testament to creating cutting-edge technology, then pouring into one very small body. The Sony Alpha a6000 mirrorless lens camera features a 24.3 megapixel image sensor with BIONZ X processor, and what Sony calls “the world’s fastest autofocus system”, at just a mere 0.06 seconds.
Sony took great care with the 3-inch viewfinder as well, using an OLED panel for clarity, and in terms of physical controls, two customizeable buttons with access to 47 shortcuts, and a function button for easy control.
Per usual, a photographer wielding the a6000 will have access to full HD video recording at 60FPS, a pop-up flash, support for all Sony E-mount lenses and backwards compatibility with Sony’s older A-mount lenses,
The AF system really deos seem impressive on paper, because there are 179 focal points that the camera takes into account (yes, a hundred-and-seventy-nine). You can shoot images at 11 frames-per-second with continuous AF, with WiFi and NFC support for transferring images quickly and without the use of wires.
Availability for this speedster of a 12.1 ounce camera? In April 2014, in both black and silver finishes in a kit with a 16-50mm motorized zoom lens for $800, or body-only for $650.
Press release and additional press photos, after the break.