I bought this camera about three days ago, and am new to photography so I didn't know much. The overall design of the menus made it easy to learn on, and also easy to understand. This camera was recommended to me by a friend, and I would easily recommend it to someone else. Takes sharp, clear, and awesome photos.
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- BUNDLES INCLUDES: Sony Alpha a6000 24.3MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm OSS Lens, 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS E-Mount Lens, 128GB Memory Card, 40.5mm 3-Piece UV, CPL, FLD Filter Kit, Battery and Dual Charger Pack, DSLR Accessory Kit, HDMI to Micro HDMI Cable, Corel Deluxe Photo Software Kit, and 12-Inch Spider Tripod
- FEATURES: High resolution with 24MP APS-C sensor and the world's fastest auto focus with 179 AF points and 11FPS.
- RECORD: Record Full HD 1080/24/60P videos on the go. Has an ISO range of 100-25600 for low light photos
- EASILY SHARE PHOTOS: Instant sharing via your compatible tablet and smartphone with Wi-Fi and NFC
- Sony Authorized Dealer - Includes USA Manufacturer's Warranty
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Great supplement to my camera collection
I'm not sure that The Sony replaces my other SLRs, but I love the smaller size, light weight, and high pixel count. The faster autofocus is another great feature for animal photography. Just returned from a cruise to Alaska. It was great not to lug along my big cameras. I did buy a 210 zoom lens so I was able to catch eagle shots . Then I cropped the pics and still had great image quality.
Impressive camera, light and versatile.
I like the manual settings and drive speed to capture a huminbird iin flight. The stereo microphones are great for capturing nature sounds of rain, frogs, geese, songbirds, and life in a neighborhood. and I do not need a heavy tripod. Sometimes, I just use my little "Beanbag" I carry with me. The only issue I see is noise at high ISO settings.
Buying a6000 again.
It had been two month to have a6000 mirrorless camera with sigma 30mm f1.8 lense. I am absolutely newbie about cameras and it is first camera I bought. All I want to say about this product is just perfect for me.
Sadly, I lost my camera a weeks ago from las vegas trip, so the pictures I uploaded are taken within a month and under 1100 shutcount. I could satisfy with the picture quality for sure, and so happy to get this camera.
Therefore, I'm planning to buy again this camera with basic lense (.....................). I expect quality of basic lense, so I hope do not buy extra lense..haha
Small in size, large in performance
I bought the a6000 kit with 2 lenses not long ago and I've been very impressed by the capabilities. I owned a canon 50D, a great camera 5 years ago, and finally switched to the mirrorless world. I wanted something a bit smaller and lighter, with better low light capability. It was down to the Sony and Olympus, but the Sony looked like it had room to grow into, as far as the sensor was concerned. Since I purchased the camera, I've been taking at least a few photos every day and experimenting with the different settings and the programmable buttons.
The low light and sharpness performance with the kit lenses has been pretty good with the kit lenses. The autofocus, tracking and 11 frames per second have been great for dog photos. One thing I will be looking for a fast super wide angle lens around the 12 mm range in the near future.
In the first photo, I lucked out with an awesome sunrise on the way to work. I did do a little lightening to the foreground in my digital darkroom, but other than that, it was a great morning. I took this one on the "Superior Auto" setting and it was hand held. I just wish I had my tripod and about 10 more minutes to shoot.
In the second photo, I was out until almost one in the morning trying to get a shot of the Milky Way. After 5 or 6 tries I finally got the ISO, speed and focus just right. I highly recommend turning on the peaking level and color for this. I used small and red for the stars to get the best sharpness in manual mode.
In the third photo, I was playing around with the downloadable filters. This one is called "Toy Camera" and it is pretty fun. It looks a little like when using a tilt-shift lens, but all with software built into the camera.
All in all, I could not be happier with the camera. If I would change anything, I would swap the selection dial to the right and the adjustment dial, your thumb naturally sets where the selection dial sits, or maybe a second dial where the power switch is currently . It would be nice if you could adjust the aperture from there. I also have large hands and it would be nice for a little more room to hold onto the camera. This is a tough call though, because if I did that, it would be just as large as a DSLR that I wanted to get away from.
First time buyer
Hi! My name is Kev and I am a young adult who has purchased a Sony Alpha mirrorless camera. For everyone's sake, I have divided up my review into a short, medium and long version.
Short answer: It's fascinating
Medium answer: If you've done your research and know Sony is for you, then be sure to do your homework on pricing. Believe me, the first three websites in a web search (including Sony's) aren't always guaranteed to have the best deals. Dig deep and you might just strike gold!
Long (but meaningful) answer:
The Sony Alpha 6000 has been chosen as my first pro grade digital camera. I'm pretty sure I don't have to explain how deciding on a first camera was a very overwhelming process. With countless styles, brand, models, and unique features, it felt impossible to choose. That is, until I got my hands on a Sony. After so much research, it was time to see some camera brands in action. Thanks to some very helpful people, I was able to try 4 different brands in one meeting.
Each camera had its unique strengths and weaknesses but, the Sony brand had just the right blend of simplicity, complication, performance, and personalization. The a6000 is quite user friendly but also allows a challenge for those who seek to hone their skills. More importantly, it offered and excelled in the two styles I was looking for: night photography and portraiture.
I haven't owned it for too long yet so I am still learning a lot as I go. I understand that Sony has produced a game changer in the world of cameras and lenses so I would hope there is a book or two that would help me learn and understand their products in layman's terms. I can say without a doubt I have no regrets in my decision and am looking forward to what Sony, this camera, and myself have to offer in the coming future!
Great Step-up Camera
This was my first attempt a using a camera other than a point and shoot. Getting started was difficult because the instruction booklet that came with the camera was useless to me as a newcomer to DSLR. Lots of help came from Google where I found numerous entries that showed me how to work through the menu and set up the camera to start. After some practice, I feel much more able to negotiate the menu and function buttons to get what I wanted. The picture quality looks great and I look forward to getting more familiar with Sony a6000 as I go. I also have to 50mm/f1.8 and the 55-220 lenses.
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