Is the Sony a6000 Mirrorless camera…Good or Bad in 2017?


Screen Shot 2017-10-08 at 12.40.31 AMI swear Canon is my favorite, but I needed a small mirrorless camera to walk around with that was close to the specs of my Canon80D. I picked this up for my birthday. I know that everybody is switching to Sony for 4K video, but I’m still happy with 1080p. It does look sharper but I can do way more with 1080p 60 fps than most people can do with 4k. The question is, is this camera good in 2017? I believe it is. Most people think because it’s not the newest camera then it’s garbage. That is not true with this camera. 

I like it so far, but it took me a long time to get the XAVC video settings to work with the correct SD card. That was a pain in the ass. What are your thoughts on this camera? From using this for a few days, I like it. It’s not the best camera in the world, but it does the job. I needed something to slide in my pocket if I need to hide it. I film in places most people don’t want to, so I need something small to hide if I have to. If anyone has any tips about this camera, please let me know. Thanx!!!

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#sony#sonya6000#sony1650mm#1080p60fps #stilllovecanonthough

Sony A6000 Specs

Imaging
Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
Camera Format APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 24.7 Megapixel
Effective: 24.3 Megapixel
Max Resolution 24 MP: 6000 x 4000
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.5 x 15.6 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MP4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Memory Stick Pro Duo
Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC
Video Format 1920 x 1080p at 24, 30, 60 fps (50 Mbps XAVC S)
1920 x 1080p at 60 fps (28 Mbps AVCHD)
1920 x 1080i at 60 fps (24 Mbps AVCHD)
1920 x 1080i at 60 fps (17 Mbps AVCHD)
1920 x 1080p at 24 fps (24 Mbps AVCHD)
1920 x 1080p at 24 fps (17 Mbps AVCHD)
1440 x 1080 at 30 fps (12 Mbps MP4)
640 x 480 at 30 fps (3 Mbps MP4)
Aspect Ratio 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Audio Recording Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Automatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points Phase Detection: 179
Contrast Detection: 25
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Viewfinder Size 0.39″
Viewfinder Pixel Count 1,440,000
Viewfinder Eye Point 23.00 mm
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 1.07x
Diopter Adjustment -4 to +3 m
Display Screen 3″ Widescreen Tilting LCD (921,600)
Screen Coverage 100%
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-25600
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 – 1/4000 Second , Bulb Mode
Type: Mechanical
Speed: 1/4 – 1/4000 Second in Movie Mode
Remote Control RM-DSLR2 (Optional)
Metering Method Center-Weighted Average Metering, Multi-Zone Metering, Spot Metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Memory Recall, Movie, Programmed Auto, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Superior Auto, Sweep Panorama
Metering Range: EV 0.0 – EV 20.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV Steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Buffer/Continuous Shooting Up to 11 fps for up to Frames
Up to 6 fps for up to Frames
Up to 2.5 fps for up to Frames
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Fill-In
Off
Rear Sync
Red-Eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Wireless
Built-in Flash Yes
Guide No. 19.69′; (6 m) ISO100
Max Sync Speed 1 / 160 Second
Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System TTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, Wireless
Performance
Shutter Lag 0.02 seconds
Self Timer 10 Seconds, 2 Seconds
Connectivity HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0, Wired Remote Port
Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Software System Requirements Windows: Vista (SP2), 7 (SP1), 8
Mac: OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8
Power
Battery 1 x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1080 mAh
Physical
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.7 x 2.6 x 1.8″ / 120.0 x 67.0 x 45.0 mm
Weight 12.13 oz / 344 g with battery and memory card
Kit Lens
Focal Length 16 – 50mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 24 – 75 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 – 5.6
Minimum: f/22 – 36
Angle of View 83° – 32°
Minimum Focus Distance 9.84″ (25 cm)
Magnification 0.215x
Elements/Groups 9 / 8
Diaphragm Blades 7
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Thread Front: 40.5 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.63 x 1.19″ (66.7 x 30.2 mm)
Weight 4.09 oz (116 g)

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