With the world’s fastest autofocus system (A6000)

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Re: Sony a6000 First Impressions Review posted
In reply to captura, 10 months ago

captura wrote:

http://www.dpreview.com/previews/sony-alpha-a6000

  • 24.3 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Bionz X image processor
  • Hybrid AF system with 25 contrast-detect and 179 phase-detect points
  • Built-in flash + Multi-Interface Shoe
  • 11 fps continuous shooting with subject-tracking
  • 3-inch tilting LCD with 921,600 dots
  • Articulated LCD Tilting
    Screen size 3″
    Touch screen NO
    Screen type TFT LCD
  • OLED electronic viewfinder with 1.44M dots * NEX-6 Viewfinder resolution was 2,359,000 dots!
  • Diffraction correction, area-specific noise reduction, and detail reproduction technology
  • Full HD video recording at 1080/60p and 24p; clean HDMI output
  • Wi-Fi with NFC capability and downloadable apps
  • new processor as offering 'Detail Reproduction Technology'
  • the Bionz X processor has 'Diffraction Reduction'
  • the Bionz X chip offers a more advanced version of its context-sensitive, 'area-specific noise reduction'
  • Max burst rate increased from 10 to 11 fps.
  • the EVF, which is smaller and lower resolution....WHY?
  • Viewfinder resolution 1,440,000
  • Environmentally sealed NO.
  • Weight (inc. batteries) 344 g (0.76 lb / 12.13 oz)
  • Dimensions120 x 67 x 45 mm (4.72 x 2.64 x 1.77″)

The major changes here are related to the sensor. The new 24 megapixel 'Exmor APS HD' CMOS sensor has on-chip phase detection like its predecessor, but covers a much larger area of the frame. Sony promises better AF tracking, especially when shooting continuously. The a6000 uses Sony's latest image processor - Bionz X - which touts improved detail and smarter noise reduction as improvements.

While the specs of the a6000's movie mode aren't a whole lot different from the NEX-6, users now have access to a zebra pattern, and can output 'clean' video over HDMI. The menus have switched to the new 'Alpha' style found on the a7 and a7R (for better or for worse), and the camera can now be controlled via a Mac or PC over a USB connection. The Wi-Fi feature is about the same as on the NEX-6, with even more apps available for download.

Why was the EVF reduced to 1.44M dots ?-

There was no EVF on 5R/T. Sure one could add 2.4M EVF or get it in NEX-6, but now you were in $1K territory... expect that feature on a7000.

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