Handled an A6000 at B&H yesterday. The meanest-looking "rangefinder" yet

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Mel Snyder
Mel Snyder Veteran Member • Posts: 4,088
Handled an A6000 at B&H yesterday. The meanest-looking "rangefinder" yet

I think it's the coolest looking rangefinder style from Sony yet. I think the silver version looks WAY cooler than the much-lauded aluminum-block Leica T.

The black version is a mean looking machine - I can now understand why we get so many trolls from the MFT world. Seeing it in close proximity to the Olympus/Panasonic cameras is like what happens when a guy with a Ferrari pulls into a Mustang rally. This camera is the definition of "Sony style." The A6000 would look in place in a Michael Kors shop. I have not seen as stylish Sony product since the metal portable MiniDisc player.

For those who place a lot of value in how a camera looks, the black A6000 is a real step up from the NEX-6 or NEX-7. The A5000 looks like a toy next to it.

Its focus is definitely quick - quicker than I recall my NEX-6, but not more precise. And quicker than the A7 with kit lens I had with me.

The EVF is brighter and more contrasty than my NEX-6. But frankly, the resolution is definitely inferior to both the NEX-6 and A7. It's not bad, and definitely very usable. But in the few moments I could react while watching my grandson sleeping in his stroller, I came away disappointed with the EVF. If there is to be a rangefinder A7000 in the future, upgrading the EVF would be a big step.

 Mel Snyder's gear list:Mel Snyder's gear list
Sony Alpha NEX-6 Sony Alpha 7 Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake Leica Summicron-M 50mm f/2 Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS +12 more
Sony a5000 Sony a6000 Sony Alpha 7 Sony Alpha DSLR-A700 Sony Alpha NEX-6 Sony Alpha NEX-7
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