Never Miss A Shot: α6000 from Sony Offers World’s Fastest Autofocus Amongst Interchangeable Lens Cameras

·Fast Hybrid AF gives world’s fastest1 autofocus performance of just 0.06 sec with high precision accuracy

·Extremely wide autofocus coverage area with 179 phase-detection AF points

·24.3 megapixel Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor featuring gapless-on-chip design

·BIONZ X processor for pro-quality photos and Full HD video

·Light, compact and easy to use with built-in flash, OLED Tru-Finder™ and two control dials

·NFC and Wi-Fi for One-touch sharing/remote control from your mobile

·Boost your creativity with a range of downloadable PlayMemories Camera Apps™2

SINGAPORE, 12 February 2014 – The speedy new ILCE-α6000 from Sony boasts the quickest AF performance of any interchangeable lens digital camera, snapping subjects into sharp focus in just 0.06 seconds. From spontaneous smiles to towering tennis serves, you’ll capture those fleeting moments that other cameras miss. And thanks to the 24.3 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor, every frame is crammed with rich detail and texture.

Boosting Sony’s mirrorless line-up, the ILCE-α6000 comes in two iconic designs, black and titanium, sure to inspire jealous glances from other photographers. For users who have been thinking about taking advantage of size and weight advantages of a mirror-less camera but don’t want to sacrifice super-quick autofocus, the ILCE-α6000 now renders that conversation moot.

Even quicker than most professional DSLRs, the phenomenal autofocus speed of the ILCE-α6000 is powered by Sony’s advanced Fast Hybrid AF system. A 179-point focal plane phase-detection AF sensor is teamed with high-precision contrast-detection AF. This potent combination delivers the world’s fastest1 AF performance of any interchangeable lens camera, plus continuous shooting at a blazing 11fps with highly accurate autofocus tracking. Nothing gets past the ILCE-α6000 – even fast-moving subjects like athletes and acrobatic pets – and the Fast Hybrid AF system is also available in movie mode.

There are plenty more premium features packed into the camera’s compact, purposeful body. Composing scenes is a pleasure through the new clear, bright OLED Tru-Finder™ which consists of four double aspherical lenses. Preview the effects of adjusting focus, exposure and other settings: what you see is exactly what you get.

Intuitively-placed mode and control dials on top of the camera allow effortless adjustment of shooting settings while you’re focused on the scene in front of you. A total of 7 customisable buttons – including two dedicated custom buttons – give swift access to any one of 43 assignable functions to satisfy any photo enthusiast. And for extra flexibility in any situation, there’s a built-in flash to brighten up portraits or gloomy indoor shots.

It’s easy to share shots on your mobile: on-board Wi-Fi allows one-touch connection with your Xperia™, NFC-compatible Android smartphones, tablets and VAIO. A single touch also activates Smart Remote Control, linking the camera to fire the shutter from a distance and view photos on your mobile.

Style-matching optional accessories for the α6000 include the LCS-EBC just-fit Body Case that protects the camera from dust and everyday scratches. It’s possible to transfer data via connected USB, use the NFC function or mount the camera on a tripod without having to remove the case.

The LCS-BBXL Soft Carrying Case is great for protecting long lenses like the SEL18200LE and SEL55210 while you’re out and about. The water-repellent case also offers extra space to store a lens hood. Also available, the PCK-LM17 is a semi-hard protective sheet that safeguards the camera’s LCD screen against scratches, dust and fingerprints.

The ILCE-α6000 interchangeable lens digital camera from Sony will be available in Singapore at all Sony stores and selected authorised dealers from the second quarter of 2014.
Specifications Sheet

Lens compatibility
Sony E-mount lenses
Image sensor
APS-C type (23.5 x 15.6mm) "Exmor" APS HD CMOS sensor
Number of pixels (effective)
Approx. 24.3 megapixels
system (still image)
Recording format
JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Record system (movie)
Recording format
AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compliant/ MP4
Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant)
Focus system
Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Focus points
179 points (phase-detection AF) / 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
Exposure control
Metering type
1200-zone evaluative metering
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
Still images: ISO 100-25600 equivalent (1/3 EV step),
AUTO (ISO 100-25600, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Movies: ISO 100-12800 equivalent (1/3 EV step) / AUTO (ISO 100-12800 equivalent, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
1.0 cm (0.39 type) electronic viewfinder (colour)
Number of dots
1,440,000 dots
Field coverage
Approx. 1.07x (35mm camera equivalent: Approx. 0.70x) with 50mm lens at infinity -1m-1)
LCD screen
7.5cm (3.0-type) type TFT, WhiteMagic
No. of dots
921,600 dots
Adjustable angle
Up by approx. 90 degrees, Down by approx. 45 degrees
View on smartphone
Send to computer
View on TV
Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible,
One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)
PlayMemories Camera Apps
Built-in stereo microphone
Built-in, monaural
Dimensions (excluding protrusions)
Approx. 120.0mm x 66.9mm x 45.1mm
Approx. 285g (body only)
Approx. 344g (with battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo included)

[1] Among interchangeable-lens digital cameras equipped with an APS-C image sensor as of February 12, 2014, based on Sony research. Measured using CIPA internal measurement method with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens mounted, Pre-AF off and viewfinder in use.
[2] Availability of PlayMemories Camera Apps software service varies according to country or region

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