Sony introduces Alpha 6000 with World’s Fastest Autofocus Camera

Sony today made a few announcements. One of them is this Sony Alpha 6000 that has the world’s fastest autofocus (0.06s) amongst the interchangeable lens camera. It will be available from 2nd quarter of 2014.

Alpha A6000 (1)

Press Release

Never Miss A Shot: alpha6000 from Sony Offers World’s Fastest Autofocus Amongst Interchangeable Lens Cameras[1]

  • 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-alpha6000 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-alpha6000 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 mirrorless camera but don’t want to sacrifice super-quick autofocus, the ILCE-alpha6000 now renders that conversation moot.

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Even quicker than most professional DSLRs, the phenomenal autofocus speed of the ILCE-alpha6000 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-alpha6000 – 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.

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Style-matching optional accessories for the alpha6000 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-alpha6000 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


[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