Sony A6000 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm Lens Kit

  • Model #: ILCE6000LB
  • Web Code: 10288877

Overview

Capture life at its finest with the Sony a6000 compact system camera with 16-50mm zoom lens. It snaps stunning 24.3MP images with realistic details, and records Full HD video. Built-in WiFi lets you control the camera through your compatible smartphone or tablet, while DSLR functionality lets you shoot like a pro without all the bulk.

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One fine shot, one captivating story

  • The 24.3MP Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor brings out the beauty in even the simplest things. It delivers incredible detail and low noise, so you can capture not only the fine texture of a butterfly's wings as it rests gracefully on a nearby shrub but also the veined surface of the leaf it's sitting on.
  • The APS-C sensor size, the same sensor format found in Sony's full-sized Alpha DSLR camera lines, combines high resolution and sensitivity in a body half the size and weight of standard DSLRs. Now stopping to rest during a hike opens up a world of possibility, with a camera that gives you the flexibility to endow simple moments with your own artistic flair.
  • Bionz X processor works seamlessly with the sensor to produce crisp still images with area-specific noise reduction, true colour rendering, and detail reproduction. Infuse your butterfly photo with a sense of vibrant realism, and capture what your eye perceives, highlighting the subtle beauty of the delicate, brightly patterned scales.
  • High-sensitivity ISO 100-25600 limits the noise in the picture for superb clarity in dim situations. Bring to light the lush variety of flora and fauna often hidden in the forest undergrowth, and when you need it, pop up the built-in flash to give your subject the "sharp" attention it deserves.
  • The included 16-50mm E-mount retractable Power Zoom lens is small and compact, barely protruding from the front of your camera so you can still slide your a6000 in your jacket pocket with the lens attached. It features ED and aspherical elements for reliably sharp and detailed images well suited to everyday shooting

Capture the energy behind your moving shots

  • Capture the perfect moment thanks to rapid 11fps (frames per second) continuous shooting with AF (auto focus) tracking. And with enhanced Lock-on AF tracking you can keep moving subjects in sharp focus, meaning the rapid scurrying of a squirrel with your friend's stolen bag of trail mix is caught with superb clarity and detail.
  • The a6000 employs 4D FOCUS that uses a wide AF (autofocus) area with 179 phase-detection AF points for accurate focusing throughout the frame, Fast Hybrid AF (phase detection and contrast detection) that accurately measures the distance to the subject by locking on to it in as little as 0.06 second, and an advanced AF algorithm that predicts the subject's movement for quick, precise AF tracking.
  • Record Full HD 1080p videos in slower 24p frames per second for a traditional, cinematic effect, or catch your buddy's impressive back flip off a rocky boulder in fast 60p.
  • AVCHD codec lets you record beautiful Blu-ray picture quality, while the computer-friendly MP4 codec makes it easy to compress your files and upload to the web. This way you can fully appreciate your recording finesse displayed in Blu-ray quality on a monitor or big-screen TV, or post directly on Facebook for instant updates to your social network.

Easy to handle

  • High-contrast Tru-Finder OLED electronic viewfinder lets you view your landscape shot in rich detail. Preview your recordings, including the effects of camera settings, so you can tweak exposure, colour, and focus before taking the picture.
  • Tiltable 3-inch 921K-dot LCD screen flips up about 90 degrees and down 45 degrees so you can indulge in perfectly framed low-angle shots, and change your view on a whim. Dare to stand on the cliff's edge and photograph the plunging depths below.
  • The a6000 sports a small, lightweight design while offering immediate access to functions you need to shoot like a pro, including full manual control and 7 customizable buttons. Quickly choose shooting modes and camera settings with a rear-mounted control wheel and 2 top dials.
  • Equipped with a Multi Interface Shoe, the a6000 lets you take advantage of a range of accessories, such as video lights and shotgun microphones (not included). These accessories help you create more professional-looking videos.

Share your highlights

  • With Sony's PlayMemories Camera Apps, you can find apps that'll let you control and view your camera from a Wi-Fi-enabled smartphone, as well as share and save photos. Post those thrilling shots of your multi-day hike directly on Facebook, given you can find a Wi-Fi connection in the wild.
  • Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity make wireless file transfers and one-touch pairing easy. The PlayMemories Mobile app lets you touch your camera to an Android smartphone or tablet, and create an instant connection through NFC for sharing, remote control, and basic editing.
  • Sony's lithium-ion rechargeable NP-FW50 battery lasts up to 360 stills on a single charge, while the innovative InfoLITHIUM battery system lets you see the power percentage remaining so you can shoot with confidence.InfoLITHIUM battery system lets you see the power percentage remaining so you can shoot with confidence.

What's in the Box?

  • AC-UB10 AC Charger (in-camera Charging Via USB)
  • SELP1650 Lens
  • Lens Cap
  • Rechargeable Battery (NP-FW50)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Body Cap
  • D107 Micro USB Cable

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)
  • Labour - 1 Year(s)

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  • from Timmins, ON
2.0

Great camera (for the short time it lasted)

Purchased a Sony A6000 from Best Buy and really, really liked it. Fast to start, super quick focus, and took great picts. Just wish it lasted a little longer. Only 4 months out of warranty, I turned it on and received a "Camera Error. Turn power off then on" message on back screen. I turned it off then on (a lot), removed the battery, swapped lenses and everything else others that have had the same problem with Sony cameras on the internet suggested but nothing will clear the message and the shutter is stuck closed. After much Googling it appears to be a problem that affects the A6000 and other Sony Alpha cameras. Have contacted Sony about it and they have so far been unresponsive other than to tell me to send it off to get fixed at my expense. Highly recommend this camera but if you buy it make sure you buy the extended warranty and extend it to the max cause it may not work for long.


  • from North York, ON
5.0

Sony A6000 is Amazing

Needed a good camera to take action pictures of my nephew's hockey and soccer games. Chose the A6000 because of high review ratings for Continuous Autofocus and Shooting - 11 fps is the fastest available. Bought on sale with standard and telephoto zoom lenses and carry bag. The A6000 takes amazing pictures and HD Movies. It has many Pro Quality settings and there are many reviews and tutorials (text and videos) on-line to help understand the many settings. One caution - buy an extra battery since 1) viewfinder is LCD (vs optical in DSLR's) 2) Shooting continuous video is power hungry.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Great Camera

Good Camera for the price (got the 2 lens bundle)


  • from Victoria, BC
5.0

Sony camera and 32gb memory card

I ordered the Sony camera and a 32gb memory card but I only received the camera. It's been more than 7 business days and I haven't received the memory card yet. I'm waiting for a solution, because the call center said me to wait for their investigation (3-5 business days). It is a shame for best buy. I went to the shop and call the customer service and I'm still with no response! DO NOT TRUST IN BEST BUY! Poor after sales service!


  • from Vancouver, BC
5.0

Great Value - Excellent Quality

This is an excellent camera. The photo quality is very sharp and when used properly it can produce professional quality photos. I purchased this with both lenses (18-50 / 55-210) and have been using both. I particularly like the telephoto lens for taking sport action shots. I wanted something small and easy to use that could take professional grade photos for my website, so far I'm completely satisfied. Great value!


  • from Mississauga, ON
5.0

Awesome camera

A very capable camera indeed. It has a better sensor than contemporary Nikon and Canon APS-C SLRs. The size, handling, weight, etc. all are excellent. There is an extensive array of lenses (with many Zeiss ones) are available for the e-mount. The focusing speed is very very acceptable, although not quite as good as a pro-SLR (but then again it costs 1/5th of the cheapest pro-SLR). Overall, I'm very satisfied, and I think that it is a super bang for your buck -- specially when compared to a6300.


  • from Ottawa, ON
5.0

Great Camera

We bought this camera before our trip to India and were extremely impressed with the quality of pictures that we took! The camera has so many modes and options to capture different scenes, colours, etc. We ended up taking about 2000 pictures with it (we ordered a 60gb SD card online - way cheaper). It also looks old school and trendy, lots of compliments. NO regrets.


  • from Niagara Falls, ON
5.0

Awesome

The best camera ever !! so compact and user friendly


  • from Moncton, NB
5.0

Fantastic little camera

I have to give this camera five stars, because it has served me well. While I can't recommend the kit lens, that's usually the case with almost any camera. For the price, this camera just can't be beat. It has crazy fast, reasonably accurate autofocus, great image quality, in a tiny little package. I've been doing wedding photography with just this little guy and for the most part is has worked much better than I had expected. It has its quirks, for sure, but has proven incredibly reliable and versatile.


  • from Etobicoke, ON
3.0

Great camera.

The manual wasn't much good so went to youtube and found videos on how to use it. Took over 300 practice shots to learn how to use it, and am amazed at the versatility of the camera and the quality of the photos. Was super easy to quickly download lots of photos to my computer. The telephoto lens was easy to use and gave quality shots, even in low light. The anti blur option in SCN mode gave really good results at low light shooting. Tried screw on macro lenses and got excellent results, not a lot of distortion, although it takes a bit of getting used to the manual focus as the distance read outs are no longer correct once the macro lens is on. Set ISO to auto mode and the camera corrects your mistakes in manual shooting mode. Looking forward to years of quality photos with little effort.


  • from Vancouver, BC
1.0

**WARNING** DO NOT BUY

I had the camera for less than 2 months, used it ONCE, and the card reader breaks. I tried several memory cards and all it says is "UNABLE TO READ MEMORY CARD. REINSTERT MEMORY CARD". Nothing works. Best Buy won't return or exchange it past the 30 day policy, which is fine, I understand. I now have to pay to ship it to Sony and won't get it back for several weeks and will not have a camera for a big trip. Will never buy a Sony camera again.


  • from Tatamagouche NS
5.0

what I hoped for

I did a great deal of research before deciding on this camera. it is everything I was hoping for. I am just starting to learn about taking great pictures and wanted something that would last through the growing period. I am having so much fun!!!


  • from Calgary, AB
4.0

Best entry-level camera

best budget friendly camera who wants an almost a professional camera level. It can adapt many third party lense by using appropriate adapter. Small and lightweight. You don't have to worry about shoulder or back pain comparing to large dslr camera. **What i like most is that a lot of people will think it just a regular point and shoot camera. But they don't know that you are a carrying a great camera. Mirrorless camera might be the future of photography. This camera shows it most of the advantages already.


  • from Vancouver, BC
5.0

Very nice camera!

Did a lot of research and settled on this great mirrorless camera, don't let the size fool you, it packs a punch with many great features. Many of the reviews are quite accurate such as the lack of instructions that comes with the camera, but you can download the full manual from the web. I highly recommend the YouTube videos from Gary Fong, they are very informative. The battery life is an issue, but there are ways to prolong it such as turning off the wifi , and dimming down the display, but you will find that buying an extra battery is the way to go. You cannot go wrong with this camera, take lots of pictures and have fun!!


  • from Edmonton, AB
5.0

Top rated mirrorless camera system

Being a DSLR Canon D5 MKII user for sometime I was in need of something a little (lot) more compact to travel with but still quite capable to DSLR quality images and features. So after careful research I decided to try out the A6000. So far very impressed by the speed of Auto-focus and pictures to the low light quality of pics. Taking it to Europe in place of my DSLR this year and hope to give it a good workout on that trip but so far very nice camera.


  • from Picton, ON
5.0

Impressive alternative to a DSLR

I've been a DSLR user for quite some time but have been thinking a lot about getting into the mirrorless camera systems. I never had a Sony before but the reviews about this camera are quite good so I had to take a look. This camera is very impressive considering its size and all the features built into it. It feels solid in the hand and is incredibly responsive (it apparently has the fasted autofocus in its class). The focusing system is amazing which is great while tracking subjects in action situations. The selection of E mount lenses is growing but you can use adapters for just about any lens, even from Canon and Nikon. The kit lens is basic and is probably good enough for travel, family snapshots, etc. but you'll need good glass to get the most out of the wonderful sensor they put into this camera (same sensor as the Nikon D5300 and D7100). Highly recommend this camera for it's size, build quality and features. If you get the extra lens (55-210mm) and bag package deal, you'll get a good deal.


  • from Winnipeg, MB
5.0

An Exceptional Camera.

I was already a Sony fan, but this camera exceeded my expectations; It has a fairly steep learning curve but the control and results have more than justified the choice. Once the menus were mastered the quality of the photographs has proved very high. I now find it very easy to use in the landscape and cityscape work that I prefer. I particularly like the small size and light weigh of the body. I have used it at higher ISO settings and find that the images are exceptionally low in noise, the low light stills very pleasing, particularly casual portraits.


  • from Hamilton, ON
5.0

Excellent camera

All the features of a SLR in a nice small package. I did a lot of research before settling on this Sony and felt it was a great price for the features


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