Sony A6000 review

In our Sony A6000 review, we look at how a successful mirrorless camera from 2014 stacks up in 2022. Is it still worth buying?

Photograph of Sony A6000 camera on stone wall: Sony A6000 review
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Our Verdict

For stills photographers, the 2014 Sony A6000 still stacks up really well. Its autofocus is fast and accurate, its burst-shooting is competitive today, and the images you get from its APS-C sensor are bright and vibrant, with good tonal range. It’s a fantastic entry point into a high-quality series of enthusiast cameras. For video users it’s less of a draw – lacking 4K, and with no mic slot or flip-around screen, it definitely shows its age in this department. Beginner photographers should snap this one up – beginner vloggers should consider a Sony ZV camera instead.

For

  • Fantastic value
  • Fast burst shooting and AF
  • Good upgrade path

Against

  • No mic jack or 4K
  • Fiddly Sony menus

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In our Sony A6000 review, we’re taking a trip back through the years to a camera that was released in 2014. The Sony A6000 was the first of what would become Sony’s popular series of mirrorless cameras for enthusiasts, which is still generally referred to as 'the A6000' series.

Tech specs

• 24.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor
• Sony E-mount
• Hybrid autofocus system: 179 phase-detect points, 25 contrast-detect points
• 11fps continuous shooting
• 3-inch, 921k-dot tilting LCD
• 0.39-inch electronic viewfinder with approx. 100% coverage
• 120 x 67 x 45 mm body-only
• 344g body-only (with battery and memory card)

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The Verdict
4

out of 10

Sony Alpha 6000

For stills photographers, the 2014 Sony A6000 still stacks up really well. Its autofocus is fast and accurate, its burst-shooting is competitive today, and the images you get from its APS-C sensor are bright and vibrant, with good tonal range. It’s a fantastic entry point into a high-quality series of enthusiast cameras. For video users it’s less of a draw – lacking 4K, and with no mic slot or flip-around screen, it definitely shows its age in this department. Beginner photographers should snap this one up – beginner vloggers should consider a Sony ZV camera instead.

Jon Stapley

Jon is a freelance writer and journalist who covers photography, art, technology, and the intersection of all three. When he's not scouting out news on the latest gadgets, he likes to play around with film cameras that were manufactured before he was born. To that end, he never goes anywhere without his Olympus XA2, loaded with a fresh roll of Kodak (Gold 200 is the best, since you asked). Jon is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq, and has also written for in Digital Camera World, Black + White Photography Magazine, Photomonitor, Outdoor Photography, Shortlist and probably a few others he's forgetting.