Sony has unveiled the Alpha 6000, featuring an AF speed of u20180.06secu2019 u2013 trumpeted as the u2018worldu2019s fastestu2019 for cameras with an APS-C-sized imaging sensor.

Features include 179 phase-detection AF points and 11 frames per second shooting, with a new multipoint algorithm for AF tracking, borrowed from the Alpha 7.

The Alpha 6000 incorporates a 24.3-million-pixel APS-C size imaging sensor with a ‘gapless’ design – featuring the same on-chip lens structure as the Alpha 7R, plus lock-on AF.

Key to the new E-mount camera is a new generation RGB colour filter which, for example, aims to cut ‘dark noise’ levels by 15% and boost ‘saturation signal volume’ by the same amount.

In an interview with Amateur Photographer, Sony Japan engineers refused to disclose the nature of ‘new material’ used for the new colour filter, or how it has been changed.

Meanwhile, the 285g (body only) newcomer carries a 3in, 921k-dot, LCD screen and a 1.4-million-dot EVF with an ‘almost zero lag’ of around 30 milliseconds.

Features also include a Bionz X processor, ISO of 100-25,600, plus built-in Wi-Fi and NFC wireless connectivity.

The Alpha 6000 is expected to cost £670 with a 16-50mm power zoom when it goes on sale in mid-April.

It will be out in two versions: black and ‘titanium’ coloured.

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