Speed and quality are what the new 24.3-million-pixel Sony Alpha 6000 is all about. Capable of 0.06sec autofocus, Sony says it will never miss the perfect shot. Jon Devo takes aim. Read our Sony Alpha 6000 review...

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Sony Alpha 6000 review – The competition

With the Alpha 6000, Sony is aiming to attract those considering buying their first DSLR or looking for a highly capable portable second body. While there are many cameras that will be suitable for both audiences, the Olympus OM-D E-M10 and Nikon D5300 stand out as direct competitors.

The E-M10 is a superb companion camera, coat-pocket-sized with a lens attached, and suited to a wide range of applications thanks to its micro four thirds mount and good low-light performance. While it lacks some of the video functionality of the Alpha 6000, it has a superior 1,037,000-dot touchscreen and classic DSLR styling.

The D5300 is a solid first camera that matches the video and sensor resolution of the Alpha 6000 and has a similar price tag, but benefits from having access to Nikon’s extensive lens family. There is an increase in size and weight with the Nikon, but if that is not a concern it will be tough to choose between the two.

  1. 1. Sony Alpha 6000 at a glance:
  2. 2. Sony Alpha 6000 review - Sony PlayMemories apps
  3. 3. Sony Alpha 6000 review - Build and handling
  4. 4. Sony Alpha 6000 review - Metering
  5. 5. Sony Alpha 6000 review - Dynamic range
  6. 6. Sony Alpha 6000 review - Autofocus
  7. 7. Sony Alpha 6000 review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  8. 8. Sony Alpha 6000 review - White balance and colour
  9. 9. Sony Alpha 6000 review - Viewfinder, LCD and video
  10. 10. Sony Alpha 6000 review - The competition
  11. 11. Sony Alpha 6000 review - Our verdict
  12. 12. Hands-on review
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