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 – White balance and colour

Image: Images captured by the Alpha 6000 are crisp with vivid colours, as shown in this image. Detail is visible in all highlight and shadow areas

I was happy with the white balance and colours captured by the Alpha 6000. Regardless of which colours dominated the frame, the camera was able to intelligently read and apply the appropriate settings.

However, there are 11 white balance presets as well as the option to assign one custom option if you want more precise settings, plus 12 creative style modes to add some in-camera colour options. The only one I wasn’t particularly impressed with was portrait mode, as its default effect made people look either unwell or hot.

That said, the best thing about the colour styles is the ability to adjust their contrast, saturation and sharpness to achieve a look that suits your tastes.

I prefer to make colour adjustments myself in post-processing and leave the camera in its default mode. Standard colour captured by the Alpha 6000 is rich, and saturated enough to be vibrant without being unrealistic.

  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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