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Sony Alpha a6000 Interchangeable Lens Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens (Silver) Bag and Memory Card by Review Summary ,  Aug 4, 2015

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Sony Alpha a6000 Interchangeable Lens Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens (Silver), Bag and Memory Card
Report Date: 08/03/2015
Based on 410 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.5
Returned or considering to return: 5.6%

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Individual Feature Rating
Compact4.8   average
Sharp4.8   average
Weight4.8   average
Control4.7   above average
Range4.7   above average
Travel4.7   average
Image4.6   above average
Noise4.6   exceptional
Photography4.6   above average
Quality4.6   above average
Light4.5   above average
Photo4.5   above average
Size4.4   average
Speed4.4   exceptional
Video4.3   average
Focus4.1   exceptional
Lens4.0   above average
Price4.0   below average
Screen3.8   average
Sensor3.7   below average
Body3.6   below average
Manual3.6   average
Setting3.6   average
Amazon3.3   below average
Menu3.3   below average
Viewfinder3.2   below average
Button2.9   average
Battery2.6   below average


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Adapter

Adapter:
"The adapter was certainly workable, but not a perfect solution by any means."
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"If you're an advanced enthusiast who can live with the current lens lineup and or doesn't mind using adapters, I don't think you can really go wrong with this one, even at MSRP."
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"And with Sony, these cameras with lens adapters can be used with a lot of the great lens of the old film days."
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"I will say that the Metabones adapter worked surprisingly well."
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"But doing landscapes and portrait work (where you don't need focus speed)with adapters works great."
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"Focus peaking and focus magnification make using other lenses with adapters a please as well - however, the autofocus system is very slow with adapters."
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Amazon

Amazon:
"The only complaint is I got it from the Amazon market place and right off the box, the camera came with a lot of dust on the sensor so all my pictures have ugly dust bunnies."
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"Since my Nikon D750 is currently being serviced for a internal flare issue, I figured to give the a6000 a go.....amazon is great about returning unhappy products."
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"The only problem is that Amazon would not honor the bundle incentive that popped up when I ordered the camera."
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"I asked Amazon if they'd exchange my dead a6000 for a new camera, and I included Sony's damage report."
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"Great little camera but Amazon should check the quality of their market place products a little better."
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"However, I found a really good deal on Amazon."
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"Since my Nikon D750 is currently being serviced for a internal flare issue, I figured to give the a6000 a go.....amazon is great about returning unhappy products."
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"Bought it on Amazon as well."
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"At the time of purchase, Amazon was running a great deal on getting a bundle (the camera and another lens)."
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Battery

Battery:
"The only drawback is the battery life."
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"Also, certain lenses turn the camera off and make it unresponsive until you take the battery out and start all over again."
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"BUT ...1 - While others have commented on poor battery life, there HAD to be something wrong with the one I had!"
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"I am giving it two stars because the camera manual is terrible- (although you can download 200 plus pages at your printing expense) and the battery life is terrible."
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"Having your camera turn on and say Screw you, I won't turn on even though the battery is 80%, is beyond frustrating."
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"Only complaint, easily fixed but still dislike is the fact Sony puts chips in their batteries."
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"This is easily remedied with you purchasing a couple back-up batteries, which are very inexpensive."
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"I am satisfied with it so far although battery life is shorter than my NEX 5n."
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"Great camera, my only complaint is that the batteries drain pretty fast."
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"Overlays are the second best (to me first is WYSIWYG output) redeeming features of an EVF and they left out one of the best ones that was in .I know Sony would never do it because it would cut into their SLT market, but a compatible battery grip and putting the SD card on the side would be nice."
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"The A77 is still superior in handling long lenses and its battery life with the battery grip is good for any day of shooting."
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Body

Body:
"Please understand that a camera body that sells for ~$550 new will not be perfect."
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"The body is sturdy feeling but not heavy, it's perfect for what I wanted to use it for."
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"The only real functional complaint I have with the camera itself is no on body stabilization, but given that it's not a standard mirror-less feature, it's hard to complain."
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"The 7D was better but still I was not happy and I could not afford a better body such as 5D."
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"Some of the other cameras in this league would be more than that for just body and crappy kit lens."
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"This may not technically be the best mirrorless camera, but for the 450 i paid for the body, and the extra 600 i spent for the 35mm sony and 19mm sigma i am blown away."
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"* Tilting LCD screen: The LCD screen tilts away from the camera body to more easily allow for high low shots."
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"The bottom line: Buy the Sony A6000 body and get yourself good glass."
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"What's so neat about the A6000 is that it's got a large APS-C sized 24 mp sensor, along with a high quality electronic viewfinder and built in flash, all in a small body that is ergonomically designed to be easy to hold one handed."
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"The body is amazingly lightweight while still maintaining a good grip and not feeling plastic-y or cheap."
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"The Canon 7D Mark II is a great camera body with fast focusing and many features that I wanted before."
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Button

Button:
"PROS-price-build quality-Focus speed, accuracy-very fast continuous shooting-resolution-light, and grip is great-fun to useCONS-some buttons are in weird places-no headphone jack-some presets are a bit weird-battery life is bad (keep in mind that is a common issue with mirror less cameras)In conclusion I like it and it fit my personal needsIf you can afford it and it fits what you need out of a camera 4 out 5 times you will be very happy with it."
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"*Buttons: The buttons are small, but the biggest problem for me is the dial that also serves as a direction pad."
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"Sure, it's not perfect, there are little annoyances such as the infamous video button but this is all overshadowed by the technological brilliance and stunning image quality that rivals midrange DSLRs."
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"* The camera's buttons become totally unresponsive when a wired remote is hooked up to it."
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"The one caveat is the record button, which is on the outside of the thumb rest."
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"I got the Kindle how-to book by Gary L. Friedman and with its help I have been able to decipher the near infinite tangle of buttons, menus, dials and switches."
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"The control layout is easy to use, and the ability to customize many of the buttons has allowed me to setup the camera just the way I want it."
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"The instruction guide that comes with the camera is a good as an eye on your belly- button, but there are tons of useful vids on YouTube to help you learn and discover all the amazing features this camera has."
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"There are plenty of customization options as well (I have back button focusing set up, auto facial recognition and eye focus, and one touch focus magnification for example)."
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"That it comes in such a compact body is even more impressive.2) The menu system is much improved, and the added buttons and the ability to customize them is much appreciated."
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Charger

Charger:
"A negative is that they didn't provide a 110 12volt charger."
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"They are not expensive and I recommend that you get the charger that plugs directly into the wall & vehicle utility power jack and the battery mounts directly on the charger."
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"You probably will want to buy a separate charger, charging via USB port is very inconvenient."
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"Camera's internal charger started working as well."
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"(I also bought an external wall car charger, as I always carry a second battery - LOVE that I can charge two batteries at the same time OR, carry a 'stick charge box' thingie in my bag and recharge it during down time at an event, regardless of access to an outlet."
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"- A wall battery charger would have been nice."
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"I ordered two non-Sony brand extra batteries and a wall charger bundled for about $25 and they work well and the charger also charges the real Sony battery."
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Compact

Compact:
"Last thing, the panoramic mode seems hard to use - compared to my A55 or compacts that implement it - it always complains about the motion being too fast or not smooth enough..."
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"The camera is great; compact, affordable yet takes amazing pictures."
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"I also got the 20mm Sony pancake lens which is nice and compact."
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"compact, great image quality, very flexible...Have had this camera now for a few months, and I am amazed by the image quality, and the ease of adapting non-brand lenses to it."
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"It's comfortable AND compact."
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"For its image quality, its body is quite compact and so I love taking it hiking."
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Control

Control:
"But one thing I thought Sony got it wrong is, control dial(PSAM) and thumbwheel."
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"They are not good enough for any of my serious photos - due to both the lack of viewfinder in bright scenes, the crappy controls for exposure aperture ISO shooting, and the compression artifacts on the captured scene."
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"amazing manual control over the video."
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"I have multiple DSLR cameras and am very comfortable using them and the controls."
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"The control layout is easy to use, and the ability to customize many of the buttons has allowed me to setup the camera just the way I want it."
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"Nice manual controls and great ergonomics."
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"Nikkor lens (with ext app control) I use on this camera: 105mm f 2.5 Ai-S, 50mm f1.8, 28mm f1.8 and 70-300mm F4.The sensor is pretty good."
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Fit

Fit:
"I truly believe there is no best camera but only the camera that best fits your needs."
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"It's not as good as a full-frame sensor SLR, but fits a great spot in my image capture tool lineup."
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"PROS-price-build quality-Focus speed, accuracy-very fast continuous shooting-resolution-light, and grip is great-fun to useCONS-some buttons are in weird places-no headphone jack-some presets are a bit weird-battery life is bad (keep in mind that is a common issue with mirror less cameras)In conclusion I like it and it fit my personal needsIf you can afford it and it fits what you need out of a camera 4 out 5 times you will be very happy with it."
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"The image quality is excellent and it fits my large hand quite well compared to the NEX series cameras."
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"I took this camera on a trip to Israel and i found it to be a great fit for travel, the camera takes fantastic pictures yet when you are carrying this camera around for hours at a time it is not heavy and bulky."
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"This camera is a boss and super small (easy fits in a jacket pocket)."
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"I had been looking at the Sony NEX 7 whose 'Build Quality' was praised as 'superb' by DPReview, but the fit and finish of my Silver A6000 is very nice, it exceeds my expectations."
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Flash

Flash:
"My only real complaint is that the pop-up flash cannot wirelessly trigger an external flash."
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"It can be confusing, there are older model flashes that will not work without an adapter."
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"My complaints are as follows:Flash choices are not easily accessible on body...you have to go into menu to change option."
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"The pop up flash appears flimsy."
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"What's so neat about the A6000 is that it's got a large APS-C sized 24 mp sensor, along with a high quality electronic viewfinder and built in flash, all in a small body that is ergonomically designed to be easy to hold one handed."
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"Their hot shoe, on the A6000, is painted which renders even a simple aftermarket flash unreliable at best."
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"I enjoy using of-camera flash in otherwise dark environments and I fine myself being forced to MF, as AF will not lock on."
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"The flash is easy to use."
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"I somewhat miss having the touch screen that the NEX 5n has, but its well worth the trade-off to have the viewfinder and built in flash."
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Focus

Focus:
"The Metabones version of autofocus is a source of frustration if you are trying to shoot something that moves more rapidly than let's say a tectonic plate or a glacier."
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"Manual focus is now a dream and dead simple to do."
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"The focus will be painfully slow and negate the benefits of the system when using such non-native glass."
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"I had some problems with the focus of the first copy so I sent it back to Amazon for a replacement."
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"Having an optically correctable EVF makes it perfect for those of us who can't easily focus on a small screen and our subject at the same time."
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"I've handled some pro DSLRs, which have their strengths and weaknesses compared to the autofocus system found here, but the overall system in the A6000 is definitely up there with the best."
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"For those wanting to take advantage of the advertised super-fast focus speed, be aware that PDAF only activates in AF-C (Continuous mode) with Wide or Zone focus area, and only at f11 or wider aperture (f3.5 to f11 on the kit-lens)."
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"It focuses well in typical situations."
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"You can use the manual focusing aide which I found perfectly amusing."
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"I had to read many articles, reviews and see Youtube videos to correctly set its many options, specially those related to the camera's amazing auto focus capabilities."
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"The Auto-focus with focus peeking is an amazing feature."
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Image

Image:
"With the 11 fps (which is just a blast to shoot with) I have not really missed a moment with action shots and have also been able to get a bunch of images in shooting bursts that I would have previously missed with older less capable cameras shooting normal movement."
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"If you're moving up from a traditional point and shoot and just want auto-mode, no fear you'll be taking great pics in no time as well!"
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"The EVF also attempts to give you a WISIWIG view of your image, which seems to work well."
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"It's a great sensor so if you want so so images that are pretty clean through ISO 1600, this is a way better system than a point and shoot, but I think at 500 to 700 and close to 1000 with a decent prime lens, this camera gets very expensive for the mediocre images it produces."
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"I was concerned that any camera I compared to the image quality of the Canon would leave me disappointed."
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"Another big mistake was buying the kit lens, the images come out dull."
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"If you want great photos and potentially professional images, this camera will do the job."
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"Light weight, very fast image capture and focus (no more blurry moving objects), and many options that make getting the best image the first time easier."
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"This should be a no brainier for anyone that likes to take pictures and appreciates a great image."
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"With the 11 fps (which is just a blast to shoot with) I have not really missed a moment with action shots and have also been able to get a bunch of images in shooting bursts that I would have previously missed with older less capable cameras shooting normal movement."
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"I was really amazed by the image quality by this little camera."
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Lens

Lens:
"Also, certain lenses turn the camera off and make it unresponsive until you take the battery out and start all over again."
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"When this little Sony with the excellent APS-c sensor anterchangeable lenses and the possibility to use my Canon EF and EF-S series lenses became available at the quite ridiculous price, I decided to give it a try."
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"At least their customer service isn't set out to take your money by returning broken lenses."
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"htmlI avoided the whole great kit lens terribly soft at all lengths kit lens debate by buying the body and the Sony SELP18105G E PZ 18-105mm F4 G OSS (http: www."
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"I don't have a good lens to judge the camera fairly and I know it's not fair when comparing with the constant F 2.8 lens."
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"Good for traveling and hikingGet a big lens for it too, and the shock proof, water proof box... so with it."
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"I wish Sony should make some good lenses."
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"It comes additional with a 55-210mm lens a sony 32g SD card, great dealer."
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"It is a good quality zoom but on the hindsight the kit lens would have been more compact, less expensive and equipped with a power zoom which is a must if you shoot video."
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"When this little Sony with the excellent APS-c sensor anterchangeable lenses and the possibility to use my Canon EF and EF-S series lenses became available at the quite ridiculous price, I decided to give it a try."
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Light

Light:
"What's the point of making a perfectly balanced camera with ultra fast af, light weight, beautiful design, when you get horrible out of camera jpeg?"
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"Low light is a MESS and ruined an entire evening's worth of shots on our Thanksgiving trip."
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"A slight disappointment is the image quality under low light, although this is not the camera's strength."
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"Now the couple negatives...The focus in low light is still slow."
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"Auto focus slows down in low light, but still way better than I expected."
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"I like the light weight and compactness of the camera as well."
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"The kit lens is lackluster but I purchased the 50mm 1.8 and the low light performance is amazing."
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"i really dont like how i havet to take the sd card out, the buffer light is under the camrea, auto superior is pretty good, mode dial is not smooth enough."
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"Love this camera, light and great quality photos! "
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"What's the point of making a perfectly balanced camera with ultra fast af, light weight, beautiful design, when you get horrible out of camera jpeg?"
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Manual

Manual:
"But it is complicated to setup because its user's manual is not user friendly."
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"I am giving it two stars because the camera manual is terrible- (although you can download 200 plus pages at your printing expense) and the battery life is terrible."
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"Manual focus is now a dream and dead simple to do."
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"I don't like the battery having to be charged with the camera and not separately, and the manual is not great."
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"(1) The Sony A6000 has the WORST INSTRUCTION MANUAL of any camera I have ever bought."
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"Without far better information than is given in Sony's cheap, shoddy, inadequate 44-page Instruction Manual, the features of the Sony A6000 are unusable."
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"amazing manual control over the video."
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"You can use the manual focusing aide which I found perfectly amusing."
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"The manual is skimpy at best."
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"Nice manual controls and great ergonomics."
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"I'm shooting more with this camera because its smaller lighter (easy to carry around) and I'm enjoying manual focus on older vintage (dirt cheap) nikkor lens."
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Menu

Menu:
"com for the A6000, so I traded in the Nex 6 for the A6000.Don't get me wrong, the Nex 6 is great little camera, but the menu system was not that great."
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"(Perhaps there's a menu setting I'm missing; If that's the case, please let me know in the comments!"
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"Easy menu, customizable buttonsCons:Not so great lens selection and pretty expensive"
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"As for the features it lacks:It needs a touchscreen or a dedicated button for selecting the AF point, the menu diving was ridiculous for something so important."
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"I think if you're buying this level of camera, one is probably looking to delve more into the advanced settings of a camera, and previously with the Nex 7 (though not a bad camera by any means) I just got frustrated looking all over the menus for simple and frequently used options."
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"Manual and menus are not user friendly."
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"com for the A6000, so I traded in the Nex 6 for the A6000.Don't get me wrong, the Nex 6 is great little camera, but the menu system was not that great."
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"(Perhaps there's a menu setting I'm missing; If that's the case, please let me know in the comments!"
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":-) )* I find the menus very intuitive and love that I have all the important controls just a click away."
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"The menu it's so easy to learn it."
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"The manual does not explain this menu option well, but (thankfully) the internet does."
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Noise

Noise:
"The sensor is absolutely great, but the jpeg engine is not, the noise reduction at high ISOs is terrible, turn it to OFF (though it's never off)."
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"Let me start by saying, this is the worst camera I ever purchased in 25 years, This is a cell phone that u can not use to call people, might as well make that possible in the next model, Fastest autufocus, let me laugh hhhhhhahahahahahahahahah, silly joke, sharpness> well let me laugh hard at the kit lens, Ok I purchased the 18-105G lens ( same price of the camera, let me cry this time, distortion and digital noise are the envy of the cheapest point and shoot, well hell dude, buy yourself a Zeiss!"
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"It also has really good low noise image quality."
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"Noise performance was great and exceeded my A77 with the same lenses (via adapter)."
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"Noise level is well controlled up to ISO 3200, and the camera delivers bright saturated photos with solid exposure."
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"Image quality is exceptional, with very low noise, excellent dynamic range, and rich colours, even without post-processing the RAW files in Lightroom or DXO (which I always do anyway)."
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Photo

Photo:
"Certainly I would stipulate that anything wrong with the photos I've taken come from the photographer and not the camera."
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"The Nikon Coolpix AW100 doesn't take great photos, but better than an iPhone."
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"They are not good enough for any of my serious photos - due to both the lack of viewfinder in bright scenes, the crappy controls for exposure aperture ISO shooting, and the compression artifacts on the captured scene."
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"If you take raw format photos on this camera you will not be able to processing them with Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 (or maybe other versions)."
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"Unfortunately, these files have a cloudy tinge at the edges of the photos which to me is very bad."
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"If you want great photos and potentially professional images, this camera will do the job."
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"Wow... don't even know what to say about this... great value, great photos, professional quality, user friendly."
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"The camera and kit lens took excellent photos (see attached samples - the bouquet was shot from a distance and cropped, the hibiscus was also shot from several feet away - not a macro shot)."
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"Love this camera, light and great quality photos! "
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"Excellent quality photos, sharp, bright and good contrast."
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Photography

Photography:
"Does it have a couple of drawbacks (which are actually not a big deal if you are into photography and not videos)."
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"Over the last five years I've become quite the skilled landscape photography enthusiast, mostly through lots of trial and error and hours of YouTube tutorials."
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"I'm trying to get into photography and am happy I purchased this camera to get me started! "
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"Easy to take anywhere for great photography."
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"Excellent camera for landscape photography."
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"best value in photography period! "
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"I would have missed quite a lot of good moments if I kept used my RX1, which is more of a street photography or a still portrait."
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Price

Price:
"When this little Sony with the excellent APS-c sensor anterchangeable lenses and the possibility to use my Canon EF and EF-S series lenses became available at the quite ridiculous price, I decided to give it a try."
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"At least their customer service isn't set out to take your money by returning broken lenses."
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"It's not perfect but boy is it close at this price point."
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"So having this around for that is nice, but the problem now is that if you're shooting sports there's no affordable and good telephoto lenses in E-mount."
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"And the price is hard to beat."
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"The digital eyepiece viewfinder is cheap looking, cheesy, and frustrating as it flickers on and off."
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"The camera is great; compact, affordable yet takes amazing pictures."
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"A great camera for a reasonable price that could have been better."
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"Best camera with this price range."
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"It's a very good camera for the money."
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"Unbelievable camera for the money."
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Quality

Quality:
"This lens will frustrate the user who is expecting DSLR quality."
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"I also used Canon point and shoot cameras and, again, I was terribly disappointed with the quality and reliability."
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"Camera performed as expectedBattery life not as good as DSLR picture quality similar with high quality glass"
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"My reference equipment is a Canon 5D Mk ii and L lenses, so I am used to good quality pictures, but I was pretty disappointed with the a6000 until I started using the 50 1.8."
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"I also own an NEX 5R, and although the picture quality is not quite as good, there are a few things I like better on it than on the a6000."
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"I was concerned that any camera I compared to the image quality of the Canon would leave me disappointed."
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"Great little camera but Amazon should check the quality of their market place products a little better."
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"So far, I've been very pleased with the quality of the pictures."
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"Wow... don't even know what to say about this... great value, great photos, professional quality, user friendly."
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"I love the quality of A6000 and I have just tried Atomos Ninja 2 with Sony A6000 sucsessful for taking longer time video recording but A6000 HDMI port (firmware v.2) limit 1080 60i and 1080 30p only."
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"I was really amazed by the image quality by this little camera."
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Range

Range:
"The sensor is not as good for dynamic range as the Canon 5d so getting full dynamic pictures requires a bit more effort."
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"Best camera with this price range."
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"It is what it is, a constant f4 over a very good range and compatible with the full frame if I get one in the future."
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"I've only used the Sony a33 to compare but the photo qualities from this camera seem easily on par with or better than a DSLR in the same price range and it actually seems to have quicker focus."
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"Picture detail, color accuracy and dynamic range are all very good - on par with any DSLR save full frame sensors."
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"* Dynamic range is good, though probably not a whole lot better than the D5000."
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SLR

SLR:
"She always takes pictures with her phone but misses her SLR days."
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"Perhaps if you pay 800 for the Zeiss lenses it is a good alternative to an SLR, but I just don't see how this is a good platform to invest in."
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"It's not as good as a full-frame sensor SLR, but fits a great spot in my image capture tool lineup."
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"No where near as good as an SLR, but still acceptable."
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"Unlike SLR so heavy, the effect is also very good"
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"I don't think anyone who is used to a digital SLR is going to be satisfied with the photos."
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"But I've been able to replace both my SLR and my video camera, so it's been very economical overall."
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"I am a lifelong SLR DSLR user, but the best camera you have is the one you have with you."
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"You will especially love this camera if you don't want to carry a big heavy SLR around but still want excellent quality pictures."
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Sensor

Sensor:
"However, the biggest drawback is its disappointing sensor."
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"a5100: lacks EVF and hot-shoeAlso, keep in mind that any APC sensor like the a6000 and a5100 have will not be able to achieve shallow depth-of-field of full-frame sensor cameras like the A7ii."
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"Nifty system to shift from auto to manual focus on the fly with DMFCons:Just plain lousy flash systemLack of fast glass at a reasonable pricePerformance at high ISO acceptable, but not as good as other Sony sensors."
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"If you go this route be sure to get the one specifically made for Sony as the general use one will damage the sensor."
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"The sensor is not as good for dynamic range as the Canon 5d so getting full dynamic pictures requires a bit more effort."
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"When this little Sony with the excellent APS-c sensor anterchangeable lenses and the possibility to use my Canon EF and EF-S series lenses became available at the quite ridiculous price, I decided to give it a try."
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"* Price: For an APS-C sensor with great image quality, you can get this camera for a steal."
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"Pros:* Image Quality: It has an APS-C 24.3 megapixel sensor that has produced great images for me."
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"Then A6000 rose to the top because it has APS-C sensor and got many good reviews."
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"This camera packs a great sensor into a small and portable package."
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Setting

Setting:
"(Perhaps there's a menu setting I'm missing; If that's the case, please let me know in the comments!"
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"The only setting that sometimes gives me problems is the panorama setting - it is really finicky and many times struggles to take it if there is too much movement in the picture."
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"I had a Cannon DSLR and the interface for settings was a little challenging."
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"One annoying thing...the default setting is 2 seconds to replay the image and the EVF experiences blackout."
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"Switching to manual in various modes was a bit of a pain, but I think it can be overcome through more trial and error, setting up some macros and just more experience."
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"I love this camera, and if you learn how to use all the different settings (has a lot) you can have great shoots."
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"Also with the EVF is the amount of information you can lay over it, such as live histogram, exposure settings and pretty much anything and everything."
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"If you take a great shot, and want to replicate it in a different setting- the image display will tell you exactly how the shot was comprised- even if it was taken in auto mode."
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"A great camera for shooting portraits of moving or still subjects with a decent depth of field, and plenty of manual settings to get things just as you want them."
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"(Perhaps there's a menu setting I'm missing; If that's the case, please let me know in the comments!"
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Sharp

Sharp:
"It is not only offered at an impressive price, but will give you clear, precise, sharp images."
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"Excellent quality photos, sharp, bright and good contrast."
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"Takes the most beautiful pictures, sharp, clear, vivid colors that I'm amazed with."
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"The OLED viewfinder is very sharp, easy to see and accurate with no noticeable lag."
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"I know I used a 16-50mm kit lens, but it performed great for video, and the pictures were really good, sharp in the center, and detailed."
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"Video is sharp, focus is quiet and fast and accurate."
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Size

Size:
"on a small negative, the charging cord(mini USB) is a little short, like 18 inches and makes it hard to charge in a safe location, the neck strap is also stiff, but these are easily replaceable and the camera is great."
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"*Buttons: The buttons are small, but the biggest problem for me is the dial that also serves as a direction pad."
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"I really like the small size, but I also really hate it."
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"Having an optically correctable EVF makes it perfect for those of us who can't easily focus on a small screen and our subject at the same time."
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"I will keep my 5R for a while longer, as it has some features that are missing on the a6000, and the smaller size is appealing to me."
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"Don't let the size fool you folks, this camera takes some amazing pictures."
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"The size and cost are also amazing considering the performance of this camera."
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"I would hight recommend this camera for anyone looking for a small, high-end camera system that rivals most DSLRs."
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"I started seeing less people bring the DSLRs and so I wanted a nice small mirror-less camera with interchangeable lenses for many occasions."
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"This camera packs a great sensor into a small and portable package."
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Speed

Speed:
"Frame burst rates and wicked high, AF in good lighting is very fast, continuous AF barely misses and keeps up with fast action, and this cameras ability to track subjects is far beyond what any camera at this price should be capable of."
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"The focus will be painfully slow and negate the benefits of the system when using such non-native glass."
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"Sure these are some compromises as I don't have 400mm zoom or 2.8 speed but the kit produces stunning images that I am totally happy with at a fraction of the bulk."
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"Great camera, my only complaint is that the batteries drain pretty fast."
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"I have grown to like it more over time as I have learned about the many somewhat hidden features like the excellent and amazingly fast eye AF."
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"For those wanting to take advantage of the advertised super-fast focus speed, be aware that PDAF only activates in AF-C (Continuous mode) with Wide or Zone focus area, and only at f11 or wider aperture (f3.5 to f11 on the kit-lens)."
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"Camera drive mode is amazingly fast."
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"If you Google Gary Fong he has a pretty thorough video (can fast forward to about 30 min mark) that will help a more novice photographer (like me) know how to setup the camera and what the setttings do."
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"This camera is fast and takes great pictures."
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Travel

Travel:
"Not as sharp as the Sigma primes but as a travel lens with jacket pocket portability, it is hard to beat."
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"Seems to be a great travel camera."
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"I love the weight of the camera- great to travel with."
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"I like it's small size and it's feature set and it'll be great for travel and hiking."
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"I took this camera on a trip to Israel and i found it to be a great fit for travel, the camera takes fantastic pictures yet when you are carrying this camera around for hours at a time it is not heavy and bulky."
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"HX100v beat the picture quality of the DSLR and is still a great travel camera."
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Value

Value:
"Wow... don't even know what to say about this... great value, great photos, professional quality, user friendly."
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"One of the best values in camera right now."
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"best value in photography period! "
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"The price is fantastic for the value received in this little package."
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"I have had that camera for a little over 5 months and I liked its value proposition."
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Video

Video:
"It is some dissapointed because I buy A6000 with full HD (1080 60p) video purpose in mind."
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"I bought this camera months ago and I love it for the most part, however the seller sent me an European version that was set to PAL by default, wont record more than 30 min of video at a time, and pops up an annoying NTSC warning every time I turn it on."
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"Sure, it's not perfect, there are little annoyances such as the infamous video button but this is all overshadowed by the technological brilliance and stunning image quality that rivals midrange DSLRs."
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"I can see someone trying to show grandma some videos from this and being frustrated."
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"The one complaint I have echoes many other reviewers: be careful about video."
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"Its image stabilization works well for video, but sound is horrible."
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"The video is also spectacular."
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"amazing manual control over the video."
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"If you Google Gary Fong he has a pretty thorough video (can fast forward to about 30 min mark) that will help a more novice photographer (like me) know how to setup the camera and what the setttings do."
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"Some good videos on youtube helped and a book."
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"Great video and great image quality."
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Viewfinder

Viewfinder:
"The optical viewfinder on my broke while in my cushioned, segmented bag."
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"The digital eyepiece viewfinder is cheap looking, cheesy, and frustrating as it flickers on and off."
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"a5100: slower initial burst rate (6 frames per second), slows to 4 frames after 30-60 secondsa6000: has electronic viewfinder (EVF) and hot-shoe for microphones, flashes, etc."
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")The lower resolution viewfinder is listed as a negative on most of the review sites but I have to strain to see a difference and it handles dim light a bit better than the 7 with less color static."
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"- I use a Nikon DSLR and bought this one for my wifePros:- Lightweight- Camera grip was perfect for her smaller hands (we Indians have smaller palms :) )- Controls are positioned well- The electronic viewfinder is okay (but not great)."
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"They are not good enough for any of my serious photos - due to both the lack of viewfinder in bright scenes, the crappy controls for exposure aperture ISO shooting, and the compression artifacts on the captured scene."
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"Fortunately you have a beautiful viewfinder to compose and review shots with."
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"The OLED viewfinder is very sharp, easy to see and accurate with no noticeable lag."
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"I somewhat miss having the touch screen that the NEX 5n has, but its well worth the trade-off to have the viewfinder and built in flash."
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"The camera has a digital viewfinder that pops out for easy viewing and it auto detects when your eye comes close to the camera and switches it off so that you can look manually."
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"The left mounted viewfinder makes for easy viewing without nose smudges on the LCD."
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Weight

Weight:
"What's the point of making a perfectly balanced camera with ultra fast af, light weight, beautiful design, when you get horrible out of camera jpeg?"
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"I like the light weight and compactness of the camera as well."
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"I love the weight of the camera- great to travel with."
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"What's the point of making a perfectly balanced camera with ultra fast af, light weight, beautiful design, when you get horrible out of camera jpeg?"
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"The body is amazingly lightweight while still maintaining a good grip and not feeling plastic-y or cheap."
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"Love the weight, portability, speed, image quality & smartphone app."
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Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi:
"The problem is not limited to particular phone model, but rather this is camera related issue - I've seen people with Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, Sony Xperia Z, Z1, Z2, Motorola, etc, being unable to connect after purchasing Sony Alpha A6000.I called Sony service, they kept me on the phone for an hour insinuating that I'm not able to connect to the camera because my NFC or Wi-Fi on the phone is disabled, but after multiple tests they made me do and when I demonstrated that I'm able to connect to the same phone with Sony Nex 5T, I was told that it is hardware problem that is quite common on this model."
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"The wifi capability is great especially for traveling."
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"love the wifi function."
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"The WiFi is a great addition to the vast array of features on this camera, and allows the user to share important moments immediately with friends and family."
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"I love the tilt screen, wifi connectivity to my phone and all the button configurability on this camera."
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"I'd like give to you my 2 cents on this camera.....Its amazing, compact, fun to shoot with, feature packed like wifi, face detection, etc.......I picked up this camera just under a week ago, I borrowed my buddy's kit lens that he never uses and took this sony a6000 body for a spin."
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