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Sony Alpha a6000 Interchangeable Lens Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens (Silver) by Review Summary ,  Sep 28, 2015

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Sony Alpha a6000 Interchangeable Lens Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens (Silver)
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 566 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.5
Returned or considering to return: 5.5%

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Individual Feature Rating
Compact4.7   average
Range4.7   above average
Travel4.7   average
Color4.6   average
Image4.6   above average
Quality4.6   above average
Sharp4.6   average
Weight4.6   average
Performance4.5   above average
Photo4.5   average
Light4.4   above average
Speed4.4   above average
Size4.3   average
Video4.3   average
Price4.1   below average
Focus4.0   above average
Flash3.9   above average
Lens3.9   above average
Body3.8   below average
Sensor3.7   below average
Shutter3.6   average
Screen3.4   below average
Manual3.3   below average
SLR3.3   below average
Viewfinder3.3   average
Amazon3.1   below average
Menu2.9   below average
Battery2.5   below average
Button2.5   below average
Charging2.5   below average


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Amazon

Amazon:
"Yes, Amazon will replace it but where will I be when it decides to fail again?"
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"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:
"My only major complaint about this camera is that the NP-FW50 battery, that comes with the camera, runs out of power quickly."
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"The improvement in battery life won't be great but it will help conserve some battery power."
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"A couple of its worst shortcomings:*Battery life: absolutely horrendous."
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"The biggest problem with this camera, and the only reason I did not give it 5 stars, is that battery life is terrible, at least with the original equipment Sony batteries."
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"It would be nice if it had a better battery."
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"A minimum of two fully charges batteries is a must for a day's shooting, and I would recommend traveling with three."
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"Cons: The battery goes out easily and must use USB cord to recharge battery."
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"And don't even think about trying to get a fully compatible battery grip for either model."
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"Battery life was excellent and the camera focuses very fast."
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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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"I was able to get a camera body and 6 lens(with adapters) for the cost of a Canon full frame body."
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"I'm not a professional photographer, not by a long shot, but I love taking a million photos everywhere I go and wanted something that had really great fast focus and a LIGHT body because I can't stand how heavy dSLRs can get after just a couple hours."
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"Pros: The camera body is nice and sturdy."
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"Pros:- Very compact body- Excellent image quality(using the 18-105 f4 G OSS lens), even in handheld lowlight panorama shot jpegs are quite stunning."
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"Take your photography to the next level, or for you pro's have a camera that takes exceptional photos in a compact body instead of hauling around a huge clunky DSLR :)Be IN LOVE with your camera and get quality photos in a compact package!"
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Button

Button:
"I only have problem with the On Off button, it doesn't work very well somehow"
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"Two minor quibbles - the lens release button is hard to access because it is positioned between the lens and the camera's handgrip."
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"I was also worried about getting used to the button layout but it actually is very intuitive, my time spent learning where everything was was very short."
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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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"*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 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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Charging

Charging:
"Cons: charging and battery - you can only charge the camera by plugging the small charging cable directly into the camera, this is so inconvenient."
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"However, the main downsides are the features that excited me: WIFI and USB charging."
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"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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"A negative is that they didn't provide a 110 12volt charger."
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"Battery life seems good (handily it uses the same one as my A55 and 3N) - but it uses USB to charge in camera - not so good for charging spares."
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"I guess if I transfer and then let the camera auto-shutoff maybe it will start charging once it turns off...Anyways, I love everything else about the camera."
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"Camera's internal charger started working as well."
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"- Going through the menu and changing options drains the battery about 1% a minute as well- Charging from 0% to 100% takes about 2-3 hours and no external charger is included; charging is doneby micro USB into the camera- Overall, painfully short battery life."
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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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"And, I'm one of the people who love the in-camera USB charging."
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Color

Color:
"I will say that images straight from the camera have good color, good contrast but error on the side of over saturated."
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"At first I was worried about the color lost, but then proved it can be corrected by simple set up."
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"The color is amazing."
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"So overall I love it, jpeg images have great color and saturation, RAW files have dynamic depth to them, metering and focusing are very good."
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"I like everything about this camera, easy to use, great pictures, great color, good in low light, and quick focus."
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"I got some good pictures but the sharpness and the color are not what I expected from a $700 camera."
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"The first photos I've taken with it have rendered the color perfectly."
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Compact

Compact:
"It may not be the most expensive, or the best camera out there, but I wanted another compact changeable lens camera."
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"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 compact size of this with the amazing low light capabilities make this a must have camera."
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"Pros:- Very compact body- Excellent image quality(using the 18-105 f4 G OSS lens), even in handheld lowlight panorama shot jpegs are quite stunning."
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"It's compact, easy to use, and gives sharp shots!"
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"This camera could be great for people who want a high-quality, fairly compact camera to walk around with."
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"This is a great camera.. compact.. feature rich.. excellent sensitivity and fun to work with.. and it captures great photos."
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Control

Control:
"Being a dslr shooter that loves to control all aspects of the camera, I was worried that I'd be limited to what I'd be able to control."
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"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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"The camera handles well and the controls are not too confusing, although being placed so close together they can lead to accidental and unwanted changes if you're not careful."
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"Being a dslr shooter that loves to control all aspects of the camera, I was worried that I'd be limited to what I'd be able to control."
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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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Flash

Flash:
"Inconvienent or not, you can easily tilt the flash perpendicular to the camera and get the perfect amount of light."
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"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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"I use my finger to hold the flash towards the ceiling, which then works great as a bounce flash."
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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 Son... Read more"
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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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Focus

Focus:
"I purchased the adapter, and it does work, but the auto focus is painfully slow and the digital zoom manual focus does not work."
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"The shutter speed and auto focusing weren't as good as with the newer firmware."
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"Nothing like getting to whip out the iPhone to take photos in hard to focus situations where zoom was also desired, and the a6000 would have done well."
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"Manual focusing is also more of a challenge but I am sure it will get easier with practice."
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"There will be moments when your camera fails to track or even stay in focus while tracking, so don't expect it to be perfect."
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"I'm not a professional photographer, not by a long shot, but I love taking a million photos everywhere I go and wanted something that had really great fast focus and a LIGHT body because I can't stand how heavy dSLRs can get after just a couple hours."
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"I have gotten clean shots in very low light and the high frame rate coupled with the fast auto focus is truly amazing."
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"The camera does an amazing job at focus as well as provides a great job at low light shots."
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"Fast focus, good tracking, great dynamic range."
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"With the Tamron, autofocusing is fast and accurate with both photos and videos."
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Image

Image:
"The digital viewfinder is just OK, color is poor but it enables careful framing at least, the biggest problem is that it shows the review image that is more normally inspected on the rear screen, which needs to be cleared before continuing to shoot."
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"And, at least for me, the image quality is not good enough due to the lack of a high quality wide angle lens."
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"The camera is good enough but with the available wide angle lenses, the resulting image quality is not good enough for me to stick with this system."
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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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"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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"The image quality is just so good and it encourages creativity."
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"I have found it to be a joy to use and that it can produce images of excellent quality.12 28 2015: In my earlier comments about this camera I failed mention the things I thought could be improved in the A6000 camera."
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"I did end up getting the bundle with the 50mm fixed, but the kit lens does take decent macro-type images, at least for my needs!"
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"It has Wifi and NFC to easily transfer images, and I have used this function a LOT."
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"Photo is from my iPhone to show what a great view I missed thanks to this camera."
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Lens

Lens:
"The drawback for this camera is the lack of lenses longer than 200mm so if you are a wildlife photographer this camera may not be the right choice"
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"I didn't enjoy this camera, I'm used to my DSLR and the expensive lens I have invested in several years ago."
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"Maybe it is the kit lens that is the problem; I don't have any other Sony lenses to test it."
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"Out of all the cameras mentioned above with the kit lens, this camera has taken the worst photos."
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"* Glitchy- stopped working completelyWent to use the camera and got the following error message: Cannot recognize lens."
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"I have been very happy with the kit lens as well."
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"The kit lens is surprisingly good despite the critical reviews on the web."
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"I can also use my older canon fd lenses and adapters with the a6000 and quality is amazing."
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"These lenses are not equal in quality to the best Canon lenses but they are remarkably good and are much lighter."
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Light

Light:
"One drawback is that if you shoot in low light, there is a delay while the camera processes the image before you can take your next shot."
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"I hadn't used it for awhile until I bought a 1.8, 35mm lens that took better low light pictures, and it was hard to see the screen."
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"Photographing in changing light with the a6000 would be an exercise in massive frustration because of these factors."
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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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"Low light is a MESS and ruined an entire evening's worth of shots on our Thanksgiving trip."
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"Now the couple negatives...The focus in low light is still slow."
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"Great low light and nighttime capability."
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"Another big reason why I love the a6000 over Canon's....low light performance."
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"Specifically I wish Sony would design one really good small, light weight, mid-range zoom lens for the A6000 camera."
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"The compact size of this with the amazing low light capabilities make this a must have camera."
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"I'm not a professional photographer, not by a long shot, but I love taking a million photos everywhere I go and wanted something that had really great fast focus and a LIGHT body because I can't stand how heavy dSLRs can get after just a couple hours."
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Manual

Manual:
"Without a reasonable manual the learning curve is going to be steep and lengthy with many lost opportunities."
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"I purchased the adapter, and it does work, but the auto focus is painfully slow and the digital zoom manual focus does not work."
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"(Power on, tho, is a bit slow..) The printed manual sucks."
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"Manual focusing is also more of a challenge but I am sure it will get easier with practice."
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"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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"The A6000 is surprisingly easy to use with a manual lens by using the peaking function for focusing."
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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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Memory

Memory:
"I tried every memory card I could get my hands on, same error message."
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"I tried several memory cards and all it says is UNABLE TO READ MEMORY CARD."
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"Play Memories apps.... they suck fail to work for uploading to social media sites and the like."
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"The other negative is the memory card it's a little bit awkward to take in and out."
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"I later tried direct wifi setup with my iPad which worked fine and I liked fact I can use iPad touch-screen to select focus point(just like NEX-5T, panasonic GX1 with built-in touch screen).Finally able to setup wifi via Play memories app, but it is so finicky that most of the time it fails first 1 or 2 attempts to go to home page."
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"The lens are easily to swap, and it takes a full size memory card instead of the new teeny ones I keep dropping and losing, they are worse than contact lenses for finding once dropped."
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"It's definitely a step up from the Nex 6's ability to only support IR remotes.4) Memory recall mode is excellent for saving a set of parameters and preferences for different kinds of scenes."
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"I later tried direct wifi setup with my iPad which worked fine and I liked fact I can use iPad touch-screen to select focus point(just like NEX-5T, panasonic GX1 with built-in touch screen).Finally able to setup wifi via Play memories app, but it is so finicky that most of the time it fails first 1 or 2 attempts to go to home page."
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"Because it will shoot 11 shots per minute, I recommend a 90 MB sec or faster memory card."
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Menu

Menu:
"Not perfect yet as there is still a plethora of menu items to search through on occasion - like where is Format."
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"Also, Sony's menus can be a bit confusing, but you will get used to it before too long."
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"I was hesitant, because of how tired I was of digging through the confusing menus for the Nex."
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"Its not always easy to scroll through all the menus to find what you need, however Sony gives you tons of control over your images if you are willing to take the time to make the adjustments."
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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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"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:
"I cant imagine that sony after all their products do such a silly mistake, that the hook of the shoulder strap is made of metal ( not coated), and is attached to another not coated metal part, yes it is strong but ruined all videos taken because f the noise of the metals together, the two sides are the same , every slightest movement caused that noise and is recorded and is very very loud when you watch the video!"
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"Image quality up to 2500 ISO is excellent, and above that the inevitable noise is not too objectionable, reminding me somewhat of fast negative film grain rather than digital noise."
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"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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"Internal noise reduction seemed to work well up to about 3200 ISO."
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"With the Canon's I could never go beyond 1600 because of the terrible noise."
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"Image quality up to 2500 ISO is excellent, and above that the inevitable noise is not too objectionable, reminding me somewhat of fast negative film grain rather than digital noise."
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"I am not a noise snob and to those who are you are losing out on some wonderful personality in your images by not pushing the ISO boundaries."
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"There is some noise but Lightroom takes care of that with no problem."
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Performance

Performance:
"Camera performed as expectedBattery life not as good as DSLR picture quality similar with high quality glass"
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"Having come from an A77 and a NEX-7, I am not blown away by the A6000 but I am very pleased with its performance and not at all regretful of the (reasonable) expense for what now appears to be a decent upgrade of several vital performance points."
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"Another big reason why I love the a6000 over Canon's....low light performance."
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"The A6000 EVF has performed beautifully for me in bright sunlight."
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"It is also everything Sony A5000 wasn't: lighting fast shooting, fast focusing, good low light performance, good viewfinder, very portable."
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"Review:The Sony a6000 camera is my first journey into the mirrorless camera world, and so far I have been nothing less than pleased with its performance."
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"The camera and lens performed extremely well with no issues under all light conditions."
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Photo

Photo:
"Out of all the cameras mentioned above with the kit lens, this camera has taken the worst photos."
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"Nothing like getting to whip out the iPhone to take photos in hard to focus situations where zoom was also desired, and the a6000 would have done well."
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"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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"I am an enthusiastic amateur and don't use a lot of the more sophisticated features, but was very happy with the photos."
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"I got it with a 16-50 mm which is good for general use, and a 55 -210 which worked extremely well for long-distance wildlife photos on safari."
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"I've taken spectacular photos with this camera and the 50mm lens and I've received many compliments on my photos!"
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"Although it took some nice photos, after using it for 3-4 days, I saw that it had started taking a lot of blurred photos, especially in an indoor party setting with suboptinal lighting."
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"I am in the process of returning the camera and continue with my search for a good camera that would serve a beginner looking to get great photos in most settings,"
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Power

Power:
"The improvement in battery life won't be great but it will help conserve some battery power."
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"(Power on, tho, is a bit slow..) The printed manual sucks."
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"One significant drawback of the incredible set of features is high power draw."
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"Size is small enough that I want to carry it everywhere, but hefty enough to feel like a real camera (almost a pound with a lens).Minor cons: Not a con, but definitely counter-intuitive; the viewfinder takes more power than the screen."
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"The cockpit screams power and fun."
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"A great little power house when it comes to capturing and editing your special,moments in pictures."
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"Powers up quickly - great for catching moving kids action."
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"I would caution that the 16-50mm power zoom, while nice and light and compact is pretty soft in the corners and there is some distortion at the 16mm end of the focal range."
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"- I also really liked the smoothness and shininess of the NEX6 power switch shutter release."
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Price

Price:
").The affordable Sony-made lenses are all weird focal lengths on crop-sensor cameras, The Sony SEL50F18 is a 50mm lens with a 75mm equivalent on an APS-C camera- great for portrait photography and not much else."
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"It was a little more money than I wanted to spend but I have no complaintsI would recommend this camera to a friend without looking back."
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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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"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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"This camera is excellent for its price and I have no complaints so far."
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"The 24 MP APS-C CMOS sensor, Hybrid AF with 179 phase-detection points, ISO 100-25600, shoots 11 FPS, and video at HD 1080 (24p) is amazing for this price, hands down!"
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"That's an amazing lens for the price, but it is not stabilized."
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"Great camera and a great price."
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"I love the ability to use cheap adapters to connect legacy lenses."
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Quality

Quality:
"I have found it to be a joy to use and that it can produce images of excellent quality.12 28 2015: In my earlier comments about this camera I failed mention the things I thought could be improved in the A6000 camera."
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"What I didn't expect was the ease of use and the quality of the pictures I'm getting."
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"And, at least for me, the image quality is not good enough due to the lack of a high quality wide angle lens."
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"The camera is good enough but with the available wide angle lenses, the resulting image quality is not good enough for me to stick with this system."
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"This lens will frustrate the user who is expecting DSLR quality."
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"I just couldn't compromise the picture quality when I saw a different between them."
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"The image quality is just so good and it encourages creativity."
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"I can also use my older canon fd lenses and adapters with the a6000 and quality is amazing."
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"Video quality, ease of use, and size is the reason for the switch."
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"These lenses are not equal in quality to the best Canon lenses but they are remarkably good and are much lighter."
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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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"The lens it comes with is pretty basic but for a casual picture shooting at vacation, I really don't need ones with higher range of aperture shutter speed so it works perfectly for me."
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"Fast focus, good tracking, great dynamic range."
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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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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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"I use bulky SLR... and I had no problem with it until I tried this camera."
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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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"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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Sensor

Sensor:
"I bought this camera kit and had this problem, and then a friend did the same and she also had particles attached to the sensor on arrival."
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"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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"Probably the best for apsc size sensor"
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"Pros (for the DSLR photographer)Compact, but with large APS-C sized 24 mp sensor which competes with some of the best DSLRsInterchangeable lenses."
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"To conclude, in the near future, I'll likely be moving away from Sony and toward a mirrorless camera offering 24 megapixel and APS-C sensors but more than likely, I'll return to the super quality, ease of operation and ease of compatibility of my Nikons.5 Star Image Quality2 Star Cross Model Equipment Compatibility & Support"
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"I wanted a light, easy to carry camera with the APS sensor and 24 megapixels."
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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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Sharp

Sharp:
"The Canon T3 takes really sharp shots on a tripod at night, but not as great handheld at higher ISOs."
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"It is not only offered at an impressive price, but will give you clear, precise, sharp images."
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"This camera takes amazing pictures, very sharp and professional quality images."
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"I took this camera on a trip to Canada , it did a great job .The pictures are sharp and the Sony app to adjust them works wonders."
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"It's compact, easy to use, and gives sharp shots!"
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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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Shutter

Shutter:
"The shutter speed and auto focusing weren't as good as with the newer firmware."
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"The one downside is that the shutter is loud and you cannot mute it."
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"The only thing I would complain is that the shutter on the A6000 is much louder than my other A3000."
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"My other concern moving from my DSLR was focus lag which many point and shoot camera have where you press the shutter and then sometime later the shutter fires leaving me with a missed or blurry shot."
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"The lens it comes with is pretty basic but for a casual picture shooting at vacation, I really don't need ones with higher range of aperture shutter speed so it works perfectly for me."
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"Most fun camera and just sounds nice when you press the shutter."
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"The autofocus on this camera is blazing fast and allows for great images at a high shutter speed."
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"The focus and clarity is amazing, and the shutter speed is crazy fast."
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"Not too heavy but not so light that the lens makes it front-heavy, and although the shutter has a satisfying click it isn't something that you'll be worried about annoying people with in public."
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Size

Size:
"Cons: charging and battery - you can only charge the camera by plugging the small charging cable directly into the camera, this is so inconvenient."
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"(She's relatively picky and not as easy to please)The camera feels small enough and feels light."
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"The cost and size of a camera doesn't make a good photographer, but finding a camera that makes you want to use it and learn! "
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"I bought this to replace my DSLR (which got ruined) and I am thrilled with the smaller size and lighter weight of this mirrorless camera."
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"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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"One of the best aspects of this camera is its size."
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"Video quality, ease of use, and size is the reason for the switch."
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"Specifically I wish Sony would design one really good small, light weight, mid-range zoom lens for the A6000 camera."
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"Great size, shoots incredibly fast, and takes an amazing picture."
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"The compact size of this with the amazing low light capabilities make this a must have camera."
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Speed

Speed:
"I purchased the adapter, and it does work, but the auto focus is painfully slow and the digital zoom manual focus does not work."
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"Image quality up to 2500 ISO is excellent, and above that the inevitable noise is not too objectionable, reminding me somewhat of fast negative film grain rather than digital noise."
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"The shutter speed and auto focusing weren't as good as with the newer firmware."
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"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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"The lens it comes with is pretty basic but for a casual picture shooting at vacation, I really don't need ones with higher range of aperture shutter speed so it works perfectly for me."
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"Amazing camera - lightweight, super fast frames per second, excellent in low lighting."
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"Great size, shoots incredibly fast, and takes an amazing picture."
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"I'm not a professional photographer, not by a long shot, but I love taking a million photos everywhere I go and wanted something that had really great fast focus and a LIGHT body because I can't stand how heavy dSLRs can get after just a couple hours."
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"I have gotten clean shots in very low light and the high frame rate coupled with the fast auto focus is truly amazing."
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Stabilization

Stabilization:
"The AVCHD videos at 1080 24p looked pretty good, but the stabilization is terrible."
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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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"Its image stabilization works well for video, but sound is horrible."
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"That's an amazing lens for the price, but it is not stabilized."
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"The AVCHD videos at 1080 24p looked pretty good, but the stabilization is terrible."
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"The GH-2 takes amazing video, but also has bad stabilization when shooting video handheld."
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"Picture quality really great image stabilization."
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"It's a great camera, but I will trade up to the Sony a7 series with on sensor stabilization as soon as I can."
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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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"I have the Sony ca,era bag, which is really nice for when we travel, but I also got the MegaGear neoprene case for everyday use, this way I can just throw get camera into my purse or diaper bag without worrying about scratches."
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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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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:
"I cant imagine that sony after all their products do such a silly mistake, that the hook of the shoulder strap is made of metal ( not coated), and is attached to another not coated metal part, yes it is strong but ruined all videos taken because f the noise of the metals together, the two sides are the same , every slightest movement caused that noise and is recorded and is very very loud when you watch the video!"
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"As for video, I was disappointed b c you can only shoot MP4 at a low bit rate and not 1920 x 1080."
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"The AVCHD videos at 1080 24p looked pretty good, but the stabilization is terrible."
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"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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"Video quality, ease of use, and size is the reason for the switch."
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"The 24 MP APS-C CMOS sensor, Hybrid AF with 179 phase-detection points, ISO 100-25600, shoots 11 FPS, and video at HD 1080 (24p) is amazing for this price, hands down!"
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"The AVCHD videos at 1080 24p looked pretty good, but the stabilization is terrible."
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"The GH-2 takes amazing video, but also has bad stabilization when shooting video handheld."
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"1080p video is excellent too and the audio is loud!"
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Viewfinder

Viewfinder:
"And, the plastic cover around the viewfinder is not friendly to those who wear glasses."
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"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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"The OLED viewfinder is fantastic."
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"It is also everything Sony A5000 wasn't: lighting fast shooting, fast focusing, good low light performance, good viewfinder, very portable."
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"I was happy to see that it now came with a viewfinder so I could see what I was taking a picture of in bright sunlight."
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"The viewfinder is so much easier to use, although I do have to take my glasses off each time to see better through the viewfinder."
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"Fortunately you have a beautiful viewfinder to compose and review shots with."
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Weight

Weight:
"It has solved my 5D's weight problem and the RX100(M3) has preformed very well for me as a substitute for the 5D."
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"I bought this to replace my DSLR (which got ruined) and I am thrilled with the smaller size and lighter weight of this mirrorless camera."
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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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"Takes great clear shots with a minimum of camera weight and fuss."
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"It has solved my 5D's weight problem and the RX100(M3) has preformed very well for me as a substitute for the 5D."
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"Specifically I wish Sony would design one really good small, light weight, mid-range zoom lens for the A6000 camera."
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"Amazing camera - lightweight, super fast frames per second, excellent in low lighting."
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"Small, lightweight but feature-packed, it's an impressive package."
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