The first photo of the Sony A6000 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera has showed up online, proving that the device will replace both the NEX-7 and NEX-6.
The rumor mill has been continuously chattering about the mirrorless camera which is set to replace both the Sony NEX-7 and Sony NEX-6.
This device will be called A6000 and will become the high-end APS-C E-mount shooter. Sources have said that its design will be based on both its predecessors, borrowing some elements from the NEX-7 and others from the NEX-6.
Its launch event is believed to take place on February 12. Well, right in time for the announcement, the first Sony A6000 photo has been leaked on the web, along with more specs and availability details.
First Sony A6000 photo leaked, reveals NEX-6 and NEX-7 design traits
Inside sources have done their “job” once again as the next-generation high-end E-mount camera with an APS-C-size image sensor has appeared before its official introduction.
The leaked shot shows us that the design of the camera codenamed Sony ILCE-6000 offers an electronic viewfinder placed in the top left corner on its back, just like the NEX-6.
Nevertheless, on top of the shooter there are two dials, just like the NEX-7. The grip appears to be as big as that of the NEX-7 model.
Sony A6000 specs list includes tilting LCD screen, fast AF system
The revised Sony A6000 specs list includes a 24.3-megapixel Exmor APS-C HD CMOS image sensor. It seems like the company will opt for an “Exmor” version, instead of the previously mentioned “Exmor R”.
The camera sports a 3-inch 921K-dot LCD screen on the back and it is powered by the Bionz X image processor. Its maximum ISO sensitivity reaches 25,600, while its autofocus system is said to be the fastest available in an E-mount shooter.
Sources are claiming that the MILC is packing on-sensor Phase Detection AF, which will be combined with the Contrast Detection AF points, resulting in an advanced Hybrid AF system.
Price for body-only version expected to revolve around $1,000
Sony will release the new A6000 in the coming weeks. The device will be sold along with a 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS zoom lens kit.
A double zoom lens kit will be available, too, including the aforementioned optic and the 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS.
The price for body-only will revolve around $1,000, while the lens kits will draw several hundred more dollars from your pockets. All will be revealed very soon, so stay tuned!