Sony launches Alpha 6000 camera with world’s fastest autofocus

Sony launches Alpha 6000 camera with world’s fastest autofocus Sony has recently strengthened its mirrorless camera offerings with a new launch that adds to its Alpha range of compact system cameras. The new camera launched by Sony is the Alpha 6000 model which, as per the company's claims, boasts the fastest autofocus in the world.

The new Sony Alpha 6000 camera will hit the markets in March, and will be priced at $799 as a kit with a standard lens.

The Alpha 6000 is the successor to the Alpha NEX-6 camera, but it is notably more compact than its predecessor. The Alpha 6000 has a hybrid autofocus system which is capable of combining 179 points of phase detection and 25 points of contrast detection. As a result, the camera can lock on the targets almost instantly, irrespective of whether they are bright or dark, close or distant.

The 12-ounce Alpha 6000 camera features an APS-C CMOS image sensor which can capture still images up to 24.3 megapixels. In addition, the camera also features Sony's most recent image processor - the Bionz X - which gives the device the ability to click up to 11 shots per second in continuous shooting mode.

The Alpha 6000 camera also has a rear LCD which folds out to facilitate users in clicking difficult-to-get shots. There is also an onboard OLED viewfinder, as well as a microHDMI port for direct output to a TV. The camera is also equipped with Wi-Fi, to allow the users to connect directly to their handset or tablet.