Sony A6000 review

The Sony A6000 is a veteran of Sony's mirrorless camera range that dates right back to 2014 – so should you still buy it today?

Sony A6000
(Image: © Sony)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Old as it is, the Sony A6000 shows that many of the most important things we look for in a camera haven’t changed. Its 24-megapixel sensor is as competitive today as it was when this camera was launched. Its 11fps burst mode is rarely bettered, even now, and while Sony has steadily improved the AF system in its later A6000-series cameras, the A6000 is already very good – perhaps as good as most of us need. You don’t get 4K video, though, and the design and displays are now looking a bit dated. Worse, the A6000, once a bargain, has been creeping up in price. It used to be old and cheap... now, it's just looking old


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    Powerful features for stills

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    Sharp 24MP sensor

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    Good autofocus

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    Built-in EVF


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    Handling poor with larger lenses

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    Lacks 4K video

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    Not so good at high ISOs

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For a long, long time the Sony A6000 has been one of our favorite beginner cameras and a real bargain buy for those who don't need 4K video. However, while the qualities of the A6000 haven't changed, its pricing has. Sony's policy has long been to keep older models on sale at steadily falling prices, and for a while this made the A6000 an irresistible budget buy. But prices now look as if they are creeping up, which means either that Sony has realized this camera is better than it thought, or it's nearing the end of its marketable lifespan.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at