Sony a6000 Mirrorless Camera
The a6000 improves on the NEX-6 in almost every respect. The old 16.1-megapixel sensor has been replaced with an awesome new 24.3-megapixel CMOS APS-C model. It can burst-shoot at 11fps, compared with the NEX-6’s 10fps. It has a new processor, dubbed ‘Bionz X’, that enables the camera to autofocus extremely quickly (0.06 seconds!). On top of that, the camera’s number of phase-detect points has nearly doubled, from 99 to 179. This is going to be a sweet rig for getting action shots.
The only real bummer here is that they’ve taken a step back in regards to the OLED viewfinder. It only sports 1.44 million dots, whereas the old NEX-6’s EVF viewfinder was a crisp 2.3 million dots. If you can get past that one caveat, you’ll love the a6000.
(If you simply can’t wait until the latter half of April to pick up a new camera, you’re in luck because the NEX-6 is currently on sale for $600, including a 16-50mm power zoom lens. That’s the lowest I’ve ever seen the NEX-6 being sold for—it used to be $900 with lens—and it’s still an impressive shooter if you ask me.)