Sony A6000 for Video Recording - Surprisingly Good

About the good stuff, the Sony A6000...

  1. has pristine sharp EVF
  2. has focus peaking and magnified focus assist which can be activated while recording (just like my pro Panasonic HMC151)
  3. has zebra for accurate exposure
  4. has a largeSuper 35mm (APS-C) sensor
  5. can go full frame with Speed Booster
  6. has high frame rate 60fps at 1080p
  7. great 24 MP stills quality
  8. wonderful price at $650
  9. has uncompressed HDMI
  10. has exposure and focus controls like a proper video camera
  11. can adjust exposure, aperture, shutter speed and sensitivity while shooting
  12. has no moire and aliasing, that the NEX, A7R and RX10 suffered
  13. is very responsive and quick to use
  14. amazing low light performance
  15. has a tilting LCD
  16. has Wi-Fi for remote control from a smart device and uploading images to the cloud
  17. has a USB charger
About the not too happy stuff, the Sony A6000...
  1. does not shoot 4K
  2. cannot take stills in movie mode
  3. does not have microphone input jack
  4. does not have headphone output jack
  5. has the SD card slot at the bottom
  6. can only record continuously up to 29 minutes

According to EOSHD, the Sony A6000...

  • is a Nikon 5300 in a mirrorless body
  • has image quality closer to the FS700 in 1080p
  • has image quality better than the NEX7 or A5000
  • dethrones Panasonic GH2 and Panasonic GH3
  • is not better than the Panasonic GH4 

The Sony A6000 is available in silver or black.
Kit includes16-50mm F3.5-5.6 power zoom lens.
Optional External charger BC-VW1

Video recording mode...

  • AVCHD 
    • 1920 x 1080 60i/50i Avg. 24 Mbps (high quality)
    • 1920 x 1080 60i/50i Avg. 17 Mbps (standard quality)
    • 1920 x 1080 60p Avg. 28 Mbps (highest quality)
    • 1920 x 1080 24p/25p Avg. 24Mbps (high quality) 
    • 1920 x 1080 24p/25p Avg. 17Mbps (standard quality)
  • MP4:
    • 1440 x 1080, 1080p (30/25fps), Av. 12Mbps
    • 640 x 480 (30/25fps), Av. 3Mbps
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Audio 
    • Stereo audio capture via built-in or external mic (with optional adapter).
  • Format:
    • AVCHD
    • MPEG4
  • Recordable Time:
    • Approx 29 minutes for AVCHD
    • Approx 20 minutes for MPEG4 (1440 x 1080)
If you want to shoot video as well as stills, then this is the camera to buy in the mid-range class.


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