• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Detailed specifications
  • Samsung NX30
  • Sony Alpha ILCE-A6000
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Predecessor:   Sony NEX-6
NEX-6 vs A6000
Successor:   Sony A6300
A6000 vs A6300
General
Model Number: NX30 A6000
Alternate Model Number(s):   ILCE-6000
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes Yes
Retail Price: $999.99 $799.99
Street Price: $889.30 $531.33
Date Available: 2014-02-20 2014-04-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 23.1 oz (654 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
16.5 oz (468 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.0 x 3.8 x 1.6 in.
(127 x 96 x 42 mm)
4.7 x 2.6 x 1.8 in.
(120 x 67 x 45 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Samsung Sony
Effective Megapixels: 20.3 24.3
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm) 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.29 microns 3.92 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: None Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 76 82
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 23.5 24.1
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.4 13.1
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,014 1,347
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
5472 x 3080 (16.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
3888 x 2592 (10.1 MP, 3:2),
3712 x 2088 (7.8 MP, 16:9),
2640 x 2640 (7.0 MP, 1:1),
2976 x 1984 (5.9 MP, 3:2),
2944 x 1656 (4.9 MP, 16:9),
2000 x 2000 (4.0 MP, 1:1),
1728 x 1152 (2.0 MP, 3:2),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9),
1024 x 1024 (1.0 MP, 1:1)
6000 x 4000 (24.0 MP, 3:2),
6000 x 3376 (20.3 MP, 16:9),
4240 x 2832 (12.0 MP, 3:2),
4240 x 2400 (10.2 MP, Other),
3008 x 2000 (6.0 MP, 3:2),
3008 x 1688 (5.1 MP, 16:9),
12416 x 1856 (23.0 MP, Other),
8192 x 1856 (15.2 MP, Other),
2160 x 5536 (12.0 MP, Other),
2160 x 3872 (8.4 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG, MPO, RAW (SRW), RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), MPO (3D), RAW (compressed ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 8.9 11.1
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60p/30p)
1920x810 (24p)
1280x720 (60p/30p)
640x480 (30p)
320x240 (30p)
1280x720 (120p)
640x480 (120p)
320x240 (120p)
1920x1080 (60p/28Mbps/PS or 60i/24Mbps/FX or 60i/17Mbps/FH or 24p/24Mbps/FX or 24p/17Mbps/FH)
1440x1080 (30p/12Mbps)
640x480 (30p/3Mbps)
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC) AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio :Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC; XAVC S format added in firmware v2.00
Composite Video Out: No No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Samsung NX Sony E
Lens: Samsung 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III OIS NX Sony SELP1650 PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS; 9 elements in 8 groups, 4 aspheric surfaces
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 84mm 24 - 75mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm 16 - 50mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.06x 3.13x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 (wide) / f/5.6 (tele) - f/22 f/3.5 - f/22 (W) / f/5.6 - f/36 (T); 7-blade circular aperture
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 28 cm to Infinity
11.0 in to Infinity
25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 58.0mm 40.5mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 2x Up to 4x; up to 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Samsung NX AF System II (Hybrid contrast/phase-detect): 105points (Phase Detection AF), 247points (Contrast AF), Selection: 1point ( Free selection ), Multi: Normal 21 (3 x 7) points, Closeup 35points, Face Detection: Max. 10 faces Hybrid Contrast/Phase Detection: Wide (179 points phase-detection AF, 25 points contrast-detection AF), Zone, Center, Flexible Spot (Small / Medium / Large)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / OLED EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Tiltable (up to 80 degrees) EVF with eye sensor; XGA (1024x768) 2,359K dots; 100% Field of view; 0.96x Magnification(50mm eq. lens); -4 to +1 diopter EVF type; 1.0cm (0.39-inch) 1,440K-dot OLED, 100% coverage, 1.07x mag. (0.70x 35mm eq.), 23mm eyepoint, -4 to +3 diopter
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: 2,359,000 dots 1,440,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.64x 0.70x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 0.96x 1.07x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px) 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: Yes No
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: Yes No
Selfie Screen: Yes No
Max Playback Zoom:   16.7x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 25600
Minimum ISO (native): 100 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600 Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600; 51200 available with MFNR
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent (W, N, D), Tungsten, Flash, Custom, K (Manual) Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm white/Cool white/Day white/Daylight), Flash, C. Temp 2500 to 9900K, C Filter G7 to M7 (15-step), Custom, AWB micro adjustment
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/8000 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi, Center-weighted, Spot 1200-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Beauty Face, Landscape, Macro, Action Freeze, Rich Tone, Panorama, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light Trace, Creative Shot, Best Face, Multi-Exposure, Smart Jump Shot Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur, HDR, Sweep Panorama
Self Timer: 2-30 seconds 2 , 10, 10 (3 or 5 frames) seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Smart Flash, Auto, Auto+Red-eye reduction, Fill-in, Fill-in+Red-eye reduction, 1st Curtain, 2nd Curtain, Off Auto, Off, Fill-flash, Rear sync, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction: On/Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 11.0 m / 36.1 ft. 6.0 m / 19.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent; GN=11 (ISO 100, m) Lens dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/200 1/160
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.5EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot shoe Multi Interface Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (SRW), RAW+JPEG RAW (compressed ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: MP4 (Video: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC) AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio :Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC; XAVC S format added in firmware v2.00
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: Yes Yes
NFC: Yes Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: Yes No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: No Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Wi-Fi live view; optional wired via USB Optional wired, IR or Wi-FI
Connections (extended): Mult-function USB port compatible with wired remote Micro (Type-D) HDMI, Multi Interface Shoe, Multi Micro USB
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.62 0.51
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.73 0.48
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 21 Unlimited
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.62 0.44
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 8.9 11.1
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 21 47
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 8.9 11.1
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 12 22
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 8.8 11.1
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 11 21
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.13 seconds 0.15 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.087 seconds 0.143 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.23 seconds 0.42 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.083 seconds 0.022 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF lag, wide-area AF mode = 0.285s Full AF lag, Multi-area AF mode = 0.151s
Startup Time: 0.8 seconds 2.2 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.9 seconds 0.8 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.6 seconds 2.3 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 360 shots 360 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   310 shots
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BP-1410 Proprietary NP-FW50
Usable Battery Types: 1410mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BP-1410 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes Yes
Software
Included Software: iLauncher, Adobe Lightroom v5 Software CD-ROM (Image Data Converter 4, Remote Camera Control, PlayMemories Home)
OS Compatibility:   Windows Vista SP2/7 SP1/8, Mac OS X v10.6-10.8
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n supports Dual Channel (Smart Camera 3.0 with NFC, AutoShare, SNS & Cloud, Email, Auto Back, Remote Viewfinder Pro, Mobile Link,Samsung Link, Group Share, Photo Beam, HomeSync, Baby Monitor) Bionz X image processor, Fast Hybrid AF (179 PDAF and 25 CDAF points), Full HD 1080p60 movies, 11 fps burst mode, Wi-Fi with NFC, clean HDMI output