• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.8 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Alpha ILCE-A6000
  • Nikon J5
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Predecessor: Sony NEX-6
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Nikon J4
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Successor: Sony A6100
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General
Model Number: A6000 J5
Alternate Model Number(s): ILCE-6000  
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: Yes No
Retail Price: $799.99 $499.95
Street Price: $614.00 $496.95
Date Available: 2014-04-15 2015-04-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 16.5 oz (468 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
12.2 oz (345 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.7 x 2.6 x 1.8 in.
(120 x 67 x 45 mm)
3.9 x 2.4 x 1.2 in.
(98 x 60 x 32 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony  
Effective Megapixels: 24.3 20.8
Sensor Format: APS-C 1 inch
Sensor size: 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm) 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 3.92 microns 2.37 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed None
Self-Cleaning: Yes Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: Yes Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 82 65
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 24.1 21.1
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 13.1 12.0
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,347 479
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 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)
5568 x 3712 (20.7 MP, 3:2),
4176 x 2784 (11.6 MP, 3:2),
2784 x 1856 (5.2 MP, 3:2),
9600 x 920 (8.8 MP, Other),
1536 x 9600 (14.7 MP, Other),
4800 x 920 (4.4 MP, Other),
1536 x 4800 (7.4 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.3), MPO (3D), RAW (compressed ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), Compressed 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 11.1 59.4
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 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)
3840x2160 (15p)
1920x1080 (60p/​30p)
1280x720 (60p/​30p)
1280x720 (120p)
800x296 (400p)
400x144 (1200p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio :Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC; XAVC S format added in firmware v2.00 MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with PCM audio
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: Sony E Nikon 1
Lens: Sony SELP1650 PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS; 9 elements in 8 groups, 4 aspheric surfaces 1 Nikkor 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR PD-Zoom
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 75mm 27 - 81mm
Focal Length (actual): 16 - 50mm 10 - 30mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.13x 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - f/22 (W) / f/5.6 - f/36 (T); 7-blade circular aperture f/3.5 (W)- f/5.6 (T) - f/16 with 7-blade rounded aperture
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 40.5mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x; up to 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom  
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Hybrid Contrast/Phase Detection: Wide (179 points phase-detection AF, 25 points contrast-detection AF), Zone, Center, Flexible Spot (Small / Medium / Large) Hybrid AF (phase detection/contrast-detect AF): Single-point AF: 171 focus areas, the center 105 areas support phase-detection AF; Auto-area AF: 41 focus areas; Subject tracking; Face-priority AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: EVF / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: 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 No
EVF Resolution: 1,440,000 dots n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent): 0.70x  
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed): 1.07x  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px) 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 16.7x  
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 25600 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100 160
ISO Settings: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600; 51200 available with MFNR Auto, 160 - 12800
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: 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 Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset Manual (custom); All except preset manual with fine tuning
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/16000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1200-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Spot Matrix, Center-weighted (4.5mm), Spot (2mm centered on selected AF area)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur, HDR, Sweep Panorama Scene Mode: Sports, Portrait, Night Landscape, Landscape, Night Portrait, Close-up; HDR, Easy Panorama, Soft, Miniature Effect, Selective Color, Cross Process, Toy Camera Effect, Nostalgic Sepia, Pop, Retro, High-contrast Monochrome, Fisheye, Skin softening and Cross Screen; Best Moment Capture (Active Selection, Slow View and Smart Photo Selector); Motion Snapshot
Self Timer: 2 , 10, 10 (3 or 5 frames) seconds 2, 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Off, Fill-flash, Rear sync, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction: On/Off Auto, auto + red-eye reduction, fill flash, fill flash + slow sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction + slow sync, rear-curtain sync, rear curtain + slow sync, off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 6.0 m / 19.7 ft. 5.0 m / 16.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent GN=5m (ISO 100) or 6.3m (ISO 160); Range is lens aperture dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 1/60
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Multi Interface Shoe n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: No  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC
UHS Support: UHS-I UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: RAW (compressed ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG Compressed 12-bit NEF RAW, RAW+JPG
Movie File Format: AVCHD 2.0 / MP4; Audio :Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC; XAVC S format added in firmware v2.00 MOV H.264/MPEG-4 AVC with PCM audio
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: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional wired, IR or Wi-FI Via Wi-Fi
Connections (extended): Micro (Type-D) HDMI, Multi Interface Shoe, Multi Micro USB Micro (Type D) HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.51 <0.3
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.48  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.44 <0.3
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 11.1 59.4
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 47 20
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 11.1 59.4
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 22 20
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 11.1 61.3
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 21 20
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.15 seconds 0.07 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.143 seconds 0.053 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.42 seconds 0.29 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.022 seconds 0.052 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes): Full AF lag, Multi-area AF mode = 0.151s  
Startup Time: 2.2 seconds 2.0 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 0.8 seconds 0.4 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 2.3 seconds 1.8 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 360 shots 250 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF): 310 shots  
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-FW50 Proprietary EN-EL24
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary EN-EL24 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No Yes
Internal Charging Supported: Yes No
Software
Included Software: Software CD-ROM (Image Data Converter 4, Remote Camera Control, PlayMemories Home) View NX-i
OS Compatibility: Windows Vista SP2/7 SP1/8, Mac OS X v10.6-10.8 Windows 7/8/8.1, 32 or 64-bit; Mac OS X 10.8.5+, 64-bit only
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 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 New 20.8-megapixel BSI 1-inch CMOS sensor, EXPEED 5A image processor, 20fps burst mode with continuous AF (60fps with AF fixed), 4K video at 15fps, tilting touchscreen LCD, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC. Available in silver and black, silver and white and all black in multiple kit configurations.