Sony keeps on updating (and rebranding with dropping NEX in favor of A) its E-Mount cameras, and the successor to the NEX-6 is named A6000.
A6000 has a 24.3 APS-C Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor, new BIONX Image Processor, a 0.39″ 1,440k-Dot OLED EVF, and sports a Fast Hybrid AF system with 179 Phase-Detect Points which -according to Sony- makes it the fastest Autofocus camera in the market. Impressively, Sony A6000 can shoot up to 11fps with subject tracking. It will be interesting to compare the AF speed of A6000 to other class leading DSLR and mirrorless cameras to see how valid this claim really is.
The only downside that I can see compared to NEX-6 is the lower resolution and smaller EVF of A6000. The Sony A6000 will be available in April with a kit lens (16-50mm) for $800 or as a body-only for $650.
You can pre-order Sony A6000 here.
You can find the Sony A6000 vs NEX-6 vs NEX-7 Comparison here.
Sony A6000 Key Specs:
- 24.3MP APS-C Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor
- BIONZ X Image Processor
- Tru-Finder 0.39″ 1,440k-Dot OLED EVF
- 3.0″ 921k-Dot Xtra Fine Tilting LCD
- Full HD 1080i/p AVCHD Video at 24/60 fps
- Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
- Fast Hybrid AF & 179 Phase-Detect Points
- Up to 11 fps Shooting and ISO 25600
- Multi-Interface Shoe and Built-In Flash
- Auto Object Framing and Multi Frame NR
- Diffraction correction, area-specific noise reduction, and detail reproduction technology