Sony makes its best mirrorless camera faster, better, and smaller with the A6000

Sony’s in the midst of a reinvention of its camera lineup, and up next is one of the best mirrorless cameras on the market: the NEX-6 is being discontinued in favor of the new Alpha A6000. It’s the latest in Sony’s efforts to kill off its NEX line and organize everything under its Alpha brand, but the A6000 also represents a meaningful upgrade for the camera. It’s not retro-cool, or even especially handsome, but it continues Sony’s remarkable trend of shoving high-end hardware into smaller and smaller bodies. The A6000 has a 24.3-megapixel APS-C sensor that Sony assures me is different from the 24.3-megapixel APS-C sensor on Sony’s NEX-7, along with the latest Bionz X processor (the same one in the A7 and A7R).

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