Sony A6000 & A5000-Slightly Faster & Better

When Sony in autumn 2012 released their NEX-6 as there were many who were impressed by the performance. Now Sony has released the sequel A6000 and the simpler model A5000 – and at the same time, scrapped the NEX in the model name.

Do you have squeezed on Sony NEX-6, you will instantly recognize you in A6000. The sequel, however, has been more on the inside than the outside, a lot of improvements – and even worse. A5000 has some similarities with the big brother A6000, but lacks more of technology the candy and is designed to be simpler – and of course even cheaper.

In Sony A6000 sits a sensor at 24 Megapixels with an iso range of between 100 and 25600 iso, while the A5000 may be content with 20 megapixels and an iso range up to 16000 iso. On the video front, however, has slightly better specs A6000 – same as the NEX-6 – with the ability to record video in 1080/60 p.

Design and controls

Sony has changed little from NEX-6 model, and seems quite happy with it myself, I agree with – both A6000 and A5000 is nicely in the hand and is comfortable to hold, although A6000 is slightly better for, say, shooting with one hand – it has a larger grip, which I see as a plus.

Button feeling is good also, and in the classic fine Sony standard. In contrast, A6000 we find quite a few more buttons and controls, including the thumbwheel adjustment of aperture and shutter, and the selector knob. The A5000 set instead in the program in the camera, and adjust Aperture or shutter on the somewhat taffligare swivel wheel at the back. Thus, it is this that makes the difference in speed in the handling of the camera settings: it is very nimble, better and easier on the A6000. You also have other opportunities to use the buttons on the A6000 compared with the A5000 to change feature settings.

Screen and viewfinder – the difference

But perhaps the biggest differences between both a6000, a5000, and the older nex-6, is the viewfinder and screen. Screen of 3 inches and 920 thousand pixels of a6000 has the same tilt of ineligibility as of the nex-6, with 45 degrees downward and 90 degrees upward. A5000 has a slightly lower resolution of its 3-inch screen on the 460 thousand pixels, and screen can only turn 180 degrees upward, which is good for example, to film yourself, but more difficult if you are going to shoot over a crowd.

Image quality of screen on A6000 is good, but the picture is somewhat dark despite setting on high brightness, and it is not so quick to change their brightness between photo in faint environment and bright environment. The screen of the A5000 has worse image, and has a much narrower angle of view. However, it has a better brightness. None of the screens so scoop full pot, and something of a disadvantage may be that the screen surface has 16:9 ratio, which is very good to watch those movies you recorded, but the worse for images – which feels minor with the black edge of the pages.

Sony A5000 has no viewfinder at all, while the electronic viewfinder with A6000 has a resolution of 1.44 million pixels – which is actually a deterioration compared to the NEX-6: ans viewfinder on 2.36 million pixels. The viewfinder is generally very good, but compared to the NEX6 so it is a visible difference. And one thing that I unfortunately disrupt me on is that it looks a bit how the image flickers in that it is updated. Not full pot here either.

Generally feels both cameras very good to shoot with. I like the speed of the sliders of a6000, and thumb are worth much in rapid situations. But at the same time, I also like the simplicity of the unadorned a5000, when only photographs, and not going on themselves digging Spirit among a lot of adjustments.

In the menus, you’ll find similar options in both cameras, with scene selection and settings of intelligent choice of scene mode that camera itself determines. On the other hand, are considerably much faster for A6000 sports photography in 11 images per second, vs. A5000, which offers 4 frames per second. In this way we know it clatters to the real of A6000 if you need speed – it’s the real difference.

Do you shoot in the dark, so is the built-in multishot feature of A6000 exciting, that lets you take multiple photos in 51200 iso which are then added together and brusreduceras to an image. Generally, there are many settings to make in both cameras for those who want to cave down into specifics, or, for example, connect your mobile phone via wifi. A6000 also nfc for fast pairings of camera and smartphone.

The auto focus is something that Sony themselves talked some about A6000. And the fact is that it is the right fine — the sensor has both contrast and phase detecting auto focus, where the latter has 179 points which cover over 90% of the sensor surface. And it makes a difference. The focus is fast and good at all times, and the following autofocus is really good. A5000 is good the with, but not nearly as fast.

Image quality and conclusion

We see similarities with A6000 NEX-7 (which has the same resolution) when it comes to image quality, with much the same result as jpeg images. In short, this is good. A5000 is tight during in picture quality, but the difference is not so great, although the lower resolution in itself contributes to a slightly lower figure than in A6000.