This is the Sony α6000 camera (pictures and specifications)

In addition to the five new compact cameras, Sony will also announce the α6000 mirrorless model (former NEX). Here are the specifications:

  • 24.3MP Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
  • Image processing engine BIONZ X
  • Monitor 921,000 dot 3.0-inch, tiltable
  • Kit lens: 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS

Via Digicame-infoDRphotorumor

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  • Eric Calabros

    Smartphone makers are going to announce their flagships with 2.5k resolution display, and camera makers still stick to ancient 921,000 dot

    • I would say that the requirements for a Smartphone display and a camera display are different, there are some things that are quite important for a camera that they are just an extra if you get it right on smartphones, not to account that a smartphone with a great display costs a lot, who would buy a entry-level mid-level camera with an extra cost just because of the Display resolution if you don’t really need that much?

      I think that resolution and refresh rate are much more important for EVF than rear displays, the more important part for is probably color accuracy and bright sunlight viewing capabilities rather than just resolution, you have peaking and magnification for focusing anyway.

      • Eric Calabros

        Nobody test camera displays contrast, color accuracy, outdoor brightness, black level, viewing angel, etc, as Anandtech test smartphone displays. othewise, I bet a fact would be revealed: even a $600 iPhone could beat many of them!
        Camera makers, as I know them, think this way: you shoot jpeg? so you probably don care about color accuracy. you shoot raw? so you probably have a calibrated monitor on your desk. so why bother?

        • Ok but why do you really need such a high-res 3″ display? They are pushing it forward for EVF and as I see it, that’s the right way to go. The rear display is just a guide and even if you had higher resolution that wouldn’t really help you focusing better since you don’t shoot it with your eyes glued to the screen.

          A smartphone is a very different product than a camera with different needs and for smartphones, the screen is much more important than it’s for a camera, why expend an extra $50~$100 on a screen when you could do so with the EVF, sensor and processing?

          And that not counting how a higher-res display drains more battery, when most of the time you are just checking the picture you just took or framing and if you want to see the details you just press zoom, and those are details that you wouldn’t be able to see even if you had double the resolution if you don’t press the zoom anyway.

          The question remains, why is a higher res rear display is so important? I’ve seen people complaining about EVF resolution, refreshrate, lag, etc. But I’ve never seen someone that bothered by the rear display. And I still can’t see how the pros of having it overwhelms the cons like cost, battery life, etc. For instance, filmmakers, guys that depends more on the display, they go for a bigger and better external display and those are not cheap. Is there really a need for you or just a wish?

          • Eric Calabros

            – I dont agree that all video guys go and buy external monitor,especially in a6000/D5300/700D segment of the market wich is very budget sensitive
            – more battery drain syndrom is also present in smartphones, while they are more space/weight restricted for using bigger batteries than cameras
            – higher resolution display means smaller fonts, so more dens menu, so less scroll. also means more detailed thumbnails, so less zoom in, so less navigation.

            However, beside my need or wish, camera makers should work on it, cause its a selling point: Our camera shows your great looking photos crisper! I don know how their marketing guys ignor that

          • I didn’t really say all video guys, I meant simply that when the resolution and size is a sensitive matter enough, they use an external monitor. I do videos as well but for me, the display is more than enough for both framing and focusing.

            All the points you made still doesn’t sound like something more important than investing in EVF, processing and sensor tech. And if you pass more time on the menus than shooting, somethng else is wrong, not the display.

            At some point they will assess that, but I can’t see that as such priority. I would rather have a quicker camera with better sensitivity and better EVF than a high-res display.

            Even more if you account that 300dpi is more than enough and smartphone manufacturers are going for much more than that, more than 400dpi. So, in the end, that’s much more about marketing rather than real need. That’s a feat to differentiate it as a high-end phone but for cameras, that’s really not on top of the list.

    • mooh

      Soon too the 1,440,000 dot ones will be “obsolete”.

      Charm of the number consumer society brings alone right?

  • I don’t get this, there are rumors about a high-end APS-C E-mount and how Sony claims this is the successor of both NEX-6/7? They will call the next one A7000 and weather seal it and say it’s not NEX-7 successor because they changed the design? I still want to know if there will really be this higher end – AND EFF LENSES – and more importantly, will it have IBIS?

    • ovas

      Sorry no IBIS on e-mount camras – ever!

    • pavel

      IBIS is the only thing stopping me from buying Sony. Hopefully Sony sometimes read these discussion to know there is enough people that prefer useful functions over super thin bodies.

      • soni

        E-mount is also available in DSLR like camera(A3000). It’s the only model of its class so far, but Sony will definitely make more of it. You know Sony. Released more cameras than lenses.

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