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Sony Officially Announces Rumored A6000 & New 70-200mm

By Anthony Thurston on February 11th 2014

The photos leaked online earlier today, and the rumors were true. Sony officially announced the new A6000 mirrorless camera just a short while ago. The new camera comes with some great features and a price that is hard to argue with. In addition to the new A6000, Sony also announced a new 70-200mm F/4-5.6G lens.

Sony A6000

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Sony A6000 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

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Sony 70-200mm F/4-5.6G


Sony 70-200mm F/4-5.6G Features

  • Full-Frame E-Mount Lens
  • Maximum Aperture: f/4.0
  • ED & Aspherical Elements
  • Nano AR Coating
  • Dual Linear Motor Autofocus System
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Dust and Moisture-Resistant Construction
  • Focus Hold and Range Limiter Controls
  • Removable Tripod Collar

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So, what is the verdict? Any thoughts on these new announcements from Sony?

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Jeff

    The camera specs look nice. The press release makes you think it’ll be the best camera in the universe so I’ll be waiting for official reviews ;)
    Although I’m pretty sure it’ll be well received.

    The lens seems nice too, a couple hundreds $$ more than Canon’s EF 70-200 f/4L IS USM but so are many other Sony lenses :(

    Still, the lack of lens selection and lack of features (even simple stuff like Auto ISO in M mode) makes me want to move to another brand (I’m a beginner shooting with NEX 5N).
    I’m looking for a nice not-too-big travel lens like Canon’s 18-135 IS STM (or Nikon’s 18-140 VR) but my only option is Sony’s 900$ 18-200. For the same price I can have both a T5i + 18-135 IS STM. Not sure I want to pay a thousand bucks on a lens that isn’t bad but isn’t great at anything either. Plus, I don’t need that much range either, the 18-135 is just perfect for me.

    So I’ll see in the next couple of months how the lens selection (and flashes) turns out but right now I’m almost off the Sony wagon.

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