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Sony Alpha 6000 Camera Has the ‘World’s Fastest Autofocus’

February 12, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Sony may be getting out of the PC and TV businesses, but it’s doubling down on cameras by strengthening its mirrorless offerings with a new model that the company claims has the world’s fastest autofocus. The Sony Alpha 6000 has a hybrid autofocus system that combines 179 points of phase detection with 25 points of contrast detection. I had a brief hands-on with the camera, and found it to be a pretty fast draw. Whether I pointed at targets that were bright, dark, close or distant, the camera locked on almost instantaneously. See also: 12 Most Cliché Photos on Instagram The Alpha 6000 is the successor to the NEX-6, but it’s more compact — another priority of Sony’s (at CES, the company debuted the “world’s smallest” mirrorless camera with Wi-Fi). Its body weight is just 12 ounces, and without a lens, it’s 1.8 inches thick.

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