Sony A6000 sensor review: Little wonder

By Kevin Carter - Wednesday April 09 2014

Sensor Review
Introduction | Sony A6000: High sensor performance | Sony A6000 versus Sony NEX-6 versus Sony NEX-7: Incremental Improvement | Sony A6000 versus Panasonic Lumix GH-4 versus Olympus OM-D E-M1 | Conclusion

Sony A6000 versus Sony NEX-6 versus Sony NEX-7: Incremental Improvement

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Pitched against its predecessor the 16-Mpix NEX-6 and the yet to be replaced 24-Mpix NEX-7 the new sensor has some incremental improvements in performance.

Color depth and dynamic range are close between the three – there’s only a marginal improvement in color sensitivity over the NEX-6 and a slight drop in DR at base against the NEX-7 (albeit that DR is improved at higher ISOs on the new model) and there’s a slight improvement in low-light performance of around a +1/3 of a stop.