The a6000 was my camera of the year in 2014 – I liked it so much that I bought one, and it hastened my exit from Canon. But these prices from Amazon and B&H are the best I’ve ever seen, even less than the asking price when I bought mine.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the Sony a6000 [B&H|Amazon] is the best stills/video hybrid for the price anywhere – and it actually punches nose-bleed high above its fighting weight, better in most ways for this purpose than a Canon 5D Mk III.
With a very good 24MP sensor, built-in WiFi and NFC, a growing roster of top-notch lenses, one of the fastest auto-focus systems anywhere irrespective of price – and a form factor that I prefer over all others — no wonder dpreview just named it Best Overall/Best Value in interchangeable lens cameras between $500 and $800, beating out cameras like the Nikon D3300 [B&H|Amazon], Canon Rebel T6i [B&H|Amazon], Panasonic Lumix G7 [B&H|Amazon], Olympus OM-D E-M10 II [B&H|Amazon].
With identical prices of $398 on B&H and Amazon for the body alone, I’ve never seen the price this low. As long as you’re not shooting 4K or shooting in the dark, you simply can’t do better unless you spend much, much more.
If you’ve been thinking about getting the a6000, now’s the time to do it.
(cover photo credit: snap from B&H)