Sony's New A6000 Has the Fastest Autofocus Yet

Looking to ditch your NEX-6? Sony has a new speed demon in town.

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Sony unveiled several new camera models today, including one that's receiving plenty of attention from Sony enthusiasts: the A6000. This NEX-6 and NEX-7 replacement sports a redesigned sensor that Sony is claiming provides the fastest autofocus in the world.

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The new Sony A6000 packs plenty of speed into this pint-sized package.

Powering that claim is Sony's Bionz X processor—the same unit found in the acclaimed full-frame A7 and A7R models—along with a new 24.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor. The sensor has 179 phase-detection autofocus points built in, enough to cover roughly 90% of the frame. Using those points, you can lock onto a subject in just 0.06 seconds, according to Sony.

The combination also allows for up to 11 frames per second continuous shooting while continuously focusing on a moving subject. Compare that to the NEX-6, which maxed out at 10 frames per second with focus locked on the first frame. We got some hands-on time with the new camera ahead of today's launch and came away very impressed by the improved speed numbers.

In fact, to read our full first impressions of the Sony A6000, please head right here.

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