Samples pictures from the Sony Alpha 6000 with the kit lens, E PZ 16-50mm. All photos are unedited and were taken handheld. Full size versions of every image are available if you go to the image URL and remove the dimensions or “-scaled” part from the end of the URL.
- Camera: Sony Alpha 6000
- Lens: E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS
- License: All our photos are licensed under Creative Commons, CC BY 4.0.
This means they can be used for free for any purpose with an image credit.
Sony’s Alpha 6000 is a mirrorless digital camera that comes with a versatile 16mm-50mm lens. The main drawback of this lens is the maximum aperture, at f3.5-5.6 this lens is not well suited to low light handheld photography or extreme background blur which you might want for portraiture. The aperture is variable from f3.5 to f5.6, at 16mm f3.5 is possible and this increases with the focal length.
The base ISO for this body is 100 which can create some impressively sharp images in good light. Overall, I’m super pleased with this camera and the results you can see here. It’s a relatively inexpensive way to get started with photography. The mirrorless body is light and easy to carry around.
With some cheap plastic extension tubes you can easily turn this setup to macro photography. See some samples here.