Sony has just announced a bunch of new consumer cameras and as good as they are, none will have any significant impact on our video world, but on top comes the new Alpha 6000 which is replacing the NEX-6 and NEX-7 altogether.
The new autofocus system was demonstrated at cinema5D headquarters and let me tell you, there is surely something exciting to be looking forward for. (the new focus system should also work very well in video mode).
The focussing system tracks objects very accurately and it is working so fast that it’s hard to notice it’s an autofocus system – it’s time to rethink autofocus and reconsider it for video shooting.
Other strengths of this camera when it comes to video recording are its high quality OLED viewfinder, option to switch PAL/NTSC and clean HDMI output.
Unfortunately Sony decided to equip the new camera with the AVCHD codec and removed the mic/headphone in- and outputs altogether.
Another obstacle to the creative shooter is the fixed viewfinder position.
The camera will start selling during April 2014 and rest assured, we will publish footage as soon as possible.