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Sony Alpha a6000 Interchangeable Lens Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens

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  • Capture life in high resolution with 24MP APS-C sensor
  • Compact & lightweight Mirrorless DSLR for everyday use
  • Easy and intuitive controls help you shoot like a pro
  • Smartphone remote control & sharing via NFC & Wi-Fi
  • What you see is what you get with an OLED Viewfinder
  • Convenient features: Tilt LCD
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  • Product Dimensions: 4.7 x 1.8 x 2.6 inches ; 12.2 ounces
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #281 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 12, 2014

Product Description

Color: Black | Style: With 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens

From the Manufacturer

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Clearly Faster. Test the limits of your creativity with the premium mirrorless camera that’s focused on speed. Every artistic shot you take—from fast-action to candid—benefits from 24.3MP detail and the world’s fastest auto focus6. It’s compact and easy to use at about half the size and weight of a conventional DSLR.


High Resolution 24MP APS-C Sensor

Get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements thanks to the newly developed 24.3 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor. It has higher resolution than most DSLRs and adopts the same gapless on-chip lens structure as Sony's Premium Full Frame a7R Camera for ultimate image quality and light sensitivity.

Ultra-fast Response

Capture the perfect moment - the a6000 realizes 11 frames per second continuous shooting with AF (Auto Focus) tracking by making the most of the wide-area 179-point phase-detection AF sensor. It's the world's fastest AF in an interchangeable lens camera. Even when dealing with a moving subject the a6000's superb moving-subject tracking performance ensures you get the shot during still or video capture.

What You See is What You Get

View every scene in rich detail on the high contrast 1.4M dot Tru-Finder OLED Electronic Viewfinder. It delivers 100% frame coverage with an approximately 33° viewing angle for corner-to-corner visibility. Not only that, the viewfinder displays what will appear in your images and videos, including the effects of your camera settings so you can fine-tune focus and preview your shots before you take the picture.

Easy and Intuitive Controls

Despite its small size, the a6000 gives you full DSLR control and immediate access to the functions you need to shoot like a pro. Two dials on top and a rear-mounted control wheel allow quick selection of shooting modes and camera settings. In addition to the Fn button, there's seven customizable buttons, which can be assigned any of 474 functions.

Connect to your Smartphone via WiFi and NFC

Sharing your gorgeous photos with your family and social networks has never been easier. Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to control your camera with your compatible smartphone or tablet and the PlayMemories Camera Apps5. Frame your shot on your device's LCD, snap the shutter, and then transfer the images directly to your mobile device for quick editing and uploading. And with NFC (near field communication) technology, connecting has never been easier. Simply tap the camera to an NFC-enabled device, and you're ready to shoot and share without wires or hassles.

Stunning Low Light Photos

Enjoy 20% higher sensitivity than the 2011 Camera of the Year Winner, NEX-7. Thanks to the newly developed Exmor CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor, you get stunning detail in in low light from ISO range 100 – 25000. And for an additional burst of light, the a6000 features a pop-up flash and a standard hot shoe for additional flash accessories.

Additional Features

Full HD Output

Record movie-theater quality video with ease. Capture Full 1920 x 1080 HD uncompressed clean-screen video files with external recording devices via an HDMI connection in 60p and 60i frame rates. Record movie-theater quality video with ease. Selectable in-camera AVCHD codec frame rates include super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p, while MP4 codec is also available for smaller files for easier upload to the web.

Better Images through BIONZ X Processing

The new BIONZ X image processor faithfully reproduces textures and details in real time via extra high-speed processing capabilities delivering true-to-life images - as seen by the naked eye. It enables greater natural detail, richer tonal gradations, lower noise and more realistic images whether you shoot stills or video.

PlayMemories Camera Apps

Personalize your camera by adding new features of your choice with PlayMemories Camera Apps. PlayMemories Camera Apps offers a variety of apps to enhance your photos without ever needing advance photo editing skills. Choose apps for portraits, detailed close-ups, sports, time lapse, motion shot and more. Use apps that shoot, share and save photos using Wi-Fi that make it easy to control and view your camera from smartphone, and post photos directly to Facebook or backup images to the cloud without connecting to a computer5.

Cover Every Shooting Angle

Snap shots high over crowds or down low to capture a pet's eye view with the tiltable 3.0" (921k dots) Xtra Fine LCD Display that boasts a range of movement of approximately up 90° and down 45°. Easily scroll through menus and preview life thanks to WhiteMagic technology that dramatically increases visibility in bright daylight. The large display delivers brilliant-quality still images and movies while enabling easy focusing operation.

The Fastest Focusing Camera in the World

Enhanced Fast Hybrid auto focus combines speedy phase-detection AF with highly accurate contrast-detection AF, which has been accelerated through a new Spatial Object Detection algorithm, to achieve among the fastest autofocusing performance of any interchangeable lens camera in the world6. First, phase-detection AF with 179 densely placed phase-detection AF points swiftly and efficiently moves the lens to bring the subject nearly into focus. Then contrast-detection AF with wide AF coverage fine-tunes the focusing in the blink of an eye.

New Eye AF control

Thanks to extremely accurate eye detection, faces will be sharply focused - even when capturing a subject partially turned away from the camera and with a shallow depth of field – as the camera can prioritize a single pupil. A green frame appears over the prioritized eye when focus has been achieved for easy confirmation. Eye AF can be used when the function is assigned to a customizable button, allowing users to instantly activate it depending on the scene.

4K Still image output by HDMI8 or Wi-Fi for viewing on 4K TVs

Enjoy Ultra High Definition slide shows directly from the camera to a compatible 4K television. The α6000 converts images for optimized 4K image size playback (8MP). Enjoy expressive rich colors and amazing detail like never before. Images can be viewed via an optional HDMI.

Compatible with Sony's E-Mount Lens System

To take advantage of its lightweight on-the-go body, the α6000 is compatible with Sony’s E-mount lens system and expanded line of E-mount compact and lightweight lenses - perfect for the traveler or street photographer.

Picture Effects

The α6000 includes 17 effects that can be applied to photos or movies, giving you the means to vastly expand your artistic repertoire. The ability to view effects in real-time on the LCD screen before the shot lets you experiment with different looks until you are satisfied with the result.

Innovation from every angle




Sensor Type

Viewfinder Type

Frame Per Second

Video Resolution

LCD Screen



Up to 25,600

36.4MP 35mm Full-Frame sensor

2.4M dot XGA Tru-Finder OLED EVF

Up to 4 FPS

Full HD 1080 60p/60i/24p

3" tiltable LCD



Up to 25,600

24.3MP 35mm Full-Frame sensor

2.4M dot XGA Tru-Finder OLED EVF

Up to 5 FPS

Full HD 1080 60p/60i/24p

3" tiltable LCD



Up to 409,600

12.4MP 35mm Full-Frame sensor

2.4M dot XGA Tru-Finder OLED EVF

Up to 5 FPS

Full HD and 4K QFHD

3” tiltable LCD



Up to 25,600

24.3MP APS-C HD sensor

1.4M dot Tru-Finder OLED EVF

Up to 11 FPS

Full HD 1080 60p/60i/24p

3" tiltable LCD



Up to 25,600

16.1MP APS-C HD sensor

2359K dot XGA Tru-Finder OLED EVF

Up to 10 FPS

Full HD 1080 60p/60i/24p

3" tiltable LCD



Up to 25,600

16.1MP APS-C sensor


Up to 10 FPS

Full HD 1080 60p/60i/24p

3" flip up tiltable touch LCD



Up to 16,000

20.1MP APS-C HD sensor


Up to 4 FPS

Full HD 1080/60i/24p or 1080/30p MP4 movies

3" flip up tiltable touch LCD



Up to 16,000

16.1MP APS-C sensor


Up to 4 FPS

Full HD 1080/60i/24p or 1080/30p MP4 movies

3" flip up tiltable touch LCD



Up to 16,000

20.1MP APS-C sensor

200K dot QVGA Tru-Finder EVF

Up to 3.5 FPS

Full HD 1080/60i/24p or 1080/30p MP4 movies

3" LCD

1. Among interchangeable-lens digital cameras equipped with an APS-C image sensor as of February 12, 2014. Measured using CIPA internal measurement method with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens mounted, Pre-AF off and viewfinder in use.

2. Not supported in some regions.

3. Records in up to 29 minutes segments.

4. Some functions can only be assigned to certain buttons.

5. Requires an active 802.11 Wi-Fi network (802.11n recommended) or PlayMemories Mobile app installed on compatible Android or iOS device. PlayMemories camera apps require download with existing Sony Entertainment Network account. Download available in all countries/areas where Sony Entertainment Network is available.

6. Among interchangeable-lens digital cameras equipped with an APS-C image sensor as of February 12, 2014, based on Sony research. Measured using internal method with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens mounted. CIPA guideline compliant.

2014 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, BIONZ, Exmor, PlayMemories Camera Apps and the Sony logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. HDMI is a trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. Sony is not responsible for typographical and photographic errors. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Product Description

79-point focal plane phase-detection AF sensor. The compact, lightweight camera delivers superb image quality - via newly developed 24.3-effective-megapixel (approx.) Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processing engine - as well as highly intuitive operation thanks to an OLED Tru-Finder and two operation dials.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Image quality is exceptional, with very low noise, excellent dynamic range, and rich colours, even without post-processing the RAW files in Lightroom or DXO (which I always… Read more ›
Truly a joy to use, and the pictures are amazing! The apps are cool too! Read more ›
I will say this is the best camera I have owned, and I have owned many. the last camera was a Canon 7D, great but too big. this camera does more, smaller and the shots are… Read more ›
I am pleased to say I love this camera. The quality of images is outstanding with the large sensor and high mega pixel count. The camera packs a lot of features to it. Read more ›
I sold all my previous camera to get a smaller gear…God, I am so happy with the Sony a6000: photos quality is excellent, and what is great all of them are good to keep. D… Read more ›
The camera is great; the lens only mediocre. Great quality pictures, yet it hardly has any zoom. I do recommend getting another lens, if you want more than better tourist… Read more ›
It's up to now the best interchangeable camera. The focus is really fast. Interface and control as easy as a DSLR. Read more ›
- Autofocus, focus tracking is excellent. Is it 5d3 good? Read more ›
The focus system is amazing!! I think it is faster than my eye!! Read more ›
very good camera, it took me a while to master most of the functionality and…the focus is fast and it took impressive video clips with no noticeable out of focus at all. Read more ›
For $600 you get: 24 megapixels of Sony APS-C sensor goodness. Fast focus. Crazy-fast shooting even with RAW+JPG. Read more ›
By far my favorite lens for the a6000 (or NEX 7) is the Zeiss / Sony 24mm f1.8. Bright, sharp, good autofocus, low distortion, excellent whether light is bright or dim. The… Read more ›
This camera is nearly perfect. Ease of use and features are the best I ever had. Blows away my previous sony A57, and is better than the sony RX 100 MIII used at my job. Read more ›
Takes great pics - rapid fire mode is great for getting pics of the kids. Read more ›
Low light capabilities seem about the same as the NEX 5T…Also the multi-frame noise reduction ISO setting works REALLY well for decreasing noise in those high ISO shots. Read more ›
The controls are easy to use, and fairly intuitive. The menu system is vast. Read more ›
Without getting into the specifics that many other reviewers enjoy writing about, I'll say that it does…Among these advantages, the improved menu and autofocus stood out. Read more ›
The view finder on the A6000 was clear and sharp and I actually prefer it to the NEX 7 view…The A6000 has an easier to use menu system which is also superior to the NEX 7. Read more ›
Overall, the quality of pics with the zeiss 16-70 lens attached is stunning. I am super happy with the results and I finally feel like I have a digital camera in my hands… Read more ›
I would give this review 5 stars but I have to buy another OEM battery…What started out as a $698 body, I was well into it at about $1400 because I got the 35mm fast lens. Read more ›
I will admit the button placement on the A6000 is…Also, the cost of the Sony with an excellent lens like the Zeis 2.8 12MM is far less than the V3 with an excellent lens. Read more ›
I put all my eggs in one basket, went all out. Purchased the camera with the lens kit plus two other lenses for it. I purchased it to take on a trip this summer. Read more ›
Also, SEL1650 is not super sharp lens (which is normal, because it is small zoom lens and you can't beat the laws of physic), if you are pixel peeper you will see it right… Read more ›
Oh, I also got the Sony SELP-18200 (18-200 mm) lens. Although it's a compact lens, it still makes the a6000 look like a bandaid on the back of it. Read more ›
Fun once again to take pictures and not have to try so hard. I find its easy to use and change settings. Hope this will last a long time because I intend to buy into the… Read more ›
I just want to say that if you're looking for a lightweight, easy to use camera (under $1,000 with a good lens) that satisfies even the most discerning photographer's eye -… Read more ›
If anything, I wish they wouldn't have downgraded the EVF resolution (it is clearly visible) and…Overall still pretty impressive, and much easier to operate than the NEX-6 Read more ›
I actually prefered the old NEX-6 form but the difference is not important. The dual control dials on top are very well laid out and easy to use. The new menu system is a… Read more ›
As you might imagine, with all of its capabilities it takes some time to figure it out but it's a great camera, easy to use if you're just taking basic photos (and… Read more ›
- Coming from Canon's interface, I had a hard time finding what I…- The EVF, although a downgrade from the NEX-6, is serviceable and great for using in bright conditions Read more ›
I have been blown away with image quality. Video is pretty good again improved by the great auto focus. Very versatile little camera. Read more ›
The good news is that there are a lot of…There are some good YouTube videos as well as a good e-book by Gary Friedman (http://www.friedmanarchives.com/alpha6000/index.htm). Read more ›
The a6000 is extremely capable & fun to use. The video quality is a surprise - super clean & crisp HD video. Menu is easy to navigate and loaded with features! Read more ›
The photo quality with the included lens is amazing, video quality, even in low light situations is equally amazing, since it takes full 1080p video, in either AVCHD or… Read more ›
- Live histogram is helpful (but not much) - I am not a videography guy, but I didn't like the video. Its image stabilization works well for video, but sound is horrible. Read more ›
I shot quite few clips before heading into my daughters dance…I do like the video quality esp in limited light compared to previous NEX and Canon HD camcorder I have. M… Read more ›
What you get for the price is simply amazing. For the average advanced amateur/semi-pro like myself, the A6000 will do everything you need and far more, and you'll want to… Read more ›
I mean, I would love a new Zeiss prime, but for the cost of a 60" LED TV? I believe this is a superb price point/value for what it is. Read more ›
Simply an amazing value - SO much camera for your money. Read more ›
The lcd screen had fingerprints & smudges, the time/date had been set, the eyecup had already been…When paying full price,minus a dollar, I expect a factory fresh item. Read more ›
The A6000 is a great value but I returned it. I had the camera for several days before returning it to the local Retail Buy store. Read more ›
- Fast, fast, fast auto focus with the right lens. - GREAT hardware and a solid value. - 24.3 MP of details in a tiny camera that you can take everywhere it's so small. Read more ›
The Sony Alpha A6000 provides an abundant range of features, including a tilting 3" screen, an exceptional electronic viewfinder, and 24 megapixel sensor. Noise level is… Read more ›
I also own an NEX 5R, and…I like the viewfinder, but not having one is not a deal-breaker for me as I have never had a problem using the screen on the back of the camera. Read more ›
The feel of this camera in my hand is good. I like the viewfinder plus the tilt screen. There are 10 major selections on the thumb-wheel and of course many options under… Read more ›
- The electronic viewfinder is okay (but not great). I do not use it (because I like the real viewfinders of DSLR). Even my wife didn't like it; she ended up in using the… Read more ›
Much higher bit rate and much better video quality. Ofcourse I still love the View Finder on A6000. Read more ›
Upgraded from a 2010 NEX 5 and love the viewfinder, and higher Rez and my old lenses work fine, much faster focus. Read more ›
First, the picture quality is outstanding with the stock lens. Compared to my Nikon, the size is amazing too. I think it is pocketable in cargo shorts with a pancake lens. Read more ›
Worked wonderfully. The size is perfect for a small fanny pack I wore in front which was so accessible for photo taking. Bought a nice wrist strap for safety in using it. Read more ›
Feel: It was a nice surprise to see the a6000 looks and feels like a solid, high quality camera considering it's relatively compact size. It has a good grip for taking… Read more ›
Original Posting: The usual…I had upgraded from a Nikon D80 a few years ago and really appreciated the full sensor size and the much better low light on the Canon. I… Read more ›
It’s got a good size to it, plenty of controls and easy to navigate menus that allow you to grow into the camera, a viewfinder that’s unassumingly tucked away into the body… Read more ›
Very impressive auto focus that never seems to be searching or fishing around for a focus point, it just jumps to it. Full size 24mp APSC sensor, as big as a full size SLR G… Read more ›
I really wish it had a touch screen like…The articulating screen is nice, but I prefer the screen that goes all the way to 180 degrees for taking selfies when on vacation. Read more ›
Flash choices are not easily accessible on body...you have to go into menu to…The screen is not bright enough and it is difficult to see what you are trying to photograph. Read more ›
When reviewing images the on-screen image is pretty darn small. The screen itself is functional, bright, and effective; but the aspect ratio is a head scratcher. Also… Read more ›
The feel of this camera in my hand is good. I like the viewfinder plus the tilt screen. There are 10 major selections on the thumb-wheel and of course many options under… Read more ›
However, I wish that, like the A77 that it would fold inward so that the glass is not exposed. Also, it would have been nice if the LCD was a touch screen. Read more ›
Good low-light handling. Very clear digital viewfinder looks almost as good as the screen. Optional zebra stripes for overexposure, and focus peaking. Read more ›
The flash and selector wheel / enter button feels & sounds cheap plastic. If you use the power zoom during video, the screeching zoom noise is clearly audible. There are… Read more ›
It has lots of…I have bought also the 50mm f.8 and the 35mm f.18 which are both great, and the 55-210 mm zoom that is the perfect complement for the 16-50mm kit zoom. Read more ›
I shoot through the 18-200 Sony lens and it's exceptional. I'd love to see what they could come up with for a nicer long zoom lens. So far it's been worth every penny. Read more ›
It has lots of customizable options, so you have to study a bit the manual, but once you get it, it is a great camera, very fast to use, and with the compact power zoom, it… Read more ›
It's…After the first full charge, I got only 140 shots, I thought it could be because of going through menus and few other things like zoom, EVF, image review and so on. Read more ›
So far a great camera. The color is very vivid and the pictures are quite nice. I won't have to do to much touching up in photoshop with these pictures. Read more ›
I would caution that the 16-50mm power zoom, while…The out of camera jpg's correct for the lens distortion and look very nice, with rich colors and a large dynamic range. Read more ›
- speaking of smooth and shiny colors, the MI (multi-interface) shoe and lens mount were both finished in a 'dull' silver on my otherwise black NEX-6. These are both black… Read more ›
Image and video quality - it's excellent, very sharp, rich colors. This is a significant step up from my older DSLR. Read more ›
At low ISO in good light, all three produce spectacular detail with excellent color. the A6000's AWB with CFL or incandescent lighting is hit and miss but that is true for… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

147 of 151 people found the following review helpful By iburke on May 1, 2014
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Let me start this review with some background of my photography experience. (Short story, I am an amateur, skip to “PROS” section)

I bought a Nikon D40 and had it for several years before selling it in college and I was short on cash. Ever since then I’ve been relegated to my various cell phone cameras. I always had intentions of buying back into the hobbyist camera space at some point, and with an upcoming trip to Europe this summer, there was no time like the present to make a purchase.

I had set a budget for myself that basically put my sights on the OM-D E-M10 and the Sony A6000, sans kit lens and spending the money (well worth it, we’ll get to that in a bit) to get a fast prime near the 50mm equivalent range.

I never got a hold of an E-M10, so I will not compare the two, but will say that the APS-C sensor size of the A6000 was a key point for me. Without stirring the micro four thirds vs. the world debate, for me, sensor size still means something. Reality is that for the hobbyist, honestly, I don’t think you can choose incorrectly.

The purchase was an A6000 (body only) with the well-reviewed SEL35F18 lens. I am forgoing the kit lens and intend to fill out my lens set (eventually) with the SEL1018 and another mid-range zoom. I cannot emphasize enough how great the SEL35F18 lens is. I am in love with it, and I think that it will really teach me to shoot correctly, rather than lean on the “zoom” crutch. If you have the extra cash, I would highly recommend this kit as a great starting point.

I am not a professional, I have not taken photography courses, so I will cover the camera from the perspective of a guy looking to take photography to the next level. Let’s dig on in…

-The A6000 is small.
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116 of 124 people found the following review helpful By JeffT on April 22, 2014
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Having pre-ordered and purchased this as an upgrade to a NEX-6, here are some initial impressions:

First off, the biggest improvement by far is the autofocus. They're not kidding - it is fast. DSLR fast. Even in low light situations that would leave the leave the NEX hopelessly hunting for focus, it can lock on. Focus seems very accurate as well.

Other enhancements:

+ More ISO Choices: The NEX-6 ISO settings were in 1-stop increments - 100/200/400/800/etc. The A6000 offers 1/3-stop increments: 100/125/160/200/etc. I'm sure this will come in handy. In addition, it offers multi-frame NR as an additional option when selecting auto-ISO (though this option is not available when shooting in RAW/JPG mode)

+ Better menu system: It is now much easier to use, and resembles the menu system of the RX100. I was able to get the camera set to my liking in a fraction of the time that it would have taken with the NEX-6, even today after using it for over a year and nearly 10,000 shots.

+ Better low-light performance: Shooting back-to-back with the NEX-6, the A6000 yields much cleaner JPG output at a given ISO. I haven't yet had a chance to look at RAW.

+ Burst mode: WOW. Continuous Shooting drive mode now offers three modes: lo/mid/hi. Speed priority is no longer there, I presume because of the much faster image processor and autofocus renders it unnecessary. On "Lo" it feels about the same as the NEX. On "Hi" it is like a chain gun.

+ The viewfinder: Yes, I think it is an upgrade. I could not discern any lower resolution, but it definitely is faster on the refresh and better in low light.
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99 of 107 people found the following review helpful By A. Koenig on May 4, 2014
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Major update:

I made my first long backpacking adventure in the Ansel Adams wilderness with the Sony A6000 camera. Wow, what a beautiful place! 8 days hiking and about 800 photos - well actually 1,700 but many of them are bracketed pictures. Anyway a great test in real world conditions.

Most importantly I was able to capture great photos! I shifted between manual, aperture, shutter, auto ISO, bracketed exposure and all the other settings seamlessly. I even switched between two lenses while on the trail! A fixed 19mm to the 55-210mm lens (I did not bring the 16-50mm Sony lens since it seems to be too fragile for trail work.) It took a while to learn where the controls are located, but once understood easy to use. I used a cheap IR remote and that worked well too. I brought a tiny tripod and that was handy - no need for the bigger tripod. The way I use it is not a point and shoot camera.

Ok so it works, but what else? The sensor is not as good for dynamic range as the Canon 5d so getting full dynamic pictures requires a bit more effort. It is much harder to get proper exposure. My solution was to use the bracketed feature - what a great feature and easy to select. It ended up that most of my shots are bracketed which triples the number and size of the files. Big deal - memory is cheap. I pick the exposure I like, then can do an HDR pass if I like. (All photos are in RAW). It works.

The camera has a panoramic setting for really wide shots. Much easier for getting those big vistas quick and dirty. I sometimes also capture for after the fact stitching, but the panoramic setting works OK - not always successfully - the feature is fussy and fails on occasion (like when there is a waterfall in the scene).
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