The Sony Alpha 6000 has a hybrid autofocus system that combines 179 points of phase detection with 25 points of contrast detection. I had a brief hands-on with the camera, and found it to be a pretty fast draw. Whether I pointed at targets that were bright, dark, close or distant, the camera locked on almost instantaneously.
The Alpha 6000 is the successor to the NEX-6, but it's more compact — another priority of Sony's (at CES, the company debuted the world's smallest mirror less camera with Wi-Fi). Its body weight is just 12 ounces, and without a lens, it's 1.8 inches thick.
The image sensor is an APS-C CMOS sensor that can capture still images up to 24.3 megapixels. It also features Sony's most recent image processor, the Bionz X, which helps the camera snap up to 11 shots per second in continuous shooting mode.
Although the rear LCD folds out to help with hard-to-get shots, it unfortunately isn't a touch screen. However, the camera does have a built-in OLED viewfinder. There's also a micro HDMI port for direct output to a TV.