I borrowed the a6000 from the lab at work and did some side by side comparisons with my NEX 6. I shot it with adapted lenses since that's what I do with my camera and just strolled around trying it on for size. offerings by kevin dixey, on Flickr It's a nice camera and I would certainly not mind having one. Even with AF not being part of what I consider important in a camera I have to say that I came away generally impressed. I didn't fall in love with it because there are more than a few things that struck me as downgrades but overall I feel like it would serve me pretty well. So first what I liked. I like the UI and the fact that the various buttons are as customizable as they are. The capper however is that I could set the C1 button to the right of the shutter to be magnification. That is super handy and makes for much faster shooting. The menu system is nice but still a bit convoluted. It's a huge step up from the icons on the NEX but Sony could learn a thing or two from Fuji about how to make good menus. The EVF was a pleasant surprise, despite being lower resolution it is brighter and easier to see. That is a tremendous advantage if you shoot adapted lenses. I also feel like the a6000 peaks a bit better than the NEX 6 does although not hugely so. Now for the less than appealing. No doubt about it the build quality on the NEX is better. It feels better in hand and when you compare the two the a6000 feels kinda cheap. When you just have the a6000 and nothing to compare it to you tend to not notice it as much. That doesn't mean I think the build quality is bad. In fact it seems pretty good but the plastic skin doesn't do anything for me. It is lighter. I do like the a6000 grip a bit more. I have to say that I am not all that impressed with the images. It's not bad mind you but it is not any sort of step up from the NEX other than the fact that you can crop images a bit more. I'm going to try some low light shots and see if they are any better. Overall, I can see a number of reasons it would be a terrific camera and I could easily jump from the NEX to the a6000 and not miss a beat but better image quality is not one of those reasons. It might be a bit of an improvement but I don't see it as significant.