Sony's a6000, a6300 and a6500 are the kings of mirrorless cameras, but to get the most out of them, you'll need a few upgrades, like better lenses, a flash or a microphone. Less-glamorous extras, like a spare battery and carrying bag, can also provide a better experience. Here are the best accessories for getting the most out of your Sony.
Given how important the hot shoe is for attaching peripherals (like microphones), it's silly that Sony doesn't provide a protective cover for when the hot shoe is not in use. This model does that job, and because the little items are easy to lose, we recommend a two-pack.
If you are prone to dropping things or you're shooting in dusty or otherwise-harsh environments, a UV filter is a good way to protect your lens. This model fits the kit lens for the a6000, a6300 and a6500. For other lenses, see the filter sizes specified on their product pages.
Now that you have all these extras for your a6000, a6300 or a6500, you need somewhere to put them. Sony's soft carrying case is compact, so you can take along your camera and a few key components, like an extra lens or external flash.
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A polarizing filter cuts the glare from bright sunlight, enhances contrast and produces richer colors. Not bad for 20-some bucks. This model fits the kit lens that comes with the a6000, a6300 and a6500. For other lenses, see the filter sizes specified in our recommendations.
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The a6000, a6300 and a6500 can be controlled remotely from Sony's Android and iOS apps, but if you want something simpler, try this infrared remote. It allows you to trigger the shutter (immediately or after a 2-second delay) as well as start and stop video recording.
SanDisk's card provides plenty of storage and speed for capturing photos and movies. Its 95MB/s write speed can easily handle the 4K/UHD video that the a6300 and a6500 record (and this provides future proofing for a6000 owners when they get their next camera). Note that you need at least a 64GB capacity to shoot in Sony's highest-quality XAVC S video format (even for just HD video), because i the required file system needs that much capacity.