In this article, we will be taking a look at what we feel are currently the best intervalometers for Sony a6000 cameras available on the market right now. Both long-exposure and time-lapse photography are increasing in popularity and this has lead to more and more people looking to invest in a high-quality yet budget-friendly intervalometer to improve their photographs.
With the a6000 being such a hugely popular camera, it is no surprise that we see a bunch of people reaching out each month for advice on what intervalometer they should pick up for their a6000. Thankfully, we have settled on two intervalometers that we feel are excellent, work perfectly with your a6000, are budget-friendly, and have excellent reputations within the photography community.
The Pixel FSK 2.4GHz Wireless Shutter Remote Release Control
You are able to use the pixel as a time-lapse trigger, a remote control, and an external intervalometer to get the perfect set of photographs every time. Due to the device being external to your a6000, there is no need to risk knocking your camera body to change a setting an accidentally changing its angle and ruining your full photo set.
The image to the left shows a close up off the control system for the Pixel intervalometer and as you can see, it is very basic and easy to use. This makes it ideal if you are not very experienced of confident with technology as the tool only uses four buttons and a directional pad to fully control its settings.
The backlit led screen also makes the intervalometer fully usable in both low-light and nighttime conditions without the need for an external light source that can end up spoiling your timelapse. Although the Pixel intervalometer is a budget-friendly intervalometer, it is surprising how many of the competing products at this price point do not offer backlit screens!
Depending on your photography niche, you may need to be able to trigger your intervalometer of choice completely remotely and that’s where the Pixel wireless timer remote control in the image to the right comes in.
It offers you the ability to trigger the intervalometer and access its functionality wirelessly without the need to touch your camera rig at all. The wireless remote control is included in your purchase of the intervalometer as standard, unlike many competing products that require you to purchase the remote control separately at an additional cost.
Although an entry level intervalometer, the pixel offers you a total of four shutter functions as well as six different timer functions to operate your Sony a6000 remotely if needed. These include all core functionality that you would expect from an intervalometer such as various time-lapse settings, extended exposures, continuous snapping, and various types of delay.
All in all, we feel that the Pixel is an excellent way to control your a6000 without the need to break the bank. Its remote control is included as standard and it offers plenty of different settings that are often reserved for the higher price intervalometers. All in all, this can make an excellent addition to your photography kit that will allow you to extend your photography capability.
The JJC Timer Remote Control Shutter Release
If you are wanting to get involved with time-lapse photography and long exposure photography without breaking the bank then this is another budget-friendly intervalometer that you can add to your set of camera accessories. Its performance is excellent and it offers you all of the core functionality that you would expect from an intervalometer with the ability to hold its own against the competition as well as outright outperform most of it.
The image to the left shows the simple, easy to use control system for the intervalometer. Again, it is based around three buttons and a directional pad but this time it also has a switch. The interface is very simple and easy to use making it ideal for people of all levels of experience.
The JJC Timer Remote Control does offer slightly more customization than the Pixel due to it being directly designed for use with Sony cameras but its settings are straightforward and easy to tweak as and when required.
The battery life of the intervalometer is also excellent and will keep the unit running for hours of constant use. That said, in reality, you will only need to use the tool for a minute or so each hour after initially programming the desired settings you want.
Although the wireless remote control of the Pixel covered above put it ahead of this JJC Timer Remote Control, we feel the JJC offering takes a well deserved second place and will make an ideal addition to your photography accessories.