/ Sony A600 or A6300

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mickleby - on 10 Jan 2017
So I think I have narrowed it down to this camera.Is it worth the extra money for the upgrade.? I am replacing my Nikon 7000, for hopefully something a lot smaller and lighter in the hope I use it a lot more, rather than staying in my bag, or worse at home!!

Many thanks
robin mueller - on 11 Jan 2017
In reply to mickleby:
A Sony expert tells me the A6300 is an infinitely better camera than the A6000.
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tk421 on 11 Jan 2017
In reply to mickleby:

What lenses are you going to get? Might throw the A6500 into the mix. >_>

I'm very pleased with my A6300. Ergonomics lets it down a little, I'd add a front control wheel and maybe one more custom button.
mickleby - on 11 Jan 2017
In reply to tk421:

Due to cost was probably looking at one prime lens to start. 50mm equivalent I think, unless anybody else has better ideas.

Thanks again
Indy - on 11 Jan 2017
In reply to mickleby:

Isn't there a Sony A6500?
tk421 on 12 Jan 2017
In reply to mickleby:

The kit lens is supposed to be ok for its money and size. serious distortion, but it collapses down.

If you're getting the sony 35 1.8 OSS then don't get the a6500. Difference from a6300 to a6500 is mostly in body image stabilisation (and some buffer size).

If budget is a large factor, I'd think maybe A6000 with some good glass then consider upgrading body in a few years.
The A6000 + kit lens for 500 is going to be great value.
robin mueller - on 12 Jan 2017
In reply to mickleby:
I'll elaborate because the Sony expert I know is right next me. His words...

The a6300 is not just an upgrade, it's pretty much a totally different camera. Body shape and resolution are the same, but that's about it.

The a6000 is comparable to the Nikon 3300, while the a6300 is more comparable to the nikon d500 in terms of shooting speed, video quality, continuous focus in video.

The a6000 is flimsy. The a6300 is weather sealed and sturdy. You wouldn't want the a6000 in bad weather or out on the hills.(e.g. The a6000 has a plastic lens mount!)
The a6300 has high speed filming in HD and very nice 4K footage. It's low light capabilities are far better.
The a6300 has a better viewfinder with a faster refresh rate.
The a6300 has better autofocus.
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mickleby - on 12 Jan 2017
In reply to robin mueller:

Thank you, that confirms it. The main purpose is to take on expeditions, climbing, skiing and paddling etc, so some sort of weatherproofing would be needed.

Thank again

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