Dil Roberts Photography


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Sony APS-C Camera Update


I know, I've been threatening to do this for some time as I've mentioned in a couple of posts. I've updated my Sony Nex-5N and Nex-7 cameras to an A6000.


I never seem to sell any cameras and I've still got those two models. So, what model did I buy? It's actually an older model, the A6000. I just couldn't justify an A6300/A6500. Just too expensive for what I do with them.

However, I think it's still a good step for me, especially as I can wanted to test the 18-105 F4 G lens on a camera that will show any flaws with the lens. Saying that the A6000 is old, well...in camera terms it is but I think it still produces some great images. There's not a bad camera out on the market right now, and there hasn't been one for a number of years. Whatever you chose today, it will produce the goods.
So what does this camera look like? I'm sure we all know but....



Sony A6000 - Sony 18-105 f4 G


Sony A6000 - Sony 18-105 f4 G



Sony A6000 - Sony 18-105 f4 G



Sony A6000 - Sony 18-105 f4 G



The camera was introduced on February 12th, 2014 believe it or not, which makes it nearly 4 years old. It still sports a 24MP sensor which is pretty perfect for me. The A6300 and the A6500 also sport a 24MP sensor but I believe the AF and 4K footage have been implemented in the newer cameras. That's not what I am looking for in a camera like this  (I don't do video and I'm also not a BIF or sports photographer). After v3.20 firmware I can even have phase-detect AF with G lenses. It also brought faster start-up time and better image quality for a few lenses.
I bought this second hand of course and the price was quite low. It's in pretty much pristine condition and shutter count is also low. I must say it actually looks brand new.


What I'm not going to be doing in this post is show any images from it. I need to get used to the camera and lens before I'll be ready to post some half decent images.


Stay tuned.


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