Nex 6 or Fuji XE1 for IR modification?

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Nex 6 or Fuji XE1 for IR modification?
Mar 2, 2013

I am planning to modify one of these cameras for infrared and astro imaging soon. I have narrowed it down to either a Nex 6 or Fuji XE1.

The XE1 has slightly lower noise despite being basically the same sensor but the Nex 6 is very clean also. Perhaps its not worth worrying about the small difference.

The Nex 6 though has the latest Exmor 16.1mp chip with the PDAF on sensor AF whereas the XE1 is the previous 16.1 mp sensor which does not have that.

The Nex 6 has the time lapse app which is very handy as I want to also use it for nightsky time lapses. I have a D800E and the internal time lapse function in that is very handy and saves a lot of work processing RAWs and stitching them together. If you set the camera up correctly there is not a lot to be gained by using RAWs (or at least I don't think so).

Any comments?


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