A77 or NEX6? Anyone switch from SLT to NEX?

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A77 or NEX6? Anyone switch from SLT to NEX?
8 months ago

Hi Everyone,

I currently have an A33, and am researching options for an upgrade.

Based on what I have seen/ read so far, the A77 or NEX6 seem like the options that suit me best.

I am definitely not a pro- an enthusiast that likes taking a range of photos- mostly when I travel. The small size of the NEX is what is so attractive- reducing bulk/ weight while traveling the world. Currently I mostly use a 18-200mm, 50mm, 35mm, and 8mm fisheye.

When I was comparing Alpha or NEX years ago (when I got the A33), I did not like the limited menu/ buttons, no flash, and no viewfinder on the NEX which made the decision easy to go with the Alpha. Now with the NEX6, Sony seems to have much improved all of the former- function dial, viewfinder, flash.

Has anyone gone from Alpha to NEX? What were your thoughts if you switched? I would not be traveling with multiple cameras, so this would be my full time and only camera.

A main hold up is having a bunch of Alpha lenses that I either need to sell or get an adapter for if I want to switch to the NEX.

If I got an adapter, the price seems to be close enough between the A77 and NEX6 right now ($700-800 for A77, $600 for NEX6 with 16-55 lens).

Any feedback would be really helpful between something like the A77 or NEX6.

Thanks in advance!

Ben

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