A6000 colour: black or silver-ish ? Vote here :)

Started 10 months ago | Polls thread
DimitriDV
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Re: A6000 colour: black or silver-ish ? Vote here :)
In reply to Seeky, 10 months ago

Seeky wrote:

I voted black because:

  1. The silver finish doesn't match the aluminum silver lenses.
  2. There are more black lenses which don't look nice on a silver body.

Caveats:

  1. Scratches will be less visible with the silver body.
  2. We don't know how the silver plastic parts hold up.

If the lenses exactly matched the A6000 body color, and there were more silver lenses (35 f1.8, 10-18), than the silver version would be my choice.

I don't dislike the SEL1670 on the silver A6000, matches nicely with the black hand grip imo.

On my Nex-6 I got a few corners where the black finish went away leaving some white visible; this can easily be covered with a black permanent marker (fades with use, but pretty much looks like new). Such marks would be lesser visible with a silver finish probably, but not as easy to cover up.

I noticed that the Sony branding is not as visible on the silver finish, which I find positive since I don't like to showoff brands; I have covered it with a little piece of black tape on my Nex-6 which is still an effective solution, and perhaps renders it more invisible than what possible on a silver finish. A tie on this point imo.

Does anybody think that one of the colors would lower its resale value (however my plan is to use it myself until it breaks)?

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