Speculation on the A6000 vs the NEX-7

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louisjaffe
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Re: Speculation on the A6000 vs the NEX-7
In reply to GaryW, 9 months ago

GaryW wrote:

louisjaffe wrote:

Not to minimize others' concerns, but by far the most important question to me is whether the A6000 will do better in low light than the NEX-7. Lenses good enough to take full advantage of the NEX-7 sensor are rare enough, but with them, at low ISO, it's a phenomenal image maker. Above 800 ISO, though, the noise is hard to handle. If I could gain one stop or more of low-light ability with the new camera, I'd buy one and keep the 7 as a second body. - LJ

Even with the older cameras, you might be surprised what you can do from RAW. Carefully balance how much NR to use, and you may feel like you can get another stop out of it. Well, worth looking into. Also, a bit of noise isn't a big deal. Try printing larger and see.

I routinely shoot RAW and process with Adobe Camera Raw. It is true, as you say, that the noise isn't always a big deal, due to good color depth, plenty of pixels, etc. I do find, though, that Camera Raw struggles with NEX-7 noise, compared to other cameras I work with. At high ISO the 7 doesn't seem as amenable to noise reduction. Given bright light the camera is already excellent; I'm just hoping Sony will pull out more headroom for dim light. - LJ

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