Sony A6000 already outdated by Nikon v3...........

Started Mar 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: a6000 or V3?
In reply to nzmacro, Mar 15, 2014

I have more interest in this than most, as I have a NEX7 and a Nikon V1, and both are now effectively replaced by newer models (NEX7 devotees may disagree, but for my use a6000 trumps NEX7)

Let me bore you with my views.

Now, of course, neither has been tested in the wild by general users, so we are going off the specs.

I use the NEX7 for short/mid range use, and the V1 for mid/tele use or for taking shots of active kids.  The compactness of the V1/V3 with the 30/110 (87-290 equiv) makes it much more useful as a tele shooting device (effectively the same range as 55-210, but much smaller)  The V1 allows printing up to A3 for shots taken 'on the water' where light is good, which is enough for me.  Recently I went on a trip where I took only the V1 with 30/110, 10/30 and 18.5/1.8 and am very happy with the shorter output as well.  I am sure the NEX would have done better for the short stuff but at the cost of carrying another body and a few lenses.

All I am saying is, don't sneer at the V1/V3.  That makes you no better than the Nikon forum guys who sneer at the a6000.  Both systems will take good photos and both have a place.  There are faults with both if you want to make a point.

Now, a6000 seems like a bargain to me.  If Sony could introduce some lens collapsible technology like Nikon have with 30/110 and new 70/300 it would be even better.  Until they do, there will be a V something in my bag.  (The N1 70/300 gives 200-800mm equivalent, at a price, Sony 70-300 on a6000 is 135-450mm, and the Nikon version is just 4 inches long)  If the focus speed is as good as we hope it could replace V1 for 'kids in flight'.

The V3 is a crazy price.  I could just about live with the bolt on EVF if it is firmly fixed and the micro SD card thing if the price was better and justifed by the IQ.  We don't know if some of the other foibles of the N1 have been fixed (no bracketing for example)  There isn't a user custom setting on the PASM dial.  (a6000 has one, but how many setting can be stored, 3, like Sony DSLRs?).  The V1 is a great camera which users learn to love inspite of its many shortcomings

So I may not buy either, or I may upgrade NEX7 to a6000.  I will not buy V3 until the price gets down to $800.

Your mileage may vary, of course


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