Sony A6000 already outdated by Nikon v3...........

Started Mar 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Sony A6000 already outdated by Nikon v3...........
In reply to GaryW, Mar 15, 2014

GaryW wrote:

ryan92084 wrote:

While I agree with others who say that V3 is waaay overpriced,

The problem here is that price matters.

I agree fully. That's the reason why I will be keeping my V1 and lenses, but instead of investing further into the system, I will be getting either the E-M10 or the A6000.

the AF system on N1 cameras is the best in the MILC world. It is not only about speed, but also about flexibility. What's the point of A6000's fast AF-C, if you can't choose what to focus on? Usually the photog want's to determine exactly where to focus. You can't do that with the A6000, but you can with the V1/2/3, and there are plenty of AF points to choose from.

Now I've seen (you?) say this before I'm curious why. I freely admit to not being fully aware of the Nikon v1,2,3 but what focusing selection do you want that you can't get on the a6000? I've seen eye, face, selective spot (three sizes),

Are these available in AF-C? I think he was trying to suggest that you couldn't use these features and get fast response, but I think that's probably untrue in general. It may be true that these aren't available in AF-C specifically, but presumably AF-S will also be fast-focusing (and is the more typical setting).

This is what you have with N1 cameras:

AF-S:

  • single point
  • area AF
  • face detection
  • target tracking (where you place a box on something and the camera tracks it no matter where it is in the frame)

AF-C:

  • single point
  • area AF
  • face detection
  • target tracking (where you place a box on something and the camera tracks it no matter where it is in the frame)

ALL these modes are available with Phase-AF in sufficient light. The camera switches to Contrast-AF in low light.

The way I understand the A6000 reviews, there are two very huge limitations to the camera's AF:

  1. there is no Phase-AF in AF-S
  2. there is no selectable single point AF with AF-C (IMO this is a terrible limitation)

AF-a, and the lock on where the shape adjusts. The only other option I'm aware of that a6000 doesn't have would be touch screen which may or may not be a limitation to some users.

There's also an Object Tracking mode in the Nex-6 -- did that carry over to the A6000? I agree, the A6000 is probably not as limited as IVN is suggesting.

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