Any Reason to get D5300 over Sony A6000?

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Re: Any Reason to get D5300 over Sony A6000?
In reply to Jkim7, 5 months ago

The A6000 is a fine machine.  The D5300 is a fine machine. Both are better than most photographers. Where they differ for most users is in their system aspects - what lenses of what quality at what price are available. In terms of lenses, Nikon easily trumps Sony.  In AF, the A6000 is probably just fine for static or slowing moving subjects, but so are most top-end mirrorless cameras. It is also probably quite good at tracking rapidly moving objects, but so is a Nikon Series 1 camera.  Not so much most other mirrorless cameras.  We'll see how far Sony moved the bar.  Price wise, Sony's finally playing hardball, but it's still tough for a mirrorless camera to match a midrange DSLR in all aspects of AF, at low light levels as well as high light levels. But in terms of size and viewfinder information, mirrorless definitely has an edge.

As always, try both out in the store and see which one you like better in your hand.  That's perhaps most important these days if you're not looking for extreme system breadth.

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