Any Reason to get D5300 over Sony A6000?

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Re: Any Reason to get D5300 over Sony A6000?
In reply to ultimitsu, 6 months ago

ultimitsu wrote:

Jkim7 wrote:

Hey guys,

I'm pretty set on getting an A6000, and from what I understand mirror less has pretty much caught up with DSLRs. Especially with the AF of the A6000, wouldn't an A6000 be just as good as a D5300? Is there any reason why I should prefer a D5300 over it? It's just that I still see so many people buy t5i's and D5300s and entry level APS-C DSLRs.

Several reasons to pick D5300 over A6000. Though it is important to realise that they may not all apply to every person.

1, D5300 has access to a lot more first party native lenses, often at better prices. For example 50/1.8G, 85/1.8G, 35/1.8G.

2, D5300 has access to more high quality third party native mount lenses. for example Sigma 18-35/1.8, Tokina 11-16/2.8. These lenses do not have E-mount version.

3, D5300 has an OVF, zero lag and infinite refresh rate, cost no power to run. OVF is stil a lot better than EVF for tracking. to get the same zero lag tracking with A6000, you need a red dot sight mounted on the hotshoe.

I'm guessing for a lot of people this would be a key issue even if they don't want the extra lenses the Nikon would offer, consider the following lenses(going from B&H prices)...

Nikon 16-85mm - $300 cheaper than the Sony 16-70mm

Nikon 35mm 1.8 DX - $250 cheaper than the Sony 35mm 1.8

Nikon 18-200mm - $350 cheaper than Sony 18-200mm

Nikon 55-200mm - $100 cheaper than Sony 55-210mm

Then of course you have a lot of cheaper 3rd party lenses like the Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 or the Sigma 10-20mm, the latter is over $430 cheaper than the Sony 10-18mm.

With Sony especially I think theres a strong tendancey for them to price bodies competitive but price lenses very uncompetitive, mostly because there isn't any competition on the E-mount.

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