Any Reason to get D5300 over Sony A6000?

Started Mar 30, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: A great marketing line - but believe it all?
In reply to ultimitsu, Mar 31, 2014

ultimitsu wrote:

K E Hoffman wrote:

I think part of the problem is that in general sensors have come to a place that most people can't tell the difference APC to APC and FF to FF.. and one needs more than a Brand name to sell a camera.. Sell me a 5DMKIII vs a Sony A99 just based on features..

5DMKIII no 60P video, no ability to tilt the screen.. lower res.. lower DXO sensor scores. higher price

You are left with

  • Its a Canon
  • Canon has more lenses
  • It has the same OVF technology cameras have had for decades (that is disabled when shooting live from the sensor both still and video
  • and it has a half stop better high ISO noise performance

Its a defensive list.. if an established brand vs an technology aggressive company taking some good risks.. I mean really $3000 for a camera model line that doesn't do 60P video and has no ability to articulate the back LCD to help in shooting creative angles.

Its a Canon sells a ton of cameras.. it doesn't move the technology forward.

You cannot be more wrong. People who buy 5D3/A99 care very little about 60P, they care a lot more about things like lens and accessory support. 90% of them are either working pros or serious still photography hobbyists. I know no less than ten 5D3 owners, they all fit in either of the above categories. A99 cannot compete against 5D3 for both of these groups.

For working pros, they want great lens selection and accessory selection. Firstly Canon has stable work horse lenses, 24-70I, II, 70-200 I, II, non-ISO, F4IS, 16-35, 50L, 24L, 85L, 100L; Sony simply cannot compete against this complete line. Secondly, working pros generally operate on thin budget, they buy and sell second hand lenses a lot. Canon has a very large second hand market for them to trade in, Sony A mount's pro lens market is much smaller. If you wanted a 70-200/2.8 for example, you are more likely have to buy it brand new and take a heavy loss when you sell, with canon you can quickly buy a secondhand at almost any city. Thirdly, working pros often work with other pros, and they tend to share and provide back up gear to each other. Chance of your colleague also use Canon gear is about 50%, chance of your colleague use Sony gear is about 1%.

For hobbyists, again, frequent gear trading is part of the game, Canon has a much wider selection of lenses that hobbyists can play with. And secondly, hobbyists value reviews, comparisons, and cost performance ratio. Canon lenses simply offer more for less money. IF you were a BIF hobbyist, what sony equivalent would you use in place of Canon 300/4L, 400/5.6L?

Sony has all these lenses covered

24-70 2.8 zeiss

70-200 2.8 G

16-35 2.8

50 zeiss

24 zeiss

85 zeiss

100 macro

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