Upgrade for a Nex-5n: should I go for alpha-6000 or alpha-7?

Started Apr 19, 2014 | Questions thread
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D Cox
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Re: Upgrade for a Nex-5n: should I go for alpha-6000 or alpha-7?

The lenses you have now will give better results on the A6000, because the APS-C crop mode on the A7 has much lower resolution.

The A6000 has faster autofocus than the A7.

When using the whole FF sensor (not cropped to suit your existing lenses), the A7 will give better image quality, especially in low light. Where it really shines is in street scenes at night. In bright daylight at low ISO settings the difference will be slight and almost imperceptible.

Most A7 and A7r users seem to be mainly using legacy SLR lenses, with extremely good results.

You could almost toss a coin. The price difference is such that you could buy an A6000 and one or two new lenses for the cost of the A7.

If you buy the A6000, will you be constantly looking at your prints and thinking: "This could have been just that little bit better if I had bought the A7" ?

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