Sony a6000 Build Quality

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1prime
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Re: Hello Sony!
In reply to captura, 7 months ago

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1prime wrote:

captura wrote:

1prime wrote:

So now we have evidence that a quality metal body can be stronger than composite plastics, but can be sold for a competitive price. The Fuji X10/X20 models came in at about $500. If Sony had chosen to make the A6000 more appealing by giving it a better NEX-7-like body they could have done so. By not doing so, is that not perhaps an example of corporate greed?

My personal vote is for metal. This Fuji statement seems to validate my vote.
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1prime

Right, Don.

If Sony had used the metallic body construction, they would have given us the actual NEX-7 replacement camera which everybody was clamoring about, for so long. But they left out the level, a couple of ports and gave us plastic in order just to save maybe $200 retail. And at the lower price, they probably doubled their sales volume. GREED!

I really doubt the difference between some fiber and a small piece of aluminum plus manufacturing costs is $200. But let's not quibble on small items. I hope Sony is listening to this thread, and considers all the still NEX-7 owners. Please Sony, just tweak the A6000 a little with some metal, a better EVF, even if you have to hump it, and a couple of other small things, keep it fairly close to the A6K price, and have another APS-C model, maybe the A7000, to bust the doors down. Don

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Then how do you account for the big price difference between the NEX-7 and the A6000?

I think it's obvious. Sony realized how relatively easy it would be to capture a huge market slice and emphasized the sensor it had waiting for the delayed NEX-7 replacement, gave it to the A6K, and economized as much as possible to knock their new APS-C camera out of the park.  And Sony did achieve a home run on it.  Now it's time to tweak the A6K a little and maintain an attractive price. The A7K's technology need not be futuristic and expensive. In fact, many of us see the wisdom of 24.3 MP instead of 34 & 36 or even 42. And a little metal vs fiber just should not cost that much. Remember your 5R! Gads, we're remaining in the APS-C for a reason so don't price us into immobility. We like your A6K Sony, so just give us a little more, please!

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