A6000 vs. A77ii Continuous AF - Very confused

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123Mike
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Re: A6000 vs. A77ii Continuous AF - Very confused
In reply to PatrickNSF, 5 months ago

PatrickNSF wrote:

123Mike wrote:

PatrickNSF wrote:

One big advantage of the A77/A77ii compared to the A6000 or an NEX camera that I've used is the joystick on the back. You can use this for focus point selection and it makes it much easier to move the focus point compared to the NEX cameras (and, from what I've read, the A6000).

The A6000 as well as some other NEXes and also the A3000, they have a rotating dial with a button in the middle. The dial itself also have direction buttons in all four directions. So in essence, it is a bit like a joystick as well, but with the added ability to rotate it.

I always found it far less useful to use the dial/button combination than the joystick. Most annoying/odd with the old NEXs is that you're force to press the center button first before moving the focus point. Not sure if they fixed this with the A6000.

You still have to first select the focus-repositioning mode or whatever they call it, and then use the direction buttons (that's part of the dial). I haven't experienced the joystick. But if you have this joystick that lets you change the focus point, would you not want  to use that joystick for purposes other than setting the focus point? Does it have to be dedicated to just that one cause?

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