A6000 vs. A77ii Continuous AF - Very confused

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Re: A6000 vs. A77ii Continuous AF - Very confused
In reply to 123Mike, 8 months ago

123Mike wrote:

sybersitizen wrote:

123Mike wrote:

... A6000 lighter to carry.... build quality of the A6000 is pretty decent... Lens based OSS works better than IBIS... A6000's EVF is just fine... LCD screen of the A6000 is done just fine... A6000's sensor based PDAF keeps up just fine... 12fps vs 11fps? Pretty much the same... A6000 has plenty of button... how often would you need faster than 1/4000s though?... Is that really important?... it's much more fun to avoid flash altogether using a focal reducer... Nah.

Rather than offering a lot of weak counterpoints ('the A6000 is just fine') that imply how nearly equal the two cameras are, how about responding to the OP's question and explaining why you think the A6000 is priced so much cheaper than the A77II if they are nearly equal?

Product positioning, marketing.

Though there's truth in that response, it's quite simplistic and obviously not the complete answer. I personally felt the A77II should have been priced lower, largely because of the existence of the A6000 - not because they are equal in capabilities, but because there is certainly a lot of overlap between them, making comparison inevitable. If I were a first-time buyer the price of the A6000 would be appealing and the A77II would be a hard sell. My own guess is that the A77II is targeted toward existing A-mount users who have been clamoring for something new (and better than the A58) and are willing to pay more than first-time buyers. A price just under $1000 might have opened up the market to a wider audience.

With E-mount cameras they hope you'll buy expensive E-mount lenses for one.

Yes, I agree there.

And the A6000 is not just fine, it absolutely rocks.

I quoted you. You are now upgrading your own evaluation of the camera.

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