New A6000 user with two questions.

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New A6000 user with two questions.
Jul 11, 2014

I have recently come over to the Sony side from the Nikon 1 camp. I am happy to report that the A6000 delivers, for me, an image quality far superior to the Nikon 1, not surprising because of the larger sensor, but very satisfying for me. I do however have two questions, the first is that the A6000 seemingly devours the battery at a very rapid rate. I have Airplane Mode turned on, reduced the monitor and viewfinder brightness levels and get barely over 200 shots per full charge. I admit I spend a lot of time going through the menus. Any suggestions on what the biggest offenders of battery drain could be?

Also I installed a KUSO exif file program, but I am disappointed to find it unable to read the ARW files of the A6000. It reads my Nikon 1 files and I believe it also reads the Nex-6 files, but not the A6000. Anyone else finding this also? Many thanks.

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Sony a6000 Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS +2 more
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