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A6000 vs Nex7: multi-metering not the same... unfortunately

Started Aug 25, 2014 | Discussions thread
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A6000 vs Nex7: multi-metering not the same... unfortunately
Aug 25, 2014

I finally had a chance to play with my new A6000 and since I had read much about it, I had no surprises really, except one. I find that in low light, my Nex7 multi-metering works much better to the point I may return the 6000 for that reason alone.

I used the sel1670 to test and set both cameras manually to 800 ISO and f4, no exposure compensation. Tried different low light scenes and I see the A6000 consistently chooses 2 to 3 stops lower speed which is negative in two ways for me:

* limits my ability to get bluree free pictures in low light and

* the pictures come quite a bit brighter than what my eye sees in reality and with less saturated colours

If I dial back the exposure on the A6000 by -2/3, results are much closer but Nex 7 edges it still a bit. Setting exposure manually to -2/3 every time I shoot in low light is not acceptible workaround for me.

Has anyone noticed this behavior? I searched and found a similar observation while comparing the 6k to Nex5n.

 gkstar's gear list:gkstar's gear list
Sony a6000 Sony Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* E 24mm F1.8 ZA Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS LE Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS +1 more
Sony a6000 Sony Alpha NEX-7
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