A6000 colour: black or silver-ish ? Vote here :)

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Tuloom
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In reply to DimitriDV, Apr 9, 2014

Black as midnight, black as pitch.

Blacker than the foulest witch.

Is how I want cameras.

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In reply to Tuloom, Apr 9, 2014

My 5n has held up very well the past two years..

Want my A6000 to be silver as well.

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Black as midnight, black as pitch.

Blacker than the foulest witch.

Is how I want cameras.

Mildly disturbing...

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In reply to miro3, Apr 9, 2014

miro3 wrote:

Black is stealth.

I prefer remaining stealth to take natural shots of people and events.

+1

You probably underestimate the part of the users that want to be as discrete as possible and not walk around with an ostentatious pro looking DSLR with a big name.

Silver is mainly good for weddings.

But I can understand that some people want a camera that best fit the colour of their skin and the style of their glasses.

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In reply to Foroa, Apr 9, 2014

I like my red Nex-3.  I wish I could have gotten my Nex-5N in red.  Red says "toy" -- people are not scared by "toy cameras" (even if they are really real cameras, in disguise.

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In reply to ryan92084, Apr 9, 2014

Black as midnight, black as pitch.

Blacker than the foulest witch.

Is how I want cameras.

Mildly disturbing...

I would have said... blacker than a black hole. After all, that thing can eat light like there is no tomorrow.

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In reply to Seeky, Apr 9, 2014

I voted black because:

  1. The silver finish doesn't match the aluminum silver lenses.
  2. There are more black lenses which don't look nice on a silver body. 

Caveats:

  1. Scratches will be less visible with the silver body.
  2. We don't know how the silver plastic parts hold up. 

If the lenses exactly matched the A6000 body color, and there were more silver lenses (35 f1.8, 10-18), than the silver version would be my choice.

While I prefer black, I just thought of a benefit: black absorbs more heat. Im places where shooting conditions could get very hot, silver or whatever it might be may have a slight edge.

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In reply to EinsteinsGhost, May 15, 2014

I find that the plastic of the A6000 looks cheap because it's rather shiny, as compared to the classy matte surface finish of the plastic of the Sony RX100.

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In reply to Foroa, 7 months ago

Foroa wrote:

miro3 wrote:

Black is stealth.

I prefer remaining stealth to take natural shots of people and events.

+1

You probably underestimate the part of the users that want to be as discrete as possible and not walk around with an ostentatious pro looking DSLR with a big name.

Silver is mainly good for weddings.

But I can understand that some people want a camera that best fit the colour of their skin and the style of their glasses.

I agree with the previous poster who said retro is more disarming. A silver camera either looks like a point and shoot or a hip throwback, or even an old film camera. For street photography a silver camera is more "stealth" than a black one. And of course a regular DLSR with a big lens is the worst.

For events, parties, and even model photo shoots you'd also benefit from a less intimidating looking silver retro camera

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In reply to DimitriDV, 6 months ago

I know this is a bit older thread but I wanted to add to it. I think this is a matter of opinion and while I dislike "colors" in cameras; I think if you, as a mfg, want people to take your system seriously, offering it in any color but black and white is a no-no; you can not go wrong with either color. I dont think either color black or silver makes any difference in shooting style. I have read the comments on silver looks less pro, and thus more discrete, or the flip side that silver stands out more. IMO, neither stick out more, its a tiny camera, that all there is too it. So far I love having this tiny camera, its with me always now. ***im a little disappointed Sony released the a6000 in white, but at least its not red, blue, brown and pink.

My color choice? I like Silver Body with Black lenses. I ordered the body only in silver than bought myself black lenses. (although the 35 1.8 stay on almost all the time)

To me, it reminds me of my AE-1 in silver metal with black accents, and black lenses. I love the modern retro look

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In reply to JMC Art, 3 months ago

JMC Art wrote:

pew pew wrote:

The silver camera looks more stylish, and contrary to what some people say it goes nicely with black lens, since the camera has black elements. But i would pick it on black because its more discreet and probably less visible scratches

Along with the style aspect, this is precisely the reason I'm going for the "silver" one. It doesn't show scratches as well. If the black one scratches, it will reveal some hideous metal underneath, while the silver one is metal throughout.

This is incorrect.  I have the silver a6000 and after just a weekend of use the supplied Sony strap had rubbed off the silver colour on the top corners.  The silver on the the little stud feet on the bottom has rubbed of after 1 months of use revealing the black colour, and some of the silver has rubbed of on the bottom corner.  Also the bottom left corner of the screen has rubbed off a little revealing off white colour underneath.

Shame beautiful camera, but the colour rubs off way to easily.

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Ziggy Aujong
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I had the silver one and like it.

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Silver colored plastic looks like DUNG after a year of use, the silver wears off showing what color plastic they used underneath.

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