Kudos for an interesting comparison!Sony sensors travel far these days.
nicoboston: 2015 Roundup: Advanced Zoom CompactsOverall winner: SONY RX100 IV
2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-800Best Overall: SONY a6000
With a SONY here,And a SONY thereHere a SONY, there a SONY,Everywhere a SONY-SONY...
[sigh]I don't blame you though. Not your fault. SONY is just too good!
Oh, too much excitement for this old git....LOL.
AndrePooh: Utterly amazing that the class leading in everything NX500 not even made it to the "also consider..." part.
Class leading? well according to DxO the sensor scores 87 on par with the D7200 as best APS-C sensors versurs A6000 at 82 ( http://www.dxomark.com/cameras#hideAdvancedOptions=false&viewMode=list&yDataType=rankDxo )
Furthermore the direct comparing tool shows the NX500 to beat the A6000 on just about everything especially on build quality and metering and focus accurary, this makes the "plasticky"- what we don't like- all the more awkward since the testreport says: "The NX500 feels solid in your hand and is ergonomically pleasing...." etc,
Sure, arch conservatists will miss the EVF. However more practical others would miss the brilliant tap focus touch screen on other cameras. That's all subjective. The bias however show if you don't let the hard figures speak.
In Samsung's home market S. Korea, most customers are conditioned not to desire an EVF. And that is their main market.
But with a bit more imagination, Samsung could have designed the NX500 with an optional EVF. Then they could take on the rest of the world.
ttran88: Thanks DPR, by recommending the A6000 you have just delayed A6100 or A7000 by a few more months.
@ttran88:I doubt that very much.
Androole: I really wish the A6000 had a touch screen. It's such a huge liability on what is otherwise a really good, well-rounded camera. If the A6100/A7000 doesn't manage to combine a touch screen with an EVF, I think I'll have to just give up on Sony...
The EVF was offered as an optional accessory so you could save money by not getting it. But I still have my 5R and it's a super lightweight compact and useful camera.
@teddoman,The NEX-5R/5T had a flip/touchscreen and removable EVF combination, the latter having much higher ratings than to-day's A6000 offering. But then Sony decided that nobody would buy such a camera in the future. Ergo the A5100.
Marty4650: After losing money for years, it seems Olympus made the right decisions to reverse that trend. They now have two consecutive quarters of profitability.
They virtually eliminated their low end P&S models, and focused more attention on their high profit OM-D cameras and PRO lenses. And this isn't rocket science, it is precisely what every other MILC camera maker has been doing too.
The low end of the market is forever gone, taken away by smartphones that keep getting better. The only way left to stay in business is to focus on high profit products that do things that no smartphone can do. This means, high end ILCs, rugged cameras, and cameras with large optical zoom ranges.
Naw, they're just sleeping.
b craw: I'm certainly not going to take things to the level of grease wrestling over conclusions derived in a subjective analysis...
Under 'cons' for Samsung NX500: "plasticky"-it has an aluminum top plate, the rest polycarbonate. By comparison, the Sony A6000 (an otherwise well-featured and great performing camera) feels like it is constructed from plastic milk containers. Yet, "plasticky" is not listed in the cons for it. Add in "good ergonomics" listed for the A6000 (and not for the widely-regarded ergonomically superior NX500) and I'm a bit baffled.
Actually Rishi, I think the real choice for most people buying in this sector is between the A6000 and the E-M10 II.
AshMills: Obviously since the OMDs have crop sensors the excitement needs to be divided by 2, with overall happiness measured 1/4 of FF (full fun)
At least, when the crop comes in, you'll have something to eat.
Ah, but the comfort factor due to small size & weight offers improved happiness over time cubed. Which hugely overcomes your excitement factor, by the minute.
Eugene232: IMO future belongs to Sonythey play in deferent league..
Ah, here's a quotation: "Is bowing to people when you say thank you or you're welcome really that weird? Because apparently lots ...... I think it might come across as a bit too polite or deferent."
And, they have consistent camera lines, which don't suddenly get sidelined and disappear. Trustworthy.
AlexRuiz: Americans are eating beef in record numbers. Where is all that leather going? Why are leather goods super expensive?
Oh the leather gets ground up and put into soup and patties.
You are showing deference to Sony.
eijinkiver: any recommendation for camera $500-800 that good for beginner videographer? (including have external mic)
But the resulting OSS lenses for e-mount become larger and more expensive. Far better to purchase an M43 camera with 5-axis stabilization built in. And older manual or adapted lenses become stabilized; something the A6000 cannot do. The new E-M10 II can be had for about the same price as an A6000, and offers many more features, and far better (metal) build quality.
Nandbytes, the NEX 7 is an all metal build, the 6000 is plastic.
All just rumors.
Jonathan F/2: E-M10 should of gotten top pick. Silent shutter, 5 axis IBIS, high res EVF, 1/16000th max shutter in electronic mode, touch screen, flip LCD and the largest lens selection to choose from. Not to mention the best metering system of all mirrorless cameras. It just seems like these camera reviewers are more obsessed with specs than actual picture taking.
Richard, the original review said that the E-M10 II is a better camera than the A6000.
Superglue: I just got the GM5 today at half price from a local place so I am excited to try it out.
The 5R is my most useful general-purpose camera. And oh, the X10 too.
Not 5 years; the E-M5II and E-M10II have an "improved" sensor.