D Alchemist

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On article Sony a6000 Review (891 comments in total)
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steveworks: I always read reviews before making a decision but sometimes, advice is needed. I am not a pro photographer (maybe semi-pro one day), but I demand high image quality. If it's not clear and sharp, no one will ever see it but me. I love Zeiss lenses. So, I am been a p&s man who just shot a wedding with the groom's EOS 10D. Don't laugh but my current cameras are Sony's DSC WX80(Zeiss lens) and WX350(Sony lens) It's time to move forward. My question is : EOS 70D or A6000? Manual Settings, I am slowly learning. I do mostly parties/events including live music in dimly lit environments. but, I take a picture or video of everything I can (I like pictures) Any advice will be appreciated and helpful. Thank you for your time.

Depends on your budget. If you have limited funds then the A6000 is going to stretch your budget further with more lenses- like a short prime for shooting groups and a 60mm prime for actions shots of people in low light. Don't worry about the name on the lens- go read tests (photozone) and user reviews (B&H). Both cameras have the speed and AF to suit you. Another difference is size: If it is your only camera being able to mount the compact kit lens on the A6000 makes for a MUCH smaller to-go camera, even in a jacket pocket. Good luck!

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 21:26 UTC

The pictures are great. Ethereal, earthen. The light quality is fascinating and unnatural. Highly manipulated in PP. Art.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2014 at 03:52 UTC as 12th comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30 (50 comments in total)

I think the review may be overly harsh. I have had the TX5 for several years. If you need a slim camera for outdoor adventure use, your options are this and a Casio that is nowhere near as good.

The Sony deploys, one-handed, while riding my bike, without looking, in a couple of seconds, from a pouch or pocket. Recently returned from touring in Dordogne, France with the family. Hundreds of on-bike shots and HD video clips that look great on my 2560 x 1440 display. I believe the TX line is the ONLY camera that fits this need well.

The criticism about the screen in sunlight is well-taken, but I find it little worse than most. Underwater use? The camera is not intended for underwater use- it has very modest waterproofness. Screen scratching? Not to my experience. And the touchscreen works with thin gloves on.

Last thing is this camera is TOUGH. Dropped several times at 15+ MPH to asphalt and rock. Scratched up a bit. Still works like a champ.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 22:17 UTC as 18th comment
On article Buyer's Guide: Enthusiast raw-shooting compact cameras (286 comments in total)

P7000, with firmware updates, crushes all these in the value department: New at Amazon for $229

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2012 at 17:19 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies

How fugly can it be? Small sensor? Minimal direct controls? This is certainly not targeted at the enthusiast and non-enthusiasts DO NOT BUY A KIT OF LENSES. Most NEVER change lenses. Wow, Nikon really screwed the pooch here. And I am a Nikon user.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 14:55 UTC as 241st comment
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