Choosing between Nikon D5200 or Sony NEX6

Started Aug 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
Amamba Senior Member • Posts: 1,900
Re: I think that's a mistake to get 3N and 5200

ohcello wrote:

Amamba wrote:

wb2trf wrote:

I agree that a P&S is not much better than a good phone cam in bright light, but my statement stands about not being able to see the difference at normal viewing distance.

But anyway your plan makes sense. The difficulty of the AF on Nex is wildly exaggerated here. You'll probably like the Nex. It certainly takes much better pictures at higher ISOs than any small sensor camera including the RX100. (Also its great if you like pixel peeping bright light photos.)

I had absolutely terrible time focusing on moving subjects in a dimly lit room with Nex F3, but it had as much to do with very slow focus on SEL50F1.8 as with PDAF. Otherwise, tracking moving subjects was not a problem.

Good to hear.... and while i have kids and want something to track them... I'm not a huge sports hound trying to get all the difficult shots... but basic tracking... yes I do want that.

In good light, I don't see tracking as a problem.

In poor light, I am planning on eventually getting a LAEA2 and some fast focusing lens but only if it becomes a problem.

I didn't have any issues shooting my kids' karate competition with Sigma 19/2.8. The light was very bad.

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