Current NEX-7 owner underwhelmed by new a6000

Started Feb 12, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP LSHorwitz1 Senior Member • Posts: 2,512
Re: Current NEX-7 owner underwhelmed by new a6000

Len_Gee wrote:

LSHorwitz1 wrote:

After years since the NEX-7, I expected more.

No claims whatsover for better lower light sensitivity, a MUCH lower rez EVF, fewer dials, same resolution for stills, and a generally comparable feature set to the older models.

Newer? Certainly !! Better? Meh !!

Can you imagine what the impact will be trying to sell the higher end NEX7 & NEX6' 's on the used market?

Who the heck will buy them?

Well, here is where I disagree. The NEX-7 owner looks at this new model and sees as many downgrades as upgrades. The hybrid AF systems could more properly be called "hyped AF systems" based on extremely recent evidence from prior NEX models. Has Sony suddenly discovered a breakthrough 'world's fastest AF" or has the marketing department had another chest-thumping session? Time will tell.

IMHO, the NEX-7 will continue to be recognized in the used market as a great camera, and the a6000 hardly offers a better choice.

Those of us who prefer APS-C have yet to see a worthy succesor to the NEX-7. Perhaps an a7000 is in the pipeline?


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