Full frame Mirror-less or NEX7

Started Feb 25, 2014 | Discussions thread
PVCdroid Senior Member • Posts: 4,348
Re: Don't buy the Nex7 right now. A6000 eclipses it.

It is really hard to justify buying the Nex7 right now.  The A6000, due to ship in late April is much better on a lot of fundamentals particularly AF speed and, supposedly, high ISO performance.  The 7 is just obsolete as of now. You merely hear the fact that people have liked it, but its day as a "new buy" are over.

For shooting weddings, which often need fast AF, the A6000 is likely to be a better practical choice than the A7.  If you miss the focus the shot is ruined but the FF advantage is often hard to see.  If the A7 focus speed were as fast at the A6000, then it would be a harder choice.

"The 7 is just obsolete now"

That's a strong opinion for someone that hasn't used one and based only on preliminary reviews of the A6000. We know the N7 produces excellent image quality. The image quality of the A6000 wasn't the best from the recent review but that may be due to preliminary firmware. You may be right but there is no need to throw the N7 out as an option considering the A6000 won't delivery for a couple months. Just how often do average photogs here shoot with continuous AF anyway? CDAF is still very fast.

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