Speculation on the A6000 vs the NEX-7

Started Feb 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
parallaxproblem Veteran Member • Posts: 5,335
Re: Speculation on the A6000 vs the NEX-7

Euell wrote:

PVCdroid wrote:

KBKB wrote:

It's a shame about the level, especially since cameras like the RX100 have this functionality.

I really like having a level; while hiking, I often end up in places where the rocks tilt crazily in different directions. My perception of what is horizontal and vertical is often off by quite a lot.

I have pretty much made up my mind that i'm going to get either an A7 or A7r for tripod work. (The other option is to go to full frame DSLR; I'm still pondering this option as well.) I'll continue to use my RX100II and NEX-7 while hiking. My hope is that Sony will release a true NEX-7 replacement at some point in the future.

I agree and canceled my order for the A6000 today with B&H. I'm not ready for full frame with the lenses I've got and will just wait for the next APS-C from Sony that has all the bells/whistles. It's not like I'm shooting action or sports frequently anyway and the NEX-7 has perfectly acceptable and accurate AF with great image quality.

The pricing of the A6000 is starting to make a little more sense. They are eliminating some features in order to make room for a higher end APS-C imho. The absence of the gauge, lower EVF resolution and the mic input are indicating that this as not a replacement for the NEX-7. Oh well.

The lack of a level makes no sense, as the A6000 is a replacement for the NEX 6 (and 7 at least for now) and a nice level is included with the 6. Possibly this may only be a firmware issue and can be addressed.

It needs position sensors in order to achieve this capability.  Maybe they are built into and existing chip, but more likely these are a discrete component

If that is the case and the discrete component has not been included then no firmware update will be possible

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