Any Reason to get D5300 over A6000?

Started Mar 30, 2014 | Discussions thread
wb2trf Veteran Member • Posts: 3,067
Re: Any Reason to get D5300 over A6000?

Right now the only thing missing on the A6000 are native long lenses >200mm.  If you want to get something long with image stabilization you have to get an LA-EA2 adapter and a non-Sony IS lens. The long A mounts from Sony won't give you IS.  If I thought that was very important, and that issue was bigger for me than all the A6000 advantages, of size and probably better AF and video, I'd get the 5300.  Substantively, except for its bulk and the fact that you are collecting the wrong lenses for the long term, the 5300 is also a great camera.  (In the long term collecting F mount lenses is going to be something everyone is going to want to escape from, but there's a few years left yet before that becomes totally obvious.)

Personally I don't subscribe to the "one sensor (camera) many lenses" model anymore, however.  I think it is pretty obsolete.  For long zoom reach I use a superzoom because the shooting I do with that is all in bright light where sensor size doesn't matter much.  The whole camera costs less than a decent long lens for APS-C and gives good results with more fun.

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