A6000 or X-T1?

Started Apr 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP Jkim7 Regular Member • Posts: 109
Re: A6000 or X-T1?

darngooddesign wrote:

Jkim7 wrote:

Two new cameras, both similar in concept, sensor size, dimensions and popularity. Yet X-T1 with kit lens is double the price of A6000 with it's kit lens. Can it be twice as good?

I heard lots of good about Fuji lenses, especially about 18-55mm kit. Yet, A6000 with 16-70mm Zeiss lens is exactly the same price as X-T1 with kit lens. If one is prepared to spend this much money, would Sony-Zeiss combination be better, compared to Fuji kit?

You are right that the Sony body is significantly cheaper than the X-T1. The Sony kit zoom is not as good as the X-T1, its probably akin to the cheaper Fuji XC 16-50 zoom; I would probably just find a used one of those which go for around $200 on Amazon.

If you like menial controls you will want the Fuji as the sony is firmly in the PASM dial and unmarked control wheel camp. Nothing wrong with that as it can give you equal manual control of the camera. Its just not the same thing as dedicated dials and physical controls; its up to you to decide which you prefer. The X-E2 is very close to the X-T1 and is closer in price to the Sony.

As far as IQ, just spend some time on Flickr looking at sample photos from both cameras and then decide which you prefer.

What are some reasons why you'd prefer X-T1 over an A6000 and why the higher price is justified?

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