Upgrade for a Nex-5n: should I go for alpha-6000 or alpha-7?

Started Apr 19, 2014 | Questions thread
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Cortgen2 New Member • Posts: 21
Upgrade for a Nex-5n: should I go for alpha-6000 or alpha-7?

Hi guys,

My name is Alessio and I'm new in the forum, though I've been frequently reading it. I'm in the middle of the exhausting and sometimes frustrating process of taking such a harsh decision...jumping toward a more complete and moving photography experience.

I'm a (not so much anymore) happy owner of  a nex-5n with sel1855, sel50f18, sel24f18 and sel55210. I always shoot M, sometimes A and S, and never in auto. Now I would love to improve my photography experience...before nex 5n I owned a canon eos rebel strike with some lenses.

I've never shot with a full frame camera and have no clue about how it would be. The web is full of pictures taken with both cameras, but it's so hard to find photos coming right out of the camera, as most of the time they are PP processed. Unfortunately, I live in a place where I can't rent some equipments to try out before taking the decision.

Alpha 6000 fascinates me as it is a 5n with everything (well, almost...) that the 5n misses, and it seems to have an improved IQ.

However, I'm much more attracted by the alpha 7.  I was wondering whether taking an alpha 7 with the 35mm lens would really feel like you have something different in your hands, especially when you look at pictures. Is the difference in Dynamic range between FF and APS-C sensors so noticeable? Does it make a difference  when you look at the photo? And what about color depth and fidelity? is the alpha 7 so much bigger than the 6000?

I have been reading tens of reviews, forums and comments and I'm more confused than before, as usual. We are of course talking about two different price tags, but lets give this point out of our conversation.

You can imagine how grateful I would be if you could help me making up my mind.


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