Sony a6000 Build Quality

Started Apr 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
123Mike Veteran Member • Posts: 4,643
Battery door, mainly...

I think the build quality is very good, except:

- the battery door is too flimsy. It will break there first. That little switch to keep it closed *WILL* break. "Planned obsolescence"? (an official business term !).

- the SD card is put at the wrong side, and it is hard to get out. This adds stress to the battery door when you're fingering around.

- the right wheel moves too difficult (plus everything is backwards through it)

- the back wheel is too easy to click when rotating

- when you want to put the LCD back flat after you pulled it out, and you do that with one finger, it needs multiple pushes and touches in multiple places in order to go flat.

- the flash popup, although cute, feels flimsy. I wonder what might break first on it. Loose contact from the flipping/vibrating when flipping? Closing mechanism? Given I don't use flash much, I'll be ok I think though. I resort to using brighter and MF lenses before I'd reach for using flash.

Those are my only beefs with mechanical issues so far...

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