Using NEX-5, concerned about feel of a6000

Started May 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
wb2trf Senior Member • Posts: 2,725
How do you like your hair? Prefer Apples or Oranges?

This "feel" and "build quality" discussion topic is as pointless as asking how you should cut your hair or should you buy apples or oranges today.

Metal is not better on any objective standard.  Some may prefer it, but plastics may cause the camera to survive a drop better by transmitting less force to the interior electronics.  No one knows.  That is the end of the objective discussion about "build quality".  People who make emphatic statements about build quality are like people who make emphatic statements about fashions in clothing but ignore rain, temperature, sunburn etc.

The rest of what is objective is obvious.  The A6000 is a big advance over the Nex 5 and the 6 in AF speed and a medium improvement in low light performance.  It includes a built-in VF and flash at the price of a larger body.  (Personally I would prefer the smaller body and have these as add-ons, but there we are just into my apples vs someone else's oranges.)

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