A6000 vs Nikon1 V2

Started Aug 30, 2014 | Discussions thread
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MarsObserver Senior Member • Posts: 1,386
A6000 vs Nikon1 V2

Well, I had an opportunity to pick-up the Sony A6000 and now plan to do a bit of a comparison of it to the V2 (which I also own)... as relates to my personal needs/situation of course.

I've only had the A6000 a couple days and hope to use it (along with the V2) much more over the next few weeks.

Part1 is posted if anyone is bored and looking for some light Saturday reading.


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But the very small V2 has very big shoes, and filling those shoes will be no easy taskll!!!

The reason I keep the V2 in my bag is because it offers a unique triad of traits:

1. HANDLING AND ERGONOMICS – in a sense, this is an important factor that relates closely to speed. For me, speed is about more than focus acquisition and tracking, frame rates and buffer size. It’s also about the ‘speed of use’ – how quickly and easily I can make ‘on-the-fly’ changes to the shooting mode, drive mode, AF, ISO, etc. And ohh what a difference there is between the original V1 and the V2! It’s the difference between night and day and I’ve really come to love the V2’s implementation. Nicely done Nikon.

2. REACH – having a ‘long reach’ in a small package is desirable in many circumstances, and here the Nikon1’s smaller sensor and 2.7x crop factor, rather than a detriment, becomes a real attribute.

3. SPEED – Pure, blazing speed in a technical sense – that’s what I’m talking about here. Focus acquisition, focus tracking, frame rates, and buffer. I know there are those who will say that anything more than 5-frames-per-second really isn’t necessary. Perhaps.I think we could debate that. But there is no denying… that it sure is fun!!!



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