Should I sell my fz1000 for used a6500 + kit lens + 55-210mm?

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Should I sell my fz1000 for used a6500 + kit lens + 55-210mm?

After owning the fz1000 to get a good idea of what I usually do, I realise I do these things very often:

  • Shoot landscapes at widest (and wish I had more FOV, got a
  • Shoot tighter shots usually at 70mm to 150mm

Basically, I use the focal lengths of ultrawide - 150mm for photography

Ocassionally, I take pictures of planes, and moon pictures @600m using 4k photo. (it's not a dying need so I'm ok to forgo it)

As for Video, Usually anything below 100mm

Reasons I wanna upgrade to the a6500:
Video autofocus

Low light (I find myself needing it 30~40% of the time.)

Better slow-mo

and that's it.

I don't print photos, I only use instagram as my portfolio.

What do you say? Should I make the jump?

If I sell my fz1000, and my NEX-5R body, keeping the kit lens (16-50) and getting the a6500, I'll probably spend an extra 300USD at most.

Or should I keep my fz1000? The main issue I have is low light.

I definitely wont get the a7iii, the FF lenses are wayyyy to expensive.

And if I should go for the a6500, what other lenses would you recommend?

For landscapes , If i were to get a specific lens, I'll probably get a rokinon 12mm, since landscapes are not moving I doubt I'll really need autofocus....

I'm thinking that the a6500 higher ISO capability will make the difference for the slower aperture of the lenses.

The a6500 can push to iso6400. But the fz1000 is basically unusable after iso1600 /extended iso 2000.

What do you guys think? Let me know.

I apologise for posting twice, I can't withdraw the other post from another sub-forum.

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Panasonic FZ1000
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