It's easy to forget that a6000 also has...

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Donny out of Element here Contributing Member • Posts: 996
It's easy to forget that a6000 also has...
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improved gap-less on sensor microlens design!

improved color filter layer - up to 20% more light gathering!

tilting built-in flash that can be used as a wireless trigger/controller for external flashes!

magnesium alloy body - that is a bit lighter than NEX-6!

flash top plate!

clean HDMI output and zebra for video shooters and also more controls in video!

full camera control over USB for PC studio work!

7 customizable buttons and MR mode on top dial!

better high ISO performance than latest D5300 24Mp APS-C sensor!

11fps with tracking AF in RAW+JPEG with 49 frames (for JPEG) before buffer gets full!

Now I'm just thinking 11fps is 269Mb per second (more than a quarter of Gigabyte per second!) what kind of a card we need for that beast?

Nikon D5300 Sony a6000 Sony Alpha NEX-6
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EthanP99 Senior Member • Posts: 2,428
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49 frames! thats RIDICULOUS for a non pro camera.

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Keit ll Senior Member • Posts: 3,760
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I haven't forgotten those features because I never knew about them.  Where is all this information ?

sbauschl Forum Member • Posts: 65
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And with the new menu system, bracketing and remote should be able to be used together!

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There really is much to love about this camera. Perhaps it could be as revolutionary as the NEX 5N was in its time over 2.5 years ago. I just wish the A6000 didn't regress on EVF and LCD as the higher quality tech would better appease the manual lens folks (I guess I am one, but I prefer AF).

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Bracketing with remote

sbauschl wrote:

And with the new menu system, bracketing and remote should be able to be used together!

Where does it say that?

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quezra Senior Member • Posts: 3,915
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sean lancaster wrote:

There really is much to love about this camera. Perhaps it could be as revolutionary as the NEX 5N was in its time over 2.5 years ago. I just wish the A6000 didn't regress on EVF and LCD as the higher quality tech would better appease the manual lens folks (I guess I am one, but I prefer AF).

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Heh this is exactly my thought. I think it is to the NEX-6 what the 5N was to the original 5. Unassumingly similar in looks yet remarkably different inside - to reach a remarkable new plateau for APS-C E-mount.

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sbauschl Forum Member • Posts: 65
Re: Bracketing with remote

sbauschl wrote:

And with the new menu system, bracketing and remote should be able to be used together!

Where does it say that?

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All the new menu systems have that ability I thought. So I don't know why they'd change it.

quezra Senior Member • Posts: 3,915
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Donny out of Element here wrote:

improved gap-less on sensor microlens design!

I'm very interested to know if this results in less vignetting/better corner performance with RF lenses than the NEX-7.

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saralecaire Regular Member • Posts: 383
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The uncompressed clean HDMI out will really have to wait and seel. Even the higher end A7 and A7R suffer for bad aliasing (see Phillips Bloom's review), plus it's a micro HDMI connector which are prone to loosing signal transfer at the slightest bit of movement.

Sony's main problem is probably the lack of lenses. Instead of releasing new models so often and discontinuing the A mount line, they should support their cameras with better lenses. Even third party lens manufacturers (other than their deal with Zeiss) are hesitant to commit.

Case in point, you can't even get a staple 70-200 F/2.8 for the E mount (other than the Zeiss 70-200 T2.9 for $19,900).

Clayton1985 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,445
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sbauschl wrote:

All the new menu systems have that ability I thought. So I don't know why they'd change it.

I wouldn't put it past Sony but hopefully they didn't remove this option.

parallaxproblem Veteran Member • Posts: 5,335
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Donny out of Element here wrote:

improved gap-less on sensor microlens design!

improved color filter layer - up to 20% more light gathering!

tilting built-in flash that can be used as a wireless trigger/controller for external flashes!

magnesium alloy body - that is a bit lighter than NEX-6!

flash top plate!

clean HDMI output and zebra for video shooters and also more controls in video!

full camera control over USB for PC studio work!

7 customizable buttons and MR mode on top dial!

better high ISO performance than latest D5300 24Mp APS-C sensor!

11fps with tracking AF in RAW+JPEG with 49 frames (for JPEG) before buffer gets full!

Now I'm just thinking 11fps is 269Mb per second (more than a quarter of Gigabyte per second!) what kind of a card we need for that beast?

From what I read in other previews the construction is the same as the NEX-6, ie. magnesium top plate with the rest of the camera being plastic

Haven't read about the flash tilting, nor the gapless microlenses on the sensor

Where did you read about 7 customisable buttons?  I read that it had two soft buttons (now in different locations) and that the d-button can be customised, ie. same as for current cameras, but I would like some clarifcation of this

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nandbytes Senior Member • Posts: 5,591
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parallaxproblem wrote:

Donny out of Element here wrote:

improved gap-less on sensor microlens design!

improved color filter layer - up to 20% more light gathering!

tilting built-in flash that can be used as a wireless trigger/controller for external flashes!

magnesium alloy body - that is a bit lighter than NEX-6!

flash top plate!

clean HDMI output and zebra for video shooters and also more controls in video!

full camera control over USB for PC studio work!

7 customizable buttons and MR mode on top dial!

better high ISO performance than latest D5300 24Mp APS-C sensor!

11fps with tracking AF in RAW+JPEG with 49 frames (for JPEG) before buffer gets full!

Now I'm just thinking 11fps is 269Mb per second (more than a quarter of Gigabyte per second!) what kind of a card we need for that beast?

From what I read in other previews the construction is the same as the NEX-6, ie. magnesium top plate with the rest of the camera being plastic

Haven't read about the flash tilting, nor the gapless microlenses on the sensor

Where did you read about 7 customisable buttons? I read that it had two soft buttons (now in different locations) and that the d-button can be customised, ie. same as for current cameras, but I would like some clarifcation of this

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The sony guy from youtube video did say 7 customisable buttons.

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kcamacho11 Senior Member • Posts: 1,529
Re: It's easy to forget that a6000 also has...

Donny out of Element here wrote:

better high ISO performance than latest D5300 24Mp APS-C sensor!

Where has this been said?

quezra Senior Member • Posts: 3,915
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nandbytes wrote:

parallaxproblem wrote:

Donny out of Element here wrote:

improved gap-less on sensor microlens design!

improved color filter layer - up to 20% more light gathering!

tilting built-in flash that can be used as a wireless trigger/controller for external flashes!

magnesium alloy body - that is a bit lighter than NEX-6!

flash top plate!

clean HDMI output and zebra for video shooters and also more controls in video!

full camera control over USB for PC studio work!

7 customizable buttons and MR mode on top dial!

better high ISO performance than latest D5300 24Mp APS-C sensor!

11fps with tracking AF in RAW+JPEG with 49 frames (for JPEG) before buffer gets full!

Now I'm just thinking 11fps is 269Mb per second (more than a quarter of Gigabyte per second!) what kind of a card we need for that beast?

From what I read in other previews the construction is the same as the NEX-6, ie. magnesium top plate with the rest of the camera being plastic

Haven't read about the flash tilting, nor the gapless microlenses on the sensor

Where did you read about 7 customisable buttons? I read that it had two soft buttons (now in different locations) and that the d-button can be customised, ie. same as for current cameras, but I would like some clarifcation of this

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The sony guy from youtube video did say 7 customisable buttons.

DPR's conclusion says: "The a6000 shares the same customizable Function menu as those cameras, as well. While there are two labeled custom buttons, the AEL button as well as all four directions on the 4-way controller can be set to your liking, as well."

C1, C2, AEL, Up, Down, Left, Right = 7 customizable buttons

Which is pretty much standard since NEX-6 days

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parallaxproblem Veteran Member • Posts: 5,335
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nandbytes wrote:

parallaxproblem wrote:

Donny out of Element here wrote:

improved gap-less on sensor microlens design!

improved color filter layer - up to 20% more light gathering!

tilting built-in flash that can be used as a wireless trigger/controller for external flashes!

magnesium alloy body - that is a bit lighter than NEX-6!

flash top plate!

clean HDMI output and zebra for video shooters and also more controls in video!

full camera control over USB for PC studio work!

7 customizable buttons and MR mode on top dial!

better high ISO performance than latest D5300 24Mp APS-C sensor!

11fps with tracking AF in RAW+JPEG with 49 frames (for JPEG) before buffer gets full!

Now I'm just thinking 11fps is 269Mb per second (more than a quarter of Gigabyte per second!) what kind of a card we need for that beast?

From what I read in other previews the construction is the same as the NEX-6, ie. magnesium top plate with the rest of the camera being plastic

Haven't read about the flash tilting, nor the gapless microlenses on the sensor

Where did you read about 7 customisable buttons? I read that it had two soft buttons (now in different locations) and that the d-button can be customised, ie. same as for current cameras, but I would like some clarifcation of this

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The sony guy from youtube video did say 7 customisable buttons.

Does that mean 2 soft buttons, 4 directions on the D-button and centre button on the D-button?  Or does it mean some of the other buttons except soft and D-button can be customised?

It would be nice if there was some clarity on this

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Donny out of Element here OP Contributing Member • Posts: 996
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kcamacho11 wrote:

Donny out of Element here wrote:

better high ISO performance than latest D5300 24Mp APS-C sensor!

Where has this been said?

I think it was first-hand review from UK http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/reviews/compactsystemcameras/129486/1/first-look-review-sony-alpha-6000 “Looking at 100% crops of a garden scene containing a mix of stone and plant detail, the A6000, utilizing diffraction reduction technology, managed to resolve sharper edge detail and reduced haloing compared to the 24.2-million-pixel Nikon D5300, particularly at f/11. Colour and contrast also appeared slightly more accurate on the images printed from the camera.

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Now, does it have Auto ISO in M ?

quezra Senior Member • Posts: 3,915
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parallaxproblem wrote:

nandbytes wrote:

parallaxproblem wrote:

Donny out of Element here wrote:

improved gap-less on sensor microlens design!

improved color filter layer - up to 20% more light gathering!

tilting built-in flash that can be used as a wireless trigger/controller for external flashes!

magnesium alloy body - that is a bit lighter than NEX-6!

flash top plate!

clean HDMI output and zebra for video shooters and also more controls in video!

full camera control over USB for PC studio work!

7 customizable buttons and MR mode on top dial!

better high ISO performance than latest D5300 24Mp APS-C sensor!

11fps with tracking AF in RAW+JPEG with 49 frames (for JPEG) before buffer gets full!

Now I'm just thinking 11fps is 269Mb per second (more than a quarter of Gigabyte per second!) what kind of a card we need for that beast?

From what I read in other previews the construction is the same as the NEX-6, ie. magnesium top plate with the rest of the camera being plastic

Haven't read about the flash tilting, nor the gapless microlenses on the sensor

Where did you read about 7 customisable buttons? I read that it had two soft buttons (now in different locations) and that the d-button can be customised, ie. same as for current cameras, but I would like some clarifcation of this

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DUMP the HUMP! A5000 & A6000 success.... campaign for *REAL* NEX-5 and NEX-7 replacement bodies
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The sony guy from youtube video did say 7 customisable buttons.

Does that mean 2 soft buttons, 4 directions on the D-button and centre button on the D-button? Or does it mean some of the other buttons except soft and D-button can be customised?

It would be nice if there was some clarity on this

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Did you not read the DPR first look?

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Donny out of Element here OP Contributing Member • Posts: 996
Re: It's easy to forget that a6000 also has...

parallaxproblem wrote:

nandbytes wrote:

parallaxproblem wrote:

Donny out of Element here wrote:

improved gap-less on sensor microlens design!

improved color filter layer - up to 20% more light gathering!

tilting built-in flash that can be used as a wireless trigger/controller for external flashes!

magnesium alloy body - that is a bit lighter than NEX-6!

flash top plate!

clean HDMI output and zebra for video shooters and also more controls in video!

full camera control over USB for PC studio work!

7 customizable buttons and MR mode on top dial!

better high ISO performance than latest D5300 24Mp APS-C sensor!

11fps with tracking AF in RAW+JPEG with 49 frames (for JPEG) before buffer gets full!

Now I'm just thinking 11fps is 269Mb per second (more than a quarter of Gigabyte per second!) what kind of a card we need for that beast?

From what I read in other previews the construction is the same as the NEX-6, ie. magnesium top plate with the rest of the camera being plastic

Haven't read about the flash tilting, nor the gapless microlenses on the sensor

Where did you read about 7 customisable buttons? I read that it had two soft buttons (now in different locations) and that the d-button can be customised, ie. same as for current cameras, but I would like some clarifcation of this

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DUMP the HUMP! A5000 & A6000 success.... campaign for *REAL* NEX-5 and NEX-7 replacement bodies
* newly updated ignore list: hostile responses are probably not visible to me

The sony guy from youtube video did say 7 customisable buttons.

Does that mean 2 soft buttons, 4 directions on the D-button and centre button on the D-button? Or does it mean some of the other buttons except soft and D-button can be customised?

It would be nice if there was some clarity on this

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Sorry for confusion, quezra summed it in detail in post above. Should have been more clear, but I was composing topic like an outline for features and I missed all the small details.

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