a6000 magnesium alloy? Where is it?

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J Malin Forum Member • Posts: 63
a6000 magnesium alloy? Where is it?

Heya all.

Been playing with this new baby for bit now and im conserder of the build quality. It feels and sounds hollow on almost all corners.

It feels bit more flimsy than Nex 6, if i recall correctly.

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ryan92084
ryan92084 Contributing Member • Posts: 521
Re: a6000 magnesium alloy? Where is it?

Heya all.

Been playing with this new baby for bit now and im conserder of the build quality. It feels and sounds hollow on almost all corners.

It feels bit more flimsy than Nex 6, if i recall correctly.

It's not, at least the shell isn't. Sony roughly edited mag alloy claims out of the video it was advertised in. I made a post about it linking the original and new versions.

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EinsteinsGhost
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Re: a6000 magnesium alloy? Where is it?

Heya all.

Been playing with this new baby for bit now and im conserder of the build quality. It feels and sounds hollow on almost all corners.

It feels bit more flimsy than Nex 6, if i recall correctly.

Probably a combination of poly and mag alloy, as was the case with NEX-6. The body itself is a bit thicker than NEX-6 (noticeable from the top around the mount).

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OP J Malin Forum Member • Posts: 63
Re: a6000 magnesium alloy? Where is it?

ryan92084 wrote:

Heya all.

Been playing with this new baby for bit now and im conserder of the build quality. It feels and sounds hollow on almost all corners.

It feels bit more flimsy than Nex 6, if i recall correctly.

It's not, at least the shell isn't. Sony roughly edited mag alloy claims out of the video it was advertised in. I made a post about it linking the original and new versions.

Thanks for the info!

Its big shame.. Still loving the camera tho!

ryan92084
ryan92084 Contributing Member • Posts: 521
Re: a6000 magnesium alloy? Where is it?
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Found my post with the links

Well people are pretty sure a6000 is (at least partially) metal because of a Sony promo video saying it is. Users/owners opinions vary greatly on their conclusion for the body material. I questioned the Sony community page about this and while they didn't respond directly they have since edited the video to remove the references to it being magnesium alloy.

You can see the original video here http://youtu.be/FAyEJzoDb9c?t=6m14s where they mention it being a magnesium alloy body at 6:29 and again 6:38.

and here is the new "official" version where you can hear the new and rather awkward editing http://youtu.be/yWUHp8F8m1g?t=4m30s . Fairly certain this was changed after I asked because I rewatched it just before posting my question to make sure the claim was made.

Here is where I asked about it. http://community.sony.com/t5/Alpha-NEX-Cameras/a6000-body-shell-material/m-p/323998#U323998

I found it disappointing but only because of their original claims.  If they never said anything it never would have bothered me.

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OP J Malin Forum Member • Posts: 63
Re: a6000 magnesium alloy? Where is it?

ryan92084 wrote:

Found my post with the links

Well people are pretty sure a6000 is (at least partially) metal because of a Sony promo video saying it is. Users/owners opinions vary greatly on their conclusion for the body material. I questioned the Sony community page about this and while they didn't respond directly they have since edited the video to remove the references to it being magnesium alloy.

You can see the original video here http://youtu.be/FAyEJzoDb9c?t=6m14s where they mention it being a magnesium alloy body at 6:29 and again 6:38.

and here is the new "official" version where you can hear the new and rather awkward editing http://youtu.be/yWUHp8F8m1g?t=4m30s . Fairly certain this was changed after I asked because I rewatched it just before posting my question to make sure the claim was made.

Here is where I asked about it. http://community.sony.com/t5/Alpha-NEX-Cameras/a6000-body-shell-material/m-p/323998#U323998

I found it disappointing but only because of their original claims. If they never said anything it never would have bothered me.

Thanks again.

Also the LCD screen feels bit cheap.

But all the buttons & grip have solid feel to em. So lets just hope that our a6000's wont brake after 1 year of use.

Tuloom Senior Member • Posts: 2,525
Re: a6000 magnesium alloy? Where is it?

J Malin wrote:

Thanks again.

Also the LCD screen feels bit cheap.

But all the buttons & grip have solid feel to em. So lets just hope that our a6000's wont brake after 1 year of use.

I was never an extended warranty buyer, but with drops and spills included, this is too cheap @ $49 to pass up:

http://store.sony.com/digital-cameras-video-cameras-protection-plus-zid27-All-Digital-Cameras-Camcorders-Protection-PLUS-Standalone-Warranty/cat-27-catid-All-Digital-Cameras-Camcorders-Protection-Plus

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