From A6300 to A6600. Is it worth it?

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MarkG Regular Member • Posts: 310
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Black Elk wrote:

From the OP: I shoot mainly static architectural and only RAW.

Based on this there is absolutely no need to "upgrade" to the a6600. The sensors are the same and only a pixel peeper could tell the difference. IMHO, the OP will not see improvement in the type of pictures taken. No need to spend a thousand plus dollars for a bunch of whistles and bells that are not needed.

Completely agree. For architecture, no advantage in a6600 IQ over a6300 whatsoever.

Sports, animal photography etc. is a different story.

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An avid reader
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Re: From A6300 to A6600. Is it worth it?

I have just taken the same path. My a6600 should arrive any day now. But I am mainly a jpeg shooter and have just started to shoot my sons outdoor football games. Last Sunday I took my a6300 and the 18-135 mm with me to the game. Nice sunny day. I think the combination of the a6600 with the 70-350 mm will be great, although I have not yet pulled the trigger on the 70-350 mm.

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Morph1909
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Re: From A6300 to A6600. Is it worth it?

I dont think you will regret the 70-350 i have been very impressed with it so far.

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DustyBin
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I have A6300 and A7iii.... Amazon just had a Cyber Monday deal on the A6500 at £699.  Very tempted, but no major improvement over A6300 which is my ‘second’ camera.  The discussion here just saved me some money... thanks!

PS - One particular reason I am enjoying FF over APS-C... low light.  I don’t know/care what the various tests state, but I see a huge difference in what is capable with the bigger sensor.

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OP valenterio Regular Member • Posts: 205
Re: From A6300 to A6600. Is it worth it?

DustyBin wrote:

I have A6300 and A7iii.... Amazon just had a Cyber Monday deal on the A6500 at £699. Very tempted, but no major improvement over A6300 which is my ‘second’ camera. The discussion here just saved me some money... thanks!

PS - One particular reason I am enjoying FF over APS-C... low light. I don’t know/care what the various tests state, but I see a huge difference in what is capable with the bigger sensor.

I also have an A7RIII which I use only for twilight shoots. I'm 80 years old and the A7RIII with the 12-24 lens + flash gets quite heavy for lugging around extensive day shoots. That's one reason I want to stay with the lighter gear A6XXX + 10-18 lens. I may just keep the 6300 until I can afford the 6600 or Sony releases a new APS-C with a new sensor, higher rez viewfinder and LCD.  But at my age, the odds are against me.

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Advent1sam
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Re: From A6300 to A6600. Is it worth it?

valenterio wrote:

DustyBin wrote:

I have A6300 and A7iii.... Amazon just had a Cyber Monday deal on the A6500 at £699. Very tempted, but no major improvement over A6300 which is my ‘second’ camera. The discussion here just saved me some money... thanks!

PS - One particular reason I am enjoying FF over APS-C... low light. I don’t know/care what the various tests state, but I see a huge difference in what is capable with the bigger sensor.

I also have an A7RIII which I use only for twilight shoots. I'm 80 years old and the A7RIII with the 12-24 lens + flash gets quite heavy for lugging around extensive day shoots. That's one reason I want to stay with the lighter gear A6XXX + 10-18 lens. I may just keep the 6300 until I can afford the 6600 or Sony releases a new APS-C with a new sensor, higher rez viewfinder and LCD. But at my age, the odds are against me.

Get the a6600, sometimes it just makes sense, I think you will notice an improvement and dare I say it the a7r3 will become redundant

If you need a low light wide option would the 16 1.4 be wide enough or do you tend to use the full 12-24 range?

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Off The Mark Senior Member • Posts: 3,156
Re: From A6300 to A6600. Is it worth it?

I also have an A7RIII which I use only for twilight shoots. I'm 80 years old and the A7RIII with the 12-24 lens + flash gets quite heavy for lugging around extensive day shoots. That's one reason I want to stay with the lighter gear A6XXX + 10-18 lens.

That's good to know. Probably would have helped mentioning that in the original post so we could better help you.

I had an a6300 (got destroyed on a job) and have been shooting with an a6500 for the last year and a half, along with the Sony 10-18 f/4.

The combination has been pretty good (despite the erognomic issues I outlined earlier). For architecture I don't really see how the a6600 would really be an upgrade.

While the a6600 has lots of advantages over the a6300, I think you would notice them most if you are shooting things that require better AF tracking (the a6300 and a6500 are no slouch at AF, just check out ZackieDog's bird-in-flight photos for confirmation of that since he shoots on an a6300). or the front-facing screen, or better jpg colors. The a6600 is also supposed to have better ergonomics and better battery life, but then you won't be able to use the batteries you already have for your a6300 since the a6600 takes a different battery.

On the other hand, the a6600 also does have IBIS so that can be quite helpful. I know a lot of people say that IBIS is "terrible" on sony cameras, but I have found that I can get about a two-stop benefit pretty consistently using IBIS. Your mileage may vary.

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DustyBin
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Re: From A6300 to A6600. Is it worth it?

valenterio wrote:

DustyBin wrote:

I have A6300 and A7iii.... Amazon just had a Cyber Monday deal on the A6500 at £699. Very tempted, but no major improvement over A6300 which is my ‘second’ camera. The discussion here just saved me some money... thanks!

PS - One particular reason I am enjoying FF over APS-C... low light. I don’t know/care what the various tests state, but I see a huge difference in what is capable with the bigger sensor.

I also have an A7RIII which I use only for twilight shoots. I'm 80 years old and the A7RIII with the 12-24 lens + flash gets quite heavy for lugging around extensive day shoots. That's one reason I want to stay with the lighter gear A6XXX + 10-18 lens. I may just keep the 6300 until I can afford the 6600 or Sony releases a new APS-C with a new sensor, higher rez viewfinder and LCD. But at my age, the odds are against me.

Even at my sprightly age of 52, I also like lighter!  On a recent business trip to India, I had a couple of days free and took my A7iii with only 28-75 and 55 1.8.  In fact, just using the 55 was quite a joy... and reminiscent of the time when many of us only had the standard 50 that came with our film cameras!

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