lgelfan

lgelfan

Lives in United States Brooklyn, NY, United States
Joined on Feb 7, 2016

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On a photo in the Sony FE 135mm F1.8 GM sample gallery sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Is this soft due to motion blur?

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2019 at 18:15 UTC as 1st comment
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2163 comments in total)
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pkcpga: Testimate to Sony quality, I'm currently in Costa Rica at Monteverde national park were it was 98 degrees and humid in the rain forest. My friend has his new Sony a6300, the camera refused to turn on in the heat and humidity. He changed the battery twice trying all three batteries the Sony refused to even turn on. My Fuji xpro 2 had no issues all day, shot 2 batteries and about 500 shots. His Sony would not turn on again until after 15 minutes in our air conditioned room. Forget about over heating wouldn't even turn on in the heat. Yesterday at safari park were it was in the low 90's in a covered safari truck the Sony turned off after 20 minutes of just taking photos. Not sure why Sony has so many heat issues that other mirrorless like my Fuji did not have.

In case anyone else has similar issues, I used an a6300 for about a week on a recent trip and it would randomly "reboot". It wasn't overheating as it happened sometimes when the camera had barely been on and also it would come right back up and be fine. The screen would flicker purple-ish color for a split second, go black and come right back up a couple seconds later. It didn't happen a lot but it would lose any custom settings and whatever data it was writing at the time, including video (which happened at a very unfortunate time), enough to make me lose confidence in it. I tried different batteries and memory cards -- it was definitely the camera.

I didn't see reports of this exact behavior so was willing to write it off as edge-case (although does indicate poor QC at Sony), painlessly replaced the camera at B&H, and the new one has been fine.

So if you are having problems that are unique or at the extreme end of a known problem, you may have a defective unit -- try a new one.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 06:39 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2163 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: So I skimmed the review and did not see the answers to the following questions. If I missed them I apologize:

Does the A6300 lock out many functions after a burst? I purchased the A6000 based on your recommendation but the lock up makes it almost useless for sports.

Can I take a picture while taking a video? (as I can with every camera and phone that I own except the A6000)?

Thanks!

Note that you can assign a custom function button to start video (something not available on the a7r) but frustratingly, still can't assign the shutter for that, even in movie mode.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 05:31 UTC
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