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brendon1000

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andyyau: Just $2800! It is lucky that I am not Nikon user.

You think Canon won't charge this much when they come out with their own lens in the future ? :P

Unfortunately everyone is raising the prices of their new lenses by a rather substantial amount ! :(

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 05:47 UTC
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ThomasFromBavaria: Does it focus breath?

All zoom lenses and many prime lenses focus breath. The question is 'How much'.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 05:45 UTC
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Travo: I don't get the huge concern with battery life and mirrorless cameras. People can spend thousands of dollars on a camera and lenses but not $50 on a spare battery?

Worth noting is that the a6300 (and probably the a6500) can operate while charging off a USB battery pack. Handy if you want to do some astrophotography.

It is a problem and while I have learned to live with the poor battery life, DSLRs are far far far far better. My friend shoots weddings with me and he uses a 6D. I go through 3 - 4 batteries for his every 1 battery.

And his one battery charges faster than one Sony battery. So if I go for a 2 or 3 day wedding I am constantly worrying about charging my batteries while he never really worries about battery life with just 3 charged batteries.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 15:56 UTC
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Miki Nemeth: It is a significantly improved camera, no question: IBIS, no-overheating, touch screen alone enough to bring the A6500 into a different category. The three points mentioned on page 6 are totally irrelevant to me: I can live without a front control dial now that we have touch screen. The 4K image of A6300 was mind-blowing anyway. I am totally fine with the excellent small inexpensive Sony batteries. I keep 3 extra in my bag. The A6500 can be operated via a USB battery, absolutely very cool for long time-lapse. What I am missing, though are USB3, headphone jack, and GPS. Not having a GPS is really annoying. But, anyhow, for all these workarounds can be found, and they are not deal-breakers, definitely. The A6500 is a killer camera, sure: no competition can come even close. If only Sony would add touch screen to one of its A7 cameras before Xmas.

Its not sacrosanct but they did test both cameras side by side and one overheated while the other kept going till the 30 minute limit which is imposed on all still cameras.

So while eliminated is not the best word to use its still vastly superior to the A6300.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 15:53 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (275 comments in total)
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Jefftan: The best pocket camera is Ricoh GR II
not this

Or get a Panasonic GM1/5 with 14mm F2.5 pancake lens
or get a A5100 with Sony 20mm F2.8

there are lots of tricks like slow motion video
but bottom line in terms of IQ , it is a very small sensor camera

None of those cameras have a zoom lens which limits the appeal greatly. This isn't a camera for the best IQ. Its a fun camera for convenience when you want to go light.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 06:42 UTC
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Bhima78: Wait, why is this double the price of the regular M-P? I mean, i actually like how this looks but damn... that is a fleecing! I could see 10-20% higher price, but making this thing $15,000 is crazy. It is products like these that make me realize Capitalism as it stands today is an utter failure as an ideal economic system.

This is a luxury item meant for rich people.

But do note that this is a kit with a 35mm f1.4 lens and a flash.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 05:23 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony RX100 Mark V real-world samples (275 comments in total)
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Smack53: Wonderful image Quality from that sensor, but at a price that is just too far out of reach for my budget. It's a shame too because this is the best camera to have in my pocket for those unplanned moments that come up all the time. Still, I'll keep it on my wish list because you never know when you might strike it rich!! :))

^^ Exactly ! This camera has essentially the same sensor as the original Rx100 with a few minor tweaks. The main difference between this and the original isn't IQ but AF speed, burst rate and video.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2016 at 07:05 UTC
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mcentral: I'll add my two cents. I want an upgrade that is 1000% less about speed/action and 1000% more about ergonomics. A video and portrait/lanscape/street camera, strong in low light. Maybe once a year you shoot a burst tracking your niece running in the backyard. A camera with these video specs, IBIS, a touch screen, a flippy touchy. It can be bigger. It should have more sensible controls (I don't see the point of the mode dial, but this is industry wide. If you only have one dial, modes are not the things I want access to and could easily be in the function menu.) Two card slots, mic and headphone jack, no overheating, longer battery life, ruggedness. That is worth $1500. I have been pairing Canon FF and Sony E mount APSC, in a budget sort of way (6D, A6000). I still believe this approach is eminently sensible, but I can't quite buy in with a camera like this. I could get a Panasonic GX85 PLUS a Pentax K-70 for less money and I'd be well ahead.

If you really want great ergonomics you should try Fuji. A lot of people seem to like the controls :)

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 04:16 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (339 comments in total)
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NoMirror99: I feel like buying a 2x4 at Home Depot and taking a trip to Sony Japan and whacking those engineers over the head. Wake up Sony! Somebody in the top three has to be the first to introduce a complete remake of the screen interface. It needs to be an icon driven touch very similar to smartphones. Dump those freaking menus!!! I want to organize the icons on multiple screens to suit me. YOU don't know what I need and never will. And I don't care what your engineers think about what belongs on a professional camera. Stop trying to sell customers what you think they need. Sell us what we want. Or have you forgotten who is paying the blinking bill !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Come on dude just because you do something different doesn't mean everyone will like it :P

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 07:52 UTC
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tobicy68: Wait am I the only one still waiting for the successor of the A6000? A6000 MkII perhaps?

With the rate Sony is launching bodies you may not have to wait too long... :P

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2016 at 07:10 UTC
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zorglub76: So, a6000 was $600 2.5 years ago. Now we have touchscreen, which is about $25 upgrade (iPhone 6s replacement screen is $85 if you buy a single item, so Sony's is probably $50, and no-touch screen is probably already $25), and IBIS, which, with all the other improvements, made a7II cost $300 more than a7.

This means that a6500 should cost about $325 more than a6000. Everything above $1000 is a rip-off.... If I want to upgrade my a6000 in two years, does it mean that my option would be a6900 with the price of $2700?

^^ He is a troll. Trolls are bitter creatures with ZERO usefulness in life. Best ignore them and let them wallow in their bitterness. :)

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2016 at 07:02 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (339 comments in total)
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chris boettcher: Looking forward to handling the A6500. I did not like the A6300 because of the brick-like feel of the body in my hands. I truly loved the ergonomics of the NEX7 body. Good to see that the a6500 has better focusing specs than everything that preceded it. Of course the menu interface is better than the NEX7 as well. I will have to try it out before spending the extra bucks. FWIW, the Panasonic GX8 has almost all the features that the negative review comments say are missing on the Sony APSC bodies. Maybe it is time for those folks to abandon the Sony ship for now. Comparing the IQ on the GX8 and the A6500 will be a good decision making exercise for me. The GX8 with the 12-60mm lens goes for under $1K.

@Photo Aficiondao - Sigma has an excellent 30mm f1.4 which will give a slighly more tele FOV on Sony. Or even the 28mm f2

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 22:25 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (339 comments in total)
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NightclubDancer: At high ISO (6400 and up) does this take cleaner picture than a6300?

@Steelhead - You will really struggle to see much high ISO difference with the current crop of APS-C sensors upto maybe 6400. More than that honestly you aren't going to get any great photo.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 20:44 UTC
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Bora Cyprus: No battery grip means Sony is not serious about APS-C line. They will not make good glass for APS-C only either.
To me, 6500 is just a testing camera Sony released to get AF feedback from users and they will implement it in upcoming full frame A9 which they will charge too much. They just care about making money by releasing fancy cameras every 6 months and not providing updates to old cameras.

Fuji is much better at providing genuine photography experience and they are committed to do so.

Sony should learn at least from Panasonic (if not Fuji) with their latest G80/85. It is cheaper, weather sealed, has batter grip, has good video features..all under 1000 bucks.

(i own a sony a6000 and A7 and thinking to ditch Sony soon)

Err no its better than before but no serious videographer worth his salt will want to use a Fuji for video.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 16:26 UTC
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Angrymagpie: Why doesn't Sony give us more lenses?
Are lenses technically more difficult to produce?
This looks like a great camera. But I'd like a weather-sealed version of the 24/1.8 to pair with it (which would hopefully be shorter than the current Zeiss one).
Maybe a more affordable version of the standard zoom?

Sony is unfortunately fully focused on their full frame cameras. They are completely ignoring the apsc lenses. Hopefully they will pick up the slack once they feel most gaps are covered.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 12:37 UTC
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cosinaphile: WITH THE DIMINISHED BUYING POWER OF ALL CURRENCIES ..... i dont see this as overpriced.... the top olympus pannys and fuji are close to this within 20 percent or so or closer

i wonder what the build quality is like i remember the 6000 felt cheap in the hamd when i held at adorama

The A6000 was a mid range model and was made with mostly plastic. This is a flagship model and is made of magnesium alloy. But ergonomics aren't terribly good. I much prefer the A7x series ergonomics

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 12:34 UTC
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Bora Cyprus: No battery grip means Sony is not serious about APS-C line. They will not make good glass for APS-C only either.
To me, 6500 is just a testing camera Sony released to get AF feedback from users and they will implement it in upcoming full frame A9 which they will charge too much. They just care about making money by releasing fancy cameras every 6 months and not providing updates to old cameras.

Fuji is much better at providing genuine photography experience and they are committed to do so.

Sony should learn at least from Panasonic (if not Fuji) with their latest G80/85. It is cheaper, weather sealed, has batter grip, has good video features..all under 1000 bucks.

(i own a sony a6000 and A7 and thinking to ditch Sony soon)

@OP - Its best to compare cameras with similar sensor sizes like with fuji. The Panasonic uses a quarter frame sensor which not everyone cares for too much.

Fuji cameras have better lenses generally but they have poor video quality and the fuji bodies are also much bigger than the Sony.

And lastly fuji is targeted specifically for photographers. My friend wanted to buy a camera and I suggested him fuji but he hated all the dials and said it looked too complicated to use. He finally bought a Sony a6300 as he found the automated features very useful.

Pure photographers may not like Sony ergonomics and even I at times curse Sony on its crappy menus. But I find the external controls of their A7x series cameras to be just fine.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 12:31 UTC
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zorglub76: So, a6000 was $600 2.5 years ago. Now we have touchscreen, which is about $25 upgrade (iPhone 6s replacement screen is $85 if you buy a single item, so Sony's is probably $50, and no-touch screen is probably already $25), and IBIS, which, with all the other improvements, made a7II cost $300 more than a7.

This means that a6500 should cost about $325 more than a6000. Everything above $1000 is a rip-off.... If I want to upgrade my a6000 in two years, does it mean that my option would be a6900 with the price of $2700?

You are talking as if this is food or some mass consumed item. This camera is expensive not for the sum of the parts required to build it but the R&D and tech that goes into the camera which is very expensive.

In a few years the entry level cameras will offer such specs at a budget price but the same parts won't necessarily be cheaper than they are today.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 12:23 UTC
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mugen: Max 1/4000 sec and Sync of 1/160 ?
Really Sony ?
So the cheapest E-mount camera a3000 and this 'APS-C flagship' are the same ob that spec.

^^ Its a touchscreen so maybe same specs but its definitely a new panel ! :P

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 08:24 UTC
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RaghavBaijal: When is Sony going to add a scroll wheel for the index finger? Maybe next generation? Guess I will have to wait to upgrade my A6000.

To be honest, I am perfectly happy with my A6000, especially its price. I would much rather spend the extra $ on lenses including native primes.

Lol this is not war fighting over some resource ! :P

This is you seeing some pigs throwing muck at each other and you thinking "I want to be a pig ! I want to be a pig ! " :D

Trolls are meant to be ignored not fed !

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 06:38 UTC
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