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Sony A6000 for $448 from Cameta Ebay

Discussion in 'Hot Deals - Find a Great Deal? Share It Here.' started by Jonathan F/2, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
  2. edwardconde

    edwardconde Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    excellent deal on the sony!!!!
  3. Evan614

    Evan614 Mu-43 Regular

    May 6, 2014
  4. Serhan

    Serhan Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 7, 2011
    Sony deals has been going on since thanksgiving week... Every store has it w/ $200 discount. Some of the deals come with a card and LR for the same price...
  5. MaK543

    MaK543 Mu-43 Regular

    May 1, 2012
    MD USA
    $450 is very good price for the excellent features offered by A6000. However, lenses are big while selections are few. I loved my NEX-6, but I eventually switched to GX7 for much better lenses and portability.
  6. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 7, 2010
    That sums it up for me as well, and lots of other folks I think. I've got the 20/1.7, 45/1.8 and 75/1.8 with a GX7. Those lenses make all the difference for me. Pretty good combo of size, quality and cost.
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  7. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    I'm always looking to getting a good street setup. I'm actually interested seeing how the A6000 with the 35mm 1.8 OSS would perform as a street shooter compared to my E-M10 & 20mm 1.7. I could also see myself getting the Sigma 19mm & 60mm with about the same pixel density (as M43) to crop when need be. The only thing I see lacking from the E mount is a solid budget telephoto. The Sony 55-210mm looks huge and appears lackluster compared to any of the M43 zoom telephoto offerings.

    After doing all the math in my head, M43 still comes out on top in terms of price, features and performance! :biggrin:
  8. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Legend

    Mar 21, 2014
    I think the A6000 is a good camera for someone who hasn't invested in any system, but it's hard to see significant advantages over the present generation of M4/3 cameras, especially if you already own any M4/3 lenses. I can believe that C-AF is better than the GX7 or E-M10, and competitive with the GH4 and E-M1 at a lower price, so if you need a mirrorless system for sports it's an option. But then the only somewhat compelling sports lens option for the E-mount is the downright huge FE 70-200 f4. For single AF, contemporary M4/3 cameras and lenses are still faster...

    For day to day use, the lack of a 2nd control dial and the touch screen are a huge downside for me. Even when using manual focus lenses, the touchscreen is a big advantage for magnification (significantly speeds up manual focusing).

    The sensor is good and has a nice resolution boost over M4/3 as long as you've got good lenses for it. But the high ISO performance is not even 1-stop better than present generation M4/3, at which point the IBIS in the GX7 or OM-Ds will claw back that advantage. I can see a modest advantage in dynamic range, but again, not a huge one.

    Honestly, APS-C vs. M4/3 is a total toss-up at this point. I think you really need to go to the A7 before the E-mount brings noticeable advantages in image quality. Ironically, I think the A6000 here becomes good mostly as a budget option for a prosumer cam, especially at this price.
  9. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    My colleague bought an a5000 for $298 for his wife from B&H and the 50-210(?) for $148 more. She had borrowed my E-PM2 and Panny 45-200 for a Galapagos trip and caught the bug. He showed it to me and it was the first time I actually held a Sony body, Really small, plasticky but solid, and the compact 16-50 zoom. Nice little camera and surprisingly close in size to the E-Pm2.
  10. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, USA
    The only thing I don't like about the E-mount is the lack of decent tele options. You have the 55-210mm and then the 70-200 f/4. In M43 land you have the 45-200, 40-150, 45-150, 45-175, 100-300 & 75-300 in the budget end and in the high end range you have the 35-100 and 40-150 2.8. If Sony redesigned the 55-210mm, shrank it down a bit and refined the optics I might consider an E mount system.
  11. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Lenses are less important to my friend, but I understand your point. Coming from mu43, the sony lens selection looks fairly limited.
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