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Is it worth it to upgrade to an a6300 over an a6500??

 
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Sep 05, 2017 17:32 |  #1

I have an a6000 and love it. It has become my go to camera and I have a good set of glass for it. I got into more video now and thought about going with the a6500 but don't like the price tag.


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Oct 31, 2017 00:29 |  #2

Just curious, but why are you considering switching from your a6000? Just asking because it's still a very capable camera, and depending on your needs you might want to consider sticking with it and just investing in better glass/accessories.

I have the a6500. And its autofocus is definitely improved over the a6000. But I've done dayshoots with a friend who owns the a6000 and the image quality between the two is very similar. The IBIS on my a6500 is "meh" at best and the a6500's 4K rolling shutter makes me want to throw my camera at the wall.




  
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Dec 01, 2017 13:36 |  #3

There are four independent things that would make the upgrade worth it for a more video centric rational:
1)4k allows you to re-frame and punch in if your delivery resolution is HD.
2)Log profiles provide you with much more dynamic range, color control and contrast.
3)A6500 Ibis. Although not perfect, usable and very good for most video situations
4)Continuous auto-focus with eye and face detect. This is of course, if you're working with AF lenses.

Have in mind that 1 and 2 most certainly will require extra steps in post. I had the A6300 and I loved the video it produced.

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Dec 18, 2017 20:47 |  #4

So I ended up picking up a A6300 while they were on sale.. Sorry the initial post was kind of off. I have a good amount of glass for my a6000 Now a6300.. I am keeping the A6000 as I love the image quality and as a spare. I wanted a step up in video and the mic in and the weather sealing what the deciding factor for me. I also loved that the A6300 has live view video through the app so you don't need an expensive monitor. This again was all about stepping into better video and not about photos. I feel that the A6300 is a huge step up for that.


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Dec 20, 2017 14:13 |  #5

dont forget the other reason to switch besides the one that were posted is because the body has 5 axis image stabilization. Im also a a6000 owner and looking to switch this reason, since I use a lot of 1980' canon lenses which are all manual and can totally benefit from body image stabilization


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