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Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by fractal, Oct 13, 2016.
Patrick Murphy-Racey Photography Blog: First Review of the New Sony A6500: An A6300 on Steroids
He certainly seems impressed by it, no doubt its a great camera in a very compact package.
I want it, and i want it now daddy... Perfect sum up
I don't think I'll go for the A6500 in the end because I now expect Sony to come up with a full-frame body with a touch screen and improved AF performance.
Besides breaking the bank, what's wrong with having both?
The new FF body alone will wreak havoc with my bank account all by itself, so even that won't make a difference. However, I don't think I'll have a use for the A6500 once I'd have a FF body with touch screen AF and similar AF performance.
I'm with you there. But as many of us have already said, "i got into E-mount for the size / weight reduction " I doubt they are going to make the FF bodies smaller anytime soon. While i love the IQ of my a7ii, I do miss the small size i grew to love of my 5r, I'm very excited for the a6500. That being said, It will be hard to live withOUT the new FF body when it eventually is updated. The dilemmas are real.
Well, I've never been one of those. The weight of my bag is primarily determined by the weight of the lenses and when I want to travel light I just load the A7R2 with the FE 1.8/50. I'm not prepared to give up FF and I would only consider the A6500 as an addition to my kit, not as the main camera.
Canikon must be scratching their heads
I got into E-mount for the size and weight so Im curious about the future development in aps-c lenses. For me the A6xxxx bodies don't make sense if they are to be paired with g-master lenses.
I agree with Ad.
In fact, the (small) size of the a6xxx line-up bothers me to the point that its not convenient as far as handling goes - so while the sensor size doesn't bother me, I won't buy a sony apsc a6xxx unless they go with something similar to xt1-2 size wise
Still, as I said, the a6500 development is exciting cause it means that most of the new features will find their way to the future FF A7x line
I like the small size of the A6xxx series, it's replaced my MFT gear as my more compact kit, and I'm much happier with having a FF camera (A7R2) and a smaller crop sensor camera (A6300) that are fully compatible and use the same lens mount with the same menu structure etc.
Besides my own preference I feel the big point is we still get to choose whether we want the large slr's, the slightly smaller mirrorless or even the tiny mirrorless cameras and that's more important, or should be, to all of us than if this or that model fits "me" perfectly. The competition, alternative solutions and variaty is what keeps the makes alert and buy.
Looks like a solid update.
Lots of little things like: "Shutter Release Sensitivity: When we all got hold of the venerable A6000, we were just happy to get 11 fps and it was easy to forgive the fact that it was nearly impossible to shoot one frame when the camera was set to Hi. A6300 allowed the same performance and still, you'd get tow or even three shots when you tried to get one off. A6500's shutter release has been worked over. It's now possible to get just one frame off. It is this attention to detail that I appreciate so much about Sony. While I wished they had gotten this change in the A6300, it is most welcome in the A6500."
I know on my A6000, if I don't set it to mid or low, I'll get 2 or 3 shots if I am not quick to release the shutter.
Overheating issue appears fixed...
Darned. No more scrambled egs and bacon on photo outings
I'd really like to see someone use a thermal camera and or laser thermometer and get some readings. While this looks good it'd be pretty bad of Sony to actually have just made the firmware of the 6500 allow for higher Temps..
The pendulum has just swung in favour of the A6500 in lieu of the A7II
I wouldn't be surprised of announcement of an A7iii for Christmas.
Will if that be the case then "the circle of confusion" will grow.