Author Topic: What is the Alpha 6000? Is it NEX or Alpha  (Read 1508 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline SoulSurferC6

  • Member
  • **
  • Posts: 31
  • Gender: Male
  • Fail to plan or plan to fail - choose
What is the Alpha 6000? Is it NEX or Alpha
« on: February 13, 2014, 12:57:31 AM »
I just got wind of the new Alpha 6000 coming out. A little PO'd after adding the NEX-6 as my walk-about to my a7r. Nice specs but as usual, Sony is not always forthright in their endeavors even though their heart seems to be in the right place. More IQ; ISO, AF - you name it!  I may end up selling my 3 month old NEX-6 to get the Alpha 6000.

Thoughts anyone?
Pierre (Toronto)

Gear: Alpha a7r; LAEA4; Sigma 35/1.4 ART; Minolta 50/1.7; Sony G 70-200/2.8; Alpha 6000; Sony 16-50/3.5-5.6 OSS; Sony SEL 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 OSS; HVL-F43M Flash

Offline fother

  • Past Moderator
  • Friend of DynaxDigital
  • *****
  • Posts: 7846
  • Gender: Male
  • Michael
    • MichaelFoth
    • au.linkedin.com/in/fother
    • fother
    • MichaelFoth
    • my index site
Re: What is the Alpha 6000? Is it NEX or Alpha
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2014, 01:11:52 AM »
the a6000 is straight up successor the the now discontinued Nex 6.

Sony have been pretty clear that they're dropping the 'nex' label, and using alpha for all the a-mount and e-mount cameras.

I bought a nex6 3 weeks ago. I'm not PO'd though - why get annoyed that a newer model has come out - it always happens, just a question of when. I figure buy the most suitable model available when the timing works for me (ie I have the money) not wait until the next model... because a year later its outdated too :)

It's not as thought the nex6 is any less capable than it was a week ago. Just there's something even shinier :D

I use my a900 in the studio, a700 for travel, and now nex6 for family/walkaround. Sure the a6000 an improvement (fastest AF on any interchangeable lens camera, I think I read) but the nex6 was available when I needed it, and was affordable. Not sure I'd have been able to afford a newly release a6000 for a while longer... ;)

Offline REX (aka TG)

  • Friend of DynaxDigital
  • *****
  • Posts: 5064
  • Gender: Male
  • Life is short, enjoy it as much as you can!
Re: What is the Alpha 6000? Is it NEX or Alpha
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2014, 05:20:21 AM »
Very interesting very impressive,

The thinks I like more on a6000 over the Nex6 from my wife are

-11 frames with AF.Nex6 focus only on first frame and then is locked for the next 9 frame
-Zone autofocus. Nex6 no
-Menu navigation  alike on SLT/SLR. Nex6 no
-Wireless flash with pop up flash. Nex6 only with an external flash
aSLT/SLR/NEX,DYNAX