Add Product

Search Results:

Reply
Member
Posts: 164
Registered: ‎01-27-2012

Need Advice

Hi Everyone, I need some advice for a SLR camera purchase.  I'm a huge Sony guy and have narrowed down my two camera's I'm considering.  I'm looking at the new Sony A6000 and the older Sony a65.  I just need some insight on these two models.  I know quite a bit about the A6000 and it's newer, however it looks like the a65 has very similar specs just a bit older, and cheaper! 

 

The two models clearly have two very different designs and I liked the NEX-6 quite a bit when I tried it out as a demo.  Any advice or feedback would be greatly appreciated from any user.  My Best Buy store doesn't carry any Sony SLR's only the NEX / mirrorless alpha line.  I'd like to make a purchase sooner rather than later.  Thanks in advance!

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
Posts: 1,789
Registered: ‎12-02-2011

Re: Need Advice

Some thoughts....

  • A6000 is a mirrorless... not an SLR.  I think you have it confused for "interchangeable" lenses.  Also known as EVIL (electronic viewfinder, interchangeable lenses)
  • A65 is a DSLR
  • I recommend you also consider the Nikon D3%00 series.  Sony provides Nikon many camera sensors.  When you buy Nikon, you might find a Sony sensor in them.
  • If you want to go compact, get the mirrorless A6000
  • If you want to save money..... DSLR flashes and lenses will save you money.
  • Do you plan to get into photography seriously.... look at the Nikon, there is much more accessories (eg wireless slaves, flash diffusers) that are cheaper and available for Nikon then for Sony.
Posts: 11,642
Topics: 371
Kudos: 295
Blog Posts: 46
Solutions: 378
Registered: ‎09-29-2008

Re: Need Advice

Hey vaan285,

 

For me the decision would really be based on what your needs are. Do you need a portable camera? Will you be carrying this with you every day or almost every day? What type of subjects do you anticipate shooting?

 

The A6000 is a newer camera, but it is not a DSLR; it does have a faster processer, but its auto-focus system will not be nearly as fast as the A65's autofocus system. The A65 has a built-in image stabilization while the A6000 does not.

 

Overall I like the A65, but it really is pretty close. For me it would basically be a question if I needed a portable camera that can take superior photos, or a not so portable camera that has a slightly better feature set with equally great end results.

 

Thanks,

Allan|Senior Social Media Specialist | Best Buy® Corporate
Give Kudos if you like this post or Accept as Solution if it answers your query!
Member
Posts: 164
Registered: ‎01-27-2012

Re: Need Advice

thanks for the info, i plan to use the camera outside/inside, during the day, take pics of moving vehicles/parked cars and nature. 

 

i've always strictly been a sony guy, the a65 was very attractive with it's price but i know it's a couple of years old.  if you have any further recommendations that would be great.  i'd like to either get the a6000, the a65 or a58. i also plan to use apeture on my Mac for photo editing.

 

i know the a58 has some lower specs than the a65 but anything you can tell me would be awesome.

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
Posts: 1,789
Registered: ‎12-02-2011

Re: Need Advice

Here's something else to consider.... what lens do you plan to use?

 

When you visit the stores...check the lens zoom range.  Many of the 18-55mm kit lenses are too limiting for some.  If you plan to get additional lenses... think about your budget.

Posts: 11,642
Topics: 371
Kudos: 295
Blog Posts: 46
Solutions: 378
Registered: ‎09-29-2008

Re: Need Advice

Hey vaan285,

 

After further research I believe the a6000 might just be the camera that would meet your particular needs. I have replied to your private message with what I found out.

 

Thanks,

Allan|Senior Social Media Specialist | Best Buy® Corporate
Give Kudos if you like this post or Accept as Solution if it answers your query!