Debating the NEX-6 vs the 7? The six is a better value with nearly equal performance
6 days ago
Summary: I knew I wanted a mirrorless camera to step up from my point and shoot S100. Given the recent release of Sony's alpha line cameras, now is the perfect to scoop up a camera from the highly regarded NEX line. I debated between the 6 and 7, but like most others discovered the overall value for the 6 to be better. Been shooting on it for over a month now and I'm extremely happy with my purchase.
Summary: This package is a great value. For not much more than others are selling the camera and lens for, you get a 32 Gb memory card (you're going to need it!), a spare battery (definitely going to need it), a real Sony remote and a real Sony carrying bag. There's also a UV filter for each lens and other stuff that you might find more useful than I do but the bottom line is that for those few extra dollars you couldn't buy the memory card.
Excerpt: I'm a real estate Broker and I have to take a lot of pictures of homes, that I put on the market. I want my pictures to look as good as possible. And this camera was recommended by a co agent in my office who has one just like this one, but a couple of years older.<br />When I got it. I was so excited and I still am.
Pros: Fast Shutter Speed, Very Professionallight W
Summary: I use this camera mostly to photograph my twin 3yr old grandsons. It has not let me down. I am also a retired biologist and I shoot a bundle of macro work using the adapter and my prime Pentax lenses. I like the apps available and will shoot some time lapse work when I get the time ( stars and various things) I have 7 other excellent cameras but I am using my Nex 6 by far the most.
Excerpt: I've owned cameras from 1940s 4x5 field cameras to 70s rangefinders to the early digital cameras from Kodak when they first came out to the later generation consumer level DSLRs, and I'm used to taking my cameras everywhere: from zoos to shows to hikes down in the grand canyon. I've always done a ton of research before buying each camera, so I've been happy with every camera that I've owned.
Pros: Awesome Viewfinder, Easy to Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Good in Low Light, Great Resolution, Large Clear LCD, Small / Compact
Summary: This seller is offering the whole bundle you see here for what some other vendors are charging for the camera alone. I bought this about a month ago and am kicking myself for not buying it earlier. I've had a lot of success over the past 5-7 years taking incredible shots with just a point and shoot Canon PowerShot.
Summary: Re the Focus bundle: The good is that many of the parts are real Sony, including the SD card. I've heard that other brands can be problematic. Just got the camera and my only nit is that there is no charger for the 2nd battery. Pretty hard to keep a spare ready to go without one. I also think Sony could do much better on the instruction side. There is a lot in this little package and the user manual is pretty limited.
Summary: The kit lens isn't impressive. You would think with that price range, the kit lens should perform better, but it doesn't and that bugs me UPDATE: 11/30/2013 After using the camera for a couple of months, I want to say that I am so far happy from its performance, especially for low light situations. I got to practice a bit with the kit lens and it seems to be taking decent quality pictures.
Excerpt: Despite the title, this is a thoroughly good camera that is nice to use and has great IQ. I am going to break the review up into sections and I am going to start, for no particular reason, with the design and build of the camera: Design and Build: In my view the camera definitely has that restrained professional look. Everything is black and the shape a simple rectangle with rounded corners. Very simple, very straight forward.