Sony A6000 plus Kit lens 16-50 Refurb £341.10 @ Sony Outlet
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Sony A6000 plus Kit lens 16-50 Refurb £341.10 @ Sony Outlet

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Found 25th Jul 2015
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11fps continuous shooting with AF tracking - When your subject is moving fast, 11fps continuous shooting with superior AF tracking performance ensures you capture the decisive moment
Fast Hybrid AF for movies - Fast Hybrid AF provides extremely accurate focusing and smooth subject tracking even while shooting movies.
BIONZ X™ image processing engine - Astonishingly fast, Sony’s sophisticated BIONZ X image processing engine reproduces textures and details in real time as seen by the naked eye
Full HD movies - Press the MOVIE button to start recording beautiful movies that are notable for their sharpness and lack of noise
Swift, intuitive operation - Controls are refined for intuitive DSLR-style operation while viewing scenes through the viewfinder
Customizable buttons - Button customization lets you shoot just the way you like for greater speed and convenience
Tiltable LCD screen - Shooting comfort is enhanced by an LCD screen that smoothly tilts to accommodate everything from low to high-angle shooting
Built-in flash - Brighten dark scenes with the convenient pop-up flash (GN6; ISO 100•m).
High-resolution, high-contrast OLED Tru-Finder™ - View every scene clearly and naturally on the bright and accurate OLED Tru-Finder viewfinder, which offers 100% frame coverage
Share images with one touch! - *1 Requires installation of the latest free downloadable PlayMemories Mobile app (www.sony.net/pmm/). - Share photos and MP4 movies in an instant by simply touching the camera to an Android™ smartphone or tablet*1
Share images with one touch! - *1 Requires installation of the latest free downloadable PlayMemories Mobile app (www.sony.net/pmm/).
PlayMemories Home™ - Easy-to-use image management software installs onto Windows and Mac computers
Direct Upload - Sharing photos with the world has never been easier
PlayMemories Camera Apps - This visionary application download service broadens your photographic horizons by letting you add more functions to the camera

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Great camera and price.

Good find, should I?

jpram

Good find, should I?



It's easily got the best combination of image quality and feature set of any mirrorless camera at this price point, if that's what you're after then you won't do much better.
Edited by: "ElGofre" 25th Jul 2015

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jpram

Good find, should I?


wait till they ran out to decide.

jpram

Good find, should I?



Yes why would you not?

Op. Thanks for the post.
I bought an a5100 for similar price. Been looking at it for a while and took the plunge today.

My first purchase since I joined hukd . Have some heat!

Well link does not work, does it?

mepersona

Op. Thanks for the post.I bought an a5100 for similar price. Been looking … Op. Thanks for the post.I bought an a5100 for similar price. Been looking at it for a while and took the plunge today.My first purchase since I joined hukd . Have some heat!


dont want to pee on your purchase... but why an a5100 for more than this!?
touch/flip screen is never worth the EVF, better set up/controls/functions and hot shoe surely?
or is it?

Thanks for this OP. I purchased this yesterday but there is no mention of the lens, are you sure it comes with the 16-50?

eaxlns

Thanks for this OP. I purchased this yesterday but there is no mention of … Thanks for this OP. I purchased this yesterday but there is no mention of the lens, are you sure it comes with the 16-50?


both say SEL-P1650 in title and 'L' in product code

brilly

touch/flip screen is never worth the EVF, better set … touch/flip screen is never worth the EVF, better set up/controls/functions and hot shoe surely?or is it?



I like having them all. (Panasonic GX7)

furq

I like having them all. (Panasonic GX7)


yeah thats a nice one too but lacks the continuous focus speed of the new sonys?

Out of Stock now

furq

I like having them all. (Panasonic GX7)



That GX7 looks very good. I'm still undecided on which camera to get. I want to get in to photography as a hobby. I have a decent book on the subject to help and there's plenty of online tutorials. I just keep changing my mind on the camera to buy.

fishmaster

That GX7 looks very good. I'm still undecided on which camera to get. I … That GX7 looks very good. I'm still undecided on which camera to get. I want to get in to photography as a hobby. I have a decent book on the subject to help and there's plenty of online tutorials. I just keep changing my mind on the camera to buy.



Try some out for handling if you can; the easier it is to change settings the more you will do so..a DSLR is generally better than the smaller cameras but then they are bigger and heavier.

I have a Sony A-200 with several lenses - are those lenses compatible with this camera?

Guy Incognito

I have a Sony A-200 with several lenses - are those lenses compatible … I have a Sony A-200 with several lenses - are those lenses compatible with this camera?


nope
you can get an adapter to use them but not 'normally'

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brilly

nopeyou can get an adapter to use them but not 'normally'


you can buy a metabones and have all the functions

pig69er

you can buy a metabones and have all the functions


yeah sure.. as well as the sony options and others but thats not what i call normally
perhaps i should have said natively but then that would probably have been misunderstood as well X)

furq

I like having them all. (Panasonic GX7)



Not quite as it has a smaller Micro Four Thirds sensor and still can't match the Sony's APS-c sensor for noise in low light plus I prefer the image ratio of APS-c.

They've been this price for a couple of weeks now.
I had a few of these exact cameras from the outlet store, 6 to be precise, they all had fairly major faults and I ended up getting a refund.
I finally got one last week which was perfect so, make sure you test these thoroughly before deciding to keep it.

afroylnt

Try some out for handling if you can; the easier it is to change settings … Try some out for handling if you can; the easier it is to change settings the more you will do so..a DSLR is generally better than the smaller cameras but then they are bigger and heavier.



This Sony a6000 out performs the equivalent APSC canon and nikon DSLRs.. Trust me

fishmaster

That GX7 looks very good. I'm still undecided on which camera to get. I … That GX7 looks very good. I'm still undecided on which camera to get. I want to get in to photography as a hobby. I have a decent book on the subject to help and there's plenty of online tutorials. I just keep changing my mind on the camera to buy.


As a starting camera, you don't get much better than this.. Ive even used it for some pro work recently.
And the video is excellent if your into that.

brilly

dont want to pee on your purchase... but why an a5100 for more than … dont want to pee on your purchase... but why an a5100 for more than this!?touch/flip screen is never worth the EVF, better set up/controls/functions and hot shoe surely?or is it?



to start with, I have no clue about photography so the below is simply based on what i could comprehend. This is my first camera. I was looking for a compact but wanted to experience a mirror-less.

-a5100 (supposedly) has faster AF compared to A6000. will it be useful...who knows!
-Touchscreen focus is quite handy
-180-deg Selfie means i can be part of the shot instead of behind the camera - although i could have triggered from the App so this is not really a benefit!
-EVF has never been a concern for me.I understand ppl wanting this and I would too; but i never use it.
-As per the controls, i will give myself a pat if i ever moved from the point-n-click options.
- better video, i find myself using video at times to overcome my short comings with getting good photos.

-The most important for me was the form factor (and weight). a6100 wasn't really pockatable.

I may change my mind in the coming days...( 0)
would appreciate any suggestions to alternatives of a6000
Edited by: "mepersona" 26th Jul 2015

rs_tigerblade

This Sony a6000 out performs the equivalent APSC canon and nikon DSLRs.. … This Sony a6000 out performs the equivalent APSC canon and nikon DSLRs.. Trust me



I'll bet I can change settings faster on it on my D7000 then the a6000 and the D7000 viewfinder is better.

The A6000 may have a slightly better sensor I'll agree but that is only part of the picture. Its the overall package that counts. Lens choice and cost also play a part.

Cameras like the really a6000 score for going away on holiday / trips where you don't what the size or weight of an DSLR.

afroylnt

I'll bet I can change settings faster on it on my D7000 then the a6000 … I'll bet I can change settings faster on it on my D7000 then the a6000 and the D7000 viewfinder is better.The A6000 may have a slightly better sensor I'll agree but that is only part of the picture. Its the overall package that counts. Lens choice and cost also play a part. Cameras like the really a6000 score for going away on holiday / trips where you don't what the size or weight of an DSLR.



Like most things, it depends what you use it for. Its a similar cost. Video is much better and with adapters you can use a huge range of EF, nikon lenses etc. aperture and shutter speed controls are instant and it is mirrorless after all so the view finder might be 'better' to you but some people prefer an EVF. If you plan to take any video, the a6000 is a much better choice IMO. For the quality, to me, I would rather sacrifice the small advantages of a DSLR, even not taking into account size.

a6000 is a brilliant camera for £340, it's the fastest and best mirrorless camera I've ever used.
The AF is insanely fast and the picture quality is a step above my old NEX 7, the output is pretty much indistinguishable from a full frame A7 in decent light.
Stick a half-decent lens on one of these and it'll replace any DSLR.

mepersona

to start with, I have no clue about photography so the below is simply … to start with, I have no clue about photography so the below is simply based on what i could comprehend. This is my first camera. I was looking for a compact but wanted to experience a mirror-less.-a5100 (supposedly) has faster AF compared to A6000. will it be useful...who knows!-Touchscreen focus is quite handy-180-deg Selfie means i can be part of the shot instead of behind the camera - although i could have triggered from the App so this is not really a benefit!-EVF has never been a concern for me.I understand ppl wanting this and I would too; but i never use it.-As per the controls, i will give myself a pat if i ever moved from the point-n-click options.- better video, i find myself using video at times to overcome my short comings with getting good photos.-The most important for me was the form factor (and weight). a6100 wasn't really pockatable.I may change my mind in the coming days...( 0)would appreciate any suggestions to alternatives of a6000



A6000/5100 have the same focus speed.
Also, A6000 Video is better. It was true the A5100 looked better but that was because of the XAVC S codec which is now on the A6000.
The EVF is amazing, holding the camera to your eye helps to stabilize the camera, also when it's bright you can see it much better than the screen. It also has a PlayMemories Camera App that uses the EVF as a touchless shutter (but again can just also use the remote on a smartphone).
Touchscreen I personally find to be a useless gimmick, I have a NEX5R with it and hardly ever used it, much prefer the extra buttons on the A6000 which are all customisable.

If you want something more portable, then I would suggest taking a look at a Refurbed Nikon 1 S1 which can be had for £110 with 1 Year Warranty from CameraCentreUK's eBay page. They also have the 18.5mm f1.8 lens for £100 (50mm equivalent). It's a 10MP 1" Sensor that takes some really nice photos and video and does 15fps with Continuous AF

rs_tigerblade

Like most things, it depends what you use it for. Its a similar cost. … Like most things, it depends what you use it for. Its a similar cost. Video is much better and with adapters you can use a huge range of EF, nikon lenses etc. aperture and shutter speed controls are instant and it is mirrorless after all so the view finder might be 'better' to you but some people prefer an EVF. If you plan to take any video, the a6000 is a much better choice IMO. For the quality, to me, I would rather sacrifice the small advantages of a DSLR, even not taking into account size.



I have a separate video camera so for me a camera is stills first and video second. Yes you can use lenses via Adapters but sometime you lose functions. Also a small body isn't that well balanced. To have both is best. But its down to what is key for you.

toaster

Not quite as it has a smaller Micro Four Thirds sensor and still can't … Not quite as it has a smaller Micro Four Thirds sensor and still can't match the Sony's APS-c sensor for noise in low light plus I prefer the image ratio of APS-c.



That wasn't the conversation.

I was referring to the fact that the GX7 has EVF AND touchscreen and hotshoe.

Sure, the Sony's have bigger sensors. Then again, the lenses are much bigger and there's way less choice than Micro 4/3rds. Both systems have pros and cons.

furq

That wasn't the conversation.I was referring to the fact that the GX7 has … That wasn't the conversation.I was referring to the fact that the GX7 has EVF AND touchscreen and hotshoe.Sure, the Sony's have bigger sensors. Then again, the lenses are much bigger and there's way less choice than Micro 4/3rds. Both systems have pros and cons.


tbf the cameras are about the same size and some lenses are roughly similar
eg i looked at 4 lenses at random from nex range
50/1.8 vs 45/1.8 (not best match i guess re focal length, sony slightly longer fitted)
55-210 vs 40-150 (not much in it - maybe a cm or 2 fitted)
35/1.8 vs 25/1.8 (sony lightly smaller)
10-18 vs 9-18 (same)
i dunno about the 4/3rds lenses if they are good optical comparisons but its not always true that lenses are smaller
E mount doesn't have any good pancakes really thats true, but for 'normal' lenses its not too dissimilar?
Edited by: "brilly" 29th Jul 2015

Hmmm... you can't dismiss pancakes as not normal.

Sony has nothing to match the hugely popular Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 - which makes the setup easily pocketable.

And the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 is tiny compared with the Sony 50mm - certainly in width and weight.

I actually have both systems, btw. The Sony NEX5 barely gets used.

furq

Hmmm... you can't dismiss pancakes as not normal.Sony has nothing to … Hmmm... you can't dismiss pancakes as not normal.Sony has nothing to match the hugely popular Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 - which makes the setup easily pocketable.And the Olympus 45mm f/1.8 is tiny compared with the Sony 50mm - certainly in width and weight.I actually have both systems, btw. The Sony NEX5 barely gets used.


agree fully about quality pancake primes, the 20/2.8 is ok apparently but not up to 20/1.7 level
do have a handy 'pancake' zoom for versatility though i suppose

for the 50/1.8 45/1.8 the weight/width of the lens doesn't really matter to me as both systems are fairly light and width? meh
main thing for me is the extended length which gives the system basically the same 'footprint'

is it a nex5 or 5n/r/t (not sure if missed one!) that you have?
my older nex body feels pretty cumbersome now vs newer one so might be part of your reason not to use?
Edited by: "brilly" 29th Jul 2015

Sorry, it's actually a NEX6. And the reason I don't use it (other than overall size with lenses attached) is the lack of touch screen to set focus. Once you're used to it, there's no going back.

furq

Sorry, it's actually a NEX6. And the reason I don't use it (other than … Sorry, it's actually a NEX6. And the reason I don't use it (other than overall size with lenses attached) is the lack of touch screen to set focus. Once you're used to it, there's no going back.


ah well
i didn't like touch to focus, it was ok for large targets but didn't find it accurate enough for distant/far ones -:p maybe you have a better screen or my fingers are just sausages

i did really like it to magnify with manual lenses though

I think micro 4/3 cameras are pretty awful on the whole but hey.

Just updated the a6000 firmware... wow, it's a fast camera now. Genuinely DSLR-quick.

mikeyfive

Just updated the a6000 firmware... wow, it's a fast camera now. Genuinely … Just updated the a6000 firmware... wow, it's a fast camera now. Genuinely DSLR-quick.


thought they only gave you the video codec and start up speed?

brilly

thought they only gave you the video codec and start up speed?




The whole process seems snappier, start-up is immediate. AF is already DSLR-fast on the 5100/6000 as you know.
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