Sony A6000 with SELP1650 kit lens £469.99 @ amazon (429.99 after cashback)
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Sony A6000 with SELP1650 kit lens £469.99 @ amazon (429.99 after cashback)

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Found 23rd May 2015
A6000 down to one of the lower prices i have seen for UK stock of a very well regarded camera.
£50 cashback atm takes it down to the lowest i can remember

copy paste stuff:

Never miss a shot with the world's quickest autofocus* - just 0.06 seconds - made possible by a 179-point focal plane phase-detection AF sensor

Get professional quality detail with the Exmor APS-C image sensor with around 24.3 effective megapixels and BIONZ X image processing engine

DSLR-style operation with extensive customisation options
Images are more natural looking and easier to view thanks to the high-contrast, high-resolution OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder

Great connectivity with Wi-Fi and One touch NFC (Near Field Communication)

other deals running atm on the Emount system, sel50f18 posted by toaster etc so a good time to invest maybe!

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I can't see any info about cashback. Not on Amazon, neither on Sony website. Can you point me in the right direction?

Sony cash back started yesterday and is all over the Sony website. It is on 100%

£40 off any version kit of the a6000 or even the standalone body only

My advice is to get the RX100 mkiii.

coathanger

My advice is to get the RX100 mkiii.



You can change lenses on that now?

Deal heated.
Edited by: "daBluone" 23rd May 2015

Not voted either way but the successor to this is rumored to be coming out within the next 2 months so further price drops are possible.

coathanger

My advice is to get the RX100 mkiii.



Horses for courses and I'm not going to knock the RX but personally I'd prefer this for it's better image quality and lens options.

kwolkan

I can't see any info about cashback. Not on Amazon, neither on Sony … I can't see any info about cashback. Not on Amazon, neither on Sony website. Can you point me in the right direction?


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daBluone

You can change lenses on that now?Deal heated.



if you want something small and pocketable then RX100 is the way to go ...for something more flexible CanikonDSLR /Fuji is the way to go - the Sony APSC lens range >50mm is crap compared to Canikon/Fuji and <35mm expensive Zeiss aside what lenses are there are weak performers ... I actually use a NEX5R/50mmSEL and nikon DSLR/lenses .. when my NEX5R dies though i will be replacing it with the RX100 v3 a fabulous little camera for travel etc


daBluone

You can change lenses on that now?Deal heated.



My advice...get this one. I got mine for for £489 after £50 cashback.
People have a lot of problems with cashback but its only due to them putting incorrect serial number. I got mine money very fast. Before buying please go to the shop and compare silver and black one live. On the pictures silver doesn't look very special so I got black one. I went to the Sony shop once and I've seen silver one live and it looks really amazing.
Great camera, very fast and accurate. Same sensor size like Sony, Nikon and canon mid range dslr. If you want full frame go for a7. Battery life nod bad, always around 250-270 but I got spare one. 16-50 lens is more than enough but if you want something even better amazon sells now 50mm with cashback.

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hyenadog

if you want something small and pocketable then RX100 is the way to go … if you want something small and pocketable then RX100 is the way to go ...for something more flexible CanikonDSLR /Fuji is the way to go - the Sony APSC lens range >50mm is crap compared to Canikon/Fuji and <35mm expensive Zeiss aside what lenses are there are weak performers ... I actually use a NEX5R/50mmSEL and nikon DSLR/lenses .. when my NEX5R dies though i will be replacing it with the RX100 v3 a fabulous little camera for travel etc



Obviously you know something the rest of us don't then

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coathanger

My advice is to get the RX100 mkiii.



It's all dependant on use and requirements. The rx is a superb compact but that's it's limit. This is the best aps- c camera on the market when used correctly.

It's one of the biggest advancements in camera tech in the past ten years. This will go down as a game changer

hyenadog

for something more flexible CanikonDSLR /Fuji is the way to go



It really depends on what you need. For example I'd like a D5500 but there is no way I'm going to put up with an optical viewfinder.

hyenadog

the Sony APSC lens range >50mm is crap compared to Canikon/Fuji



I agree but then it's still a new system and anyway for most people the kit lens + 50mm will probably be all they need.

hyenadog

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I agree, they're not great and the macro was a missed opportunity but that said the 16-50mm kit lens produces pretty good results and hopefully Sony and Sigma will get their acts together and pump out some better options.

Edited by: "LandOfConfusion" 23rd May 2015

hyenadog

for something more flexible CanikonDSLR /Fuji is the way to go

hyenadog

the Sony APSC lens range >50mm is crap compared to Canikon/Fuji

hyenadog

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This is hardly a 'new range'. Sony are just doing enough to keep it ticking over - but the lens choices are woeful compared to M4/3.

Personally, I find the shoehorning of an APS-C sensor into a nominally pocket sized camera to be a bit of an odd design choice. The lenses are inevitably big - which makes the cameras quite unwieldy....and also means they are pretty bulky too. The 16-50 is an improvement...but I personally would choose M4/3 for the convenience/lens choice -- or just plump for a proper DSLR for absolute image quality.

Sony need to try harder.

Best mirrorless crop camera I've ever used, and I've used a lot. You'd be hard pushed seeing the difference in picture quality between this and a full frame A7 in normal light.

Great price, thanks OP.

... and the lens choice is pretty decent as far as I'm concerned, the 35mm, 50mm, Sigma 19mm and 30mm, the Zeiss 24mm and Zeiss 16-70 zoom (and the excellent 55-210 zoom) are all up there with their equivalent m4/3's lenses, whilst offering a miles better sensor.

The camera's inbuilt focus peaking and the availability of dirt-cheap adapters offer a pretty much infinite choice of legacy lenses.

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sparklehedgehog

CommentObviously you know something the rest of us don't then


hyenadogs been banging on about how bad they are for years now iirc

coathanger

My advice is to get the RX100 mkiii.


if you know you'll never want to shoot outside of the given focal range (basically the same as this with kit) then i'd agree but imo thats too limiting for a pricier camera

brilly

hyenadogs been banging on about how bad they are for years now iircif you … hyenadogs been banging on about how bad they are for years now iircif you know you'll never want to shoot outside of the given focal range (basically the same as this with kit) then i'd agree but imo thats too limiting for a pricier camera


Its more about size. The a6000 is not compact, and I would go the whole way and get a DSLR if that was the case. The RX100 MKIII has a 1" sensor, amazing picture quality, and incredible video capabilities, and fits nicely into your pocket.

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coathanger

Its more about size. The a6000 is not compact, and I would go the whole … Its more about size. The a6000 is not compact, and I would go the whole way and get a DSLR if that was the case. The RX100 MKIII has a 1" sensor, amazing picture quality, and incredible video capabilities, and fits nicely into your pocket.


so instead of this middle size camera you want to save size by getting both a smaller one and a bigger one....

choice just depends where on the size vs flexibility scale you are
tbh i dont think rx100m3 is small enough to be trouser pocketable and i know ive had nex+sel1650 in a suit jacket, most jacket pocket will be as big or bigger
nex with sel55-210 is only as big as a dslr with kit lens etc
its all about priorities
comparison of sizes here:
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i do agree rx100m3 looks great and its also at i think its best price atm but id say rx100m1 at 249 after cashback currently is the better biting point despite its lesser spec
Edited by: "brilly" 23rd May 2015

hyenadog

for something more flexible CanikonDSLR /Fuji is the way to go

hyenadog

the Sony APSC lens range >50mm is crap compared to Canikon/Fuji

hyenadog

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Hardly any APS-C camera on the market produces better (if any) image quality and this can go small if required using a pancake lens etc. How many of your full size DSLR's can fit in your pocket?

No brainer to me!

Sony need to try harder by making a smaller, more compact top IQ APS-C camera..... OH WAIT!

coathanger

Its more about size. The a6000 is not compact, and I would go the whole … Its more about size. The a6000 is not compact, and I would go the whole way and get a DSLR if that was the case. The RX100 MKIII has a 1" sensor, amazing picture quality, and incredible video capabilities, and fits nicely into your pocket.




The a6000 is more compact than any non ILCE APS-C camera and does fit in many of my coat pockets so i would argue you are just creating it to be an issue. It also has faster real world AF than all of your comparable DSLR's and far superior IQ to the RX you are promoting.

Your logic doesn't make sense. You clearly have an issue with one of the biggest selling and highest rated cameras of recent years.

Nice camera but this is XPro1 money.

Voted hot brilly.

On the issue of compactness I'd like to go full frame in the future. Interesting that there doesn't seem much in it compactness wise comparing the Sony A7 with Cannikon equivalents. camerasize.com/com…ct/
Edited by: "anewman" 24th May 2015

Great price on this. I suspect the new version of this camera is about to be announced.

I have owned the a6000 along with the Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN lens and the image quality was Awesome better than any Canon DSLR camera's I have owned including the 1Dmk4.If you are after Picture quality along with amazing detail then I would say Sigma Merrill Range , nothing touches them for picture quality.
Edited by: "n0chex" 24th May 2015

ssssstars

452 at onestop … 452 at onestop digitalhttp://www.onestop-digital.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=34347&gclid=Cj0KEQjwyoCrBRCl-aa97pKX_t8BEiQAbrs_9Gk1Wxzo7obs438ELB7bI3N9ETiuwW0mKELfwEa1oOQaAh-o8P8HAQ


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I have both the A6000 and the RX100M3 and wouldn't get rid of either. The A6000 is truly a DSLR replacement and the RX100M3 has staggering picture quality for something that fits in your pocket.

I'm also really happy with lens choice on the former. The lenses for ranges you would want are all available. This is a great deal. Heat added.

wenttoabetterplace

This is hardly a 'new range'. Sony are just doing enough to keep it … This is hardly a 'new range'. Sony are just doing enough to keep it ticking over - but the lens choices are woeful compared to M4/3.



4/3 is what, 10+ years old? And has lenses are made by somewhere in the region of 7 different manufacturers? To compare that to a lens system which is 4-5 years old and made by just one company (+ 1 third party lens manufacturer) is grossly unfair. And anyway exactly how many lenses exactly do you need in a compact camera system?

wenttoabetterplace

Personally, I find the shoehorning of an APS-C sensor into a nominally … Personally, I find the shoehorning of an APS-C sensor into a nominally pocket sized camera to be a bit of an odd design choice. The lenses are inevitably big - which makes the cameras quite unwieldy....and also means they are pretty bulky too.



APS-C in a compact body is actually very useful; it allows you to carry a quality imaging tool but without all the bulk and that alone makes it worth while for a lot of purposes.

wenttoabetterplace

The 16-50 is an improvement...but I personally would choose M4/3 for the … The 16-50 is an improvement...but I personally would choose M4/3 for the convenience/lens choice -- or just plump for a proper DSLR for absolute image quality.



I don't understand this. E-mount lenses fit very well on the A6000 and as for image quality, the A6000 produces results which are near or at DSLR level. In fact unless you had a particular need for a specific lens I can see no reason why you would want to compromise either IQ with 4/3 or size/weight with a DSLR.

n0chex

If you are after Picture quality along with amazing detail then I would … If you are after Picture quality along with amazing detail then I would say Sigma Merrill Range , nothing touches them for picture quality.



I had a look at Sigma's range a while back. Nice if somewhat quirky cameras with outstanding image quality... unless you want to shoot in low light (oh dear!).

That said if absolute maximum IQ is your priority then you might want to look at Fuji's X-E2. It's low-light performance is as good as any DSLR but beware it's contrast-detection only (no hybrid AF), has poor Wifi control and expensive set of lenses (even when secondhand).

Oh and Fuji's lenses seems to be shunned by DXO & Adobe so you'll have to calibrate them yourself if you want lens corrections.

Edited by: "LandOfConfusion" 24th May 2015

Also worth mentioning is the bargain priced deal you get on Capture One software. A very capable free version and a 20 euro upgrade to the full version (that is feature complete but only supports Sony cameras).Capture One raw processing destroys adobe light room...

As for M4/3 format, significantly smaller sensors make them a poor choice.

http://www.photoseek.com/wp-content/uploads/sensor-sizes-2013-795x651.jpg


Edited by: "mgillespie" 24th May 2015

mgillespie

Also worth mentioning is the bargain priced deal you get on Capture One … Also worth mentioning is the bargain priced deal you get on Capture One software. A very capable free version and a 20 euro upgrade to the full version (that is feature complete but only supports Sony cameras).Capture One raw processing destroys adobe light room...



Thanks I'll have a look (BTW you missed out the link).

Replaced my canon dslr for this and it's MuCH much better in both stills and video. Lens choices? Are u guys crazy, with an adapter you can put pretty much anything on this. Never mind speed boosters. I use all my canon glass in it and the smart adapter was only about 50 quid. Best APSC camera around this price imo.

On topic - the saving looks to be for items purchased from Amazon - not third parties so perhaps should be £479

Off topic, all the cameras are good nowadays . . . a good photo though also depend on the eye and opportunity! :-)

I have the RX100M2, NEX7, NEX5100 and Pentax K3. All for different circumstances and all give great images in the right circumstances. I'm sure the others will too.

For me some of the things to bare in mind - 6000 and RX100M3 have viewfinders - RX100M2 doesn't, and the RX100 original doesn't have an articulating screen. If you want Sony's smallest APSC mirrorless then go for the 5100 which has the same improved focusing system as the 6000 - but doesn't have a back screen that can articulate back (for overhead shots on crowds) or viewfinder.

They are all great camera's . . . enjoy them for the memories that they help you record.

Thanks for highlighting the savings though Brilly for those who need it

Cash back offer ends September , about same price in Curry's online, I think it is better to price match from John Lewis with their excellent c/services

Heated

rs_tigerblade

Replaced my canon dslr for this and it's MuCH much better in both stills … Replaced my canon dslr for this and it's MuCH much better in both stills and video. Lens choices? Are u guys crazy, with an adapter you can put pretty much anything on this. Never mind speed boosters. I use all my canon glass in it and the smart adapter was only about 50 quid. Best APSC camera around this price imo.


But only manual focus?

Nice! 10pounds more ordering from amazon.

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anewman

On the issue of compactness I'd like to go full frame in the future. … On the issue of compactness I'd like to go full frame in the future. Interesting that there doesn't seem much in it compactness wise comparing the Sony A7 with Cannikon equivalents. http://camerasize.com/compact/#562.90,487.392,312.294,557.107,ha,t


yeah very true, seems the lenses are all so big that it makes the body size insignificant
(tbf the nex should have the 70-200/4 on it as well which makes it about the same size)

ssssstars

452 at onestop … 452 at onestop digitalhttp://www.onestop-digital.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=34347&gclid=Cj0KEQjwyoCrBRCl-aa97pKX_t8BEiQAbrs_9Gk1Wxzo7obs438ELB7bI3N9ETiuwW0mKELfwEa1oOQaAh-o8P8HAQ


no cashback so costs more in the end



JollyJapes

On topic - the saving looks to be for items purchased from Amazon - not … On topic - the saving looks to be for items purchased from Amazon - not third parties so perhaps should be £479Off topic, all the cameras are good nowadays . . . a good photo though also depend on the eye and opportunity! :-)I have the RX100M2, NEX7, NEX5100 and Pentax K3. All for different circumstances and all give great images in the right circumstances. I'm sure the others will too.For me some of the things to bare in mind - 6000 and RX100M3 have viewfinders - RX100M2 doesn't, and the RX100 original doesn't have an articulating screen. If you want Sony's smallest APSC mirrorless then go for the 5100 which has the same improved focusing system as the 6000 - but doesn't have a back screen that can articulate back (for overhead shots on crowds) or viewfinder.They are all great camera's . . . enjoy them for the memories that they help you record.Thanks for highlighting the savings though Brilly for those who need it



atifebrahim

Nice! 10pounds more ordering from amazon.


price has gone up, was 469 from amazon yesterday

JollyJapes

If you want Sony's smallest APSC mirrorless then go for the 5100 which … If you want Sony's smallest APSC mirrorless then go for the 5100 which has the same improved focusing system as the 6000 - but doesn't have a back screen that can articulate back (for overhead shots on crowds) or viewfinder.



Lack of viewfinder is a bit of a pain on that model although screen brightness can be set to "sunlight" mode. It does have one very useful feature though: touch focus. With it you can set the focus point just right with no menu fiddling or limited focusing zones. I'm hoping the successor to the A6000 will have it as well.

rs_tigerblade

I use all my canon glass in it and the smart adapter was only about 50 … I use all my canon glass in it and the smart adapter was only about 50 quid.



I assume you're using the Chinese "Commlite" adapter? The reviews for that don't look good with complaints about light branding appearing in the photos and a very slow (3-4 seconds(!)) autofocus speed.
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