Lets start this off by saying i bought this on the fly and had no intentions initially to get a mirror less crop sensor camera. I was not really looking to buy another camera at all but when I started reading about it I had to give it a try. Under 800 US dollars with two lenses and 11 frames per second, yes please! I started off with just the kit lenses. This included the Sony 55-210 and the 16-50 .
It’s light, it’s small and it’s quick, what’s not to love? I shot for a few days using the kit lenses before i picked up any additional lenses. Honestly i might have taken five shots with the 16-50, I really wanted to shoot with the zoom and 11fps and see what came of it. So I did, and well it was very nice to say the least. First off, it’s a crop sensor camera so you get that little extra reach, but there are limitations. You also get a nice vibration reduction and it makes a pretty big difference on things that are standing still. It was sharp and quick and I was impressed. But the real fun is when you set it to jpeg and shoot that puppy like a machine gun!! CLICK CLICK CLICK!! So fun, so many frames…
I picked up a few more lenses to try and they did not disappoint. I grabbed the Sigma 30mm f2.8, the Sigma 60mm F2.8 and the Rokinon 12mm f2.0. All were very impressive and very sharp. If you are in the market for the Sony a6000 then pick up any of these lenses and you will be happy. I cannot see how you can have this camera without any of these lenses. I am not going to do a review on these other lenses but I cannot speak to them enough… they are awesome! Every single one of them.
Now to the cons:
- It’s not weather sealed
- I feel like if i dropped it, let’s not go there. No one wants to drop their camera
- Low light shooting
- High ISO is really noisy. I mean don’t get me wrong, it is a crop sensor. What do you expect?
- Not a lot of choices of lenses (but you can buy adapters and then you have a whole slew of lens choices)
All in all the cons are not really that bad. I would recommend it to anyone who:
- Wants a small travel camera and still have the option of different lenses
- Is just getting into photography and wants more than a point and shoot
- Wants a DX camera and is ready to go mirrorless
Below are some samples from the Sony A6000, Sigma 60mm 2.8, 30mm 2.8, Sony kit lenses and Rokinon 12mm 2.0. These are edited in Lightroom.
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