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Jun 22, 2016, 11:43 PM
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Transition from NEX-5 to A6000 for aerial photography


After using a NEX-5 (actually NEX-5T) for aerial photography, I decided to upgrade to A6000. I shoot stills, not video--therefore the A6300 held no advantage for my application. My notes here are updated sometimes daily...

Here are some of my observations:
- love the auto-ISO available in manual mode! This was a much-missed capability.
-24mp compared to NEX 5 16mp. I need the resolution and I could immediately see more detail in my landscape pics, which are my passion.
- improved high ISO performance.
- my existing IR remote works after I turned on "remote," and turned off "auto-review," although I occasionally I have a problem with the ISO menu appearing on-screen. I have found that if I take a pic with the camera shutter button prior to IR, it clears this problem.
- hdmi output uses a hdmi micro connector rather than the NEX-5's hdmi mini. There is no room for an adapter on my rig for an adapter, therefore I need to change the right angle connector at the camera end, or get new ribbon cable.
- both cameras use same batteries (yay!)
Read more in this comprehensive review. Be sure to see the the test images at various ISO's:
http://www.dpreview.com/products/sony/slrs/sony_a6000

I am currently reviewing RAW files and am very pleased even while using autofocus with Sigma 19mm f/2.8, which is a lightweight lens with an angle of view equivalent to 28mm on full-frame camera like your old film camera (35mm).

For you video peeps, the newer A6300 has 4K video but suffers from overheating problems.
Want to read more about A6000 vs A6300? Here ya go: http://www.cameradebate.com/2016/sony-a6300-vs-a6000/
Wondering about A6300 vs. A6000 weight as payload:
404 g (0.89 lb / 14.25 oz)---vs--344 g (0.76 lb / 12.13 oz)
A6300 has more magnesium in the camera body and therefore is heavier

The venerable NEX-5R only weighs 276 g (0.61 lb / 9.74 oz)!

...and now for something completely different: Ansel Adams talks about making his most famous picture!:
http://www.dpreview.com/news/7556227...over-hernandez
Last edited by pchaplo; Jun 25, 2016 at 07:21 PM. Reason: A6000 vs NEX-5 aerial photography ongoing notes
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