Looking to purchase 1st mirrorless camera

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  1. jcs401

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    I currently own a couple DSLR's but I am looking at purchasing a mirror list camera for an upcoming trip to be more compact. I've been looking into Sony alpha a 6000 But I'm not sure if I'm ready to spend over $600 on a camera more or less for a trip. Anyone else have any other solid recommendations or pros and cons of the Alpha 6000?
     
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    zombiesniper The camera takes the Pic. I just point the way. Supporting Member

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    Based on this I would suggest renting a mirrorless camera for the trip.
     
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    What if it was also to be used after the trip. I have a new daughter and it would be nice to not have to lug my dslr out everywhere I go but still be able to get quality shots. Just looking for suggestions that's all
     
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    Personally, I'd just stick with your phone camera. For that price, you're not going to get a good body and lens much better than your phone...especially if you're just buying for one trip. It's just not worth the small investment. Take one of your DSLRs and a travel lens.
     
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    The used one posted is for the nex-6. What is the diffrence between the a6000 and ex-6? Also, are we really comparing a cell phone camera to a mirrorless Sony a6000??????
     
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    Can someone please help me find the correct adapter to go from my Nikon lenses I believe F-mount to a sony A6000 E-mount on Amazon? I'm trying to use my Nikon lenses with this camera as well.


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    My a6000 was $550 new last Black Friday (2015) and they've already release two models since (a6300 and a6500) ...do NOT pay $600 for it. :p
     
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    Fotodox pro nik(g)-nex is what I'm using.
     
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    I'd look for used/refurbished. I am a Fuji fanboy, but Fuji's are expensive. Adorama has a new XE2 for $469.00 ... sans lens. The EX2 is a solid little camera which delivers great SOOC jpegs. And it can take Nikkor mounts with an adaptor.
     
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    Much depends on your priorities. Some are better at action, some are better at low light, some do 4K, some are more compact.

    In your price range an Olympus OM-D, E-M1 in particular would be a great option. A Panasonic G7 would be great. A Sony A6300...



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