I am inexperienced with cameras having only had point-and-shoot ones. I'm looking to get a camera to bring with me when I backpack. I would use it to take pictures of animals and birds I encounter. The area I backpack in is heavily wooded and I am almost always under the canopy of trees. The maximum distance I would using the camera would be 50 yards, most often 20-30 yards. I have a point-and-shoot camera and the problem is that when I see an animal, say a fox, there are trees, branches, and bushes between me and the fox. The camera doesn't know which object to focus on and, in certain instances, there might only be a fox's head showing behind a tree. So, manual focus seems to be a priority along with smaller size for backpacking purposes. The SONY a6000 is one that I've looked at and handled. It felt good. Would this be fair choice for an entry-level mirrorless? Also, would it be prudent to get manual lenses and adapters so I can manually focus? Finally, what lenses would be appropriate? 15-50mm, 24-70mm, 55-200mm, other? What: What equipment do you wish to buy? Camera and lenses. How much do you want to spend: What is your budget? No more than $600 for the camera. To do what: What do you want to photograph? Wildlife. To use where: Where do you like/need to take pictures? In a forest setting. What are you like: What's your profile as a photographer? Total novice. What do you have: What's your current gear? Point and shoot How's your "network": What do your friends, family, neighbours use? No idea. Where to buy: Where do you wish to buy? Local if possible but open to online.