For those who want to upgrade from a6000 to a6300

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  1. enerlevel

    enerlevel TPF Noob!

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    Hi all,
    I just had a chance to compare the two cameras. Earlier I had read online that the a6300 is just a slight upgrade to the a6000 while some said that the sensor is much better at high ISO. Well my findings are

    1) focus is just a little faster on a6300 specially at night

    2) out of the camera, the raw from a6300 between 1600 to 3200 is cleaner but not a lot of difference

    3) noise at high ISO 6400 upwards is probably the same.

    4) the most significant difference is how the a6300 renders black areas. I have a few pics where the a6000 showed purplish shades even at 3200 ISO while the a6300 always remained black even uptill 25000 ISO.

    Conclusion:-
    It is very very true that if noise or sharpness is the only reason to upgrade to the a6300 from a6000 then it is not worth it. Yes the files from a6300 is cleaner but only so slightly.
    However, the a6300 has no purple cast or shades at all in the black shadows and retains the colour better than the a6000. This can be seen even at low ISO. In fact the blacks remains as good as my ex -a7s.


     
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    cherylynne1 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    That was pretty much the conclusion I came to as well. Neither the a6300 nor the a6500 had large enough changes to tempt me away from the a6000. I'd rather spend money on lenses. I doubt that another APS-C camera will excite me until they come up with a true successor to the NEX-7 with its Tri-Navi system. Add a functional touchscreen, IBIS, and faster flash sync speed, and I'll be a happy camper. :)
     
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  3. enerlevel

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    yes but the blacks are truly amazing on the a6300...
     
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    Thanks, I'll be keeping my A6000 for now.
     
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    Very close to pull trigger on an a6300, the a6000 is much cheaper but the better AF and 4K pushes me toward the a6300
     
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    TrolleySwag No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Pretty much why I'm upgrading. Being able to use eye focus in continuousl mode is huge for me shooting my kids.

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    I’m considering the A6000. Just how non-black are the blacks it produces? Is it really obvious or do you need an 8x10 print to notice?

    Is the autofocus good in low light shots? I read that it’s very fast. But also hear complaints about its user interface. How painful is it?
     
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    I don't know about the user interface "pain" but then I admit I'm not aware of 'non-black' blacks
    www.flickr.com/photos/mmirrorless
     
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    Some report seeing purple in some shades of black.
     
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    Haven’t noticed the blacks on my 6000. Have been considering the 6300 for the silent shooting. Would be nice during kids concerts. Wife says I make too much noise when shooting. Friend has a 6300 and showed me the silent shooting he uses during golf.
     
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    I shoot my a6000 and I also shoot a lot of Nikon. I have never noticed any purplish cast to the blacks on mine but, now I will look for it. One thing I've been interested is the Nikon AF-S to E mount adapters that are coming out these days from Velos and the like. Do they work with the A6000?

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    According to what I have read, the Velos AF-S to E mount will not work with the A6000. :(
     
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