Sony A6000 or A6100 or M50 MK 2 or MK 1 for a beginner?

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Wondering if i need a new camera or an old one like the A6000 is sufficient if i would like to take good nature photos and videos and post them on youtube+ vlogging. Or maybe an other older camera alternative? My hurting point is around £500:)

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Zoltan
 
Hi Zoltan,
I've done a camera test, that includes the a6000. I tested for focus and for low light performance. The a6000 isn't all that great for low light, but good for focus and it also has a big advantage over many others when it comes to video (particularly vlogging), namely that autofocus works REALLY well for video. The downside is, that it doesn't have a built-in stabilizer. So if you try to not only shoot from tripods, you'd definitely need a gimbal.

Let me know if you have any questions.
 
thanks ill check your video, does the a6100 have stabilization?
 
No, I'm afraid a6100 and a6400 don't have image stabilization either. a6500 and a6600 do, but they come at a much higher price tag.
 
where is part 3:) i can see Nikon might be the winner so far
 
I haven't done part 3 yet because the interest wasn't all that big. I think most people want a very quick "you have to buy camera x" video. One thing that I won't do is talk about video capabilities. And that's where the two Nikons really lack. The Sony is the best in regard to Video IMO, followed by the Canon M50. So if video is a dealbreaker for you: don't get the Nikons ;)
 
i watched both your videos all the way, i try to be thorough as it is costly to have a decent unit.
Already noticed whichever i choose the lenses are even more expensive:)
So far the Sony A6400 is the one i feel the best for my needs as i need the high frame in 1080p and water resistance, good that that unit also has no limit on recording time nor overheating + the lenses are compatible with full frame cameras which i might never need but who knows. Thanks for the info on video with Nikons, that is important for me.
 
I haven't done part 3 yet because the interest wasn't all that big. I think most people want a very quick "you have to buy camera x" video. One thing that I won't do is talk about video capabilities. And that's where the two Nikons really lack. The Sony is the best in regard to Video IMO, followed by the Canon M50. So if video is a dealbreaker for you: don't get the Nikons ;)

Any chance that the Sony A7 III is a better choice then the A6400? I can get that cheaper:)
 
I would get the most functional camera you can afford and then grow into it as you develop skills. I really don't think of cameras as being for beginners. If you are serious about this and you think you will do it for years to come, invest now and you will not need to do so again later on. On the other hand, if you think there is a chance you will use interest, get a less expensive camera.
 
I would get the most functional camera you can afford and then grow into it as you develop skills. I really don't think of cameras as being for beginners. If you are serious about this and you think you will do it for years to come, invest now and you will not need to do so again later on. On the other hand, if you think there is a chance you will use interest, get a less expensive camera.

I did end up getting the a6400, unlimited recording weather proofing and 1080p 120 frame etc.

One question though, I bought a couple of lenses. 2 out of the 3 gives out no noise at all when idle but the
Sony SEL30M35 macro does give out a constant humming electrical noise? is that normal or should i return it and get an other one?
 
Sony SEL30M35 macro does give out a constant humming electrical noise? is that normal or should i return it and get an other one?

I am not familiar with that lens. I had a similar experience buying a used Canon 300mm f4 L Mark I. The image stabilization was loud and made a clunking noise. In that case it turns out, it was normal for that early generation lens. I did some online research and found I was not alone.
 
Sony SEL30M35 macro does give out a constant humming electrical noise? is that normal or should i return it and get an other one?

I am not familiar with that lens. I had a similar experience buying a used Canon 300mm f4 L Mark I. The image stabilization was loud and made a clunking noise. In that case it turns out, it was normal for that early generation lens. I did some online research and found I was not alone.

it is silmilar to bad contact noise with other electricals so i returned it and bought an other one, hope when that arrives ill hear nothing:)
 

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