The switch to Mirrorless?

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Which camera?

  1. Fujifilm XH1

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  2. Sony a6300

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  3. Sony a6500

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  4. Wait for upgraded Sony a6500

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  5. FF options (Nikon z6, Sony A7iii, Canon EOS R)

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  6. Other APS-C or FF

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  1. 0ptics

    0ptics TPF Noob!

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    I've been shooting with a Nikon D7100 for years now and I think the weight/size and the decent low light capabilities are wanting me to upgrade. Majority of my pictures are of landscapes/hikers in nature/travel; I use a Nikon 12-24mm f/4 (75% of the time) & Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 (25%). I am interested in make B-roll videos as a non-professional hobby, but capturing nature/landscape, stars, and travel pictures are still more important to me.

    I don't have a specific budget. I'm thinking the Sony a6500 for its high image quality and low light and I've heard reviews about how it's good for beginners in videography (esp B roll). Also their lens selection is good if I plan to upgrade to the Sony A7iii/A9 or other Sony FF. I'm just worried if a 2016 camera is out of date.

    D7100+battery (765g) + 12-24mm (485g) or 17-55mm (755g)

    Thank you!


     
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    None of the above..............
     
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    jaomul Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Unless weight is a massive inconvenience you probably own one of the top crop cameras around considering your type of photos.
     
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    Lumix G9 now but it's my third Lumix camera
     
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    imho, I would get a dedicated video camera and stay with the D7100
     
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    I understand your desire to go mirrorless as I’m tempted as well. But the cameras you’re comparing are apples to oranges.

    If you’re happy with a drop sensor then there is no real need to spend the money upgrading to a full frame setup. The Fuji x-h1 is in a different league than the A6500.

    Have you looked at a Fuji X-T2, or the new X-T3?
     
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    Oh are they really that different? I guess I categorized Sony a6300/6500 and Fujifilm xhi/xt2/xt3 as competitive models. Since they are both mirrorless crop frame cameras.

    I looked into the XH1, but not enough I guess. Do you own a Fujifilm?
     
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    I own an X-T20. But the X-H1 is a professional camera body. The A6500 is essentially a point and shoot with interchangeable lenses, at least in my opinion.
     
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    Point and shoot with interchangeable lenses? That seems a bit strong, but then it is your own personal opinion, so that qualification of your statement is understood.

    Action-packed: Sony a6500 review

    The dPreview conclusion page has a lot of high praise for the 6500
    Action-packed: Sony a6500 review
     
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    Maybe it’s the form factor/looks of the camera.

    I just struggle to take it seriously. Too much menu diving required, not enough external controls.
     
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    I switched mainly to mirrorless years ago with micro four thirds. It started as just a camera to play with adapted lenses on but quickly became my main system. Yet you don't even offer it as an option, understandable if you suffered from FF hype but you seem to prefer cropped models.o_O
     
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