Don’t even try to find a rationale behind my NEX buying scheme. The bare truth (and it ain’t pretty) is that I have a fascination for those cameras, that has matured into a kind of obsession, and I cannot get -literally- enough of them. Two bodies is the strict minimum I can feel comfortable with, and if money weren’t an object I wouldn’t mind collecting about a dozen.
It’s my third. Yeah, I know, this is totally stupid, I’m not even trying to deny it, or defend myself in any way.
If I had to dig some sort of credible excuse, I’d say for my indoor riding stuff I need the optimum high ISO, low light, performance, and that the 6 beats the 7 in this area (which is correct, but not overwhelming).
I would not, however, dare invoking the fallacious argument of the self proclaimed faster PDAF (phase detection autofocus, supposed to be faster than contrast based AF). Trust my long and exuberant NEX owership experience : it’s bullshit. The 6 doesn’t focus any faster than the 7, or that any other NEX body for all I know.
It’s a serious, capable, well priced and well featured camera that takes no prisoner and is a no nonsense imaging machine. It works as intended, and will rarely (if ever) be the limiting factor in your photography. The not so great AF is not even an issue for me now that I have the mighty LA-EA2 adapter that lets me use any A mount lens with Sony Alpha like AF performance. Sweet.
Tomorrow is pony day. Can’t wait.