My previous post today was titled “either, or”. Well, you guessed it. Don’t get me wrong, the A6000 is a gearhead’s wet dream. I’m compact, solid, smart, and means business like no other. The AF performance is nothing short of system leading, it’s just fantastic. But then… I like the NEX7 even better.
I’m not even sure I can explain why. I guess it has something to do with the elegant simplicity of the TriNavi system, the unmatched metal body and it’s unique feel in hand, and the optimum balance between detail and noise in its output.
Long story short, I like to make my mind quickly when I assess a camera. It needs to grab me by the gut and *make* me want to keep it. Do I want to keep the A6000 ? Sure ! Do I want to have to chose which one, either it, or the N7, I’m gonna pick up, going out the door ? Nope. Every time I owned both a N7 and N6 (and I’m embarrassed to admit that it happened more than once… or twice) the N6 got zero use at all, because despite liking its output better, I still intuitively reached for the N7.
I’ve shot too many bottles and cans, and coffee cups for the past two days. The one clear advantage I’m giving to the A6K, is a huge AF gain, and even a better use of the LA-EA2 adapter (and more external controls, better menus, more customization options…). For IQ, I’m far, far from convinced that the new body is better than the older one, if at all.
However, my recommendation for the A6000 still holds true, it’s an amazing camera, and unless you have, like me, as sort emotional attchment to the NEX7, that almost defies any logic, you’ll be absolutely thrilled with it.