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Reddit mentions of Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera 24.3MP SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black) w/16-50mm Power Zoom Lens

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We found 62 Reddit mentions of Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera 24.3MP SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black) w/16-50mm Power Zoom Lens. Here are the top ones.

Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera 24.3MP SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black) w/16-50mm Power Zoom Lens
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  • Advanced 24.2MP back Illuminated 35 millimeter full frame image sensor
  • ISO 100 25600 (expandable to 51200). Lens compatibility: Sony E mount lenses
  • Hybrid AF with 179 point focal plane phase detection and 25 contrast detect points
  • Up to 11 FPS continuous shooting. Battery Life (Still Images): Up to 360 shots. Metering type:1200-zone evaluative metering
  • 3 inch tilting LCD with 921,000 dots. Viewfinder Type: 0.39 in type electronic viewfinder (color)
  • In the box: Rechargeable Battery NP FW50; Shoulder strap; Eyepiece cup; Micro USB cable
  • Anti-dust system: Charge protection coating on optical filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
Height2.64 Inches
Length4.72 Inches
Number of items1
Release dateApril 2014
Weight0.76 Pounds
Width1.77 Inches

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Found 62 comments on Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera 24.3MP SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black) w/16-50mm Power Zoom Lens:

u/crazymutherfucker · 18 pointsr/EDC

My Name is Ian, or CMF Metalworks, and I am a full time Knife maker. I do carry everything pictured every day.

Item 1: UE Boom 2

Item 2:Sony a6000 camera

Item 3:Blue Loctite 242

Item 4:Leatherman Sidekick- Easily my most useful tool. https://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-Sidekick-Multi-Tool-Black-Sheath/dp/B0058EJ2ZM/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1487349131&sr=8-3&keywords=leatherman+sidekick

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Item 5: Spyderco Nirvana with a custom Mokuti clip i made. http://www.bladehq.com/item--Spyderco-Rassenti-Nirvana-Integral--30367

Item 6: Ares tool kit, its okay for the price, but it has some bits i use a lot so it makes the cut. https://www.amazon.com/61-Piece-Security-Extension-70010-Resistant/dp/B0192FI1Q8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487349385&sr=8-1&keywords=61-Piece+Security+Bit+Set+with+Magnetic+Extension+Bit+Holder%7C+ARES+70010%7C+Includes+Tamper+Resistant+Metric+Hex+and+Star+Bits%7C+Slotted%2C+Pozi%2C+Philips%2C+Square%2C+Spanner%2C+Metric+Hex+and+Star+Bits

Item 7: WIha Driver set. Best you can buy. https://www.amazon.com/Wiha-36291-Screwdriver-Torx-Piece/dp/B002C582AQ/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1487349443&sr=8-9&keywords=wiha+torx

Item 8: 10 weight nano oil

item 9:Krazy glue

Item 10:GO PRO hero 4 silver

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Item 12: Godspeedtactical Hanky Godspeedtactical.com

Item 13: Macbook pro Early 2016

Item 14:GDOK EX10 inlay version Midtech Balisong

Item 15: Maxpedition Backpack http://www.bladehq.com/item--Maxpedition-Falcon-III-Backpack--32877

u/Spectavi · 12 pointsr/photography

I'd suggest something like the Sony A6000. There are newer models out like the A6300 or A6500 but those start to get much pricier and there's nothing wrong with the A6000. It's APS-C so image quality is great and there is decent lens selection. You can snag one on Amazon with a 16-50 for $550 or get the 2 lens kit that also comes with the 55-210 for $695.


I'm sure others more familiar with that price range will chime in shortly, but that'd be my recommendation on where to start looking.

u/mkopec · 7 pointsr/photography

Around $400 brand new you can probably get like a T5 with a kit lens, 18-55mm. Pretty good camera, not the best, but for a starter camera its good, way better than any point and shoot.

I know its a gift so keeping it new is probably best, but you could get like a refurbished one from cannon site.





Those all would be pretty sweet for a beginner. She can buy some better lenses later on.

Or you could go the Sony mirror less route with a a6000. I know she wanted a cannon, but the sony a6000 is a way better camera from the get go for the money. Better processor better sensor, the ability to use tons of cheap legacy lenses of all types, wi-fi capability to sync with her phone and download pictures, even control her camera with her phone.


You could probably snag a used one of these or refurbished for about $450-$500.

u/DragonTamerMCT · 7 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Did a bit of googling

It's about ~$700 for this mirrorless with an OLED viewfinder. I think the res is similar (1.4mil pixels?)

Qedit: And had I spend 30 seconds longer I would've found that cameras big brother Which has an OLED viewfinder with 2.4mil pixels. It goes for about 1 grand, body only. Also this oled is about half the size of OPs iirc.

So TL;DR; You can get an OLED half the size of OP's with twice the resolution, for about ~$1000 if you don't mind buying the rest of the camera with it.

u/flindaman · 6 pointsr/photography

I would highly recommend looking into mirrorless cameras. They use digital viewfinders and ditch the mirror, showing you to see exactly what the camera sees. They usually have far more features than an equally priced dslr, and are much lighter.

I love my a6000, it's in your price range and you won't regret it. I had a d3200 and honestly the d3200, I outgrew quickly from learning/practise and wanted more. The increased fps, noise quality, focus points, focus speed, and extra features like focus peaking were seriously worth returning the d3200 and buying the a6000.


u/scottbrio · 6 pointsr/videography

I setup and produced a setup similar to this. Here's what I used on a budget to get pretty fantastic quality IMO.

Two Sony A6000 ~$600 each

Roland V-1HD video swithcher ~$974

Elgato HD60s capture card ~$160

That's ~$2,600 but you'll still need a decently spec'd laptop, camera mounts, cables, etc.

Here's a link to the podcast so you can see the quality.

I also used a Atomos Ninja Flame and a Teradek Vidiu Pro, but those are unnecesasry for the end goal. The Ninja Flame is great for back up recording and real time color-correction, but also is an extra $700 or so...

Good luck!

u/FrugalPrice · 4 pointsr/botwatch

Here's an example.

/u/frugalpricebot sony a6000 camera

u/krunchynoodlez · 4 pointsr/Cameras

If you're just getting into it, I would consider a camera body that costs $500 USD or less. My own personal recommendation is the Sony A6000. The body and kit lens is small and compact compared to a traditional DSLR like the Canon T6i and performs just as well. It also has the option of being able to mount vintage lenses on it due to it's smaller form factor and the lens mount being closer to the sensor. This means you can get good but cheap manual lenses from back in the day for often times $100 USD or less plus a $18 USD converter mount.

If you have any questions about this camera system (i own the A6000) or in general, please feel free to ask either through comments or pm me. Shameless plug (https://instagram.com/snappedbyandy for example photos)

Also. It sounds like you want to take a lot of landscapes, and for that you want a lens with a low focal length. Now, the kit lens that comes with cameras is nice and all, but if you want some real stunning pictures, you'll get a better quality prime wide-angle lens. "Prime" meaning the lens can't zoom and "wide-angle" meaning you have a wider field of view. Since it doesn't need to move, there's less glass needed, and the quality of the picture is better. Something that's 12mm to 20mm should do the trick. I'll link a personal recommendation below should you choose to go with the A6000.

Again, i want to emphasize to buy used if possible. Especially on lenses. You'll get severe discounts compared to buying something brand new. Typically people take good care of their lenses, and if you can meet the person before buying, a little legwork can save you a bundle of money.

Camera with kit lens (i recommend buying used/refurb locally if possible)


Recommended wide angle lens for landscape with the A6000:


an example of a good vintage lens:


an example of a converter to convert the mount of a vintage lens to the Sony E-mount


Guy with a dedicated blog to attaching vintage lenses to the Sony E mount system (he uses a Sony A7, which is more expensive, but the A6000 uses the same mount system, so it still all applies):


u/HybridCamRev · 3 pointsr/videography

Sadly, no, since the [$698 (with the kit lens) A6000] (http://amzn.to/1ZuTzRq) has no mic jack.

If you want to connect your camera to the DR-70D's mic level out, you would need a camera with a mic jack (such as the [$697.99 Panasonic G7] (http://adorama.evyy.net/c/60286/51926/1036?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.adorama.com%2FIPCDMCG7B.html), which has 4 times the A6000's resolution and comes with a kit lens and a free Audio Technica AT8024 shotgun mic).

Alternatively, you can control the [new Tascam DR-701D from any camera via HDMI] (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1189478-REG/tascam_dr_701d_linear_pcm_recorder.html), but the 701D costs a few hundred dollars more than the 70D.

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful and good luck!

u/MrMeursault · 3 pointsr/photography

I've been lusting over the A7s, it is the low light king. Not at all in your budget though. The D3200 probably isn't the best as it has troubles focusing in low light. The kit lens is a definite no no as it doesn't do well in low light. If you go DSLR go at least d5200 for $500 paired with the 35mm f/1.8 lens for $200. A refurbished d5300 can be found for $600 and would also be a great choice paired with that 35mm.

The Sony a6000 ($450 for body $600 for kit) is making a lot of noise in the mirrorless format at that pricepoint and can be paired with the 35mm f/1.8 at $400 for a total of $850, just above your budget.

u/Mr_Romo · 3 pointsr/Cameras

The Sony A6000 Hands down the best in that price range. You are going to want decent audio though so I would recommend also getting something like The Rode Video Micro.

youtube vlogging setups is also a great place to get some really good info!

u/some_random_kaluna · 3 pointsr/Journalism

My college newspaper provided cameras. My --high school-- newspaper provided cameras.

$90 Sony W800 point and shoot.

$450 Sony A6000 digital SLR.

Either of these are a suitable backup in the event your cell phone gets confiscated or damaged.

u/zomlies1 · 3 pointsr/AskPhotography

Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digitial Camera 24.3MP SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black) w/16-50mm Power Zoom Lens https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I8BICB2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_UAKJBbCAXJQXJ

u/sunjay140 · 3 pointsr/Android

> Honestly, man, how could you be okay with the camera being so shit in your beloved phone?

Because it's not shit and perfectly usable for 99% of smartphone use. This is from a Sony Xperia Z3+. If I want a better camera, I'll just buy a Sony Alpha A6000. I've never understood the smartphone camera craze. Who cares about how good a smartphone's camera is when most people will use it for Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook which ruins your photos anyway. The pictures from a Samsung may look worse than an Xperia after being uploaded to these websites/apps. Get a mirrorless camera is you care so much about image quality.

>Samsung, LG, and pretty much all OEMs are bad at rolling updates, and yes, Sony is good. But the update is not gonna magically let you take a good picture, change a just okay-ish display to a stunning AMOLED display, let the US users access the fingerprint reader.

I like Sony displays. Amoled also gets burn-in. I don't see any difference between an AMOLED and my Xperias. In fact, Samsung phones show the ugly sub-pixel matrix at low resolutions which is non-existent on midrange Xperia phones. I also don't care about the fingerprint scanner. I'm not American and the firmware takes one minute to change.

u/dhiltonp · 3 pointsr/photography

m43 shooter here.

Fuji makes great stills cameras. They have notoriously bad video. It's ok for personal use, but not usable in a professional context. Here is a short sample.

Even old fuji models get feature upgrades via firmware updates - the X-E2 is nearly identical to the X-E2S due to a firmware update. Fuji glass is all good. "Fuji’s 18-55mm is regularly viewed as the non-kit lens kit lens. People rave about it’s sharpness, the quality of its bokeh."

Sony makes computers that can take pictures and video. They probably take the best pictures for a given intro price, but I personally dislike their usability. I prefer physical controls to ones on a screen.


I know you didn't ask, but if you want the most compact option, m43 is the way to go. Yes, the sensor is smaller, but that means the lenses require less glass.

Olympus makes stills-oriented cameras that have ok video. Their newest camera is a rangefinder style as well, but it's $1200 without a lens.

Panasonic and Sony are competitors for the best video. The GX85 might be of interest. It is the first camera with in-body stabilized 4k video, which you might like.


u/bigboiahoy · 3 pointsr/DSLR

I have the Canon 80d and like it. It’s a good well rounder and my only complaint is the low light performance (however the lens could have something to do with this). However I will mention this is $1000. An option I see often (never have used myself) and is cheaper ($500-$900) is the Sony A6000 or the Sony A6300 (or a newer model). These are mirrorless and when you look at the viewfinder and make changes, that is what the image will look like. The A6300 might be more future proof with its 4K video if video is of interest. These would be good photo options from what I can tell (but again take that with a grain of salt since I’ve only used the 80d). If you are interested in more video vs photography another cheaper option would be the Panasonic G7 and is 4K. I cannot speak for Nikon, but they seem like good budget cameras, but may be lacking video wise. But overall the glass will make more of a difference than the camera! Any of these options would be a step up from your smartphone!

Camera links (Amazon)
Sony Alpha a6000

Sony Alpha a6300

Panasonic G7

Canon 77D (80D alternative)

Canon 80D

u/Wombodia · 3 pointsr/a6000

I haven't personally ever bought a camera used but I know there are a lot of good places to get a solid deal on an a6000 as it has been out for a while and one of the more popular mirrorless cameras. Sounds like you have a good eye on eBay.

I would check out /r/photomarket as you can get an a6000 for $300-400 depending on amount of shutter count, overall condition, and if it comes with the kit lens. You also might search your local Craigslist and Facebook marketplace for an a6000, might not have any luck but it is worth a shot. You also might check Adorama or B&H as they occasionally have them as well. Your best bet would probably be /r/photomarket thought.

If you want new Amazon usually has it on sale every few months around $400 for the body only. You can check the camelcamelcamel here. If you want the kit lens with it they usually go for $500, again you can check here regarding the historic prices on Amazon. Usually if it goes on sale through Amazon it will be on sale on other sites like Adorama, B&H, etc. If you can hold off I would personally go for a new one via Amazon the next time it goes down to $400.

u/Streetiebird · 3 pointsr/Beginning_Photography

If you're looking for something which can go underwater, then you'll either need a fairly expensive and bulky underwater housing, or one of the few models which can go underwater on their own.

I would recommend either, the Nikon 1 AW1, which can go underwater without a housing. Though only two lenses are capable of going underwater.

Or the Sony A6000 and an underwater housing for it.

The Nikon mirrorless system doesn't have as big of a sensor as its peers, but they're very small and light.

The Sony mirrorless cameras are pretty awesome, have a normal-sized sensor, and are lightweight compared to a full DSLR with a mirror. If I was going to buy a new system I would either get the A6000 or the more expensive A6300.

Hope this helps!

u/ChallengeResponse · 2 pointsr/AskPhotography

Thanks for the info. Here's the camelcamelcamel price chart showing the dip for the kit:

u/kare_kano · 2 pointsr/photography

> I am a leather maker and take horrible pictures of my stuff (maybe it's my skill)

It may be your skill but you're also most likely not using a good lens for it. You need a macro lens that can do 1:1 or 1:2 magnification. Here's a nice video that gives a cool introduction to macro photography and the most common gotchas.

Product photography is not hard once you got a decent lens, you can do it at home and you mostly need a white sheet of paper as background and some natural light coming in through the window. You can of course add artificial lights and all kinds of tricks as well as post-processing, but those are the basics for getting some decent shots straight out of camera.

Now the Tamron SP 90mm mentioned in the above video is a very nice macro lens but a manual focus version is about $200 and an autofocus version is more so it's not a good fit for your budget. Perhaps something to keep in mind for later on. Manual focus is fine for your needs, the leather I presume is not going anywhere so no need for autofocus. The focal length (90mm) is also not a versatile length for travel.

So for now focus on your travel needs. The Sony A6000 with a 16-50mm zoom is about $400-425 used.

The A6000 is a mirrorless camera and can easily adapt macro lenses from most other camera mounts, so it would not be a problem later to get a macro lens plus a $20 adapter and it will work fine. I recommend looking for older manual focus macro lenses because like I said you don't need autofocus, and older lenses are cheaper but just as good as long as the glass is in good condition.

u/keanex · 2 pointsr/nfl

Yup, you can get a bundle for under $500 though. That has a zoom lens 17-50mm.

u/ChocolateWatch · 2 pointsr/AskPhotography

Sony A6000. $698 on Amazon, compact, interchangeable lenses if you want them, full manual control if you want it, great image quality. Perfect travel camera that will serve you well when you get back too.

Maybe throw in a Gorillapod Flexible Tripod for shots of the stars/landscapes/yourself. You can use it like a regular tripod or wrap it around posts, branches, whatever.

u/xAnomaly_ · 2 pointsr/a6000

Thanks /u/Givemesomepaypalmomy for asking some great questions and /u/frippilin for providing some feedback. So some thing like this might be a good start? Also on Amazon, I saw there are a few bundles, but I am not sure about the quality, I rather spend a little more for something good.

u/maroon23 · 2 pointsr/photography


I'm wondering if this would be a good choice for a beginner camera.

I've been looking at getting into the basics of photography and I like the features and the premise of mirrorless cameras since I would mainly be using them outside when hiking. (Don't like the weight of a dslr nor the lack of customization of a point and shoot)

Also should I get a different lens other than the one bundled?

u/bradtwo · 2 pointsr/Cameras

Hello fellow Michigan(area) Person.... Lake Orion, MI here.

Remember, whichever camp you go with (Sony, Nikon, Canon, Panasonic) For the most part you're going to want to stick with that, so you can move your Lenses (the true investment) among your cameras.

All of these cameras with Shoot RAW.

Canon has the T5i which is in the price range. It has all the manual options available, plus it is very forgiving. 18-55mm Kit will set you back about $650. I borrow the T3i from a friend, it has its moments (Again, I'm not usually using Canons) especially when it came to white balancing. BUT! Shoot Raw and forget about it. I'm sure the T5i has resolved that issue. : http://www.amazon.com/Canon-EOS-Rebel-EF-S-18-55/dp/B00BW6LWO4/ref=sr_1_2?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1451374398&sr=1-2&keywords=canon+t5i

If you want Amateur friendly, I would (strongly) suggest the Sony A6000 series for your price range. While not technically a DSLR (its a mirrorless), Above all, they are VERY compact so if you travel a lot, they are just an awesome companion. To me, I feel that it is one of the best travel cameras that are made, given what you get for the footprint. Lacking a GPS, sadly... but one day soon. I have a NEX3 (Older version) that I've shot so many amazing pictures with. Here is the A6000 This comes with a 16-50MM range : http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Mirrorless-Digital-Camera-16-50mm/dp/B00I8BICB2/ref=sr_1_1?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1451374561&sr=1-1&keywords=sony+a6000

In the other corner, on the more video side of things (being able to shoot amazing videos)

For 800 I would recommend (as a suggestion) a GH2 kit. Beyond photography, it is a killer video camera (as paraphrased by Philip Bloom). These can be obtained used for the $700 mark on Amazon all day long. This of course is also not technically a DSLR, Micro 4:3.

u/huffalump1 · 2 pointsr/photography

First search result for "a6000" on amazon ($548): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I8BICB2

Whoever is selling you the camera for $1000 is ripping you off. There's even a bundle with the 16-50 and 55-210 for $700: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O9FH6O0/

A much better bargain than the warranty is camera insurance. Here's a big thread talking about it.

u/Cum_Omlette · 2 pointsr/graphic_design

Just recently started getting into photography because of how influential it is in design (so please take what I say as a grain of salt). To start things off, photography in general is more equipment heavy than graphic design I will say. A lot of people will argue that you can replicate any photo style on any camera, but I typically disagree with this.

With that being said, price points can also be a be a bit subjective and relate with your experience level. A professional might consider a $1,500 lens to be cheap, while newcomers might find spending $1,000+ on a full kit to be expensive.

I might be a bit biased as it was the first camera I've ever bought, but I personally love Sony cameras! While Cannon, Nikon and Pentax have made names for themselves, Sony is quickly catching up with their market. In general, Sony's line of cameras are extremely universal, with their e-mount lenses the possibilities are endless. They've even provided lens adapters for many of the top camera companies, if you ever wanted to buy additional lenses.

My first camera was a Sony A6000, and I highly recommend it as a beginner level camera! They have a more updated Sony A6300, but it's entirely up to you and what you plan on using it for.

u/myclownfishbite · 2 pointsr/AskPhotography

so something like https://www.amazon.com/Sony-Mirrorless-Digital-Camera-16-50mm/dp/B00I8BICB2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1499443055&sr=8-3&keywords=a6000 will get me going you think? The only thing I notice is that it doesn't have image stabilization but it seems to check almost all the boxes!

u/PrimordialXY · 2 pointsr/AskPhotography

My top 3 picks under $600 would be:

Nikon D5600

Olympus OM-D E-M10 M3

Sony a6000

These are all excellent beginner cameras that'll last you through your entire amateur phase at minimum. The Nikon 5600 is currently on sale for $550 brand new (normally retails for $800+) and comes with a decent kit lens. I hope you found this useful!

u/inverse_squared · 2 pointsr/SonyAlpha

It's an OK price. Full price from an authorized dealer is only $600:


Sony cameras aren't usually liked for astrophotography due to their star-eater issue:


I would also look into the Fuji X-T100.

And regardless of whether you pick the Sony or Fuji, I would also specifically recommend the Rokinon 12mm f/2 lens for astrophotography and landscapes / cityscapes. It's much wider than any lens that comes with the cameras.

u/bigdogxxl · 2 pointsr/iphone

Think DSLR but smaller. I highly recommend the Sony A6000 with the stock 16-50mm lens. You can pick one up less than $600 brand new on Amazon, stick in auto mode and get some fantastic shots. It's also a great camera to learn on if you do decide to keep it and want to go beyond the auto setting. Here's something I took a few months ago on auto (very lightly retouched).

The other option is something like the Sony RX100 point and shoot. Again, it's a tiny camera and on auto you will get great shots.

u/musubk · 2 pointsr/CampingandHiking

As a semi-pro photographer who owns like 6 dSLR's, I'm going to second the recommendation for a Sony NEX/a-series for a hiking camera. I had an F3 but ruined it in a crash with my drone, soon to be replaced with a NEX6, but if I was willing to spend $800 on a hiking camera it'd be the a6000 (they've dropped the NEX name in the current models). I use them with adapters so I can use my good Nikon glass but it looks like the Sony lenses aren't bad. I still carry my Nikon D610 in the pack when backpacking but it's awkward dangling around my neck.

For $500-$600, this

For $800, this

NEX/a-series main advantage is that it uses an APS-C sized sensor rather than a micro 4/3s. A bigger sensor generally has better noise and color characteristics and nicer depth of field. If you want entry or mid level dSLR quality in a compact package, these cameras will do it. My Nikon D7000 is only superior in ergonomics.

If the zoom you're talking about was 'digital zoom', it's exactly the same thing as taking a picture without zoom and cropping the image later on your computer. Don't let that be a selling point. There are optical zoom lenses for the NEX/a-series line and you can use a really wide variety of lenses with adapters since the cameras are thin enough to give the proper backfocal distance even with an adapter and the sensor is the larger size that dSLR lenses are intended to work with.

Short version, the NEX/Alpha line has good image quality, is simple enough to start with, and is expandable enough with lens adapters if you decide you need more in the future.

You will need to learn composition and exposure if you want good results no matter what you get. It's not true what people say that the camera doesn't matter, but a nice camera won't make a bad photo good.

u/iserane · 1 pointr/photography

They're nationally set.


Not a single vendor on Amazon has had it at $500 until this past week. $550 for the past month. The body only has been $500 several times this year.

You are either mistaken or it is a pricing error. I'd bet money you are simply mistaken.

e: From BestBuy's own website, 1 month ago, $549 for the 16-50 kit. Another 2 weeks ago, also $549.

u/perceptibledesign · 1 pointr/Cameras

If you can spend a little more I'd get a Sony A7 which is full frame or get the lower priced a6000 which would allow room for you to get another lens in addition to the kit lens. Both options will allow you to change lenses which will allow you to upgrade lenses down the road. Full frame is nice but the a6000 is sweet. Also get two spare batteries because they use them quickly and when hiking you may need the extra juice. Get at least a 16 or 32GB memory card and you'll have plenty of room for a bunch of photos and video too.

Edit: In this price range nothing will be rugged but can take being jammed in a pack for a day.

u/kabbage123 · 1 pointr/videography

I'd still get a G7 or this A6000 over a 70D. Weighs significantly less and performs better.

u/everyone_calm_down · 1 pointr/photography

I'm considering buying a sony alpha6000: http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Alpha-Interchangeable-Camera-16-50mm/dp/B00I8BICB2/ref=sr_1_1?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1427768198&sr=1-1&keywords=sony+a6000

and I have an old canon eos 10D a few lenses for it. I'm wondering if my Canon lenses would be compatible on the alpha6000 or whether I should just sell them. The two lenses I have are "Canon Zoom Lens EF 75-300mm" and "Canon 28-80mm"

u/Zaerr_gaming · 1 pointr/photoclass2019

Hey Peter, thanks for the chance to improve all of us here on reddit in our photography skills!


Most of the online gaming community calls me Zaerr, but my real name is Christian. I live in New Hampshire right now, but I was born and raised in New Jersey. I work sales for a plumbing supply company right now, and I've had this a6000 mirror less camera for a while now, and really want to do something with it. I recently went to PAX EAST in Boston, and decided to bring my camera to take photos of cosplayers and my friends and really had such a great time. My photos were not the best, but I feel like this is something I can really learn and pursue. I have never been particularly good at many things in my life, but I had so much fun that it sparked a fire in my soul.


I really enjoy macro shots, and portrait shots.


This is my favorite shot : https://imgur.com/uubGB9y


u/marsofwar · 1 pointr/photography

Definitely talk to your fiance about what she wants to do. A lot of people want to get into photography cause they see the image quality and the pretty bokeh and/or blurry backgrounds but the reality of it is, not everyone wants to lug around a hefty piece of equipment everywhere.

Does she just want some better quality pictures to put on social media sites (FB, instagram, etc..)? Or does she really want to go around and look for nice angles and composition?

If you can borrow someone's camera for a week that'll be a great way to start. If not, and she just wants better quality pictures, maybe start off with Canon S series or the G series. Very solid cameras and small form factor make them ideal to carry around.

For a beginner dslr, as others have stated, thats a good bundle to start. Or go up to the t5i.

Or for a little more, you can get her Sony a6000. Very solid camera with good image quality and small as well so its easier to carry around.

u/jakemoney3 · 1 pointr/EarthPorn

No problem!

I used a Sony A6000 with that 16-50 kit lens. It's been a wonderful starter camera.

u/bo_ob · 1 pointr/photography

Hi everyone!

I'm looking to get back into photography after having a run with a dslr years ago. This time I'm looking in to trying mirrorless and wanted some help picking a camera.

What would I use it for? mainly portrait work but I would like to take urban landscape type shots and nature landscape shots when I travel.

Budget? max 700 (i know, one link is above that amount) but would prefer to keep it max 500

I have looked at the buying guide and some of the posts on here with recommended cameras and in all honesty I'm even more confused now.

So far these are the options I am looking at:






(Is this a worthwhile deal for the alpha 6000+lens? http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/-/b0004019.aspx?path=543f449878b99212fa12583307247c80en02&SearchPageIndex=1)

I am planning on buying more lenses farther down the line (and possibly flash if required... clearly I'm new at this) so any recommendations for that as well would be great.

Thanks in advance ☺

*edit: I'm in Canada if that matters in terms of pricing.

u/themakeuplife · 1 pointr/Indiemakeupandmore

I just got the Sony A6000 as a graduation present.

u/tjl_p · 1 pointr/photography

None of the cameras you listed are that compact unfortunately. Look into the a6000, it's at the top end of your price range.

To be honest, I'd suggest something like an RX100M2 instead of an interchangeable lens camera. It'll last forever and it has everything you need in a super compact package. It's more capable than any of those Canons and it has NFC in addition to Wifi.

u/Angry_helper · 1 pointr/Cameras

A mirrorless camera with a wide angle lens is probably what you want. You can get something like a Sony a6000 Body and a Rokinon/Samyang 12mm f/2. You could also use a kit 16-50 lens instead of buying the separate body and lens kit link

The a6000 is pretty good with low light (although a full frame camera is almost always better, but more expensive). The camera has decent wifi functionalities. A smartphone app allows you to transfer the images and/or control the camera like a remote.

You can save more money if you buy the body and then get used lenses, which is great for mirror less cameras.

u/BlauweKaasstengel · 1 pointr/photography

Looking for a camera with great video and photography capabilities in low light while still being small and not too expensive. My question is: does anyone have any experience with insert one of the camera's listed below both with video and photography? I'm very interested in the Sony A6000 but I'm open for other suggestions.

Sony DSC-RX100 (Able to get it for € 385,00)

Sony Alpha a6000 (Able to get it for € 594.00 with lens)

Canon EOS M3 (Able to get it for € 459,00 with lens)

u/PictureYouThis · 1 pointr/photography

Have you considered a mirrorless camera? They are more portable and older Sony models are in your price range. You can get a Sony a6000 on Amazon for $600 with a 16-50 mm kit lens. It's a great camera with a high burst rate and excellent image quality.

EDIT: Grammar

u/TrueJacksonVP · 1 pointr/space

Honestly, for the price, look into mirrorless cameras like the current Sony alpha series or Panasonic lumix. They’re great cameras, I’ll link a few in a minute here.

Brands like Rokinon make fairly affordable lenses too.






Seconding what the other commenter said about buying used. I have a Sony A7s ii that I picked up used for just under a grand and it’s been a great camera for both video and photo purposes. Saving up for a Panasonic GH5s next.

Just make sure you research the the camera best suited for what you’d like to do (video, photography) and make sure the lenses you get fit your camera body or you have an adapter (Sony uses E mount lenses and the Lumix cameras take G or micro 4/3s, for example). Get the right speed SD card (if you get a 4k camera - the write speed should preferably be higher than 95mbps) and figure out the kind of lenses best suited to you (zoom lenses are versatile, but prime lenses tend to have better aperture ranges and depth of field).

There are also tons of blogs and videos that can explain everything you need to know.

u/poochyenarulez · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Well, there are three cameras I am looking at




They all look about the same, but are each $100 more than the other. I'm just wondering if the $700 is actually worth it over the $500 one. Right now I am using an older point and shoot.

This is what I'll be using the camera for, day light shots of costume stuff I make and sale, low light rave pictures of the tails, and my bunny. Examples https://img1.etsystatic.com/152/1/6870300/il_fullxfull.1179064823_t44d.jpg https://img1.etsystatic.com/149/0/6870300/isbl_3360x840.23609857_pgsttcxz.jpg http://i.imgur.com/d8AaqGE.jpg

u/AskMeAboutMyCatMeg · 1 pointr/photography

> Something like this is what I'm looking at, but I'm so out of touch I don't know if it's what I need or too much..... https://smile.amazon.com/Sony-Mirrorless-Digitial-3-0-Inch-16-50mm/dp/B00I8BICB2/ref=sr_1_44?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1540872908&sr=1-44&keywords=sony+a6500

u/hexydes · 1 pointr/remotework

Want something basic? Just get a cheap Snowball and any Logitech HD webcam.

Next level? Get something like the Blue Yeti, Sony Alpha a6000, and Elgato HDMI capture adapter.

u/Thr00wavvay · 1 pointr/videography

I know a number of YouTubers start out with the Sony Alpha a6000 which is currently $598 on Amazon.

u/Surrealle01 · 1 pointr/Beginning_Photography

If portability is the concern, there is the option of a mirrorless camera.. Again, you could pick something up within that range (though I will say I'm not as familiar with those options, but plenty of other people around here are if you ask.)

Honestly, with cell phone cameras being what they are, I think mirrorless would be a better option for you. They're emerging tech, while P&S is starting to go the way of the dinosaurs.

Just a thought :)

Edit: Here’s an example of one, reasonably close to your price range, that appears to take gorgeous pictures and still has a small body:

Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digitial Camera 24.3MP SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black) w/ 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I8BICB2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_HpPZAbDNDK6YW

Again, I’m not an expert in this (or any photography field, really) but I just want to point out things you may not have considered before you spend that much money on tech that is limited to what you pull out of the box (as opposed to expandable with better lenses) and fairly widely regarded as becoming obsolete.

u/Alex_Tro · 0 pointsr/photography

Which one of these three should I get? I'm going on a trip to Europe and would like to have a dedicated camera for pictures and ocassional videos.

Canon EOS M3

Sony A6000

Olympus OM-D E-M 10

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G7KS DSLM Mirrorless 4K Camera

u/ericdeeran · 0 pointsr/videography


If your looking for a great camera that can do both photos and video I would recommend the sony a6000


It has great image and video quality for the price point and you could pair it with DJI ronin S https://www.amazon.com/DJI-Essentials-Stabilizer-Mirrorless-CP-RN-00000033-01/dp/B07R88FBRH/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=ronin+s&qid=1559149661&s=electronics&sr=1-4


I'm actually putting together a course for beginner videographers on how to start making money creating video content for brands if you're interested: masterfilmmaker.com

u/Bitzooka-Mato · 0 pointsr/aww

Sony Alpha a7II with a 16-35mm f4. I'm sure you could replicate it with a much cheaper setup, however.