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08-18-2014, 05:03 AM   #1
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Sony a5100 with ultra-fast AF

I guess a future model with EVF will be coming at Photokina.
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08-18-2014, 05:35 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by jogiba Quote
I guess a future model with EVF will be coming at Photokina.
The model with an EVF is the A6000.
A5000 seems very much a recreation of the old NEX5 vs NEX6 split.
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The model with an EVF is the A6000.
A5000 seems very much a recreation of the old NEX5 vs NEX6 split.
The a6000 does not have Full HD 1080p Video in XAVC S at 50Mbps and that is important for people wanting the best quality video.
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But but but...the Q is so fun to use :P

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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
The model with an EVF is the A6000.
A5000 seems very much a recreation of the old NEX5 vs NEX6 split.
Looks more like the old NEX-3 series rather than a "5" despite the naming (no hotshoe, flip up "selfie" screen)

However, it looks like a real fun camera for a beginner upgrading from a compact.

XAVC is a BIG deal - I have been recording XAVC on my new Action Cam and the difference over AVCHD is incredible - the video looks razor sharp. I'm hoping Sony might release a firmware update for the A6000 to enable XAVC.
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I'm hoping Sony might release a firmware update for the A6000 to enable XAVC.
Came here just to write that!, so +1


They did this with the old Action Cam models, which all got an update to record at 1080p 60fps quite some time after being originally released.


My only other thought is maybe Sony will keep it this way for a while, in an attempt to make a more video focussed line within the series. Sort of (ie extremely vague link) like the A7s model.

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Interesting. Sony's specifications make the A5100 appear to be a better low-light performer than the A6000 by using a faster lens to produce a slightly better EV sensitivity result for the A5100 than the A6000:

A5100
Focus Sensitivity : EV-1 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)
Metering Sensitivity : EV-1 to EV20 (at ISO100 equivalent with F2.0 lens attached)

A6000
Focus Sensitivity : EV0 to EV20 (ISO100 equivalent with F2.8 lens attached)
Metering Sensitivity : EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)

If the A5100 was tested with a f2.8 lens, it's results would be identical to the A6000's.

Sony seems to have it's testing methodology in a mess with the Alphas. A f2 lens is also used to produce the AV and metering sensitivity numbers for the A7s, but a f2.8 lens is used for both the A7 and A7r, making the A7/A7r appear to be worse performers than they really are relative to the A7s.

Pentax has been consistent in using one yardstick (ISO 100 and f1.4) across all bodies for years.
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I doubt that Sony update firmware on A6000, but as it's already 6 month old, A6100 will be out any day now.
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