Thanks to everyone who weighed in on my previous post in search for a new camera. After extensive research and taking into consideration all of the helpful comments and recommendations from friends, blog readers, Facebook friends, and the very helpful guy at the camera shop in Palm Springs I decided to purchase the Sony A6300 Mirrorless Camera
For all you techies out there here are the camera specs:
- 2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor
- BIONZ X Image Processor
- XGA Tru-Finder 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF
- 0″ 921.6k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
- Internal UHD 4K/30 fps & 1080p/120 fps Recording
- S-Log3 Gamma and Display Assist Function
- Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
- 4D FOCUS with 425 Phase-Detect Points
- Up to 11 fps Shooting
- Continuous Shooting – Up to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 21 frames in RAW. 44 frames in JPEG.
- ISO Sensitivity – Auto, 100-25600 (Extended Mode: 100-51200)
- Weather-Sealed Magnesium Alloy Body (very important!)
- Battery – Sony NP-FW50
- Dimensions (WxHxD) – 4.7 x 2.6 x 1.9″ / 120.0 x 66.9 x 48.8 mm
- Weight – 14.25 oz. / 404 g with battery and memory card
Along with the camera Amazon offered a bundle that included a 55-210mm zoom lens and various accessories like filters, a case, numerous cords, an extra battery and cleaning supplies. I added to that an order for a few other accessories like a lens case, additional memory cards and batteries, a remote control, camera pouch and additional lens caps.
Thanks to friends of the family here near Phoenix who received my packages I was able to have them shipped with relatively little worry and picked them up earlier this week.
The learning curve will be huge going from a point and shoot to a camera with so many cool manual features but lucky for me I can start with auto setting and learn as I go along.
Things like trying to figure out using my phone as the camera remote will be keeping me busy for quite a while. I look forward to hearing all of your comments and observations to my view from behind the camera lens.
After playing around with the camera for the last few days and here are some of my images so far:“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”— Elliott Erwitt
“I wish that all of nature’s magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed.” — Annie Leibovitz