Senior Editor Barney Britton's Gear of the Year part two details how he ended up with a Reflex-Nikkor 1000mm F11, and despite its quirks, why it was ideal for a creative project in the COVID-era. although being notified of that several times. Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year has selected 25 photos for its People's Choice Award. Besides, it'd be way easier to do all customization on a [much] bigger tablet screen, with multi-touch and all other goodies. The manufacturers need multiple models at different price points to attract as many customers as possible, and that's why every model has its own unique mix of features and capabilities. I guess if DP were being paid they'd have claimed auto focus was sub par too. Before you start. Sony's new Visual Story app for iOS promises event and wedding photographers a variety of useful tools, designed to simplify their workflow and enhance their business. Sony A6400 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. As unscientific as it sounds, "unengaging photo experience" really is what bothered me the most about this camera. Find your perfect vlog camera for your style, Fast 0.02 sec AF, with 425 phase-detection AF points, Real-time Tracking and Real-time Eye AF, to detect and hold onto moving subjects, 24.2-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor with outstanding light sensitivity, High-resolution 4K movie recording to support serious video production, 180 ° tiltable LCD touchscreen for easier self-portraits and high- and low-angle shots, Looking for help? @captura - "why should this suddenly happen now? Lots of zoom range is not appealing to most amateurs. The Touch Pad function allows you to smoothly move the current focus position while you're looking through the viewfinder. Just because you can get used to and learn to live with something, doesn't mean that you're comfortable eith it. I use custom Fn settings and reassign buttons too, and "My Menu" for the items that I sometimes use but not enough to put in Fn, and also for the items that are impossible to put in Fn, such as compressed/uncompressed raw. When your shoot calls for absolute quiet, such as when you're photographing a live performance, silent shooting with no shutter noise allows shooting at up to 8fps with AF/AE tracking, even in AF-C mode, with Real-time Eye AF or with Real-time Tracking, expanding your range of shooting options. You have to buy a very expensive full frame lenses. For some reason I didnt sell my 6000's they sit unused on the shelf, as I know occasionally I need something which is not 28 mm (Q focal). So Sony don't charge anything to other lens manufacturers, so they can develop and sell E-mount lenses? They can then foster those APS-C users into more advanced APS-C cameras and lenses. They just hadn't gotten around to cashing in on that pent-up demand yet, because they've been working on their FF MILC system for the last few years. There are a lot of possibilities that battery drainage is high.It can be that you keep your camera switched on all the time while hanging on your neck, the eye sensor will keep telling the camera that you are using it and won't switch it to sleep mode. Bad/dumb Sony. 24MP APS-C image sensor. Then the light meter will mostly be fooled much more than 1/3 stop, compared to perfect raw file exposure. On my a7III/a7RIII with firmware 3.0 it doesn't. That's reality. But nope, same old horrendous Play Memories Mobile, just re-branded. To ask a company like Sony to produce perfect UI might be too much. ), If I was to be tempted I would want the all-in bells n whistles version. Good job Sony and Fujifilm. The rear camera (or cameras) on an iPhone has all the latest bells and whistles, but how do you use them to capture a selfie or record a video of yourself? Which one takes better JPEG.As 6100 is newer it may have better jpeg. I am thinking of reducing my equipment and was also thinking to use the momentum and switch systems, especially sony A6400 for the super AF. None are stabilised though. I am very tempted to pick up one of the older Sony A7 bodies to use with my old Pentax screw mount and Leica M mount lenses. If I wanted to have a 3:2 format crop sensor camera I would have to go with Fuji. You should be able to check whether the manual focusing on this lens is focus-by-wire or direct mechanical focusing. sigh! I guess the a6000 was already doing pretty well. I then pointed the camera back to the subject I originally had focused on, and it was in focus. Human skin tones look more natural, and reproduction of plant colors has also been improved. Interchangeable lens cameras are all about the ecosystem, and it doesn’t make sense to give a ”gold award” based on the body alone. [1] Phase-detection AF coverage (425 points) [2] Contrast-detection AF coverage (425 points). I love my 85mm f/1.8 on full frame, but it might be too long to be a useful focal length for you. It's just like DSLR systems: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sDkcvPL35PA/UsH9xlti3hI/AAAAAAAAIB8/YjYUQX2hWJs/s1600/Canon-DSLR-Lineup.jpg, https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wubgBRa2PVo/Vrxfc61lUHI/AAAAAAAAACw/yZ-re6FnUPI/s1600/Nikon-Line-up.jpg. I just checked, and it works as I described. ILCE-6400 α6400 Use this manual if you encounter any problems, or have any questions about your product. And by repeating this ergonomics myth they have given an excuse to brand bashers to base their attack on it. Ergonomics is quite subjective otherwise since i am good with sony's ergo everyone else has to be. Simply slide your finger across the monitor until you find the desired point you want to focus on. In this video, Chris shows us how to set up this very useful feature. Sony (for their APS-C mirrorless), Fuji (for their APS-C mirrorless), Canon (for their APS-C DSLR), Nikon (for their APS-C DSLR) all have 18-135 APS-C zooms. The only issue is that I can't move the Spot, so I have to center, half-press, and recompose. ", https://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/sony-says-ok-your-are-right-we-now-will-focus-on-aps-c-again/, https://www.diyphotography.net/sony-plans-triumphant-return-to-aps-c-camera-development/. Now, the Sony FE cameras are a different story but boy, the lenses are expensive. BUT WHERE the heck is IBIS??? And would a full frame lens be okay? I have 2 of them, I used to really love them but now I find them so boring I rarely bring them out. We look at common photographic use-cases and see how the a6400 measures up. Now they are going to return their focus to APS-C. And Sony made the right move. But who wants to fiddle around with exchangeable lenses.... @dpfan32 not sure if you knew but you can get the Sony 6400 as a kit with the 18-135 zoom instead of the the 16-50. 4 Services availability depends on region. With this setup, you can move the Flexible Spot around using the touchscreen, and once you half-press, the camera will begin tracking whatever is underneath it. Thanks for pointing it out. Beautiful dynamic range too. Of course I know that. I wish to have a fast or lowlights telephoto lens, perhaps, not exceeding 300mm , otherwise it could be heavy for my slightly handicapped shoulders. Perhaps you are forgetting that this is only an intermediate range camera. The reason is obvious: they would make money off of selling new APS-C lenses. How can you still not find some comfortable familiarity with the controls? Key features include: 24.2MP APS-C sensor and BIONIZ X image processor. Messing around in the menu system could see from 100% to as low as 55-60% in less than half to 3/4 of an hour. The a6500 has been out for ages, so why just consider Sony now? File: Sony-Alpha-6400_01.jpg (557 KB, 2100x1400) 557 KB JPG. The front and top of the camera's body use a light but highly rigid magnesium alloy for excellent durability. Sure, the 18-135mm and 18-105mm are better options, but with M43 you get the very decent 12-60mm cheap as part of a kit. Sony is leading the way. 2.36m-dot OLED EVF, 3.0-in. Complaining about the flip-up screen being in the way of your hot-shoe mic is about the whiniest thing I’ve thing I’ve ever read. Take a look. Moving the Spot every time I recompose is a non-starter, especially given the poor touch response. 3 Colours & features of the product shown may differ by model and country. Personally, I think the camera world owes a lot to the A6000's appearance, because until then the direction of mirrorless cameras was a path that might never have been fully explored. Well, guess what, "primary function of mobile phones" used to be phone calls, until Apple showed everyone how it's done. Wish I had bought the full frame now. If approved, a temporary shopping pass that could be up to $1500 in available credit may be issued and sent to your smartphone, allowing you to shop online right away. The A6500 and A7 II can´t! No improvement at low or high ISO. The file [Update_ILCE6400V200.exe] file will start downloading. > As a former A6000 fan, I'm so bored with the form factor of the A6X00 series. This week Chris and Jordan compare four popular mid-range APS-C mirrorless cameras: the Canon M6 II, Nikon Z50, Sony a6400 and the Fujifilm X-T30. As someone who wasted way too much of his youth writing config files by hand for his Unix desktop environment, I feel somewhat qualified in claiming that the last thing we need in a camera is a user-editable config file. What’s the best camera for around $2000? Quick, accurate autofocus. Chris and Jordan take a look at the new Sigma 35mm F2 and 65mm F2. I'll try it again, but it seems the only way to lock focus (and recompose) while avoiding it automatically changing to tracking (not only people but moving leaves, anything moving) is to toggle back and forth between Single Focus mode and Continuous which is an extra step. Interval shooting You can automatically shoot a series of still images with the shooting interval and number of shots that you set in advance. Sigma has introduced its new 'I series' of compact, premium full-frame lenses for E and L mounts. I'm sure they know that there is pent-up demand for lenses such as APS-C f/2.8 zooms. Not so much for crowded situations. When shooting a distant person in motion, the tracking system captures the whole body, and the focus area will seamlessly change between the face and the eyes according to the condition of the subject. I appreciate Carey's a6400 AF setup guide, but after a session with a B&H Sony tech, we finally concluded that the only way to prevent the camera from automatically changing to tracking was to change Focus Mode to AF Single-shot. by the Sony Imaging Edge mobile app, using some nice UI. now i hope to get one better telephoto E-lens to replace it to restore my peace. Smooth, steady focus is in your control with high-performance AF tracking. Technical Editor Richard Butler's pick was the unusual lens that gave him the opportunity to try something new. It is a perfect match for 5x7", 8x10", 8.5 x 11" 11 x 14" and 16 x 20" with no cropping. We're glad you asked. Is this a professional feature, this so called narcisitic feature? It features the same 24 megapixel sensor seen in the α6500. There have been many complaints about battery drainage when the A6000 is in storage. Sony released the 16 MP EXMOR APSC sensor around 2010 as I recall. if no need 4k, no need sport shootingi bet stills IQ almost same as A6000, You loose about 1/3 of light through the mirror and the bsi sensors are a bit better at high iso anyway. With Touch Shutter, you can set the focus and trip the shutter with a single touch. If you need an external app to configure a camera to your liking, you’ve already lost the battle. The FUJI X-H1 is a nice retro and big camera than can not shoot 4k video longer than 15 minutes, the AF has a limited area and lower performance than SONY, disappointing battery life and no ergonomic retro dial control mainly shooting video. But their design was focused on Sony APS-C, and so the APSC version is much sharper than the M43 version. Unless I'm misunderstanding your complaint or how the camera works, won't back button focus, as mentioned by LookintotheMirrorlessoften suggested, work? Just a prediction; the A6300 was presented in Feb, 16 and the A6500 in Oct, 16, then if the A6400 was presented in Feb,19, the new A6700 should be presented in the next October... We have tested side by side the a6500 and the a6400. Because they were never comfortable, and still aren't. Whether you're taking still shots or movies, creative compositions or everyday selfie shots, you'll enjoy beautiful images that you'll want to … Fire off shots at up to 11fps with after-view or 8fps for live-view, with minimal display lag, and take up to around 116 shots in JPEG (Standard) or 46 shots in compressed RAW format in one continuous burst. Cool? The 65mm T2 completes Vazen's set of anamorphic lenses for the Micro Four Thirds system. Grab the best of life. However, I never said "user-editable" [XML/JSON]. The Sony Alpha 6400 is a very compact and lightweight system camera, packed with brand new technology: The new sensor and the new imaging electronics deliver top shots in any light. The Sony Alpha a6400 is an advanced compact mirrorless camera and an update to the a6300. Shop Sony Alpha a6400 Mirrorless 4K Video Camera with E 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens Black at Best Buy. That more than makes up for a slightly smaller sensor and makes it better for video. M43 forum ♥ to brag about Olympus IBIS, while never addressing Olympus weakness in (1) poor lowlight (2) poor dynamic range (3) poor Continuous AF (4) inferior video specs. A great pleasure to use if you don't need connectivity, fast subject tracking or animal eye-focus. I'm speaking about Sony here, but that's just because it's what I (currently) use and thus know well. After creating a Sony account or signing in with your Sony account, download the software (For customers in the USA). Assign "AF on" to a customizable button and set the camera to AF-C. Then, when you hold the customized button down the focus will track and when you release the button it will stop. Including the FE 28-70 kit lens, which weighs only 295 gm. Article ID : 00245829 / Last Modified : 06/03/2020. Have a look at our initial sample gallery taken on a full-frame Sony body. My Nikon was pretty old, so I expected it to be a learning curve. It's a niche (and pricey) product to be sure, but so far we find it to be well-designed and capable of outstanding results. Unusable? Looking for valuable information, such as essential points on shooting (Tutorials) DJI's second-generation Pocket camera includes a long list of useful upgrades including a wider, faster lens, a larger sensor, more resolution, improved audio and an optional handle that significantly improves control and supports live streaming. So why isn't a "objective" standard of menu, layouts etc for non-sony cameras. Oh, and it's a lot of fun too. This pretty much pushed the quantum efficiency of Bayer sensors about as far as they could go. For either stills or movies, the camera will begin to auto-track the subject. I don't know what you mean by "lost of zoom range", but I do know that the 18-135 zoom range is quite popular, which is why practically every manufacturer makes that zoom range now. I am using the a6400 as a second body to my A9 to get even more reach (1200 mm with 100-400 mm + 2x telconverter) So there's that. Animal Eye AF will be even cooler.-Now that this camera rocks burst-mode action tracking, Sony's ancient UHS-1 SD card interface is even more egregious. @ LookintotheMirrorlessoften. @tedolfpfff! will get my money. When AF-C is set, Real-time Eye AF maintains stable focus on a moving subject even when part of the face is hidden, the face is backlit or the subject is facing downwards. How long can it continues shooting video without heat issue or the issue still exists. The Primoplan 75mm F1.9 II is a redesign of the original Primoplan 75mm F1.9 designed in 1936. But they obviously want to make money from their own lens sales as well. It comes as a kit with the superb and tiny 16-50mm PZ lens at Adorama, at Amazon, at B&H and at Crutchfield. I have a NEX 7.I use manual focus and manual exposure.I shoot raw.My prime lens has no stabilization.So if I ignore all the shooting features added to this new camera, is the raw image from its 24mp sensor any better than the raw image from my NEX 7 24mp sensor? When you want to shift the focus, even to the periphery of the frame, Touch Focus does it with a simple touch to the monitor. the Olympus 75mm f/1.8 (it looks like a Sigma cosmetically). In short, the a6000 is still an amazing camera. Now that they've established that they hold the advantage in FF MILC systems (bodies, lenses, technology), they can re-focus on APS-C. I don't think so. I’ve had my a6000 for three years now and I am continually finding that any shortcomings in the photos and videos it produces are due to the operator (me). Way too many options are difficult or poorly designed. Rolling shutter is a weakness of the A6400 too in 4K. 267. Btw does anybody know, is the 6400 faster to power on than the 6000? Same with high speed video shooting. My Menu allows registration of up to 30 different menu items for quick access to menu items you use often. But the effect is quite different. [EXIF data available. It should be editable (implicitly!) These selections can be assigned to custom buttons, allowing you to quickly toggle between choices mid-shoot. If I waited any longer til my next shot, I'd switch the camera off.With all the battery woes aside though, I still recognise the potential that the A6000 crop series has, and I am sure that all the later versions are fantastic.
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