Best mirrorless around $500

1 year 2 months ago #599691 by elektrobank
I'm currently looking at the Canon M50 and the Sony a6000. I like how compact the Sony body is, but it is a bit concerning they haven't updated it in 4 years. The 6300 would be a clear choice but is more than I want to spend. I'd like to keep the price of the kit around $500-600 range. I've been looking at a ton of reviews and people seem to be pretty split on these two. Is there any reason I should choose one over the other? Or are there any other cameras I should be looking at?Thanks


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1 year 2 months ago #599866 by garyrhook
Um. I think the a6300 is the update to a6000. Yes, older technology. And the Canon is probably dead, sense they're going to coming out with a new product soon.

Unless you've laid hands on them, you shouldn't settle on anything. Get to a store and hold them, use them, and find out what make sense.

Consider Panasonic micro 4/3s as well.

Or find a used micro 4/3 body. People "upgrade" all the time. Find your candidates first, then find someone that wants to unload a body.


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1 year 2 months ago #602212 by saponcpa
I think Sony a6000 is the best . Because You have customized buttons, including two dedicated custom buttons which can be assigned any of 47 functions.


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1 year 2 months ago #602216 by Ozzie_Traveller
G'day EB

May I suggest that you make a short list of what's important and what's less important, also considering what exactly you want to use the camera for ... and then start short-listing cameras to suit your needs

As well as above - do you have any lenses to consider? - in fact, what sort of lenses will you need? - are they available at an economical price? - what are your images going to be used for? - do you need a 'large' or 'small' sensor? - could you make use of someone else's trade-in?

I use a Panny G2 mirrorless - fabulous camera but later models have become a bit faster to process the image; offer a few extra menu options etc. Would I part with it - 'no' it suits my needs AND my hands/fingers perfectly, so I'm keeping it.

Depending upon your image needs - have you considered a fixed-lens superzoom ... after all these lovely beasties are all mirrorless jobs, with a very surprising set of options, menu choices, Fn buttons all over the place and very definitely fit into your budget. Have a sqwiz at the Panny FZ-300 for example - you may be quite surprised :)

Hope this helps
Phil from the great land Downunder
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1 year 1 month ago #609436 by Ian Stone
You can likely find a a6300 on the used market for under $500.  


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1 year 1 month ago #609450 by paoloko
You should definitely take a look at Fujifilm . Excellent bodies made for photographers with all the buttons and switches placed exactly where they must be, a terrific lineup of lenses and not to mention the JPEG's you get straight out of the camera. 

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1 year 1 month ago #609521 by MM Images

paoloko wrote: You should definitely take a look at Fujifilm . Excellent bodies made for photographers with all the buttons and switches placed exactly where they must be, a terrific lineup of lenses and not to mention the JPEG's you get straight out of the camera. 


:agree: Fujifilm has some cameras and impressive lineup of glass.  I actually see this company as one of those industry 'sleepers' that Nikon, Canon and Sony need to keep a good eye on.    


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1 year 1 month ago #609736 by Garbo
Unless you going further back, and buying used, the a6300 is going to be your best move.  Spending a bit more, and shopping the used market, you might be able to find a good deal for used a7 or a7R first generation for maybe 2x your budget.  

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