Sony APS-C or full-frame / light for landscape and travel

4 months 4 weeks ago #671483 by amatula
Hi,

I have a Canon SL1 (APS-C sensor) with 24 mm F/2.8 lens and a little Sony Cybershot DSC-W830 (1/2.3 sensor) which I got used. I love the image stabilization with the W830! 

I want to upgrade from the SL1 and now thinking Sony due to its in-body stabilization.

I do not need the "latest and greatest" models. I have been wondering how the APS-C sensor camera are (e.g. A6300). I have not seen many landscape shots online showing landscape.  I had been thinking a Sony A7R II but unsure if I need to go that big.  I am looking for:

1. the in-body image stabilization
2. camera does a good job capturing detail in low light
3. some weather sealing
4. Light weight
5. Ability to manually adjust settings (ISO, aperture, etc.)
6. Hopefully something under $1K with lens (prefer F2.8 lens)

If you own a Sony and take landscape, I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Thank you for your time and happy New Year!
Annie


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4 months 3 weeks ago #671765 by gerry11
Sony a6500 can be a great choice for you. For lens there are a lot of options - pick one within your budget.


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4 months 3 weeks ago #671815 by New but trying
I wouldn't expect too much from the IBIS in Sony's APS-C cameras. I've tried the a6500 for a week, and while it helps, it's not as drastic as many of the micro 4/3 cameras with IBIS (though I haven't used those personally). I've heard of people being able to hand hold those for seconds. A lot of them also have in-body "hi-res" composites. Low light might be a bit worse than APS-C, but potentially good enough. Can't go too wrong with the Sony though...


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4 months 3 weeks ago #671996 by amatula
Thank you!
I checked out the specs of that camera (the A6500) and they look good.
I appreciate your time and the reply!
All the best,


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4 months 3 weeks ago #671997 by amatula
Thank you!
I appreciate that info.
I was in Best Buy and checked out the A7R II; it felt so good in my hands and amazed how steadily I was holding it (it had a zoom lens on it). I am hoping to demo that one a bit more, or maybe the A7 II (more budget).
Happy shooting!
Annie


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4 months 3 weeks ago #672048 by Shadowfixer1
Go with the full frame. The size difference is small but the ergonomics are better with the A7 series. I wouldn't opt for the A7II. The A7RII and A7III are much better cameras if you can squeeze your budget. I would opt for buying used from KEH or some other reputable dealer. You can get great cameras for much less money. 
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4 months 6 days ago #674207 by amatula
Hi,
Out of curiosity, why do you think the A7 II is not a good choice? I could get that used for a good price and the specs sound good: good dynamic range, enough auto focus points....
Thank you, again!


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4 months 6 days ago #674223 by Shadowfixer1
The autofocus on the A7II is not up to par in my opinion. I am also not impressed with the image quality from it. I just think the other models are far and away better than the A7II. Is it useable? Of course it is, but I just think it falls behind the others.
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