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Michael Gilligan23/05/2020 22:28:53
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Posted by Neil Wyatt on 23/05/2020 21:52:46:

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Oops, typo, I saw it for £450.

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Thanks, Neil

My hard-earned £40 stays safe wink

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Steviegtr24/05/2020 15:49:07
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Posted by JA on 23/05/2020 18:25:17:

Steve

I have stayed away from this thread since everyone has their own preferences.

I was in your position a year ago with a ten year old Nikon Coolpix pocket camera. I used to keep losing the horizon and I could not see the screen in bright sunlight. I looked at what was available and, not wanting a bridge camera or an SLR, went for a mirrorless camera with a couple of lenses. I bought from the local shop a Sony A6400 and it has done everything I wanted of it. It is quite complex but if you do more than point and shoot it is a great tool. It comes with editing software which I use (I cannot compare the software with Photoshop etc because I know nothing about them). It has re-awakened my interest in photography and I have even dug out a couple of old film cameras and bought some black and white film.

I still use the little Nikon, it is a good workshop camera.

JA

Dave - you are not having my A6400.

Edited By JA on 23/05/2020 18:26:08

Well again last night spent too much time looking at camera revues & specs. I have swayed from the compact though. The 6400 seems a great camera. That sparked my interest in the A6600. I have a list here of around 100 different models.

My friend has the P900 like Neil has. It takes amazing pictures of the moon. Has anyone looked at the Nikon P1000. Watched a guy taking moon pics & it was unreal. 125X zoom.

Would love one of them but it is yowj (BIG).

As mentioned by Gerald O'Toole, I have made an argument with myself for a camera with interchangeable lens.

Some of the higher end Bridge camera's have the APS-C sensor of which is larger than the smaller ones found on some models. Plus they seem to have a lot more features. I had forgotten how interested I used to be in photography.

I still have my old 35mm SLR Yashika in the garage. I have a stack of lenses & used to develop my own B&W film.

I do have Photoshop on the p.c so would like to edit raw images if that is possible ??.

It is just the fine tuning of picking the right one without being able to handle or try before you buy etc.

No hurry though, Thanks for the idea's so far.

P.S Whichever I manage to get it is not just for Christmas, so no to Silly old Duffer,laugh

Steve.

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Bob Stevenson24/05/2020 16:47:30
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Steve,........If you are interested in Sony 6500 series then you should know that they are all descended from th eoriginal Sony a6000. They all have the same sensor and thus very similar image quality, which, having used one for th elast few years I can say is excellent. The later versions have extra features which you may not really value and I saw the a6000 in Curry's a few weeks ago for less than £500 (considerably less)....that's about one third the price of a6500.

The only reall improvement in the later models is a better battery........whichever one you go for get an extra battery!

Steviegtr24/05/2020 19:41:30
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Posted by Bob Stevenson on 24/05/2020 16:47:30:

Steve,........If you are interested in Sony 6500 series then you should know that they are all descended from th eoriginal Sony a6000. They all have the same sensor and thus very similar image quality, which, having used one for th elast few years I can say is excellent. The later versions have extra features which you may not really value and I saw the a6000 in Curry's a few weeks ago for less than £500 (considerably less)....that's about one third the price of a6500.

The only reall improvement in the later models is a better battery........whichever one you go for get an extra battery!

Thanks for that Bob . I will certainly have a look at those. It sounds a familiar story to the Sony Rx100 series. Each one just tweaked a bit more with each version.

Steve.

Steviegtr24/05/2020 20:04:52
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Posted by Bob Stevenson on 24/05/2020 16:47:30:

Steve,........If you are interested in Sony 6500 series then you should know that they are all descended from th eoriginal Sony a6000. They all have the same sensor and thus very similar image quality, which, having used one for th elast few years I can say is excellent. The later versions have extra features which you may not really value and I saw the a6000 in Curry's a few weeks ago for less than £500 (considerably less)....that's about one third the price of a6500.

The only reall improvement in the later models is a better battery........whichever one you go for get an extra battery!

Bob. I have looked at the A6000. I have put a link to a guy who has all the models & explains the differences.

Steve. Sony A6000 series digital camera

Steviegtr25/05/2020 20:02:20
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Just an update from searching for a little camera for holidays. So last night I saw a new moon starting. It looked great. So trusty Samsung galaxy s8 out & took some pictures. Which as usual were rubbish. Great through the day.

Then came in & started to think (I do this way too much). A bit of logic was yes I do need a little camera for the holidays. What holidays am I talking about as , cannot see me going anywhere soon.

I do love taking pictures of the sky at night. Neil had mentioned he had a Nikon P900. HMM me thinks, so I can get a little camera next year. Went looking at the P900. Fantastic camera. Looking on ebay I came across a P1000. Watched a few video's on youtube of the performance. Fast forward & hit the buy it now. 2nd hand & I think a good price at £780. Should have it later this week.

Steve.

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