I have been wanting a somewhat smaller camera for some time now. Something I can just grab and go. It's not always practical to lug around a big DSLR where ever I happen to go.
I've been eyeing up the Sony offerings for awhile now. I've seen some spectacular results coming from the Sony A7 line of camera from the likes of Trey Ratcliff and others, these are expensive cameras however, and I sure wasn't going to drop a couple thousand dollars on faith alone. I know what you, dear reader, are probably saying: "Rent one, or try one out first!", but I firmly believe one has to live with a camera for awhile to really know if it's the right one. It's a personal piece of tech, and more than that, its a tool. To make a simile I deeply understand, its like a chef and his knives.
I settled on the Sony a6000, and recently I saw it in Best Buy at a price I couldn't refuse. I figured it was a not too expensive (relatively) way to dip my toe in the waters of an entirely new camera system brand (I normally shoot with a canon DSLR). The one thing that I was really hesitant on was an electronic viewfinder. No viewfinder at all, like many small camera systems have, is complete deal breaker for me. I'm still not completely sure I like the EVF, but I'm pretty sure I can live with it.
The image quality on the camera seems to be pretty good, I've included some pictures above. I've only had it a few days, and have not really had a chance to go shooting yet, so pardon me if the subject matter isn't the most exciting. I have a few issues with a few things on the camera, and some thoughts on what I really like, but I'll tease you with a promise of a full review once I have some time to really get intimate with it.