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A6000 vs A6400 for Alaska Backup Body

  
 
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · A6000 vs A6400 for Alaska Backup Body


I will be going to Kachemak Bay in Alaska for five days and will be taking my A7RIII, my 16-35, 24-105 and my Sigma 100-400. I am mostly a landscape guy but how can you not take wildlife photos....so wildlife as well.

To get a little additional reach, as well as have a smaller body and bag for boat trips, family photos etc, I am planning on taking an A6XXX body. I have my A6000 but have been debating upgrading to the A6400 assuming I can find one. Is moving up to the A6400 as a back up body a good strategy from a reliability perspective and for having a faster focusing alternative?

Any thoughts or wisdom to share?



May 12, 2022 at 10:07 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · A6000 vs A6400 for Alaska Backup Body


Iím in a similar situation but I have not used the A6000. My main camera is an A7R2 and I recently got an A6400 and Sigma 100-400. I use the A6400 eye autofocus for pictures of my dog and it works great for that but when I tried shooting an owl it did not find the eyes. Iím not sure how much difference it would make for typical wildlife photography. Image quality is probably the same as the A6000. If I were you, considering that wildlife is not your main interest, Iíd probably save my money and use the A6000, unless it wasnít working for me.


May 12, 2022 at 01:29 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · A6000 vs A6400 for Alaska Backup Body


I have an A6400 and added ff recently. I haven't really tried it too much with my ff lenses. Before that I had an NEX6 and never really compared them out to see the focus system differences. The A6000 is someplace in between. I haven't done a lot of "wildlife" with either of them. I had a dslr and 70-300 for that. With faster subjects, I think it's more trouble with me keeping on the subject over the camera keeping focus.

Maybe try to create a setting that seems similar to your trip environment and really try out the A6000 to see how it does?



May 12, 2022 at 01:53 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · A6000 vs A6400 for Alaska Backup Body


I have an A6000 as well as an r2 and r3. I have often used the 6000 instead of the others because I like it so much.


May 12, 2022 at 03:57 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · A6000 vs A6400 for Alaska Backup Body


A6400. Much better IQ, much better AF. My biggest issue with the A6000 was the green shadows in RAW (something most m4/3 still suffers from). Unless you want to upload every single image you take to KARWY, one at a time, to correct this, the A6400 (and every A6xxx after the A6000), doesn't have this issue due to having true 14-bit RAW.

So you're getting around 1 stop better high ISO, and obviously, around 2 stops better DR due to the lack of green shadows. Better AF and video, build quality, and quality of life improvements are just the icing on the cake. I was blown away when I upgraded from my A6000 to just an A6300. The sand wasn't green anymore on sunrise/sunset pics! A6400 has even more improvements, and is an absolute no brainer if you don't mind spending more. Even the A6300 is.



May 14, 2022 at 09:45 AM







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