I chose the Sony a6000 because I had a good experience with the Sony Nex 5T but wanted an optical viewfinder.

 

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The monitor is hard to use in bright light because of glare and I needed a viewfinder for composing shots in those conditions.

 

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I didn't realize at the time what a massive leap forward I was taking in terms of power and control. The Sony a6000 truly rivals the performance of much larger and more expensive cameras.

 

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I use the 35 mm 1.8 and the 50 mm 1.8. At first I didn't think I'd ever use the flash, but I've gotten some interesting effects with it in the snow.

 

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I love the size and lightness. It has excellent auto focus. And the 24 MP sensor is amazing. I also like the ability to send photos directly to my phone via wifi.

 

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With that being said, the menu-driven controls can be tricky if you don't use them all the time – it's easy to forget where things are.

 

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Also, be careful with how you hold the camera. If you bring anything within a couple of inches of the viewfinder – including the flip screen – the monitor will shut off.

 

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It's easy to use and the auto focus never fails. I can carry it around in my purse and it's very light.

 

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Check out the in depth interview with Molly in Inspired Eye 34 (www.theinspiredeye.net/inspired-eye-issue-34/)

 

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