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[Dell] Sony A6500 (Body only) @ Dell for $1550 less 10% Ebates

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[Dell] Sony A6500 (Body only) @ Dell for $1550 less 10% Ebates

Any better deal for this camera than this? I'd be interested in it. Thanks.

http://www.dell.com/en-ca/shop/accessories/apd/a9636834
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Unfortunately the a6500 doesn't get discounted much since like all Sony gears the price stays since newer model only gets more expensive.

This is the lowest on the a6500 we have seen and the frequency of the discount (Black Friday and Boxing Day) probably meant they are clearing some of stock for the next model, which is rumoured to be coming soon.

I am personally waiting for the next model - http://thenewcamera.com/sony-a6700-rumo ... ification/
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$1549 plus taxes and 10% rebate ($150) seems decent.. body only is ideal for those upgrading from a A6000 or previous Nex line.

hdom wrote:
Jun 5th, 2018 10:23 am
Unfortunately the a6500 doesn't go on sale, much like all Sony gears the price stays since newer model only gets more expensive.

This is the lowest on the a6500 we have seen and the frequency of the discount (Black Friday and Boxing Day) probably means they are clearing some of stock for the next model, which is rumoured to be coming soon.

I am personally waiting for the next model - http://thenewcamera.com/sony-a6700-rumo ... ification/
too tempting with the A6700 coming out LOL...
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Does this produce better picture quality than a $500 APS-C camera? I'm genuinely curious, not asking a rhetorical question.
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huntclub wrote:
Jun 5th, 2018 11:09 am
Does this produce better picture quality than a $500 APS-C camera? I'm genuinely curious, not asking a rhetorical question.
It has a very good sensor with great low light so yes technically it does depending on what camera you are comparing to. However, it's the other/video features that put it at the current price point. For me, the important features were the 120fps 1080 and IBIS. The superb 4k is also something you'd have a hard time finding on cheaper APSC cameras. If you're only taking pictures though, the a6000 (which is around the $500) is more than enough imo.
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huntclub wrote:
Jun 5th, 2018 11:09 am
Does this produce better picture quality than a $500 APS-C camera? I'm genuinely curious, not asking a rhetorical question.
First of all, image quality is mainly dependent on the handler. I know that's not what you're asking, but I wanted to make this clear in case some people think that buying a better camera automatically delivers better images.

Now to your real question: technically, for camera bodies, image quality mainly comes from the sensor and the processor. Though there are mixed thoughts on this, DXOMARK scores and ranks sensors. Out of APS-C cameras, the Sony A6500 has a score of 85 and the highest score is not much higher at 87 and is set by the Nikon D7200 and the Samsung NX500 (discontinued). A camera that also scores higher than the A6500 is the Nikon D3400 with a score of 86, a camera that Henry's currently has on sale for $549.99 including a kit lens. Does that mean it's a better camera? Not necessarily.

People choose cameras for many reasons. One is image quality, but others include handling, size, weight, speed, autofocus performance, lens system, battery, viewfinders, ruggedness, video quality, video features, and of course price. If you are looking for the best image quality for the money, the D3400 is difficult to beat. One also needs to remember that technical image quality also depends on the lens, and this is where spending on photography equipment can skyrocket. That being said, it doesn't need to. For example, the excellent Nikon 50mm f/1.8D only costs $169.99, and paired with the D3400, you have an affordable kit that can produce fantastic images.

Though the Nikon D3400 + 50mm f/1.8D is a great kit that can produce great images, many will still skip this kit for one with additional features they want. But to answer your question, no, the Sony A6500 will not necessarily produce better picture quality than a $500 APS-C camera.
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superdave316 wrote:
Jun 5th, 2018 11:33 am
... and it's sold out
There are also some A6500 cameras for sale on Kijiji for even less. My experience is that I've bought over half-a-dozen cameras used and have never had a problem. Cameras are built to last so the prospect of buying from a store to get a warranty doesn't entice me. Obviously, this doesn't mean that no one has had issues buying used, but with the money I've saved buying used, I can buy a camera that ends up breaking and still end up on top overall. Also, I thoroughly checked the cameras first.
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liuac wrote:
Jun 5th, 2018 11:34 am
... But to answer your question, no, the Sony A6500 will not necessarily produce better picture quality than a $500 APS-C camera.
I agree with that on comparing the PQ under ideal situation, you probably wouldn't be able to tell much of the difference, since they are shot in a studio with lighting of a still life.

However, that is only half the answer since most people buy these cameras for non-ideal, real life situations, such as moving objects and low light / indoors. For those, the a6500 would do a lot better than the d3400 (or any entry model), since it has a more advanced focusing system (425 vs 11 Focus Pts) with better speed (11.1 FPS vs 5.1 FPS), huge buffer for continuous shots (110 vs 12 SHOTS) and a backlit sensor for better low light ISO (1405 vs 1192). So the a6500 would have a lot better chance of getting a shot and in focus with less noise. Remember you can't compare PQ of a photo that you couldn't have gotten on a lesser camera.

There is also the fact that the D3400 is an entry level DSLR camera while the a6500 is the top end for Mirrorless, so the camera would come in with features like stabilization, continuous eye focus, mounting a Canon lens with adapter, that you just couldn't even on the D3400. All of which could contribute to "getting that shot", which is more important than just comparing PQ.

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TomRFD wrote:
Jun 5th, 2018 2:31 pm
I'm still upset that I didn't get in on that deal.
Haha..... sorry Tom.
I have been keeping an eye out for you!! No luck so far.
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Mahawka wrote:
Jun 5th, 2018 2:34 pm
Haha..... sorry Tom.
I have been keeping an eye out for you!! No luck so far.
It just wasn't meant to be! Now I'm not sure what I want to do. A7III, A6500, RX100 VI... who knows. I have trouble passing up a hot deal though.
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The a6500 has actually gone up in price since the Black Friday deals, probably because of the exchange rate.
There are also some A6500 cameras for sale on Kijiji for even less.
I rarely see used a6500s for more than $150 below the price of new ones.

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