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      12-11-2016, 08:12 PM   #16

Drives: BMW M3, 328xi AT and 328i 6MT
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Haymarket, VA

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I just sold my Nikon D7200 and lenses for the Sony a6500 with the 16-70mm f/4 lens and a Canon 85mm f/1.8. It's got 5-axis in body stabilization plus the in lens stabilization. It's a LOT more compact than the D7200 and since it's an APS-C sensor, ISO performance is about identical but focusing is lightning quick and video is extraordinary. Downside is E Mount lens selection so I run a Sigma MC-11 adapter to use Canon lenses. Also, Sony glass reviews look too soft for my taste.

The Fuji XT-2 was on my list but the Sony just seemed so much better at nearly everything. Those who say overheating on the a6500... no. I've recorded 4K for hours and have not had any issues. Only downside is battery life isn't great so I bought a spare, which I would have done anyway with any camera.

I can now take the camera and my GoPro's in a small camera bag everywhere and mount it on stabilizers that couldn't handle the D7200. Yes, good lenses can easily out-weigh the body but it's still a lot less weight than a DSLR. I wouldn't take my DSLR on vacationsdue to its size. The a6500, I wouldn't hesitate.

Last edited by Nihilation; 12-11-2016 at 08:20 PM..