In a previous video on my Youtube channel I tested the a6400 for shooting real estate video with the Sony 10-18mm lens. I was also keen to try the a6400 for travel and vlog style of shooting and Sony N.Z. very kindly lent me the Sony 16-70 f4 lens to try.
Wait,,, sorry… did u say, “more smaller”??
And PLEASE speak a little more slower.
Sometimes my English gets a little ‘more confused’ when speaking on camera! Will try and slow it down and am aware us Kiwi’s speak too quickly, we like to get a lot out in a short space of time. Cheers
Great coverage Grant. Having bought the A-6500 last summer, this would not be a great additional expense on my budget but was interested in it nonetheless. But I was drawn to your comment about the Sony RX100 VI as a smaller, easier camera to shove in your pocket when you are out and about. That interests me more than the 6400. I read several reviews that all say its great but while everyone says the lens is a 24mm at wide angle, I don’t know how that translates to the equivalent of a crop frame or even a full frame so I can get an idea of its probably wide angle coverage. I am going on a trip in a few months reviewing and photographing (stills and video) hotels and their restaurants even doing some chef interviews, so I want to minimize my equipment given baggage restrictions and my aging back.
Also, does the RX100 have a mic port? And how is its video quality? Does it have image stabilization? Right now I am taking my GoPro with the EVO stabilizer and my A-6500, but if I can combine small size, retractable lens, image quality and a wide enough coverage (hotel rooms) all in one small package, I would be more than delighted. And how does the RX100 stack up against the 6400 and 6500 in your opinion? Sorry to add to your workload.
Hey Peter – The RX100 is a great little camera and its my goto camera for adventure style filming when space and portability are priorities. I did a video on it not long after I got it and you can see that one here https://youtu.be/Ljq35HhbDbk Here’s an example of a mountain bike trip I did with it https://youtu.be/XQy22SzP62A
It does have a supposed 24mm full frame equivalent wide but once you turn on its image stabilisation to its full setting it crops it into about 28-30mm I would estimate. No mic-in jack and image quality in the right situations when shooting in 1080p is actually pretty good, the Sony a6400 in 1080p I didn’t think was noticeably better, it was in 4K thou. Hope thats some help. Cheers
Thanks for that additional information Grant. Not having a mic port is a problem. And the lenses for the small point and shoots seem to emphasize powerful telephotos but seem to lack wide angles. So that would also rule it out for my food and travel eMagazine.
My reaction to the 6400 is that it is not quite up to what a professional needs for RE photography and it may be a bit more than the week end or vacation traveler wants to pack around. Your RX-100 sounds more like a good fit for that. I wonder if its a product hunting for a market.