Coco asked in Consumer ElectronicsCameras · 2 months ago

Keep my Sony a58 or buy a second hand a6000 ?

Hi, I need help, I have bought a Sony a58 with 16-50 Lens (A mount) for 150€ but I can resell it 200€ easily and buy a Sony a6000 with 16-50 lens (E mount) for 200€ in second hand, could some professional help me ? Should I keep my a58 or buy the a6000 ??? Thanks :)

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  • 1 month ago

    you should get the sony a6400 for just a little more

  • Sumi
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Both are about the same age and both have about the same level of noise with the A58 probably being a little bit better.  Dpreview didn't have the A58 tested, but the A57 (link below) should be pretty close.

    A6000: https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison?...

    A57 (no test for the A58): https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/studio-compare#ba...

    Both cameras have their strengths and weaknesses.  Which of these are important to you will depend solely upon what you shoot and your personal style.  Here's a side-by-side comparison:

    https://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-...

    What this comparison chart doesn't and can't show you is performance in terms of auto focus tracking and shutter lag.  For that, I'd go to https://www.imaging-resource.com/  which tests for such things.  Mirrorless cameras of this era were notorious for not having an AF tracking system on par with a DSLR.  So if fast and accurate focusing, especially with moving subjects, is important to you, then I'd go with a DSLR.  But why a Sony A58?  There are plenty of better options from Canon, Nikon and even Pentax.  Pentax would be the closest to the Sony as it's the only brand that uses IBIS in their DSLRs.

    Either camera could be the better one for you.  You do not state anything about what you shoot, so it's not possible to say which camera would be better for you.  If you're just looking for a boost in image quality, then you're going to be disappointed.  As for image quality, they're on par with each other.  Go with the body that offers the features that enables you to get more acceptable shots in the types of situations that you commonly find yourself in.

  • Andrew
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    I wouldn't entertain a mirrorless under any circumstances - if your current camera works, you don't need a replacement.

  • 2 months ago

    Both are old now and may see failure of their anti-shake mechanism. If it fails 'level' (as happened with my A57) you'll still be able to use the camera without that function.  The benefit of keeping the A58 is that you have a much greater choice of affordable older lenses available going right back to Minolta autofocus. The benefit of the A6000 is the smaller form factor and ongoing support for E mount.  

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