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purificada 02-26-2013 10:02 AM

Sony Alpha NEX-6 16.1MP Compact Digital Camera w/ 16-50mm Lens (Black) + $50 Visa Gift Card + 32GB Sony Class 10 SDHC Card + Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 11 $893 + Free Sh
 
best deal i have seen so far on the Sony NEX6 for $898 minus the included $50 Visa prepaid Visa Gift Card = $848 free shipping

deal also comes with free Adobe Software [buydig.com]and a Sony 32GB class 10 memory card [buydig.com]

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yuugotserved 02-26-2013 10:02 AM

Sony Alpha NEX-6 16.1MP Compact Digital Camera w/ 16-50mm Lens (Black) + $50 Visa Gift Card + 32GB Sony Class 10 SDHC Card + Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 11 $893 + Free Sh
 
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UPDATE: Promotion code DIG5 has expired, but you can still get the items for $898 with free shipping.

BuyDig has Sony Alpha NEX-6 16.1MP Compact Digital Camera w/ 16-50mm Lens (Black) + $50 Visa Gift Card + 32GB Sony Class 10 SDHC Memory Card + Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 11 for $898 - $5 off with promotion code DIG5 = $893 with free shipping. Thanks purificada & andrewwdang

Note, Visa gift card will be delivered within 6-8 weeks

Review courtesy of Engadget

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USE CODE "DIG5" FOR AN EXTRA 5 dollars off!!

ajamils 02-26-2013 10:06 AM

I don't have any personal experience but I've read bad things about BuyDigs "bait and switch" techniques. There were a lot of frustrated people last time they offered Panasonic G5 on sale.

samson-pro 02-26-2013 04:28 PM

I have had only good experiences with them so far.
this is a camera I really wish I could get. It’s truly one of the best compact cameras with serious SLR performance
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dealssssssss 02-26-2013 05:37 PM

so tempted... agh!

a1strank 02-26-2013 06:06 PM

I rather pay few hundred more for a Fuji x-e1 with awesome 18-55mm lens...but I heard the EVF on the nex-6 is better than the Fuji...but Fuji has better overall IQ though..

Nate650 02-26-2013 06:18 PM

CNET review [cnet.com]

CNET Asia review [cnet.com]

SDreseller 02-26-2013 06:29 PM

I bought a used nex 6 off of amazon last night for 809. SHOULD I RETURN?!

Kumicho 02-26-2013 06:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ajamils (Post 57837768)
I don't have any personal experience but I've read bad things about BuyDigs "bait and switch" techniques. There were a lot of frustrated people last time they offered Panasonic G5 on sale.

I haven't bought anything from buydig (no S) in the past couple years, but previously I bought ~$1,500 worth of stuff from them between 2000 and 2007 and never had a single problem. They were based in NJ so no sales tax for NY residents, and I even got something the very day after I ordered it. Maybe they've changed, but I never had any issues with them.

SDreseller 02-26-2013 06:35 PM

USE CODE "DIG5" to save an additional $5!

Kumicho 02-26-2013 06:37 PM

Btw, looks like Photoshop Elements is going for ~$40-50 on ebay, if you don't need it.

andypp2 02-26-2013 07:21 PM

Good deal, anyone considering the Ultimate Bundle ?
it's for $21 more, you get some additional junk accessories.
not sure if it's worth it.

SDreseller 02-26-2013 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by andypp2 (Post 57850646)
Good deal, anyone considering the Ultimate Bundle ?
it's for $21 more, you get some additional junk accessories.
not sure if it's worth it.

that memory card and the battery alone should be worth an additional 30

CptObvious 02-26-2013 07:37 PM

Nice deal. I bought mine from the Sony Store last week but could've saved $20-30 net with this deal.

Love the NEX-6. I bought and sold so many cameras last year...Canon, Nikon, Olympus, full-frame, Micro 4/3, but this has the best balance of size and image quality for me so far. Almost went with the OM-D but the NEX-6 has much better ergonomics and is cheaper to boot.

SDreseller 02-26-2013 07:39 PM

tried to cancel my order on amazon that i placed late last night....2 mins after i sent the message, the seller marked it as shipped.. I got a "used like new" for 809 shipped. So sad.

TVMaster 02-26-2013 08:25 PM

I have only had good experiences with buydig.

jjfat 02-26-2013 09:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kumicho (Post 57849732)
Btw, looks like Photoshop Elements is going for ~$40-50 on ebay, if you don't need it.

It is Elements and Premiere bundle and worth ~$100 on eBay.

If I don't need to pay NJ tax, I will definitely get one.

Kumicho 02-26-2013 09:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jjfat (Post 57852450)
It is Elements and Premiere bundle and worth ~$100 on eBay.

If I don't need to pay NJ tax, I will definitely get one.

Uh, it's worth ~$42:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New...43b9368cdd

Looks like one person got $60, but most are in the $40 to $50 range. Just FYI.

I think buydig charges NJ sales tax, but maybe see if B&H might match it?

Tnyc 02-26-2013 09:30 PM

I got this cam. Never thought i would use the EVF but now I love using the EVF on this cam! Great mirrorless camera and the reviews all over confirm it.

SDreseller 02-26-2013 09:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kumicho (Post 57852904)
Uh, it's worth ~$42:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New...43b9368cdd

Looks like one person got $60, but most are in the $40 to $50 range. Just FYI.

I think buydig charges NJ sales tax, but maybe see if B&H might match it?

you're looking at photoshop 10 buddy. The one included with this deal is the newer edition; the 11th. :)

Kumicho 02-26-2013 09:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by andrewwdang (Post 57852964)
you're looking at photoshop 10 buddy. The one included with this deal is the newer edition; the 11th. :)

Ahhh, Rainbows!!!! Suddenly that makes this a bit better......

:hug:

SDreseller 02-26-2013 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kumicho (Post 57853320)
Ahhh, Rainbows!!!! Suddenly that makes this a bit better......

:hug:

I HADDDDDD to grab one for myself! watched all the reviews on youtube :) 24 hour free shipping makes it even better

thezonehome 02-26-2013 10:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jjfat (Post 57852450)
It is Elements and Premiere bundle and worth ~$100 on eBay.

If I don't need to pay NJ tax, I will definitely get one.


Careful, these bundle are usually not allowed to be re-sold without the camera...

worthmining 02-26-2013 11:15 PM

Neh, wait for the full frame NEX 9 ... quit fooling around with the ASP-C.

The 16-55mm kit lens isn't worth keeping anyway, the sale the of Nex 6 body only is $750 now until 3/2 with sony instant rebate.

fooshnik 02-26-2013 11:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thezonehome (Post 57854052)
Careful, these bundle are usually not allowed to be re-sold without the camera...

Listen to this guy, I parted out a bundle last week and now there's a black car parked in front of my house.

warlock110 02-26-2013 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by worthmining (Post 57854274)
Neh, wait for the full frame NEX 9 ... quit fooling around with the ASP-C.

The 16-55mm kit lens isn't worth keeping anyway, the sale the of Nex 6 body only is $750 now until 3/2 with sony instant rebate.


yep this is what I'm thinking too, no point chasing an NEX 6 or 7 when the FF is looming at around september. The FF is almost 100% sure to have some sort of EVF :), shouldn't cost more than 2k (let's face it they won't sell if it's more than 2k, just like hte 2.5k A99).

legacy glass are all FF, their FL is hella weird on a crop sensor. my 85mm can finally be back at 85 instead of 100+ lol

onlineaddy 02-27-2013 12:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by warlock110 (Post 57854712)
The FF is almost 100% sure to have some sort of EVF :), shouldn't cost more than 2k (let's face it they won't sell if it's more than 2k, just like hte 2.5k A99).

The FF RX1 is $2800 msrp.

insyder 02-27-2013 12:10 AM

Great, but does not beat the deal from amazon from a couple of days ago, NEX-7 for $765.70, like new. Mine seemed untouched. Now I got to get rid of the GX1X

riggedveda 02-27-2013 12:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jjfat (Post 57852450)
If I don't need to pay NJ tax, I will definitely get one.

Same issue. I do as I always do with Newegg - ship to my sister in NY.

SDreseller 02-27-2013 12:14 AM

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

riggedveda 02-27-2013 12:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ajamils (Post 57837768)
I don't have any personal experience but I've read bad things about BuyDigs "bait and switch" techniques. There were a lot of frustrated people last time they offered Panasonic G5 on sale.

No issues with them personally. Never any bait and switch. Only annoyance is they insist on a reason for returns and sometimes CS asks follow up questions before issuing an RMA. If the camera is not defective and you simply changed your mind, they might offer you a small credit ($30) to keep it.

cheema 02-27-2013 12:51 AM

Yes, the full frame Nex 9, if and when it comes out will in the same ball park price as this Nex-6.

Think before you type.

I went ahead and bought the Nex-6. I will probably upgrade to full frame Nex-9, if it comes out. But only when it becomes a slick deal. If history is any guide, that time is a long time into the future. I will have gotten very good mileage out of the Nex-6 by that time.


Quote:

Originally Posted by worthmining (Post 57854274)
Neh, wait for the full frame NEX 9 ... quit fooling around with the ASP-C.

The 16-55mm kit lens isn't worth keeping anyway, the sale the of Nex 6 body only is $750 now until 3/2 with sony instant rebate.


warlock110 02-27-2013 01:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onlineaddy (Post 57854778)
The FF RX1 is $2800 msrp.

yeah, not selling that well either, and it does come with a 35mm zeiss... I'm hoping it'll pave the way for the NEX 9 and bring down the price. the A99 is a disaster, no one is buying it because the price is pretty much over everyone's head.

warlock110 02-27-2013 01:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cheema (Post 57855128)
Yes, the full frame Nex 9, if and when it comes out will in the same ball park price as this Nex-6.

Think before you type.

I went ahead and bought the Nex-6. I will probably upgrade to full frame Nex-9, if it comes out. But only when it becomes a slick deal. If history is any guide, that time is a long time into the future. I will have gotten very good mileage out of the Nex-6 by that time.

won't be the same price, but it's a much bigger upgrade for most people since legacy lens are all FF (which i'm sure most NEX user have to have a few in their arsenal already).

and also camera bodies always go down in price, I personally have an NEX 5, so i'm in no rush for the 6, EVF is nice, but I also own alpha bodies with EVF.

apatel87 02-27-2013 05:06 AM

Is this worth $300 more than the nex 5r? I can get the 5r for 550 and wanted to know if someone knew the main differences between the cameras and more importantly tell me why it costs so much more. Thanks! I really appreciate it

sinik 02-27-2013 05:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by apatel87 (Post 57856142)
Is this worth $300 more than the nex 5r? I can get the 5r for 550 and wanted to know if someone knew the main differences between the cameras and more importantly tell me why it costs so much more. Thanks! I really appreciate it

The NEX-6 adds:
1) An EVF
2) A mode dial
3) A hotshoe

The NEX-5R:
1) Is smaller
2) Has a touchscreen (albeit a crappy one)
3) Has a screen that can flip 180 degrees instead of about 90 up/45 down on the NEX-6

Also your $550 NEX-5R deal probably comes with the old 18-55 kit lens not the much slimmer 16-50 power zoom.

apatel87 02-27-2013 06:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sinik (Post 57856400)
The NEX-6 adds:
1) An EVF
2) A mode dial
3) A hotshoe

The NEX-5R:
1) Is smaller
2) Has a touchscreen (albeit a crappy one)
3) Has a screen that can flip 180 degrees instead of about 90 up/45 down on the NEX-6

Also your $550 NEX-5R deal probably comes with the old 18-55 kit lens not the much slimmer 16-50 power zoom.

Thanks that's really helpful. Do you think it's worth the 300 more for this or should I wait for a like new nex 7 for $750. I heard that people actually
Prefer the the nex 6 over the 7 is that correct

riggedveda 02-27-2013 06:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sinik (Post 57856400)
The NEX-6 adds:

Excellent comparison. I should add that Nex 6 has internal flash versus screw on flash for the Nex 5R. The Nex 6 flash is also easy to bounce.

I chose Nex 6 for EVF and unobtrusive flash. A VF really helps take steadier shots.

riggedveda 02-27-2013 06:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by apatel87 (Post 57856516)
I heard that people actually
Prefer the the nex 6 over the 7 is that correct

Nex 6 is a one generation newer and there are improvements across the board. Only reason to choose 7 over 6 is if you absolutely need higher res.

CptObvious 02-27-2013 06:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sinik (Post 57856400)
The NEX-6 adds:
1) An EVF
2) A mode dial
3) A hotshoe

The NEX-5R:
1) Is smaller
2) Has a touchscreen (albeit a crappy one)
3) Has a screen that can flip 180 degrees instead of about 90 up/45 down on the NEX-6

Also your $550 NEX-5R deal probably comes with the old 18-55 kit lens not the much slimmer 16-50 power zoom.

The 6 also has a pop-up bounceable flash. One of the main reasons I sold my 5R (the detachable flash is just not practical in use)

fyu 02-27-2013 07:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by worthmining (Post 57854274)
Neh, wait for the full frame NEX 9 ... quit fooling around with the ASP-C.

The 16-55mm kit lens isn't worth keeping anyway, the sale the of Nex 6 body only is $750 now until 3/2 with sony instant rebate.

lol. yea, that totally real camera.

I'll take a Lunar while you're at it.

hlee320 02-27-2013 07:02 AM

Waiting for NEX-7N myself, announcement next month.

NEX9 will most likely be over $2,500

spextar 02-27-2013 07:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by apatel87 (Post 57856142)
Is this worth $300 more than the nex 5r? I can get the 5r for 550 and wanted to know if someone knew the main differences between the cameras and more importantly tell me why it costs so much more. Thanks! I really appreciate it

I bought a 5r from the Sony store. A day later I took it outside in bright sunlight and immediately knew I wanted the 6 because the LCD was terrible. Exchanged the 5r for a 6 that night. It's a bit larger but feels much better in hand.

If size isn't an issue, you can get the same performance from a57 at half price.

spextar 02-27-2013 07:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by insyder (Post 57854812)
Great, but does not beat the deal from amazon from a couple of days ago, NEX-7 for $765.70, like new. Mine seemed untouched. Now I got to get rid of the GX1X

Mine was a gift, didn't cost me a penny, does that beat your deal?

Quote:

Originally Posted by CptObvious (Post 57850954)
Nice deal. I bought mine from the Sony Store last week but could've saved $20-30 net with this deal.

Love the NEX-6. I bought and sold so many cameras last year...Canon, Nikon, Olympus, full-frame, Micro 4/3, but this has the best balance of size and image quality for me so far. Almost went with the OM-D but the NEX-6 has much better ergonomics and is cheaper to boot.

How much did you pay at the Sony store?

spextar 02-27-2013 07:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by andrewwdang (Post 57850740)
that memory card and the battery alone should be worth an additional 30

Absolute garbage battery

CptObvious 02-27-2013 07:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spextar (Post 57857512)
How much did you pay at the Sony store?

Total I think it was around $820. It was $899 - 10% education store - 5% ShopDiscover cashback - 1% Sony rewards, but plus tax. I think this Buydig deal beats it by about $50 if you don't have to pay tax.

kevindar 02-27-2013 07:43 AM

buydig falls in to the second tier retailers, bellow adorama, bandh, amazon, etc. No bait and switch in my many dealings with them. just not as good of return policy or customer service, but a solid retailer.
IIRC same deal without some of extras was for 799 with 100 visa gift card or 899 with 200 gift card a while ago.
I have nex 5n, and the 6 has improved on the many areas, most importantly inclusion of EVF (I bought separately) and AF speed. It also comes with a better range, and much more compact 16-50 pancake lens. However, the lens optically is only so so. I also believe it no longer has the touchscreen, but I may be wrong on that.
Image quality is fantastic. the great implimentation of manual focus with focus peaking and dmf, makes use of legacy lens very easy. additionally, in the autofocus department, the sigma 19 2.8 and 30 2.8, are both excellent, and cheap, as is the more expensive 50 1.8 IS.

shizlefonizle 02-27-2013 08:04 AM

Yeah I would just get the APS-C NEXs. There solid cameras although the system could use more lenses. A fullframe NEX is definitely coming but itll be expensive for a while, and knowing Sony theyll probably develop 4-5 bodies for each lens release. I shoot M43 exclusively right now (OM-D + a few lenses) and probably wont switch till theres a FF mirrorless system with solid lenses which is probably going to take a while to develop. Im hoping Fuji does this instead of Sony though.

djam418 02-27-2013 08:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spextar (Post 57857446)
I bought a 5r from the Sony store. A day later I took it outside in bright sunlight and immediately knew I wanted the 6 because the LCD was terrible. Exchanged the 5r for a 6 that night. It's a bit larger but feels much better in hand.

If size isn't an issue, you can get the same performance from a57 at half price.


+1 on the LCD issue. I have a friend that is into photography. He was getting the 6 while I was having the 5r vs 6 debate. On day 1 he said that the Electronic Viewfinder was a must have. The built in flash is an upgrade too, I don't want to deal with screwing in a flash while trying to take spontaneous shots of my kid.

Replied and almost purchased.

kevindar 02-27-2013 08:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by djam418 (Post 57858526)
+1 on the LCD issue. I have a friend that is into photography. He was getting the 6 while I was having the 5r vs 6 debate. On day 1 he said that the Electronic Viewfinder was a must have. The built in flash is an upgrade too, I don't want to deal with screwing in a flash while trying to take spontaneous shots of my kid.

Replied and almost purchased.

good points, except if you want to take "spontaneous shots of your kids" and want to use the direct on board flash, a compact point and shoot made do fine. Not to say there no merits to having on board flash.

fyu 02-27-2013 08:18 AM

honestly, for spontaneous stuff, I use my smartphone.

even with a point and shoot, I have to go find it. with a interchangable lens camera, I have to find it, make sure the right lens is on, and switch to Auto mode or sit there and make sure all the settings are right.

There is nothing worse than finding out the self timer was on and you're holding the camera still for 10 seconds.

djam418 02-27-2013 08:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kevindar (Post 57858722)
good points, except if you want to take "spontaneous shots of your kids" and want to use the direct on board flash, a compact point and shoot made do fine. Not to say there no merits to having on board flash.


I have a mid leve point and shoot now. (8mp) I does ok but when my wife starts cropping and stretching the photos the quality degrades. I was originally looking into the t3i,t4i but I really like the size and weight of this thing. It can get the 6 for 809 with company discount but this deal tops that by far.

kevindar 02-27-2013 08:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by djam418 (Post 57858862)
I have a mid leve point and shoot now. (8mp) I does ok but when my wife starts cropping and stretching the photos the quality degrades. I was originally looking into the t3i,t4i but I really like the size and weight of this thing. It can get the 6 for 809 with company discount but this deal tops that by far.

true. she will also love the video feature. better than any point and shoot, and dslr, b/c of focus tracking and excellent quality. I have a canon 5d3, and a panasonic lx-5, but my wife almost exclusively uses the 5n.

kevindar 02-27-2013 08:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by djam418 (Post 57858862)
I have a mid leve point and shoot now. (8mp) I does ok but when my wife starts cropping and stretching the photos the quality degrades. I was originally looking into the t3i,t4i but I really like the size and weight of this thing. It can get the 6 for 809 with company discount but this deal tops that by far.

true. she will also love the video feature. better than any point and shoot, and dslr, b/c of focus tracking and excellent quality. I have a canon 5d3, and a panasonic lx-5, but my wife almost exclusively uses the 5n.
with 50 1.8 [flickr.com]
30 2.8 [flickr.com]

ajamils 02-27-2013 08:41 AM

Very tempted in trying out Nex-6 but the lack of quality lenses keep me away from ordering one. I currently have Olympus E-PM2 and Panaosnic GH3 with 20mm f1.7, 12-35 f2.8 and couple of other zooms.

djam418 02-27-2013 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kevindar (Post 57859244)
true. she will also love the video feature. better than any point and shoot, and dslr, b/c of focus tracking and excellent quality. I have a canon 5d3, and a panasonic lx-5, but my wife almost exclusively uses the 5n.
with 50 1.8 [flickr.com]
30 2.8 [flickr.com]



Nice shots ! The will help me in the "why we need this camera" debate I will have with my wife, LOL.

fyu 02-27-2013 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ajamils (Post 57859358)
Very tempted in trying out Nex-6 but the lack of quality lenses keep me away from ordering one. I currently have Olympus E-PM2 and Panaosnic GH3 with 20mm f1.7, 12-35 f2.8 and couple of other zooms.

they've got quality lenses in the timeline, and just recently released a lot of good lenses, though they are pricey and hard to find right now.

danilee 02-27-2013 10:48 AM

I have an Olympus OM-D, and a good $2200 worth of m43 lenses that I just bought in the past 2 months. I shouldn't....but this is so tempting! I would couple this with the zeiss 24mm f1.8 and it would be a great street shooting camera.

chinLao 02-27-2013 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sinik (Post 57856400)
Also your $550 NEX-5R deal probably comes with the old 18-55 kit lens not the much slimmer 16-50 power zoom.

Albeit the 16-50 is smaller, the consensus is that the 18-55 is better optically.

mluu510 02-27-2013 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by a1strank (Post 57849112)
I rather pay few hundred more for a Fuji x-e1 with awesome 18-55mm lens...but I heard the EVF on the nex-6 is better than the Fuji...but Fuji has better overall IQ though..

The Fuji does have better IQ but the nex-6 is a better overall camera. I rather pick the the nex-6

DennisDo 02-27-2013 02:16 PM

I am a total complete newbie when it comes to video and photoshooting ,but would you guys say that this camera is great for professional video recording?

mluu510 02-27-2013 02:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by djam418 (Post 57858526)
+1 on the LCD issue. I have a friend that is into photography. He was getting the 6 while I was having the 5r vs 6 debate. On day 1 he said that the Electronic Viewfinder was a must have. The built in flash is an upgrade too, I don't want to deal with screwing in a flash while trying to take spontaneous shots of my kid.

Replied and almost purchased.

Don't unscrew the flash and you won't have that problem. I do agree that EVF is important

mluu510 02-27-2013 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DenD359 (Post 57868162)
I am a total complete newbie when it comes to video and photoshooting ,but would you guys say that this camera is great for professional video recording?

If your a newbie and obviously not a pro, why do you need a pro video camera?

Anyways, no this cam isn't a pro video cam because its design to take picture first and it's missing a lot of pro features to make smaller and cheaper

DennisDo 02-27-2013 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mluu510 (Post 57868254)
If your a newbie and obviously not a pro, why do you need a pro video camera?

Anyways, no this cam isn't a pro video cam because its design to take picture first and it's missing a lot of pro features to make smaller and cheaper

I am going through skin re-modeling and will require a close up of my skin and everything since I am sponsored. Maybe a camera like this would do the job? I wouldn't mind waiting for a better deal on video cameras later either if I that's the best decision.

Lark 02-27-2013 03:26 PM

I have the nex5R already... I wanted to upgrade to this but they removed the touch screen feature!? That makes no sense... That's quite a deal breaker

andypp2 02-27-2013 03:50 PM

guys the $919 bundle is now $899-$5 off coupon=$894
you still get the $50 bonus,memory card plus the adobe elements.
so it's $1 more and you get some more accessories.
Now it's worth it.

apatel87 02-27-2013 05:25 PM

I ended up buying this package. I called them and they just applied the gift card to the price of the bundle so $50 off and I also got all of the other goodies. Good deal and hopefully great camera.

SDreseller 02-27-2013 07:12 PM

I bought this yesterday without the ultimate package. Just sent them an email hoping they could add this to my order :(

kevindar 02-27-2013 07:45 PM

so lenswise, this actually is the cheapest way right now to have a full frame, thats right, full frame mirrorless goodness.
get the nex 6N, get the metabones speedbooster (600 bucks, not cheap), and you can mount canon ef lenses, with full (albeit very slow) autofocus, and aperture control, which will give you the light gathering, dof, of fov as if they were mounted on a full frame sensor.
dpreview first impressions [dpreview.com]
You can pair this with a 35 f2, 50 1.8, and 85 1.8, are reasonably small lenses, or a tamron 28-75 2.8 (no autofocus) and end up with still a relatively inexpensive, compact setup. it will make your 35 f2 equivalent to buying a 24 1.4 (instead of zeiss 24 1.8) and your 50 1.8 as if you are buying a 35 1.2. you are talking about a sig initial investment in the speedbooster, but if you are going to drop serious dough on superfast, and hard to find prime, it will more than pay for itself.

worthmining 02-27-2013 07:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cheema (Post 57855128)
Yes, the full frame Nex 9, if and when it comes out will in the same ball park price as this Nex-6.

Think before you type.

I went ahead and bought the Nex-6. I will probably upgrade to full frame Nex-9, if it comes out. But only when it becomes a slick deal. If history is any guide, that time is a long time into the future. I will have gotten very good mileage out of the Nex-6 by that time.

Nex 9 may take a year yet in the meantime why invest into premium ASPC like nex6, or 7. Just grab a $3-400ish NEX 5 body and fill the gap while waiting for the real deal. The nex 6 and 5n is chicken and egg but the price of nex 6 doesn't justify. touch screen focus vs. wifi and EVF, there is no solid value to spend on nex 6 at this point. If nex 6 comes down to $3-400, it might make sense to consider.

hayamakun 02-27-2013 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by andrewwdang (Post 57874212)
I bought this yesterday without the ultimate package. Just sent them an email hoping they could add this to my order :(

Same. I tried to call them as soon as I saw the updated bundle price, but it was already marked as shipped. Hopefully they can just ship the accessories and let me pay the difference.

CptObvious 02-27-2013 08:21 PM

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Originally Posted by worthmining (Post 57874874)
Nex 9 may take a year yet in the meantime why invest into premium ASPC like nex6, or 7. Just grab a $3-400ish NEX 5 body and fill the gap while waiting for the real deal. The nex 6 and 5n is chicken and egg but the price of nex 6 doesn't justify. touch screen focus vs. wifi and EVF, there is no solid value to spend on nex 6 at this point. If nex 6 comes down to $3-400, it might make sense to consider.

From personal experience, NEX-6 is a much better shooting experience than the 5 series (I owned the 5N and 5R). The mythical FF NEX really shouldn't be a part of this discussion because a) it's just rumor and speculation at this point, b) it would undoubtedly be in a completely different market and price point (I would guess $2K for the body) and c) having a range of compact AF lenses that can cover a FF sensor will be a very expensive proposition as well. Saving a few hundred now to pay $4-5K later doesn't make sense to me.

Lark 02-28-2013 01:34 AM

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Originally Posted by CptObvious (Post 57875400)
From personal experience, NEX-6 is a much better shooting experience than the 5 series (I owned the 5N and 5R). The mythical FF NEX really shouldn't be a part of this discussion because a) it's just rumor and speculation at this point, b) it would undoubtedly be in a completely different market and price point (I would guess $2K for the body) and c) having a range of compact AF lenses that can cover a FF sensor will be a very expensive proposition as well. Saving a few hundred now to pay $4-5K later doesn't make sense to me.

You said you own 5n and 5r and feel the 6 feels much better? How so? I like being able to simply touch focus with the 5r. 6 lost its touch screen for that purpose and quick touch navigation

CptObvious 02-28-2013 06:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Lark (Post 57879142)
You said you own 5n and 5r and feel the 6 feels much better? How so? I like being able to simply touch focus with the 5r. 6 lost its touch screen for that purpose and quick touch navigation

The size of the body and grip of the 6 is much more comfortable to me. My hands are not large but I felt the 5N/5R was too front/left heavy with the 18-55 lens or the Sony 50 or 55-210. The 6 feels a lot more balanced in hand. I find the EVF better for composing and framing shots because it's closer to the eye. And finally the pop-up flash on the 6 can be tilted back for bounce and is much more convenient. I thought the flash on the 5s was way too fiddly and fragile with that tiny connector.

I do miss the touchscreen of the 5N (not so much on the 5R, resistive sucks) but Sony still lags behind Olympus in making the touchscreen really useful (for touch shutter). On the OM-D or E-PL5 you can touch the focus point and it will take the shot instantly and be perfectly in focus. The 5N doesn't have this feature and the 5R's touch shutter is too unreliable (blurred shots/out of focus).

SDreseller 02-28-2013 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by hayamakun (Post 57875028)
Same. I tried to call them as soon as I saw the updated bundle price, but it was already marked as shipped. Hopefully they can just ship the accessories and let me pay the difference.


YAY, buydig is sending me the extra items free of charge! looks like we saved an extra dollar :D

hayamakun 02-28-2013 10:34 AM

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Originally Posted by andrewwdang (Post 57885728)
YAY, buydig is sending me the extra items free of charge! looks like we saved an extra dollar :D

Same here :).

I had emailed them yesterday after they were closed and my item had shipped. Called this morning to ask what they could do about it and they told me to refuse shipment. Once they received the item back they would refund me and I could reorder the ultimate bundle. I then received an email response from yesterday's email saying they couldn't modify the shipped order. I responded right away saying I was going to return the item and reorder the bundle I wanted. Maybe those were the right words as I got an email apologizing and that they would send out the added accessories for free. So I guess it depends on who you talk to on the phone/email.

SDreseller 02-28-2013 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by hayamakun (Post 57887172)
Same here :).

I had emailed them yesterday after they were closed and my item had shipped. Called this morning to ask what they could do about it and they told me to refuse shipment. Once they received the item back they would refund me and I could reorder the ultimate bundle. I then received an email response from yesterday's email saying they couldn't modify the shipped order. I responded right away saying I was going to return the item and reorder the bundle I wanted. Maybe those were the right words as I got an email apologizing and that they would send out the added accessories for free. So I guess it depends on who you talk to on the phone/email.

wow, it looked like you went through a longer process. I just sent an email asking whether or not they could ship it out for me and they said yes :D. Maybe because he saw your email he sent mine out without more questioning :)

AquiG 02-28-2013 11:10 AM

Price for the ultimate bundle changed to 919. Did call their customer services and they did reduce the price again to 899 - 5 (via dig5).

totalundone 02-28-2013 11:14 AM

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SDreseller 02-28-2013 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by AquiG (Post 57888202)
Price for the ultimate bundle changed to 919. Did call their customer services and they did reduce the price again to 899 - 5 (via dig5).

I just emailed them after i had purchased it without the bundle. Im sure if you called them, you will get the same price. They have great customer service.

l3db3tt3r 02-28-2013 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by kevindar (Post 57874752)
so lenswise, this actually is the cheapest way right now to have a full frame, thats right, full frame mirrorless goodness.
get the nex 6N, get the metabones speedbooster (600 bucks, not cheap), and you can mount canon ef lenses, with full (albeit very slow) autofocus, and aperture control, which will give you the light gathering, dof, of fov as if they were mounted on a full frame sensor.
dpreview first impressions [dpreview.com]
You can pair this with a 35 f2, 50 1.8, and 85 1.8, are reasonably small lenses, or a tamron 28-75 2.8 (no autofocus) and end up with still a relatively inexpensive, compact setup. it will make your 35 f2 equivalent to buying a 24 1.4 (instead of zeiss 24 1.8) and your 50 1.8 as if you are buying a 35 1.2. you are talking about a sig initial investment in the speedbooster, but if you are going to drop serious dough on superfast, and hard to find prime, it will more than pay for itself.

Thank you for pointing this out! After looking into the metabones speedbooster I went ahead and made this purchase. I really wanted to jump into the Full Frame world, with a Nikon d600 or Cannon 6d, but was just disappointed in the problems and reviews that people where pointing out. My dream camera would be a 5DM3, so with this camera and the speedbooster I can upgrade my body and keep future lenses.

Other thoughts
+How awesome the size is/will be for travel.
- A little weary not having a true optical view finder. I hope EVF turns out well.
- Touchscreen would have been nice.
- Video is recorded as AVCHD, but i guess I'll just deal.

KevinB2549 02-28-2013 04:54 PM

I just tried calling customer service asking for the $899 - $5 deal and the rep said no. I am trying to email customer service now to ask again...

KevinB2549 03-01-2013 08:41 AM

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Originally Posted by KevinB2549 (Post 57896936)
I just tried calling customer service asking for the $899 - $5 deal and the rep said no. I am trying to email customer service now to ask again...

Update: Buydig emailed me this morning and said they would honor the $894 price if I ordered by 2pm EST. I called and placed the order. They also removed the $50 Visa GC, and credited the $50 instantly. Total = $844!

SDreseller 03-01-2013 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by KevinB2549 (Post 57909816)
Update: Buydig emailed me this morning and said they would honor the $894 price if I ordered by 2pm EST. I called and placed the order. They also removed the $50 Visa GC, and credited the $50 instantly. Total = $844!

Sell the photoshop for ~90-100 on ebay and you have a nice camera for 750. The SD card is worth about another 20....730 + all the extras from the ultimate bundle!

RJM77 03-03-2013 11:23 AM

argh! waited too long on this. guess i didn't read carefully enough about it ending on the 1st.

mluu510 03-07-2013 04:26 PM

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Originally Posted by DenD359 (Post 57868550)
I am going through skin re-modeling and will require a close up of my skin and everything since I am sponsored. Maybe a camera like this would do the job? I wouldn't mind waiting for a better deal on video cameras later either if I that's the best decision.

you don't seem to understand what i am saying. this is a consumer level photo camera first and a video camera second. if you need a pro level video camera, go look at the sony nex fs100


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