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I've been set on getting the Sony a6400 but this makes me scratch my head a little. hmmm
Stick with the Sony. Efm mount is pretty closed and presumably not going to expand much, if at all.

With the Sony you can buy fe lenses and move up to full frame if you want.
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I upgraded from a 6D to the R, also have various l lenses. The AF difference is nuts.

Been contemplating a M6 for a travel camera though. I have the original M for travel, but this price is tempting.
I had the original M which was just soooo slow. Got the M6 about a year ago. Figured this many generations later it would be a lot better. Meh, not really. Sitting in the closet, I still prefer my SL1 to the M6. Performs so much more like a DSLR than the M6. If you don't care about speed, the M6 might be ok. I'm waiting for the M6II to drop in price some day, it apparently is a LOT faster. And it's not like I'm a sports photographer or something, I just like the camera to be ready and take a picture when I hit the button.
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I had the original M which was just soooo slow. Got the M6 about a year ago. Figured this many generations later it would be a lot better. Meh, not really. Sitting in the closet, I still prefer my SL1 to the M6. Performs so much more like a DSLR than the M6. If you don't care about speed, the M6 might be ok. I'm waiting for the M6II to drop in price some day, it apparently is a LOT faster. And it's not like I'm a sports photographer or something, I just like the camera to be ready and take a picture when I hit the button.
Yeah af makes all the difference. I'm probably also just gonna wait for the ii to drop in a couple of years.
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So this seems to be better specs than a t3i... better than a t7i?

This M6 has 60p.

Currently own a Rebei t1i that shoots OK video.
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That M6 + 18-150mm lens for $450 is pretty tempting
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I'd like to buy a camera for my wife but know nothing about this sort of thing. Anybody have tips? Mirrorless or DSLR? We are going to Prague, Hungary, and Belgium this summer
I've had the EOM M1, M2 and M5. The M5 is nearly the same camera as the M6 photography wise, but with an integrated viewfinder. Before that I had Canon DSLR's xTi and 7D.

The mirrorless have been good cameras for me. They have the same sensors as the SLR's and have never disappointed as far as image quality.

But they come with some pretty big compromises. Even with the AF improvements on the M5 M6 generation, there are still a lot of missed shot focus points. You still have to be deliberate on where you focus.

The battery life is not very good and a spare battery is expensive for this model. Last I looked, the after market batteries are kind of complicated. You can get them, but the camera can be fussy about it and they won't work with your factory charger.

This camera doesn't have an integral viewfinder, just the screen on the back. I can't tell you haw much easier it is to hold the camera still whit the integral viewfinder. When I used the mirrorless cameras that didn't have that, I got a lot of blurry photos. It is really hard to hold the camera steady when using the screen.

You can indeed adapt this camera to work with lots of Canon lenses, but the ergonomics of doing so in most cases are terrible. You need a bigger camera to hold bigger glass. The offerings of EOS M lenses is kind of small. The ones they have are really good, but unless that is what you want, you would be much better off getting a camera to fit your photography style.

While I have really enjoyed my Canon mirrorless cameras, and would recommend them to a photographer with the patience to appreciate them, I would STRONGLY recommend not giving them as a gift in most cases.

Okay, now here's what I do like.

I really like how the viewfinderless sized body with the 22mm pancake lens will fit in a jacket or cargo pocket. The image quality and low light performance are awesome for such a small package.

The 11-22mm ultra wide angle lens is a lot of fun. Being that the rear element can be super close to the sensor, there aren't the optical compromises made that make other UWA lenses so expensive and not good. It's even image stabilized! It doesn't cost much and it truly is a marvelous lens.

The 55-200mm lens is so small. I don't use it much, but it's small enough to keep on hand for when I do want it. It's slow, and the IQ isn't incredible. But I have it with me! It's pretty sharp in the middle of the zoom range, but it can be hard to resist the urge to rack it all the way to 200mm all the time.

I like to carry the EOS M1, M2, 22mm, 18-55, and 55-200mm in a small camcorder case. It is as small and weigs about as much as the 70-200mm F4L I alone I used to carry. It's easy to take places and have everything I want, without having to take a large bag just for camera stuff.

If I weren't already invested in Canon, I'd go with Sony, though. The sensors are generally better. They can be adapter to use Canon glass. The only reason Canon is finally taking mirrorless seriously is because of all the market share they lost from people jumping ship to Sony, and there have been a lot of them.
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So....are all lenses proprietary? I want to get a mirrorless and I am deciding between canon and sony. Do each of those require vendor specific lenses?
Yes. Mirrorless have their own corresponding mirrorless lens line, as well as for each sensor size; APS-C, Full Frame, etc. Adapters exist to use lenses between brands. They are expensive and may cause a decline in image quality and/or function
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why is this a deal? it has been on this price since thanksgiving.
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Stick with the Sony. Efm mount is pretty closed and presumably not going to expand much, if at all.

With the Sony you can buy fe lenses and move up to full frame if you want.
Yeah. I likely will. I used to own a Canon 7d and lenses but sold it all several years ago. Now that I have a newborn, I'm looking around again. Something smaller but good with portraits and video. A step up from our phones.
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I'd like to buy a camera for my wife but know nothing about this sort of thing. Anybody have tips? Mirrorless or DSLR? We are going to Prague, Hungary, and Belgium this summer
Since you're visiting both Prague and Belgium, and in the summer, get the white one.

Seriously, get a Sony 6xxx and leave it in auto mode. It is the consensus general recommendation.
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I upgraded from a 6D to the R, also have various l lenses. The AF difference is nuts.

Been contemplating a M6 for a travel camera though. I have the original M for travel, but this price is tempting.
That good huh? Dang it. I'll be patient then!
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No free shipping for me. Pass.
I don't know what's up for you but it says free shipping right on the page. I've always gotten free shipping from B&H. Unless you have a PO box.
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Didn't realize the DMV had such a strong photography community
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how is this compares to a6000 ?
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