March 5, 2016 at 11:55AM



Hi there, i am thinking of buying a sony mirrorless camera, considering my budget i guess i have two options : a7s & a6300...... i only care about video...... so which one would be a better option for me? i know there's a lots of review out there.. but i cant really decide... so any expert opinion please...... ? thanks in advance


If you care only about video, then read this:

The expert opinion (and the hard-won experience of users who ignore it) is: if you really care about video, not merely specs and shooting short tests that you can post on YouTube, look at buying a camera that was designed to be a video camera (or digital cinema camera) first and foremost.

I have a GH4, which is not a video camera first and foremost, but to make it a useful video camera, I've augmented it with an Atomos Shogun, virtually doubling its price and making a mess of its lovely ergonomics. But it will shoot video with acceptable quality over a long period of time without going into a meltdown. And it's cheap (compared with the true digital cinema cameras I own).

March 6, 2016 at 5:08AM


thnx for your comment....... and i guess i got your point.... but the problem is i can afford max $3000 for camera body...... so any suggestion on that?

Shakil Hashan

March 7, 2016 at 10:11AM

Seems you're telling him to buy a blackmagic cam, since those are the only affordable true cinema cams I know, anything else being over 10 Grand?

March 7, 2016 at 5:11AM


I'm not making a specific recommendation...I'm just saying that the OP should consider very seriously whether he can live with the quite serious limitations of at least one of the cameras he is considering.

March 8, 2016 at 4:28PM


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