Update: B&H is now offering an additional 5% back in rewards on this camera, meaning you’ll get another $37.40 to spend on other items!
B&H has the A6000 mirrorless camera with 2 lenses and a $50 B&H gift card on sale for $748. It was $798 last month and $848 in March with no gift card offer.
-If you have a Visa business card, like a Chase Ink card, you can enroll in Visa Savings Edge for an additional 5% automatic cash rebate at B&H, dropping the price to $710.60 after the statement credit.
-B&H doesn’t collect sales tax for orders shipped outside of NJ/NY.
-A spare battery
–A Peak Design Leash Camera Strap that makes it effortless to wear your camera crossbody like you would a messenger bag and quickly take pictures while wearing it.
–Flash bounce cards that diffuse the flash brightness when you need to use flash.
While smartphone cameras keep improving, they’re still not great at taking:
-Pictures indoors or in poor lighting
-Pictures of objects in motion
-Pictures with blurred backgrounds
-Pictures of items farther away that require optical zoom.
Earlier last year a baby deer was born in my front yard. This picture was taken of it with a Galaxy S6:
When I got home from my office I took a picture of it with the telephoto lens on my Sony a6000:
I haven’t edited these pictures at all. You can tell the difference in quality that you can get from a phone’s camera versus a mirrorless camera.
I’ve been using the A6000 for several years and love it, it takes fantastic pictures very quickly. The quality of pictures in low-light situations and with zoom are far better than from even the most advanced smartphones.
I can easily transfer the pictures to my phone over WiFi or even use my phone as a remote with the phone displaying the camera screen via the Sony app. When you use your phone as the camera screen the pictures will be saved on your phone and the camera.
The A6000’s electronic viewfinder also does wonders when it’s too sunny out to use the LCD screen.
Mirrorless digital cameras offer SLR type performance and sensor size in a compact and intuitive package. In fact it even does things better than an SLR, such as video. It’s bigger than the point and shoot you might be used to, but the pictures it takes are just incredible. In a pinch it can still fit into your pocket even with the 16-50 lens on, something that can’t be done with an SLR.