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  1. Using plastic nikon lenses too, with the adapter, doesn't cause overheating problems. I'm sure the adapter does the job, and gives extra space for heat absorbance. Or else it's all a trick in the firmware ;)
  2. I tested it too, with manual focus on the kit lens it still overheats, but with other lenses and the adaptor it doesn't. Maybe the extra space the adaptor gives between the sensor and the lens does the trick!!! ;)
  3. Αfter lots of recordings with the new a6000, I have come to this conclusion for the overheating matter. In hot summer environments the camera overheats after 20-30 minutes, and then if you restart it, it keeps recording, but overheats again more frequently, and in the end it records 2 minutes clips. All this happens if you try to record with the KIT LENS , continuously , without letting the camera rest for a while. But if you record with other manufacturers lenses with an adapter , the camera never overheats. I used the last couple of days Nikon and Tamron lenses with an adapter, and I never had an overheating problem. Today I have recorded almost 2 hours of footage, in 30 minute clips, and I had no problem. When the overheating issue appeared with the kit lens, I put a manual lens, and I started recording right on, and I had no problem. I touched the Sony lens and it was so hot!!!
  4. I agree with iag01, the GX7 has so much in camera sharpening , that produces aliasing, and I can see moire too. More sharpening doesn't mean better image and detail! In a6000 you can sharpen in post and have great results.
  5. There is still some moire in a6000, but you get it very few occations, and it doesn't affect the overall picture you get. From all the footage I've seen so far from the GX7 camera, it doesn't convince me that its better in video than a6000. They are close, but it's not better. And in low light my eyes see a clear winner , and it's the a6000. It handles great until 3200 iso. Better than GX7.
  6. After lots of testing for overheating of the a6000 in video mode, I've come to this conclusion. When I use the Sony lens on it (the 16-50 sel) after the first overheating wich comes in about 20-30 minutes, if I change the lens to a manual Nikon lens with an adapter, it keeps recording without any overheating problems. When I put back the Sony lens, the problem arises again. So if you put manual lenses , this maybe the solution for continuous long recordings. ;)
  7. Canon produces less noise for sure in higher Iso , speaking of the higher end models with full frame sensor (6d, 5dmkIII) , which cost a lot more than a6000. The 6d which I used has lot more moire than the a6000, 5dmkIII is the only Canon dslr which is moire free, but costs 3 times more!!! And speaking of dynamic range in video, none of the Canon's has so much dynamic range in video , except for 5dMkIII ! All the cropped sensor series that I used from Canon, have the exact same sensor for the last 5 years, with much moire, 2 stops less dynamic range, , much more noise in higher Iso , and crappy detail....
  8. Ι was going to buy the D5300 too, but right at the last moment I saw the a6000 , had the chance to test it for one day, and changed my mind quickly. So I have gone with the a6000, and I'm really happy about my decision. I still use my D5200 for video, and I love it, and my Nikon FX for stills! But the new option for a lighter body that I can have with me wherever I am, is great! And the video options in the Sony menu are much more helpful!
  9. I was using Nikon dslrs and some Canons until now, I prefered the overall image quality that the Nikons gave me, but now that I use the a6000 for a few weeks , I can say for sure that the chromatic and overall image quality is great, and it looks better to me than Nikon. It's very close though, but with all the extras that Nikon doesn't give in it's firmware , and the light body of a6000, for me the clear winner in video is Sony. And yes I'll keep using both. ;)
  10. It was shot in 1080 28Mbps 50p , with the 16-50mm kit lens, with auto afc, and yes in that scene I did a very fast panning, and as a result when I slowed it down at half speed it cracked! ;) But overall even handheld the stabilization lets you do decent clips, good pans and tilts without the use of a video head.
  11. Ι just did a short film with my new a6000, it's all recorded handheld with the 16-50 lens used. It was shot in 1080 60p , in neutral mode -3,0,-1, and then I graded it in post adding color, contrast , and some sharpening. Overall the quality is great , with no moire issues, great low light capabilities, with the continuous focus working perfectly. Just watch it on 1080p , and see for yourselves. http://youtu.be/Tavirn-2aaI
  12. Ι've purchased the camera yesterday and I've started doing some tests. I downloaded the timelapse application that Sony gives , and I did a first mini clip. The app is working fine, and has many options. This is the first timelapse clip I did. Enjoy ;) http://youtu.be/u9Iv1XEhiog
  13. Ι would recommend it my friend over the 70D , it has a better sensor, that gives you better image quality, wider dynamic range, and better overall iso performance! It has a great autofocus system, very fast very precise, and a much lighter body to use for your everyday walks! For video it's better too, it gives you better image quality, more organic feel to it, and less to none moire issues (The Canons have problem on this, the XXXD -XXD line) . So I would prefer it overall.
  14. I've had a chance to test the a6000 in extremely hot tempratures to see how the camera behaves. The ambient temprature is 38-42 C (100-105 F) , and hot air is flowing to the backplate of the camera. The screen is flipped out, an the clips we've written are in 1080p 60fps.The memory card used is a Sandisk Extreme 45MB/s. As you can see the first take was 22:38 minutes long until shut down.We did a quick restart and the second take lasted 15:49 minutes.Again after a quick restart we were able to record 2:26min.Then we left the camera to rest for 10 minutes and started a last take before the battery drained, and it managed to write a full clip of 29:50 minutes. All in the same hot tempratures. In conclusion the problems seems to occur in very hot temps and in unexpected durations of video writing. I've touched the backplate of the sensor and it wasn't very hot. So it seems more of a firmware problem!!! I'll put another test in lower tempratures, where the problem doesn't occur. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E-xJ_5Q9JY
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