Anyone have a Sony a6400??

Camdu7

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I have a Sony 5100 and I want to upgrade but still use my current lenses. Has anyone used the new Sony a6400? Does the new tech in the camera make it a better choice than the 6500? I know the 6500 has IBIS but most of my lenses already have OOS. I use the camera for 50/50 filming and photos.
 

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I have one. Have a 6300 and had a 6000 before that. You'd be surprised at how much of our footage was shot with one of these cameras. I've just started playing with the new 6400. The crew has used it more than I have. They really like it.
 

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If I was in the market and was looking at the 6300/6400/6500, I would choose the 6400. IBIS will make it easier to get some shots, but I don't think it will be that big of a jump if you already have OS lenses. The real perk for the 6400 is that it has Eye-AF and claims to have a slightly faster focusing time - it will (probably) do a better job of intelligently focusing on people and pets. I have the a7iii, and one of the features I love most is Eye-AF.

I think the comparison is close. You get a bigger burst buffer and IBIS with the 6500, but I think I would get more value out of the improved autofocus. There is a chance Sony makes further software improvements to the a6400 (for example, they just released a firmware update for my a7iii that brought extra features to the camera), but since the a6500 is older, there is a lower chance you'll be able to get new features via firmware update.
 
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