Here’s a really sweet new camera cage rig for Sony a6000/a6300/a6500 mirrorless cameras packed with lots of handy features like HDMI cable-lock and quick release system to quickly un-mount the cage from the baseplate – not found on other rigs in this price range.
- • Integrated 0.6″ rail system
• Single-handed design
• Base-mounted ventilation fan reduces overheating risk
• Internal copper wiring transfers heat away from the camera quickly and effectively
• Open-window design allows for easy access to battery, buttons, and ports
Constructed from high-quality aluminum alloy and stainless steel, the Handheld Camera Cage Rig Kit from Tilta is designed specifically for the Sony a6000, a6300, and a6500 cameras. The fully enclosed unibody rig is constructed from one piece of CNC Machined aluminum. The active cooling system provides heat exchange for the camera (requires 12 VDC power source to operate).
The 0.6″ lightweight support baseplate comes with an integrated lens adapter. The quick release system quickly unmounts the cage from the baseplate. The lens support is compatible with EF to E-Mount and PL to E-Mount Metabones adapters. The function buttons, jacks, and battery compartment are accessible while mounted in the cage.
Metro Case announced a pair of lightweight grips with built-in Arca-style quick release for Sony a6000, a6300 and a6500 mirrorless cameras.
AUSTIN — March 27, 2017 — Metro Case today announced two lightweight grips with Arca-style quick release for Sony a6000, a6300 and a6500 digital cameras. The Metro Case MC6000 and MC6500 grips greatly improve handling, providing increased gripping area for a more confident and relaxed feel.
These Sony cameras feature very compact bodies, but the short camera height compromises comfort and handling, often resulting in hand cramps because it’s difficult to comfortably grip the camera especially when using larger or longer lenses. The height extension offered by the grips provide support for the pinky finger. An Arca-style quick release is built-in, yet the entire grip weighs only 43g (1.5oz), an almost imperceptible increase.
“The new Metro Case grips for the Sony a6300/a6500 are just fantastic. They feel great in the hand and add very little weight while maintaining a rigid connection to the camera. I simply can’t go back to holding the a6500 without the Metro Case.” – Sony Artisan Chad Wadsworth
- • Increased camera and grip height (16mm) for improved comfort and handling
• Arca-Swiss compatible quick-release baseplate
• Additional clearance for tripod heads
• Protection for the bottom of the camera
• Battery access while attached
• SD card access while attached
• Optical axis indicator
• Secondary tripod socket
• Designed for light weight with maximum strength
• 43 grams (1.5 oz.)
The MC6000 and MC6500 are priced at $49 and are available now from metro-case.com
With the flagship a6500 scheduled to begin shipping early December, the Sony a6000 Series hits three. Which Sony a6000 Series mirrorless camera suits you best?
Sony a6000, a6300 & a6500 all offer 24MP sensors capable of 11 Frames per Second continuous shooting in a compact, lightweight mirrorless body. But they offer three distinctly different levels of features and price points. Here’s a look at how they compare to help answer which camera is best for you.
TALE OF THE TAPE
Round 1: Image Sensor
WINNER: Sony a6300/a6500. While all three cameras feature 24 MP Exmor CMOS image sensors, Sony a6300 & a6500 have an improved sensor that features a thin copper-wiring layer and large photodiode substrate designed for light collection efficiency resulting in less noise at High ISOs.
Round 2: Image Stabilization
WINNER: Sony a6500. The only a6000-Series model featuring 5-Axis Image Stabilization using an all-new mechanism designed specifically for Sony APS-C mirrorless sensors. You’ll get 5-axis IS with native E-mount lenses (and 8-pin Sony A-mount glass on LA-EA adapters) and 3-Axis Image stabilization with any other lenses – including lenses that were never stabilized before.
Round 3: Auto-Focus Points
WINNER: Sony a6300/a6500. Featuring 425 Phase-Detection + 169 Contrast Detection AF points (compared to 179 Phase-Detection + 25 Contrast Detection AF points on a6000) for extremely wide and dense AF point coverage throughout the frame. High-density Tracking AF Technology seamlessly activates AF points to track subjects moving within frame with precision.
Round 4: Processing Power & Buffer Size
WINNER: Sony a6500. With the most in-class processing horsepower, a6500 adds a a new LSI Processor & much larger buffer to allow for long bursts of up to 107 RAW images (or 233 JPG Extra Fine) at 11 FPS. Think of it as the a6000 Series with a Hemi-engine.
Round 5: Autofocus Speed
Round 6: Third-Party Autofocus Performance
Round 7: Touch Focus
WINNER: Sony a6500. Only Sony a6500 has touch focus. Sony a6000 and a6300 do not. If touch Focus is important to you, a6500 is your champ.
Round 8: Video Resolution
Round 9: Silent Shooting
WINNER: Sony a6300/a6500. Sony a6300 and a6500 have Silent Shooting Mode. Sony a6000 does not. Bear in mind that the standard Electronic-Front Shutter is extremely quiet – but only Silent Shooting mode is totally silent…
Round 10: Expected Shutter Life
WINNER: a6500. The Sony a6500 shutter is rated at 200,000 shots – double the expected shutter life of a6000 and a6300, according to Sony. [PLEASE NOTE: This is just an estimate. I’ve greatly exceeded the expected shutter life of many Sony cameras.]
Round 11: Weight & Size
WINNER: Sony a6000. Weighing in at just 12.13 oz with battery and memory card, Sony a6000 is the lightest of the a6000-Series bodies. The added weight of a6500 comes from the 5-Axis Image Stabilization mechanism. Grip size also grows from 1.8″ on a6000 to 2.1″ on a6500. In this instance, I’d argue BIGGER IS BETTER!
Round 12: Price
WINNER: Sony a6000. If price is your bottom line, Sony a6000 weighs in at five bills and change. This makes it the lowest-priced contender in the Sony a6000 Series line-up.