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Cannon T4i or Sony NEX 6

by Marinalovesharley / April 3, 2013 1:18 AM PDT


I am looking at the Sony NEX 6 and the T4i. I have used cannons my whole life so I feel like I know them but would consider my self a cannon pro.

All I want is to take photos of babies and family, I want to be able to capture the moments. Which camera would you recommend?

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Sony NEX 6 - Canon T4i
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / April 3, 2013 8:05 AM PDT

The main difference is the Sony uses the mirrorless concept.
That makes for a smaller/lighter camera due to the digital viewfinder.
But smaller also means the battery is also smaller (less shots per charge cycle).

However if you plan to use manual focus, the optical viewfinder on the Canon is better suited for manual focus.

The Sony is twice as fast when in continuous mode (10 shots per second).

For video, the Canon has a microphone jack so that you can use an external microphone.
And you need a better microphone on either camera.


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thank you
by Marinalovesharley / April 3, 2013 10:44 AM PDT
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Thank you for your feed back. Would you not recommend either of these cameras? I want great quality photos with a fast shutter speed Happy

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"Fast Shutter Speed"
by PistonCupChampion / April 3, 2013 11:32 AM PDT
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All cameras, even $60 point-and-shoot models, have a fast enough shutter speed to freeze motion. That is not the issue. The issue is understanding exposure and knowing how to use the camera.

The T4i is a more capable camera, but that doesn't necessarily mean it is a better camera. The capability comes at the expense of size, weight, and more complexity as a system. Of course you can use the Canon in fully automatic mode, but you won't get the maximum from the camera by relying on the camera to make all the decisions for you.

The NEX-6 is very small, especially with the power zoom kit lens. Technically speaking, it has a more modern sensor than the T4i. If you intend to use either camera mostly in auto mode, the Sony has its much more advanced Intelligent and Superior Auto modes. But if and when you decide you need different lenses, flash options, audio, remote control, etc., it's a poorer choice, because it is more limited as in system components (although non-native lenses can be used with adapters, but then you start to give away size and ease of use).

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Not sure why you need "a fast shutter speed"...
by MarkatNite / April 3, 2013 11:38 AM PDT
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...when "All I want is to take photos of babies and family", but both cameras are capable of 1/4000 shutter.

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