Over the last couple of years, the Sony a6000 has been a very popular choice amongst both beginner and advanced photographers. Often used in conjunction or as part of a wider photography kit, it’s a great choice for anyone looking for a compact, fast and versatile camera as an addition to a wider camera kit.
This year, however, Sony released a brand new upgrade to the Sony a6000 – the Sony a6300 – which created plenty of debate in the industry as to how Sony could have improved what was already a pretty incredible camera.
In this post, we’ve covered the benefits of owning the now classic Sony a6000, as well as how it compares to the newer generation of mirrorless cameras, the Sony a6300. We’ve also offered up some information on the Dave 500 waterproof camera case, a fantastic partner for your expensive and valuable photography equipment, including your Sony a6000 or Sony a6300.
With one of these quality cameras from Sony and with our Dave 500 waterproof camera case, you’ll be well on your way to becoming the master photographer you were born to be!
The benefits of owning a Sony a6000
Sony packed so many different features into the a6000 camera whilst still retaining excellent value. In addition to its top-rate picture quality, the a6000 camera boasts a long battery life, making it a serious contender as a permanent part of any photographer’s kit.
If you’re travelling to far-flung destinations, hoping to capture the shot of a lifetime, the Sony a6000 is the perfect choice for tracking moving objects, with a lightning fast shot speed of 11fps.
Top Tip: Paired with a Dave 500 camera case, the Sony a6000 could be the perfect portable piece of photography equipment.
The a6000 performs particularly well in low light, meaning it’s the perfect all rounder for anyone looking to expand their camera kit. As far as hybrid cameras go, the a6000 is the perfect way to quickly capture a whole range of memories with superior autofocus and predictive tracking features. The larger sensor on the a6000 ensures that every snap you take is of exceptional quality, straight from the camera itself!
The best accessories for the Sony a6000
- Remote control – To help with those solo photography adventures
- Interchangeable lenses – The Sony a6000 has the ability to change lenses, meaning you can use this small compact camera just like a DSLR
- Battery grip – Get a turbo boost for your battery, with a battery grip for your Sony a6000
- Lens filters – Make sure you get the perfect exposure and white balance for your images with attachable lens filters!
- Dave 500 waterproof camera case – Ensure all your equipment is kept safe and dry when travelling from job-to-job
- LensPacks – Try our LensPacks to help you quickly interchange your lenses when out and about!
How does the Sony a6300 compare to the Sony a6000? ?
On first impressions, the Sony a6300 shares a lot of similarities to the Sony a6000, but does what looks the same on the outside reflect what’s changed on the inside? We’ve compared the features and benefits of owning a sony a6300 compared to those of its predecessor, the a6000.
The Sony a6300 has a brilliantly quick autofocus system, boasting the highest number of phase detection points (425) from any interchangeable lens camera at the moment. This lightning-quick camera is able to lock onto an image in 0.05 seconds, which is slightly faster than the Sony a6000, coming in at 0.06 seconds. On the other hand, both cameras shoot at 11fps in burst mode.
Although the a6300 looks very similar to the a6000, it’s an awful lot sturdier but remains quite light at the same time. The body of the a6300 is made entirely of magnesium alloy, whereas only the front of the a6000 was made with this strong material. Wrapped in this protective layer, the a6300 is much more waterproof and dustproof than the a6000.
The fantastic tracking features of the Sony a6000 have been introduced and improved in the a6300. Its viewfinder is similar to what is used within the premium Sony A7 range, but with slightly less magnification.
It’s good to see that Sony are using the same E-mount lens system in the a6300 as they added into the a6000, which is perfect for anyone looking to switch from the older model to the newer one.
Sony has certainly worked hard to improve upon the original a6000, by delivering more advanced features within the a6300. However, there’s no denying that the a6000 remains a firm favourite amongst beginners and professionals in the industry, and we expect it to continue gaining traction, even with the newer model hitting the shelves.
Dave 500: The best case for your Sony a6300 or Sony a6000
If you’re investing in a Sony a6000 or a6300 along with some quality accessories to be used with it, you’ll need a high quality protective case to keep everything safe and secure. The Dave 500 protective camera case is strong, solid and the ideal medium sized case for the job. Its hard exterior can withstand extreme conditions, much more than softer camera bags on the market. Read our blog post for more information on the different types of protective casing for camera equipment.
Whether you’re racing across the sandy dunes on a desert safari in Dubai, or shooting an outdoor wedding on a particularly rainy summer’s day, by investing in a Sony a6000 waterproof case like our Dave 500 case, all of your kit will be protected from the elements.
Extremely Affordable and Cabin Friendly
The Dave 500 case has an IP rating of 67, which means that its protective qualities are on par with some of the more expensive brands on the market.
Sized perfectly to fit in with most airlines hand luggage requirements, the Dave 500 makes for the Sony camera case and the perfect travel companion. You’ll be able to keep your camera kit with you as you travel, reducing the risk of damage or loss as you jet around the world.
A completely customisable protective camera case
If you have a number of different cameras and lenses, then investing in foam inserts to fit around your equipment is the best way to get the most out of your protective case.
Here’s everything you need to know about our custom foam and protective cases combo
The foam inserts can be arranged to suit the kit you’re carrying, meaning that nothing will be rattling around. Carrying your Sony a6000 or a6300 couldn’t be easier!
There’s even some optional extras to add to your Sony a6000 or a6300’s protective case, such as wheels and an extendable handle to take the weight off, if you’re carrying your full set of gear.
Dave 500 with a Sony a6000 or a6300 – the perfect companions
Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out in the photography game, it’s important to make sound investments in your camera kit, but it’s also vital to keep all of those gadgets protected properly. This is why we can’t recommend pairing your Sony a6000 or a6300 with anything else other than the Dave 500.