This is one of the first test shots I made with my new Sony a6000 mirrorless camera (24.3 mp) in the city yesterday. Had to go into the city to get my service provider to check out my Mac Pro as my internet keeps dropping out (over the last couple of days). They thought it might be something to do with my nearest wireless tower having some ‘hiccoughs’.
I have to be honest and say this was a random shot and I’m wasn’t sure about settings at this stage of my afternoon, but doesn’t matter for this example. Can’t remember if this was Aperture Priority or Manual Mode. It certainly wasn’t full AUTO (as I haven’t use that setting on a camera for about 4 years).
I just zoomed in on the image this morning and can see the numbers and one of the hands on the dial of this photographer’s wrist watch. Not clearly, but I can see them on this hand-held shot of mine. My Canon DSLR (18mp) would never have been able to pick this detail up (on a hand-held shot).
I can only imagine how sharp a tripod shot might be. I can see already that my new Sony a6000 is going to be a VERY good investment indeed. This image was made using one of the kit lenses in the promotion pack – the E 55 – 210mm F4.5 – 6.3 telephoto. I read a couple of reviews last week that said the ‘kit’ lenses weren’t very good, but I can only say, as an Amateur photographer, I’m impressed (compared to my Canon EOS 600D). The only PP I’ve done is increase the definition and lighten the shadows as the deep shade of the lane was too dark to see the photographer (compared to the bright sunlight on the model).