Today for the first time I used my Sony A6000 for serious video not 2 minutes clip and got a huge disappointment....
After barely 20 minutes the camera overheated, luckily 7Dmkii was in the car and it did the remaining 40 minutes working like a charm with absolutely no issues.
Checked online and it seems a known common issue, what's the point of video if you can't do more than 20 minutes, that's simply unacceptable, then they say Sony is a mature mirrorless system...in my book such an issue is no no
10-04-2018, 08:44 PM
(This post was last modified: 10-04-2018, 08:49 PM by MatjazO.)
That is a known issue with Sony, improved significantly with later models. 6500 is supposed to have issue solved.
It is what it is. Sony is very good with video but overheating, and 6000 is missing IBIS.
Simple fact is no system is perfect. Each picks its own medicine. Panasonic for example is trouble free here. And has IBIS. Yet could have better video AF. And so on... :-)
To be fair to Sony here - 20min of uninterrupted video is usually enough. Beyond 20min it's really more a surveillance video ... Ok, time lapse maybe (but then I'm wondering whether the sensor has to be on all the time in this case).
II can understand what Klaus is referring to. I do use video often, however most of my clips are around 1-2 min, and I do not think ever had them longer than 5 min.
I fully agree that in profesional use lenght can be longer, as in your example. Not to look for excuses for Sony, but in the end it is up to
user to pick the right tool for the job. As much as 6000 can do just fine within occasional use, it is obviously not the best choice for continuous coverage.
Honestly, if you use an A6000 for professional concerts or conference videos, you're doing it wrong.
That's more the realm of a Canon XC15 or a Pana GH.
The A6000 is a 4 year old (dated) consumer camera ...
Sony is doing certain things wrong for sure but that criticism is a bit over the top IMHO.
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The whole of utube was on fire about the Sony A6,000 overheating issue...........in fact most of the older Sony range suffered.......
........didn't you hear about it?
Depends whereto they are sold: in certain countries the limit is only a question of paying (more) taxes and copyright fees for camcorder.