I used to be a Canon camera devotee. I bought many Canons during that phase–about fifteen years? I learned a lot about how digital cameras work, and what they will and will not do. My favorite feature of the Canon I still own (SX60) is the superzoom. I get unbelievably close to wildlife with it, but even with image stabilization, the results were/are sometimes soft, even fuzzy. I would have better luck using a tripod, but I rarely carry one with me. I still use the Canon for shooting wildlife that’s out of reach for the Sony.
About five years ago, I decided I wanted a better camera. The Canon had taught me all I could learn, and I was thirsty for more (do you hear Kevin in Home Alone saying that?). The Canon also couldn’t handle low light, and I wanted to shoot in the dark.
Three years ago, I finally made the leap. After much research and inner discussion, I bought the Sony a6000. This camera came out in 2014, I bought it in 2017, and it’s still popular. It was mirrorless, it was affordable, and I thought it could help me take my photography to the next level.
I was right.