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Upgrade advise : Sony NEX 6 to a6500 (APSC) or A7MIII (full frame)

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Hi Everyone 

so the annual upgrade itch starts again and I'm thinking of upgrading my Sony NEX 6 (4 years old now) to something better. I currently own a lot of vintage lenses (with e mount adapters) and a e-mount 7artisans 7.5mm fisheye lens so would ideally want to stay in sony. My options are and why i want to move there

Move to Sony a6500 (cost being 83k)
- 4K video 
- In body image stabilization, amazingly useful as my vintage lenses have no stabilization at all
- Great AF system 
- Can continue to use the pancake kit lens from my NEX6
- Still an APSC sensor, almost similar image quality to NEX6

Move to Sony A7RIII (cost being 1.5L body only) 
- Almost the same advantages as above 
- Full frame sensor 
- Will need to get a new kit lens for full frame
- Crazy good low light performance 

what would you advise? Considering that I shoot mostly for fun and bit and pieces of professional work. I'm not counting in the reselling price for my Sony NEX 6, will need to check that as well

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I went from a6000 to a6300 then a6500 then a9.

Fullframe image quality is much better. One thing missing from your list is battery performance. The new Z battery lasts considerably longer than the previous version., I’ve taken over 4000 photos on a single battery with my a9.

I doubt you will get much resale value for the a6000, it may be better to keep it so you have a backup/second camera for your paid work.

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