Sony A6000

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Hi guys, I am thinking of getting the camera. Main uses are for taking family and reef tank photos. Is it any good for taking photos under marine blue?

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All cameras can take photos under blue lighting properly. It's the white balance that needs to be set properly. Unless you get to grips with setting the white balance to something appropriate (even a daylight preset will be decent, far better than "auto") then you're going to have this problem with any camera, regardless of cost.

That's quite a lot for a compact camera, for that money you could get a small pro-sumer DSLR. Although then comes costs with additional lenses etc. Compact bridge cameras costing half that have similar, only marginally lesser specs.
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Canon g10 onwards. You won't be disappointed.  They go up to g16 now I think with the g1 being the flag ship. Never been a fan of sony cameras tbh. Even their new dslt technology I hate . I have around £10,000 worth of kit including my full frame SLR and it gets used half as often as my g15. It's small compact and goes on all holidays etc. Takes cracking photos and gives full manual ability (if wanted). Price is very reasonable to. If I had £500 to spend on an all round camera I wouldn't touch an SLR after having this.(Sorry mike. I know you will disagree) the only downside is the ability to buy a lens to do different things (eg ultra wide angle / more zoom)

Depends on what you will use it for and how much you want to spend. Most people dont like carrying an SLR about and then what's the point having a great camera which takes 1 photo a month and missed all the good shots.

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(Sorry mike. I know you will disagree)

I can't! I've not had a compact in that league. It's the sensor size and processor that matters, and you're right, Canon packs good sensors and processors into these little cameras too.
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