I wanted something better than my point and shoot .The sales clerk at Best Buy Charlottesville sold me on my A6000. He explained all the reasons but I could only feign understanding. He sounded pretty knowledgeable! I bought it and it sat on the shelf for over a year because I would end up frustrated every time I tried to use it. It wasn't until I took an adult Photo class that I understood that he had done me a great big favor with the recommendation. What a wonderfully practical camera. I am still pretty new but am learning so much.