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Old 02-11-2014   #1
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faster AF, lower res EVF, lower price than the NEX 6
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Old 02-11-2014   #2
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anyone knows if they dropped that awful menu with the "nex" name too?

my g/f has a nex5 and the two things that really annoyed me about it is the stupid menu (none of the sony people seemed to use Nex cameras I suppose) and that it is recording AVCHD video instead of AVC mpeg4 (I'm no video guy so it's annoying that I have to hop thru some extra rings for the occasional vid of my family)

what I really like was what the camera gave me when I plugged my Sonnar-C on it.
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With the e-mount lens line-up still containing some glaring omissions in the tele department, I had hoped that Sony would show something more than what to me appears to be no more than a (yawn) rehash of the 6/7. The medium telephoto that's been on the roadmap since the beginning of the NEX line is still missing in action..
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Lower resolution viewfinder is big dissapointment.
And luck of touch screen too.
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With the e-mount lens line-up still containing some glaring omissions in the tele department, I had hoped that Sony would show something more than what to me appears to be no more than a (yawn) rehash of the 6/7. The medium telephoto that's been on the roadmap since the beginning of the NEX line is still missing in action..
The point of this camera is speed. I think people aren't realizing that. It does 11fps with focus tracking over the entire frame. Putting this into perspective, the Canon 1d mk4 is 10fps with tracking, and the much loved D300S can only shoot at 8fps with the accessory grip. More importantly, Neither the Canon nor the Nikon can track outside of the very limited af point area.

I think Sony wants people to use this as a sports body, likely paired with the upcoming FE 70-200mm G. I understand that Sony has not been delivering on the E mount lens side, but this is by far the most exciting APS-C camera in the recent few years. People have been complaining about the AF ability of mirrorless bodies for years, and Sony has responded.
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why is everything on earth have to be "fast" nowadays.
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why is everything on earth have to be "fast" nowadays.
Not just fast, but the "fastest." Fuji keeps claiming it, but it's not legit.
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Seems useless to the millions of consumers who prefer to mount 50-year old German lenses onto their digital cameras ;-p How could Sony be so out of touch with the marketplace?

If the AF points cover 90% of the sensor and work as claimed then it will outperform even the most expensive Canon and Nikon pro sports bodies. Of course there aren't any fast, long Sony lenses built to exploit this.

As with every iteration of digital cameras, it makes me want to sit back and wait 3-5 years for them to evolve through a few generations and get it right. However... it seems like camera companies (especially Sony) get sidetracked and rarely follow through with any sort of logical systemized development.

It might have the benefit of moving the competitive camera companies towards improving their autofocusing capabilities. That would be a good thing, as getting the shot in focus trumps megapickels and all the rest of the marketing points.
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anyone knows if they dropped that awful menu with the "nex" name too?
Yes; the menus are similar to those of the Alpha 7/7R.

The focus and burst rate are incredibly fast, if you're into that sort of thing.
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The point of this camera is speed. I think people aren't realizing that. It does 11fps with focus tracking over the entire frame. Putting this into perspective, the Canon 1d mk4 is 10fps with tracking, and the much loved D300S can only shoot at 8fps with the accessory grip..
The whole 11fps thing may temporarily give Sony bragging rights till the next faster camera comes along, but repairing a glaring gap in their lens line would serve them better in the long run.
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Just watched a video showing the AF and it looks crazy. Reading the specs I thought it was the usual marketing brag bs but looks legit in the video.

The AF is a big deal because it has generally sucked with mirrorless cameras and it's critical for video if you aren't manual focusing – the ability to track and keep moving objects in focus while filming will be very useful.

Still, Sony seems spread thin on the lens front as they now have four different camera families to develop for.
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If autofocus claims are true, then I can imagine that improved EVF and global shutter will eventually make the moving mirror a thing of the past.
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best apsc mirrorless camera so far, believe there should be something alpha7000, with better EVF and body built, but same cmos, slightly lower price comparing to A7
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Still, Sony seems spread thin on the lens front as they now have four different camera families to develop for.
I don't think Sony see it that way. They regard the E- and A-mount lenses as variations on a theme since the E-mount cameras can use A-mount lenses with an adapter. With the use of EVF across the range there is no practical difference between an SLT "dSLR" and a mirrorless with an active adapter. So they would be seeing that people wanting a lens for sport photography could get an adapter and one of their fast A-mount lenses, perhaps the SAL70200G2 F2.8.
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