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The a900 VF LCD gets brighter as more light comes in the lens. I just tried it looking into a lamp that was bright enough to dazzle me(still seeing spots) and I was able to read the info just fine. I haven't tried in bright, snowy conditions though.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AudioDoc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 April 2010 at 00:31
Thanks Dave! When I played with Marc Morris's A900 it seemed brighter (didn't test in snow), and that also what he claimed and what I'd read elsewhere.
Sorry for the off-topic question. Of course the A7R should have an even brighter display!
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The way Sony behaves seems to be very similar to the way Minolta used to behave just before their demise. A truckload of new low-level cameras appearing at regular intervals, drowning the market. In the end, nobody could possibly understand from what the latest model differed from the one released a couple of months earlier. They were just that, cheap cameras and not that good. Sure, there were some and nice models and even a couple really good but most were just cheap rubbish.

Sony is doing the same thing all over. No offense meant, but the latest models are not exactly the sharpest swords in the game. The competition is doing a better job here. You can state that the tests on the internet are biased but the reality is, that the recent A models are not exactly the best in their class. In some cases, they are being severely thrashed. The latest models are worse than the models they replaced.


In the meantime, the A700 is getting old and no real news on that front. Yeah, sure we were shown a mockup of the replacement but most of the specs on the internet are just a guessing game.

Nobody has any clue when the A700 successor will be released, or what the specs will be.

And nobody here knows for sure if it will be aps-c or FF.
Some of us would love aa FF but personally, for me it sucks if they abandon the high-end APS-C. I don't want an FF, I don't need it.
It will mean I'll have to change brand and I wouldn't like that.
I surely hope my A700 will last a while. I really don't like the models that were released the last year, and the A900 is too expensive and the A850 too slow and both are FF and I don't see the advantage for my needs.

I'm frustrated. What is Sony thinking of?




Edited by PieterB - 07 April 2010 at 22:58
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I don't generally go for these threads, but it's essay time and I'm fed up of comparing Marxism to Maoism... One of them's got an O in it!

Originally posted by PieterB PieterB wrote:

In the meantime, the A700 is getting old and no real news on that front. Yeah, sure we were shown a mockup of the replacement but most of the specs on the internet are just a guessing game.


It's very rare for manufacturers to release specs before the official unveiling. Even those with close links only know 1 or 2 things right now - just wait

Nobody has any clue when the A700 successor will be released, or what the specs will be.


Yes we do - it'll be this year, most likely announced at Photokina, and it'll be competitive.

And nobody here knows for sure if it will be aps-c or FF.


Yes we do, APS-C.

I'm frustrated. What is Sony thinking of?


They're just going about their business! Wait til Photokina
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Post Options Post Options   Quote FineArt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 April 2010 at 03:51
Specs look good. A high speed APS-C wildlife camera is a great idea.

Mate it with a 24mp FF low ISO 16 bit CCD for landscapes.

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Just noticed that ALPHAMOUNTWORLD Alpha Mount World that posted the Sony A7R April fools rumour will not be posting anymore Sony reviews for the foreseeable future. Something going on that I have missed?????
 



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Originally posted by PieterB PieterB wrote:

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In some cases, they are being severely thrashed. The latest models are worse than the models they replaced.
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This may possibly partly apply to the A230/A330/A380 series, if one don't care about its intended customer target group. It is not intended for us, but for those who want something small and light which will give them better pictures than their compact camera does. They won't buy any heavier lenses than say a 55-200/4-5.6, hence no problem with the small grip (just angle the fingertips down about 45 degrees).

Obviously, you have no experience with the A550. Although this one is not targeted for us either, but I went away and bought it anyway. And guess what? The A550 showed some MAJOR improvements over its predecessors (even above our cherished A700), and in some respects it tops all other DSLR cameras out there, regardless of price!




Edited by Swede101 - 08 April 2010 at 18:28
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