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    Posted: 10 January 2008 at 11:43
Why is the battery grip of the A200 named VG-B30AM and not VG-B20AM?

The battery grip of the A700 is named VG-C70AM
For the KM 7D it is VC-7D

Clearly there is a pattern here.

This leads me to think that Sony developed the battery grip for an A300, and that the grip is made to fit both A200 and a forthcoming A300 model


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well.. there are leaked photos of a300 in dyxum somewhere, with the same grip. so your assumption should be correct!
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Theres already images of another camera floating around for almost 2 days now using the same grip! This is old news!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mrwizard93 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 January 2008 at 17:23
Now if they would just leak some info concerning an A900 and then I would be happy as a pig in poop.

Waiting and watching ...
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Originally posted by mrwizard93 mrwizard93 wrote:

Now if they would just leak some info concerning an A900 and then I would be happy as a pig in poop.

Waiting and watching ...


What more do you want? You know its coming out this year. You have high res images of it. You know its inerface will be like the A700. You know the rear LCD will be 640x480 like the A700.
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Well Shao, we don't know when it's coming. We don't know what sensor and its corresponding quality. We don't know its price. I don't know if its FF. We don't know how its sensor noise performs at varying (ISO).

We don't know much else other than some nice pictures. But I am patient, so let's see ... even if it comes out tomorrow, I will probably wait to see what the price drop is after initial introduction.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote cezarL Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 January 2008 at 20:46
Originally posted by Turerkan Turerkan wrote:

well.. there are leaked photos of a300 in dyxum somewhere, with the same grip. so your assumption should be correct!


If you're reffering to the body with the tilting LV screen, well... no, that's not A300. At least that's what we were led to believe by a "higher power" ;)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Turerkan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 January 2008 at 22:21
cezar: well i said a300 generally.. the point is, if the grip is compatible with two entry level models, i see no reason to believe a third one won't be compatible ;)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote cezarL Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 January 2008 at 22:23
i never said it wouldn't be compatible with the A300, i merely pointed out that the live-view model isn't A300
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Post Options Post Options   Quote yellowballoon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 January 2008 at 22:25
What is the point in an expensive lcd? Surely an expensive viewfinder is way more important?
-Yes sir, it has a 12mp CMOS sensor, ISO6400 capability, 11 point autofocus, HD capability, Live-view, SSS, one of the most technologically advanced...-Great, and how do you load the film?
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Originally posted by yellowballoon yellowballoon wrote:

What is the point in an expensive lcd? Surely an expensive viewfinder is way more important?

While a larger LCD is really handy to have .. i agree with you completely; for me personally viewfinder is one of the most critical part of any camera and my primary reason i wait for a FF body.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote yellowballoon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 January 2008 at 22:58
Kiklop: The viewfinder on my old bodies is a big reason why I still shoot film. The Minolta 9000 viewfinder is still, in my opinion, unbeatable. It has the absolutly amazingly high resolution pentaprism coupled with the manual focus guide arrows. Just perfect, unadulterated camera design is what that camera is. Something the A100 lacks; it is practically impossible to use manual focus - a real problem with my lensbaby!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Turerkan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 January 2008 at 23:14
viewfinder is much more important than LCD imho. give me a good viewfinder, i might giveup rear screen all together for that..

however, in entry level SLR market the target audience is not those who know the difference between a good and a bad viewfinder. Sadly marketing requires products that meets the market demand and be at lowest cost possible.. if customers do not ask for good viewfinder, then why put a good viewfinder?..
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