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    Posted: 19 October 2021 at 18:31
DPR is reporting the imminent announcement of this camera, and I suppose the interesting thing is that the specifications appear to be embedded in the teaser video metadata:

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It will be interesting to see (a) the price point and (b) the actual specification/features.
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What more to say? There is no tag LA-EA5 is fully supported.    
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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 October 2021 at 19:12
Seems pretty video focused except for the Megapixels. That is not enough for a 3:2 sensor for 16:9 8K. Maybe 4K will use a 6K crop and be gimbal-like with their active stabilization.

It sounds like it will be more expensive than a used A7RIV.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 October 2021 at 19:42
If there was 8k it would have been one of the keywords. So indeed, no 8k. It also wasn't expected to be included. Bird eye AF is interesting.

SAR says it will be 2799,- They also say full frame 4k30 is from 7k and the s35 4k60 from 4.8k. We'll see if they are correct.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 October 2021 at 07:00
SAR reports the US price will be $2599,- but we'll see what Sony says in about 7 hours.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 October 2021 at 07:50
The unlabeled, locking, customizable exposure compensation dial is a little odd. I still like the NEX setup of having exposure compensation selection as the down click on the main dial. The directional click + rotate to adjust action is efficient UI.

The current dedicated exposure dial has some drawbacks. It puts the camera into 1/3 stop exposure mode when set other than zero when the camera is set to use half stops. The unlabeled dial might allow exposure compensation to work with half stops.

I forget to check the setting on the exposure compensation dial/live-view fairly often. Unmarking the physical dial will make the setting easier to ignore.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 October 2021 at 08:29
Oh, yeah, I see it on the Northrup stills. That is weird, indeed.
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Maybe it can be remapped to some other function like some folks have speculated?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 2manycamera Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 October 2021 at 16:35
Well, its been announced, saw the Sony video and watched three other "first-look" reviews. There are many things to like, shutter closes when off or changing lenses, lossless compressed RAW, bigger grip. Those were the things that made me consider a purchase. Hope bird-eye AF works as claimed, that is a biggie for my local golden eagle neighbors.

I'm very much on the fence regarding the flip out screen. I absolutely hate an off axis screen, (likely why I'll never get rid of my a99 with its multi-angle LCD) but it does offer a usable tilt in portrait mode, so perhaps I can adjust-maybe.

The "buy now or wait for a price drop" question comes down to a single feature-does it support A-mount screw drive lenses with the LA-EA5? I own way too many A-mount screw drive lenses that I will never be able to replace with E-mount versions (OK, mainly the 1.8/135 ZA) so a full transition to E from A bodies still in question.

Looking to see other reviews, but want the full instruction manual to see what it says about older lenses with the EA5.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Heidfirst Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 October 2021 at 17:50
Originally posted by 2manycamera 2manycamera wrote:



The "buy now or wait for a price drop" question comes down to a single feature-does it support A-mount screw drive lenses with the LA-EA5? I own way too many A-mount screw drive lenses that I will never be able to replace with E-mount versions (OK, mainly the 1.8/135 ZA) so a full transition to E from A bodies still in question. .

I suspect that many of us are thinking similarly ...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 October 2021 at 18:16
DPReview mentions that it has breathing compensation. I have been wondering why they hadn't implemented that yet. It seems to naturally follow distortion compensation. I still wonder if they had already implemented this in other recent cameras.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 2manycamera Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 October 2021 at 19:04
I'm also on the DPReview forum, and a poster there says he contacted Sony regarding LA-EA5 compatibility. Sony confirmed to him that the a7IV has full compatibility with screw drive A mount lenses.

Still want to see this confirmed on a full post from Sony, but it sounds good!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 October 2021 at 22:15
Originally posted by 2manycamera 2manycamera wrote:

I'm also on the DPReview forum, and a poster there says he contacted Sony regarding LA-EA5 compatibility. Sony confirmed to him that the a7IV has full compatibility with screw drive A mount lenses.

Still want to see this confirmed on a full post from Sony, but it sounds good!
This kind of reports are notoriously unreliable, especially on sites like Dpreview. Also, people talk to "somebody at Sony" who might or might not know. It makes sense it has support for the LA-EA5, but.....

Saw some of the first video's, it seems capable!
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Here's the link, it's actually from DPReview staff so hopefully it's reliable:

https://www.reddit.com/r/photography/comments/qcy894/comment/hhiwyjk/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3
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