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    Posted: 28 December 2008 at 17:12
OK we all by now know that they will most probably upgrade the A700 next year.

What would you like to see them change on this already excellent camera?

My Wishlist:
Display the ISO on the Viewfinder Statusbar
Live View
Increase continious Rate to 6 fps or more
Increase points on Auto Focus (51 Points like on the D300 would be nice)
Increase Cross Type from 1 to maybe 6

I think we will then have the perfect Camera, what do you have to add?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 December 2008 at 17:23
Johan, all the things you mention are nice, but I will only consider upgrading my A700 if they also do what HowieS is suggesting.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Andy B Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 December 2008 at 18:32
None of the above would motivate me to trade-in my A700. I would consider switching to a 16-18mp full-frame model with a built-in flash, priced midway between the A700 and the A900.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote ricardovaste Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 December 2008 at 18:36
My thoughts are with Andy's. I also want a much better AF system.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote peypay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 December 2008 at 19:09
How bout a new kit lens... lets say a 10-300mm f/1.4-2.8 that weighs less than a pound, has a drop in fisheye attachment that will not degrade optical performance and costs under $200.00 USD.

Seriously though I would like to see built in radio slave transmitter for wireless flash with ability to adjust flash output from camera menu. 18+mp ff and everything else everyone mentioned above.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wyip Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 December 2008 at 20:41
I agree that improved AF and BF/FF adjustments should be in the upgrade.

A neat feature (not really a deal breaker or anything) would be auto-switching between the memory stick and CF slot, or allowing the camera to save jpegs to one and raws to the other.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rayj8524 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 December 2008 at 20:57
IMHO- leave the live view to the amateur level cameras. AF improvement would be nice, full frame perhaps, if we keep going up on MP's we'll have to get a new computer to handle everything. Faster frames/sec would be nice. Even though I am no where near the 100,000 shutter life, perhaps increasing shutter life would be nice like they are on the pro lines.
To wyip- good idea on the memory stick saving jpegs to one and raw to the other.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote almassengale Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 December 2008 at 20:59
Not that much i'd change about mine. It really is a great camera in just about every way from me. I would love liveview though. I do much prefer an optical viewfinder but for a lot of macro and low angle stuff not having liveview is an annoyance. I have to fold myself into some awkward positions. Still can't imagine paying the cost of upgrading given how well the A700 works for me.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote rayj8524 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 December 2008 at 21:00
As I sat here and thought about it for a minute, unless you're a rich kid, why would you want to buy the A700 or the A900 with a kit lens. By now, you are stepping up to a better body and already have your eye on, or already have, the lens that you need and want.
Just my IMHO.
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Well, my wish list is:
-Sealed and design like a900
-AF system like a900 (only 19 AF point is enough)
-micro adjustment AF
-OVF 100% and 0.92X
-CMOS Sensor 14MPx (no more please)
-ISO 200-3.200 (100-12.800) with one and one a half step of improvement
-6.5fps
-DRO on RAW file (optional)
-Intelligent Preview (I donīt like the LV, but now is a mode)
-Pop-up flash
-LV and video with phase detection AF system
-Tilting LCD 3" HD
Price: lower than $1,400.00


AND...

I want the 14MPx CCD sensor on a new "a500" with a700 features and lower than $900...

Edited by Alexramos - 28 December 2008 at 21:21
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Full frame, BF/FF adjustment, under $2000.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote peypay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 December 2008 at 22:15
Originally posted by rayj8524 rayj8524 wrote:

As I sat here and thought about it for a minute, unless you're a rich kid, why would you want to buy the A700 or the A900 with a kit lens. By now, you are stepping up to a better body and already have your eye on, or already have, the lens that you need and want.
Just my IMHO.


Yeah, but Rayj, did you read the specs on the kit lens I want? that baby would be awesome
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