Sony R-1 "could" be a DSLR

Discussion in 'Sony' started by Rich, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. Rich

    Rich Guest

    A DSLR sized sensor coupled to an expensive zoom lens
    for $1000. How much to sell it with the lens being removable?
    Probably cheaper than what a top flight zoom from a camera
    company and an entry level DSLR would be. Sony could release
    a real DSLR if they wanted to.
    Rich, Nov 18, 2005
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    bmoag Guest

    Sony is threatening to do exactly that.
    bmoag, Nov 18, 2005
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  3. Just watch out the first time you connect it to your computer... >;^}
    Bob Harrington, Nov 18, 2005
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    Skip M Guest

    They'll probably do something like Yahoo Groups did, and state that any
    image taken with their cameras are their intellectual property.
    Skip M, Nov 18, 2005
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    Pete D Guest

    I expect that it will work perfectly just like my Sony V1 and my Sony
    Pete D, Nov 18, 2005
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    Skip M Guest

    You haven't heard about Sony embedding tracking programs in their music CDs,
    so they can track your preferences and usage while you are playing that CD
    on your computer?
    Skip M, Nov 18, 2005
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    G.T. Guest

    For no specific reasons I haven't bought a Sony product in years. With the
    disclosure of their distribution of a rootkit I'm glad I haven't, and I sure
    never will now.

    G.T., Nov 18, 2005
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    Pete D Guest

    Last time I checked my Sony camera and camcorder were not actually music

    I do however agree with the sentiment about not being happy about installing
    things without your knowledge, enough to give you the absolute shits really.
    Pete D, Nov 18, 2005
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    DD Guest

    And long the pirates will live.
    DD, Nov 18, 2005
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    Skip M Guest

    No, but think what Sony could do with programs like that and a processor in
    a camera, as opposed to merely a downloadable on a CD...
    Skip M, Nov 18, 2005
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    Darrell Guest

    Piracy is a different issue! The fact that Sony (and others) install a
    rootkit is another matter. I don't recall giving Sony permission to change
    my registery nor to install spyware. In Canada it is legal for me to copy my
    purchased recordings. I would rather have a 50ยข CD-R on the floor of the
    car, than the $20 purchased. The rootkit just insures people will have to
    buy a second copy of the same CD.
    Darrell, Nov 18, 2005
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    G.T. Guest

    And somehow the pirates didn't exist before CDs? Gimme a break.

    G.T., Nov 18, 2005
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    Matti Vuori Guest

    SLR does not mean removable lens, but Single Lens Reflex, which would imply
    a mirror based optical path from the lens to the viewfinder.
    Matti Vuori, Nov 18, 2005
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    Rich Guest

    What I thought the height of Sony arrogance was when Genesis Microchip
    released a product that would have fixed a picture problem with XBR
    Sony TVs. Sony refused to use it because "they" (Sony) didn't create
    it. So the consumer was the loser.
    Rich, Nov 19, 2005
  15. Rich

    Rich Guest

    Besides reporting on the user, the software opened up computer systems
    to malicious hacks. Kind of like Microsoft crap, only Sony did it on
    Rich, Nov 19, 2005
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    Jock Guest

    Just a lot of nuthin' so what can it mean? Latent appliance fetishist?

    Jock ;)
    Jock, Nov 19, 2005
  17. With a Minolta lens mount, apparently. As for the R-1 being an SLR, it's
    need a mirror box and prism, which would remove some of the R-1's unique
    selling points. Why would Sony want to do that?

    Sony sensor, Minolta lenses... don't we already have two DSLRs like that?

    Martin Francis, Nov 19, 2005
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    Rich Guest

    We've got lots of camera with the same pedigree, especially in the
    lower end.
    Rich, Nov 20, 2005
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