Sony - still cameras

Discussion in 'Sony' started by Me, Aug 27, 2009.

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    Me Guest

    Sony release a whole bunch of new dslrs, and none of them have the "must
    have" killer feature - HD Video.
    Perhaps they saw the results...
     
    Me, Aug 27, 2009
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    Charles Guest

    Charles, Aug 27, 2009
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    Miles Bader Guest

    Hmm, wouldn't video _compete_ with their home video offerings...?

    -Miles
     
    Miles Bader, Aug 28, 2009
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    Me Guest

    Perhaps some maker will come up with an slr with removable prism,
    replaceable with a good EVF for movie or mirror-up still shooting. Even
    a clip-in (to flash mount) EVF fed from HDMI-out port would be miles
    ahead of trying to compose hand-held using a rear LCD. At least that's
    the case with camera lens combinations around 1kg and more.
     
    Me, Aug 28, 2009
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    Miles Bader Guest

    It'd be cool, but such things definitely seem to be out of fashion these
    days, even in mega-priced FF land...

    -Miles
     
    Miles Bader, Aug 28, 2009
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    Miles Bader Guest

    Nikon did with the F - F5 models, Canon with the F-1, Pentax with the
    LX, ... and lots of medium format cameras have interchangeable finders.

    Sadly this idea appears to have fallen out of favor in the digital age...

    -Miles
     
    Miles Bader, Aug 28, 2009
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    Bruce Guest


    Not only "early" SLRs, but all Nikon F{single digit} 35mm SLR cameras
    right up to the relatively recent F5 (1996-) had this.

    I never owned an F5 but owned one F, one F3 and two F4 bodies over the
    years and I greatly valued this feature. I would almost certainly buy
    a Nikon DSLR with interchangeable viewfinders, as I consider Live View
    to be a wholly inadequate replacement.

    Other 35mm film SLRs with interchangeable viewfinders included the
    Canon F-1 and Pentax LX.
     
    Bruce, Aug 28, 2009
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    pat_holmes Guest

    This is why many people enjoy the flexibility of a reticulated LCD. Or in
    the case of some earlier Sony cameras, the whole body was hinged to the
    lens/sensor assembly so you could angle the LCD and EVF at any required
    angle you needed. I much preferred that when wanting to use the EVF for
    framing and focusing, but the wider range of viewing angles from a
    reticulated LCD has its own huge benefits. Now if they could only bring
    back the hinged body and also put a reticulated LCD on it, that would be
    the best of all worlds. Though I do think, for maximum use, a wireless and
    detachable high-resolution EVF that could be worn as a heads-up display
    over one eye would be the best of all solutions.
     
    pat_holmes, Aug 28, 2009
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    Bob Larter Guest

    I've got an old, manual Nikon SLR with a removable prism. You get an
    amazingly bright image on the focussing screen, in comparison to the
    view through a DSLR prism.
     
    Bob Larter, Aug 28, 2009
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    Then there was/is the Topcon
    see http://historical-cameras.blogspot.com/2008_11_01_archive.html

    and http://www.vermontel.net/~wsalati/CasualCollector/topcon.htm



    Eric Stevens
     
    Eric Stevens, Aug 28, 2009
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    Pete D Guest


    If this is an important feature for you there is at least one half decent
    D-SLR that will output HD video via HDMI during video capture, others may
    have it as well. The built in 3 inch screen is actually pretty good for
    this.
     
    Pete D, Aug 29, 2009
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    marco Guest

    Me schreef:
    Why would you consider HD video to be a killer feature ?

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    marco, Aug 29, 2009
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    No One Guest

    Sony makes video cameras! I recall a Sony Executive stating Sony could do
    video in their SLRs but it's not up to Sony's Quality yet.
     
    No One, Aug 31, 2009
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    No One Guest

    Because he believes everything a marketing weasel tells him. He probably
    buys a new car every year too...
     
    No One, Aug 31, 2009
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    My Sony 707 could do video, not that I ever used it.



    Eric Stevens
     
    Eric Stevens, Aug 31, 2009
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    Me Guest

    Why would you believe that when I say '"must have" killer feature' that
    I mean it?
    Chill out - take an irony tablet.
    One of my cars is 21 years old.
     
    Me, Sep 1, 2009
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