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 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 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 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


    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
    Pete D, Aug 29, 2009
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    marco Guest

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

    MWG van de Bildt

    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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