Sony's high-spec bridge camera

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by RichA, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Some of this looks really good, especially the metal body and the high rez EVF's and LCD. But, because it has a smaller sensor than current mirrorless cameras (most of them) but a larger sensor than some, it's limited on both ends, performance and zoom range.
    RichA, Mar 21, 2014
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  2. RichA

    Paul Ciszek Guest

    Canon is coming out with a compact zoom that has a four-thirds size
    sensor and a 24-120 equivalent zoom range. You'll have your choice
    of performance vs. zoom range. Now, if either of these had a nice
    teleconverter built to work well with them, that would go a long ways
    towards relieving concerns about zoom range. But the 8.3X of the
    Sony should cover most situations; anyone planning on shooting
    longer than 200mm and getting a decent picture should expect to have
    to use a bulky lens and at least a monopod, so the teleconverter
    (or would it be a teleextender?) shouldn't be that big an imposition.
    Paul Ciszek, Mar 21, 2014
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  3. Really? I think a lot of people do pretty well with the current crop
    of megazoom cameras that are out there. Most have image stabilization
    Oregonian Haruspex, Mar 22, 2014
  4. RichA

    RichA Guest

    They should just DO m4/3rds. It's trying to make every single thing proprietary that helped kill Sony in the electronic's realm.
    RichA, Mar 22, 2014
  5. RichA

    RichA Guest

    The problem with megazooms (as opposed to this one which really isn't) is that when you are at 800mm equivalent you need a decent shutter speed in order to maintain a low ISO (100-200) in order to keep down noise. Even with I.S., it's not easy on anything but sunny days and impossible in shadow or major overcast or indoors.
    RichA, Mar 22, 2014
  6. I used to think this was a problem, but the newer megazooms are good at
    ISO 800 and even 1600! Pretty amazing stuff. DPReview has some good
    examples of what is possible these days. I don't think I will be
    getting another big(ger) white lens, anyway.
    Oregonian Haruspex, Mar 22, 2014
  7. RichA

    Paul Ciszek Guest

    Sorry, I should have been more specific: It's a fixed lens camera,
    that's what I meant by "compact". So, compatability with another
    camera system is not an issue. Compatability with a teleconverter
    (tele-extender? Whatever, those things that go on the outside of
    compact cameras) of decent quality would be very nice, though.
    Paul Ciszek, Mar 22, 2014
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