Sony's new prosumer: Canon going to cringe?

Discussion in 'Sony' started by RichA, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    What if this thing comes in at $1500-$2000 for the body?

    Lens magnification - (Crop factor) 1.25 x
    Sensor type and size - CCD sensor (28.6 X 19.8 mm)
    Resolution - 14.4 mega pixels
    Maximum resolution - 4648 x 3098
    Processor - image processing system and two standard of Bionz pixels
    LCD screen - 2.5 inch (230,000 pixels TFT display)
    Viewfinder - 95% view coverage

    Magnification - 0.9 times magnification with diopter adjustment and
    RichA, Aug 16, 2007
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    frederick Guest

    If you want to find out how much Canon are cringing, then you'll need to
    ask a poster on an obscure forum who claims that his brother in law
    works for Canon's DSLR division, but provides evidence of nothing.

    Otherwise if you can wait until next week and a Nikon D300 with a 1:1.1
    crop 12.8 mp 5fps dslr is released, then you could ask Tony Polson...
    frederick, Aug 16, 2007
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  3. The day Sony makes a decent digital camera monkeys will fly out my butt.
    Randall Ainsworth, Aug 16, 2007
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    Don Wiss Guest

    What I want is a replacement for my D200 that does not focus old lenses. I
    have none. I don't like all the extra weight in the body with a focus motor
    I will never use*.

    * Well, maybe never. My mom does have a bunch of old Nikon lens. But I'd
    rather pass them up and have a lighter camera.

    Don <> (e-mail link at page bottoms).
    Don Wiss, Aug 16, 2007
  5. The pain must have been terrible: both the S85 (solidly built P&S) and F717
    (superb design, fast sharp lens) were excellent small-sensor cameras.

    A lot of people liked the Minolta SLR design, which Sony inherited. With the
    reissued Zeiss lenses, Sony's very likely to have a winner on their hands.

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
    David J. Littleboy, Aug 16, 2007
  6. A year and a half after acquiring Minolta's photo operation, all that Sony
    managed to do was to put their logo on the low-end 5D, with slightly
    improved anti-shake and a few more pixels (at the cost of more noise).
    Perhaps this tickled Pentax or Olympus, but certainly did not make anybody
    cringe. Whatever new DSLR Minolta had in the works prior to the acquisition
    vanished into thin air. The rest is somewhere between vague promises and
    Oh yes, they also jacked up the prices on some Minolta lenses by about 35%
    before rebadging them, and dropped the really nice ones, selling Zeiss at
    exorbitant prices instead.
    And this, sadly, is coming from one who still owns a couple Minolta bodies
    and quite a few lenses and thinks that the film Max7 was the best non-pro
    camera ever made.
    Happy Traveler, Aug 16, 2007
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    Why would anybody care? A decent camera isn't decided by megapixels
    or processor. If they make a decent camera then people will pay
    attention, but I don't see that Canon has much to worry about.
    Ray Fischer, Aug 16, 2007
  8. I hope they'll make something that Canon has to worry about.

    I'd like to see a 5DII next January that makes me be happy I've been
    squirreling away my spare change (17.5MP and an extra stop of dynamic range
    at ISO 100 (even at a slight cost in high-ISO performance) would be nice).
    But with no competition, Canon won't be in any rush.

    Go, Sony!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
    David J. Littleboy, Aug 16, 2007
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    So do I, actually, since that will provide some needed incentive for Canon.
    17.5MP is too much. Way too much.
    Ray Fischer, Aug 16, 2007
  10. No, it's about right. It's 12x18 at 280 ppi. Just right for landscape work
    when the other blokes showing prints are shooting medium format.

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
    David J. Littleboy, Aug 16, 2007
  11. Sounds like the D40x might suit?

    David J Taylor, Aug 16, 2007
  12. I can't see this happening while so many of Nikon's *current* lenses still
    require a motor in the camera. I can see why they ditched the motor in the
    D40/D40x as this is aimed mainly at people who will stick with the kit lens,
    but the D200 is only one step below their pro bodies so will appeal to
    people who likely have a collection of lenses including lenses which don't
    have built in motors.

    cheers adrian
    Adrian Boliston, Aug 16, 2007
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    Don Wiss Guest

    I did not state that I wanted a reduction in camera quality.

    Don <> (e-mail link at home page bottom).
    Don Wiss, Aug 16, 2007

  14. Covered in cr*p no doubt. Hope the painkiller are working, because it's
    an unusual chronic condition to have been in for the last two decades :)

    David Kilpatrick, Aug 16, 2007
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    Charlie Self Guest

    "What if"?

    What if we put wings on a bullfrog. Then he won't bump his ass so hard
    when he lands.
    Charlie Self, Aug 16, 2007
  16. Isn't it image quality which matters, though? <G>

    David J Taylor, Aug 16, 2007
  17. Back in my film days, I always thought that Minolta made some of the
    crappiest cameras out there.
    Randall Ainsworth, Aug 16, 2007
  18. RichA

    RichA Guest

    The A100 was as good as the Canon Rebel XTi, maybe better. But then
    the XTi was a toy....
    RichA, Aug 16, 2007
  19. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Curious, but how is Canon going to squeeze out more DR if the pixel
    count climbs? Look what happened to Olympus's DR when they went to 10
    RichA, Aug 16, 2007
  20. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Their XD11 was light-years better than anything else out then for
    consumeers, when program cameras started to appear. That's when Canon
    began the insinuation of plastic into their SLRs.
    RichA, Aug 16, 2007
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