This new Sony looks interesting

Discussion in 'Sony' started by RichA, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0709/07090601sonydslra700.asp


    Especially this attribute:

    Sony's Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) function has been updated on this
    model so users can choose the desired level of detail recovered in
    areas of shadow. The advanced mode offers the option of five levels of
    user selectable correction. Additionally, DRO bracketing creates three
    images from a single capture with three different levels of DRO.
     
    RichA, Sep 6, 2007
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    Jer Guest


    Are these three images stored separately on the memory card, or are
    these three images available internally for display only?
     
    Jer, Sep 6, 2007
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    acl Guest

    Yes, but it's plastic :)
     
    acl, Sep 6, 2007
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    John Bean Guest

    Surprisingly it's not. Magnesium alloy no less.
     
    John Bean, Sep 6, 2007
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    acl Guest

    acl, Sep 6, 2007
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  6. RichA

    John Bean Guest

    Yes, of course bits of the covering are plastic (or rubber,
    or paint) but the shell itself is metal rather than plastic
    over a metal chassis as in many other cameras.
     
    John Bean, Sep 6, 2007
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    acl Guest

    Oh I see, so Sony is merely being honest, unlike eg Nikon who never
    say "Magnesium alloy body shell, rubber and paint exterior". Or like
    the 7D which isn't plastic! (it's a great camera, by the way, and I
    wouldn't mind it being plastic if I was shopping for a dslr when it
    came out).

    Thanks for informing me!
     
    acl, Sep 6, 2007
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    John Bean Guest

    I haven't got the faintest idea what you're banging on
    about. The body shell is mag. alloy and not plastic, plainly
    stated in the spec. The rest of the camera is made of other
    stuff (including plastic of course), but the body is what we
    were talking about... yes?
    You're welcome... I think ;-)
     
    John Bean, Sep 6, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    How can it have a plastic exterior AND a magnesium allow shell??
     
    RichA, Sep 6, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    Seems that Sony, Canon, etc., will be relegating plastic to the bottom-
    rung cameras (as they should) and reserving magnesium and it's
    superiority for the prosumer and PRO cameras.
    All is right with the World, except for the plastic entry level.
     
    RichA, Sep 6, 2007
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  11. Easy enough. There is an inner aluminium (duralumin type) chassis, into
    which a polycarbonate block fits which holds many components and
    insulates them. This inner skeleton also holds the lens mount itself. On
    the front and top, mag alloy shells are bolted together. The front shell
    has a ring which gasket-seals round the lens mount, and extends it with
    a flush additional ring of polished mag alloy. This is like making the
    mount flange bigger, but the lens mount is being cradled and supported
    all round by the mag alloy shell, and some lenses may one day flange-up
    to the two together - putting the load on the shell, not the bayonet
    assembly.

    A thin hard plastic skin is fitted to the mag alloy (it is actually
    screwed not glued, so it can be removed) and this goes outside the mag
    alloy outer lens mount. The overall design seals the lens mount very
    effectively.

    David

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    David Kilpatrick, Sep 7, 2007
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Except that those three are prob'y JPG and not RAW. Might as well do
    this post process instead of taking up memory.

    We'll see in time.
     
    Alan Browne, Sep 8, 2007
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