Future of the R1

Started Jun 24, 2006 | Discussions thread
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Future of the R1
Jun 24, 2006

I thought it might be interesting to explore the next iteration(s) of the R1 - not from the usual "wish list" type of thread, but from those of you who are knowledgeable both the technical aspects of camera development as well as photo merchandising. I can see this thread with many sub-threads and permutations; to wit:

1. Can Sony physically design a camera like the R1 with greater telephoto range like the H5? Notwithstanding cannibalizing the telephoto market of the H5, can the quality of build, lens and other features of the R1 be maintained with a 10x or 12x optical zoom?
2. What improvements can technically be made in this EVF camera?

3. Will Sony continue to improve on the R1 or concentrate its marketing and research efforts on the DSLR (Alpha-Konica/Minolta buyout) line of cameras?
I hope this sparks your collective imagination!

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