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Two major defectsof NEX-5n

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Tom Sharpless
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Two major defectsof NEX-5n
Sep 15, 2011

A great camera -- hand-held. But Sony has failed badly in two areas that I as a pro panoramic photographer consider extremely important.

1) the remote shutter release is useless for exactly the things you need a remote shutter release for. Because it is a 'camera drive mode', it is inoperative for shooting autoHDR and bracketed, which are also 'drive modes'. Aaaargh!

2) you can't easily shoot usable HDR image sets because the auto-bracket range is limited to a maximum of + - 0.7EV. I normally use at least + - 2 EV, equivalent to Sony's autoHDR at '4EV'. The autoHDR jpegs are remarkably good, but I still want and need to shoot raw HDR sets.

I can't imagine it being any trouble for Sony to extend the auto-bracket range options. I hope and pray they will get their act together and make the remote shutter release function do exactly what the shutter button does, like on a real camera. Until then, they might just as well save a few grams by removing the tripod socket from the NEX-5N.

Anybody know a good radio remote for NEX-5?

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