Sony please let us tether the A77

Started May 3, 2012 | Discussions thread
chlamchowder
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In reply to Archer66, May 7, 2012

It certainly can't cost them much to implement it - there really isn't any additional hardware required. And it certainly doesn't cost others much to implement it either. Canon for example has tethering (with support for live view streaming) on their extremely cheap entry level 1000D. Why can't Sony even provide a fraction of Canon's capability on models costing several times as much?

Nikon also did tethering on entry level bodies as far back as the D40, and there's free third party software that allows tethering if you don't want to pay for Nikon software. Pentax stopped releasing tethering software for their newest models, but the tethering code is still in the firmware, so the cameras can still be used tethered with third party programs. That leaves Sony as the only DSLR (or SLT) manufacturer with no current model that supports tethering.

cost nothing to implement?

There is no free lunch.

The point is, they already wrote the code with the a700/850/900, and I can't imagine tethering requiring any additional hardware. It certainly can't cost much, if anything, to copy and paste what they already have and at least put some bare bones tethering ability in current cameras.

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