No more SLT!

Started Apr 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
sean lancaster
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Re: Sony money maker
In reply to liquid stereo, Apr 29, 2013

liquid stereo wrote:

Frenske wrote:

Rashkae wrote:

andreac75 wrote:

It is from sonyalpharumors that usually has good news and not fakes

You *do* understand what a "rumor" is, right? And how often SAR has gotten it wrong?

As for the mirrorless cameras, it's pretty much well known that Sony is focusing on a FF NEX as well as eliminating SLT entirely, but that this may only pop up in 2014.

Is a full frame NEX not just a rumor too? I honestly don't see the point of a FF NEX. A tiny camera  behind a mammoth full-frame lens.

We all knew that the SLT will disappear when the on-sensor-focussing improved. That the SLT cameras will disappear is not surprise and not even an rumor. The only surprise/rumor is the speed that it happened. Maybe Sony had a break-through with a new focussing method, although it might be just an incremental improvement since some camera producers already managed reliable and semi-fast focussing in cameras.

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I believe that is the point of a full-frame NEX. The NEX line is popular. Sony makes full-frame sensors. They have all the bits. I think its quite rational that they attempt to increase sales, profit, market-share.

Sony certainly didn't have a breakthrough on the focusing speed of the RX1. This is important to note because the RX1 has the small body like the NEX system, but the RX1 has a FF sensor. But even on this flagship concept model, the focusing speed leaves much to be desired compared to the worst DSLRs . . . darn it. I didn't see a jump in focusing speed from the 5N to the 5R or 6 or RX1. Some of these cameras came out about 18 months after the 5N with little to show in focusing speed. So, I have little hope that Sony is improving focusing speed much on the smaller mirrorless models. I recently made the decision to get a Canon 6D and just 2 lenses. I'll keep my 5N and many legacy lenses (e.g., Canon FD, Voigtlander) as a backup and wait to see if Sony can perhaps have a FF NEX with decent focusing speeds in the next few years. But if I was betting man, I'd bet that the decent low light focusing speeds won't be seen for 5+ years in the NEX line.

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