Will my NEX go the same way as my R1?

Started Dec 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: UnderDriven, the 5R with the EVF, in my opinion, is as close as Sony has come to
In reply to Jerry R, Dec 12, 2013

Jerry R wrote:

UnderDriven, the 5R with the EVF, in my opinion, is as close as Sony has come to an "R2". I would be happy with an R1+, an R1with a fixed telhoto lens.

My issues with the NEX-5 are (1) form factor, (2) lack of controls, and (3) no fully articulating screen. I suppose I could deal with #1 and #3--but I still prefer a camera I can easily hold in my hand, and a tilt screen that can also be angled to the left/right as on my A55 and A57 (although fully articulated would be even better, like on my Panasonic G1). However, #2 really is a departure from the R1--I need more buttons and dials than the NEX-5 provides, especially since I am not interested in a small form factor camera in the first place. Since both the NEX-6 and NEX-7 improve upon #2, I'd have to say they are closer to the R2 I would like to see...

Perhaps the NEX-6/7 with the 16-70mm Zeiss is as close as Sony will ever get to the R2...

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