Stagnation of New APS-C Models?

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nevercat
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Re: Stagnation of New APS-C Models?
In reply to captura, 7 months ago

captura wrote:

Mel Snyder wrote:

Greynerd wrote:

I would rather they concentrated on improving firmware on the current models.

Being able to have the level indicator and the histogram on the screen at the same time in my Nex 6 would be a nice start.

larrytusaz wrote:

I have the Sony NEX-F3 (and Nikon J1). Maybe it's me, but it seems like forever since new models have been announced other than the A3000 and A7/r--the former isn't really what I think of in terms of NEX, the latter are full-frame & as great as smaller full-frame models are, I think I'm one of many that appreciate what APS-C NEX models like the F3, 6 and 7 etc bring in terms of high image quality in a smaller package.

Is it just my imagination? I'm not dis-satisfied with my F3 (other than I wish you could use the command dial to more quickly choose AF points, not just the 4-way part of it) but the lack of new models can sort of send a "vibe" that the system is not likely to still be around in 3-odd years or so, or that it may end up being more like the A3000 which is NOT what I am looking for.

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LRH

Might be a nice idea, but one always needs to put oneself in Sony's shoes - they would concentrate first on a firmware update that would "fix" perceived AF issues with the A& series, for their new flagship. Those of us with NEX-6s need to understand your recommended "fix" would please a very tiny number of people owning a camera that may not get a refresh.

They may unveil a surprise this week at CES.

Mel, you surely must remember all the remonstrances against Sony posted on this NEX forum over the last few years, because the much-expected firmware updates failed to arrive. With a couple of rare excepttions. My point is that Sony was negligent and this, as Parallax has said, points to their not caring much about their customers. This in contrast to Fuji who have even posted firmware updates for discontinued products.

You know that Sony did just the same with the Nex 5? The offered a FW update when the Nex 5n was already in the shops. They showed that they do care, but people are forgetting the good things... Fuji mentioned that they will come more with FW updates to make people use their cameras longer. I think it is a good thing to do it that way especialy when you can't come with a new camera every 1 to 2 years like Sony does.

It would be nice to get an FW update for my Nex 5, but I don't think it will ever come...

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