Speculation on the A6000 vs the NEX-7

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parallaxproblem
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Re: Speculation on the A6000 vs the NEX-7
In reply to plasnu, 4 months ago

plasnu wrote:

How is it determining the vertical/horizontal position without the level without the gauge? Are you just talking about the gridlines?

No. When shoot vertically, the camera play back the file vertically. I think the camera still have some kind of device that can tell the camera position when shoot. No level indicator can be displayed on the LCD/EVF. I don't know if the indicator is just disabled, or camera only has a cheap vertical/horizontal position sensor which can't tell the level precisely as the one on NEX-7.

That is simply a mercury switch and not a position sensor.  It is a tiny glass bulb with a drop of mercury... in one orientation the mercury makes contact between two pins, and in the other orientation there is no contact.  Maybe new laws make mercury illegal and they are using something else but the principle will be the same...

Those have been on digital cameras for years (unless the camera was really cheap, in which case it was missed off)

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