NEX-F5: The best camera ever

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IcyVeins
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NEX-F5: The best camera ever
May 10, 2012

THIS IS THE CAMERA we are all dying for, as great as the NEX-5N was this can only be better, as according to http://www.sonyalpharumors.com it will be announced this summer and will have "improvements in image quality, video quality, screen, and usability." WOW this could be a real backbreaker for mirrorless contenders (pretenders?) like the Nikon V1, Canon G1 X, and Fuji X-Pro1.

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In reply to IcyVeins, May 10, 2012

All I see is "hype hype hype hype hype hype hype hype hype hype hype hype" until I see the specs and results. I do expect good things, though, and hope some of the new firmware trickles down to us 5N users.

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I agree. And until the 5 becomes more like the 7 (built-in evf/flash+hot shoe), it will never be "the camera we're all dying for".
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I have been wondering about this for a while, but how can they do A mount and E mount at the same time? First question: The size of the two mounts are different in terms of the size of the diameter of the mount. I guess you can have a inner E mount with an A mount outside? D:
Second: Flange distance ?!?!?!

I have a feeling if this hybrid actually comes out the mount location will be some sorta crazy mess? Volcano like structure for the mount?

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In reply to IcyVeins, May 10, 2012

It's more like next week. You made it's sound too far away "this summer".

The announcement supposedly next Friday, that how soon it is.

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In reply to Gnator, May 10, 2012

Well, you won't have to worry about it on the F5 because it's not the hybrid mount camera.

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IcyVeins wrote:

WOW this could be a real backbreaker for mirrorless contenders (pretenders?) like the Nikon V1, Canon G1 X, and Fuji X-Pro1.

Interesting, you do not list micro43 as either a contender nor a pretender. So I guess that means that micro43 is a WINNER .

Hey Sony... where are the eggs?

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GodSpeaks wrote:

IcyVeins wrote:

WOW this could be a real backbreaker for mirrorless contenders (pretenders?) like the Nikon V1, Canon G1 X, and Fuji X-Pro1.

Interesting, you do not list micro43 as either a contender nor a pretender. So I guess that means that micro43 is a WINNER .

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I chuckled a bit when you said the V1 and G1 X were contenders.

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In reply to IcyVeins, May 10, 2012

IcyVeins wrote:

THIS IS THE CAMERA we are all dying for, as great as the NEX-5N was this can only be better, as according to http://www.sonyalpharumors.com it will be announced this summer and will have "improvements in image quality, video quality, screen, and usability." WOW this could be a real backbreaker for mirrorless contenders (pretenders?) like the Nikon V1, Canon G1 X, and Fuji X-Pro1.

Whats the matter Icy, normally you post this

Best camera ever

in the "News discussion" forum.

Post it in the Nikon forum with the D800 folks. How many "Best camera ever" exactly are there. You lost interest in the Oly EM-5 already.

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nzmacro wrote:

IcyVeins wrote:

THIS IS THE CAMERA we are all dying for, as great as the NEX-5N was this can only be better, as according to http://www.sonyalpharumors.com it will be announced this summer and will have "improvements in image quality, video quality, screen, and usability." WOW this could be a real backbreaker for mirrorless contenders (pretenders?) like the Nikon V1, Canon G1 X, and Fuji X-Pro1.

Whats the matter Icy, normally you post this

Best camera ever

in the "News discussion" forum.

Post it in the Nikon forum with the D800 folks. How many "Best camera ever" exactly are there. You lost interest in the Oly EM-5 already.

Hehe, nice find Danny, I wonder if he just has a problem with camera attachment? Must be a side-strain of G.A.S.

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LOL Matt. Icy and I have a love hate understanding going on. He doesn't like it when I say Sony makes great TV's....which they do of course. Panasonic make great toasters and I shoot with one of those as well, not the toaster of course mate, because there is nowhere to put the lens !!. Canon makes great printers and Oly makes great microscopes.

He just doesn't get it, its a box.

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Lng0004 wrote:

I agree. And until the 5 becomes more like the 7 (built-in evf/flash+hot shoe), it will never be "the camera we're all dying for".
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Built in flash is highly likely, but a built in EVF would raise the price and take the 5 out of its mid-range market.

The advantage of the built in flash is that you can use both it and the plug-in EVF at the same time.

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In reply to IcyVeins, May 10, 2012

There is absolutely no need for the built-in EVF on a NEX5-like camera! Keep it small and simple, shoot from the hip - TLR style - is great; want to have an EVF, buy it separately.

Regarding the RGBW sensor, they make a clear statement it is to be used in compact cameras aka small sensor cameras, the ones usually problematic in low light gain.

More likely, the F5 wil be just another iteration of the 5 series, a built-in flash and firmware tweaks. Maybe put in the 24Mp sensor, not much else but a new price tag

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In reply to zygh, May 10, 2012

e- and a- mount makes sense only in a FF nex, IMHO.

I hope for minor improvements in the 5N successor. A hotshoe & integrated flash would suffice for me. If it on the other hand gets the 24 mpx sensor without any improvements re wide angle lenses, it would be of no further interest to me.

But I'd rather have some more e-mount lens options

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Gnator wrote:

I have been wondering about this for a while, but how can they do A mount and E mount at the same time?

Simply include the LEA-2 or an upgraded version of it in the box with the camera.

But this is not the F5, which will be an E mount camera, just like the 5N but with built-in flash and 180 degree LCD, as in the F3.

The dual-mount camera is still very speculative and may never happen.

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cxsparc wrote:

e- and a- mount makes sense only in a FF nex, IMHO.

I hope for minor improvements in the 5N successor. A hotshoe & integrated flash would suffice for me. If it on the other hand gets the 24 mpx sensor without any improvements re wide angle lenses, it would be of no further interest to me.

But I'd rather have some more e-mount lens options

I doubt there will be a FF NEX.

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wll wrote:

cxsparc wrote:

e- and a- mount makes sense only in a FF nex, IMHO.

I hope for minor improvements in the 5N successor. A hotshoe & integrated flash would suffice for me. If it on the other hand gets the 24 mpx sensor without any improvements re wide angle lenses, it would be of no further interest to me.

But I'd rather have some more e-mount lens options

I doubt there will be a FF NEX.

And I highly doubt it.

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In reply to Lng0004, May 10, 2012

I totally agree with Lng0004.

Plus, Sony needs much improvement with processing to allow for greater resolution from its sensors. Period.

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I agree. And until the 5 becomes more like the 7 (built-in evf/flash+hot shoe), it will never be "the camera we're all dying for".
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You don't seem to understand, I called the NESX-7 and E-M5 the best cameras ever AND THAT WAS TRUE AT THE TIME but the Sony NEX-F5 is about to supplant the E-M5 so now it will be the best. Use some common sense Danny boy!

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IcyVeins wrote:

THIS IS THE CAMERA we are all dying for, as great as the NEX-5N was this can only be better, as according to http://www.sonyalpharumors.com it will be announced this summer and will have "improvements in image quality, video quality, screen, and usability." WOW this could be a real backbreaker for mirrorless contenders (pretenders?) like the Nikon V1, Canon G1 X, and Fuji X-Pro1.

Whats the matter Icy, normally you post this

Best camera ever

in the "News discussion" forum.

Post it in the Nikon forum with the D800 folks. How many "Best camera ever" exactly are there. You lost interest in the Oly EM-5 already.

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