Its finally here-Let the bitching begin.

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gz927
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Its finally here-Let the bitching begin.
Sep 12, 2012
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In reply to gz927, Sep 12, 2012

Bitched enough !

And besides, I'm bored, but I don't know what to say. Please help me!


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In reply to gz927, Sep 12, 2012

Visible high ISO noise, low frame per seconds rate, small buffer, does not compete directly with the highest end N/C on all areas, the price is too high, ISO standard flash shoe, too complex settings for continious autofocus, and the lack of a 19.23--98.6 mm f:4 zoom lens ... why can't Sony make a camera that makes most C/N pros jump ship???

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Yes it happens every time. The huge build up in anticipation with people expecting the ultimate perfect camera (an impossible goal since everybody has a different idea of perfection) followed by the let down because some button is in the wrong place or 100% pixel peeping reveals a minute defect in IQ.
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A few disappointments since you asked :)
In reply to gz927, Sep 12, 2012

Nothing is perfect and that includes the A99. Overall I am very favorably impressed but here are a couple of disappointments (all from DPR preview):

  • No AS mode (i.e. Auto-ISO in manual)

  • No GPS

  • Relatively small buffer (as with A77)

  • FPS could be higher for sports/wildlife

  • No built-in flash

  • Price a bit higher than I think it should be to make a dent in the competition

However my overall impression of the A99 is quite positive. I look forward to the full reviews.

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In reply to fjbyrne, Sep 12, 2012

i just ordered it, i think it looks great. im upgrading from a700

FYI it has AS mode (i.e. Auto-ISO in manual) and GPS ( youc an even see GPS written on the pics of the camera )

i laugh at the hotshoe. long tim emany complaints about hotshoe so sony listens and makes it standard hotshoe and then get a list of complaints about that lol.

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In reply to Nordstjernen, Sep 12, 2012

Nordstjernen wrote:

Visible high ISO noise, low frame per seconds rate, small buffer, does not compete directly with the highest end N/C on all areas, the price is too high, ISO standard flash shoe, too complex settings for continious autofocus, and the lack of a 19.23--98.6 mm f:4 zoom lens ... why can't Sony make a camera that makes most C/N pros jump ship???

Nord has pretty much covered everything.

We can close this thread now

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In reply to BuDWiZe, Sep 12, 2012

BuDWiZe wrote:

i just ordered it, i think it looks great. im upgrading from a700

FYI it has AS mode (i.e. Auto-ISO in manual) and GPS ( youc an even see GPS written on the pics of the camera )

Thanks for the info. I was just looking at the DPR spec sheet.

I've been waiting for AS mode forever!

i laugh at the hotshoe. long tim emany complaints about hotshoe so sony listens and makes it standard hotshoe and then get a list of complaints about that lol.

I agree. They have an adapter so no biggie IMO.

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In reply to gz927, Sep 12, 2012

Looks like a nice enough camera other than the continuation of Sony's morbid fear of giving us a serious buffer. But with four Sony cameras already I simply can't justify the price considering the fact that my A850 is taking care of my FF needs and with the A77 I already have two 24MP cameras. I am curious if the 6FPS is without the slide show effect of the A77 which is quite annoying.

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my friend hast an A900, what a fantastic OVF, and now this ridiculous evf which means fulltime LV, i would never buy it, because i am a photographer and not a videographer.
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Manfred Bachmann wrote:

my friend hast an A900, what a fantastic OVF, and now this ridiculous evf which means fulltime LV, i would never buy it, because i am a photographer and not a videographer.

I'm a photographer too and like the EVF and yes I have a long history of using high quality FF OVFs (35mm SLRs). To say that "photographers" don't like EVFs as a blanket statement is condescending and wrong. Too each his own.

Of course I see from your history you are a Nikon fanboy. I guess your posting here indicates you feel threatened by the new Sonys. I can think of no other reason why a Nikon person would post here.

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Not a huge deal breaker...
In reply to tbcass, Sep 12, 2012

But.. Oh I don't know... it's a nice camera. I might buy, but no way I'm I getting rid of my A77...

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Re: A few disappointments since you asked :)
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NO GPS?

I read the review and it said it has a GPS. Which is right, you or the review?

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In reply to gz927, Sep 12, 2012

Not so much a complaint but I was hoping Sony would throw us a curve all and release the A99 for around $2300. $2800 is respectable but won't turn too many heads and won't tempt too many Canon and Nikon users to switch. In terms of features and performance for the price I think the A99 will be a success but in terms of sales and market share I doubt it wil be anything special. I don't know the numbers but I would think the A77 was the same. I was hoping Sony was going to try to kick it up a notch with the A99.

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You nailed it! Oh and it looks little! (nt)
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I think DPR spec sheet is wrong
In reply to OntarioJohn, Sep 12, 2012

OntarioJohn wrote:

NO GPS?

I read the review and it said it has a GPS. Which is right, you or the review?

Which review? I think it does have a GPS but from DPR's spec sheet is says "NONE" ( http://www.dpreview.com/previews/sony-alpha-slt-a99/2 ). I am guessing this is wrong and it does indeed have a GPS.

I was also mistaken about Auto-ISO in Manual mode which is really great (and way too long overdue)!

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And a REAL pro ...
In reply to Manfred Bachmann, Sep 12, 2012

Manfred Bachmann wrote:

my friend hast an A900, what a fantastic OVF, and now this ridiculous evf which means fulltime LV, i would never buy it, because i am a photographer and not a videographer.

A REAL photographer uses the tool that suits his needs. Some hobbyists might mix up what they see in the viewfinder with the final result, though ...

(No offence! Isn't this supposed to be a bitching tread?)

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In reply to gz927, Sep 12, 2012

Also, this camera isn't as large and heavy as a real professional camera should be!

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In reply to fjbyrne, Sep 12, 2012

So check that off the list. I'm sure DPR will get around to making amendments on typos, its' been a very tough sleepless photokina for them. They are afterall, human.

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Don't like

Hot shoe, not that big a deal but short sighted and stupid. I guess they can't champion everything

AF-D mode is limited to certain lenses for it to work. too bad too this could have been great

the rest seems great!!!

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