Who wants to buy the gigantic 18-55 Sony lens that comes with a bit of a camera ? Looks like Sony got to go back to the drawing board immediately.
Well, when it does, hopefully Sony will also drop its mindless pursuit of more and more megapixels too. Those who do not agree with me on this point, please bear with me - I know you are not happy.
munishkm: a bit too expensive... should've been a $800 cam.. but still very tempting. :) i wonder when canon and nikon is gonna make cameras like these...
Yes, do everything .... but please keep the MP count to 12MP max; anything more is just pure con act !
MichaelSpotts: I have to admit that when I heard the 10fps, I almost drooled. Video at Engadget,bottom of the page:
I'm thinking this would be great for street shooting and EDC.
When I learned of this new model, my first worry was Sony was going to increase the MP count .... when I saw 24MP, I almost fainted and fell off my chair!
Sony is just helping to perpetuate the biggest lie in history - that more is better (pixel wise)
Sony has got everything right, EXCEPT, for the senseless pursuit of megapixel count. This is the Big Fat Fly in the ointment. Increasing the pixel density can only lead to deterioration of image quality. Going from 14MP on the NEX-5 to 24MP on this one, means an increase of 71% in pixel density.
The days of getting consumers to sheepishly believing that more (MP) is better are long gone and over! I hope Sony wakes up to this fact! Stop kidding itself and conning the consumers! With its reputation, Sony can easily reverse this most stupid trend in the history of mankind.
Just take a leaf from Lumix LX-3, LX-5, Oly XZ-1 cases. Why has the "more is better" push been reversed in these cases ?
I can bet you, that a pic shot with this 24MP is going to turn out much worse than a 10MP shot that comes out from a Nikon D3000, and definitely worse than a 6MP shot that comes out from a D40!
The other Hard Truth is that a 6MP sensor is much cheaper than a 24MP sensor!