Might as well buy the regular DSLR lenses and get adapters..
zigi_S: To all you sony fanboys out there. SLT isn't the same tech as on sensor pdaf. SLT still has a mirror! And it's nothing new. The SLT concept is old and only a desperate manufacturer like SONY would try to market it like inovation. It will be funny when mew canon M models will AF much better than the NEX system. Where will be the new tech from sony then? Sony's on sensor PDAF is inferior to CANON's. It loses light!
The A77 is a much older camera and on sensor PDAF has been implemented on the A99 (more as a supplement to the regular AF system). The A99 is also older than the Canon 70D.
marike6: The best show in TV since The Sopranos and a good read but to say that "film was never sharp" totally discounts something like a 4x5 contact print or a drum scanned Velvia slide. And sharpness is but only one aspect of IQ: DR, smoothness of gradations, color fidelity, grain are all equally important.
He didn't say film was never sharp. He said film was "never THIS sharp". Meaning digital was just sharper.
The Lotus Eater: Canon chickened out putting an EVF into this camera. The obvious reason is that they would have upset a lot of people, and that's fair enough, but how much more can they improve their APS-C OVFs? EVFs are getting better and better, and many EVFs already surpass APS-C OVFs in terms of both view and functionality.
How good is Canon's on-sensor PDAF? If it is as fast as the off-sensor PDAF module, then Canon should have removed the OVF, mirror and PDAF module. Does the fact that they haven't indicate that it isn't as fast, or is it purely for the reason of avoiding alienation? If the latter, then one could argue that it is a compromised design.
EVF also shows 100% and high magnification, which you don't get with OVF unless you go with expensive pro-level cameras. EVF will also show the effects of the metering mode/exposure compensation being used; it takes the guesswork out of tricky lighting situations. Just use spot metering, scan the scene until you get the best balance between highlight/shadow, AEL, recompose and shot.
Michael Ma: Fill lighting will be a concept for the history books since we can just slide a lever in the near future. I'm guessing it's gonna take many updates to photoshop to get this right, but it will happen eventually.
Next up, maybe we can add IR sensitive senors that capture a 3D representation of objects so we can add lighting in a 3D space. Also with that 3D information, we can selectively blur objects based on different distances. We can shoot with a deep dof, but recreate a shallow dof shot in post. The Microsoft Kinect already does this with a separate camera. Why not just add those sensors to the RGB sensor now that we got room to play with?
The Lytro already has this technology, where you can select the focus point after you have already taken the picture..
Peiasdf: Hey, more fps than A99. SONY's DSLT line up is a mess. A99 is clearly cripple as not to infringe on A100.
As for A58, I think SONY forget how to build small and cheap DSLT which was the original point of DSLT. Add the sensor and EVF to A35 and it would be a great compact DSLR.
The smaller SLT's primary problem was battery life ( or the lack of it). Second is the grip, which was too small for a lot of people. They could have solved it by having an official vertical grip.
zoranT: Samsung copy everything, first Sony's NEX series, and now they go a bit towards the retro concept of Fuji. And IQ-wise they have been always a bit behind, no surprise. They could bring it on however, if they wanted to be more serious about leading the market.
It is true. Sony has NEX, then Samsung names their camera..NX..lol. Its pretty obvious. There is a very good reason why they were penalized for infringement against Apple..