Sony drops their bomb ---- A700 is here

Started Sep 6, 2007 | Discussions thread
Vince P
Vince P Senior Member • Posts: 1,973
Re: Sony drops their bomb ---- A700 is here

It does look a good camera but I doubt that it is targetting the 40D or D300. In my view if you buy either you are buying into a system. The Sony doesn't have access to a system to match either Nikon or Canon ... yet. The Minolta A is a little long in the tooth. I think they are aiming at the body, kit lens and a budget tele market. The feature set is certainly good for that market. In this area they will be gunning for the Nikon D40-D80 and the Canon 400D above that is a big gap left by Canon which I am sure they will fill soon. Here it looks like Sony could make a dent and I imagine it's a fair bit more lucrative than the 40D D300 sector.

As for them moving to Full frame, well either they would need to change the lens mount or develop a lot of lenses, that needs market share. It's chicken and the egg.

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