Congratulations, A-mounters!! A worthy addition.

Started Sep 5, 2007 | Discussions thread
Olles Regular Member • Posts: 174
Re: Congratulations, A-mounters!! A worthy addition.

Hi I stated some time ago in a post what I would like and what I would get from the new Sony Camera:

Below my post with what I wantet - (added by what I got):

What do I want from Sonys new DSLR for the "advanced amateur":
» 12 Mpix (wouldn't make sense to have less since the A100 had 10)

» YES

» very decent low noise levels at ISO 800 (I don't demand impossible things)

» NOT SURE

» rugged design (sorry, but the A100 feels definitely not rugged)

» YES

» lots of dedicated buttons (like 7D)

» YES

» PC-Sync

» YES

» UDMA Support for CF with option to store raw and jpg separately on different cards

» (NOT SURE YET ?!)

» possibility to directly store images to Notebook and view there (anybody using the dimage transfer software too, this was one of the outstanding features for the 7D at that time...) WiFi for it would be very nice to, but if it's still USB cable

» YES!!!!!!!!

» large bright viewfinder (I wouldn't need the pop-up flash...)

» YES

» at least 5 crosstype autofocs sensors, better 7 with large coverage

» PARTLY (the xtra long f2.8 sensor seems interesting though)

» Framerate 4 fps (I am not a sport shooter) and Buffer for at least 20 images (raw+jpg) - storing 2 images/second on card

» PARTLY (5fps but just 12 Raw+jpg)

» 3" LCD with at least 400k resolution

» YES

» RGB Histogramm

» YES!!!!!!

» active dust reduction (ultrasonic)

» NO????????

» flash sync of 1/250 (with SSS on)

» YES (well nearly, at least 1/200 or wo sss)

» interchanchangeable focusing screens to mount one for MF

» YES!!!!!!!!!!!

» battery pack for AA rechageables (1,2V) with long runtime (> 500 Shoots with PC-sync on for studio flash)

» PARTLY - long runtime maybe, but no AA Bateries

I said:

If I get this below € 2000 I am surely in. If I get 3/4 of the above points for less then € 1800 then I am still in.

I am IN be happy

What I would like but for sure not get:

» good ISO 1600 performance

» NOT SURE

» AF microadjustment

» NO

» 1/8000 sec

» YES

» LCD status Screen (reduce TFT usage)

» NO

» weather sealing

» YES

What probably will I get but don't need:

» face detection

» NO (good!

» live view on a 230K screen (not really useable)

» NO (good! - why would you by a DSLR with a good Viewfinder then???

» Possibility to use Memorystick

» YES

HO-HO-HO

This camera brings me: 13 YES, 4 NO (of which 2 are good), 3 PARTLY and 3 NOT SURE of what I wanted!!!

And the key features - tethered shooting, PC-Sync, 1/8000 and interchangeable focusing sceen are all there!!!!!!!

This is my camera, finally came out what I was waiting for so long!

SONY - GOOD JOB!

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