Sony drops their bomb ---- A700 is here

Started Sep 6, 2007 | Discussions thread
toni Senior Member • Posts: 1,657
Re: More like Sony drops their pants.

Progress Lover wrote:

No challenge for the D300.
40D sales may suffer slightly. However, Sony's lack of lenses
continues to be a serious problem and they have no credability in the

Well they entered 1 year ago, they need time to build a system, but anyone getting into Alpha system have a large selection of good Minolta lens to start, so no sense in what you're saying.

Of course I agree that Canon as the largest selection of lens, but for Alpha mount I have all the range I need.

I think the price of the A700 is still too high to have any real
impact. Canon/Nikon must both be v relieved by Sony's effort.

Why ? I seriously believe, and from reviews everyone else who tried the camera says, this is a good camera even if you don't like it.

Also, the next Drebel and Nikon's d80x or d90 are likely to soundly
spank the A700 on value as of next Feb.

Different range of bodies, no sense in comparing these cameras.

Still waiting for news of Sony's flagship. Only when that comes to
market will we have any real indication of Sony's seriousness in the
longer term.

I don't believe that people still think that Sony isn't serious about the commitment.

I bet that it's just a lower-mid-level cam with a FF sensor like th
5D. Of course by then the 5DII will be around and hopefully a Sony
lower level FF equivalent. FFD300. Now that would be v interesting.

I don't know, so I won't comment.

We'll see. At least Nikon have made things interesting again.
I just hope Nikon's finest hour isn't marred by a global economic
downturn. It would stink for Nikon to start firing on all cylinders
exactly as a lot disposable income evaporated.

Agree, D300 is a killer camera, would love to have one with Alpha mount

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