A Rant of a NEX user in China

Started Dec 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
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xinn3r Regular Member • Posts: 117
A Rant of a NEX user in China


I just justified upgrading my NEX-5N to the NEX-6 as I think there is much added bonus on the NEX-6, primarily the faster AF, built-in EVF, mode and control dial, and Wi-Fi + Apps.

Alas, my dream was short-lived when my NEX-6 arrived on my doorstep this evening, there was one menu missing from the camera, and that was the Application menu.

Turns out, the China-specific version didn't support Apps, because, you know, it's CHINA and everything.

I searched Chinese forums for clues on how to get apps on my camera, but in the end I had to face the cold hard truth... there's a 99% chance that I'll never get any apps on it.

I know, I know, some of you will probably say that Apps are just a BONUS and that the NEX-6 is still a great MILC, and I do realize this, it's just that, only because of some tighter regulation, Chinese NEX users are stripped down of potentially useful applications?

I don't think it's fair, especially for the price we pay for such an expensive camera

I hope, no, BEG, that Sony, realizing this, will at least put the free apps on to the Chinese version of the 5R and 6 on a firmware update.

</end rant>

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Sony Alpha NEX-6 Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS
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