No more SLT!

Started Apr 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
Zamac Senior Member • Posts: 1,216

Frenske wrote:

Rashkae wrote:

andreac75 wrote:

It is from sonyalpharumors that usually has good news and not fakes

You *do* understand what a "rumor" is, right? And how often SAR has gotten it wrong?

As for the mirrorless cameras, it's pretty much well known that Sony is focusing on a FF NEX as well as eliminating SLT entirely, but that this may only pop up in 2014.

Is a full frame NEX not just a rumor too? I honestly don't see the point of a FF NEX. A tiny camera  behind a mammoth full-frame lens.

We all knew that the SLT will disappear when the on-sensor-focussing improved. That the SLT cameras will disappear is not surprise and not even an rumor. The only surprise/rumor is the speed that it happened. Maybe Sony had a break-through with a new focussing method, although it might be just an incremental improvement since some camera producers already managed reliable and semi-fast focussing in cameras.

It is not only the FF that is unsuitable for a small NEX camera. I have both the A580 and the NEX7. Using any A-mount lens larger than the 50mm A-mount on the NEX, hand-held, is impractical. Lenses up to the size of the 70-300 are fine for hand holding on the A580. It is a matter of weight and balance. So I hope we will continue to get SLR form-factor cameras, not just the small RF style. There is, and will continue to be a need for both.

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