More specs on ILC-3000

Started Aug 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
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tomtom50 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,244
ILC-3000 cheaper to make

Think of it as an a37 without the pellicle or the separate PDAF module.

It is cheaper to build than competing DSLRs from Canon/Nikon/Pentax.

IBIS allows Sony to make cheap non-OS E-mount lenses for the ILC line. They will be affordable alternatives for NEX users as well. (Look at the Olympus 40-150 m43 lens. Cheap and light and optically quite decent)

My guess is that Sony has decided to attack the DSLR market from the bottom. The ILC-3000 is cheaper to make, so Sony can hold margin at low prices. To attack DSLRs it has to look like a DSLR, and it does! Expect to see this one at Costco.

Whether on-sensor PDAF is sorted out on the ILC-3000 is not critical. It is cheap and NEX level AF will be good enough. Later mid and up-market DSLRish E-mount cameras will need DSLR-level AF. Canon has shown it can be done with the 70D.

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