More specs on ILC-3000

Started Aug 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
AndyGM Contributing Member • Posts: 698
Re: More specs on ILC-3000

Keit ll wrote:

The ILC-3000 is now said to have IBIS & a metal lens mount , sounds too good to be true for £300 ? If AF only matches current cameras this could be an absolute winner ! A lot of current users will seriously consider this camera as a back-up.

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Keith C

I think Sony saw A3x being redundant due to this camera in development, and since larger body made including EVF and IBIS easier, went for it.

I have begun to think that A3000 will also be the starting point for A-mount bodies, except that those might have this hybrid A/E mount we hear about, starting at a higher price point, allowing use of either A-mount or E-mount lenses without adapters.

This isn't technically possible, you'll always need an adapter. The issue isn't with the mount, or the edge connectors. The issue is the A mount has a longer register distance to E mount. If you had an E mount camera that was "hybrid" and could also fit an A mount lens, no A mount lens could focus properly.

The adapter can be "dumb", just electrical passthrough, but you still need a spacer to get the A mount further away from the sensor than the E mount.

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