Is the NEX-5T the last NEX camera?

Started Oct 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Is the NEX-5T the last NEX camera?

Tom Caldwell wrote:

Might a more rational explanation be that Sony inherited the A mount and manufactured the shorter flange focal length E mount basically for aps-c sensors? That they are proposing a FF sensor short flange focal length camera with no current and few initially possible lenses that will mount natively and take advantage of the larger image circle?

This would naturally lead to camera branding gymnastics as they desperately try and rationalise the mish-mash of mount/sensor combinations. I am sure that on the long run they would like to see the A mount dead and E mount the standard for FF capable short flange focal length lenses and lots of them.

Welcome to how Sony is going to figure this out, I am sure that they are on top of it.

Canon decided on the EF-M ... just to break the ice.

How long did it take to build Rome?

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Tom Caldwell

With no pellicle mirror on the new ILC-A cameras, Sony can now use the short-registry E-mount lenses. This helps to make the overall size even smaller compared to the older SLT designs. Using an A mount lens might be discouraged by Sony as it will be obsoleted. A-mount and E-mount after all, are both APS-C so I don't understand why they want to keep the A-mount cameras going. But I understand that Sony FF lenses can mount onto A-mount bodies.

In the next few weeks Sony might announce the A-88, a new mirrorless A-body as the replacement for the A-77.

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