Purchasing a NEX 5R/T or 6 a bad idea now?

Started Oct 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
parallaxproblem Veteran Member • Posts: 5,335
Re: Purchasing a NEX 5R/T or 6 a bad idea now?

captura wrote:

parallaxproblem wrote:

Elite83 wrote:

Does anybody know if they're going to cut manufacturing of NEX's now? i.e. The NEX-7, NEX-6, NEX-5T, and NEX 3N?

And by now, I don't mean a year from now, I mean like within the next month or two.

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No, nobody knows

And nobody knows what Sony's actual plans concerning future APS-C Emount body styles are. Everything you read (including my comments, and also 'reassuring statments' from self-styled forum guru's) is speculation

What we all need is a clear statement from Sony about what the future is for APS-C Emount bodies... whether there will be a NEX-7 replacement and whether they will continue releasing rangefinder bodies in the future

Will we get one?

Watch this space...

What did Sony say about the matter of APS-C and NEX-7 replacement at the gala presentation, yesterday?

Yes, how do they say it in French... 'silence radio'?

What is also very bothering to me is the way that the NEX-5T was going to be called the A5000 until just before the release... pre-production models even went out for testing with the A5000 written on them and partially covered by a rubber grommet. Here's one from the Imaging Resource NEX-5T review:

Look at the a5000 writing where the production models now say NEX-5T (although the 'a' is partially obscured)

You can find the complete review here in case anybody thinks we've discovered a 'future' A5000 (we haven't, it's a NEX-5T and will always be a NEX-5T):

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/sony-nex-5t/sony-nex-5tA.HTM

So why didn't they want to call it the A5000 in the end?

The only reason I can think of is because they don't want the A5000 series to have that form factor... which means... 

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