Swapping EM1 for A7

Started Oct 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
captura Forum Pro • Posts: 26,331
Re: A7 is very mature

Daniel Lauring wrote:

captura wrote:

All NEX development has been cancelled and Sony has dropped the NEX name for new models. Leaving all NEX owners including me, high and dry. A7 and NEX share the e-mount, but if you run the crop NEX lens on the A7 you get only 10 mp.

P.S. It isn't NEX that is dead, it is the Alpha mount. Sony is going down the same path of Canon and Nikon, offering one mount (NEX) for both FF and APSC (with the difference being Sony is doing it with a "universal" mirrorless mount.) Sony will continue to sell both APSC and FF, and aftermarket lens companies will continue to offer their lenses in the NEX mount for both. Of course, all the older native Sony NEX lenses were only designed for APSC so we'll have to wait for the new FF ones to roll out and for Sigma, Tamron and Tokina to start migrating all their lenses to the NEX mount.

Keep in mind, when this happens they will be BIG FF lenses and the savings in size, will only be for the body. From a handling perspective, one might prefer to have a big old FF SLR body...especially with the longer and larger lenses.

I spoke to a Sony rep at an A7/A7r presentation and he confirmed that all usage of the name 'NEX' has been cancelled.

So far, NEX has represented the small rangefinder cameras with an APS-C sensor and e-mount. There is no indication as the possible continuance of NEX-like APS-C rangefinder cameras from Sony. Not a hint. But a patent drawing surfaced showing a NEX-like camera with FF sensor and e-mount. So with the exception of the junky $400 A3000 model, it may be end-of-the-line.

Leaving the Panasonic GX7 and successors to dominate that body style?

"big old FF SLR body"... I've got one, a Canon Rebel with 6 mp. Works fine, always gets the picture. Don't really need 36 mp. But too heavy to carry around all day.

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