Will my NEX go the same way as my R1?

Started Dec 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
UnderDriven Senior Member • Posts: 1,089
Re: Will my NEX go the same way as my R1?

Jerry R wrote:

I'm still waiting for an R2 and until it comes I'll continue using the R1.

You and me both! Sony has come tantalizingly close to producing an R2, although they always come up short. Of course, it all depends on what you think the R2 should be. If you don't want interchangeable lenses, then some might say the RX10 is the R2--but the sensor is too small (technically the R1 sensor was a bit smaller than APS-C, but not by much).

For myself, I always thought the R2 should be an interchangeable lens camera--there is only so much you can do with a single lens, even if it is as good as the R1 lens. The NEX cameras have the wrong form factor, although I guess you can get a 3rd party grip for the NEX-7. SLT cameras certainly aren't the R2, although I went with an A55 and A57 out of necessity. I suppose my R2 would be an A7000, with E-mount, EVF, and a fully articulated LCD. Who knows if that will ever happen...

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