Stagnation of New APS-C Models?

Started Jan 6, 2014 | Discussions thread
EinsteinsGhost Forum Pro • Posts: 11,977
Re: Unfortunately...

DT200 wrote:

 I do agree that releases like the 5t are almost (not completely) pointless for buyers..

I agree, but if they had called the 5T the A5000 (as was originally planned) and released it at the same time as the A3000 then it wouldn't have been pointless:

"We are renaming the popular NEX-5R as the A5000 to comply with our new naming conventions and at the same time providing a mild update to specifications so that it gains NFC and triluminous capabilities to make it fully compatible with the lates Xperia and Bravia models"

Such a move would have

- made a lot of sense and there would be no questions over the reasons for the release

- have reassured users that the discontinuation of the NEX product name would have no impact on the actual releases

Sony were planning to do this, but then at the last minute backtracked and gave the product the name NEX-5T instead, a name that they already knew would be discontinued.  The reasons for this are unclear and Sony have been deliberately obtuse on the matter.  Very poor behaviour!

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DUMP the HUMP! Campaign for *REAL* NEX replacement bodies

It made sense to launch a new naming standard with brand new products than with evolutionary updates to existing models.

IMO, even a3000 should have been a follow up (and used a7 form).

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