Is SLT dead or alive ?

Started Jan 17, 2014 | Discussions thread
K E Hoffman
K E Hoffman Veteran Member • Posts: 5,103
Re: Is SLT dead or alive ?

kartikjayaraman wrote:

K E Hoffman wrote:

Mirrorless is about image quality over P&S and Phones not over DSLR/SLT class cameras.. in that case it is about size..

I don't agree with that statement. The A7/A7r deliver image quality that equals or betters the A99. And the A99 is the flagship SLT. And all are the same size sensors.

K E Hoffman wrote:

.. but optical IBIS is not coming to e-mount. (may come up with an electronic version) However... even the size has value.. to many shooters.. like shooting large lenses etc.

From all that I have read about IS...I think IS only matters if your shutter speed is slower than the inverse of the focal length you are shooting. So lets see the scenarios:

- If you are shooting indoors lets say at 35mm, you will need to use a shutter speed of 1/50 or above to be in the safe zone where IBIS does not come into play. In any case people who shoot such low shutter speeds should use a tripod.

- If you are shooting telephoto, you will mostly be freezing action like sports or birds. In this case, lets say you use a 300mm lens, you will be shooting at least 1/400 or better any ways. Anything lower, you will risk introducing blur whether or not you use IS.

There are telephoto options coming up for Sony mirror less cameras just in case people want to use OSS lenses anyways. People have been shooting cameras without IS for years. The IS only matters to a short segment of the population who choose to shoot at shutter speeds not fast enough for the focal length being shot.

You can disagree but you are IMHO WRONG...

Yes the A7 has the same IQ.. and slower AF, missing features.. etc.  Why would I buy one?  Price and SIZE.. A7R  does lead the pack for bright light.. slow AF shooting highres shooting terrible camera for action...

But again when Sony does a 36 MP DSLR level camera.. why buy an A7R  size, price.. use other peoples lenses.  Not to make sure you get the shot... in movement situations..

I am not saying the e-mount has crappy IQ... It will have what the sensor can do and Sony will not put bad sensors in.. BUT THE CAMERA as a WHOLE is about SIZE.. not capability vs a full DSLR.


stabilization creates opportunity if you think outside the box of typical shooting..

This is a handheld IBIS 1/8sec shot taken at the Seattle Ferry Terminal.. NO TRIPOD...AND no lens stabilization.


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