a lot of pressure on Sony now ...

Started Jan 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
GaryW Veteran Member • Posts: 8,749
Re: a lot of pressure on Sony now ...

quezra wrote:

It's hilarious how the same people who have been hating on the A7 hump and dials for the last 3 months suddenly think a humped, manual-controls-heavy camera is suddenly a huge threat to Sony.

You must be one of those "paid shills" that thinks that a Sony camera with a hump is better than a Fuji camera with a hump.  Everyone knows Fuji does humps better.   Or something.    No, seriously, I'm reading this thread wondering also just what is the logic here?

Even better when they think they have any credibility threatening to jump ship to Fuji if the streamlined 7 successor doesn't come out, when uncustomizable dials are even worse on the Fuji and the hump is just as 'unpocketable' as the A7. The best part is, Sony have already responded to Fuji. They have the DSLR-styling and superb dial operation camera in the A7, except hey it's FF! Meanwhile, the 6/7 APS-C successor isn't even the flagship anymore. Fuji is fighting the second tier of Sony cameras here.

And yet, the Fuji  holds little attraction if you were honest about not wanting the "hump".

However, if you have other priorities, it may be worth it, but it's hard to follow these arguments sometimes.  For many, the FF of the A7 is not going to be matched, and IQ is often more important that "AF speed", which is notoriously hard to measure.  (If it were easy to measure, we'd see it actually measured in reviews, where it rarely is.)

I personally can't wait for the X-T1 to come out so that so that the likes of their ilk are gone over to Fuji where they will live happily ever after.

Ok... well there's also the alternative explanation that they are clutching for straws at any possible competition (no matter how much it contradicts their previous whining) in the desperate hope that Sony will move forward their launch date for the NEX-7 successor, and the wait is turning them into bipolar love-hate outbursts against Sony that make no sense whatsoever. It's such a shame production schedules don't work based on what the competition are doing

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