How healthy is A-mount?

Started Feb 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
Ontario Gone
Ontario Gone Senior Member • Posts: 4,183
Re: How healthy is A-mount?

Silverback46 wrote:

With that all being said, i don't think we are in danger of sony dropping the ball here. I think they are just waiting on new technology to put into A mount so there is a big enough improvement for the next generation. Nobody is going to pay premium prices for an A78 if it's not a significant upgrade over the A77.

I would agree with this and it goes along with the question I have been wondering about. With current sensor tech at the level it currently is at...can Sony do a lot to improve the a77? Consider the Nikon D800 and D800e; Sony sensors in bodies released a year before the A7 and A7r. Yet the output of the new Sony's is pretty close to those cameras. So the new a78 or a79 whatever it is to be called will be better than the a77 but the question is how much better and at what cost. That is what has me seriously wondering about grabbing one of these great a77 models now. I am not worried at all about the A-mount future. I am more curious what Sony can do with their sensor tech and more importantly when they do it.


Ive been eyeballing a lot of mirrorless lately but i recently changed my mind, im going with the A77. I will be buying at the end of next week and as long as the $798/grip deal is still available somewhere, that will be the buy. The lenses i need and can afford are available in A mount and i will get all the goodies of a mirrorless with PDAF for when i need it and only in trade for a little light loss.

I think my cycle is going to be to wait for the flaships to near the end of their life and get a great deal. The A77 should last me well into the next gen's life but i will be interested to see what it is finally. Im also hoping by then there may be a FF body that is within reach 

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