Has anyone gone from a Sony to Canon?

Started Feb 22, 2014 | Discussions thread
Shield3 Senior Member • Posts: 2,440
Re: Has anyone gone from a Sony to Canon?

Milamemories wrote:

I have an A55, but I am thinking about buying a Canon or Nikon as well, please tell me why you left Sony and chose Canon.


I went through the NEX line (5n/7) to the Alpha line (a57/a77/a99) before I just gave up on Sony.  Few reasons; the video sucked, lens selection sucked, and too many silly things on the Sonys.  I bought a 5d3 in 11/2012 and haven't even thought of upgrading it - it takes wonderful stills and video, and I much prefer the large optical viewfinder, the superior AF and tracking, the ability to set minimum shutter speeds in A mode, the vastly superior video IQ and the much larger selection of glass.

Even the a99's high ISO improvement over the a77 wasn't good enough after I tried the 5d3.  You just can't compare the 2 cameras in my opinion; Sony's are geared toward novices.  Nothing like CPS exists in Sony land.  I'm not a fan of the SLT (.5 stop of light = gone) and the poorer tracking.  Many more keepers now.

Good luck!

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