No wonder Sony did not bother...

Started Feb 12, 2020 | Discussions thread
DenImage Senior Member • Posts: 3,685
Re: No wonder Sony did not bother...

Lawn Lends wrote:

DenImage wrote:

sportyaccordy wrote:

Jonneymendoza2 wrote:

As in, bothered to produce a bigger upgrade spec on the A9mk2!!

BOth the D6/1dx3 are a let down spec-wise!

I cant blame sony for just doing small updates on it as they probably knew the 1x3/d6 would barely be a upgrade to the previous version of those cameras(which the original A9 already blew away)

You must have missed the R5 announcement today.

A7R3-ish resolution


8K video.

If Sony knew the D6/1DX3 were coming, how didn't they see this, and why didn't they counter it?

(A: They couldn't, so they rushed the A9M2 out to get people to commit before R5 specs hit the street).

Complete unsubstantiated nonsense.

The R5 isn't even out yet, and you'd be extremely naive to think Sony have been resting on their laurels and haven't been holding back until their competitors release something comparable to Sony's current models. I have no doubt Sony have a few newly developed models waiting in the pipeline. They have a history of raining on their competitors parade by releasing newer models around the same time as their competitors.


I really doubt Sony will be out with an A7R5 until mid 2021, so that will give a year for the A7R4 to fight it out with the Canon R5. So perhaps in mid 2021 it will be the Canon R5 vs the Sony R5. The battle of the R5's.

If the Canon R5 is as good as these specs, and it is priced around $3,500, I think there is a good chance for some Sony A7R4 price cuts. Which I am looking forward to.

I hope the Canon is as good as it looks on paper, competition is good for both camps.

I'm still a very happy and satisfied owner of my a7rii which I've owned since 2015. It has 40 megapixels, IBIS, internal 4k recording (with or without crop), Silent Shutter, and EyeAF. It's also light/compact and a bargain in comparison to competing models.

I won't be switching brands unless I see significant improvement over what I already own, and whether those improvements justify the investment. So far I haven't seen anything worth switching to.


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