No wonder Sony did not bother...

Started Feb 12, 2020 | Discussions thread
Johann Kruger Senior Member • Posts: 1,359
Re: No wonder Sony did not bother...

HFLM wrote:

MILC man wrote:

tqlla wrote:

Who cares about what Nikon is doing?

the o.p. opened that door when he brought up canikon in the first post to this thread.

it's also necessary to make certain posters understand how much better sony is with legacy compatibility.

They have made a lot of missteps and its showing. Is that the example you want Sony to follow?

Without competition, Sony has been in a position of strength, so they could afford to care less about their customers. But with Canon gearing up, Sony should value the customers they have been ignoring.

once again, we'll point out that constantly crying about a-mount has nothing to do with eos-r, or d6/1dxmk3.

and as the o.p. already stated: "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)"

that is a factual statement of truth, nobody is going to be leaving the a9 for the d6/1dxmk3; it's so primitive that canikon couldn't even increase the size of the af area on those dslrs.

people who actually own the a9 understand that.

Using Sony only, the A9 since introduction, for example, this statement is a bit too much. I know the 1dx2 and D5 well, too. I think the A9 to be better than the Canon and on par with the D5 in general. The statement "blew away" is ridiculous, to be honest and to be very case specific. The a9ii is now partly addressing some issues regarding mechanical shutter, which really isn't a strength in the a9.

It is too early to dismiss the 1dx3 and D6 performance. The 1dx3 now is a hybrid camera which looks very impressive. DPAF is further improved and you get super high sensitivity and fantastic tracking at 20fps in LV + 16fps in mechanical with flicker detection. I claim, even as a Sony shooter, that this camera is so good that no Canon sports photographer already invested needs to switch anymore. (in addition you can use it as a hybrid shooter with video). The only advantage I see right now with the a9 is the stacked sensor + silent shooting through the EVF, since when watching the video of J. Polin of the Canon tracking basketball at 20fps in LV I couldn't see blackout either.

Sony has to become more aggressive again. Others are keeping up. Panasonic and Canon are pushing hard with video and Canon seems now at a stage where DPAF is competitive with Sony PDAF. They have great lenses, too. I didn't expect Canon to do that well, to be honest. I am not so sure about Nikon. The D6 was no hybrid body and the Z7/Z6 are fantastic for landscape but not developing their own sensors I doubt them to leap-frog Sony anytime soon. I could be wrong, though.

From our experiences the Canon DSLR acquires American Football players faster than Sony A9, but once acquired the Sony A9 images are crisper and sharper than Canon DSLR due to mechanical IBIS. So with A9 we have to anticipate the action and press the shutter button sooner than with Canon DSLRs.

Overall we understand from our colleagues that as companies, Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Sony, etc. are technically equal, on par, and coexist with each other. For business reasons, Sony decided years ago to invest in MILC. While the others decided to invest less in MILCs perhaps delaying R&D due to the dramatic rise and dominance of smart phones.

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