Sony Alpha 800 DSLR

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JimmyDee Regular Member • Posts: 317
Sony Alpha 800 DSLR

Rumor of an upcoming Alpha 800:

16.2MP full frame sensor exmor R (new technology)
100-25600 ISO
8 frame/sec
SSI, same a900 OVF, new AF system,
GPS and WiFi built-in
3.5 in. LCD display
Pop-up flash
Flash sync (1/500)
Camera level
23 AF sensors
Quick Live View
Video Full HD
Dust/splashes sealed
Aluminum-magnesium alloy body
Released early September, 2009

How's that?

checkout: http://photorumors.com/2009/05/31/sony-alpha-800-dslr/

Glenn Veteran Member • Posts: 7,910
Re: Sony Alpha 800 DSLR

sounds expensive... no interchageable focus screens (one of the things i'd like)?
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farenms Regular Member • Posts: 443
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agreed
sounds like more expensive than the current a900

chych Senior Member • Posts: 1,320
Re: Sony Alpha 800 DSLR

Sounds great and too good to be true. Would have to be priced around a900/d700, so

Kenneth B Senior Member • Posts: 1,533
That's an old rumor

I remember seeing that several months back.
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Cetonid Senior Member • Posts: 2,575
Re: Sony Alpha 800 DSLR

JimmyDee wrote:

Rumor of an upcoming Alpha 800:

16.2MP full frame sensor exmor R (new technology)
100-25600 ISO
8 frame/sec
SSI, same a900 OVF, new AF system,
GPS and WiFi built-in
3.5 in. LCD display
Pop-up flash
Flash sync (1/500)
Camera level
23 AF sensors
Quick Live View
Video Full HD
Dust/splashes sealed
Aluminum-magnesium alloy body
Released early September, 2009

How's that?

checkout: http://photorumors.com/2009/05/31/sony-alpha-800-dslr/

Makes no sense. Exmor R in a low density FF sensor??? Also, doing 8FPS in a FF would require one heck of a shutter/mirror box assembly. I would be 99.9% sure this is not real. Looks like a wish list to me.

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Glenn Veteran Member • Posts: 7,910
Re: Sony Alpha 800 DSLR

it's the same list as before but it never materialized it may siill have been real. it could be a spec for a camera that is real but never built. FPS is high but Sony's been experimenting with reading multiple frames in bursts from their sensors so to get the FPS they might leave the mirror up and let the VF go black... who knows

I have a hard time beleiving this all being in one camera anyway.

ovlov Senior Member • Posts: 1,441
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I like the specs, but I doubt will see any camera like this by Sept. of 09.
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markwp Regular Member • Posts: 353
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If (well) under $2k I would get one in a second -- perfect back-up body for my A900,

time will tell....
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AnthraxVX Regular Member • Posts: 355
Re: Sony Alpha 800 DSLR

i think 8fps in a ff is aboslutely possibly considering the a900 is 5fps ff with almost 10 more megapixels, it comes down to processing power and i think they already have that down for a 16mp, noise levels will be dramatically reduced hopefully since it would allow the ccd to have alot of room for each pixel and large sensor, iso means nothing to me unless its usefull but i can almost guerentee that if this is real sony knows that one of their main issues is iso performance and i dont doub that they wouldnt combat that on their new professional camera.

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KEITH-C Forum Pro • Posts: 14,131
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Sounds a bit similar to the suggestions I indicated to Sony a year or so back. However this spec seems to include too many features for a new camera at this stage - I would expect this type of camera a few upgrades down the line.

If it were true it would pose a problem for the A900 & an interesting choice between better high ISO noise characteristics & resolution at low ISOs.

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Glenn Veteran Member • Posts: 7,910
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I doubt this camera would be under 2k. 16mp ff at 8fps makes this a whole diferent class of camera. this is for action and sport if it's real. and might go a ways to turning the some of sidelines from white to platinum.
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headofdestiny Veteran Member • Posts: 9,226
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This sounds more like an A1000.

Phixel Veteran Member • Posts: 3,777
Re: Sony Alpha 800 DSLR

JimmyDee wrote:

Rumor of an upcoming Alpha 800:

16.2MP full frame sensor exmor R (new technology)
100-25600 ISO
8 frame/sec
SSI, same a900 OVF, new AF system,
GPS and WiFi built-in
3.5 in. LCD display
Pop-up flash
Flash sync (1/500)
Camera level
23 AF sensors
Quick Live View
Video Full HD
Dust/splashes sealed
Aluminum-magnesium alloy body
Released early September, 2009

How's that?

Nice! So what have you been smokin'?
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lock Veteran Member • Posts: 6,202
And they forgot AF adjust ..?

Pfff...then the first thing I have to do is to sendd it to Sony to have it adjusted to my 70-200G.

For the rest: definitely not an A700 replacement. There is no need for many of these features, particularly the 8fps. I think it is just another wishlist.

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pmacimagery New Member • Posts: 5
Re: Sony Alpha 800 DSLR

there's stuff in here to like though a bit lower resolution than I'd prefer.

But its almost certainly not real.
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ianimal Senior Member • Posts: 1,054
Like a dream, but would properly be to expensive

16 MP on full frame is maybe ok, but I dont need full frame or 16 MP myself.

12 MP and APS-C, as A700, is very nice.

Would also like in camera interval timer shooting.
And a fake ISO 25 if possible...

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fjbyrne Veteran Member • Posts: 8,425
Sounds great but...

JimmyDee wrote:

Rumor of an upcoming Alpha 800:

16.2MP full frame sensor exmor R (new technology)
100-25600 ISO
8 frame/sec
SSI, same a900 OVF, new AF system,
GPS and WiFi built-in
3.5 in. LCD display
Pop-up flash
Flash sync (1/500)
Camera level
23 AF sensors
Quick Live View
Video Full HD
Dust/splashes sealed
Aluminum-magnesium alloy body
Released early September, 2009

How's that?

checkout: http://photorumors.com/2009/05/31/sony-alpha-800-dslr/

It sounds great but unfortunately I don't expect to see such a thing.

I think it would do Sony a world of good to come out with a camera that is on par in high-ISO performance as the D3/D700. My Nikon shooting friend just got a D700 to go along with his D300 and I must say it is very impressive. The VF alone makes me yearn for a full-frame camera. But definitely the most impressive thing is the 1.5 to 2 stop ISO advantage the D700 has over the D300.

If Sony brought out a D700-like camera my wife would be very angry because THAT would have me really wanting to upgrade my A700 Something with excellent high-ISO performance would help Sony's poor noise reputation.

Now about those noisy mirror/shutter mechanisms...

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nemofin Contributing Member • Posts: 739
Re: Sounds great but...

D700:s VF aint so great, it good but nothing to compared a900 sony!

For example, D300:s VF is almost as good as D700, its really hard to say difference between those two...

So I hope Sony will continue making those great VF:s.. and if this a800 is true, hopefully it comes with same VF that is in a900.

Iam really waiting a camera with pro AF designed for sport and nature etc -> super fast and accurate.. FF with best in class high-iso-noise and DR performance.
Sony, please!

GrJohnso Contributing Member • Posts: 539
Re: Sounds great but...

....I won't hold my breath... Yes, I'm sure we'll see a camera like this sometime in the future, but anytime soon, I, like others, have my doubts.... However, I'll keep saving my spare change in hopes of sooner than later...

Until then, I'm happy shooting my a700 and getting better results out of it and the lenses I have through good 'ol practice...

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