A57 Replacement coming? Features?....

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TAGRIFFIN Contributing Member • Posts: 953
A57 Replacement coming? Features?....

I saw somewhere (not sure where) that there is an A58 coming and I was wondering what y'all think may be improved, added, etc.

I have the a57 and really like it. Quite surprised that there may be a new model coming so soon.

Thanks for your thoughts

Tim

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cgarrard
cgarrard Forum Pro • Posts: 15,372
I can make some guesses :)
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TAGRIFFIN wrote:

I saw somewhere (not sure where) that there is an A58 coming and I was wondering what y'all think may be improved, added, etc.

I have the a57 and really like it. Quite surprised that there may be a new model coming so soon.

Thanks for your thoughts

Tim

A58 will have the 2.4mp resolution LCD viewfinder with a faster auto switch, apps, new sensor, wifi or GPS, new processor (for faster start up/warm up times), refined Jpeg engine, and new hot shoe shown on the A99.

C

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daqk Contributing Member • Posts: 651
Oh no - new hot shoe !
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Not hot if you have a flash already ...

cgarrard
cgarrard Forum Pro • Posts: 15,372
Relax

daqk wrote:

Not hot if you have a flash already ...

It comes with an adapter that fits right on the new shoe.

Amateur Sony Shooter Veteran Member • Posts: 5,417
Re: Oh no - new hot shoe !

daqk wrote:

Not hot if you have a flash already ...

It will comes with free adapter. It can be securely tighten up to the hot shoe, so don't worry.

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Amateur Sony Shooter Veteran Member • Posts: 5,417
Re: A57 Replacement coming? Features?....

In addition to Carl's list, I am hoping (dreaming?) Sony will allow AF micro adjustment in A5x model. That's has been one of the glaring weak spot for A57.

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lastlineofdefence Forum Member • Posts: 76
Re: I can make some guesses :)

OP may be referring to here
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3369218#forum-post-50684611

Carl, where did you find out that info? Confirmed? Do you know release date?

Photostyle Contributing Member • Posts: 684
To Carl

cgarrard wrote:

TAGRIFFIN wrote:

I saw somewhere (not sure where) that there is an A58 coming and I was wondering what y'all think may be improved, added, etc.

I have the a57 and really like it. Quite surprised that there may be a new model coming so soon.

Thanks for your thoughts

Tim

A58 will have the 2.4mp resolution LCD viewfinder with a faster auto switch, apps, new sensor, wifi or GPS, new processor (for faster start up/warm up times), refined Jpeg engine, and new hot shoe shown on the A99.

C

Writer/Editor:
http://www.photographic-central.blogspot.com
http://www.alphamountworld.com

We know you're alway's ahead with info about Sony, I have some questions : what about the rumor of a FLIPUP mirror system for the new DSLR Sony camera, any truth about that, because this is a major step for Sony SLR systems if true, what do you think, thanks.

Karl Scharf
Karl Scharf Veteran Member • Posts: 3,751
Re: A57 Replacement coming? Features?....
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TAGRIFFIN wrote:

I saw somewhere (not sure where) that there is an A58 coming and I was wondering what y'all think may be improved, added, etc.

I have the a57 and really like it. Quite surprised that there may be a new model coming so soon.

Thanks for your thoughts

Tim

It's already available!!! Called the Sony A77.

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Jack R. Grouell Contributing Member • Posts: 740
Re: A57 Replacement coming? Features?....
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I'm sure it will feature a higher price...

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RichV Veteran Member • Posts: 6,168
Re: Oh no - new hot shoe !

I wish they'd thought to hinge that cap; it's been a PITA for me and I usually just leave it off.

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RichV Veteran Member • Posts: 6,168
Re: I can make some guesses :)

cgarrard wrote:

A58 will have the 2.4mp resolution LCD viewfinder with a faster auto switch, apps, new sensor, wifi or GPS, new processor (for faster start up/warm up times), refined Jpeg engine, and new hot shoe shown on the A99.


That all makes good sense.

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RichV Veteran Member • Posts: 6,168
Re: A57 Replacement coming? Features?....

Jack R. Grouell wrote:

I'm sure it will feature a higher price...

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With Sony we might well think so, but if it comes out soon, the yen/dollar relationship is in favor of lower prices - at least in the US.

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cgarrard
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Re: To Carl

Photostyle wrote:

cgarrard wrote:

TAGRIFFIN wrote:

I saw somewhere (not sure where) that there is an A58 coming and I was wondering what y'all think may be improved, added, etc.

I have the a57 and really like it. Quite surprised that there may be a new model coming so soon.

Thanks for your thoughts

Tim

A58 will have the 2.4mp resolution LCD viewfinder with a faster auto switch, apps, new sensor, wifi or GPS, new processor (for faster start up/warm up times), refined Jpeg engine, and new hot shoe shown on the A99.

C

Writer/Editor:
http://www.photographic-central.blogspot.com
http://www.alphamountworld.com

We know you're alway's ahead with info about Sony, I have some questions : what about the rumor of a FLIPUP mirror system for the new DSLR Sony camera, any truth about that, because this is a major step for Sony SLR systems if true, what do you think, thanks.

I haven't heard anything on my end about that, certainly feasible though.

lastlineofdefence Forum Member • Posts: 76
Re: To Carl

Oh, just after a release date now. March?

I have to decide whether to go with an A57 or wait for this. Could be 8 weeks or 8 months though.

Photostyle Contributing Member • Posts: 684
ANSWER To Carl question

cgarrard wrote:

Photostyle wrote:

cgarrard wrote:

TAGRIFFIN wrote:

I saw somewhere (not sure where) that there is an A58 coming and I was wondering what y'all think may be improved, added, etc.

I have the a57 and really like it. Quite surprised that there may be a new model coming so soon.

Thanks for your thoughts

Tim

A58 will have the 2.4mp resolution LCD viewfinder with a faster auto switch, apps, new sensor, wifi or GPS, new processor (for faster start up/warm up times), refined Jpeg engine, and new hot shoe shown on the A99.

C

Writer/Editor:
http://www.photographic-central.blogspot.com
http://www.alphamountworld.com

We know you're alway's ahead with info about Sony, I have some questions : what about the rumor of a FLIPUP mirror system for the new DSLR Sony camera, any truth about that, because this is a major step for Sony SLR systems if true, what do you think, thanks.

I haven't heard anything on my end about that, certainly feasible though.

​ I 's a surprice to me that you did not heard about that , it's even already a patent from Sony see this link : http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr3-next-generation-slt-cameras-coming-with-mirror-flip-up-mode-with-patent/

Seeky Contributing Member • Posts: 928
Re: ANSWER To Carl question

Photostyle wrote:

​ I 's a surprice to me that you did not heard about that , it's even already a patent from Sony see this link : http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr3-next-generation-slt-cameras-coming-with-mirror-flip-up-mode-with-patent/

The flip up mode would bring the SLT technology to perfection. I was astounded by the fact that Sony even would consider such a thing. Depending on the flip up mechanism, the ISO performance will be on par with everyone in mirror up mode, and will provide fast still/video AF with mirror down.

However, I also think that an addition of the flip up mechanism requires an expensive and sensitive part to the SLT setup inducing a higher price.

There surely are also options to improve AF by including on sensor PDAF (like A99), and by firmware upgrades the successor of the A57 can be improved by including AF micro adjust, ISO min/max settings, memory recall modes and more customizable buttons.

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PierreChris Senior Member • Posts: 1,103
Re: ANSWER To Carl question

Photostyle wrote:

cgarrard wrote:

Photostyle wrote:

cgarrard wrote:

TAGRIFFIN wrote:

I saw somewhere (not sure where) that there is an A58 coming and I was wondering what y'all think may be improved, added, etc.

I have the a57 and really like it. Quite surprised that there may be a new model coming so soon.

Thanks for your thoughts

Tim

A58 will have the 2.4mp resolution LCD viewfinder with a faster auto switch, apps, new sensor, wifi or GPS, new processor (for faster start up/warm up times), refined Jpeg engine, and new hot shoe shown on the A99.

C

Writer/Editor:
http://www.photographic-central.blogspot.com
http://www.alphamountworld.com

We know you're alway's ahead with info about Sony, I have some questions : what about the rumor of a FLIPUP mirror system for the new DSLR Sony camera, any truth about that, because this is a major step for Sony SLR systems if true, what do you think, thanks.

I haven't heard anything on my end about that, certainly feasible though.

​ I 's a surprice to me that you did not heard about that , it's even already a patent from Sony see this link : http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr3-next-generation-slt-cameras-coming-with-mirror-flip-up-mode-with-patent/

I also would love to know more about this feature, would this mean a complete new design of the SLT mirror concept ? or is this feature work with just a little more space to raise the mirror up when needed ? who can answer this ? thanks.

RandyPD Regular Member • Posts: 255
Re: A57 Replacement coming? Features?....

I'm thinking that it will have the same sensor as the NEX 6, which means it will have on-sensor PDAF and will adopt the same AF technology as the A99..I'm also hoping that it will also adopt the regular AF sensors of the A77, with more cross sensors.

PierreChris Senior Member • Posts: 1,103
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RandyPD wrote:

I'm thinking that it will have the same sensor as the NEX 6, which means it will have on-sensor PDAF and will adopt the same AF technology as the A99..I'm also hoping that it will also adopt the regular AF sensors of the A77, with more cross sensors.

I hope that it's a totally new sensor for the A58, look at the Nikon 5200, which is the new high ISO king apparently !!!  this should be the camera to beat for Sony, so it's even more important then one could think because the Nikon 5200 has a new sensor from Toshiba, so one could ask is this the end of Sony sensors for Nikon ???

the theorie that the A58 could come with Flipup mirror is also something to remember, if true, that could be the big surprice.

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