Old SonyGuy

Joined on Aug 6, 2018

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Shiranai: When I already predicted Sony's rise with the A7III a few months ago, Canon fanboys got mad "Sony will never beat Canon sales, it's all shenanigans."
Well... told you so. And I'm gonna tell you, if Canon got nothing up its sleeves for this years xmas business, they gonna fail exactly like Nokia did when they underestimated the iPhone. Anyways - good for the customers, cause Canon prices will probably drop like a hot potato next year.

Good news, global ILC sales were recently reported.
Canon was at over 49% and Sony at 13% (the same percentage as back in 2008)

So, yeah, it is very safe to say Sony won't catch Canon any time soon. What's wrong with that? Nothing, it is common sense.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2018 at 10:56 UTC
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cybertec69: May time I checked at sporting events I see nothing but nikon and Canon, did anyone watch the last world cup, nothing but Nikon and Canon in the sidelines, same goes for every other major sporting event. Sony is in panic mode as Nikon is introducing their pair of mirrorless cameras in a few weeks and Canon will not be far behind. When Sony can compete with a Nikon and Canon in the glass department and many years of experience in the photography industry, especially in the pro industry then they can talk, I have a friend who just recently bought the Sony A7RIII, glass is pretty much nonexistent from Sony, and the ones they have are ludicrously priced.

Hey blue,

You may already know, but t3 and rubbers consider themselves part of the Sony Defense Force or Sony warriors. I use to be one of the best at it. We IMed each other, and try to gang up against those posts we felt were against Sony. A few had multiple identities and some of them were for the comments section near exclusively.
In retrospect it was all very childish. I feel bad because we hurt otherwise good forums.

You made valid points. Most readers will see that.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2018 at 10:50 UTC
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Old SonyGuy: I am surprised people think this format competes directly with much larger formats. Maybe because there are different choices in body sizes and some have large comfortable grips and controls?

IIRC the D500 is larger than the D610. They are very different cameras.

To this day I don't know of a single FF camera under $3000 that can shoot 60 FPS RAW files or 15 FPS while keeping focus. I don't know of any that has as stable 5 axis IS as the EM1/2 or G9,, especially for video (and I've owned several A7x cameras with IS - they didn't come close).

There are markets for different sizes. That is why APSC has been around for so long.

Geez...
There are no m43 cameras with a price on Amazon as high as the A7iii except maybe the very specialized GH5S. Em1/2 and gh5 are $1700.

And the A7iii is severally lacking in specs compared to the G9 and EM1/2. Weather resistance is nowhere near as good. IS is nowhere near as good. FPS is nowhere near as good. Speed is nowhere near as good. And the pixel pitch doesn't offer anywhere near the same detail as an M43 camera will provide.

The cameras don't really compete against each other. The m43 cameras are not as good in low light and the A7iii is poorly stabilized, not properly weather resistant and needs massive lenses to take pics of distant lenses.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2018 at 01:06 UTC
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Thoughts R Us: With regards to Sony's false claim that there is "rapid adoption of the α9 camera amongst professional sports photographers and photojournalists."

Here's the reality about pro's: they don't switch much. Pro's don't chase the latest gadgetry; they value reliability and stability, and what they know how to use. There is too much cost to switching, both with money and time. Because any pro that switches has to forego all of their experience learning a particular camera system and learn another. If a pro knows how to operate their Canon or Nikon without even thinking, and how to adjust for its strengths and weaknesses, that is priceless. To throw all that away and chase the latest shiny gadget is malpractice.

I get that a few political journalists may have switched for the silent shooting; that I understand. But there are probably close to zero sports pro's who have switched to Sony. If Sony had them they would parade them around because we know Sony is not shy about marketing.

Here's a little secret about pros that "switched" to Sony...
Many are paid directly or indirectly to switch. There are a handful of guys who post in these forums who receive compensation from Sony. Some admit it publicly and some only in private.

No, not everybody who switched to Sony gets Sony compensation. I never said that, but I was a Sony guy, and would be the first misleading rebuttal we would make. (Next is to kill the messenger)

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2018 at 00:54 UTC
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Old SonyGuy: This is probably due to the announcement that Canon now owns 49.1% of the ILC market.
Nikon holds 24.9%
And Sony is back to where they were in 2008 with 13.3%

And we also saw the despite a large number of new releases for Sony compared to few by others, Canon has become the best selling mirrorless brand in Japan...and has beaten Sony 3 years in a row. (Olympus was #1 for the other 2 years).

And now Nikon and Canonare going to seriously enter the FF mirrorless biz with all their marketing power.

Hey rubbers!

Guess you don't recognize me. 3 years ago I was a big poster in the Sony forums. I didn't rank as high as you pushing Sony but was at least mid tier. Let's just say I know a lot.

The old me would say Nikon is doomed and wasting time and money. The open minded me knows Sony won't do so well against a Canikon onslaught.
I know what you (and my old friends) think.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2018 at 19:49 UTC

This is probably due to the announcement that Canon now owns 49.1% of the ILC market.
Nikon holds 24.9%
And Sony is back to where they were in 2008 with 13.3%

And we also saw the despite a large number of new releases for Sony compared to few by others, Canon has become the best selling mirrorless brand in Japan...and has beaten Sony 3 years in a row. (Olympus was #1 for the other 2 years).

And now Nikon and Canonare going to seriously enter the FF mirrorless biz with all their marketing power.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2018 at 16:28 UTC as 147th comment | 5 replies
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Old SonyGuy: Sony panicking.

Notice all the caveats again. US only. Not a full year. Etc.

Sony relies almost exclusively now on full frame mirrorless. Both Nikon and Canon are about to enter that segment full steam.

Canon already killed Sony in APSC mirrorless in various markets without even trying.

So now that Canon AND Nikon are going to put some real effort and marketing into it, Sony is panicking.

My bet is in 3 years Sony will be #3 in FF mirrorless sales and have about a 9% ILC marketshare (down from 13% now).

T3
Don't embarrass yourself.
Sony has a 13% global market share for ILCs
Nikon has more than double that.
Canon holds close to 50%

In 2008 when Sony made DSLRs their market share was 13%. All that money and effort and not much has changed...and Now Canon and Nikon are entering FF mirrorless which can only hurt Sony.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2018 at 15:07 UTC

Sony panicking.

Notice all the caveats again. US only. Not a full year. Etc.

Sony relies almost exclusively now on full frame mirrorless. Both Nikon and Canon are about to enter that segment full steam.

Canon already killed Sony in APSC mirrorless in various markets without even trying.

So now that Canon AND Nikon are going to put some real effort and marketing into it, Sony is panicking.

My bet is in 3 years Sony will be #3 in FF mirrorless sales and have about a 9% ILC marketshare (down from 13% now).

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2018 at 14:25 UTC as 199th comment | 17 replies

I am surprised people think this format competes directly with much larger formats. Maybe because there are different choices in body sizes and some have large comfortable grips and controls?

IIRC the D500 is larger than the D610. They are very different cameras.

To this day I don't know of a single FF camera under $3000 that can shoot 60 FPS RAW files or 15 FPS while keeping focus. I don't know of any that has as stable 5 axis IS as the EM1/2 or G9,, especially for video (and I've owned several A7x cameras with IS - they didn't come close).

There are markets for different sizes. That is why APSC has been around for so long.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2018 at 15:00 UTC as 42nd comment | 8 replies
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I was tied to Sony so 4 years ago the A6000 was my only choice.
At the time the NX1 was its competitor and dominated it in every way possible.
Interestingly, the Samsung left the camera biz, and the NX1 maintained its value. I sold the a6000 for a big loss, which is what happens with cheap electronics...just not the NX1 which only recently started to depreciate.
If Samsung stuck around I'd pick the NX1 over the a6000,a6300, and a6500 today.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2018 at 14:42 UTC as 13th comment
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Fuji and Canon have the best looking pictures straight from the camera. I spent 5 years struggling to get their look with my Sonys.

Sony no longer offer in camera apps in their new cameras. It was a buggy way to make more money. FW updates accomplish the same thing for free, but Sony found a bad way to charge users, though some apps were free.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2018 at 13:13 UTC as 14th comment
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