Old 08-28-2009, 02:30 AM   #1
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New Sony enthusiast level DSLRs unveiled today:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0908/09...nya550a500.asp

Hands on preview of the higher model:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0908/09...550preview.asp

In case no one saw, they had previously unveiled replacements for the trio of pure entry level models, and the first review (of the highest of the trio!) didn't turn out so great...

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0905/09...sonyalphas.asp
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0908/09...a380review.asp

Wow, 5 entry level SLRs from one company. New record?

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Old 08-28-2009, 02:59 AM   #2
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Interesting post Carl. Thanks for putting it up.

I have and use the Sony A200 and previously had the A100.

The A200 is 10.2mp...it is easy to use for a person like me who doesn't use half the features on a DSLR. I usually switch between manual & auto focus. And I like to shoot with the ISO set at 100 or 200. That's about it. Although the camera does a lot more.

These Sony DSLR's are based off of a platform developed by Konica-Minolta which is no longer in the camera business. They can handle a wide variety of telephoto lenses so you don't have to buy a new one to fit the camera.

For less experienced photographers or people on a budget that does not allow for the purchase of a more expensive model this may be the way to go...although you will still lay out several hundred dollars.

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Cool stuff. I've seen it said that the A850, also announced today, might put some price pressure on the Canon 5D2.

My interest is in the newly announced Canon S90 IS, bringing back the Sxx line of digicams. I have the S70, would love to have that same sort of camera with IS and with an improvement in focus/shutter lag.

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I use the Sony A700 model and I love it! More than enough camera for my purposes.
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When I was first seeking information regarding an SLR, I was told to go with either Canon or Nikon. To sum it up, I was told everything else was pretty much junk.

Although, this new Sony SLR doesn't look too bad.

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To sum it up, I was told everything else was pretty much junk.
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To each his own, but IMO you were rather mis-informed.
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To each his own, but IMO you were rather mis-informed.
That's what I think, although I know for a fact that purchasing a Canon wasn't a bad idea.

So far, I'm content with my XSi.. It's been a good camera.

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Old 08-28-2009, 11:22 AM   #8
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That's what I think, although I know for a fact that purchasing a Canon wasn't a bad idea.

So far, I'm content with my XSi.. It's been a good camera.

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The next replacement for the 50D may well go back down to 12 mp. Think the camera company's are figuring out that 15mp is ok for a 1.6 sensor but the pixels are just to small to make a great sensor. Having shot with a XSI and having a 50D there is almost no loss of quality dropping down to 12 mp.
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