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02-24-2011, 09:01 AM   #1
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Sony to move to SLTs only

Sony have said that all future Alpha cameras will be based on slt technology, and they have suggested others may follow suit.

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I strongly hope pentax won't follow Soply.
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Sopvy have always made "big moves" when they want to define themselves in a competitive market, and this sounds completely typical. As long as they keep making awesome sensors for those with mechanical mirrors, I don't care...
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No surprises. NEX and SLT.

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I tried an A55 recently and was impressed with its compact design and handling. The FPS was amazing. EVF was very good. The pellicle mirror may give it a minor cost advantage, but it certainly keeps the camera quiet and fast. Overall, very good for a 1st gen new which is surprising for Sony.
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This doesn't surprise me about Sopmy... I could have guessed it. But I don't see Pentax adopting this, at least for quite a while.
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Ok, Ok, appologies for the spelling mistake, I couldn't change it once it had been entered :-)
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It was to be expected, Nex and SLT's. I handled both for a short time. If Pentax goes that way then put in a way faster processor, since it's nice to have 10 fps, but you can't see anything.

Are they leving the Full Frame format?

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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Are they leving the Full Frame format?
they can have pellicle mirror design for FF camera's as well...
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I think this totally makes sense for them, don't know if others will follow suit though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ukwoody Quote
Ok, Ok, appologies for the spelling mistake, I couldn't change it once it had been entered :-)
That's quite alright. We still like you anyways... We just couldn't resist giving you a bad time about it.
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Ok, Ok, appologies for the spelling mistake, I couldn't change it once it had been entered :-)
Fixed!
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QuoteOriginally posted by ukwoody Quote
Sony have said that all future Alpha cameras will be based on slt technology, and they have suggested others may follow suit.
Another move by Sodomy [sic] that will likely only increase their already well cemented 3rd place position in the great race.

Hope so anyway, it's a platform that I covet for the (read: my) fotogfx future.


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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
It was to be expected, Nex and SLT's. I handled both for a short time. If Pentax goes that way then put in a way faster processor, since it's nice to have 10 fps, but you can't see anything.

Are they leving the Full Frame format?
No one has put a FF on the market since 15 months ago.
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