I'm not specially happy about it, even if I like having the wonderful video capabilities on a DSRLbfitzgerald wrote:I'm not sure stills shooters will approve of that choice.
You are wrong: "needs for stills" is secondary to any single maker except probably for Leica, that does not include video and that offer a BW only camera. So probably Leica is the only brand that suits you, Barry...bfitzgerald wrote:Anyway I think Canon have the video DSLR market right now, I'm not sure if that's going to change much.
And even if it did and Sony dominated it at some point in the future, it seems obvious to me that the needs of stills shooters are secondary to Sony.
Au contraire, I was ready to bet the Nikon D800 as Camera of the Year 2012, but then Sony came with the RX100; RX1; NEX6 and 3 new E-mount lenses that I guess are good optically and sport OSS (hey, how many 10-18 OSS lenses have you seen? )bfitzgerald wrote:For that reason I find their approach uninteresting and their products less appealing than rivals.
About the A99, I need to see how good is the new AF and Flash system in order to decide if I'm excited about it or not. Otherwise is a camera that Sony announced more than a year ago, that share lots of things with the A77, and that make it less "new".
Now Nikon have been shipping D800 with a faulty AF -and taking the best approach ever: denial (the new D600 use a different AF module, so it will be probably AF-issue -free). And Canon is just boring.