Sonolta wrote:It's missing a ton of features, a quality JPG engine, and it's frame rate can not keep up with many other cameras, it's high ISO can be improved, etc, etc.
Again, these are all technical issues that can, and will be solved going forward.
Sonolta wrote:No it won't...we are approaching the point of diminishing returns with high MP counts on this sensor format. Lens quality can not keep up, diffraction becomes an issue, noise control becomes an issue, frame rate become an issue...etc.etc.etc.
You are wrong. Resolution will only continue increase. As a result, we will see new lens, image processing technology IN THE BODY and printing technologies, that will allow these resolutions to become not only practical, but affordable for the AVERAGE consumer. We are all basing the need for camera resolution based on 150-300 DPI printing. Well, what happens when I make a 600 DPI printer? All of these technologies are interrelated.
Sonolta wrote:24MP is beyond what most of need or want and that is the facts jack.
Well, that is a matter of opinion. You can make a technical case for what people NEED
(although in reality, it is still just opinion). You cannot make a technical arguement for what people WANT
. I don't think Sony is having any problems selling the 900, simply on the 24 mp # alone. There are alway people that have to have the biggest and "the best" (again opinion), this camera is made for them. The Corvette isn't the best made car in the world, it's expensive, it's totally impratical for most people, but it is fast and people buy just because of that.
You can be an early adaptor or a late adaptor, it is your choice.
Sonolta wrote:Like I said before...24MP FF will NOT be the standard (at least for a very, very long time). It might be a standard if you want resolution only and you want to use a DSLR and not a MF camera. But if you want a tool for almost every job a great 12-16MP FF offering with great high ISO, a faster frame rate, live view, and video will be the camera the suits most people just fine in the future.
I am guessing the time frame is two to three years for most folks to be well on their way to converting to 24+MP full frame cameras. "Full" adaption within 5 (24MP will standard, with some holdouts). All of these other issues you mention can be overcome with engineering. All engineering issues can be solved with enough time and $$.
Why would manufactures push full frame cameras? For exactly the reason you stated. Money. What a great way for you to spend a ton of cash? Convince you that you need to buy this great new toy. Oh, guess what, all of your old lenses and accessories are now obsolete. I'm sorry, you will have to buy new ones. This has been happening in electronics for years. Black and white TV, Color, 19", 25", Projection, HDTV, Plasma, LCD.... Video tape (beta/vhs), DVD's, MP4's, Blue Ray. Records, tapes, CD, MP3's. How many times I have I bought the same music or movie in a different format? It's simple marketing, and why all of the manufactures will push high MP full frame cameras while phasing out older models. It's about $$$.