bfitzgerald wrote:I don't think it's going to work! Sales are weak on the new 3 entry models (so I hear)
These A5x series ones, might do pretty well for Sony users, but is there any reason a buyer who has no investment in a system would consider them over the numerous rivals models out there? Probably not.
bfitzgerald wrote:Over the next few weeks I'll be considering what direction to take, I am really really unhappy about the cut it down rip it out strategy of Sony, they are just not offering the products that I want. Worse, they don't listen to users either. They take a very simplistic view of buyers, all entry buyers are p&s upgraders..well no that is wrong, they need new people with vision at Sony. The current team does not cut it IMO
bfitzgerald wrote:No I will be considering what to do system wise. There seems little point remaining with A mount (for digital) if I am unhappy with the direction Sony are taking. Sure FF would be great, might be dead happy, but it's out of my budget by far. If Sony are saying anything A5xx series is consumer, and it appears that, what point sticking around? I could get an A700, but the situation remains, a 2 tier system..and long term that will not appeal.
If I reach the point I feel Sony have so little in common with Minolta (Design, ergo, spec and ideas etc) Might as well not be using them! I already feel they have downgraded lower to mid point machines, entry level is ruined..mid point is downgraded. No point complaining all the time, might as well take some action at some point
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