I've said it before, and I'll say it again: If sony would drop the obsessions with smallest/lightest/fastest, stopped trying to be one step ahead of where the opposition aren't going, and just concentrated on good, reliable cameras in a coherent system, they'd have a lot more happy users.
I had a chat with "Sony" on Facebook this week, on their "Sony City" post. I started off by saying that if Sony was a city, I'd move to another city, probably Nikonopolis. After a bit of tooing and froing, where they tried to convince me otherwise, I told them this:
"Not until you go back to producing A mount cameras with optical viewfinders. I've tried all the A mounts from a33 - a77, and wasn't tempted by any of them, and I have too much invested in lenses to want to use an E mount camera system , with or without lens adaptors. A lot of A mount users feel let down by Sony in their current camera direction. Start listening to existing customers, and not just the boffins who dream up the gizmos that get shoe horned into cameras that keep missing the mark. Canikon still use OVFs, and I don't see their market share diminish as Sony's increases. You will never make inroads into their domination with the current model line up, and with the seeming lack of coherent direction."
Strangely, Sony stopped replying after this post.
That says it all, really.
XG-1, XD-5, XD-7, X-500, XG1n, X300, 7000i, 700si, 800si, 500si Super, 600si, Dynax 5, KM 7D, a100, a200, a300, a580. And another 600si.....