bfitzgerald wrote:Photo journalists probably don't need 20fps my point was that it's not just sports shooters there are other jobs in that area. Robustness is a factor these people abuse their gear quite a bit bodies and lenses a very rough life. I raise the flash area two reasons ie compatibility yes you can shove any flash on the MIS but it's not dedicated. The plastic shoe is also a problem I've no idea why they have not made a metal one.
LED's are fine I often use a torch for some shooting and I have a lot of them (I test torches for some makers) LED panels also pretty good for some tasks PJ's are not going to carry them around for that type of work so they rely on fill flash a lot.
I wouldn't replace my A mount stuff with an ILC body if I want small I take a smaller body. It's a shame the line-up is so limited there is room for a smaller body in there and something else too. I'd be really surprised if Sony make any big inroads into the market place at least for still shooters they might grab some mixed shooters who do video and stills. I'm wondering why they didn't make a larger body for this type of shooting integrated grip etc it makes more sense than the similar smaller E mount bodies. That's what shooters who do this want they don't really need small solid and tough lots of grip yes small no
This is primarily a SPORTS camera that can also do other things well. Photojournalists will LOVE it. I mean SERIOUSLY; compare the price of a D5 or 1DXII then compare the features and performance of the A9 to both and canikon comes out on the losing end.
This camera isn't THAT much more expensive than the 5DIV, and it COMPLETELY blows that thing away in EVERY respect.
I am a really big guy with large hands. The A7RII did NOT work for me. And I prefer the larger size and feel of the A99 over the A77/77II body which the new A99II is based on.
But I will live it, just like I live with my 77's.
Would I buy the A9? If my business was geared towards sports and photojournalism then YES! Emphatically!! Do I think all the white and black lenses will be replaced by cream in the near future? NO. But enough will start to make that switch and that's a GOOD thing for those of us who use other Sony products.