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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Sony A-99 11 March 28, 2017
    Sony actually lost market share recently in Japan yes other regions out there but still their home turf:http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/japan-20 ... ket-share/Fuji is going for a niche market in the X series it will probably survive long term, it's unfortunate that they wiped out their compact/zoom range because a few of them were pretty good I use […]
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  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Sony A-99 11 March 28, 2017
    CHOLLY,I was looking for Sony news elsewhere and could not find any. Your link to CNBC is almost a year old. Do you have latest info?SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:53 pm
    sury
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Sony A-99 11 March 28, 2017
    Fujifilm like other manufacturers isn't making much money in consumer photographic equipment sales... but at least the company as a whole is healthier than either Canon or Nikon.https://www.fujifilmholdings.com/en/inv ... lights.pdfBUT...In this day of cell phone photography and easily satisfied consumers, it is getting less and less profitable to be in the camera manufacturing business.You guys […]
    CHOLLY
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Sony A-99 11 March 28, 2017
    The phone market is no doubt one of the biggest reasons for decline..but that's hit mostly the compact segment or cheaper bridge cameras possibly. It wouldn't really kill the DSLR market or larger sensors. It's not the only reason people just don't re-buy these cameras not most people. Same for film days I had a […]
    bfitzgerald
  • Sony Alpha 100-900 • Re: Sony A-99 11 March 28, 2017
    I think the Cell Phone/Mobile/tablet is the biggest single cause of camera decline. Cell phones are now the biggest Photographic user group in the world. When I hear a friend say I have 8mp cell phone and it takes great pictures, sure it does but it makes me cringe that this person has no other […]
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NEX-VG900E full frame HD video – full info

Sony introduces first 35mm full-frame Handycam® NEX-VG900E interchangeable lens Full HD camcorder  

24.3 effective megapixel Exmor full-frame CMOS sensor Compatible with full-frame A-mount lenses via supplied adaptor (also compatible with growing range of E-mount lenses) Full HD 50p/25p/24p progressive movie recording Extensive manual controls and ‘seesaw’ zoom lever Quad Capsule Spatial Array Microphone . . . → Read More: NEX-VG900E full frame HD video – full info

Amazon – possible SanDisk UHS-1 card bargain

Yesterday we received two SanDisk 30MB/s 16GB SDHC cards from Amazon UK – £15.99 each, a couple of pounds more than regular Class 10 cards like the Transcends we normally use on all current Alpha and NEX models. You must have faster than 15MB/s for cameras such as the A55, A580 or NEX-5n not because . . . → Read More: Amazon – possible SanDisk UHS-1 card bargain

Alpha 55 video of a rare occasion

On Saturday, the Household Cavalry chose to provide a guard of honour for a wedding couple lucky enough to have planned their wedding for the day the mounted regiment was in town. I photographed the event from the unique viewpoint of an Alpha 55 fitted with a Sigma 8-16mm superwide zoom, mounted on a . . . → Read More: Alpha 55 video of a rare occasion

NEX-5 live sound

I’ve been using the NEX-5 with accessory mic – and sometimes, by forgetting to bring it, without. Today we had the Ripon City Morris side in town, and I was taking still shots using the Nikon D3X with the new Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 AF-S G lens. The NEX was grabbed as an afterthought for video.

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The tortoise and the hares?

SONY has shown itself to be lagging behind the competition as we reach the third bend on the second lap of the development of HD-video capable DSLRs. At PMA 2010, nothing ‘real’ was shown and the closest they came to further launches in the Alpha range was an advanced pre-production prototype of a 24mm f/2 . . . → Read More: The tortoise and the hares?

Canon EOS 500D video HD example

My first tests with the Canon EOS 500D were posted on dphotoexpert.com, but given the number of search engines now flagging up this site for Canon 500D searches, I’m putting this post here as well.

This is an edited selection, shot in a mixture of 1080 and 720 modes, assembled using iMovie and written as . . . → Read More: Canon EOS 500D video HD example