bfitzgerald wrote:Just the general direction Sony are heading in suggests they are most interested in consumer buyers (hence the new entry and mid range offerings, geared to that IMO), and not shooters like me. Sure I have a more limited budget, but there was nothing to stop Sony making a D90 camera. Not that the D90 is perfect, nothing is..nor am I a mega Nikon fan, but if you had to nail me down, bar SSS, the D90 has most of what I am looking for, the the A5xx series don't
bfitzgerald wrote:I would rather not have a small VF and fast LV, but a pentaprism one, and useful stuff like AF assist, a more advanced AF system, and decent build etc etc. I am in no rush, what I have is adequate for my needs, but I am not very optimistic regarding APS-C A mount, maybe the new A700 will be awesome, but again, if I have to spend that kind of cash to get something decent, Sony won't really be a viable option for me.
bfitzgerald wrote:I don't suggest all buyers feel the same way I do, but I suspect some do. Many will no doubt love the A5xx series, they just ain't what I am looking for. I admit few complain as much as I do, but where the A200 was acceptable cripple features wise (well just about) ONLY because it was cheap, A550 is £700+, it's just mind boggling that a model that cost that price, is devoid of useful features like MLU etc etc etc. Sony are cutting the lower to mid point, and downgrading it, sorry, but that's just the way I feel, and it ain't good!
pakodominguez wrote:Are you expecting Nikon putting, by example, MLU on a D60 body?
bossel wrote:pakodominguez wrote:Are you expecting Nikon putting, by example, MLU on a D60 body?
Didn't Canon remove spot-metering from their entry-level cameras at one point? Did they put it back meanwhile?
bfitzgerald wrote:You might be right Kevin, but I am not really convinced Pentax is a viable option for me. I don't doubt they will be around, but I can see some plus points for sticking to the big 2 makers. I have never really got on with Canon that well, so I won't even look there. Nikon is the next best thing to Minolta, in some ways. The more Sony diverts from Minolta thinking, the easier the switch will be
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