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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by binary visions, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Sony is stepping up to the plate with something revolutionary for the digital camera world:

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0509/05090801sonydscr1.asp
    http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/R1/R1A.HTM

    Will it be good? Bad? Mediocre? Who knows? Regardless of the camera's success or failure, it's an awesome concept and was, in my opinion, inevitable. Not everyone who wants to take great digital photos wants a digital SLR.

    A large sensor, live preview, Zeiss designed optics, mechanical zoom ring, really fantastic zoom range - in a simple, all in one package.

    I'm really excited to find one at Best Buy or Circuit City and take a bunch of pictures with it, to see what Sony has done.
     
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  2. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Excellent idea! Kudos to Sony for going out on the limb with it. :thumb:
     
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  3. bluebug32

    bluebug32 Asshat

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  4. mcA896

    mcA896 Turbo Monkey

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    sounds stupid.













    kidding, dont get your knickers in a bunch. Props for the mechanical zoom ring. i myself am not a fan of digital zoom.
     
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  5. T-Pirate

    T-Pirate RESPECT!

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    I'm willing to bet the image quality will be on par with dslrs, but I still don't feel like non slr cameras can get close to the speed you get with an slr.
     
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    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    Thats cool.
     
  7. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    For some things, the speed won't be there. The prefocused shutter release lag is a paltry 7 milliseconds, though, so some parts will still be fast. But yeah, a lot of circuitry has to be devoted to that live preview so things like a big picture buffer has to get sacrificed. Still, though, it's a big step towards a camera with live preview and such that will accept interchangable lenses and have picture quality on par with the best dSLRs.

    For people who don't want the complexity and user-unfriendliness that comes with a digital SLR, it's great.
     
  8. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    These cameras could possibly be haunted....
     
  9. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    that's pretty cool, but won't suit grouchy "purists" like me. i like primes. i like fast lenses. i would never want to tie myself down to 24-120mm effective... my 135mm (effectively 216? mm) lens is one of my favorites and 120 just wouldn't cut it.

    on the other hand it would be perfect for people like my friend who has a digirebel but rarely if ever takes off the kit lens. i convinced her to bring my 12-24 to europe for the architecture but it was like pulling teeth: "i don't want to change lenses!"
     
  10. Acadian

    Acadian Born Again Newbie

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  11. escapeartist

    escapeartist Turbo Monkey

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    Agreed. It's definetly a big advantage over other non slr digitals, but i dunno, if I'm game quite yet. Wait five years and there will be a true "best of both worlds" camera.
     
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    merrrrjig Turbo Monkey

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    Ill stick with my canon 20D